A UK supplied BMW E30 M3 in treasured condition
The E30 M3 debuted at the 1985 Frankfurt motor show. Produced at the Milbertshofe factory in Munich with the drivetrain assembled by special teams and the chassis thoroughly reworked by BMW Motorsport in every significant area. The only reason for this iconic vehicles birth was to allow BMW to compete in Group A racing where a minimum of 5000 road going examples had to be built. These vehicles are therefore incredibly similar to the successful competition versions. Only 1512 European Spec 215 BHP examples were made, (Source BMW M Registry), of which fewer than 300 are genuine UK supplied versions making this offering a rare and privileged opportunity.
Limited-slip differential, MacPherson strut front axle with anti-dive and reinforced anti-roll bar, sports tuned suspension, dual ellipsoid headlamps, front air dam, rear air dam, plastic boot lid with rear wing, flared wheel arches, heated side mirrors, heated door locks, heated screen washer nozzles, M3 insignia in grille, M Technic leather sports steering wheel, leather gear knob and gaiter, central locking, power front windows, electric sliding roof, map lights in the rear view mirror, glove box torch, BMW sports seats, contoured rear seats, toolbox in boot lid, oil temperature gauge, M Technic instrument cluster, service interval indicator, outside temperature display, check/control info centre, OBC.
This stunning example is finished in Brilliant Red, (Code 308), and retains an amazing deep gloss finish of a pampered and garaged car. The paint has a uniform mirror finish. Attractive from any angle with unmarked flared wheel arches, large low-slung air dams and extra-wide side sills all help accentuate the dynamic looks. A tiny stone chip to the bonnet is barely noticeable. All the correct M3 insignia remains intact and the delicate plastic boot lid and rear wing are unblemished. This car is a real crowd stopper.
Cosseted, protected and covered help explain how this interior is faultless. Finished in half leather Silver Cloth, (Code 0380), the M3 sport seats offer superb body support at all times. The leather has been fed regularly. Arched around the driver, the accurate clear instruments, switches and levers are in just the right place and fully operational. No marks anywhere with perfect door cards, anthracite headlining and carpeting which has been protected by genuine BMW carpet mats from new. The electric windows and sunroof operate smoothly and digital readouts are unbroken. The BMW glove box torch does not work. M3 ergonomics, crafted items and attention to detail create an ambience of a high performance sports car.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Having been expertly maintained from new the heart of this M3 is the four-valve four- cylinder 16-valve engine displacing 2.3 litres and developing 215 BHP at 6750 rpm. Lift up the bonnet and the clean engine bay greets you with a ‘BMW M Power’ inscription leaving no doubt why this car is so special. Crucially documented evidence exists in the thick history file of a recent timing chain upgrade. The five speed manual close-ratio Getrag transmission with a dogleg shift pattern is a delight to use. A must drive for all serious car enthusiasts.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Pristine BBS 16 inch Cross Spoke and bolted light alloy wheels with new matching Toyo Proxes 275/45 ZR16 tyres . A twin-circuit brake system with ABS and discs all round, (replacement vented and drilled front and solid rear) stop the car safely and quickly.
Registered new in March 1990 (the final year of all E30 M3 production), by BMW Main Dealers, Williams of Liverpool, this is a genuine UK example and not a parallel import. A detailed history log will be presented to the new owner accurately tracking dates and mileages of all work carried out. Having now covered 103,717 miles this example provides a unique opportunity for the discerning BMW Motorsport enthusiast wanting a very rare, genuine UK spec E30 M3.
Presented with all handbooks including; Stamped Service Booklet, BMW M Power Manual, BMW Autoradio with radio pass card, BMW Security Booklet, BMW Owners Handbook, BMW Dealer Assurance and BMW Service Locations 1990/91. A UK BMW M3 brochure also in the documentation. A Thatcham Category 2 Alarm and Immobiliser has been installed and two original keys are included. The master M Torch key still works.
MOT June 2017, HPI Clear.
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