1988 BMW M3 E30


Buy It Now Price $87,500

GDA AUCTION SUMMARY

Lot # 218
Seller: tygr frank
Location: Torrance, CA
VIN: WBSAK0300J2195476
Miles: 188,000
Engine: 2.5L I-4
Transmission: 5-Speed Manual
Private/Dealer: Private
Category: Classic Sports
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The E30 M3 became the most successful touring car ever produced. The BMW E30 M3 is an iconic, beautiful, and legendary machine that is considered one of the most engaging street and or race cars ever produced.  Although they were only a inline 4 cylinder, the iconic S14 2.3 liter motor, the almost perfect weigh distribution and handling made this car into a fun and engaging car.  It was definitely not a street light racer with only 190 hp but when you were on a twisting road or a track just watch out.  It came from the factory with M3-specific bodywork including widened fenders, special bumper covers, a taller trunk lid with a spoiler, and distinct C-pillars that were different than a standard E30.

This E30 M3 has been finished in Hennarot red over a black leather interior and is mostly original paint with original interior.  This car will not be for the collector but a BMW enthusiast that wants to drive something unique and somewhat rare.  The chassis has over 188K miles but the engine has rebuild from the original 2.3 to a 2.5 motor, with ported cylinder heads, lightweight flywheel, and an M5 oil cooler. In 2020 the car received new tires as well as an oil leak repair and the A/C system was serviced in 2021. The seller has noted that this M3 has long-term registration in California, passed California emissions test in January 2021.  Additional work which any E30 M3 enthusiast will note includes;

-Oil pan baffle

-Finned dif cover

-Stromung cat-back exhaust system

-Alpha-N management system

-Ireland Engineering springs

-Bilstein shocks

-Dinan sway bars

-Evo steering wheel

-16’ BBS RK wheels (original restored wheels come with the sale)

All of this adds up to the “right” mods for a very solid car that any enthusiast will love to drive and enjoy.  Don’t miss out on this one.


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Current Bid $72,000 By JimmyD10 (Reserve Not Met)
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Total Bids Placed:

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
JimmyD December 1, 2021 9:54 AM $72,000
GPM550 December 1, 2021 9:52 AM $71,000
JimmyD December 1, 2021 9:50 AM $70,000
BMWFan December 1, 2021 9:49 AM $69,000
GTracer December 1, 2021 9:48 AM $67,500
JimmyD December 1, 2021 9:47 AM $65,000
Fastcars December 1, 2021 9:46 AM $61,250
GTracer November 30, 2021 10:10 AM $57,500
BMWFan November 26, 2021 9:25 AM $50,000
E3002 November 22, 2021 8:45 AM $40,000
Auction started December 1, 2021 4:13 PM
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$72,000 bid placed by JimmyD

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$71,000 bid placed by GPM550

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$70,000 bid placed by JimmyD

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$69,000 bid placed by BMWFan

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$67,500 bid placed by GTracer

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$65,000 bid placed by JimmyD

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$61,250 bid placed by Fastcars

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$57,500 bid placed by GTracer

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$50,000 bid placed by BMWFan

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$40,000 bid placed by E3002

Puckett159
Puckett159
2 months ago

Just stumbled onto this site, looking at the 308 GT4, and very cool cars. These E30’s are great track cars and it looks like this has been enjoyed with the right parts added. Not a buyer but someone will get a fun car.

JohnB
JohnB
2 months ago

Nice to see a car you can buy and drive and not worry about the miles. Great looking E30 and I love Henna Red, rare color for those who don’t know.

BMWS54
BMWS54
2 months ago

Absolutely one of the best BMW’s ever built. If you have not driven one of these on the track they are very special and will never be duplicated. I am bidding on the M2 but going to watch this one also.

HNT Motors
HNT Motors
3 months ago

BMWFan, the car is currently in with our mechanic and he is going through everything. Upon close of auction and sale the car will be turned over with everything working and all service items done. It looks and drives very nice and the 2.5 and suspension work really makes this car go.

BMWFan
BMWFan
3 months ago

Seller, can you confirm everything is working on the car?

wheelman11
wheelman11
3 months ago

These are really coming up in value and it is also nice to see a driver that can be taken to the track and enjoyed the way they were designed. GLWTA

VWPOR
VWPOR
3 months ago

These are amazing cars on the track, not too fast on the street but still fun. High revving engines and with the 2.5 it should go hard to 7500 RPM’s.

Bolt123
Bolt123
3 months ago

Nice to see something that can be driven and enjoyed. This should be fun on the track too!

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