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BMW E30 M3 1987 Tourenwagen Europameister


      he E30 M3 requires no introduction to the motoring enthusiast. It has the finest competition history of any tin top racer and will go down in the record books as the single model to have won more international races, rallies and hill climb championships than any other car. Driven by legends like Stuck, Cecotto, Ravaglia, Soper, Pirro, and Quester to name but a few.

The road version has gone down in the history books as the most flattering saloon car chassis of all time.


I have a particular soft-spot for this E30 M3.  At the age of just 21, this was the first E30 M3 I ever drove. This was under the watchful eye of my Dad who was following in the car behind. This was also the first E30 M3 my Dad and I sold. It has remained with the same owner since that sale in 1993. 


The specification of this M3 must have made the new price stratospheric.  It’s as if the first owner just ticked every box on the order form. The car was ordered in GB spec by an Englishman living in France where it resided for the first year of its life before being imported to the UK in 1998.  When the car was just six years old and with only 44,000 miles,  we sold the car to the second owner. He enjoyed the car immensely until being sent to China for work in 2000. The car was put in to long-term professional storage by him until his return to the UK earlier this year. On his return the car was delivered to us to put back on the road after her 16 year sabbatical.  Details of that work is listed below. The owners pending retirement has meant that the very difficult decision has been made to find a new home for this very original and interesting E30 M3.  


With only two owners from new and a mere 58,000 miles, it is extremely hard to find cars as original as this example.  Having been garaged and in professional storage since 1993,  the shell has survived with no corrosion and has never required any welding or new panels. 



1987 E30 M3

2 owners 

58,000 Miles

200 BHP

Lachs Silver

Black leather

Recaro front seats

Electric sunroof

Electric windows

Electronic Damper Control (comfort, normal & sport settings)

Air conditioning

On-board computer

Rear blind

Cruise control

16” wheels

Headlight adjust

BMW floor mats

BMW fire extinguisher

BMW speaker system

Motorsport Foot rest

M3 Sill plates

Cassette holder

GB specification

Special order specification (Tourenwagen Europameister plaque) 

The following recommissioning and age related preventive maintenance will be carried out to ensure this car is ready for turnkey motoring. 


Carry out inspection II service

Change brake fluid

Change anti-freeze

Replace fuel pump

Replace battery

Fit complete new exhaust system

Replace front wishbone bushes

Replace complete n/s/f outer track rod

Check and adjust tracking

Replace all four tyres

Carry out wheel refurbish

Remove front sub-frame, weld up cracked engine mount area and reinforce. Paint repair.

Fit N/S/F fog light correctly

Replace bonnet gas struts

Engine has signs of oil leaks. Clean engine and road test to report on leaks further. 

Replace leaking water pump

Replace all drive belts and adjust

Diagnose faulty a/c and no gas. Once repaired, convert from R12 to R134a gas. 

Replace all coolant and heater hoses

Replace all fuel hose under bonnet and around fuel pump. 

Repair and tidy engine bay wiring loom

Rebuild faulty driver’s door lock with new tumblers.

Replace perished air bellows

Replace broken fuse box lid

Replace missing battery tray clips

Rectify faulty o/s electric mirror

Fuel tank sender unit required as rusty

Diagnose and rectify faulty ABS

Fit period radio

Remove all under trays, sill covers and splash shields. Thoroughly clean underside of car. Detail as required and Waxoyl.  

Some cosmetic paintwork will be carried out including painting front and rear bumpers.

Road test car and MOT

She comes with all the original tools, original leather service wallet, handbooks, manuals, stamped service book and document file. 


If you want to be the third owner of this M3, please call Barney for further information.

     Please contact Barney for full details on this exceptional E30 M3.

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