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
Recaro front seats
Electronic Damper Control (comfort, normal & sport settings)
BMW floor mats
BMW fire extinguisher
BMW speaker system
Motorsport Foot rest
M3 Sill plates
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
Replace fuel pump
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.