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BMW E30 M3 Ravaglia


        very exciting opportunity has arrived in the form of this E30 M3 Ravaglia, one of only 25 Ravaglia’s that were built for the UK.


The Ravaglia featured the engine from the Evo 2 but was installed with a catalytic converter, hence the 5 bhp reduction to 215bhp. The engine cam cover and the plenum chamber where painted in one of only three body colours (Misano red, Macao blue and Nogaro silver).


The front and rear additional spoilers from the Evo 2 were used along with lightened bumper irons, boot lid and rear boot spoiler. The later 16” wheels were fitted but with black centres. A graduated tint front windscreen was standard on Ravaglia’s as was a Motorsport footrest, M3 door sill plates, illuminated gear knob, cassette holder, on-board computer, polished exhaust tail pipe trims, silver headlining, sun visors, pillar trims and Motorsport cloth and half black leather seats. All this polished off with the all-important signed Roberto Ravaglia dashboard plaque.


This example has covered only 53,000 miles in the hands of 4 previous keepers. The service history is 100% complete and supported by documentation back 1996.  The condition of the car is simply superb throughout. The bodyshell remains unrestored, has never been welded and never suffered from corrosion that afflicted so many E30 M3s. The paintwork remains largely original with only the bonnet and front wings having ever been painted.  The interior of the car is totally original and in stunning condition, still featuring the correct Blaupunkt Cambridge radio and the all-important Ravaglia dash plaque.  This M3 remains in the original specification that she left the factory in with no modifications.  



BMW E30 M3 Ravaglia

74 of 505 Cecotto / Ravaglia Special Series

1 of 25 UK Supplied Ravaglia’s

Built 26th June 1989

1st Registered 15th September 1989

4 Previous owners

Full service history from new

Misano Red

Part black leather / Motorsport Cloth

Green top tint screen

Electric Windows

Electric roof

On-Board Computer

Cassette Holder

Blaupunkt Cambridge

Headlight Load level

Central locking

Map reading lights

A full report has now been completed by our workshop and the following work will be carried out prior to being handed over to the lucky new owner.  This report includes obvious faults but also the all-important preventive maintenance ensuring the car is turnkey and reliable.


Carry out inspection II service

Change brake fluid and coolant

Remove dash circuit board and replace PCB batteries

Carry out fitment of radio correctly and adjust heater slider jammed on radio loom.

Replace missing radio side cover

Adjust cigar lighter

Replace low fuel light bulb

Replace heated washer jets

Replace battery tray clips

Replace rear fuel hoses and clips

Replace Under bonnet fuel hoses and clips

Replace all under bonnet coolant hoses and clips

Tidy under bonnet loom with canvas loom tape

Replace o/s/f wheel arch shield clip

Replace front and rear brake hoses

Replace fuel tank drain plug

Replace both belts

Replace all tyres

Replace prop shaft coupling

Replace front roll bar dive links

Road test car and MOT

The car will be delivered to the new owner with all the original keys including chauffeur key, all original handbooks, service book, M3 supplementary handbook and document file.




Engine Capacity

Exterior Colour

Service History



Misano Red

Full BMW History




Interior Colour



Manual 5 Speed

Part black leather 

4 Previous Owners

Please call Barney for full details of this rare E30 M3