BMW E30 M3 Sport Evolution
Recaro seats SR,
he Sport Evolution (Evo 3) was the final homologation and the most advanced version of the already highly successful E30 M3. Six hundred Sport Evolutions, or EVO III’s as they are sometimes known, were built Worldwide between December 1989 and March 1990. Available only in Brilliant Red or Jet Black, they were powered by the already legendary S14 motor, but this time in 2.5 litre form. The result was an increase in power to 238bhp at 7000rpm and 177lb ft of torque at 4750 rpm.
Unique bodywork featured modified front wings, adjustable front and rear spoilers, two tone 16” wheels, removal of the touring fuel tank, a longer 3.15-1 diff ratio, suede steering wheel and gear knob, red seat belts, red HT leads, Recaro front seats with harness holes and not forgetting that all important dash plaque. Without a doubt the Sport Evo has become the most collectable tin top race car of its decade and many now reside in long term collections.
Thirty-Five years after its birth, the E30 M3 is still recognised by the press and motoring enthusiasts alike as one of the most well balanced and flattering saloon car chassis of all time. A perfect blend of handling and horse power still charm and amaze even the most experienced of race drivers. The first generation M3 has the ability to humiliate even some of the very latest machinery in the wet. All this fused with road drivability and affordable running costs.
Rarely do cars of this low mileage and condition become available for sale. This car is one of only a handful of Sport Evolutions supplied by BMW UK and delivered to the first owner on 4 October 1990 from Almondbury BMW in Huddersfield. The first owner kept it for 2 years when it was returned to Almondbury BMW and was sold onto the second owner during October 1992. During 1992 the car left these shores, to join one of Greece’s largest and most historic car collections, where it resided for 28 years in a superb storage facility. Due to age, the current owner has made the difficult decision to reduce his car collection. Being one of the original UK Sport Evos, it was decided the best place to market the car was back in the UK and we are delighted that Classic Heroes was chosen to deal with this task.
This Sport Evolution will be passing through our workshop for our normal and fastidious sales preparation. The car will be presented to the new owner, not just in stunning cosmetic condition but also having benefitted from an age-related program of preventive mechanical work insuring this special Sport Evo is turn key for its new owner.
Our workshop job sheet below gives you an insight in to the very high level of preparation we enjoy at Classic Heroes.
Carry out Inspection II service
Change brake fluid and coolant
Rectify flickering temperature gauge
Adjust sunroof tilt
Replace washer pump
Replace Glovebox torch
Replace battery and battery tray clips
Replace coolant hoses and clips
Replace under bonnet fuel hoses and clips
Replace rear fuel hoses and clips
Tidy fuse box and wiring loom with original cloth loom tape
Replace all four tyres and refurbish all wheels
Replace o/s/f and n/s/f wheel arch splash shields
Replace n/s/f corner splash shield
Replace o/s/f and n/s/f shock absorber bump stops
Replace front brake pad sensor
Replace o/s/f abs sensor
Replace rear exhaust box and rubbers
Replace timing chain tensioner seal
Replace exhaust manifold studs and nuts
Repair fan wiring loom with cloth loom tape
Carry out sympathetic future proofing of car using clear cavity wax and Tectyl ML
Road test car & MOT
Due to the kind climate and superb storage facility this car has lived in, it is 100% corrosion free, features all original panels and remains unwelded or restored. The car is delivered with all its original manuals, handbooks, fully stamped service book, rare M3 Sport Evolution supplement, service wallet and spare keys.