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 in 1993 which started my love affair with the model that still burns as strongly today as ever.
It remained with that owner from 1993 until 2016 and due to long periods working in China and France, the car spent most of that time in storage at Rudler Car Storage. He purchased the car from us with 44,000 miles and covered a mere 14,000 miles during those 23 years.
In 2016 the owner brought the car back to me for age related maintenance and recommissioning after this long period of storage and due to his retirement asked me to find a new owner. We sold the car to third owner in September 2016 with 58,000 miles.
Now, due to a change of direction with his business, it is now being sold to raise money for this new venture. He covered 4,000 miles taking the car to 62,000 miles.
The specification of this M3 must have made the new price stratospheric. It is rare to see any E30 M3 with this incredibly high level of specification. With only three owners from new and a mere 62,000 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 welding or new panels.
She comes with all the original tools, original leather service wallet, handbooks, manuals, fully stamped service book and document file dating back to 1989. A truly complete package for the serious collector.
1987 E30 M3
Special order specification (Tourenwagen Europameister plaque)
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
Manual 5 Speed
Recaro front seats. Black Leather
The following recommissioning and age related preventive maintenance was carried out in 2016 to ensure this car is turnkey.
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
Paint front and rear bumpers.
Remove all under trays, sill covers and splash shields. Thoroughly clean underside of car. Detail as required and Waxoyl.
The current owner had an oil service carried out in February this year at the BMW dealer near his home. We will now be replacing the clutch as it has become slightly heavy.
If you wish to be the 4th owner of this special M3,
please call Barney for further information.