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1990 BMW E30 M3

Lot No.: 330

Registration: H744ECW
Chassis Number: WBSAK05000AE41995
Engine Number: TBA
Number of cylinders: 4
CC: 2302cc
Year of Manufacture: 1991
Estimate (£): 40,000 - 50,000
(+buyer’s premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%)

The E30 M3 was the first purpose built saloon produced by BMW at their in-house Motorsport Division as a racing homologation special. Introduced in 1986 as a road car, it dominated Touring Car racing throughout the World taking countless titles including the prestigious German, Australian and British championships, not to mention the World Touring Car Championship in 1987.

Finished in Brilliant Red with a Black leather interior, this M3 is a euro AK05 215BHP catalyst model with a 5-speed, Getrag 265 "dogleg" gearbox. Supplied new on 23rd October 1990 by BMW Akteingesellscaft Munich, it was imported into the UK and registered in October 2001 almost exactly 11 years later. It has now covered a total of just under 80,000 miles.

This particular example has been fastidiously maintained as detailed in the comprehensive history file. This includes the original service booklet, original German registration documents, a large folder of service invoices, and a number of earlier MoT Certificates. The specification includes an electric sunroof, central locking, 16" BMW alloys wheels, and electric mirrors. All of the original handbooks are present in their original folder with a full compliment of tools in the tool-tray.

Fitted with four new Toyo tyres on newly refurbished wheels - it has even been treated to a new set of wheel badges and a fully functioning original Bavaria sound system. In addition, this M3 was serviced by BMW Park Lane in January 2017 and has recently passed its MoT test. Un-abused, un-modified and cherished examples such as this are becoming increasingly difficult to find, especially with such low mileage and a detailed history.