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1991 BMW E30 M3

Lot No.: 228

Registration: H673 DFG
Chassis Number: WBSAK05000AE42337
Engine Number: 000AE42351
Number of cylinders: 4
CC: 2300
Year of Manufacture: 1991
RHD/LHD: Left Hand Drive
Estimate (£): 60,000 - 70,000
(+buyer's premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%)

The pedigree of the original E30 M3 is obvious all the way from its race-bred four cylinder engine (designed to rev past 9000 RPM in race form) and dog-leg, five-speed gearbox to those wheel arch blisters, designed, not to look cool on the Kings Road, but to accept slick tyres of up to 10in in width. The E30 M3 was the first purpose built saloon produced as a racing homologation special by BMW's Motorsport division. Introduced in 1986 as a road car, it dominated Touring Car racing throughout the World taking countless championships including the prestigious German, Australian and British titles, not to mention the World Touring Car Championship in 1987 and in the process quietly becoming one of the most legendary BMWs ever.

This particular BMW E30 M3 was supplied new in Germany with the delivery stamp in the service book dated 3rd April 1991. Finished in Brilliant Red with an Anthracite Uberkaro cloth interior and grey carpets throughout, the car was ordered with electric windows. We believe the car remained in Germany for it first 6 years where it was maintained by BMW Niederlassung in Munich and BMW Hakvoort in Siegburg, confirmed by stamps in the service book and its German registration document, the ‘Fahrzeugbrief'. The car was then imported to the UK and registered with the DVLA on 24th June 1997 and given registration ‘H673 DFG'.

Upon import, the car was sent to respected marque specialist Munich Legends for a service and inspection. On 4th July 1997, when the car had covered 69,475km, the speedometer was changed for an mph unit. Subsequent servicing was carried out at BMW Ocean in Plymouth and GG Steel Racing as recorded in the service book. In the hands of our vendor, the car has been treated to a full glass-out respray and the result now is simply stunning. Sitting on Anthracite BBS alloy wheels with polished rims, this example certainly impresses. Now showing 58,124 miles on the odometer, we believe the total mileage to be 101,300 miles.

Supplied with a UK V5c, an MOT until 23rd March '18, its service book and handbooks and lots, of supporting invoices, this iconic BMW E30 M3 is in wonderful condition and deserves a close inspection by any car collector or BMW enthusiast.