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1991 BMW E30 M3 2.5 Competition

Lot No.: TBA

Registration: TBC
Chassis Number: WBSAK05080AE42392
Engine Number: TBC
Number of cylinders: 4
CC: 2500cc
Year of Manufacture: 1991
RHD/LHD: Left Hand Drive
Estimate (£): 75,000 - 85,000
(+buyer's premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%)

 

  • Bodyshell built five years ago from an original 1991 E30 M3 to a very high standard. Strengthened and seam-welded
  • Full custom-made roll cage with front and rear turret pick-ups including differential and rear beam
  • 2.5-litre engine rebuilt by Lester Owen. Just five hours light use. Group 'A' Gearbox, 4:1 Diff by JC Racing
  • Suitable for circuit racing or rallying, a beautifully put together package with no corners cut
The legendary E30 M3 needs no introduction, and in Classic rallying or Historic touring car racing, these are proven cars that remain competitive and continue to deliver results, not to mention being a superb driving experience. This example has been painstakingly prepared to the very highest standards four/five years ago by Mark Astill, Bob Shields and Graham Tathams, and has an extensive specification which includes;

 

Shell

  • Bodyshell built to ‘Prodrive Rally M3' specification. Fully seam welded and strengthened
  • Carbon bonnet. Carbon boot. Lightweight front wings
  • Custom cage using front & rear turrets, differential, and rear beam pick up points. Overhead cross roll bar
  • Side exhaust shell prep. Rally quick-jack pick ups
  • DTM style wing mirrors. All windows and screen are glass
  • Finished in Alpina Group 'A'/ DTM livery

Suspension

  • Fully rose-jointed. 'Cornering Force' Group 'A' front legs with Prodrive front hubs
  • Group 'A' front control-arms. Strengthened rear beam axle carrier
  • Strengthened rear trailing arms, all Group 'A' specification
  • 'Cornering Force' adjustable blade anti-roll bars, front & rear
Engine/wiring
  • Motorsport wiring loom with intercom. DTA ECU
  • Full Lester Owen engine rebuild with receipts 2018, circa 285hp 
  • 'Motorsport' carbon Group 'A' air intake with carbon cold-air front intake duct
  • VIBRA-TECHNICS engine mounts. Large baffled sump. Larger alternator pully
  • Bespoke stainless exhaust with DTM style rear silencer
Gearbox
  • Group 'A' dog-box, long first gear with AP racing clutch (5 hours use)
  • 4.1 diff by JC Racing with Z3M rear back-finned cooling cover
  • DTM gear linkage and gear knob

Brakes
  • Front Brembo 4-pot. BMW discs 330mm. Pagid pads
  • Rear TAROX 6, BF 4-pot on TAROX discs. Pagid pads
  • Full stainless braided brake lines with all stainless steel fittings (elbows and unions)
  • Front to rear bias system
Interior
  • Flock dash with DTM 6-dial centre console
  • Front & rear M3 door cards
  • Fully plumbed-in fire extinguisher (needs service), FEV on-circuit test system 
  • 5-point harness (belts in date). Lightweight battery with jack points
Wheels
  • 5-stud, 3-piece AGS lightweight DTM-style wheels with one track day use fitted with Kumhos
In summary, with a cost-to-build far exceeding our suggested guide price, we believe this E30 M3 competition car represents superb value and, with very little time or cost, could be eligible for many events including club racing, rallying, sprint racing or hill climbs, making it a very versatile package indeed.