1987 BMW M3 E30
A defintive practical classic.
Converted to RHD, using the right stuff.
Great quiver of factory options.
Perfect daily driver spec' for the discerning Bimmer fan.
Looks wicked in Diamond Schwarz.
The M3 has had accolades hurled at it from every concievable angle, since it's 1986 debut; Great on the open road, a weapon on the race and rally circuit, with a CV that logs up an insane, record breaking amount of wins in the glorious Gp A era. All of this is crammed into an inconspicuous box shaped delight, that sends BMW and Gp A fans into a froth, whenever they see one. If the M3 was built only in numbers to suit the FIA's homologation laws, then they would be eye wateringly expensive, but due to their sales success story, they are still quite achieveable, much like the Gp A equivalent R32 GTR, of which Nissan built 40K +.
The M3 is famously touted as the most "winningest" touring car of all time. I certainly don't disagree with that statement, I would even go so far as to say, that I would wager that it's correct, but, I would love to meet the chap who did the work to come to the conclusion that 1436 victories from 1987 to 1992 makes it the official king. That's a very cool stat', especially when you consider that they were still winning in Group A's various guises in parts of Europe, Japan and Australia, after that 1992 date.
Built for the pure purpose of winning the ETCC, but rushed into production for the 1987 WTCC, the M3 came out swinging from its first race at Monza in 87. Sure, the M3's finishing 1st to 6th all got pinged for running cheater panels, but that's the kind of stuff that makes legends and added the fuel to the fire that was the Beemer Vs FoMoCo battle, for WTCC supremacy. A war was waged all over the planet between these two manufacturer's, with Charlie Lamm's Schnitzer M3's, going hammer and tongs against Ruedi Eggenberger's sinister Texaco Sierra's. The history books show it went down to the wire, with the underdog M3 taking the top step, but only just! BMW knew they were going to have to do something to keep ahead of the brutally fast RS500 Sierra.
Looking very 1980's sharp, in it's factory metallic black (Diamant Schwarz.) this 1987 M3 was delivered to Hans Zorner oHG of Germany on the 10th of August, before making it's way to the UK, where a correct 325i RHD dash and sterring rack was used to convert her. A period correct LHD M3 dash and M3 steering rack is included in the current sale price. The car now has 157K K's and comes with a heap of supporting documentation, proving an enthusiastic owner. She drives and presents like a E30 M3 should; nice and tight.