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Buy yourself a BMW E30 M3 while you still can

M3s of all ages are getting pricey. Act now while you still can

Published: 11 Mar 2021
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Gone are the days when you could pick up a tidy, used BMW M3 of any vintage for less than £10,000. E30s are especially dear, with decent cars fetching upwards of £50,000 and excellent ones selling for north of £70,000. Which makes this particular '87 E30 M3 look rather interesting. 

Up for sale with Silverstone Auctions on 27 March, its guide price is between £32,000 and £38,000. Which is pretty good for an E30 that doesn’t appear to have much wrong with it. Its only UK owner imported it from Germany in 1999, and actually used it as a daily driver (good lad) before sticking it in dry storage for use only on high days and holidays. 

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In 2016 the owner commissioned a restoration of sorts – the M3 was treated to a respray in its original Diamond Black hue, fitted with a new original spec top-tint windscreen and completely retrimmed in the correct Anthracite cloth. Under the skin, the M3 was fitted with a new fuel pump, pressure regulator, fuel lines, filters, brake pads and discs. More recently it’s had a new alternator and a full service at an E30 M3 specialist. 

212,000km is equal to around 130,000 miles. So the new owner needn’t worry about keeping the miles off it – this is a car to drive and enjoy, not squirrel away. It comes with a stack of paperwork and the MOT is good until next January. 

Obviously do your research, ask many questions and send someone who knows their stuff to go and have a poke around it. But on the strength of the description alone, might it be worth a bid? 

Images: Silverstone Auctions

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