1988 BMW 3-Series 320is
For sale is one of the 1250 "Italian M3s" built exclusively for the Italian and Portuguese markets. It has a 2 liter version of the M3 S-14 engine that produces only 3 less horsepower but weighs 242 pounds less than an M3. so the power is much better. The weight also makes it much more nimble and brake better than an M3. There were 19. 00 E30 M3s but only 1250 of these four door S-14s. The B pillar makes the 4 door versions more rigid than the coupes. This 320is was purchased in Lake Como from a collector and has been imported and titled in Nevada. The engine is in a great state of tune. The brakes are firm. The euro. close-ratio. dogleg gearbox is tight and well spaced. The clutch is smooth and has a lot of life in it. The paint is excellent. except for a slight waviness of the bottom portion of the passenger door. The interior is very good. with the exception of some bubbling of the plastic under the brake handle and wear on the top of the rear seat (pictured). The fog-lamps have been replaced by vents. and the transmission and engine mounts are firmer than stock. The radio has been replaced by a cluster of additional instrumentation. I recommend that. as always. you read the disclosures. look closely at the photos and have a PPI performed. The metallic paint shifts from grey in direct sunlight to almost black in shadow. Please see photos. There are only a few of these Italian M3s in the United States and the last couple have sold for well over $30. 00. Please feel free to ask me any questions you may have. Car is available for inspection in the San Francisco Bay Area for a few weeks but not for sale in California because it will be difficult to get it to pass smog.