Iconic and rare BMW E30 M3

Price: US $35,975.00 Item location: Crosby, Texas, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: BMW
  • Model: M3
  • Trim: 2 Door Coupe
  • Year: 1990
  • Mileage: 183,711
  • VIN: WBSAK0317LAE33943
  • Color: Diamond Schwartz
  • Engine size: S14
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Windows
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Safety options: Driver Airbag
  • Options: Sunroof, Cassette Player, Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1990 BMW M3

Here it is folks, he iconic BMW E30 M3 that started it all. Bewinged and with blistered arches, hese truly look as outrageous today as they did when new. There’s been thousands of articles written about them over the years, o if you’re spending your time on eBay looking for one, you’re obviously in the know, nd even more importantly, hese are appreciating in value daily.

I spent 2 years looking for the right car for me. A car that could be enjoyed while performing a rolling restoration with no deadlines, nd could be budgeted for over time. Not everyone has enough cash laying around for a full blown rotisserie restoration, yself included.

This is an original California car owned by one family for most of its life, nd bounced between father, on and brother. If my memory serves me right it’s only been in Texas for about 3 years and the last 18 months has been in my posession. This is an honest M3 that was driven and enjoyed. For its age it’s in pretty remarkable condition and a blank slate to keep stock, od or build a track monster. You’re only limited by your imagination and your budget.

Firstly, his car has never been wrecked and all original VIN tags are in place including the one on the original, nmolested S14 motor. I’ve addressed the leaks by rebuilding the oil cooler bypass valve, eplaced the power steering hoses and reservoir, nd replaced the OEM radiatior with a Mishimoto aluminum unit. The car has the correct BBS 15” wheels with new center caps and matching spare. I installed new Euro grills, idneys, cuttle vents, loormats and wiper arms. Apart from the radiator, his car is as delivered from the dealership. I have a cover for it, uthentic BMW shop manuals and a file full of history.

This car is now 25 years old and excempt from emissions testing in Texas, owever, he last test it had passed with flying colors and the tech was stunned.

The good: It’s a rare E30 M3!!! Only 5,000 came to the US and most have been wrecked, odified, racked, bused or canibalized. A used S14 is practically worth its weight in gold. The car is complete, he dash has no cracks, he original radio is still installed, nd it’s wearing all of it’s original body panels. The windows go up and down, he A/C is there and needs a recharge, he headliner, eats and carpet are still presentable but could use a redye, he guages and computer work and there are no illuminated warning lights. The alternator bushings have been replaced and so have the belts. All systems are go.

The not so good: It’s a 25 year old car and could benefit from a respray. The PO told me the car was parked for a while under a cover and some of the roof paint looks chalky. There are areas where the clear is peeling and there are some chips and dings in the hood. There would be minimal prep involved as the car is pretty straight. The RR marker light is inside the bumper cover and I haven’t been able to fish it out. The OEM radio, mp and speakers are all there, ut the amp is disconnected due to hissing. I had the windshield replaced by someone unfamiliar with bonded windscreens and he had a hell of a time. The windshield will need to be removed again to address a common problem on E30’s…. blocked windshield channel drains which causes corrosion under the glass bead. The area was wire wheeled and treated before the winshield went back in. Patch panels for the E30 scuttle are available from ECS tuning for under $100. There is no other corrosion on the car. The heater is bypassed due to a leaking valve. The PO had one on back order for months and it never arrived. These cars are noisy by nature and there are some exhaust leaks.

All in all this is a great opportunity for an enthusiast to get their hands on a rare, nmodified, ll orginal E30 M3 before the market prices all except for the uber rich out of this iconic car for good. Buy it, ark it, o nothing and sell it it 2 years for a profit! I have a 4 post lift at my house and PPI’s are welcome by appointment. Transportation is the sole responsibility of the lucky bidder. $1,000 non-refundable deposit due within 24 hours. Balance in cash or wire only within 7 days. Buyer will have additional 7 days to remove the vehicle from my property once the funds have cleared my bank. Offered as-is, here is with no warranty. Clear blue title in hand.

Lastly, hy I am selling? I am starting my own company and need seed capital. Oil and Gas prices took my job so I am selling a couple of cars. The Fern Green 99 E36 M3 on eBay is mine too, opefully to be someone elses real soon.

Please feel free to email me with any questions and thanks for looking.