1988 BMW M3 320is E30 European Spec w/ Original S14 Motor
Price: - Item location: Lompoc, California, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: BMW
- Model: M3
- SubModel: E30 320is European Spec
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: Original E30 M3 320is 2-Door Coupe
- Year: 1988
- Mileage: 89,000
- VIN: WBAAK950902801250
- Color: Grey
- Engine size: 2.0L S14 Motor
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Locks
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black/Burgundy
- Options: CD Player
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1988 BMW M3 E30 320is European SpecContact me for more current pictures along with a 74 Shot Profesional Photo Album and video of the car capturing immense detail in 2014.
Currently being imported from Germany, his 1988 Italian/Portuguese BMW M3 will quite possibly be the third to have ever reached the United States of America(Source BMW M Registry). Please take a moment and educate yourself on the rarity of this vehicle.
“I don’t know of any other 320is in the United States. I think it is a car for a very specific person; someone who understands that this is a special and unique car and the car doesn’t have to shout about it. It’s a car for someone who wants a total sleeper.” - 2014 Alex Palevsky, urator of BMW M Registry
BMW World Magazine tested the 320is against an EVO2 M3 and came away saying, It’s the 320is I’d take home.”
Full descriptionAn iconic BMW E30 M3 320is with true motorsport pedigree and historyEuropean VIN# maybe verified at BMW M Registry
MODEL HISTORYExclusively produced for the Italian and Portuguese markets the 320is was manufactured by BMW Motorsport to take advantage of the reduced taxes in those countries for cars that displace two litres or less. It is powered by the same four cylinder S14 engine but produces 192bhp at 6900rpm opposed to 200bhp at 6750rpm for the regular M3. With a shorter stroke down to 2 liters (from 2.3) although lower powered and with less torque compared to the 2.3 M3 engine, erformance is not hugely different due to lower weight, ower final drive gear ratio and lower capacity, nfact its faster! The M3 dogleg gear box was also used in these models. Only 2542 units were produced compared to 18204 units of all M3 variants. (Source BMW M Registry).
EQUIPMENTComplete M-Technic II aero package, hadowline window trim, ront airdam, achometer with integrated oil temperature gauge, ower mirrors, entral locking, ower front windows, ap lights in the rear view mirror, eather shift knob, ir conditioning, nterior headlight adjustment, lectric clock. Racing Extras Summary: FIA-approved M3 OMP roll bar, elocita OMP steering wheel and boss adjustable Eibach anti roll bar kit, ilstein front and rear dampers, upersprint stainless race exhaust, Coupe diff cover, urner Motor Sport E30 M3 oil pan baffle.
EXTERIORThis stunning example is finished in factory Delphin metallic, Paint Code 308), ith a non-permanent classic Pantone M Power stripes. All factory trim remains intact and undamaged with the standard M-Technic aero package offering distinctive sporting looks with beneficial aerodynamic gains. Despite proven track potential this 320is offers real on road enjoyment with all running gear from E30 M3 items including adjustable suspension. Thousands have been spent on this structurally perfect shell to offer the ultimate M3 experience at a fraction of the cost, uaranteed.
INTERIORSimply sitting in the cockpit of this BMW raises the drivers pulse. Recaro Speed Seats at a cost £700 and Schroth Racing four-point FIA-approved harness at £245 offer unrivalled safety, upport and comfort. The expensive but mandatory FIA-approved OMP roll cage continues the sporting theme. The rear interior trim has been removed but all carpeting, eadlining, oor cards, nterior equipment and gauges are retained and function correctly. This example has been professionally modified with receipts to prove so fun, afety and style can be enjoyed fully.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSIONA must drive for all car enthusiasts. This high revving S14 engine produces 192bhp, ust 8bhp down on a regular M3. It has a four-valve head, ndividual throttle plates for each cylinder, achined intake and exhaust ports and a crankshaft with eight counterweights for smooth power delivery. Lift up the bonnet and the clean engine bay has an identical appearance to the unit found in the E30 M3 with the 'BMW M Power' inscription on its cam cover. The essential E36 M3 chain tensioner has been fitted along with a Turner Motor Sport oil pan baffle for high speed cornering. A five speed manual close-ratio Getrag transmission with a dogleg shift pattern is a delight to use and again identical to a regular E30 M3 with the added benefit of short shift action courtesy Z3M Coupe gear lever.
WHEELS, YRES & BRAKESTwo sets of BMW E30 M3 15" BBS Cross Spoke alloy wheels with five stud wheel fixings are supplied. Quality Yokohama 'S-Drive' for road use and soft compound Toyo R888 track tyres. E30 M3 discs with the rears also being cross-drilled and EBC Yellow Stuff brake pads combined with braided brake lines and ATE Super Blue fluid offer immense stopping power once warm.
HISTORY FILEManufactured in November 1988 this fully documented car had three Italian owners before being imported in 2001 by German Cars Ltd. Remaining in the proprietor's collection until 2006 it was then UK registered and sold to motoring fanatic David Marshall who embarked on creating the beautiful track orientated example presented today with no expense spared. An active member of the BMW Car Club (GB) and attending various classic shows with his local club this car has enjoyed many outings. On his unexpected passing his wife continued the fastidious care and love devoted to the car with annual servicing, rofessional upkeep and careful storage.
Masses of paperwork in six separate files, wo sets of keys with BMW M Sport keys fobs and having covered just 86,287 miles from new. Recently serviced with 5 green lights on the service interval indicator. MOT Feb 2015, ax June 2014 and HPI Clear. After the passing of David Marshall the car was sold to KGF Classic Cars in the UK where I went ahead and purchased the vehicle in 2014. I brought it back to Germany where it belonged in the heart of the BMW world. As much as David lived for the track my goal was to bring the metal can back to the streets to where most car enthusiasts drive them. The car was fully stripped again as well as a custom rear seat delete kit was built to give it that factory car look and feel without taking away from the aggressive track theme. As much time and love that was put into the vehicle by previous owners, wanted to make my mark on a piece of history. Proudly being the owner of this magnificent machine for the past two years and only putting less then 3,000 miles on it, enjoyed every minute I spent with this car. As I am currently residing in Germany till the end of this year, will be shipping this vehicle back to the states along with me. A motor vehicle that is at least 25 years old can be lawfully imported into the U.S. without regard to whether it complies with all applicable FMVSS.
The vehicle will not arrive to the USA till January orbeginningof March 2016. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns and would like to talk business.