1988 was a great year, in fact, if you told me I could go back in time for a day or so I would not hesitate. I remember Saturday mornings, sleep in, eat some cereal and spend a couple hours examining the classified ads, Autotrader, Nickle Ads, and my favorite Euro Car magazine of choice.
The M3 was my car of the year in 1988. Those wide fenders and that crazy wing (small by today’s standards) were the things of boy racer fantasy. I sealed the deal with a poster over my bed, replacing the spot once held by a 635csi.
From the seller -
“1988 BMW M3, 5 SPEED, 2.3 LITER, 4 VALVES PER CYLINDER, SOLD NEW AT LONG BEACH BMW, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA , ONE OWNER, ORIGINAL 55,827 MILES !!!!!! , ORIGINAL WINDOW STICKER, AND BOOKS, ORIGINAL PAINT, NEVER PAINTED, NEVER HIT, FACTORY BBS ALLOY WHEELS, EXCELLENT CONTINENTAL SPORTS TIRES , COST $34,500 NEW, LIMITED SLIP DIFF, SUNROOF, LEATHER, HALOGEN LIGHTS, ETC, THIS CAR IS IN ALMOST ”AS NEW ” CONDITION , ITS IMMACULATE !!! , COULD BE THE BEST M3 IN THE UNITED STATES, ITS IN FANTASTIC CONDITION, AND DRIVES EXCELLENT, ALWAYS WELL LOOKED AFTER, BABIED IN FACT !!, IF YOU ARE A COLLECTOR, LOOKING FOR THE FINEST, ORIGINAL, ONE OWNER M3.”
Wow! The only fault I can find are the period correct Miami Vice ‘ish wheels but I could get over it pretty quick. How many one owner 50k e30 M3′s are running around?
Yeah, exactly, this is the best of the best. I am guessing the reserve is set in the mid to high twenties. Only time will tell if it will fetch that much.