Back in August 2020, I took a look at one of the more odd celebrations of BMW history – the BMW M3 30 Jahre Edition:
Why was it odd? Well, first off they chose to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the M3 with a car that shared almost nothing outside of the Roundels, the color – Macao Blue – and the M3 nameplate. That meant it was a sedan instead of the 2-door coupe, turbocharged instead of naturally aspirated, and full of gadgets that couldn’t even be considered when the original first arrived. Still, they’re neat and potent cars, with the S55 banging out 444 horsepower in Competition Package trim. At the time, I said the one to get was one of the rare manuals. Would you know what I’ve come across today?
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2017 BMW M3 30 Jahre Edition on eBay
Model: M3 30 Jahre Edition
Engine: 3.0 liter twin-turbocharged inline-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 37,750 mi
Location: Laguna Niguel, California
Price: $84,995 Buy It Now
Macao Blue on Fjord Blue on black Leather Interior, Absolutely Incredible.2owner car. Finding this car in a manual transmission is nearly impossible. First owner was a BMW employee in San Diego. Second owner was also a BMW employee who worked at BMW of San Luis Obispo. Car has always been in California! 6Speed Manual transmission Limited edition Jahre M3! 1 of Only 40 Produced in manual transmission! The rest are all DCT. These all come with ZEC, ZCP , lighting package etc. These come factory fully equipped with all the goodies offered by BMW and carbon fiber slick top roof, only options on a Jahre are manual vs dct and CCB vs steel brakes. Car has been a perfect garage queen all its life, gently driven and meticulously maintained. I binder of receipts included with history of services. This Special M3 has had a few tasteful upgrades including Bilstein PSS10 coilers, SSR 12mm wheel spacers, IND painted front reflectors and steering wheel trim, and Lumar ceramic 30% tint. The stock ZCP suspension is included and has been carefully stored in a box. The appearance is simply impeccable! The exterior is all original paint that retains an amazing finish showing no significant flaws or imperfections. The Jahre M3 is a tribute to the E30 M3 SPORT EVO The interior is like new with supple leather that still has the original matte finish, clean carpets and no visible wear areas. It has resided in a climate controlled garage therefore, never seen inclement weather conditions. Flawless body + undercarriage with no issues or complaints! This vehicle has always received proper care and vigilance! Properly cared-for since new by detail oriented enthusiast. Included is all BMW factory Books and Manuals. Clean Vehicle History Report with No Accidents + No Issues + No Paintwork. Always Garage Kept and Properly Cared For! For additional Photos or info Contact Justin or Sasha 949-607-7357, vehicle is garaged in South Orange Country CALIFORNIA
Surprisingly, there aren’t hard numbers on exactly how many manual M3 30 Jahres were imported. There were 150 total brought in, and the estimates are that 30-40 of those were manual-equipped cars. This one looks great, and while it’s not fully stock the Bilstein coilover suspension is a top-dollar mod. The asking price is steep – $85,000 is all the money for one today, and gets you into a newer model with zero miles. Also frustrating is that the car was apparently available a year ago for some $30,000 less. Also, if you just want a roughly equivalent M3 6-speed, that’s about what you’re looking at – mid to high 50s, like this 2018 Yas Marina Blue example with almost exactly the same mileage. I like the 30 Jahre and it’s definitely the more collectable of the two, but I’d personally I’d be driving the Yas Marina example home.