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Exceptional and Optimistic E30 M3 for sale

Pretty much every post about the E30 M3 references the continual rise of the market, usually while hoping to find an exception. Well, today’s M3 is exceptional but in quality, not price. Moderate modifications like Evo II front and rear spoilers, BBS RN wheels, and suspension complement just 80k miles covered. This is about as clean as modified M3s come, and as such it comes with a ludicrously high cost. Despite the well-rounded near-perfection, $29k feels about $5,000 too high. I guess when you’re already in the clouds, it’s a little hard to get your bearings.

1990 BMW E30 M3 for sale on Craigslist Bay Area

From the dealer (located painfully close to me):

Clean title, VIN: wbsak031xlae33936. Stock number 28398.Mileage 80,200.
Superb example finished in brilliantrot red over tan and black interior. ONLY 80,000 Miles on this rust-free nicely-modded example!
Options on this car include: Die Weithje mirrors [rumored to be one of only 500 sets made], Recaro SRD sport seats, BBS 17″ x 8″ RN wheels, Eibach Pro kit competition springs, Supersprint DTM-style rear muffler, Bilstein sport shocks, Eibach adjustable sway bars front and rear, single wiper kit, Evo II lightweight flywheel, aluminum control arm bushings, Alpine stereo with XM receiver AND MANY MORE EXTRAS!

Unless you’re going for the 100% stock look, this is about as good as the E30 M3 gets. It’s up to the buyer to decide how much you’d be willing to part with for the collector BMW that will attract oglers on the street as well as at shows.



  1. Delia Wolfe
    Delia Wolfe February 6, 2012

    I was looking at this car on Saturday languishing at the Showroom in Burlingame. It’s not a show or collector car, but a drivers’ car – maybe even a track/event car that has had some tasteful upgrades and accessories. It’s clean, well maintained and the paint is very nice, but not so nice as to worry about driving it on weekends. Even as a showcar, it wouldn’t be kicked out of Bimmerfest or the SoCal Vintage events.

    I’d prefer a black or grey interior. And the plastic grip airbag steering wheel is conspicuously austere. (Even my E30 318is has the leather M3 airbag wheel I swapped from a 1991 E30 M3.) I suspect it was lifted as a trophy by the previous owner.

    I didn’t drive or should I say, haven’t driven it yet. I’m going back this week.

    IMO, it’s worth a look. If the asking price is too rich for your blood, keep looking.

  2. Howard S
    Howard S February 6, 2012

    Well with those mods it screams “track time” so you better have a well executed PPI done. Even then its not going to fetch that price anytime soon.

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