I’ve always thought the e30 M3’s looked really sharp in black on black. This one has a little over 100k miles and some visible wear on the seats, but otherwise looks like a pretty good little car for $13k.
Check out this 1988 BMW e30 M3 in Diamondschwartz on eBay:
quote from eBay listing:
This auction is for the pictured 1988 BMW M3. It is Diamond black with black leather interior. It has only 116k original miles. No accident history and a clean carfax. The body is very straight with all vin tags and no accident history. A couple minor door dings and no rust. Everything works as it should. A/C blows cold and it drives strong. Door panels, headliner and dash are excellent. All gauges work. Tires and brakes are new with upgraded drilled rotors. Driver seat shows some wear as can be seen in the pics but the other seats are in good shape. Fog lights are cracked but i already have a set on order and will be included. Paint has nice shine but has some road chips /blemishes as can be expected. Overall Car is has relatively low mileage and is in good condition. This is a nice survivor that could easily be restored or just enjoyed as it is.Oil change and all maintenance has been completed. A compression test was recently done as pictured showing compression to be at 181 x 4
The owner even has a picture of him doing a compression test on the motor. Assuming the car needs a few things here and there and you had to drop two or three grand into it right away; could be a a really nice car in a pretty desirable color.
These two creampuff’s come courtesy of a BMW M3 Forum. One is an e30 M3 with 7k miles and the other is an e36 M3 Lightweight (LTW) with only 41 miles!
1988 BMW M3 For Sale on eBayMotors:
1995 BMW M3 Lightweight For Sale on eBayMotors:
Not to play that overused ‘economy’ angle yet again, but these seem like high prices to me in today’s market. On the other hand the owners clearly know the rarity of their cars and are counting on educated and wealthy buyers. Who knows when we’ll see examples like these for sale again.
I’ve referred to this super low miles, Henna Red e30 M3 that’s listed on eBay a couple times. But it never met reserve, reaching as high as $23,900. With a no reserve listing, do you think it will generate enough excitement to eclipse the previous high bid, or will the crap economy rear it’s head with a sub-20k closing? Leave a comment with your best estimate of where this auction will end!
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What a beautiful example of the original BMW M3, the e30 M3. This one is diamantschwarz on cardinal red with only 46k miles. Take a look at this BMW e30 M3 for sale on eBayMotors:
quote from seller’s eBayMotors auction:
Up for sale low mile E30 M3, Diamantschwarz-metallic, cardinal red interior, Car is in unbelievable condition for age and mileage. It is bone stock except for two things, it has 16X8 BBS wheels and BORLA stainless muffler. Its defiantly collectors item, it have bean garaged all his life, newer tracked, two owner car first owner was 75 years old second 60 years old.. Car did got professionally detailed, it cleaned up awesome, interior looks like new, It has had some body work ( hood and right front fender and front bumper have bean sprayed) Who ever did job was a good painter it matches perfectly and you need to be professional to see that, None of panels have bean replaced all the vin tags are original and present. Headlight bezels are original to. I think it got sprayed due to rock chips. It has new tires, intake blocks. Full tune up was done 5K miles ago and I did change all the fluids. Car Drives quiet, smooth and tight, it needs nothing, it has clear CARFAX
What a fantastic combo, and the aftermarket BBS rims are a great addition. With the economy in the tank, the next couple years should be very favorable for the e30 M3 enthusiast. I’m hoping this car will end auction under $20k as a sign of what to expect in the coming year.
Update – Now re-listed with starting bid of $21k. Links updated.
I had originally posted this low miles e30 M3 on my other blog in August earlier this year. It’s back on eBay and has already exceeded the highest bid of $20,100 (no sale) from the last auction. Take a look at this 1988 BMW M3 for sale on eBayMotors:
quote from eBayMotors listing:
THIS IS REAL 38,000 MILES 1988 M3 ,GARAGE KEPT, RECENTLY SPENT ABOUT 10K ON ALL BMW BRAKES,TUNE UP,A/C, ECT. RUNS AND DRIVE LIKE NEW, NEVER WRECKED,CAR IS IN GREAT CONDITION
In my previous post, I guessed that the winning bid would be around $25k. Considering brand new M cars are apparently immune to the sales slump, do you think this legendary M car will find a buyer this time?
BringATrailer spotted this 4k mile e30 M3 earlier this summer and I blogged it as well on my old blog. It’s an interesting discussion piece as it’s likely one of the nicest survivors in the world, and carries an absurd asking price of $55k.
I post it again here for those who haven’t seen it yet and because my memory was sparked when a thread on VWVortex showed up and a lengthy discussion ensued concerning this car.
What’s your take?
Update: This listing is pretty out of date. Consider one of these early e30 M3’s instead!
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I took most of the weekend off from blogging (and everything else technology in nature) to enjoy the 75 degree weather we got this weekend in the Willamette Valley. I apologize for the lack of posting and I offer these wallpapers in return. They were created from an old image I took of my previously owned Alpine White 1995 BMW e36 M3.
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Alpine White is one of the best M colors in my opinion, and of course this holds especially true on e30 M3’s. Here is a 1989 BMW M3 with 71k miles for sale on eBayMotors:
quote from seller’s eBaymotors listing:
EVO III splitter below the EVO II spoiler.
EVO rear flap spoiler.
EVO hood gaskets were installed front and back. A brand new extra set of EVO gaskets included.
The M3 has front and rear strut bars and Sport Springs
Brand new crossed drilled rotors, brake lines and differential cover installedâ€¦..all by South Bay Independent ( the leading West Coast M3 repair shop) We did not stop there the SBI custom short shifter was installed and just recently EVO red seatbelts and VDO gauges for Oil Pressure and Volts were added where the ashtray was formally.
From Turner Motorsport came OEM EVO front and rear wings while getting painted I had the front bumper re-painted and a new windshield installed ( no rust anywhere on this car).
The badges done in the mono scheme to stay in the Alpine/Grey/Black color .
The interior is 9/10. Leather is in EXCELLENT condition (just fantastic and rare for the tan interior cars). The back seats are perfect!!!â€¦the fronts are in fantastic condition. The Steering wheel is a Momo Driver and a Hamman shifter and Momo boot. It also has the E30 arm rest.
A removable subwoofer resides in the back but factory speakers and amp are in place. A new Alpine cd player is installed and the factory OEM radio is included.
17″ Ronals that look great and the tires only have about 1000 miles on them.
ECU from Turner Motorsports.
E36 tension modification already completed.
EVO/European doorsills that bear the M3 logo…quite pricey.
Mechanically, the car is incredible. All maintainence and service history have been impeccably kept.
I just had a compression test done and all were 160-165 lbs.
The graphics are vinyl and can easily be removed if desired.
I love all the Evo mods on this car, though I’m a little less crazy about some of the less period correct upgrades. They’re nice, but they just don’t match. One thing is for sure though: This car is CLEAN! It’s already bid at a bit over $12k (reserve not met) and has 8 days to go. The last e30 M3 I posted was a local PNW car and it sold for about the current bid. Granted it had more miles and it was difficult to tell the condition compared to the photos seen here. But it’s in the same ballpark I think.
Update: Maybe this car isn’t in the same ballpark. It’s listed on S14.net for $27000!
Update: This post is out of date and the item listed is probably not available any more. Why not take a look at the BMW M3’s and parts that are currently for sale!
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Here’s a nicely looked after BMW e30 M3 For Sale located in Bend, Oregon on eBaymotors. The Alpineweiss over Dove Gray leather looks really sharp. With a certified BMW mechanic as the previous owner, the 117k miles this car has appear to be well looked after and documented.
quote from seller’s eBay listing:
Purchased last Spring (2007) in near-stock condition from a local, certified BMW mechanic. 117,xxx miles (Iâ€™m driving it a few miles per week.) I own it outright, no loans nor liens. For those who seem to need to know: I’m well into my 40’s–not a kid racer.
No known accidents, no rust, and the VIN numbers all match (body to the fender panels).
– Details on the Wheels: Staggered widths front to back: the much coveted standalone versions of the E28/E34 BMW M5 and E30 BMW M3 Evo wheels. 16×7.5 front and 16×8.5 rear! They have the distinctive flat lip of the Evo M3 and M5 wheelsâ€”with the polished finish, they look perfect on this car.
Those wheels do look really perfect on the car, though I would’ve had them detailed before shooting the pics!
With the economy official swirling down the bowl, do you think we’ll see a dip in e30 M3 values? Post a comment!
I’m going to add a new tag for Pacific Northwest since there have several tasty cars locally posted here recently.
This seller’s model year, price, and mileage is almost identical to my old Alpine White e36 M3. But his is black on black, which is becoming increasingly rare, as is any unmolested e36 M3. The 95’s even more so because they’re still OBD-1 and easier to modify as a result. Take a look:
1995 BMW e36 M3 Cosmos Black on Roadfly for $13.5k (89k miles, Virginia):
quote from Roadfly ad:
Cosmos Metallic w/ Black leather Vaders
BMW CCA Adult owned and driven, Never abused, Always garaged, Low Mileage, (89,500)
Upgraded water pump
Koni Adjustable dampers
Nicely upgraded stereo (Alpine)
Goodyear Eagle F1 tires, Front tires 90%, Rear 60%
This is an almost perfect example of one of BMWs best chassis. This M3 is just about flawless. You will not find a better example for an almost 15 year old M3. Very low mileage with all maintenance performed and up to date. I have a stack of receipts with the car.
Good looking car for the right money. Someone go snag this and continue taking care of it!