1988 E30 M3

£6,400 – SOLD


  • 2302cc I4 non-cat S14 engine: 200bhp, 240Nm picture
  • 5 gears (manual – dogleg pattern)
  • LSD – RWD
  • Build date: 1988
  • Registered: 1988 (E reg)
  • Black metallic paint
  • HPI clear

  • Electric tilt and slide sunroof
  • Electric wing mirrors
  • Electric windows
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated door locks
  • Remote Central locking
  • On board computer (OBC)
  • Rear spoiler
  • Illuminated gear shifter

    • 149,500 kilometers

  • Everything works as it should
  • Kept in garage
  • Not used for commuting, this is a weekend car
  • Nine previous owners
  • Four green service segments remain until next Inspection (approx 6,500 miles)
  • Tax until end of June 2008
  • MOT until July 2008
Maintenance during my ownership:

    • 11/07/2007 – Water pump and coolant replaced
    • 10/06/2007 – Steering wheel replaced
    • 21/05/2007 – Clutch master cylinder replaced
    • 12/05/2007 – Rear tyres replaced
    • 28/04/2007 – Exhaust mounts replaced
    • 28/04/2007 – Rear ARB drop links replaced
    • 28/04/2007 – Front wheel arch liners replaced

    • 31/03/2007 – Rear off side wheel bearing replaced
    • 31/03/2007 – Rear brake pads replaced
    • 03/03/2007 – Various perished fuel hoses replaced
    • 28/02/2007 – Clutch slave replaced

    • 08/02/2007 – Remote central locking fitted
    • 30/01/2007 – Drivers seat flip cable replaced
    • 30/01/2007 – New Bridgestone Potenza to match other 4
    • 27/01/2007 – Coolant flush and change, coolant cap replaced
    • 27/01/2007 – Driver’s door lock replaced (same key)
    • 27/01/2007 – Spark plugs replaced
    • 25/01/2007 – Fuel filter replaced
    • 24/01/2007 – Main windscreen wash junction box replaced
    • 22/01/2007 – Air filter replaced, distributor cap serviced
    • 17/01/2007 – ECU Engine Temperature Sensor Replaced
    • 13/01/2007 – Engine oil and filter changed

Why are you selling?

This is a ‘weekend’ second car. I’ve just agreed the purchase of another ‘weekend’ car, so this has got to go!

I’ve seen other M3s for sale for less. Why should I buy yours?

Have you really? If you can find another E30 M3 that’s in this kind of condition for less, then I suggest you buy that one. Still reading? Thought so! While I’ll admit that this car isn’t perfect, I do consider it to be in good condition. I’ve looked after the car, anything that’s not right is fixed / replaced straight away. It’s kept in the garage to protect it from the elements, and the typical 100K miles engine rebuild has already taken place.

What exactly is included?

The tool kit is complete, and the jack and wheel brace are present – these items are included. In some of the photos you may have seen a Blaupunkt stereo, and a Tom Tom Go. These are not included in the sale.

Is the car modified in any way?

Yes. There’s a custom exhaust system fitted to the car (fitted June 2007). Otherwise, to the best of my knowledge, the car is standard.

It’s an unusual engine. What’s the fuel economy like?

Given the performance available, it’s excellent. Clearly if you drive it hard around town, it’ll return very few miles to the gallon. However on a run in fifth gear, it returns around 30 MPG. I’ve not reset the fuel computer (which is quite accurate – I’ve checked it!) for a few months, and my average consumption over that period is 25MPG.

I’ve got some more questions…

No problem. You can email me at any time, or call me on 07958 xxxxxx (evenings and weekends only). I’m more than willing to take specific photos of requested features.

It sounds great. Can I come and see it?

Of course. The car is at my house in Woking, Surrey, and can be viewed most weekends and evenings. However, don’t expect a test drive unless you can prove you’ve got comprehensive cover.

Will you take an offer?

Near offers will be considered, but I think that a viewing will prove that the asking price is good value!

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