1990 BMW E30 M3

£7,500 – SOLD – Please note this car is no longer for sale!


  • 2302cc I4 cat S14 engine: 215bhp, 244Nm
  • 5 gears (manual – dogleg pattern)
  • LSD – RWD
  • Build date: 1990
  • Registered: 1990 (G reg)
  • Black metallic paint
  • HPI clear

  • Electric tilt and slide sunroof
  • Electric wing mirrors
  • Electric windows
  • Leather interior
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated door locks & washer jets
  • Remote Central locking
  • On board computer (OBC)
  • Rear spoiler
  • BMW Hi-fi speaker system
  • Front map reading lights

  • 145,500 kilometers
  • Everything works as it should
  • Kept in garage
  • Not used for commuting, this is a weekend car
  • Four previous owners
  • Four green service segments remain until next Inspection (approx 6,500 miles)
  • Tax until end of August 2008
  • MOT until April 2009
Maintenance during my ownership:

  • 22/06/2008 – Upper and lower sump gaskets replaced
  • 22/06/2008 – Due to above, oil changed (Castrol Magnatec 10W/40)
  • 22/06/2008 – Front sub frame reinforced
  • 22/06/2008 – Clutch slave cylinder replaced
  • 02/06/2008 – Inspection 2 service (Parringtons BMW)
  • 04/04/2008 – MOT passed (no advisories)
  • 04/04/2008 – Coolant replaced
  • 01/03/2008 – Battery replaced
  • 01/03/2008 – Rear top mounts replaced
  • 23/02/2008 – Illuminated gear shift fitted
  • 23/02/2008 – O/S front alloy wishbone and bush replaced
  • 16/02/2008 – Rear off-side wheel bearing replaced
  • 10/01/2008 – Clifford thatcham II immobiliser fitted
  • 20/12/2007 – Four wheel alignment
  • 20/12/2007 – Inner and outer tie rods replaced
  • 15/12/2007 – N/S front alloy wishbone and bush replaced
  • 03/09/2007 – Brake fluid changed
  • 02/09/2007 – LSD oil changed
  • 15/08/2007 – Rear trailing arm bushes replaced
  • 01/08/2007 – Headlamps replaced
  • 01/08/2007 – Exhaust mounts replaced
  • 01/08/2007 – Rear ARB drop links replaced
  • 29/07/2007 – Engine oil and filter changed
  • 18/07/2007 – Side repeaters replaced
  • 15/07/2007 – Remote central locking fitted
  • 08/07/2007 – Four Philips VisionPlus bulbs fitted
  • 08/07/2007 – Windscreen wipers replaced
  • 07/07/2007 – Steering wheel replaced

Why are you selling?

I’m getting married very soon. Is further explanation required?!

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.

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?

No, this car is in standard specification.

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. 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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