Engaging E30 M3 heads to auction

The E30 M3 is a legend in its own wheeltracks – whether you’re an ardent fan of its highly successful touring car exploits or simply adore its rev-hungry zest in the road cars, the E30 M3 is right up there at the top of any BMW fan’s wishlist.

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Prices have, of course, increased in line with this desire. So that makes this E30 M3, up for grabs with Silverstone Auctions at its Race Retro sale later this month, all the more interesting.

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This particular M3 may have done 169,000km but it has plenty of receipts that point to good care. And, rather than being a garage queen and left to degrade beneath untouched cloth, it’s been used, loved and improved. It was upgraded to Evo 2 specification in 1988, which means it pushes out 220bhp. It also gained other Evolution 2 upgrades – front spoiler, brake ducts, cooling vent, 16-inch wheels and an M-Technic steering wheel. It’s further been improved with Koni dampers, Powerflex bushes and fresh brake discs and pads.

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However, is the marketing heading towards absolutely standard cars? Time will tell – with an estimate of £35k to £40k it’s good value compared to such Group A homologation cars like the Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth and Mercedes-Benz 190E Evo 2. Interested? Head to Race Retro on February 24 and prepare to give your bidding arm a workout. Let us know how much you think it will go for via Facebook and twitter.

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