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Sold for: £32,063
The M3, when launched in 1986, was the first purpose-built BMW saloon specifically designed with motor racing in mind. It was an 'homologation special' taken to the ultimate extreme with wheelbase and track optimised for the circuit, a high-revving powerful 2.3-litre, four-cylinder, 16-valve engine, a close ratio 5-speed gearbox with a direct drive top gear, purposeful square arches and fully optimised suspension and brakes. Only available in left-hand drive and priced at a hefty £26,000 in its day - it was unsurprising that only a very limited number of cars came to the UK. However, they completely dominated on the race track with Touring Car titles claimed Internationally, including the most prestigious UK and German Touring Car crowns. Offered here is a 1988 E30 M3 finished in Alpine White with a Grey cloth interior and 'Motorsport' seats. Originally supplied to the German market, the car has been in the UK since 1998. Five UK owners have enjoyed this M3 prior to our vendor who has used it as a daily driver since he bought it from an Irish collector in 2012. Included with the car are a number of older MOTs, German registration documents and some earlier invoices. By separate negotiation, there is a set of Hartge winter wheels, a further set of 'Cecotto' BBS rims, and a spare engine and gearbox, however, the personal number plate is not included in the sale. A fresh MOT has just been issued valid until January 26th, 2018 and the odometer indicates just over 111,800 miles. At this guide, this could well be your last chance to capture one of the most dynamic driver's cars ever built. A great and useable example of this iconic homologation special.