1987 BMW M3

Incredible history file // Original time warp example


  • Year of manufacture 
  • Mileage 
    77 562 mi / 124 824 km
  • Car type 
  • Drive 
  • Condition 
  • Interior colour 
  • Number of doors 
  • Number of seats 
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
  • Gearbox 
  • Performance 
    240 BHP / 244 PS / 179 kW
  • Drivetrain 
  • Fuel type 


FOR SALE; Incredible history file // Original time warp example

Central Locking with Antitheft System, Electric Sunroof, Electric Windows, Air Conditioning, On Board Computer, Roof, Antenna, Additional Turn Indicator Lamp, Pioneer Stereo.

The box arched E30 will remain a signature design for years to come with proportions and dimensions that worked for the road, the track and rally stages of the world. Finished in Diamantschwarz metallic this example positively glows with an exacting finish and lustre that points to outstanding provenance and ownership of the greatest care.

The body work is excellent on this car with very few stone chips or blemishes to be found. All of the black plastic trim and grilles are in good condition and retain their original black finish, without any fading or marks to be found.

The familiar dashboard retains excellent original fit and finish in keeping with this stunning E30. The classic hounds tooth cloth is in remarkable condition and extends to the door cards. The black trim that surrounds the cabin and gearbox tunnel all present in fabulous condition and are difficult to fault without having been subject to any age related wear, cracking or discoloration.

A Pioneer stereo is the upgrade within the cabin, with factory AC and sunroof offering some comfort for those warmer journeys. The boot presents as new, with the correct jack, brace and spare wheel in place.

The iconic S14 4 pot engine has been meticulously maintained over the last 30 years in Japan so is in excellent mechanical order. The engine ticks over smoothly and quietly and provides plenty of performance for any B road blast.

The dog leg 5 speed box works as it should with smooth, precise changes, a constant reminder that you’re in a very special machine.

Running on the larger and optional 16 inch BBS alloy wheels which fill the touring car box arches perfectly. These remain in excellent condition with matching tyres all round.

The performance of the M3 on the road feels spot-on, the brakes feel powerful pulling the car up smoothly in a straight line.

This M3 was first produced on the 26/11/86 and was supplied to Japan from new in 1987. It has lived nearly all of its life in the dry climate and avoid the fate of many European examples that have seen poor weather conditions and subjected to body repairs due to rust. This very original example was imported over to the UK in the beginning of 2018 and registered on a E reg plate.

The history file shows a truly incredibly maintained car, like no other car we’ve ever seen before with two full folders of invoicing. Between being supplied new and 2004 there are over 300 documented encounters showing mileage and date, when the car covered the majority of its distance (63,227miles). Service history during this time was with BMW over in Japan before a specialist took over.

Having been inspected in house by our BMW Senior technician we’re pleased to report this M3 is as good as the history file suggests. Having been in storage more recently there is very little needed to make this the ‘perfect’ M3.

The history file comes complete with the original owners manuals, books and 2 folders of invoicing.

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The car is supplied having had an extensive intake inspection. Warranty, Finance, Part Exchange and Worldwide shipping are all available on request.

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