1988 BMW E30 M3
Offer Accepted
Final Offer: $58,500
Categories: Non-Porsche
Auction type: Deal TankOffer Accepted
3 bids, 41 comments

Vehicle Details


  • Year: 1988
  • Make: BMW
  • Model: M3
  • VIN: WBSAK0302J2197469
  • Mileage: 67,882
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Title Status: Clean
  • Color: Cinnabar Red
  • Seller Type: Dealer
  • Location: Orange City, FL 32763
  • Dealer Fees: None
  • Lot #: V-0037341-DT

The original BMW M3, the E30, was purpose-built as a homologation car to satisfy Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft (DTM) production requirements and would go on to become one of the most legendary sports cars of all time. This 1988 example comes finished in Cinnabar Red over a Natural Bison Leather interior. Powered by its 2.3-liter S14 inline-four paired with a 5-speed manual and a limited-slip differential, this M3 is also equipped with 15” basketweave wheels, a sunroof, and more. It is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Florida while showing just under 68k miles on the odometer.

Finished in Cinnabar Red, this M3 rides on 15” basketweave wheels wrapped in Yokohama tires from 2017. The E30 M3 is distinguishable from the standard E30 by its wider boxed fenders and M3-specific bumpers, rocker panels, and rear wing. Other equipment includes body-colored mirrors, integrated front fog lights, and dual exhaust outlets. The CARFAX report shows damage in April 2010, detailed images are provided in the gallery.

Inside, this M3 is upholstered with Natural Bison Leather including a three-spoke M-Tech I steering wheel that frames analog VDO instrumentation. Accessories include air conditioning, an AM/FM/cassette radio, a power sunroof, an onboard computer, a power driver's side mirror, and power windows & door locks. The seller believes the interior was reupholstered at some point under previous ownership and Coco floor mats have been added.

Powered by a 2.3-liter inline-four DOHC S14 originally rated for up to 192 HP and 170 lb.-ft of torque, the rear wheels are driven through a Getrag 5-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip differential. A Racing Dynamics front strut brace has been installed and the seller notes an oil and filter change has been carried out.

This sale will include the owner’s manuals, a toolkit, a spare tire, sales literature, and a clean title.

 

The seller would like you to know: “Thank you for visiting my auction. I am proud to announce here a beautiful and well-cared-for BMW M3 with 68k miles.”

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $58,500
  • Auction End: Dec 07, 2023 08:09:40PM UTC
  • Number of Offers: 3
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  • Offer from catdog2 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Sold for $58,500

  • $58,500 offer from catdog2 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Offer in the amount of $58,000

  • $55,000 offer from fcort7 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Offer in the amount of $55,000

  • $54,000 offer from catdog2 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Offer in the amount of $54,000

  • PCARMARKET 2 months, 3 weeksago

    @t.sandin63 we hope you noticed that your negative comments have been removed and will not be tolerated on these auctions, we kindly ask that you have consideration for the sellers when making a comment. There are tactful and polite ways to point out something potentially negative. Thank you.

  • jbenz05 (seller) 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Everything works as it shoul on this beautiful E30 M3! Good luck with auction

  • PCARMARKET 2 months, 3 weeksago

    @Carguy4fun We just reached the seller, the reason he provided the readings is we advised him to do so since he is admittedly not a paint or body expert. From where he stands the car shows amazingly well and has not only provided the readings but also made the car available to anyone who wanted to inspect it throughout the auction. Thank you and good luck.

  • arcmotors 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $52,000

  • flmotorcars 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $46,000

  • arcmotors 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $45,000

  • PCARMARKET 2 months, 3 weeksago

    We just reached the seller, the reason he provided the readings is we advised him to do so since he is admittedly not a paint or body expert. From where he stands the car shows amazingly well and has not only provided the readings but also made the car available to anyone who wanted to inspect it throughout the auction. Thank you and good luck.

  • PCARMARKET 2 months, 3 weeksago

    @catdog2 The seller is on the phone with us and said the A/C is working, the rear defroster has not been in conditions to be put to the test so he does not want to mislead

  • catdog2 (registered bidder) 2 months, 3 weeksago

    is heat and a/c working? what about rear defroster?

  • fcort7 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $43,000

  • Carguy4fun (registered bidder) 2 months, 3 weeksago

    I would agree, but my question still remains unanswered in your professional opinion and with the paint meter readings, do you believe that the car has been repainted

  • jbenz05 (seller) 2 months, 3 weeksago

    @Carguy4fun what I can say the paint looks Amazing "Showroon Quality". The vehicle its a 1988 model year and it look breathtaking with all body panels matching. The whole vehicle is high quality with 67k miles very low miles and very well taken care of . I can honestly say a "Cream Puff " !

  • Carguy4fun (registered bidder) 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Since you are a dealer and you put the Paint meter readings with the car looks like they are high in your opinion do you think the entire car has been repainted?
    Car shows nicely

  • jbenz05 (seller) 2 months, 3 weeksago

    @fastmd We did our very accurate inspection we found no structured damages with no body panels replacement .There are no secrets here . Vehicles can be inspected anytime. There is no structure damage also . This vehicle has a paint reading meter in the photos gallery.

  • fastmd (registered bidder) 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Any additional work done/information found around the accident since the no sale BAT auction last month?

  • arcmotors (registered bidder) 2 months, 3 weeksago

    I love the color combo!!!!

  • arcmotors 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $42,500

  • fcort7 2 months, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $35,000

  • Kaikane40 2 months, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $30,000

  • arcmotors 2 months, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $25,000

  • fcort7 2 months, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $10,000

  • jbenz05 (seller) 2 months, 4 weeksago

    @jbenz05 @Intermeccanica the truck is made out of fiberglass from factory.

  • jbenz05 (seller) 2 months, 4 weeksago

    @t.sandin63 yes everything works .

  • jbenz05 (seller) 2 months, 4 weeksago

    @Intermeccanica the truck is made out of fiberglass

  • t.sandin63 (registered bidder) 2 months, 4 weeksago

    Does everything work. stereo, wipers, sunroof,

  • Intermeccanica (registered bidder) 2 months, 4 weeksago

    @seller Please post paint readings for the trunk. Also, why does the listing mention the damage and then detailed images are available in the same sentence? See here: "The CARFAX report shows damage in April 2010, detailed images are provided in the gallery."

  • jbenz05 (seller) 2 months, 4 weeksago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • jbenz05 (seller) 2 months, 4 weeksago

    @Intermeccanica I am not the original owner. I dont have any details about the damage in year 2010 I will upload paint reading now .

  • Intermeccanica (registered bidder) 2 months, 4 weeksago

    Can you please provide some detail about the damage caused in the accident and paint meter readings? Also, I'm curious if the reason the trunk is a different color than the rest of the car is due to replacement or respray from the accident? Thanks.

  • jbenz05 (seller) 3 monthsago

    @ TubeGuy Everything on the car works !

  • TubeGuy (registered bidder) 3 monthsago

    Beautiful car. I noticed in the driving video the oil temp needle never moves up at all. Does it work? Seems like it should not be at the bottom of the scale. Love the car!

  • jbenz05 (seller) 3 monthsago

    @Yhaf The A/C works ice cold .

  • Yhaf 3 monthsago

    how is the a/c?

  • jbenz05 (seller) 3 monthsago

    @carmen.sandoval24 yes it a live auction which will end in 3 days The vehicle is located in central florida .

  • carmen.sandoval24 3 monthsago

    Is the car still available? If it is, what city is the car in?

  • jbenz05 (seller) 3 monthsago

    Hi @t.sandin63 I am not the original owner sorry I don't have that info to share I wish I did . But what I know is that the miles is Accurate and carfax guarantee it and it very low miles for a vehicle of it age since 1988 . The title also say actual miles . This vehicle has been loved all its life the the owner took it wherever he moved to . The previous owner paid a lot of money to get it transported to Puerto Rico ,and back to the continental USA .

  • t.sandin63 (registered bidder) 3 monthsago

    what happened between 1992 and 2007 in purto rico? lot of missing time and mileage

  • jbenz05 (seller) 3 monthsago

    Hello @Autoclassic77 Thank you or your kind comment . Unfortunately we don't have anything related to Carfax record from previous owner . I wish we did . The BMW M3 is a beautiful and well care for car with low miles . We perform oil change and filter services . In preparation for sale .

  • Autoclassic77 (registered bidder) 3 monthsago

    Great looking car, Sir. Do you have any previous service records you could share? Any invoice related to the repair showed on the CARFAX? Thanks.

  • isaiv022 3 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $3,000

1988 BMW E30 M3
Final offer: $58,500 Offer Accepted
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