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1988 E30 M3 , One Owner, 25k Miles, Original Paint, Time Capsule Condition!

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  • 1988 E30 M3 , One Owner, 25k Miles, Original Paint, Time Capsule Condition!

    $95k

    [email protected]

    History:


    The vehicle was produced at the BMW Factory in Munich-Milbertshofe, Germany on 11/23/87 and then shipped to the USA. According to the Original Purchase Order, it was supplied new by Dave Walter BMW, Akron, Ohio on 03/12/1988 with an MSRP of $34,880 to a prominent Northern Ohio Mechanical Engineer. The owner was very meticulous and kept all the documentation associated with the vehicle from delivery forward, including a detailed log of every fuel purchase made. As the years passed and his consultancy business commitments required increased travel, the BMW saw less use. In June 2002 the car was stored and covered at the owner’s property in a newly constructed building with a concrete floor. There it stayed until February of this year, when the family decided to have the vehicle comprehensively recommissioned in preparation for sale.

    Maintenance/Recommissioning:

    The original service booklet has several stamps from the car’s early life completed by the selling dealer. There are also multiple BMW Parts Invoices showing the purchase of oil filters and seals, indicating that the owner completed some of the cars minor maintenance, including regular oil changes. Based on his area of expertise in Mechanical Engineering this would have been well within his abilities.

    On emerging from storage in February 2020 the vehicle was delivered to Chris Moore the principal of Autobahn Extremist a German Car Specialist in Avon Lake, Ohio. Chris embarked on a thorough servicing, replacing, cleaning and detailing of the vehicle to return it to prime condition after it’s long slumber. Maintaining the car’s originality was always the prime directive . The final invoice was $8,240.69 and is available to serious parties for inspection.

    Condition:

    As the car presents now it’s hard to over emphasize how well it offers the perfect combination of originality with just the right amount of 32 years of minor patina, it just feels and looks right in every respect. Very importantly all of the paint meters as original at between 3-5 mil and all of the correct “panel vin tags” are present (see the pictures in the gallery).

    I’ve been fortunate to have experienced and driven many BMW E30 M3’s over the years and this car is right at the top of the list as far as I’m concerned; time capsule originality, deep provenance and just the right amount of miles that you shouldn’t be worried about adding a few more by immersing yourself in the intoxicating experience that driving this Bavarian Icon provides!

    Options/Equipment/Extras:

    The vehicle was delivered with the following options:

    S401A: Lift-up-and-slide-back sunroof, electric

    S410A: Window lifts, electric, front

    S530A: Air Conditioning

    S540A: Cruise Control

    S551A: On-Board Computer II

    S675: Sound System

    The following items as listed on the Purchase Order and still present with the vehicle:

    OEM BMW Anthracite Carpet Floor Mats

    BMW M-Colors Accent Pin Strips (these appear to be vinyl and are in near perfect condition)

    The car remains completely stock as delivered except for the addition of a Supersprint Exhaust System installed in 1996 at the cost of $920 (invoice included). It’s designed to wake the car up a little from the stock system and is period correct. I think it sounds great and is not too loud in my opinion. The stock exhaust system as pictured in the gallery is included in the sale.

    Every item and document associated with the vehicle remains with the car and will pass to the new owner including:

    A complete key set with original leather pouch

    A complete set of “as new” owners manuals with M3 Supplement

    Unused BMW cassette cleaning kit

    Trunk tool kit, jack and accessories

    All the original documentation/invoices, highlighted by the original Purchase Order

    A copy of Car & Driver Magazine 11/87 with the BMW E30 M3 Road Test

    Owners original fuel logbook

  • #2
    I Like! Great Deal GLWS

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    • #3
      Having just "revived/recommissioned" a low mile m3 from a 20 yr slumber myself, I would be very interested to see exactly what the shop did to revive this one.
      75 M2
      88 M3

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      • #4
        Beautiful car, would assume you are a dealer selling this car or a broker? Well written story GLWS.
        Who knows where I'll be, changes from day to Continent.

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        • #5
          "Time capsule" is right, that interior looks immaculate.

          I didn't know that being a mechanical engineer gave me extra brownie points in a car's ownership history... pressure is on not to get lazy with my wrenching projects!
          1989 Lachs
          1988 Lachs - sold
          1988 DS - sold
          Bay Area M3 FB group

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Konig View Post
            "Time capsule" is right, that interior looks immaculate.

            I didn't know that being a mechanical engineer gave me extra brownie points in a car's ownership history... pressure is on not to get lazy with my wrenching projects!
            hmmm...does that mean points are deducted if owner is a management major/computer geek?
            75 M2
            88 M3

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            • #7
              Thanks for all the compliments! The car is on consignment with me by the family of the original owner who passed away last year.. Here is a link to the listing on my website, please don't hesitate to contact me if you have you would like to discuss this fabulous M3:

              https://www.fawsittmotors.com/listin...-e30-m3-coupe/

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              • #8
                Can you share the maintenance you had done to recommissioned it?
                75 M2
                88 M3

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by mlytle View Post
                  Can you share the maintenance you had done to recommissioned it?
                  Sure see attached
                  Attached Files

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                  • #10
                    Thank you for sharing! Even "young" cars (mileage wise) need love. Long list that was subset of what I did with mine (39k miles). Great example of the breed, GLWS!
                    75 M2
                    88 M3

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                    • #11
                      It is spelled Milbertshofen...but since there's only one BMW plant in Munich you might as well leave it out.

                      Impressive history nonetheless!
                      GLWS

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                      • #12
                        Emailed and PM'd!

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