Market Finds: There Are at Least Three Reasons to Buy this BMW M3

There Are at Least Three Reasons to Buy this BMW M3

By Petrolicious Productions
April 17, 2014

The car: 1988 BMW E30 M3 

Price: $30,000

Location: Denver, Colorado, USA

Original Ad: Click here

The BMW E30 M3 is legendary for three reasons: first, it provided the basis for a racing monster that won championships in multiple European series’. Second, it solidified the reputation of the peerless BMW 3-series. And finally, it is simply an amazing car to drive that combines a strong powertrain and solid, communicative chassis with wonderful, quick steering.

This M3 is being sold because the owner is looking for an Evo II M3 and his wife will only allow him one car at a time. It is described as being in “great condition” and “very original.” The seller says that the car isn’t a “race car, museum specimen, or bubble car.” It seems to be rust-free and has an extensive (although not entirely complete) service history. The paint is in good condition for a twenty-five year old car with 184,000 miles. All-in-all it appears to be in great shape, as described, and is worth a look if you’re considering a strong driver.

If you know of a great, stylish car for sale and would like us to feature it, please let us know!

Petrolicious makes no claim as to the accuracy of the information contained in the car’s original listing, nor will it be held responsible for any errors in said information. If you’re interested in this car, do your homework and research it extensively before you buy.

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Stephen Fitzgerald
7 years ago

Sale pending. thanks for the exposure Petrolicious. Perhaps an Evo II video high in the Colorado Rockies will be on tap soon?

7 years ago

I do not have any specialized knowledge of the marque, but I suspect this is unrealistic money for what is a desirable, but well used, model. Probably has another agenda. “Look, honey, none of the unwashed will pay what it’s worth – we’ll just have to keep it”. And get the Evo, too. I actually am rooting for him.

Stephen Fitzgerald
7 years ago
Reply to  olddavid

Actually, if you look at Hagerty valuation tools this is right in the value range shown on their site.

El Nacho Taco
El Nacho Taco
7 years ago

I am quite fond of the E30, especially in M3 form. Not so much of 30K for a nearly 200,000 mile example that isn’t museum “bubble car” quality.

Stephen Fitzgerald
7 years ago
Reply to  El Nacho Taco

Bubble cars go for 50+ plus now, which is easy to verify from recent auctions and forum conversations.

Jim Bair
Jim Bair(@5280jb)
7 years ago

Reason # 4: I am also in Denver, Colorado.

PS: Please explain these reasons to my wife. 🙂