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Originally registered in Italy and dry-stored over there, the car's been in the family for over 20 years and has been in the UK since 2016. It dates to March 1983, so very early E30, it has 84,000 original KM, is solid and rust-free, but paintwork is tired. Some wear to drivers seat but spare fabric is included. It's totally ...


BMW e30 316i 1989 Saloon future classic, FSH, 12 months MOT, in pristine condition FOR SALE. First registered in August 1989 Colour RED ZINNOBER with ANTHRACITE cloth in immaculate condition. 1596cc Petrol engine. Transmission – Manual. Central locking with keys. Front Electric windows. Mileage ...

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Picture of 1991 BMW 325i Cabriolet - 1 Owner - 73600 miles! For Sale by Auction

This car will be auctioned by Classic Car Auctions on Saturday the 25th of September at Stoneleigh park near Kenilworth Warwickshire , Hall 1 . For any further information please contact Simon at the Leamington Spa office. Guide Estimate £10000 - £12000 A super, one-owner, low mileage 325i soft top. Details Specification ...


Here we have a genuine One UK owner BMW M3 E30 owned by the same collector since 1999 MOT till February 2020 it was Previously owned by the Service Manager at BMW. Timing chain replaced at 100,000 miles Current mileage 130,000miles/212,000km Dry stored then repainted/retrimmed 2016/17. This Car was Produced on the 6th ...


Now this is a little gem... in true time warp condition. This was owned by an elderly gentlemen from new till this year and the only reason he sold was due to losing his license. Over 30 BMW Main dealer service and maintenance stamps are in the book, all the keys, tool kit, correct dealership chamois’ etc etc. You won’t ...


OVERVIEW BMW 325i E30 4door saloon manual 1987 (Aug ) in attractive Cirrus Blue Metallic with blue cloth interior-only one previous owner from new-GENUINE 43,000 MILES FROM NEW This car was a £22,000 spec. car to buy new as most of these features were extras in the 80’s when I bought it. It was the last with the ...

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Picture of 1989 BMW 320i SE (E30) - Lovely history file & celebrity For Sale by Auction

To be offered by Classic Car Auctions at The Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show Sale 2021 on Saturday 25th September in Hall 1, NAEC, Stoneleigh Park, Nr Coventry CV8 2LG. Please contact the office and speak to Arwel Richards for further information on the car, how to bid and viewing days. Lot No. 540 ...

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Picture of 1990 BMW 320i Cabriolet Auto For Sale

1990 BMW 320i Cabriolet Auto First registered on the 24th of August 1990, this little gem has just come into stock here at DoL. These E30 cabrios having been flying off of the shelf here this summer and rightly so. They represent immense value, when this good, and are still so iconic and usable. This 320i ...


Reduced for a quick sale to £13995 This has to be one of the nicest BMW 325i Coupes in the UK. Finished in Zinnoberrot Red with full original checked velour upholstery this car is in excellent condition throughout. The exterior paintwork is excellent with no rust whatsoever and all the door jars/ door bottoms are ...


For sale is my 1993 BMW E30 318i touring MOT until 01/08/2022 Good overall condition few bits of wear and tear from being nearly 30 years old, like some small rips in the seats and the headlining is sagging. Bodywork pretty good for its age, few little dents here and there but no major rust issues. Since I've owned it ...

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A Brief History of the E30 BMW 3-Series

The BMW E30 is the second generation of BMW’s 3-Series range, produced from 1982 – 1994. The E30 3-Series was available in Coupe, 4-door saloon, Convertible and Touring (Estate) form.

The E30 was the first 3 series to be made available with a diesel engine and the first to be available in all-wheel-drive layout but the E30 is most famous for its traditional rear-wheel-drive layout.

E30 production took place in Germany and South Africa whilst Complete Knock-Down kits were supplied and assembled in Jakarta and Bangkok. There were no major updates to the E30 until 1987, this brought the introduction of the Touring body style and removal of the 325e model from the range. A redesign to the rear light clusters, front bumper and reduction in the use of chrome trim gave the E30 a new modern appearance.

The E30, of course, is most famous because of the M3 model, BMW needed to produce 5,000 road legal variants of their racing car to homologate it for Group A touring car regulations and thus, the M3 was born.

First-generation E30 M3s were fitted with an S14 4-Cylinder engine. Throughout M3 production, the capacity of that S14 would grow from 2.0 litres to 2.5 litres. Although the M3 was an E30 it shared only a few external body panels with the standard coupe model.

The M3 was fitted with a Dogleg 5-speed gearbox, meaning that 1st gear is where 2nd would be in a traditional gearbox layout. The E30 M3 came with specific to it, brakes, suspension and wheels.

In racing, the M3 was extremely competitive across the world. In the British Touring Car Championship, the E30 M3 was competitive, despite being up against the fire breathing RS500 Sierra Cosworth, whereas the M3 had to make do with just over 250bhp in the early 90s. Tim Harvey & Will Hoy both had success in Labatt’s liveried E30 M3s, but ultimately it would be Will Hoy who won the championship in 1991.

The interesting thing about racing regulations at the time is that homologating your car for Group A circuit racing, also meant that a vehicle was homologated to race in any Group A championship and the E30 did exactly that, entering Rally events from 1987 right through until 1995.

E30 Production stopped in 1994 with the Touring being the last model to be made. It was replaced by the E36 generation and although popular, the E36 has never quite captured the heart of the Enthusiast quite how the E30 has.

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