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An iconic BMW E30 M3 320is with true motorsport pedigree and history

MODEL HISTORY
Exclusively produced for the Italian and Portuguese markets the 320is was manufactured by BMW Motorsport to take advantage of the reduced taxes in those countries for cars that displace two litres or less.  It is powered by the same four cylinder S14 engine but produces 192bhp at 6900rpm opposed to 200bhp at 6750rpm for the regular M3.  Only 2542 units were produced compared to 18204 units of all M3 variants. (Source BMW M Registry). 
   
EQUIPMENT
Complete M-Technic II aero package, shadowline window trim, front airdam, tachometer with integrated oil temperature gauge, power mirrors, central locking, power front windows, map lights in the rear view mirror, leather shift knob, air conditioning, interior headlight adjustment, electric clock.  Racing Extras Summary: FIA-approved M3 OMP roll bar, Velocita OMP steering wheel and boss adjustable Eibach anti roll bar kit, Bilstein front and rear dampers, Supersprint stainless race exhaust, M Coupe diff cover, Turner Motor Sport E30 M3 oil pan baffle. 

EXTERIOR
This stunning example is finished in factory Delphin metallic, (Paint Code 308), with a non-permanent classic Pantone M Power stripes.  All factory trim remains intact and undamaged with the standard M-Technic aero package offering distinctive sporting looks with beneficial aerodynamic gains.  Despite proven track potential this 320is offers real on road enjoyment with all running gear from E30 M3 items including adjustable suspension.  Thousands have been spent on this structurally perfect shell to offer the ultimate M3 experience at a fraction of the cost, guaranteed.
   
INTERIOR
Simply sitting in the cockpit of this BMW raises the drivers pulse. Recaro Speed Seats at a cost £700 and Schroth Racing four-point FIA-approved harness at £245 offer unrivalled safety, support and comfort.  The expensive but mandatory FIA-approved OMP roll cage continues the sporting theme.  The rear interior trim has been removed but all carpeting, headlining, door cards, interior equipment and gauges are retained and function correctly.  This example has been professionally modified with receipts to prove so fun, safety and style can be enjoyed fully.   

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
A must drive for all car enthusiasts.  This high revving S14 engine produces 192bhp, just 8bhp down on a regular M3.  It has a four-valve head, individual throttle plates for each cylinder, machined intake and exhaust ports and a crankshaft with eight counterweights for smooth power delivery. Lift up the bonnet and the clean engine bay has an identical appearance to the unit found in the E30 M3 with the ‘BMW M Power’ inscription on its cam cover.  The essential E36 M3 chain tensioner has been fitted along with a Turner Motor Sport oil pan baffle for high speed cornering.   A five speed manual close-ratio Getrag transmission with a dogleg shift pattern is a delight to use and again identical to a regular E30 M3 with the added benefit of short shift action courtesy Z3M Coupe gear lever.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Two sets of BMW E30 M3 15” BBS Cross Spoke alloy wheels with five stud wheel fixings are supplied.  Quality Yokohama ‘S-Drive’ for road use and soft compound Toyo R888 track tyres.  E30 M3 discs with the rears also being cross-drilled and EBC Yellow Stuff brake pads combined with braided brake lines and ATE Super Blue fluid offer immense stopping power once warm.

HISTORY FILE
Manufactured in November 1988 this fully documented car had three Italian owners before being imported in 2001 by German Cars Ltd.  Remaining in the proprietor’s collection until 2006 it was then UK registered and sold to motoring fanatic David Marshall who embarked on creating the beautiful track orientated example presented today with no expense spared.  An active member of the BMW Car Club (GB) and attending various classic shows with his local club this car has enjoyed many outings.  On his unexpected passing his wife continued the fastidious care and love devoted to the car with annual servicing, professional upkeep and careful storage.     

Masses of paperwork in four separate files, two sets of keys with BMW M Sport keys fobs and having covered just 86,287 miles from new.  Recently serviced with 5 green lights on the service interval indicator.  MOT Feb 2015, Tax June 2014 and HPI Clear.
 

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BMW E30 M3 320is
Price:
£Sold

Year:
1988

Mileage:
86284


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An iconic BMW E30 M3 320is with true motorsport pedigree and history.

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