The M3 debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 1985 with deliveries of this exclusively left-hand drive model commencing a little over one year later. Magazine road tests were soon reporting top speeds of circa 140mph (225km/h) and a 0-60mph (0-97km/h) time of around 7 seconds, highly respectable figures even by today’s standards.
Although it looked pretty much like a standard E30 3-Series from a distance, the M3 shared only the bonnet with its less-exotic sibling. The most obvious difference was the wider front and rear wings while only the most observant would have noticed the more steeply raked rear window and raised boot, changes made in the interests of aerodynamic efficiency. Necessary chassis improvements included lowered and stiffened suspension, wider wheels, five-stud hubs, ventilated front brake discs, ABS and a limited-slip differential as standard. The gearbox was a five-speed close-ratio Getrag.
This wonderful low mileage, 55,000 miles from new, is presented in white with black leather interior, air conditioning and sits on 16 inch wheels. This is a US specification model which comes with many attractive extras. Its powerful Evo 1 engine is a delight to hear and of course, exciting to drive! These models are highly sought after and this in particular is an example not to be missed.
|Auction||Legende et Passion May 2016|
|Day of Auction||N/A|
|Registration Number||EU Registered|
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