The E30 M3 was the pinnacle of the low-volume homologation road car built by BMW Motorsport for various European touring car championships in the early 1990s and for all intents and purposes broke the mould and changed the landscape of both the events and these cars forever.
As with the Mercedes 300SL Gullwing and the Jaguar E-Type coupe, all great sporting coupes demand and must be followed by an open convertible version, and this path has clearly been followed by the E30 M3.
Manufactured in 1991 in left hand drive, this E30 convertible is a much-cherished example, and highly prized by enthusiastic ownership in the middle-west of England.
Beautifully finished in very rare German racing silver with its matching and entirely correct full grey leather Rocaro competition inspired seats and the fully electric convertible roof with additional wind visor, the car has benefitted from a comprehensive recommissioning, with £14,000 spent on parts and labour to bring it back on the road after over a decade in benign and well-cared storage. These works are fully documented by its current enthusiastic ownership.
Sitting on its original BBS wheels, a 90s style icon if ever there was one, the owner confirms the car to be entirely and perfectly original, so hugely important in the youngtimer generation, with the exception of an indulgent custom gearstick which he reckons has been on the car for some considerable time.
With its super rare and desirable colour combination in the national racing colours of its country of birth, its full service history, its undoubted originality (the car has never been repainted or retrimmed) this 90s competition touring car homologation model now ticks every box in what is one of the most vibrant sectors of the specialist and historic car market.
Estimate: £35,000 – £45,000
€38,000 – €50,000
$42,000 – $55,000