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1988 Silver BMW M3 E30 [86-92]

Horsham, United Kingdom




Nogaro Silver Metallic, BMW Light Alloy Wheel BMW Styling, M3 EVOLUTION, 5-Speed Dogleg Manual, Rear Wing, Front Spoiler, Brake Cooling Ducts, Flared Arches, Kleines Motorsport-Paket, Silver Uberkaro Half Leather Seats, Lift-Up-And-Slide-Back Sunroof Electric, Window Lifts Electric, Front Electric Mirrors, Numbered Interior Plaque, Radio BMW Cassette Player, AM/FM Radio, Power Steering, Cigarette Lighter, Digital Clock, Windscreen, Green-Tinted Upper Strip, Floor Mats Velour, Roof Antenna, Tool Kit, On Board Computer
Finished in its designated colour of Nogaro Silver, this M3 Evolution 2 glistens as if it had just rolled off the production line. Condition is as new having just returned from a complete nut and bolt restoration.
1 of just 3 colours available for the Evo 2, the metallic shade of silver perfectly captures the wide boxy arches and wing of the M3 to create what is arguably one of the most iconic silhouettes of all time.
Attention to detail really sets this car apart; with all exterior trim retaining a deep black lustre and even the period correct stickers still adhered to the 3mm lightweight rear windows, its clear that this was a restoration of the highest and most detailed standard.
This M3 is fitted with the half leather interior, standard to all 501 Evo 2 cars that rolled off the production line. It was completely refurbished in the correct OEM materials and as such appears and smells as new having covered only test miles since restoration.
The steering wheel is new to the touch and just in front of the gear stick sits the special Evolution 2 numbered plaque, confirming the build number of the special edition vehicle.
Equipped with a later, more powerful version of BMW’s iconic S14 Engine (the S14B23) the EVO 2 produced nearly 30bhp more than the standard M3 and was the highest capacity 2.3L BMW used in the road going M3s and build for homologation purposes. By using an aluminium head BMW were able to keep weight down significantly improving the cars handling over its competitors.
As with all E30 M3’s the car has a 5 speed dog leg gearbox that feels tight and provides a quick change between 2nd and 3rd gear, the Evo 2 utilising the same ratios but a shorter final drive.
Mechanically speaking, this car is as new with the underside as clean as the top. Every mechanism and intricate part of the mechanics was rebuilt or renewed as part of the restoration and the results are flawless.
The car is fitted with the standard Evolution 2 16″ BBS cross spoke alloys, all of which are in perfect unmarked condition. They are shod in a new set of Yokohama’s.
Brake discs are all in perfect order as new alongside the rest of the braking and suspension components.
This M3 was supplied to its first German owner in April 1988 and was used and enjoyed covering 60k+ Kms as recorded in a German warranty document dated 1990. It was imported into the UK in 1996 and looked after by the BMW parts department in Holland park early on before heading up to the Midlands. History is sporadic and limited during its early life, MOT’s dated 2005 show the KMs at 143k before the current owner purchased the car in 2014.
A good basis for a restoration it was sent to renowned specialists RS Garage in Portugal for a complete nut and bolt restoration. The results of which are 1st class and the car stands here today without use other than final testing. This process was fully documented on their facebook page with 100+ photos and further videos.
Present with the car is the original book pack in its plastic folder, including the M3 supplement and a warranty document from 1990 but no service book, however the car is as new with no signs of a previous life apart from the tachometer reading 164k. Further paperwork in the file includes past TUV certificates, MOT certificates and a dozen or so parts invoices now redundant considering the cars new and complete rebuild.
In terms of provenience and attention to detail, this Evolution 2 is surely one of the best available today.
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The car is supplied having had an extensive intake inspection. Warranty, Finance, Part Exchange and Worldwide shipping are all available on request.
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  • LayoutFront Engined
  • Size2.3L
  • AspirationNormally Aspirated


  • Power 220 bhp
  • Top speed 152 mph
  • Acceleration0 to 62 in 6.4 s


  • TypeManual
  • Driven wheelsRear Wheel Drive


  • TypePetrol


  • Doors2
  • ColourSilver
  • Body typeCoupe

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