E30 M3 prices

E30 M3 prices

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E30M3SE

8,426 posts

158 months

Monday 18th August 2014
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Skyedriver said:
Miss my Cecotto, hadn't realised there were so few of them. Sold it for £8k in 2001 bought a Chimaera.
Reading what I've written it is a bit misleading, there were only 25 Ravaglia models, there were 480 Cecottos.

As for the ebay car sold for £23K was the relisted, now it's supposedly sold for £30K, lets wait and see if it gets relisted again.

Welshbeef

43,071 posts

160 months

Monday 18th August 2014
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abidr500 said:
That ebay car is 'sold' for 30k
Cheap for a car that doesn't work!

what could it possibly be worth recommissioned?
And how much does it cost to re omission - plus will it ever be a valuable as a car which was in great condition from new to date.

Onetrackmind

797 posts

175 months

Tuesday 19th August 2014
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I know of someone with a 1987 71,000km Jap imported E30 M3 in Diamond Schwartz who is interested in selling. It's completely standard and mint with FSH - how much do you reckon it's worth?

E30M3SE

8,426 posts

158 months

Tuesday 19th August 2014
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Jap cars can be a bit of a funny spec, does it have a dogleg gearbox?

Onetrackmind

797 posts

175 months

Wednesday 20th August 2014
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E30M3SE said:
Jap cars can be a bit of a funny spec, does it have a dogleg gearbox?
I don't think so.

Many thanks!

e21Mark

14,464 posts

135 months

Wednesday 20th August 2014
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Onetrackmind said:
E30M3SE said:
Jap cars can be a bit of a funny spec, does it have a dogleg gearbox?
I don't think so.

Many thanks!
That alone will put many buyers off. That said, there is bound to be someone who'd prefer more relaxed motorway speeds.

Body condition is paramount. It might be a rare homologation special but it'll rust as badly as your average 316! Add to that the cost of things like wheel bearings or a top end engine service and you can soon find yourself with some hefty bills, which will effect the price folk will pay.

In the past year I've seen what were £15k cars reach £25k+ and they still seem to be rising. The good ones sell quickly too! I'm sure if you could get pics and more detail re spec, there are folk here who know far more than I, who could give a better idea of value.

Mr_B

10,480 posts

205 months

Saturday 13th September 2014
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evojam

347 posts

122 months

Sunday 14th September 2014
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Onetrackmind said:
I don't think so.

Many thanks!
Japanese market E30 M3's can be little gems but as with all E30 M3's need checking very carefully.They are very seldom seen at auction in Japan these days and when they do come up they attract alot of attention and buyers often get into a bidding war even for ropey examples...

foxworth

38 posts

170 months

Wednesday 17th September 2014
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e21Mark said:
You seldom see them getting spanked along mountain roads nowadays.

http://youtu.be/5jqogfgHHPU

I saw an Evo recently sold for £65k at a dealer. I wonder how many people would know the difference from the seat of their pants?
If I had some mountains I'd spank, but I have to make do with surrey country lanes !!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHCUAh1Q8TY

e21Mark

14,464 posts

135 months

Thursday 18th September 2014
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foxworth said:
e21Mark said:
You seldom see them getting spanked along mountain roads nowadays.

http://youtu.be/5jqogfgHHPU

I saw an Evo recently sold for £65k at a dealer. I wonder how many people would know the difference from the seat of their pants?
If I had some mountains I'd spank, but I have to make do with surrey country lanes !!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHCUAh1Q8TY
Looks & sounds great. Any pics?

e21Mark

14,464 posts

135 months

Friday 19th September 2014
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stevesingo said:
Nice examples but I've never really got why the Evo models command so much more money? I realise they're rarer and a bit more powerful but 3 times the price? (of a regular M3)

Rob747

214 posts

138 months

Sunday 21st September 2014
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Looks like both the SE are sold and the Cecotto made £40k at auction.

Mr_B

10,480 posts

205 months

Sunday 21st September 2014
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This is depressing. Turned down a Ravaglia when I was looking for an M3 , a damaged Evo for £6K not so long ago, and couldn't quite stretch the extra £4K a Sport Evo was over base models were years ago when buying my car.
Always knew they would be worth more, but Sport Evo's in 6 figure numbers ...wow ! When a nice stock restored car is £30K , that's a big difference when in reality they drive no different.

Years ago I was at a BMW show at Rockingham. Some guy there had a really tatty black Sport Evo with rust on it and I heard he used it every day and for track days. Anyone know the car ? Guessing it's been restored now.

sjb1970

114 posts

86 months

Monday 22nd September 2014
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I think auctions tend to get people a bit carried away with over bidding and giving a slightly inflated price to a car compared to the cars we see on internet forum sale sections and the rest.... Although as a recent owner of an e30 m3 who sold his E46 csl to buy a minter I'm certainly not complaining! Sickening to have a receipt for my car for £6750 that was around the time I thought about buying one but bought a mk2 106 rallye instead for similar money - arrrgghhhh.
Doesn't matter though, I'm never selling the E30.

foxworth

38 posts

170 months

Monday 22nd September 2014
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e21Mark said:
Looks & sounds great. Any pics?
Thanks!


e21Mark

14,464 posts

135 months

Tuesday 23rd September 2014
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foxworth said:
e21Mark said:
Looks & sounds great. Any pics?
Thanks!
The BBS look so much better with gold centres. I had them on a black M3, but they were fully polished and looked bloody awful. Reminded me of that woman with the garish earrings from Coronation Street.

Long shot, but if anyone knows an M3 shell for sale, please shout.

Mr_B

10,480 posts

205 months

Wednesday 29th October 2014
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M3 'barn find' on eBay, or dusty M3 as might be more befitting. So little info yet £15k bids.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261642063013?_trksid=p20...

Schermerhorn

3,942 posts

151 months

Wednesday 29th October 2014
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Love how anything poorly maintained and in a shoddy state becomes a 'barn find' and people still expect top whack for it.t

Cheib

20,003 posts

137 months

Wednesday 29th October 2014
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Mr_B said:
M3 'barn find' on eBay, or dusty M3 as might be more befitting. So little info yet £15k bids.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261642063013?_trksid=p20...
Sceptical how a barn find M3 on German plates is being sold in the UK.