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Another M3 sold for a crazy amount of money.

This 23k mile 1990 BMW M3 Sport has surpassed the $250k mark!

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On January 22, 2021, this 23k-mile 1990 BMW M3 Sport Evolution sold for a record of $256,556 USD, beating the previous record by $6,556.

It was said to be sold brand new in Italy, then moving to Germany, then overseas to Florida. It has a clean title with major service being done in Munich. The M3 Evo features unique options such as a euro-market grille, an electric powered sunroof, and Bosch "smiley" headlights.

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The engine bay and interior are both in immaculate condition, though original. Over 99% of this M3 is stock from the factory which is impressive for a car that is 31 years old. In the BaT photos, when looking at the underbody, dust and other buildup is noticeable but can be easily washed off. The M3 still retains the Brillantrot red with no scratches or dents in sight and has the original spare tire, tool kit, and owners manual.

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Comments (15)

  • These used to be considered "affordable classics" πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

      1 month ago
    • It depends what you call affordable. They have always been sought after, particularly like this one, EVO. Their rivals Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II are also getting similar results at the auctions.

        1 month ago
    • I'm saying that you used to be able to get them at a reasonable price

        1 month ago
  • This is insanity. I love the E30 (obviously) but there is no way that car is worth that price. The E30 M3 is an amazing car and I understand why they are worth a $50k. I think it offers you a classic car experience that’s worth $50k, but not $250K. I don’t care what special version it is. But, I doubt the buyer is planning on driving it anyways. This stuff is driving up the price on regular E30s too. The normal E30s are now out of reach for regular people as well, it’s a shame because it’s a nearly perfect car for any car enthusiast in my opinion. A few years ago, you could just find your price range and there would be an E30 waiting for you ($500 beater convertible, $5000 modified project car, $40000 M3 etc.)

    It’s really a shame that classic BMW ownership might not be possible for most younger car people soon.

      1 month ago
  • Thoooose seats!?!?!??πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

      1 month ago
  • I love the car!, (Shatner comma) and understand it has value - but $256,556 seems a bit ridiculous. Especially when you know you can get a brand new Ferrari Roma or Portofino for less. Or better yet, a person can get a 911 Carrera 4S AND a Mercedes AMG GT for less, combined! If I were a multimillionaire who was looking to add cars to my collection, this might make sense. If I was looking for a car I want to drive, I would have better options for the money. That doesn't mean it isn't fantastic.

      1 month ago
  • Seems unlikely that this car will appreciate from that number very much. If I am right, not a good investment. Of course some of the new cars mentioned will depreciate rapidly. Of course if you put say, 30k in upgrades to a clean, base 325, it would be a far better drivers car. Anyway, wasn’t me. Must of been at least two very wealthy individuals that had a e30 M3 hole in their extensive collections. One of them now has that covered. The other one still has $250K and can keep on shopping.

      1 month ago
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