1989 BMW M3 COUPE  Chassis no. WBSAK0300K2198332
Lot 18
'Time-warp' example
1989 BMW M3 COUPE
Sold for US$ 96,250 inc. premium

Lot Details
1989 BMW M3 COUPE  Chassis no. WBSAK0300K2198332 1989 BMW M3 COUPE  Chassis no. WBSAK0300K2198332 1989 BMW M3 COUPE  Chassis no. WBSAK0300K2198332 1989 BMW M3 COUPE  Chassis no. WBSAK0300K2198332 1989 BMW M3 COUPE  Chassis no. WBSAK0300K2198332 1989 BMW M3 COUPE  Chassis no. WBSAK0300K2198332 1989 BMW M3 COUPE  Chassis no. WBSAK0300K2198332 1989 BMW M3 COUPE  Chassis no. WBSAK0300K2198332 1989 BMW M3 COUPE  Chassis no. WBSAK0300K2198332 1989 BMW M3 COUPE  Chassis no. WBSAK0300K2198332 1989 BMW M3 COUPE  Chassis no. WBSAK0300K2198332 1989 BMW M3 COUPE  Chassis no. WBSAK0300K2198332 1989 BMW M3 COUPE  Chassis no. WBSAK0300K2198332 1989 BMW M3 COUPE  Chassis no. WBSAK0300K2198332 1989 BMW M3 COUPE  Chassis no. WBSAK0300K2198332 1989 BMW M3 COUPE  Chassis no. WBSAK0300K2198332 1989 BMW M3 COUPE  Chassis no. WBSAK0300K2198332 1989 BMW M3 COUPE  Chassis no. WBSAK0300K2198332 1989 BMW M3 COUPE  Chassis no. WBSAK0300K2198332 1989 BMW M3 COUPE  Chassis no. WBSAK0300K2198332 1989 BMW M3 COUPE  Chassis no. WBSAK0300K2198332 1989 BMW M3 COUPE  Chassis no. WBSAK0300K2198332 1989 BMW M3 COUPE  Chassis no. WBSAK0300K2198332 1989 BMW M3 COUPE  Chassis no. WBSAK0300K2198332 1989 BMW M3 COUPE  Chassis no. WBSAK0300K2198332 1989 BMW M3 COUPE  Chassis no. WBSAK0300K2198332 1989 BMW M3 COUPE  Chassis no. WBSAK0300K2198332 1989 BMW M3 COUPE  Chassis no. WBSAK0300K2198332 1989 BMW M3 COUPE  Chassis no. WBSAK0300K2198332 1989 BMW M3 COUPE  Chassis no. WBSAK0300K2198332 1989 BMW M3 COUPE  Chassis no. WBSAK0300K2198332 1989 BMW M3 COUPE  Chassis no. WBSAK0300K2198332 1989 BMW M3 COUPE  Chassis no. WBSAK0300K2198332 1989 BMW M3 COUPE  Chassis no. WBSAK0300K2198332 1989 BMW M3 COUPE  Chassis no. WBSAK0300K2198332 1989 BMW M3 COUPE  Chassis no. WBSAK0300K2198332 1989 BMW M3 COUPE  Chassis no. WBSAK0300K2198332 1989 BMW M3 COUPE  Chassis no. WBSAK0300K2198332 1989 BMW M3 COUPE  Chassis no. WBSAK0300K2198332 1989 BMW M3 COUPE  Chassis no. WBSAK0300K2198332 1989 BMW M3 COUPE  Chassis no. WBSAK0300K2198332 1989 BMW M3 COUPE  Chassis no. WBSAK0300K2198332 1989 BMW M3 COUPE  Chassis no. WBSAK0300K2198332
1989 BMW M3 COUPE

VIN. WBSAK0300K2198332

2,032cc DOHC Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Bosch Fuel Injection
192bhp at 6,750rpm
5-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Double Wishbone Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Vacuum Assisted Vented Disc Brakes


*'Time-warp' example
*Fewer than 10,800 miles on the clock
*Increasingly popular 'Youngtimer' model
*A legend of the 1980s
*Sunroof optioned car



THE BMW M3

There had been expensive, limited edition M-Series models before the M3 but it was the latter's arrival that brought BMW's premier performance brand within the reach of less wealthy enthusiasts. 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.

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 and a 0-60mph time of around 7 seconds, highly respectable figures even by today's standards.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

A highly original example of this increasingly desirable model, the M3 we present here comes to the market having resided in two of the country's most discerning collections of the marque. Both custodians chose it for its remarkable condition, which can in modest terms be described as unspoilt; to the trained eye it might even be categorized as being 'as new', as it has covered an actual mileage of just a whisker over 10,700 miles. It barely looks as though those have even been accrued.

The extent to which its originality is manifested includes it still retaining the original cosmoline finish in the engine bay, while naturally its full tool kit, Owner's Manual and Service folio are all present. Adding to its appeal is the original color scheme of Cinnabar Red, as well as its full black leather interior, BBS wheels and sunroof.

With modest mileage, very little wear and in one of the acknowledged iconic liveries for these cars, as these cars continue to appreciate there can be very few of the quality of this available anywhere in the world.

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  • Please note that the engine capacity for this lot should be listed as 2.3L. Due to California emissions laws, please note that this vehicle may only be sold to an out-of-state resident for use outside of California or to a licensed automotive dealer. And its title is in transit.
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