So you thought the BMW E30 M3 is the only car in the E30 range that has incredibly high price tags these days? Well, apparently, you were wrong. If you want any car part of the original E30 3 Series range, in mint condition, you should be prepared to pay close to what a modern M car is going for these days. Case in point, this Euro-spec BMW E30 323i that has just 162 miles on the clock, put up for sale on eBay, for 69,900 Euros.
Yes, it’s on the other side of the Atlantic so in US dollars, that price tag would add up to about $82,700 which, as you might’ve guessed, will land you a brand new BMW M3 with plenty of options or maybe some spare change and another car to park on your driveway. On the other hand, you wouldn’t have a basically brand new BMW E30 3 Series model in your collection and that’s why the owner of this car is asking for this much.
Having the car since it was brand new, I can’t even begin to imagine just how hard it must’ve been to refrain from driving it for 32 years, especially since we’re talking about the brilliant E30 chassis here, even if it’s not the M3. The car looks absolutely mint, with everything just as BMW intended it when it left the assembly lines. It’s painted red and it’s so clean you could probably eat off of it.
It also comes with a manual 5-speed gearbox and a 6-cylinder engine that used to make 150 HP back in 1985. Since the car has just 162 miles on the clock, chances are it’s still making that sort of power today. With a 0-62 mph sprint of just 9 seconds this thing used to be quite fast in the 1980s. However, it was never brought to the US and the car we’re looking at here is in Belgium, waiting for its next owner.