Prices for the BMW E30 M3 have been going through the roof lately and the cult behind this car is growing by the day. Most people bought E30 M3s when prices were low, hoping for a sudden increase and, even big profits. Therefore, if you’re looking to buy an E30 M3 these days just to drive it and enjoy it, you should be willing to part ways with a lot of money. Prices are still up and now even ‘tuned’ models are asking for ludicrous amounts of money.
In the collectors’ world, a car is only going to be worth the money if it’s in mint, bone stock condition. If you want to invest in a future classic, you need it with as fewer miles on the clock as possible and as clean as possible, just like when it left the factory. This particular M3 falls a bit far from that description, having been transformed into what the owners call the ‘DTM Edition’. According to the ad, all the changes were done by professionals, so there’s no need to worry about malfunctions.
We can see a roll cage, a new suspension (including struts and braces), a rear wing added on as well as a new front carbon fiber splitter, carbon fiber mirror covers, BBS wheels with titanium bolts and so on. The exhaust has also been changed, the manifold along with it and, the most obvious change of all, the car was dressed up in Speed Yellow. It’s an interesting touch but I think the car would’ve attracted plenty of curious looks on the street anyway.
Now, the million dollar question (or, better yet, the $90,000 one) is whether this car is worth the money. The ad on ClassicDrive says the car has 101,880 km (63,306 miles) on it but that the engine has been rebuilt and has less than 2,000 km on it. It’s not your typical stock classic car, but will that matter to a “regular” buyer?