This 1988 BMW M3 is finished in Henna Red over black leather and is powered by a 2.3-liter S14 inline-four paired with a five-speed manual transmission. Equipment includes cruise control, air conditioning, a sunroof, and power windows, while modifications include Recaro front seats, 16″ Sport Evo-style wheels, and aftermarket exhaust and suspension components. The seller purchased the car in 2012, and has since added 9k of the 146k miles shown. Service within the last 2k miles is said to include a valve adjustment, an oil change, replacement of the accessory belts and spark plugs, and services for the brakes, coolant system, differential, and transmission. This E30 M3 is now offered with factory literature, partial service records, spare parts, a clean Carfax report, and a clean Washington title in the seller’s name.
The exterior is finished in Henna Red (052), and the exterior rubber weather gaskets were reportedly replaced under prior ownership. Areas of touch-up paintwork on the front and rear plastic fascia along with nicks in the paint on the grille and hood are noted, and photos showing the condition of the paint up close along with VIN-stamped stickers are provided in the gallery below.
Sport Evo-style 16″ wheels with Nogaro-finished centers wear 215/45 Falken Azenis RT615K tires with 2015 date codes. Cross-drilled rotors are equipped at each corner, and the seller notes that aftermarket suspension components are fitted. A spare Sport Evo wheel is included in the sale, and service in the past 2k miles has reportedly include steering and brake fluid flushes along with new brake pads.
The interior features black leather upholstery on the rear seats and door panels, while black cloth Recaro seats are fitted up front. Amenities include air conditioning, a power sunroof, cruise control, power windows, an onboard computer, and a AM/FM/cassette stereo. An illuminated shift knob, M-Tech II steering wheel, and red seat belts are fitted. The seller notes that the sunroof cover fabric is loose at the right-front corner.
The leather-wrapped steering wheel frames a 160-mph speedometer and an 8k-rpm tachometer, as well as gauges for coolant temperature and fuel level. The six-digit odometer shows 146k miles, approximately 9k of which were added by the seller.
The 2.3-liter S14 DOHC inline-four was rated from the factory at 192 horsepower with 170 lb-ft of torque when new, which is sent to the rear wheels through a five-speed Getrag manual gearbox and limited-slip rear differential. A trunk-mounted battery kill switch and Dinan front upper strut bar were added, and the seller states that a service less than 2k miles ago included a valve adjustment and coolant system, differential, and transmission services. The service also reportedly included installation of new A/C, alternator, and power steering belts and replacement of the fuel filter, air filter, cap and rotor, spark plugs, main pan gasket, sump pan gasket, and flex disc.
The seller reports that an aftermarket rear exhaust section and tip was added during prior ownership. Additional photos of the underside can be viewed in the gallery.
The March 2020 Carfax report shows no accidents or other damage and lists registration history in Washington beginning in 1990 through its most recent entry in August 2019.
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