The Details

BMW E30 M3




  • Mileage: 107,932
  • Year: 1990
  • MOT Expiry: February 2025
  • Exterior Colour: Diamond Black Metallic
  • Interior Colour: Black Bison Leather
  • Top speed: 150
  • 0-60mph: 6.7
  • BHP: 215
  • Transmission: 5-Speed Dogleg Manual
  • Engine Capacity: 2302cc
  • Engine Configuration: Inline 4


Diamond Black Metallic paintwork, Black Bison leather upholstery, 16-inch split-rim BBS alloy wheels, 215hp S14 engine, 5-speed dogleg manual transmission, Electric sunroof, Electric windows, M Technic II leather steering wheel, Leather gear knob, CD player, Rear spoiler, Red bumper stripes, Tailored M carpet mats.


The Diamantschwarz paintwork presents very well indeed after a full detail and machine polish on arrival with us. A deep metallic shine is retained throughout and we’re pleased to report that the body is free from any swirl marks or major blemishes. At the front end there are remarkably few stone chips and she’s nice and straight along both sides with no notable car park dings. The headlights are clear and undamaged, and the window glass is BMW-etched all round. The exterior is lifted further with Sport Evo-style bumper stripes in red and split-rim BBS wheels that fill the arches perfectly.



The original bison leather upholstery has worn very well with no major wear or damage to the deeply supportive bolsters. Having never been reconnolised the upholstery still feels soft and supple with only some expected wrinkles to evidence the car’s 107k miles from new. The original M Tech II steering wheel has a great textured finish to the rim and the dash is free from any cracks or distortion from the sun. In the footwells you’ll find tailored M-embroidered overmats protecting the carpets. All in all a very well presented and original interior, the only upgrades over standard being an aftermarket head unit and later-style M leather gear knob with the correct dogleg shift pattern.


A real treat for the enthusiast, the engine bay looks great. Much like the interior it has a very original appearance having never required any restorative work, there are even traces of the yellowish factory wax still present. The mechanicals of the car have just been inspected by our trusted classic car workshop who also found the underside to be in very good solid condition with no corrosion issues. Since arriving in the UK from Japan in 2017 the car has been serviced three times, all at Sytner BMW and most recently in February 2023 at 173,381km / 107,734 miles.

History File

Built in July 1990 this example is one of only 1,512 EU-spec catalyst-equipped 215hp E30 M3s produced. Supplied new to its first owner in Germany the car was exported to Japan in the mid-90s where it resided until 2017 before finally landing in the UK. Since arriving over here the car has been serviced three times by Sytner BMW. For the new keeper’s peace of mind a full vehicle health check has just been carried out, the car wanting for little more than a new battery, front ball joint gaiters and some bulbs.

The accompanying History File is complete with a thick raft of UK and Japanese invoice paperwork, a supplementary UK E30 M3 owners’ manual, service booklet, and the V5C showing 2 former keepers.

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