For Sale: 1988 BMW E3 in Marietta, Georgia

Vehicle Description

Collectible Motorcar of Atlanta has done it again with this gorgeous 1988 BMW E30 M3. Not only is this car a beautiful sports car, it is also as rare as hen's teeth. When BMW set out to dominate the World Touring Car Championship with its 3-series car the company had to build 5,000 with a 200-bhp, 2.3-liter engine to homologate it for racing. The result was this all time classic.
There was only approximately 5,000 E30's made in 1988, with 500 of those being the upgraded Sport Evolution E30. This car is a Sport Evolution Tribute, and was not born a Sport Evolution. The Sport Evolution came with a few tasteful upgrades, which included a slight increase in horsepower from the original E30 with 190 bhp to a solid 220 bhp. Other upgrades included suspension mods as well as a front splitter and rear spoiler. These give the car that gorgeous, boxy, sports car look that has been an enthusiast's dream for years.
This E30 is painted in a super slick bright red paint job, and is complimented by 3-piece BBS wheels. This look has been around for years, and it truly looks amazing in contrast with the shape of the car and adds tons of style points. As well as more performance, this M3 looks the part with distinctive fender flares, a carbon fiber front splitter, and decklid spoiler. Another noticeable feature on this beautiful body is the sloping rear window. BMW decided to set the rear window at a lower angle which reduced the size of the trunk lid. This led to new pillars, which help stiffen the body. BMW calls this style a "two-door four-seater body with unitary monocoque construction".
Under the hood is where the real action and excitement lies. A cast-iron block four-cylinder first seen in the 1960's was bored out to give 2.3 liters and fitted with a forged-steel crankshaft and cast-alloy oil pan. The top end has an all-new allow cylinder head, designed with lessons learned from BMW race engines. It has four valves per cylinder with 1.46-inch intake that flows to an upgraded exhaust. It was designed by BMW to be able to rev beyond 7,000 rpms, which is aided by its tuned manifolds and electronic injection. Boasting a solid 220-bhp, this car has plenty of speed to power its small and lightweight body. A few upgrades that have taken this car to a different level include a Mishimoto aluminum radiator and electric fan, as well as a Bavarian Autosport strut tower brace. These additions help cool the engine and keep the frame from flexing when cutting it close on those tight turns.
This M3 Evolution is far more exclusive and has more of everything in comparison to the M3. More power, better performance, and better handling thanks for larger wheels, tires, and stiffer springs. A high demand and low supply means that they still command very high prices, and will only continue to rise. Don't miss your chance to own this rare E30 M3 and give us a call today!


1750 Enterprise Way Suite 109 Marietta GA 30067

Hours of Operation:
Monday- Friday - 9-5pm
Saturday - 9-3pm (Appointment Only After 3pm)
Sunday - Closed

Vehicle Details

  • 1988 BMW E3
  • Listing ID: CC-1661030
  • Price: $77,900
  • Location:Marietta, Georgia
  • Year:1988
  • Make:BMW
  • Model:E3
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:Oxblood
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:171718
  • Stock Number:532C
  • VIN:WBSAK030XJ2196683
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Collectible Motor Car of Atlanta
1750 Enterprise Way, Ste. 109
Marietta, GA 30067

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