For Sale: 1987 BMW M3 in Monterey, California

Vehicle Description


This 1987 BMW M3 is a left-hand-drive example that is said to have been delivered new to Japan and later found its way to Europe before it was acquired by its current owner in 2022 and imported to the United States via the Netherlands. Power comes from a 2.3-liter S14 inline-four paired with a five-speed manual transmission, and the car is finished in Diamond Black Metallic over black leather. Equipment includes a limited-slip differential, basketweave 16? wheels, a sunroof, a rear wing, fog lights, heated front sport seats, power windows, an AM/FM/cassette stereo, air conditioning, and an onboard computer. This AK05 E30 M3 is now offered on dealer consignment in California with Japanese-language manufacturer’s literature, service records from prior ownership, a tool kit, and a clean Montana title in the name of a Dutch BV (private limited company).


The car is finished in Diamond Black Metallic and features an electric sunroof, a rear wing, a front lip, fog lights, painted mirror caps, twin exhaust outlets, and flared fenders.


Basketweave 16? wheels feature BMW center caps and are mounted with 205/50 Nexen tires. The MacPherson strut/semi-trailing arm suspension was revised for the E30 M3 with a thicker rear anti-roll bar as well as shorter and stiffer springs.


The cabin features manually adjustable front sport seats and a rear bench upholstered in black leather. Amenities include an onboard computer, heated front seats, an AM/FM/cassette stereo, air conditioning, and cruise control as well as power windows, mirrors, and locks.


The three-spoke M-Tech II steering wheel fronts VDO instrumentation including a 260-km/h speedometer and an 8k-rpm tachometer as well as gauges for oil temperature, coolant temperature, and fuel level. The six-digit odometer shows 134k kilometers (~83k miles).


The 2.3-liter S14 inline-four was factory rated at 195 DIN horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque.


A Getrag five-speed manual transmission with a dogleg shift pattern directs power to the rear wheels via a limited-slip differential.


Japanese-language manufacturer’s literature and service records from prior ownership are included in the sale and pictured in the gallery below.

The selling dealer states that the car will not pass California emissions testing, and therefore it cannot be sold to an in-state private-party buyer.



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Contact us at 831.373.3131 or [email protected]

Vehicle Details

  • 1987 BMW M3
  • Listing ID: CC-1684519
  • Price: Contact Seller
  • Location:Monterey, California
  • Year:1987
  • Make:BMW
  • Model:M3
  • Odometer:0
Listed By:
Mohr Imports Inc.
1187 Del Monte Avenue
Monterey, CA 93940

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