This Is Why People Are Paying Nearly Six Figures to Own a Perfect E30 M3

Spoiler: Because they drive great.

<p>The birth of a legend came with genuine racing credentials: one of the most successful race cars of all time started right here: in 1987, when the M3 entered the World Touring Car Championships, and stretching to 1994, after it had racked up 1436 victories—a win a day, <a href="https://takemebeyondthehorizon.wordpress.com/2009/12/16/auto-spotlight-bmw-m3-e30-part-4-the-victories/" target="_blank">according to one source</a>. It won on dirt and tarmac alike. It won the Italian, British, German, Australian, and World Touring Car Championships. It won the 24 Hours of Nurburgring in its last year of racing. Is it any wonder that the barely-disguised homologation version is worth so much money? Finally, you're buying the real thing.  </p>
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The first-generation BMW M3 has been climbing in resale price faster than anyone could've imagined. They're now true collector cars, resigned mostly to showroom duty in climate-controlled garages. But as Matt Farah of finds out, there's a good reason behind all the price madness.

Farah was offered a drive in a mint, 82,000-mile E30 M3 for his latest One Take video series. The car was mostly stock, save for a few Evolution III trim pieces and a lovely carbon fiber BMW Motorsport intake.

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Interestingly, Farah drove a first-gen M3 in the past at BMW's performance center in South Carolina, and found the gearing wasn't all too great for the tight, hairpin-filled track. This time around through the sweeping canyons, though, his opinion is nothing but positive. He especially fawns over the fantastic sound coming from the S14 four-cylinder engine. Did you expect anything else from a car now worth (and )?

Watch for yourself to hear what Farah thinks.

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