If you're watching the E30 M3 market as closely as we are, you'll know nice examples of the street car have been steadily climbing for the past few years. 200,000-mile drivers can go for $30,000, and nicely kept garage queens are pushing double that. But if you're really looking to empty your bank account for a sporty 3 Series, this period-raced ex-British Touring Car Championship E30 M3 might just be the car for you.
This car, according to the seller, was one of five examples built to compete in the 1991 BTCC season. It was driven by British native Tim Harvey, and took the outright win in the series finale at Silverstone racing circuit. It ultimately finished eighth in the championship, and has since moved through a handful of private collections, before coming last month.
According to the seller, this E30 still has its original Labatt Brewing Company livery, and remains in ready-to-race condition. The cockpit looks exceptionally clean and purposeful, with an updated fire suppression system visible in the sales pictures.
With an asking price of just 150,000 British Pounds, or about $183,000 by current exchange rates, this little 3er doesn't come cheap. But the motorsport heritage and impressive originality of this example will surely for someone.