For Sale: 1990 BMW M3

Price: $74,900

Type: Used
Year: 1990
make: BMW
model: M3
body style: Coupe
stock: 221003
Mileage: 1000
engine size: 2.3L I4 192hp 170ft. lbs.
transmission: 5-Speed Manual
Interior color: Gray-Dark
VIN: WBSAK0318LAE33997

car comments
1990 BMW M3

A very nice Driver's "Plus" grade restoration with full performance minded engine refurbishment, suspension updating, and cosmetic refreshing. Mileage since the ground-up rebuild is approximately 1,000 all of which were used as break-in miles for the newly rotating internals.

This M3 started as a solid rust free 1-owner California car with no sign of previous damage history and the refurb was completed in 2022. The original Anthracite metallic paint was showing it's age, so the exterior was refreshed by Auto City in San Francisco. Repaint is not a 10, but still of high quality in general. All body panels are original, and still wear their original VIN stickers, and the full documentation of the engine build can be found at the link below.

The interior is mostly original and generally shows well. The black leather seating shows no shrinkage or excessive wear, and the carpets, door cards, and dash are free of sun damage, fading, or splitting. All switchgear is operational and stock with the exception of an aftermarket stereo head unit.

The vehicle still sits on it's OEM "basketweave" wheels with no notable blemishes and free of curb rash, scuffs, sand blasting or otherwise. Tires are Yokohama Advan's date stamped from the 42nd week of 2021.

Overall this is a very well sorted example of an E30 M3 that has had a lot of money spent on it with the idea of making it a solid reliable driver. It's not often you find a garage queen lookalike that can be driven and enjoyed. Especially one that's had almost every nut and bolt under the hood refurbished or replaced. 

Restoration is fully documented :


  • 2.3 liter S14 motor
  • Evo cams
  • JE pistons DFL/ceramic crown
  • ARP fasteners
  • King Bearings
  • CSF Radiator
  • Evo Flywheel
  • Cylinder head optimization
  • Bilstein B6 dampeners.
  • Restored Calipers
  • Stainless steel braided lines.
  • New rotors
  • Sway bar links
New CARB approved header back system built by DECCAT with a Stella muffler, has a CARB (California air resources board) compliance label and current smog. Transmission and Differential have been inspected and re-sealed.

Full specifications and details upon request.

Entertainment And Technology
  • Audio System : Antenna type : power
  • Audio System : Cassette
  • Audio System : Premium brand
  • Audio System : Radio : AM/FM
  • Exterior Features : Ground effects/lower spoilers
  • Exterior Features : Rear spoiler
  • Lights : Front fog lights
  • Mirrors : Side mirror adjustments : power
  • Mirrors : Side mirrors : heated
  • Roof : Moonroof / Sunroof : power glass
  • Wheels and Tires : Wheels : alloy
  • Windows : Front wipers : intermittent
  • Windows : Power windows
  • Windows : Tinted glass
  • Windows : Window defogger : rear
  • Air Conditioning : Front air conditioning
  • Comfort Features : Steering wheel trim : leather
  • Convenience Features : Cruise control
  • Convenience Features : Power steering
  • Instrumentation : Clock
  • Instrumentation : Gauge : tachometer
  • Instrumentation : Trip odometer
  • Seats : Front headrests : 2
  • Seats : Front headrests : integrated
  • Seats : Front seat type : bucket
  • Seats : Upholstery : leather
  • Powertrain : Limited slip differential : rear
Safety And Security
  • Airbags : Front airbags : driver only
  • Brakes : ABS : 4-wheel
  • Brakes : Power brakes
  • Security : Power door locks

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