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    !! Excellent Condition 1988 M3 (E30) SoCal Zin over Black !!

    EDIT Feb 1st, 2010: PRICE REDUCTION to $21,000.00 FIRM




    For Sale:

    Adult enthusiast owned Numbers matching 1988 BMW M3 (E30) - 111,695 miles

    The car is truly in Excellent condition. VIN: WBSAK0301J2196345

    As you probably know this is the most victorious of any saloon car built. Only 5000 of these were imported to the USA during its production run.
    These cars were built to meet homologation rules regarding DTM (German Touring Car races) and BMW therefore had to produce 5000 of these per year.

    I really thought it would be the car that I would have kept for the rest of my life. Much like my beloved E36. However, health issues over the past 3 years have been mortally expensive and am therefore forced to sell.

    After purchasing it almost 3 years ago I had a full Inspection II service performed by our BMW dealer.
    I had the windscreen replaced with BMW Sekurit glass and at the same time BMW replaced the HT leads.
    The car passed CA smog easily.

    I keep the car like new (as I do with both of my Ms). I wash with the two bucket method. I use MF cloths, NXT, Zymol, Klasse, and Souveran. Outside of regular washing, I wash and clay bar the car, clean the paint, reseal, and then put on a coat of carnuba wax every six months. The paint feels like butter. The car is garage kept and I only drive it about once a month when it's sunny.

    The M3 is Zinnober red over Black leather.

    The front seats have been re-upholstered and last year I replaced all the seat shocks in the driver's seat.

    Original Radio (with code and fully functional)
    AC (blows cold)
    OBC (fully functional)
    Check lights above rear view mirror (all functional)
    Rear view mirror navigation lights (functional)
    Electronic Rear View Mirrors (functional)
    7 way adjustable front seats (functional)

    I have two binders will all of the service records and the original books/manuals too.

    The car drives phenomenally well. It is very precise and the bilstein shocks are great.

    This is your chance at owning one the very best homologation special cars ever produced by BMW.

    It really is that good.

    Clean Carfax and I am willing to take it for a PPI (BMW dealer or reputable indy shop) but the requesting party will have to incur the cost.

    Price $24000 - will consider reasonable offers. Please: Serious buyers only. I have the title in hand.

    Call Keith @ 805-987-4022 (between 9 AM and 5 PM only)

    And now the photographs (please excuse my old camera and lack of skills):




















































    Thank you!
    Last edited by RidgeBack; 02-01-2010 at 01:16 PM. Reason: Added the VIN

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    wow! look awesome!!! best luck dude

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackarrow View Post
    wow! look awesome!!! best luck dude
    Thank you.

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    Wow! That interior is pristine. Best of luck with the sale. I hope a car of this caliber goes to a good home...

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    The car looks amazing! But I have to ask...is the paint original?? It almost looks too good for an 88. I know someone who is looking for an E30 M3 and I believe this has everything he is asking for!

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    Quote Originally Posted by raceMpower95 View Post
    Wow! That interior is pristine. Best of luck with the sale. I hope a car of this caliber goes to a good home...
    Thanks! So do I.

    Quote Originally Posted by bpalm004 View Post
    The car looks amazing! But I have to ask...is the paint original?? It almost looks too good for an 88. I know someone who is looking for an E30 M3 and I believe this has everything he is asking for!
    Original paint. I wash using the two bucket method. Then claybar, mind cleaner Zymol, sealer (Klasse AIO), the a couple of coats of Souveran Pinnacle (pure carnuba) every six months. Souveran detail spray with MF cloths when she needs it but she's garaged and only come out to play on a sunny weekend.

    Here's a link to how I clean my cars (it's my E36M that got the right up)

    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...d.php?t=957126

    Cheers!

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    That car is stunning.

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    Sorry to see it go, such a beautiful car. Good luck with the sale.
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    Dude.
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    I can't speculate on what would cause the POOP alarm, but I would recommend pulling over immediately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dricebrug View Post
    That car is stunning.
    Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Makr View Post
    If you part it out can I have the front seats for the six?






    Sorry to see it go, such a beautiful car. Good luck with the sale.
    Thanks Mark.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sneezy View Post


    Dude.
    I know.

    After just going through some records I found out that I purchased the car in March of 07. I cannot believe I got the time all messed up. I've owned her for almost 3 years but it feels like only yesterday.
    Last edited by RidgeBack; 12-03-2009 at 01:33 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Dear god I want this car.

    Must resist........

    I also do not want a divorce and this would put the wife off the deep end.....


    Good luck with the sale, if it is still around after the holidays I may make a move.
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    Thanks Jim.

    A couple of people asked me for pics of the engine bay so I after a quick dust with Aerospace protectant I snapped a few shots....








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    Thanks chaps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Makr View Post
    Bump.
    Thanks Makr!

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    I can't believe you are selling this. I remember when you got it & how great it looked. nothing's changed!
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    I do see some cardboard on the ground in the garage with some drips on it. Can you please explain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1996 300ZXTT View Post
    I do see some cardboard on the ground in the garage with some drips on it. Can you please explain?
    Sure, the car was in the dealer for an Inspection II and I asked them to check the entire car out for anything. They replaced the HT leads and the windscreen.

    It appears that the cars has a small drip of oil about once every 3 months. I've owned it for 3 years and there's probably 12-15 drips on the cardboard. I've looked and cannot see where the drip is coming from - and neither can the dealer.

    The car doesn't burn any oil either. So, I haven't even needed to top off the oil.

    I put the cardboard there, 1 - to find out how much was leaking, and 2 - so that it wouldn't mark the floor because we're renting and I don't want to have to pay for a stained floor.

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    gorgeous car, the wheels and color combo look really nice.
    bump for a great seller.
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