This is the most SoCal canyon carver picture I’ve seen in a long time. Via Bring A Trailer

You really did it. One of you maniacs out there actually spent a hot $102,000 on a 1989 BMW E30 M3 with 35,000 miles.

Bring A Trailer auctioned this car with 35,562 miles to be precise. Does that alone explain the selling price? No. No it does not. For that, I would need to consult an expert on mass hysteria, or an expert in the hive mentality.

For those of you not familiar with the BMW E30 M3, it was a track-tuned homologation special aimed at Germany’s touring car series of the day, with a high-strung naturally-aspirated four cylinder engine. It even had a slightly different rear window treatment for better aerodynamics. It would be like if Chevrolet sold a street-legal version of Dale Earnhardt’s Winston Cup Monte Carlo SS.

Oh wait, they did. They called it the Aerocoupe. You bastards, you should be buying those for a gazillion bucks not this thing.

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Wait, what’s that? The Monte Carlo SS Aerocoupe we normals could buy was a totally different car than what Dale drove, and it didn’t have a ripping gigantic race-ready V8? Damn you, GM. Damn you to hell.

Anyway, the E30 M3 ruled. Back to my original point.

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This particular M3 wasn’t even bone stock, as it was lightly modified when it lived in Japan, getting new marker lights and an aftermarket exhaust.

The ultra-low mileage isn’t really even all that good for someone who wants a car to drive hard. And an E30 M3 is a car for driving hard.

Remember when we lost our minds at an E30 M3 going for $58,000 back in 2014? You are all nuts!

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You all know there are other cars, right? Like, not just E30 M3s. You could even get a 325i and change the suspension so it drives like an M3 only with smoother power and more torque. You could buy a cheapo E36 and drive the living hell out of it until the whole thing falls apart into a million pieces. You could get a 1970s Toyota Cressida and swap in a Lexus V8 and build your own individual throttle body setup. All of these things are available to you.

Hell, I’ll cut you assholes a deal. If you really love old, four-cylinder German two-doors so much, I’ll sell you my Beetle, and I’m only asking $90,000.