Why yes, I have spent hours each day ogling that giant gallery of BMW M3s we posted earlier this week. Don’t judge me. But it’s also got me wondering this: just how cheaply could one pick up an E30 M3 if they wanted?
Car enthusiasts live for their weekends. Cars and Coffee, drag strip runs, track days, festivals—Saturday and Sunday is when car culture comes alive. For me, this past weekend meant a visit to the BMW E30 M3 heaven that is SIGFest and some Subaru and Mitsubishi rally car hotness on the drag strip.
If you're like me, the closest thing to a realized dream would be buying a piece of old property and uncovering some forgotten relic of automotive history. That's why this ultra-rare BMW E30 M3 Roberto Revaglia Europameister on eBay is the definition of a dream come true.
Everyone loves the E30 M3. Its boxy fender flares, manic four-cylinder engine and race-bred talents make it a blast to drive even today. But can it hold its own against an M3 from the modern era?
Even if art isn't really your thing, it's hard not to pay attention when it's splattered across a BMW 3.0 CSL or an E30 M3. We doubt this is the line of thinking that has led BMW to commission famous artists to paint some of their most well known models over the past 40 years, but it works for us.
This footage of 1988 Rally Isle of Man (formerly Manx International Rally) winner Patrick Snijers shows an unbelievable amount of driving skill. Best of all, there is no music to block out his screaming BMW E30 M3 engine.
2.3 liters, 4 cylinders, 16 valves, 4 throttle bodies, 197 HP. That's all the E30 M3 needed to become a legend. Sit back, turn your speakers up and bask in 10 minutes of light is right.
The BMW M3 is from 1986. The house? 2009. Both are clever, well-designed, focused, a perfect match across a quarter century.
Yesterday, we told you about a British man that found two delivery mileage E30 M3s and a Ford RS200 in a barn. Turns out there was a Mercedes 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II in there as well.
We can think of a lot of fun uses for an E30 BMW M3, but the guys at Studie, a Yokohama speed shop, thought it best to use this one as a full-sized Playstation racing controller. Only in Japan.
It's time again to test your automotive intellectual fortitude by figuring out what car this engine bay's from before you click through. Sure, you'll say you got it right in the comments, but only you'll know the truth.
After yesterday's top ten silver screen police car chases, we're continuing our week-long Amerigasm with the top ten real police car chases. Because whether you're rooting for the baddies to make a clean getaway, or for the long arm to catch 'em, there's nothing quite like a good ol' real-life American police chase.…