1988 BMW M3 E30 Sedan / WBSAK0303J2195066 Vehicle Information

1988 BMW M3 E30 photograph

1988 BMW M3 E30
Sold for $137,500 at 2018 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach.
The BMW M3 was a high-performance version of the 3 Series and was constructed by the in-house motor sports division, BMW M GmbH. When introduction, they came equipped with a 2.3-liter normally aspirated 16-valve inline four-cylinder engine, capable of a top speed of 146 mph. Other equipment included a five-speed manual gearbox, disc brakes with ABS, limited-slip differential, and a factory sport suspension. They had redesigned body panels with an aggressive air dam and rear wing, and rode on 15-inch BWM cross-spoke light-alloy wheels. Just 5,300 examples of the E30 M3 were built for the United States market.

This BMW E30 M3 was delivered new to the BMW dealership in Danvers, Massachusetts on July 10th of 1987. It left the factory finished in Diamond Black Metallic paint with a Pearl Beige Leather interior. It was sold to Paul Silva of Marblehead, Massachusetts and retained until 2017 when it was sold to its current owner. Currently the car has fewer than 9,400 miles on the odometer.


By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2018


2018 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $160,000-USD $180,000 
Sale Price :
USD $137,500

1988 BMW M3 E30 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1988 sales)
1988 BMW M3
Chassis#: WBSAK0305J2196333
Sold for USD$112,000
  2020 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island
1988 BMW M3 E30 image  1988 BMW M3 E30 image  
1988 BMW E30 M3 EVO 2 Coupe (RHD)
Sold for USD$137,710
  2019 Shannons - Melbourne Summer Classic
 
1988 BMW M3
Chassis#: WBSAK050X01894034
Sold for USD$58,277
  2019 RM Sothebys : Essen
 
1988 BMW M3
Chassis#: WBSAK0305J2195473
Sold for USD$95,200
  2019 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island
1988 BMW M3 E30 image  
1988 BMW E30 M3 Evolution II
Chassis#: WBSAK010802191628
Sold for USD$85,193
  2018 Silverstone Auction : September Sale
 
1988 BMW M3
Chassis#: WBSAK0305J2196526
Sold for USD$61,050
  2018 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
 
1988 BMW M3
Chassis#: WBSAK0303J2195066
Sold for USD$137,500
  2018 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1988 BMW M3 E30 image  
1988 BMW M3
Chassis#: WBSAK0309J2197324
Sold for USD$38,500
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Northeast
 
1988 BMW E30 325i Convertible Auto
Sold for USD$4,887
  2017 Anglia Auction
 
1988 BMW M3
Chassis#: WBSAK0300J2196532
Sold for USD$60,000
  2017 Mecum : Monterey
1988 BMW M3 E30 image  1988 BMW M3 E30 image  
1988 BMW E30 M3
Chassis#: WBSAK050601893818
Sold for USD$39,929
  2017 Silverstone Auctions : Race Retro Classic Car Sale
 
1988 BMW E30 M3
Chassis#: WBASAK050601893754
Sold for USD$38,855
  2015 Barons Auction : British Heritage Classic and Collectors
 
1988 BMW E30 M3 Europameister
Sold for USD$38,850
  2015 Anglia Auction
 
1988 BMW M3 Evo II
Chassis#: 2191493
Sold for USD$75,352
  2015 Silverstone Auction - Race Retro Classic Car
 
1988 BMW M3 Coupe
Sold for USD$56,100
  2014 Auctions America : California
 
1988 BMW E30 M3 road/trackday car
Chassis#: WBSAK050501894488
Sold for USD$34,166
  2014 Silverstone : The Silverstone Classic
 
1988 BMW M3
Sold for USD$33,000
  2013 Mecum Auctions - Kissimmee, FL Auction
 
1988 BMW M3 Coupe 192 HP - 5 speed
Chassis#: WBSAK0306J2195045
Sold for USD$40,700
  2012 Russo & Steel - Monterey
 
1988 BMW M3 Evolution II Sports Saloon
Chassis#: WBSAK010402191836
Sold for USD$51,500
  2011 Bonhams - Power by BMW - BMW Powered Motor Cars, Motorcycles & Related Automobilia
 
1988 BMW M3 Evolution II Sports Saloon
Chassis#: WBSAK010402191836
Sold for USD$68,922
  2011 Bonhams - Power by BMW
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1988 BMW M3 E30's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1988 BMW E30 M3 Evolution II Coupe (RHD) 2019 Shannons Sydney Autumn Classic   
1988 BMW E30 M3 EuropameisterWBSAK0507018946062019 H & H Classics Imperial War Museum, Duxford $50,000$60,000
1988 BMW M3 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$44,000$50,000$60,000
1988 BMW E30 325i Convertible Auto 2017 Anglia Auction $4,000$5,000
1988 BMW E30 M3WBSAK0300J21951232017 Carlisle Auctions : Fall Carlisle   
1988 BMW M3 2017 Russo & Steele : Newport Beach   
1988 BMW M3 E30WBSAK01060219132212016 Coys : Mondial De L'Automobile Paris $60,000$80,000
1988 BMW M3 Coupe 2014 Auctions America Auburn Fall$29,000  

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1988 BMW M3 E30

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