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Record $255K E30 M3 is the ultimate can't-drive-it machine

A Bring a Trailer auction for a 1988 BMW M3 has shattered the previous record for an E30. While the online auction had been ticking away more than a week, the furious, two-person bidding war that saw the price sail from $190K to the closing $250K took place over the last 20 minutes or so. Including Bring a Trailer’s commission, the final sale price will be $255,000, nearly double the car's current #1-condition (Concours) value. That's nearly $65,000 per box flare!


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Being a U.S. model, it doesn't have the Getrag dogleg transmission and comes with leather instead of the more desirable EU cloth, but the mileage was the main reason for the sale price. I'm glad it made so much. It would appear my perfect 1987 E30 M3 Euro Spec (owned since 2006) has just risen in value yet again.
In 10-20 years' time these cars may never be seen on the road, except driving to special collectors car events due to their crazy values, which would be a shame.