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BMW E30 M3 2.5 Race or Rally

Advert ID: 42570 To Be Auctioned

Advert Began: Jun 7, 2019, 9:58
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Bodyshell built 5 years ago from an original '91 E30 M3 to a very high standard. Strengthened and seam-welded
Full custom-made roll cage with front and rear turret pick-ups including differential and rear beam
2.5-litre engine rebuilt by Lester Owen. Just 5 hours light use. Group 'A' Gearbox, 4:1 Diff by JC Racing
Suitable for circuit racing or rallying, a beautifully put together package with no corners cut

The legendary E30 M3 needs no introduction, and in Classic rallying or Historic touring car racing, these are proven cars that remain competitive and continue to deliver results, not to mention being a superb driving experience. This example has been painstakingly prepared to the very highest standards 4/5 years ago by Mark Astill, Bob Shields and Graham Tathams, and has an extensive specification which includes;


Bodyshell built to ‘Prodrive Rally M3' Spec. Fully seam welded and strengthened
Carbon bonnet. Carbon boot. Lightweight front wings
Custom cage using front & rear turrets, differential, and rear beam pick up points. Overhead cross roll bar
Side exhaust shell prep. Rally quick-jack pick ups
DTM style wing mirrors. All windows and screen are glass
Finished in Alpina Group 'A'/ DTM livery


Fully rose-jointed. 'Cornering Force' Group 'A' front legs with Prodrive front hubs
Group 'A' front control-arms. Strengthened rear beam axle carrier
Strengthened rear trailing arms, all Group 'A' spec
'Cornering Force' adjustable blade anti-roll bars, front & rear

Motorsport wiring loom with intercom. DTA ECU
Full Lester Owen engine rebuild with receipts 2018, circa 285hp
'Motorsport' carbon Group 'A' air intake with carbon cold-air front intake duct
VIBRA-TECHNICS engine mounts. Large baffled sump. Larger alternator pully
Bespoke stainless exhaust with DTM style rear silencer

Group 'A' dog-box, long first gear with AP racing clutch (5 hours use)
4.1 diff by JC Racing with Z3M rear back-finned cooling cover
DTM gear linkage and gear knob

Front Brembo 4-pot. BMW discs 330mm. Pagid pads
Rear TAROX 6, BF 4-pot on TAROX discs. Pagid pads
Full stainless braided brake lines with all stainless steel fittings (elbows and unions)
Front to rear bias system

Flock dash with DTM 6-dial centre console
Front & rear M3 door cards
Fully plumbed-in fire extinguisher (needs service), FEV on-circuit test system
5-point harness (belts in date). Lightweight battery with jack points

5-stud, 3-piece AGS lightweight DTM-style wheels with one track day use fitted with Kumhos
In summary, with a cost-to-build far exceeding our suggested guide price, we believe this E30 M3 competition car represents superb value and, with very little time or cost, could be eligible for many events including club racing, rallying, sprint racing or hill climbs, making it a very versatile package indeed.

Registration: TBC
Chassis Number: WBSAK05080AE42392
Engine Number: TBC
Number of cylinders: 4
CC: 2500cc
Year of Manufacture: 1991
RHD/LHD: Left Hand Drive
Estimate (£): 75,000 - 85,000
(+buyer's premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%)

Viewing and bidding

The Silverstone Classic is a closed event and an event ticket will be required along with an auction catalogue to enter the sale. Ticket information can be found here: Silverstone Classic ticket information

The Silverstone Classic Auction takes place on Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th July 2019 in The Wing building at Silverstone circuit, NN12 8TN.

Automobilia and watches will start at 11am.

Cars will start at 14:00.

Viewing of the lots will be available as follows:

Friday 26th July 09:00-18:00

Saturday 27th July 09:00 - 14:00

Sunday 28th July 09:00 - 14:00

If you are planning to visit the auction or viewing please follow the signs to Silverstone Circuit and then to car park 50. From there it is a short walk to car park 49 next to the main entrance where you will be able to catch our free shuttle bus to the auction venue.

Bidding at the auction can be done either in person by attending the sale, by telephone, by leaving a commission bid or live, online via Proxibid. Full details of registration requirements and a buying guide can be found on the Silverstone Auctions website (

Seller Info

Silverstone Auctions

Member Since:
19 Dec 2013

Ashorne, Warks, CV35 0AA

Phone: +44 1926 691141

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