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BMW E30 M3 Jonny Cecotto Ltd Edition

Advert ID: 41459 To Be Auctioned

Advert Began: Oct 11, 2018, 19:27
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Property of pop legend and Jamiroquai front man - Jay Kay

Owned by him for a decade and very well maintained

Sub 18,000 miles from new

Limited edition and extremely rare

Highly collectible and sought after

The BMW M3 was introduced in 1986 as an "Homologation Special" to allow BMW to compete Internationally in Touring car races and International rallies around the globe.

It was designed on the drawing board exclusively with competition in mind and was the first BMW built with the sole aim of winning races. Its global success made BMW a highly credible entrant in races throughout the world and directly contributed to BMW becoming a global brand, recognised for engineering excellence and driver focused cars.

Only ever available in left hand drive format the E30 M3 was refined during it's 7 year production life with numerous variants allowing more and more specific components to be homologated and subsequently thus allowed to appear on their race and rally cars. One of these variants was a strictly limited edition M3 known as the "Jonny Cecotto" edition, launched in 1989, which celebrated his (and the BMW M3's) victory in the 1988 European Touring Car Championship.

Externally all were finished in the same darker version of Nogaro Silver with larger black centred wheels and a unique trim with appropriate badging on the dashboard. In addition to the unique colour and trim various other performance parts were added and the engine upgraded to 215 BHP. Just 505 versions were ever built worldwide.

This therefore is a particularly rare example of a Jonny Cecotto edition and has covered just under 18,000 miles from new in total, with a full and comprehensive service and MOT history. Bought by Jay Kay 10 years ago, the car has been one of his pride and joy long term members of his private collection, having occasional use, but being stored in a temperature controlled professional environment.

Imported in 1995 to the UK with just 7,000 kms on the clock by Munich Legends, the speedo was professionally changed and documented in to a UK MPH clock which now shows just over 13,000 miles. All prior MOT's are present in a very comprehensive history file which shows the last major service and further works done in September 2017.

This is a very rare and special car, in outstanding condition and with exceptional provenance, that is ready to drive and enjoy today with an MOT until Aug 2019 and all books and service history present.

Registration: F877 UPB
Chassis Number: WBSAK05090AE40554
Engine Number: Not Specified
Number of cylinders: 4
CC: 2300
Year of Manufacture: 1989
RHD/LHD: Left Hand Drive
Estimate (£): 70,000 - 85,000
(+buyer's premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%)

General Information
The NEC Classic Motor Show Sale takes place on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th November 2018 at the NEC, Birmingham.

The NEC Classic Car Sale Auction Catalogue 2018 admits two people into the auction and viewing. Tickets for the Lancaster Insurance NEC Classic Motor Show will also be required and are available for purchase from

Viewing of the lots will be available from 10:00 to 18:30 on Friday 10th and from 09:00 to 14:00 on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th of November 2018.

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 (

On each day, the automobilia, lifestyle and watches auctions start at 11am and the car auction starts at 2pm.

For further information please contact Silverstone Auctions on +44 (0)1926 691 141.

Seller Info

Silverstone Auctions

Member Since:
19 Dec 2013

Ashorne, Warks, CV35 0AA

Phone: +44 1926 691141

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