BMW E30 M3 'COMPETITION PACK'Advert ID: 44027 To Be Auctioned
Offered straight from the amazing stable of rock legend and Jamiroquai front man, Jay Kay
• Originally a German supplied M3. Classic Heroes recently commissioned a build into ‘Competition spec’
• Emphasis on Turnkey usability, quick on track whilst driveable on the road at the same time
• 2.5 Litre competition engine. Circa 260 BHP at flywheel. Short shift gear change
• Sports suspension, AP front discs and claipers. 17” split rim rims. Presented in ‘works livery’
• Recently prepared and run by Dansport for Jay at the Rally Isla Mallorca
The E30 M3 requires no introduction to the motoring enthusiast. It has the finest competition history of any tin top racer and will go down in the record books as the single model to have won more international races, rallies and hill climb championships than any other car. Driven by legends such as Stuck, Cecotto, Ravaglia, Soper, Pirro, and Quester to name but a few. The road version has gone down in the history books as the most flattering saloon car chassis of all time.
Offered straight from the amazing stable of rock legend and Jamiroquai frontman, Jay Kay, this car started life as an original road-going M3. More recently Classic Heroes were commissioned to build this fabulous example of the legendary E30 M3 in to a competition car. The emphasis during this build was on turnkey usability and to keep it still drivable on the road. It was essential to be quick and safe on track combined with the ability to drive long distances to track days. The owner wanted to use the car at events all over Europe and it had to fit in with his busy lifestyle with no dependency on tow bars and trailers!
The M3 was originally supplied to Germany in 1987.
The original motor is now a 2.5 litre competition engine with balanced and lightened crank, rods, modified cylinder head, camshafts and converted to valve shim under bucket. Running with a carbon air box and programmable ECU, it now gives 260 BHP at the flywheel and also features a short shift gear-change, as well as an internal oil pressure gauge and lambda gauge.
Additionally, the car has sports suspension, competition rear shock top mounts, negative camber front top mounts, a front strut brace, a rear strut brace, poly bushed suspension joints and a competition ratio steering rack.
AP competition front brake discs and callipers are fitted with competition rear brake pads and front brake ducting along with braided brake lines.
The car sits on 17” BBS Split rims with wheel spacers and Toyo Proxes R888 R tyres.
Also present are carbon mirrors, a carbon Sport Evo rear spoiler and an Evo 2 front chin spoiler.
Finally Recaro front seats with Schroth 6 point harnesses sit inside a 6 point bolt-in Safety Devices roll cage with padding.
The steering wheel is a Momo removable version with a Motorsport footrest and a competition fire extinguisher.
Presented in a works livery that could easily be removed if a more subtle track appearance is required.
The car has recently passed through the expert hands of global rally experts, DANSPORT of Chesterfield, in Jan 2020 to be prepared for Rally Isla Mallorca, in which Jay drove this car in March 2020. Whilst in Dansport care they fitted a front lightbox and also a ‘monit’ trip meter. Running as “Car Zero” at the front of the Legends rally, both car and driver were very competitive as can be seen by the video below this description. The car finished the event competitively and without incident and is presented today as it finished ~ turn-key and ready to be used again in sprints, hillclimbs, stage rallies, or as a perfect track day car ~ that can be driven to any event, yet still be a competitive car. And that sound...Nothing comes close!
You can now book a one-to-one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location. Please contact the member of staff associated with this lot to secure your appointment.
The health and safety of both our customers and team remains the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions will be given when making your appointment.
THE MAY LIVE AUCTION
Silverstone Auctions are proud to be offering these exciting classic cars to the market via a live online auction on 23rd May 2020. Meaning we will have an auctioneer live which you can watch and participate with online, on the phone or via a commission bid.
You can now book a one to one appointment (up to one hour) to view the lots at our central location. Please contact the member of staff associated with the lot to secure your appointment. The health and safety of both our customers and team remains the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions will be given when making your appointment.
19 Dec 2013
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