BMW M3 e30 Tour de Corse - 1987
Originally the M3 was not made to be parked on a parking lot, and once sharpened like this model: it is a real machine to swallow curves. The icing on the cake is that this is a very rare Tour de Corse edition, limited to the French market. No doubt about it, if you are looking for a sharp M3: this is the one you need.Benzin
This BMW M3 E30 Tour de Corse from April 1987 has 193.500 km. The seller indicates that the car is in very good general condition and that it has recently benefited from a restoration / preparation by a professional. As part of the restoration, many parts have been changed, either by original BMW parts, or by "performance" parts in order to improve the car while keeping the original spirit, and getting closer to the DTM / Gr A preprarations. The car is deliberately not radical in order to remain usable on the road.
The limited series "Tour de Corse" was produced in only 50 units for the French market following the victory in the 1987 World Rally Championship of the same name. Based on an M3 Evolution I, it is recognizable by the "Tour de Corse" inscriptions on the grille and the rear trunk. It also has some slight improvements such as a specific intake, an exhaust manifold in two parts as on the Evolution II and a non-catalyzed line.
Outside the car is in very good condition. The bodywork has recently benefited from a complete restoration (corrosion treatment, welding of healthy metal sheets, complete painting, invoice for more than 5.000€). The seller indicates that this BMW is therefore free of corrosion. The plastics and exterior seals are in good condition, as well as the headlights. The owner had a Sport Evolution flap installed, mirrors, hood, rear trunk, brake scoops and a Group A type fiber spoiler. There are also black Hella lights and white turn signals and repeaters.
The interior is in very good condition. The original upholstery has been replaced with 2 RRS bucket seats with Massive Brakes side mounts. The steering wheel and dashboard are in good condition and show no visible patina. The signature plate "Tour de Corse" is present on the dashboard. The interior has been completely gutted to make room for a professionally made roll cage. The owner also installed a footrest and carbon door panels.
The 2.3 liter 4 cylinder (type 23 4 EA) developed 200 hp when it left the factory. The seller indicates that the mechanics work perfectly as well as the 5-speed manual transmission. The engine has been recently revised and improved. It has also been tuned in the Marchal Sport workshop.
Here is the list of parts changed/renovated:
- Ultrasonic cleaned injectors
- Change of all hoses by aviations hoses
- Intake shims, belts and fuel pressure regulator
- Cooling system (radiator, expansion tank, sensors, calorstat and thermocontact)
- Fully restored and protected with Tesa fabric tape
- Almost all the screws and bolts
- Clutch, transmitter and receiver
- Pedal and throttle cable
- Battery with its tray
Here is the list of improvements:
- SuperSprint Race stainless steel intermediate (not currently mounted, provided for sale)
- Street muffler DTM (not currently mounted, provided for sale)
- Magnecor KV85 ignition cables
- Samco Cooling Hose Kit
- Chain tensioner for M3 E36 3.2
- Support Motronic type DTM
- Z3M deck housing
- Reinforced engine cradle
- AKG Motorsport Alternator Silent Blocks
- Rack of BMW E36 (more direct)
The car has 4 Compomotive MO1780 8x17 ET11 rims in very good condition with GoodYear Eagle F1 tires. The chassis has been rebuilt (tie rods, steering knuckles, AKG silent-blocks, flector, driveshaft bearing) and Ground Control threaded combos with adjustable front cups and mixed spring rates have been installed. The rear axle is adjustable and the owner installed Alu Wiechers Sport Racingline front and rear anti-sway bars. Braking has been upgraded with Wilwood brakes with 6-piston calipers and 332x32mm discs in the front, and 4-piston and 310x32mm in the rear. There is also an RRS hydraulic hand brake and a Wilwood splitter. Finally, this M3 has received a complete geometry from Marchal Sport.
The seller is a private individual located in France in Thionville (57100) and accepts visits during the sale. The car is sold with a French registration, a maintenance booklet and the invoices of the preparations and maintenance. The CT will be passed for the sale.
The seller wished to define a reserve price.
Auction opening date: Wednesday 25 September 2019 08:00
Auction end date: Friday 4th October 2019 21:30
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Auction opening dates: mercredi 25 septembre 2019 - 08:00
Auction end date: vendredi 04 octobre 2019 - 21:56
Notes : Any new auction placed in the last 2 minutes pushes the counter by 2 additional minutes ("anti-sniping" system).
A bank card is required to bid and a bank imprint is made for a guarantee amount of between € 300 minimum and € 1,000 maximum depending on the amount bid (see Conditions).
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At the end of the sale, the highest offer is automatically validated by the seller if it exceeds its reserve price. However, all offers made remain valid for 2 working days after the end of the sale and can be accepted at any time during this period.
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