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1988 BMW M3 2dr Coupe

1988 BMW M3 2dr Coupe - Chicago IL
Vin: Click Here for VIN
Mileage: 134,900 Miles 
Stock #: EV502 
Exterior: Diamond Schwarz Metallic 
Engine: 2.3L I4 
Interior: Black Bison Leather 
Transmission: Manual 5-Speed 
Trim/Package: 2dr Coupe 
Fuel Type: Gasoline 
MPG City/Hwy: N/A

Vehicle Description

1988 BMW M3

Diamond Schwarz Metallic over Black Leather
Extensive Maintenance Documentation/ Records
Clean 2 Owner Carfax
Excellent Condition Inside and Out
Vin # WBSAK0301J2197303
Paint code: 181 (Diamond Black Metallic)
Interior code: 0203 (Black Bison Leather)
Evolve Motors and Chicago Car Club are pleased to present this 1988 BMW M3!

“God’s Chariot”, “The Giant Killer”, yada yada yada. The e30 M3 lives up to every bit of the hype, offering a uniquely visceral driving experience. It’s a bit hard to tell, but this e30 M3 has covered just shy of 135,000 miles over the course of its 28 year life, less than 5,000 miles per year.
This particular M3 looks great wearing its correct Diamond Schwarz Metallic. The car presents extremely well with only minor cosmetic imperfections. Pictures do not do this car proper justice as it is a very straight, solid, and well kept M3. All door gaps and panel alignment show nice and consistent. The trim, plastics, and glass all show is excellent condition, further proof that this was a garage kept car. The prior owner informed us that the car was repainted (in the same original factory color) sometime in the early 2000s. The paint work shows fantastic, free from overspray and orange peel. We note only a few imperfections: a scratch on the fuel filler cover, a touched-up nick on the mid-underside of the driver front fender, as well as some mild paint blistering behind the rear license plate. Please see the photos, as the car is documented extensively.

Paint gauge readings are as follows (anything over 12mils typically indicates filler of some sort):
Hood: 6.0 – 7.0
Roof: 3.5
Sunroof: 6.0
Driver rear fender: 3.5
Driver door: 3.5
Driver front fender: 5.5
Passenger rear fender: 3.5
Passenger door: 5.5 at rear-most, 8.0 at forward-most
Passenger front fender: 10.0-22.0
Paint depths indicate a previous repair at the forward-most point of the passenger front fender. Repairs appear to have been done to a very high standard, as no misalignment of body panels or visible evidence of the repair is observable.
The body is in phenomenal shape. There are no dings whatsoever. The car has clearly been garaged all its life and is absolutely stunning in person. Original style 5 wheels have been refinished and are in like-new condition, with brand new 205/55 Kumho Ecsta 4X rubber at all four corners. The grill, lights, bezels and emblems all show in fantastic condition. We do note, that while still intact, the fog lights do have cracks in them (very common for glass lens mounted low in bumper).
Interior looks fantastic. There are no cracks, tears, sun-bleaching, or significant scratches on any of the plastic or leather. Headliner is tight, and the carpet is free of any stains or blemishes. Powered systems function as they should, including sunroof, windows, mirrors, and heat. Air conditioning is currently a R12 system, it has not yet been converted to R134. System holds pressure and the pump moves freely. NON-Smoker. The radio was swapped out for an upgraded Blaupunkt Keywest CD169. The ORIGINAL OEM radio is present and goes along with the car in case you choose to revert back to stock. The spare tire, tool kit, manuals, and service records are all included with the car.
The underbody is free of structural corrosion. Please take a good look through the underbody photos. The car is mechanically sound and is in excellent driving condition. It’s ready for the next owner to hop in and head straight for their favorite twisties. The car starts right up, stays cool, pulls hard, brakes straight and consistently, and doesn’t smoke or make any noises of concern.
This car has a clean CarFax and I have receipts in-hand for all of the following maintenance items, in addition to many other, less significant items:
08/2000: Remove exhaust manifold and install new bolts and gaskets, install Blaupunkt “keywest” and Polk speakers
Vehicle Options
● Front Air Dam
● Rear Spoiler
● Front Air Conditioning
● Steering Wheel Trim - Leather
● Tuned Suspension - Sport
● Abs - 4-Wheel
● Power Brakes
● Gauge - Tachometer
● Clock
● Premium Brand
● Radio - Am/Fm
● Front Fog Lights
● Wheels - Alloy
● Tinted Glass
● Window Defogger - Rear
● Front Wipers - Intermittent
● Side Mirror Adjustments - Power
● Side Mirrors - Heated
● Front Seat Type - Bucket
● Front Seat Type - Sport
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Loan Payment Estimator
Amount Cash/Trade Interest Rate
36 Months 48 Months 60 Months
72 Months 84 Months
**These estimates do not represent actual loan offers. They should only be used as a reference for what you might expect to pay from a third party lender.
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