1990 E30 M3 Euro Convertible Tribute - No Reserve For Sale

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Brick, New Jersey, United States
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Alpine White
E30 Convertible Tribute
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Black Leather
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Description 1990 E30 M3 Euro Convertible Tribute - No Reserve

sold twice in the fall but deals fell through with non paying buyers.  I am simplifying the description as many people asking questions which were answered here anyway.  I would love to sell this before I leave for greece at the end of July - I will be gone for the rest of the summer so this is probably my last time relisting it before leaving.


I'll be as descriptive as possible below to give you guys the best picture of the car.  
It started life as a 1990 325is and came into my possession last fall with a e36 m3 motor swap done and needing some work.  Many owners of the car over the last 25+ years...so I wanted a brand new paint job, a full mechanical service and walk through, new convertible top, interior spruce up, and rebuilt wheels (among many other things). 

So this is precisely what I had done, by the best people I could find, regionally in NJ.  On inspection the car/chassis had 196,xxx miles on the ODO (which has stopped since the motor swap) and I was told the motor had 80,xxxx. I am traveling and do not have exact current mileage in front of me. 

reason for selling: My real reason for selling so soon is I don't have a garage.  It has been in my (awesome) neighbors garage since last spring when I got it back from everyone who worked on it - so only garage kept after restoration.  my garage is currently filled with another car project.

paint job:
The car had the m3 body / coil overs / etc on when I got it.  I had the entire car stripped bare (photo attached), anything needing attention repaired, the rear trunk tail light deleted, and repainted BMW alpine white.  The car has probably less than 500 miles on it with the new paint and mechanical work. A couple other nice added touches were installed - like touring emblems, m3 black trim around the front and rear bumper, etc.

mechanical work:
Had the car gone over completely by Guten Parts in south orange, NJ.  Appx $5k worth of work done.

The interior is a 8-9/10 - and thats just in general.  Not even saying that in the light of it being a 22+ year old car.  It was one of the reasons I bought this particular vehicle.  It just looks awesome and its one of the first things people comment on.

 There are a few pieces of trim which could be tightened down more and some odd ball things like a small piece of trim in the drivers seatbelt deck area which is broken (and I have a brand new one in trunk ready).  Some small stuff like that.  All the lights outside work.  The dash lights up.  Obviously the controls as far as OBDII communication and all that (showing average MPH and all that) do not work.  Also the "check engine" and maybe one other light is always on. None of this ever bothered me and was like this when I got it...so I didn't do anything about it.  

convertible top:
I had a *brand new* convertible top made and installed by J.Critchlaw (Awesome, awesome guy.  did great work).  it is black and I have put it up I think two times when I had the car out.

wheels: wheels were completely re done and are beautiful.  I don't know the model of these.  Also we put brand new tires on here when we did the wheels @ guten.  (not for snow / ice ).  Tires are: 215/40R17 DUNLOP DIREZZA ZII STAR SPEC BLACKWALL

in summary: When I started looking at e30 M3s and saw people spending $30k+ on drivers with the original 4 cylinder, worn paint, worn interior, needing work and 150k+ miles...I wasn't into it.  Then I thought how awesome would it be to have a convertible (since I would only be driving in the summer) and was even more shocked to see the $75K+ price tag of the european imported convertibles - IF you could even find one now that the DOT 25 year import rule has lifted on these.  So I made my own.

This car has given me 0 issues since I picked it up. Starts right up, sounds great, and is a blast to drive.  Fast. 

Here is what is essentially an impossible to find euro convertible version with more powerful engine and all brand new exterior (wheels, paint, convertible top) and mint interior.  Ultimately I wanted a beautiful fun car to drive in summer months and that is exactly what I got.  
I hope this gives you guys an idea what this car is and whats been done.  The price is right considering not only what these cars are going for but if you do the math (motor swap, body panels, brand new top to bottom paint job, mechanical work, and new convertible top) you would easily spend this or more starting with a donor car.

The car is being sold as is, where is, with no liens or incumbencies.  I require a $500 deposit within 24 hours of the auction close.

Any questions txt message is best: 732-784-7951. 

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