PLEASE NOTE – Not available for ordering yet. Still at the printers and I don’t want to start taking orders until I have checked the quality.
Front view of a 1988 BMW M3
One colour silk screen on archival quality paper
45.72 x 60.96 centimetres / 18 x 24 inches
Limited edition of 50
Numbered and signed
Certificate of Authenticity included
Available exclusively here
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My stories about the 1988 BMW M3
Most probably know this as the E30 M3. E30 is the BMW code for the 3-series range of models that ran from 1982 to 1991. This was back in the days when cars were a normal size and had not grown to the current sizes. Lightweight, small engines and nimble was the order of the day and even more so for the E30 M3.
My first decent car was a 1977 BMW 320i (aka E21) and all the time I had it I wished it was one of the E30 models and preferably an M3. Wasn’t going to have on my income at the time… Still, lots of fun times with that car and the manual sunroof meant a few laughs. Could never understand why the gearing was so low. It took so many turns to open the sunroof. Well worth it though and that first warm spring day when I could open it was glorious.
Growing up in a smallish city in Australia meant I didn’t see a lot of M3s. A few regular models with body kits was the best I saw. At least my favourite Australian touring car driver defected from Holden to BMW and campaigned M3 for a short time. Of course when he then went to Ford my love for him was over.
It took me until my third BMW to get an M3. I went with an E46 M3 because I needed a daily driver. With the age and collectibility of the E30 these days, it made more sense. Well that’s what I keep saying to myself. The box flares of an E30 M3 are so much nicer than the rounder ones on the E46 M3.