We Didn’t Know We Wanted A Two-Door E30 M3 Wagon Up Until Now

Griot’s Garage revealed a two-door BMW E30 M3 Touring in SEMA and immediately we’re lost for words.

This eye-wateringly beautiful build was based on a 1989 E30 Touring that originally came from Japan, with their end goal to be not only turning it into a M3 replica but also converting its body into a two-door setup.

Unlike putting some new fenders on the car and call it a day, Griot’s Garage wanted to create something with a concours, coachbuilder level of fabrication, something that would actually look like it came this way from the factory.

J-Rod & Custom in Auburn, WA are responsible for the body conversion which included the removal of the stock front and rear doors, replacing them with a pair of coupe doors that are nine inches longer. The finished body was then painted in ‘Griot’s Red’ with a total of six coats, with an additional six coats of clear on top of it.

The gorgeous looking wagon had a heart transplant to match its appearance, with a 4.0-litre M60 V8, sourced from a 1995 540i, mounted into the engine bay. A six-speed manual gearbox -also from a 540i- is now responsible for transmitting the power through a custom driveshaft and into the 2.92 LSD rear end. The engine bay was also shaved and the firewall and inner fenders filled, with the harnesses fully tucked away for an awesome clean look.

Custom coilovers from Ground Control, upgraded sway bars and a Brembo brake kit are some of the main upgrades in the chassis in order for this E30 M3 Wagon to handle like it should. A set of HRE 501M alloys measuring 17×8 at the front and 17×9 at the rear finished in gold completed the exterior revisions.

This beautiful build was created to be the faster ‘Detail Wagen’ according to Griot’s Garage. That’s why the rear seat was deleted and replaced with a custom product display rack, while the cargo area now features a 15-gallon water tank and hose accommodations, providing everything the Griot’s Garage detailers need in order to work on a customer car.

Coolest company car ever? Coolest company car ever.


  • TheHake

    I don’t want this. I NEED this.

    • Andrewthecarguy

      I truly dislike seeing things like this. You don’t know you want it until you are aware of it’s existence, then the reality hits you: you’ll most likely EVER see one, let alone drive, own, enjoy etc.
      Just makes me mad.
      That said, that is one sick E30. Most unique? Probably.

      • TheHake

        I agree with you. It’s so sad that only rich people get to enjoy things like these.

  • T_Cake

    I love it, except the whole breather-through-the-headlight-opening thing – the asymmetry of it bothers me.

    • Andrewthecarguy

      Lol. You know what that says about you right?

  • Andrewthecarguy

    So this is the ultimate E30…almost. It is missing some sort of convertible something. 🙂

  • fabri99

    I’m sorry, but no. I don’t like estate BMWs (I know I’m weird) and I think three door estate cars (unless they are shooting brakes, not the Mercedes CLA kind but the Volvo P1800 kind) are useless and ugly. This one especially, since there clearly is a pillar for a second door. It looks unfinished. And don’t even get me started on the asimmetrical headlamps.

  • p00pman

    If it didn’t have the c-pillar it would be a whole lot cooler

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