The E30 M3 is one of the most desirable and iconic products ever made by BMW, but there are two main problems with it.
First, there’s a limited supply of E30 M3s as BMW only built around 18,000 units and finding one worth buying is rather difficult, given that production ended almost three decades ago. Making things worse is the fact that prices for first-gen BMW M3s have soared in recent years, with some owners asking well over $100,000 for rare models such as the Sport Evolution homologation special.
As it turns out, you can have the E30 M3 look for only a fraction of that price if the appearance is all you’re interested in and performance is not that important – someone is selling a low-mileage 1990 BMW 3 Series Coupe with a replica M3 wide body kit from MTEC for just £7,995 ($10,290).
As you can see, the execution is not bad at all and could probably trick some people into believing that they’re looking at an E30 M3. Driving it won’t fool anyone though, because this is a modest 316i model powered by a 1.6-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder gasoline engine making just 102 HP (103 PS).
Mated to a four-speed automatic transmission driving the rear wheels, the 1.6-liter power plant is said to be in top condition, which it should, as the car allegedly covered only 65,000 miles (104,607 km) from new.
Besides the M3-like body kit, it features a 40-mm (1.6-in) lower suspension, twin exhaust backbox, clear light pack, and deep dish two-spoke polished alloys. In the ebay listing, the owner says that they never saw these wheels on another car. But maybe there’s a reason for that, don’t you think?