E30-chassis BMW M3 sells for more than $150,000 at Gooding & Company

Photograph Courtesy Gooding & Company

The hottest sales right now? Cars from the ‘80s and ‘90s.

Need proof? A 1988 BMW M3 just sold for $151,200–more than $30,00 above estimate.

Mileage came in at roughly 56,770 miles, but is the final selling price a surprise to you? Or is it expected at this point?

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Don2001l New Reader
3/5/22 12:56 p.m.

People with Too Much money "Really" wanted one of those !

Worse yet everyone with something similar will think they are sitting on a gold mine...

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/10/22 12:39 p.m.

We remember when an E30 M3 didn't cost much but have also watched the prices go up, up, up. If talking ’80s icons, though, it’s near the top of the pile. 

So what's a good alternative? 

BoxheadTim MegaDork
3/10/22 1:14 p.m.

Mercedes 190 Cossie? Although good ones of those aren't cheap either, especially the 2.3-16V that the US never got IIRC.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/11/22 3:09 p.m.

In reply to BoxheadTim :

That is a good alternative. A friend bought one years ago for like $3000. Still has it. 

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