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200bhp M50 engined BMW 325i Saloon E30

This retro-fabulous custom four-door is built upon a philosophy that’s truly out of this world.

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Utterly magnificent modified BMW M3 Coupe E30

After being off the road for 10 years, this E30 M3. has been fully restored, and with its S14 rebuilt and comprehensively upgraded, it’s now in the best shape of its entire life.

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3.0-litre straight-six S50B30 engined BMW E30 Cabriolet

Open-top E30s are ideal for balmy seaside drives. And when you stir an E36 M3 engine into the mix, things all start to get a bit hectic…

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Imported from Japan 1989 BMW M3 E30

In the quest to create his dream E30, Ariel Jaskiewicz took influence from the East and inspiration from the past.

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1989 BMW 318is Coupe E30

Australian Andrew Burke is no stranger to the world of top-level modified BMWs, but his latest (and maybe final) build is the most insane of the lot.

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Perfectly-modded 290bhp S50 3.0-litre engined BMW 330i Coupe E30

With its clean styling and super-subtle exterior additions, there’s no way you’d know this perfectly-modded E30 is hiding an S50 under its bonnet, and it’s transformed this classic Three into a serious driver’s car.

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Incredible 238whp 1989 BMW M3 2.5 E30

With a 2.5-litre engine under the bonnet, a dazzling Cardinal red interior, and a selection of perfect visual enhancements, this epic E30 M3 is nothing short of a masterpiece.

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286bhp M60 4.0 V8 engined drift BMW 340i Touring E30

Do estate cars make good drift cars? For Jack Cockburn, the boxy chic of the Touring is a great way to surprise people.

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250bhp BMW 328i Coupe E30 2.8 M52

Having had the chance to buy back the E30 from his teenage years, the owner of this stunning machine embarked on a four-year project to turn it into the classic 3 Series of his dreams.

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200bhp M52TUB28 engined 2.8 wide-body BMW 328i Coupe E30

When Polish panel wizard Michael Fox decided to build a stand-out demo car to promote his new bodyshop, this cunning engine-swapped, wide-arch E30 was the radical result.

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305hp M62 4.4 V8 engined BMW 340i Coupe E30

With over 300 V8 horsepower on tap, this hardcore E30 is a full-on beast of a build that delivers maximum driving thrills, and it’s simply sensational.

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M57 420bhp 3.0-engined 1988 BMW 335d E30

Lurking beneath the bonnet of this beautifully-modeled E30 sits a twinturbo M57 diesel lump, and while this swap might seem like sacrilege, this unholy monster has the torque to convert even the most devoted petrol follower to the dark side.

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1989 BMW M3 Sport EVO E30

The original M3, based on BMW’s handsome E30 Three Series, arrived with flair and fanfare at the 1985 Frankfurt Auto Show. Here was a well-revised, well-sorted E30 built as a homologation special to challenge the likes of the Cosworth-engined Mercedes-Benz 190E W201 on the racetracks of Europe. While sharing its main components with the road-going Three Series, as per Group A regulations, the M3 was lighter and stiffer and quicker.

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292whp 2.7-litre S14 engined Race BMW M3 E30

It took a Manhattan thrill ride in the ’90s to forge David Pan’s lifelong love of the E30 M3. And just look how that passion has evolved today…

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Stunning turbo M20 420bhp 1988 BMW 325i Coupe Turbo E30

With its dazzling blue bodywork, stunning stance and brutal turbo performance, this epic E30 is a masterclass in classic BM modding.

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