Rare 1-of-50 BMW M3 GT leads big-bucks auction list

BMW M cars for sale at CCA August auction

A selection of rare BMW M cars will be hitting the blocks at the Classic Car Auction (CCA) August sale in Warwickshire. The M3 GT Individual, Z3 M Coupe and 325i Sport M-Tech are three of a diverse list of cars up for auction.

1995 E36 BMW M3 GT Individual

BMW M cars for sale at CCA August auction

This is a treat. It’s much derided, but the E36 gave the M3 the six-cylinder engine. The M3 GT Individual is a 50-off special edition, and this British Racing Green example is number 40.

An extensive history file and the original build sheet make this a rather complete buy. The only question mark is the mileage. Will 104,600 on the clock make this very special M3 attainable? Not quite: how does £20,000-£25,000 sound?

2001 BMW Z3 M Coupe RHD

BMW M cars for sale at CCA August auction

The Z3 M Coupe is a dark horse. It didn’t get much love when it was new, but a cult following for the M-powered ‘bread van’ has developed in recent years.

This car, presented in Sapphire Black Metallic, has done 62,900 miles. This 2001 S54-equipped right-hand-drive manual has been with its current owner for the last nine years and comes with its original build sheet and a fresh MOT.

Again, a healthily populated odometer doesn’t hold this car back from a heady estimated value. It’ll set you back between £35,000 and £40,000.

1987 E30 BMW 325i Sport M-Tech 1

BMW M cars for sale at CCA August auction

This is, without doubt, the most obscure of this M-fettled trio. The Sport M-Tech was a six-cylinder, two-door 3-Series designed to be the substitute for a right-hand-drive M3 that wasn’t available at the time. Though the M3 catches all the headlines, the 325i Sport is loved by those in the know for its sonorous six-pot.

This M-Tech 1 has sportier styling and comes in Lacks Silver. It makes the other two cars look leggy, too, with just 47,000 miles on the clock. It comes with a strong history file and is very well-kept. Yours for between £22,000 and £26,000…

“These are three fantastic cars to kick start our August sale catalogue,” said Gary Dunne, Classic Car Auctions auction manager.

“We recently sold a similar 325i Sport earlier this year for an excellent price and these cars make a great purchase as the M3s become rarer.”

The CCA August Classic Car Sale takes place on 3 August 2019 at the Warwickshire Event Centre near Leamington Spa.