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1987 BMW E30 M3 RALLY CAR - £Auction

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Built by the best from a genuine M3 and stripped to a bare shell by Mellors Elliot Motorsport (Works Proton Rally Team)Built with input from the very best includingPaul Howarth of Prodriveto replicate their Works specBuilt to the highest of standards with 30 years of Nick Whales first hand E30 M3 experienceProfessionally run by the best ~ Dansport of ChesterfieldFull Group A FIA Tarmac spec with no expense sparedFresh ultimate 282 bhpengine and Samsonas FIA 6 speed gearbox (will come with rolling road sheet dated 27th July 2020)Developed over 6 seasons Internationally to be one of the fastest and most competitive M3 rally cars in EuropeHas competed in Ireland, The Isle of Man, Spain and Mallorca with 2 International outright winsUltimate specification throughout including full FIA legal Reiger suspensionFinished 2nd overall in March 2020 in Rally Mallorca and is now turnkey and ready to competeFresh FIA HTP papersIn the late 1980s and early 1990s the owner of Silverstone Auctions, Nick Whale, had several E30 M3s built and prepared for racing by the UK Works BMW team, Prodrive, who were also responsible for the BMW Works representation in the World Rally Championship.This meant he had a unique insight in to the workings and the key people behind the scene of both the building and running of the original E30 M3 Works rally cars. This created a life long desire to one day switch from racing to rallying and then build and compete in a Works spec M3 on tarmac events and find out what legendary ex-Works BMW rally drivers ~ like Mark Duez and Patrick Snijers ~ had experienced back in the day.So in Jan 2014 an original road going M3, without a sunroof or air-conditioning, was found and sent away to the West Country to be turned in to a Group A rally car. However, it soon became apparent it was neither strong enough or reliable enough, so 2 seasons later it was sent away again, this time to renown rally preparation experts, Mellors Elliot, who are the UK Proton Factory rally team, to be stripped and professionally prepared from a bare shell and turned in to an ultimate spec BMW M3 Group A Works replica to FIA 1990 specification. This included taking detailed advice from the Prodrive rally team manager back in the day, Paul Howarth, on how to make the car stronger and more reliable . On completion the car was handed over to Dansport of Chesterfield for testing and development who are very well known for building and running some of the worlds greatest period rally cars, several of which are owned by rally legend and entrepreneur, Steve Perez. The car then went on to compete in Ireland on some high profile tarmac events, including Killarney, as well as competing on the Manx International Historic Rally as well as numerous UK based events as part of the MSV/Motorsport News tarmac single venue series.Additionally, the car has regularly competed in Mallorca on both Rally Sol de Ponent and Rally Mallorca taking outright wins twice on the Rally Mallorca Legends event. Infact it was lying 2nd overall on Rally Mallorca Legends to an ex-Works Metro 6R4, this year in March 2020, when the rally was halted after 2 days due to the Covid 19 outbreak.It has been built and run on a no expense spared basis utilising the very best FIA legal Group A parts throughout. The professionally built 2,300cc engine has only done 2 events since being refreshed and will come with a current rolling road BHP print out, the Samsonas 6 speed manual gearbox is an FIA approved recent purchase (running homologated ratios ), the drive train (including the development of stronger prop shaft joints and a trick limited slip diff) have all been developed, strengthened and improved over the last 5 years, including the successful fitment of power assisted steering. The car is offered with an accident free competition history.The suspension features the ultimate Group A homologated Reiger dampers all round on Eibach springs with helpers, and all the usual competition spec radiator, pedal box, steering rack and upgraded GroupA components have been added where appropriate. The car features high tech instrumentation whereby the individual dashboard instruments glow red if they are out of pre-set parameters and the car has in date high spec seats and belts as well as a bespoke fuel tank and fuel system in the boot which is designed to allow for a full size spare wheel/quick jack and tools to be carried on board. It has current FIA HTP papers for period J2 (1986-1990) FIA class CT44 which are valid until 31-12-2025.Offered as turn key and ready to compete as a front running car in any FIA International historic, or similar, tarmac events. Please call Nick for further details at the Silverstone Auctions office 01926 691141.Videos courtesy of RLM VisualsNick Whale E30 M3 Rally car in action - Majorca 2020https://youtu.be/frPXOFHI_A0falseOnboard action from Majorca 2020https://youtu.be/48eMv64ZiYYfalse

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