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1990 BMW E30 Sport Evo


Offered here for sale is a very rare and unique French Super Tourism BMW Sport Evo. One of four identically constructed cars built by Garage Mirabeau on behalf of BMW France to contest the French Touring Car Championship. This car competed in 1990 and 1991, driven principally by European Formula 3 champion and Ligier F1 test driver Michelle Ferte, and on occasion by Formula 1 driver, Jaques Laffite.  Sponsorship was from BMW, Motul Oil, and Pilot and the team was run by Horizon Garage. In 1990 the car finished the championship in 2nd place to it’s sister car driven by J P Malcher, and in 1991, in 5th place. At the end of the 1991 season the car was sold to a French collector, and remained unused until 2007, when I purchased the car and recommissioned it to race in Historic Racing in New Zealand. The car has proven to be extremely competitive and very reliable and has achieved a number of class lap records and many race wins. I stopped racing this car in 2017 due to the purchase of a Super Tourer. The car is as it finished its last race, where it again took the class lap record.

Although this car is very similar to the German DTM Touring M3s, it differs in a number of areas.

The engine has a displacement of 2.7 litres, and is dry sumped, the BBS wheels are slightly wider with larger section 18” tyres, flare extensions on the guards, and a different front and rear spoiler.

Specs: Engine 2.7 litre, 95.5mm  bore x 94mm stroke. Dry sumped with the oil tank in trunk. Oil pump M12 Magnesium 4 stage pump (1 stage blanked off), Arrow rods, ARP Custom age rod bolts, JE forged pistons, Schrick valves, SRD7 valve springs  double injector slide throttle intake and inconel exhaust manifold. The engine is controlled by a modern Motec M84 ECU which allows easier engine tuning and data logging. The original Bosch Motorsport ECU will come with the car. The engine was originally built by Pipo Moteurs (famous for numerous World Rally Championship winning engines) and according to documentation from PIpo gave 400 hp @ 8750 on special high octain fuel. It has since been detuned  to give around 370 hp on 98 pump fuel.

Clutch. AP Carbon twin plate clutch as originally fitted.

Gearbox. Original BMW Motorsport Getrag 265 Close ratio gearbox # 265/3 .41 nr 562 It is fitted with a rear mounted gearbox oil cooler and coolant pump

Differential: BMW Motorsport Limited Slip Diff. Fitted with rear mounted diff oil cooler and coolant pump.

Brakes; Front. Original 6 piston AP calpers with 347 mm diameter ventilated discs. The brake pads and discs replaced approximately 4 meetings ago.

Rear: Original 4 piston AP calipers with 312 mm diameter discs.

Cockpit mounted brake bias adjuster.

Suspension. Original BMW Motorsport front and rear suspension with cockpit adjustable roll bars. Original Bilstein front and rear shock absorbers and original springs.

Chassis/Bodywork This is chassis chassis number 177. The chassis and bodywork are in excellent  condition and as originally built by Matter and Garage Mirabeau. The bonnet, front guards, lower front and rear panels, cills, rear flares and passenger door are all manufactured from Kevlar, the rest of the bodywork being steel. Weight without driver is approximately 950 kgs. The interior is as per period with all the original gauges still functioning.  There are still a number of the original scrutineering stickers from the French circuits that the car competed at, on the roll cage. The car is fitted with its original on board air jack system.

A range of spares is available with the car including the original steel passenger door, 3 sets of cills, 1 rear bumper panel, 2 bumper panels, 2 splitters, 3 front guards, 3 grille panels and 2 sets of BBS centre lock wheels as well as sundry other spares required to run the car.

A spare fully rebuilt and unused 2.7 litre dry sump engine will be made available to the purchaser by separate negotiation. This engine is based on a very rare BMW Motorsport block. Further details will be made available to the purchaser.

The car has a NZ Motorsport Log Book, Historical Technical Passport and will come with copies of BMW Motorsport Parts and repair manuals, as well as all the information I have collected during my years of ownership. This car is a very original example of the famous BMW M3 Sport Evo that has been kept as close to period as possible, and will again be ready to compete in Historic Race events with a minimum of preparation.


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Seller: grelley
Joined April 2008
  Stephen Grellet
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Country: New Zealand
City: Dunedin
Phone: 0064 3 4879081
Condition Used
Trade or Private: Private
Price: £POA
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