Rare E30 M3 Ravaglia edition (EVO II celebration model)
When it comes to classic cars, there is rare, and there is super rare. The Roberto Ravaglia edition E30 M3 is the rarest of all E30 M3s, with a production run of just 25, made exclusively for the UK market (BMW designate the 480 Cecotto editions and 25 Ravaglia editions together hence the plaque reading 74/505). Of those 25, only 16 were produced in what is arguably the signature colour for the model – Misano red. Between them, Johnny Cecotto and Roberto Ravaglia made the E30 M3 the most successful touring car of all time, winning pretty well every race they entered and assuring the M3 unassailable legendary status. BMW produced two limited run models in homage to their heroes, the M3 Cecotto and M3 Ravaglia. Distinguishable by their limited paint colours (either Misano red, or Nogaro silver) distinctive wheels, body colour painted rocker cover and plenum and, of course, special edition plaque, the Ravaglia is the only E30 M3 produced exclusively for the UK. It is difficult to know how many of the original 25 still exist, and more importantly, how many have the sort of history and provenance that modern prices make essential for any prospective owner. This beautiful M3 Ravaglia is one such car. The Ravaglia and Cecotto cars are effectively a rarer version of the homologation special EVO II built at the end of the chassis run.
This fantastic E30 M3 Ravaglia has near perfect provenance, having been supplied new to Bolton BMW in September 1989. During its 28 years it has covered only 53,500 with 4 keepers, the last owner – our customer – has owned the car for most of its life – since 1994, having purchased the car as an approved used BMW from Vines in Horsham (which no longer exists as a branch). This gentleman has covered only 14,500 miles during his 23 years of ownership, storing the car in a heated garage and enjoying driving rarely, and only on dry days.
At Munich Legends we have been fortunate enough to have been looking after E30 M3s for well over 20 years, and we are known throughout the motoring world for our expertise on these brilliant machines. Our technical team have carried out a full and detailed inspection of this lovely Ravaglia, and are extremely impressed with their findings. Very original, corrosion free, solid and mechanically excellent, the Misano red paintwork is in superb condition, with a deep, lustrous shine. The interior is spotless and shows only the slightest hint that the car has travelled 53,000miles in its 28 years with a wonderful patina on the leathe.. Everything is exactly as it should be.
This extraordinary M3 Ravaglia will be delivered to its new owner having had a brand new inspection 2 service, MOT and pre delivery inspection, as well as 4 new tyres.
To inquire about this very rare and sought after modern classic please contact our showroom team on 01825 740456 or email email@example.com