Exceptional BMW Collection on offer at Gooding's Amelia Island auction

Exceptional BMW Collection on offer at Gooding's Amelia Island auction

1995 BMW M3 Lightweight
From An Exceptional BMW Collection
Estimate: $150,000 - $180,000 | Without Reserve
Chassis: WBSBF9324SEH07421

One of Just 126 Examples Built
Less than 22,300 Miles at the Time of Cataloguing
Documented by CARFAX Vehicle History Report
Accompanied by Books, Original Window Sticker, and Service Records
Highly Original Example of BMW’s Desirable M3 Lightweight


In 1995, BMW responded to American customer demand by building a special track-oriented version of the esteemed E36-series M3. The resulting M3 Lightweight shaved 225 pounds from the standard version by integrating aluminum doors, cloth sport seats with manual adjustment, and removing all sound deadeners and comfort equipment including the radio and air-conditioning. The model also featured stiffer springs, front and rear spoilers, and an individually selected engine. The dynamics of the new model were markedly improved over the standard M3, with both acceleration and cornering benefiting from the lighter weight.


Sold new by Foreign Motors of Natick, Massachusetts, this M3 is one of just 126 M3 Lightweights built, and a particularly pristine example. Displaying less than 22,300 miles at the time of cataloguing, this M3 Lightweight shows incredibly well in its Alpine White paint with BMW motor sports flag decals, the only livery offered on this model. Documented with its original window sticker and a CARFAX Vehicle History Report, the M3 is accompanied by its manuals and a binder of service records. The front of the BMW has been treated with a layer of 3M clear bra to protect its finish. Offering limited production and the distinction of a factory Lightweight special, this is easily one of BMW’s most collectible models. This minimally used and desirably original Lightweight would make a fantastic addition to anyone’s garage.


Also on offer:

1994 BMW 850 CSi
From An Exceptional BMW Collection
Estimate: $90,000 - $120,000 | Without Reserve
Chassis: WBSEG9328RCD00122

The Pinnacle Model of BMW’s E31 Platform
The Only 850 Variant Completed by BMW Motorsport
One of Just 1,510 Built
Exciting Hellrot over Black Color Combination
A Particularly Well-Kept Example

5,576 CC SOHC V-12 Engine
Bosch Motronic 1.7 Fuel Injection
372 BHP at 5,300 RPM
6-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes


1988 BMW M3
From An Exceptional BMW Collection
Estimate: $100,000 - $130,000 | Without Reserve
Chassis: WBSAK0305J2196333

An Outstanding Example of an Important Homologation Model
Powered by the Motor Sports-Derived S14 Twin-Cam Engine
Less than 18,000 Miles from New
Desirable Diamond Black Metallic over Black Leather
Among the Most Collectible Cars of Its Generation


2013 BMW M3 Lime Rock Park Edition
From An Exceptional BMW Collection
Estimate: $60,000 - $80,000 | Without Reserve
Chassis: WBSKG9C53DJ593085

One of 200 M3 Lime Rock Park Editions Built
Showing Just 2,722 Miles at Time of Cataloguing
Equipped with a Multitude of Factory Options
Accompanied by Window Sticker and Manuals
The Ultimate US-Specification E92-Series M3

3,999 CC DOHC V-8 Engine
Siemens Electronic Fuel Injection
419 BHP at 8,300 RPM
6-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Ventilated Disc Brakes 


2002 BMW M3
From An Exceptional BMW Collection
Estimate: $70,000 - $90,000 | Without Reserve
Chassis: WBSBL934X2JR16628

Desirably Finished in Laguna Seca Blue and Equipped with Six-Speed Manual Gearbox
Just 19,608 Miles at the Time of Cataloguing
Documented by CARFAX Vehicle History Report
Accompanied by Books, Tools, Copy of Window Sticker, and Motorola StarTAC Telephone
A Special Example of the Lauded E46 M3

3,246 CC DOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
Bosch Motronic Fuel Injection
333 BHP at 7,900 RPM
6-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Ventilated Disc Brakes


1973 BMW 2002 Targa
From An Exceptional BMW Collection
Coachwork by Baur
Estimate: $40,000 - $50,000 | Without Reserve
Chassis: 2795954


One of Just 2,317 Examples of the Coveted 2002 Baur Targa
Excellent Presentation Throughout
Very Seldom Seen in the US
Beautiful and Appropriate Color Combination
A Brilliantly Conceived and Engineered Open BMW  


1973 BMW 2002 tii
From An Exceptional BMW Collection
Estimate: $40,000 - $50,000 | Without Reserve
Chassis: 2763156

The Final Model Year of the Beloved Chrome-Bumper 2002 “Roundie”
Boldly Finished in Inka (Orange) over Black
Tastefully Upgraded for Interior Comfort
Brimming with Countless Period Details
An Approachable Example of One of BMW’s Most Beloved Models 


1987 BMW 325i Convertible
From An Exceptional BMW Collection
Estimate: $25,000 - $35,000 | Without Reserve
Chassis: WBABB2306H1942566

From the First Year of E30 Convertible Production
Showing Just Over 20,400 Miles at Time of Cataloguing
Finished in Striking Alpine White over Cardinal Red Leather
Accompanied by Tools and Manuals
A Rare Opportunity to Buy a 325i in Exceptional Condition


1971 BMW 2800 CS
From An Exceptional BMW Collection
Coachwork by Karmann
Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000 | Without Reserve
Chassis: 2280102

The First Iteration of BMW’s Stunningly Beautiful E9 Series
The Progenitor of BMW’s Straight-Six Format
One of the Most Widely Acclaimed BMW Designs of All Time
Sporting Red over Black Color Scheme
Tastefully Upgraded with Period-Correct Accessories

2,788 CC SOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
Twin Sidedraft Carburetors
168 BHP at 6,000 RPM
3-Speed Automatic Transmission


2001 BMW M Roadster
From An Exceptional BMW Collection
Estimate: $45,000 - $55,000 | Without Reserve
Chassis: WBSCL934X1LJ80104

A Significantly Uprated Model of the World-Renowned Z3
Finished in Rarely Seen Laguna Seca Blue
Fitted with Desirable M-Developed S54 Engine
A Two-Owner Example Showing Less than 29,000 Miles
Offered with Manuals, Window Sticker, Hardtop, and Accessories

The Amelia Island Auction
March 6, 2020
 


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