Build Status: Complete
Country: United States
Builder: Young’s Collision, Maplewood, NJ 07040, USA.
Contact Builder: Youngs-Collision.com
This is the story of the one of a kind BMW E30 M3 Touring that BMW never built.
E30 tourings are pretty rare in the USA but E30 M3 Tourings are unicorns because BMW never built them. We decided to fill that void in the late 80’s BMW history and build one with the help of modern technology.
Euro E36 M3 S50 engine, big brakes, BBS wheels – total restoration!
What we started with was a nice, rare E30 touring in silver that was in need of some cosmetic restoration.
It was at this time that the idea of building a one of a kind E30 M3 touring was born and we started to gather all the parts necessary for this build. To reproduce the lines of the legendary E30 M3 we bought a used race car that had an unlucky track excursion and was written off.
This race car was cut with a plasma cutter and we were able to give some of the parts a second lease of life. Many other parts were bought brand new from a BMW dealer, other parts were ordered from Europe and some of the parts were fabricated in our work shop.
The E30 M3 race car that sacrificed it’s parts for the E30 M3 touring build.
Next up was to bring the original touring into the shop and to start work on it.
Started work on the front bumper, filling in the blinker lights, making it look like the EVO III bumper, adding EVO II lip along with some other custom touches.
Shaving the hood, eliminating the windshield washer nozzles.
Custom Porsche Rennline front tow hook.
Trying on the front bumper.
The work on the rear quarter panels has begun. This was the most difficult part of the project along with the rear doors but now, looking back, it was well worth the effort, man hours, sweat and hard labor!
We decided to retain the rear door handle for original looks but had to relocate it higher into the door to keep up with the original body lines.