As it later turned out, this BMW, produced in 1990, had been purchased by the current owner almost immediately after the release and had been being actively used for fun since then. In fact, this car predetermined the preference of his family years ahead. Namely, all the family members, over years, have become lucky owners of cars belonging to the make of BMW.
Initially, it was assumed that the restoration would last until the middle of next year. The clients decided to add uniqueness to their car. Externally, they wished the car to be identical with its sport modification from BMW Motorsport. For the EU market, there have been released only 2164 instances of M version with this body, which is a quite rare model nowadays. Alongside with the body restoration, we started to work on engine modification. The former 2.5-liter 6-cylinder engine, after some magic manipulation, turned into a powerful 3.0-liter engine aggregated with automatic transmission. The original interior was also changed -- a new steering wheel from M-series was installed.
The suspension also underwent some refinements. We installed new enhanced braking system with supports and discs from the E 46. After nine months of anticipation, the restoration was completed. The car is in an ideal condition now. The owner is back in the saddle again. Visually, this BMW can be distinguished from the M3 by the wheels of different design and additional side lights on the front and rear bumpers (such side lights have been installed on some north American BMW models, but never on the E 36).