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Lot 221: BMW M3 Ex-Works Group A Competition Car

Techno Classica, Coys (2 April 2011)

BMW France ran this BMW M3 Group A car for the 1987 season in the French and European Group A championship, under the colours of the newspaper "Evenement du Jeudi". It was serviced and maintained by specialists ORECA, finishing third overall. In the same year car competed in the 24 Hours of Spa in Bastos Colours, with ex-F1 driver Jean Pierre Jabouille and Guitteny /Bleynie at the wheel, finishing a credible thirteenth place overall. The following year the car campaigned in three races with Guitteny /Bleynie at the wheel. It was later sold to Cilti Sport Rally team, where the car was completely modified to rally specification by Bernard Bouhier Engineering. Bouhier had worked for both Alfa Romeo France and VW France, and had also designed the Peugeot 205 and 405 T16 rally cars. Piloted by the young Francois Delecour, this car finished third overall on three occasions at the Rallye du Var, Antibes and Cevennes, behind the stars such as Chatiot, Beguin and Auriol. This particular car showed the rally world that Delecour was a top driver and from his spirited drives in this M3 he went on to become one of the top rally drivers of his time. In 1989 and still at Cilti Sport, the car is then driven by Jean Hugues Hazard under the colours of "Est Republicain" with a host of first and second places and in the following year it was sold to Gildas Avril who campaigned it in the French hill climb championship. With many Prodrive parts fitted and powered by a 300bhp M3 engine, coupled to a 6 speed gearbox, this restored car offers particularly good value for money, bearing in mind that similar cars with weaker history currently fetching in the region of over 200,000. Eligible for many historic events, this M3 is the ideal historic competition car, is on the button and ready to be used in anger

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Auction Techno Classica
Coys, Essen, Germany
Lot Number221
Outcome NOT SOLD
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