1986 BMW (E30) 325 IX GR.N RALLY

KEY FACTS

  • A capable four-wheel-drive rally car, driven in the 1991 Spanish Rally Championship by José María Ponce with co-driver José Carlos Deniz; second in class N and 10th overall in the 1991 Rally de Catalunya.
  • Under the bonnet is the 2.5-litre ‘M20’ straight-six, coupled to a five-speed manual transmission.
  • It has undergone recent recommissioning and will be supplied with a valid FIA Historic Technical Passport.

 EQUIPMENT AND FEATURES

  • It is finished in yellow paintwork of the iconic Camel brand livery from the period, accented by a blue grille, a black boot lid spoiler,and period-correct Camel, Pirelli, Phillips and Texaco sponsorship decals.
  • It features a Group N rally pack, including Bilstein upgraded shock absorbers, Ferodo racing brake pads, Sparco seats with Sabelt harnesses, a roll cage, an uprated exhaust and a limited-slip differential.
  • Accompanying the vehicle are its FIA Historic Technical Passport and homologation book sheet, along with a raft of photographs documenting its life as an active rally car.
  • A selection of spare parts (most new) will also be supplied, including wheels, tyres, brake pads, hoses, strut braces, belts and body panels.

CONDITION

  • A small scuff has been reported to the right-rear corner of the bodywork. 
  • Its yellow paintwork is in very good shape, with a few small stone chips to the front end.
  • The black rear spoiler and bumper trims have a few scuffs and scrapes, but nothing untoward for a competition vehicle.
  • Inside, the two-spoke steering wheel and dashboard plastics are in superb order. There are also very recent brand-new Sparco seats and new Sabelt harnesses.
  • No electrical faults have been detected.
  • The car is ready to participate in any appropriate FIA event with all approvals updated in 2020.

SERVICE HISTORY

  • Its most recent scheduled maintenance was in October 2020 at 106,000 km, where expert technicians at classic specialist Carrocerias Hermanos Barquin in Cantabria, Spain changed the engine oil, gearbox oil and differential oil, before fitting new filters, seats, harnesses and a fire extinguisher.
  • The cambelt was last replaced in 2015.
  • The new Bilstein shocks were enhanced by Nadaltech in 2015.

SUMMARY

This BMW 325iX is a historic Group N rally car, driven in the 1991 Spanish Rally Championship by renowned racer José María Ponce and co-driver José Carlos Deniz. This car was one of two driven by Ponce for the BMW Sauermann team in the 1991 season, and it was with it, in a change of strategy facing the last race, they secured the title and were proclaimed champions of Spain. The car would make an intriguing and storied addition to any collection of motorsport stars, and with a valid FIA Historic Technical Passport it is a great candidate for historic rally events.

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Car Overview

  • 107,243 km
  • manual
  • LHD
  • Yellow
  • Black
  • 2.5L
  • VINWBAAB710X00947937


Lot Overview

  • Lot #04055
  • private Sale
  • Santander, Spain

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  • selectrallycars

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