Cars I've (Wished I'd) Owned (Part 10 of 14)
Aka: “The Race Car”
The first generation M3 was really the M car that made M cars what they are today. When I attended the Skip Barber Racing School they were even using these in their courses. It was basically a perfectly balanced, street legal race car right out of the box. Built from 1988-1991 (coincidentally, also my 4 high school years, oh how I lusted after the M3), guys in the know are still auto-crossing these box-flared beauties all over the country and destroying wannabe cars that are 15 years newer. If ever there was a “perfect” BMW made, this is a shoe-in contender for the title.