1975 BMW 1602 E30 M3 POWERED

A unique, custom one-off metal arched 1602 that first appeared on the scene when it was magazine featured in Performance BMW in the 1990s and continuously developed since, with the key main feature being the inclusion of an E30 M3 engine.


This isn’t some just some Max Power body kitted car that has survived the test of time, this particular car’s arches, wings and side skirts were all hand-crafted in metal as a one off creation with hints of the BMW 2002 Touring Car running through it.

We already have history with the 1602, as when it was magazine featured (please see the attached article) we were its current owners back then too. Eventually the car was sold off and we moved onto other personal projects, however about five years ago we got a phone call describing a red, metal wide arched 1602 that was stuck in Ireland and looking for a new home. There couldn’t be two.

After a few phone calls and a couple of days on the road, the 1602 was back in our ownership but with a positive slant to the story. Gone was the transplanted 2002tii engine that it was running when we first owned it and instead an S14 E30 M3 engine had been used in favour as its beating heart, taking it from 130bhp to 215.

The car really is marmite, but then again a lot of people like marmite. So if you do, please do not hesitate to call for more information.

We welcome independent inspections, as all the cars on sale by Horsepower Hangar are HPi checked and mechanically inspected, so you know that you can buy with confidence from a long established specialist.

The 1602 is available to view 7 days a week, but please note that all viewings are strictly by appointment only and we’re located just 30 minutes away from the A1 at Peterborough.

Nationwide delivery can be also be arranged for any prospecting clients further afield.

To arrange a viewing or if you have any further questions that you would like answering, please do not hesitate to contact Jonathan on 07799 360 360 or Jordan on 07799 350 350.

Year 1975
Body Coupe
Make BMW
Model 1602
Mileage 7,683
Fuel type Petrol
Power (BHP) 215
Transmission Manual
Drive Side Right Hand Drive
Drive RWD
Exterior Color HENNA RED
Interior Color Black Leather