The M3 is the evolution of BMW’s E30 platform having an S14, straight-4 DOHC (Double Overhead Cam) petrol engine.
Initiated by BMW’s Motorsport director Jochen Neerpasch and well known French car racing driver Herve Poulain, the BMW Art Car Project is a space that invites well known and unique painters to use a BMW as its canvas. Poulain first asked his friend and artist Alexander Calder in 1975 to make the first one. It was a BMW 3.0 CSL that Poulain himself raced at the 1975 LeMans race.
From 1975 until 2016, 19 painters have created BMW Art cars. This was the 8th car in series and was painted in 1989.
Kenneth Stephen Done, the Australian artist well known for his bright colours, was commissioned by BMW to create the art car in 1989. So using a BMW M3 Group A (these are cars that fall under the 'rally' category) car this masterpiece was created. A canvas that combined the speed of the car and vibrant colours that appeared like a blazing fire. Stephen’s painting also reflected the sunny beaches of Australia. And on the canvas he also drew a parrot fish and a parrot which according to him are fast and symbolizes speed that goes along with ethos of this BMW M3.
An extremely rare collectible whose value is increasing with time.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Moving wheels|
|- Non-opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|- On plinth (platform base) and plexiglas hard-display case|
|Dimension (in inches)||6 x 3.5 x 3|