The vintage performance compact of the moment is the E30 BMW M3. In the last couple years, values of BMW’s fist-ever M3 have skyrocketed, reaching as high as $175,000 for the most pristine of examples.
The Alfa Romeo Turbo 75 is the much less-loved rival to the M3 and put simply, it doesn’t look or perform nearly as good as its German counterpart. That was true in 1987 and it’s true today, but we’d still rather have the 75 Turbo over the BMW.
Well, we’d still rather have a 75 Turbo over the Bimmer so long as it’s the example shown above. The car, to be auctioned at RM Sotheby’s upcoming Duemila Ruote sale later this month, was constructed by Alfa for its IMSA racing campaign in 1987 and sits in perfectly preserved condition.
The best part about this IMSA time capsule is the price. Despite its status as a vintage Alfa racecar, RM Sotheby’s is expecting the car to fetch €100,000 – €120,000 ($105,000 – $126,000) when it goes under the gavel – less than some standard road-going E30 M3s. Again, that’s a vintage Alfa Romeo racecar for just over $100k. Tempting, right?
Check out the listing here.