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  • 88 E30 M3 with S54 Engine FS in SoCal

    1988 E30 M3 S54 Swap located in Southern California.

    Under 1k miles since the build has been complete. The S54 was refreshed and installed by Castros, new GC coilovers, all the goodies.

    Car is located in Villa Park, CA, lien free, clean title. Zinnoberrot paint wrapped white, two sets of wheels, new tires on each. Two pages of parts and upwards of $30k spent in the last 2k miles to get it dialed in, over $70k total and too many hours spent.

    The car is setup for street with sound deadening, seat delete instead of stripped interior, ac, radio, etc.but can still do track duty as it is well balanced, powerful, has buckets, roll bar, harnesses, upgraded braking, fuel, and cooling systems.

    I absolutely love the car but with a new baby I just find less and less time to drive it. I had built it thinking I would be doing some track days but it has yet to make it to the track as I picked up an SR3, so it has only seen weekend outings about once a month. I have a full photo set documenting the paint being in great shape prior to be wrapped. Registration paid through June 2021 and smog cert will be provided at sale if selling to a CA buyer. 175,158 mi on the chassis and only 812 since motor install. Car has been a California car since new.

    After seeing a salvage title S54 E30 sell for $63k plus fees I would think a list price of $59k obo is in line for my car. If I don’t sell it quickly it will be off for a refreshed interior and trying to fetch somewhere in the 60s. Link BAT sale:

    Email [email protected](dot)com

    Parts list:
    58k mile S54 sourced and refreshed by Castros motorsports with bearings, bolts, cam bolts, and all seals gaskets, vanos solenoid pack, etc. 5 speed e36 M3 transmission

    Factory DME, wiring, sensors and accessories

    Dyno tuned by RK Tunes Alpha N. The car made 322 WHP (about 370 crank hp)

    Modified intake plenum by Castros

    Castro Motorsports air box and filter

    Compomotive Motorsport 8x18 wheels in white with OZ decals mounted with sub 200 mile 245/35r18 rear and 225/35/r18 front michellin pilot sport PS2

    BBS RC wheels just stripped, powder coated bronze and mounted with sub 100 mile Nitto NTO1 in 2255/40r17 rear and 215/45r17 front. (older photos of the car prior to the wrap show the wheels before fresh powdercoat and tires)

    Ground control coilovers

    Ireland Engineering Wilwood front brake kit with new pads
    New rear slotted rotors with new stoptech pads

    Newly installed Factory AC components, lines, receiver, driver, expansion valve, R134 Fittings, recharged
    AKG shifter, shift rod, selector rod
    Aligned and corner balanced
    Adjustable sway bars
    Shortened front sway bar end links
    Adjustable rear camber and toe eccentric bolts
    Reinforced trans mounting bracket
    E36 M3 steering rack
    Z3 M Coupe 3.15 BMW Motorsport differential
    Z3 M Coupe diff cover
    New bushings throughout (subrame, trailing arm, diff, control arm, sway bar, etc.
    Ireland Engineering motor and trans mounts

    Stage 2 FX e36 m3 clutch kit with single mass flywheel
    E36 z3 motor mount arms

    New oem windshield
    New oem from grilles and emblems
    New oem water pump
    New oem idle valve
    New oem e46 M3 thermostat
    New rubber fuel hoses
    New lightweight Oddyssey battery
    New E36 m3 radiator hoses
    New E36 PS hoses

    New alternator
    Custom high pressure PS pipe (e46 pump, e36 rack) Custom braided oil cooler hoses
    Stock E30 M3 oil cooler with custom fittings

    E34 M5 Brake booster
    Steel braided e30 M3 brake lines
    Stock E30 M3 oil cooler with custom fittings New S52 oil pump
    VAC Motorsports oil pump baffle
    E34 M50 oil pan

    Bosch 044 fuel pump with custom swirl pot in trunk
    Mishumoto aluminum radiator
    Custom Headers
    VAC Motorsports secondary air block off plate
    Custom tig welded exhaust with dual 2.5" pipes

    Custom rear seat delete by Castros
    Trunk liner, spare tire, and tool kit included but not in car due to weight.
    New rear wheel bearings

    Tie rod assemply and lock plate
    Garagistic Offset Eyeball control arms
    E30ig shift lights
    New MTech 2 steering wheel
    Sebring stainless muffler
    Custom X pipe
    Momo race seats
    Auto Power roll cage
    Castro Motorsport EVO replica front lip
    3M window tint
    Dual Russell competition inline fuel filters
    Mishimoto adjustable fan
    OEM e46 m3 gas pedal
    H&R 15mm wheel spacers with extended bolts
    New E30 M3 coolant reservoir
    Rogue Engineering accessory pulleys
    New PCV valve
    Race Skids E30 skid plate
    EVO replica brake ducts

    Evo Carbon wing

    Dozens of other items but this list could go on forever



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    i swear these dream cars of mine will never be financially attaintable. GLW this beatufiul M3


    • #3