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    Year: 1988
    Make: BMW
    Model: M3
    Color: Hennarot (Ext) / Black (Int)
    Engine: S54B32 w/ ZF 5-Speed Transmission
    Chassis Mileage: 181,414
    Title: Clean

    It has been a pleasure owning this car for the past 8 years. I hate to part with it but life and priorities are taking me in a different direction. I’m hoping to find someone to be the next caretaker and thoroughly enjoy it as much as I have.
    Everything except the paint has been touched. The original S14 drivetrain was sold in 2018 and helped put another M3 back on the road. The S54 swap has been slowly put together over the last 5 years. It has only been running and driving since October 2017. Subsequently it has only been driven around 1,300 miles. The car has run 3 flawless autocross sessions in the last 2 years.
    One of BMW’s most iconic cars of all time paired with one of the most revered BMW engines makes for an incredible combination. It handles great, has plenty of power, makes all the right noises, and always brings a smile.
    The hard to fake and carefully preserved barn-find patina can be enjoyed as is or viewed as a blank canvas.
    It is definitely one of a kind and gets a lot of attention and thumbs up wherever it goes.

    All parts listed as new only have 1300 miles since installed. Most receipts are accounted for and included.


    S54B32 70k miles
    Arc Asylum modified subframe
    Arc Asylum modified oil pan
    AKG engine mounts Dr. Vanos kit new spark plugs new oem maf sensor
    modified afe intake with custom airbox
    rebuilt e36 m3 starter
    new oil pump pickup tube gasket
    new ccv valve
    new oil pan gasket new valve cover gasket new exhaust manifold gaskets new intake boots


    ZF320 5 speed (e36 m3/z3 s54) detent repair kit AKG stage II shifter new oem e36 m3 clutch new oem e36 m3 dual mass flywheel new E21 poly mounts with reinforcement cups new clutch fork pivot pin new spring clip new oem guibo new E30 M3 center support bearing rebuilt e36 M3 driveshaft Z3 3.23 torsen differential


    New Ground Control coilover conversion kit w/Koni dampers
    GC race camber plates
    GC rear shock mount
    hortened strut housings
    new oem rear trailing arm bushings
    new AKG rear shock mount reinforcement
    new AKG poly differential bushing
    new AKG poly subframe bushings
    new Bimmerworld solid front control arm bushings
    new oem rear trailing arm bushings
    new oem front control arms
    new oem sway bar links
    new oem sway bar mounts


    new Z3 linear steering rack 2.7 turns to lock
    new Chase Bays power steering line kit
    new Chase Bays power steering reservoir
    new oem sway bar links
    new oem tie rods


    Rebuilt 1971 2002 brake booster
    rebuilt and painted oem calipers
    new oem master cylinder
    new Hawk HP+ brake pads front and rear
    new Brembo blank rotors stainless steel brake lines
    new oem parking brake hardware


    new Bosch 044 in line pump
    ew E30 M3 fuel filter
    new E46 M3 fuel pressure regulator


    new Mishimoto e36 m3 radiator
    new SPAL electric puller fan
    new Mishimoto fan temp controller
    new hoses
    new oem thermostat
    new oem water pump
    new E30 coolant temp sensor
    new S54 coolant temp sensor
    new late model E30 expansion tank
    new heater core
    new heater core hoses
    new aftermarket oil cooler w/ AN lines
    VAC oil filter lid w/sensor ports
    new oil temp sensor


    OEM exhaust manifolds (cats removed, v-bands installed)
    new Vibrant 3” race muffler
    new Borla Pro XS 3” muffler
    new all mandrel bent, stainless steel, tig welded
    new Bosch pre cat o2 sensor


    Plug and play swap harness by Andrew325is
    oem DME tune
    EWS delete
    SAP delete
    rear o2 delete
    speed limiter removal
    Sport button wired to rear defrost button
    S38 coding plug for tachometer
    Bavrest rebuilt SI board


    Pontiac GTA wheels polished lips and faces 16x8
    Dunlop Direzza ZII 225/45


    Reupholstered Recaro LX-b front seats, oem rear seat
    Italvolanti Indianapolis DTM steering wheel
    original shift/brake boots
    radio delete plate
    rack free dash
    Lukebox 10” sub box and amp prewired to headunit


    oem 89+ projector headlights, currently covered in yellow lamin-x
    new fog light lenses
    new smoked turn signals
    all red taillights
    new heated mirror glass
    euro tow hook covers
    new roundels


    The rear half of the car has been repainted at some point prior to my ownership and there are key marks on driver side door. The driver side front fender has been repaired and clear coated and the front bumper has a crack which has been repaired from the back side.
    The windshield has a few small rock chips.
    The air conditioning fuse socket shows heat damage. I haven’t had a chance to investigate further but I do have the factory A/C lines.
    There is a small quarter size rust hole on the firewall shown in the pictures. The gas pedal mounting area has a small amount of surface rust. The rear shock towers and jack location have been professionally repaired of minor rust.
    The DME and assorted relays are resting in the glovebox. It needs a simple custom bracket and the wiring organized. The coolant temperature and oil pressure gauges are not functioning. I have not found the time to diagnose but I believe it will be an easy fix. I monitor coolant temps by utilizing the Torque ap on my phone.
    All modifications related to the drivetrain swap are completely reversible. No cutting, welding or fabrication has been done to the chassis.

    The car is located in Kansas City, MO. I can help facilitate shipping the car, but the buyer is responsible for all associated costs.
    Pre-Purchase Inspection welcome.

    Asking $52,000 obo
    Possible trades plus cash on your end. Would need to be something unique. Porsche 911, pre 1972 Mercedes, motorcycles, pre 1970 American cars, E30 touring, etc.

    Link to more pictures
    Attached Files

  • #2
    Any video of this car driving, idling etc?

    E30M3 is a Legend


    • #3
      Originally posted by 168glhs1986 View Post
      Any video of this car driving, idling etc?
      I don't at the moment. I can take some tomorrow evening.

      I have a folder of pictures I can share with any seriously interested parties.


      • #4
        $48,000 obo. Would love for it to find a new home before I have to put it in storage.