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  • FS: 1988 115k mi DS/Black in LA (recently rebuilt engine)

    After two years with this 1988 E30 M3, I am selling it. Why? It's my daily driver, and I want something a bit softer and easier to deal with (E39 M5).

    I picked the car up from Chicago and have done a considerable amount of work on it. I believe I am the 4th owner. Autocheck is clear. I have not put the car on eBay yet.

    First, the bad:

    Since it was in the Chicago area for so long, the body is not perfect. There is the normal bit of cowl rust and a touch at the trunk lock. Bumper and hood could use a re-spray.

    Needs a new sunroof motor if you want the tilt function to work, and could use a new washer fluid motor.

    That's it.

    Now, the good:

    115k miles
    Miller Gen III MAF
    WAR chip
    Sport Evo intake cam
    Evo II exhaust cam
    Borla exhaust w/custom 2" tubing from manifold back
    Evo lower airbox
    Evo II lightweight flywheel
    Bilstein/H&R suspension w/aluminum control arms
    Oil pan baffle
    Electric fan conversion
    UUC shifter and linkage
    Evo II steering wheel
    Urethane bushings all around
    E36 tensioner
    M coupe differential cover
    Front suspension reinforcement tabs
    Reinforced rear shock mounts
    Subframe reinforcements
    Ellipsoid headlights
    Parrot Asteroid w/custom speaker install in stock locations.

    Engine was completely rebuilt less than 1000 miles ago by Castro Motorsports.

    Other new parts (within the last ~3000 miles):
    Alternator
    Voltage regulator
    A/C converted and refreshed (blows cold of course)
    Fuel pump
    Water pump
    All timing chain components
    Engine harness

    Rear suspension completely refreshed (except shocks/springs) and repainted
    Front suspension completely refreshed (except shocks/springs)

    Engine is pretty. Interior is in really great shape (I get lots of comments on that).

    There are probably a bunch of other things I'm forgetting. I have a spreadsheet with some of the modifications and I think I've spent close to $13,000 restoring this car.

    It handles beautifully. We had it on the dyno and it's very strong.

    The car is currently at Castro Motorsports having a couple gremlins worked out of the electrical system -- I wanted the idle absolutely stable and we were having a couple issues with that. As soon as that's done there will be photos.

    Chris (who runs Castro) will vet this car himself. He'll be the first to tell you I am very particular about how it runs.

    I'm looking to get $25k.
    Last edited by Greg; 05-23-2013, 09:28 AM.

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    If you want to contact me directly, email: gregipp at Gmail.

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    • #3
      Found some photos from last year:

      http://wearefamiliar.com/m3/exterior-front.jpg
      http://wearefamiliar.com/m3/exterior-back.jpg
      http://wearefamiliar.com/m3/interior-1.jpg
      http://wearefamiliar.com/m3/interior-2.jpg

      (old steering wheel, and front bumper isn't showing the sun damage)
      Last edited by Greg; 05-23-2013, 10:24 AM.

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      • #4
        I'm in LA
        You have PM
        Mike
        wtb-e30 M3 (blk)
        ex-'86 e30 325
        '97 e39
        '86 911 Carrera

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