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The Quick Version:
1990 BMW M3 (E30)
Original Paint = BrilliantRot; Repainted HennaRot 1-year ago ($5000).
I've owned the car for the last 12-years
Original 2.3L S14 Engine
Original transmission (all gears shift smoothly!)
Recently had $5000 worth of engine maintenance done by certified BMW Mechanic
Setup with Ground Control Coil-Overs; Racing Dynamic Sway Bars and Strut Braces
Sparco Race Seats; Momo Race Wheel; UUC Short Shifter
4.10 Rear Diff
Lightened Flywheel + BMW "HD Clutch"
Resonator and Stainless exhaust
Rebuilt Dash Cluster; all gauges work!
Bolt-in Roll Bar / Half-Cage; Rear seat delete
All lights work; On-board Computer works; power windows & sunroof work
Discontinued SSR Wheels (17x7.5) with Toyo Rubber
Setup and maintained by certified BMW/Porsche mechanic for the last 10-years
Never Driven hard or raced, only taken out for the occasional "Track Day"
Always stored in a heated garage, always babied, never smoked in
NEVER in an accident / No body or frame repairs
This is a VERY clean example of a BMW E30 M3 with very minimal modifications; all of which were designed to improve
the driving experience. (reliability was ALWAYS the focus!)
This car would be a great candidate for a total restoration, OR as a dedicated track car.
Currently it's setup to be the best of both worlds as she corners COMPLETELY flat, yet is comfortable enough to
take my 70-year old mother for a drive.
The Long Version:
Ah- The E30 M3!
A car that you literally want to live in! Once you start driving you just want to keep going forever.
This particular car was setup to be reliable and drive as tight as possible while still being comfortable on
typical city roads.
Originally I had big plans to turn her into a replica, Group A BTCC track car, but had so many other projects
always going on that I never wanted to rip apart my beloved M3. As mentioned on Wikipedia & Top Gear (S03E02), this
is THE most successful road-going race car EVER!
Personally, I think it's a bit sad the current trend of meticulously restoring these cars and turning them into
museum pieces. The original S14 engine in this car needs to be heard at race tracks for generation after generation
so car enthusiasts never forget the sound of what many consider the best car ever built! The handling differences
between a stock M3 and one with a stiffer coil-over suspension / proper setup & damper adjustments is absolutely
NIGHT and DAY!
Suspension upgrades make this car handle completely flat through the turns while still being soft enough to take my
mom for rides. Remember: this is The Ultimate DRIVING Machine, not the Ultimate Original Condition Machine. Haha!
Completely clean chassis / CarFax / AutoCheck! No accidents or repairs! All maintenance was done with OEM parts by
the best BMW mechanic in WI. That includes:
- Main Seals,
- Main Bearings,
- Rebalanced Crankshaft
- New Rod Bearings, Cam Bearings
- New Slave Cylinder
- New Timing Chain, Timing Rail, and all other important bits.
Revs and runs like it's still 1989!!
Her name is Lily, but I'm sure she'd be OK with you renaming her ; -) I've had her for almost 15-years and it's been
an amazing journey, but now it's time to sell her and move onto the next chapter of life. It's important for me
that she goes to a good home; somebody who will drive her and baby her; not let her sit year after year.