1988 bmw m3 base 2.3l
- Condition: Used
- Make: BMW
- Model: M3
- Type: Coupe
- Year: 1988
- Mileage: 999,999
- VIN: WBSAK0308J2197069
- Color: Red
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1988 BMW M3
1988 BMW E30 M3
This sale is for an incomplete project car and sold as is. Mileage is unknown. It will need to be transported and comes with boxes of loose parts.
The car paintwork needs help but could be made to work for a track car. The car had previously been repainted when I bought it. The interior, engine bay, skirts and bumpers were painted last year some spots were missed during a home paint job in rather poorly lit environment. The car was heavily stickered on the exterior when I bought the car and all the stickers have now been removed.
A cage has been installed that was reported to be Chrome Moly by a previous owner. The cage is welded in and extensive and goes out to the strut towers in the front and the rear. When the cage was installed one of the front wheelhouse chassis inner fenders was replaced with a BMW panel. What was reported by a previous owner was a poorly done previous accident repair had caused rust and the cage builder was insistent that this be replaced to have a solid chassis to work with for the cage.
The trunk spare wheel well has previous damage (and so is rippled and dented but useable) and the fuel tank in the car also has a dent. My guess is the car ran over something on the track causing both the wheel well and gas tank to be dented.
The sunroof cassette is gone and the sunroof panel is tack welded in place. The worst paint damage is on the passenger fender and door and is pictured. The interior metal of the doors has been cut to accommodate the cage.
Body Trim / Glass
The rear bumper opening for the exhaust has been enlarged.
The front bumper is missing an inner mount. And has seen some action over the years but usable as is if a replacement mount is sourced
The original side skirts come with the car not perfect but will work
There is no windscreen, the car comes with the side glass and a rear screen. The rear screen has spatter damage from welding.
Most of the interior is missing
A Full labelled e30 325i body harness with fuse box that need to be installed
A pair of used but very good condition grey recaro SRDs come with the car
New rotors front and rear come with car
Used pagid blue pads with plenty of pad
front calipers are in good condition provided but not installed
rear calipers need rebuilding
new Stainless Steel brake line kit
Porsche 944 Brake Booster installed in the car
Original uncut used front Strut housing (these are now $1600+ each from BMW)
Comes with new yellow bilsteins front + rear
New upgrade Rogue Engineering rear shock mounts
Used lowering spring Front + Rear
Used E30 M3 aluminum control arms that will need new boots
Rack is in place and identifies as a BMW recon at some point
The drivetrain is non original
M50 engine with approx. 200k and burns a little oil on start up.
AKG M50/S50 Swap engine mounts
S50 cams installed
New vanos seals installed
Valve cover gaskets and oil filter house gaskets replaced
Block and valve cover repainted
Spark plugs replaced
Knock sensors replaced
Rubber hoses replaced
Water pump replaced
Comes with a repined e36 325i harness + ECU
Comes with accessories
Comes with new belt tensions
Comes with new radiator and mounts that would match the M50 engine.
Will need and a chip appropriate for the s50 cams
A used e36 325i Getrag transmission is installed that was reported to shift well is installed and had bmw recon label on.
Used e30 m3 driveshaft comes with the car not sure if it will work with the m50. Was taken apart and will likely need re-indexing
Half shafts come with the car but likely need refurbing
There is no diff, shifter mechanism, front hubs
Wheels and Tires
Original wheels with no center caps and junk tire