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Old 10-12-2016, 12:46 PM   #1281
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I dont know if I have ever wanted something so badly in my life before.

1988 BMW 325i Touring (E30) w/ 450hp LS3 motor and 6spd manual

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With a heavy heart it is time to sell my LS3 E30. This car is absolutely amazing. It's comfortable for long distances, an exceptional cruiser and grocery-getter, and....well the LS3 part doesn't hurt. It's a GT, it's a sportscar, it's just incredible. I've been driving it since 2011 and it has never ever let me down. I was taking enough road trips in it that I sold my newer daily driver and just used the BMW, it does just about everything. It gets 25MPG at 75MPH and will never make you want to drive anything else. It's really hard to have to sell it, but I'm moving to a place without room for it so she's gotta go.

I bought the car as a bone stock 320 Touring from Germany and had the drivetrain from my other car (a 1991 BMW 318iS with the LS3 in it) put in. It's a professionally done swap by a few experienced fabricators and since I bought the motor new, have put about 7000 miles on it. The photos show an MTech1 steering wheel but it has an new MTech2 in it now. Some also show the original wheels, not the black OZ Racing wheels that it has on it now. The car has a sun roof and sport seats that are comfy and just about perfect. Everything works and the speedo was new when the car was built and is accurate to the engine.

Here's a list of some of the upgrades:

-LS3 E-rod kit. This was new and came straight from GM with cats, headers, fly-by-wire pedal, engine, air intake, ECU, and the motor (bought brand new, retailed about $14k).
-Racing diff (3.07 w/ polished gears and solid machined non crush sleeve). Built by a funny car builder to withstand torque concerns (this alone was $1250 and I've got the receipt for it).
-Hurst Drivelines T56 Magnum transmission. 6spd manual, .5 6th gear cruises at about 1000rpm at 6-mph (bought brand new, have receipt).
-Ireland Engineering brake disc/pad kit (have receipt).
-H&R Touring Cup Kit suspension on all four corners.
-Hydroboost from a Mustang Cobra R.
-17" OZ Racing wheels
-Custom 3" exhaust with a crossover. The sounds it makes are intoxicating.
-Custom built radiator. Has never overheated, custom built to fit the car and heat requirements of the motor.


I'm not looking for any trades and the car is available as long as the ad is up. It's fast, it's stable, it's smooth, it sounds amazing. Some higher resolution photos are here: LS3 Touring - Album on Imgur. You won't find a better car to spend your time in. I'm happy to answer questions over email or text at



















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Old 10-12-2016, 01:14 PM   #1282
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I love E30s. I've owned 3. They are what I messed with before I got the Miata's.
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Old 10-12-2016, 01:28 PM   #1283
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E30 would be the only BMW I seriously consider getting. To bad prices on clean ones have risen so much, I won't ever pay what a clean one costs.
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Old 10-12-2016, 01:58 PM   #1284
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That's pretty rad actually.

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-LS3 E-rod kit. This was new and came straight from GM with cats, headers, fly-by-wire pedal, engine, air intake, ECU, and the motor (bought brand new, retailed about $14k).
That E-rod set, if it hasn't been monkeyed with and installed with all the parts that came in the box (read: catalytic converters) then it should be CA emissions compliant. AFAIK all the E-rod setups come with a CARB OE#
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Old 10-12-2016, 03:15 PM   #1285
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E30 would be the only BMW I seriously consider getting. To bad prices on clean ones have risen so much, I won't ever pay what a clean one costs.
Yeah, I had a super clean '91 318is that sold back in 2010 (actually sold it back to the guy I bought it from for more money after I put some work into it). Ground Controls, Euro lights/trim, sport interior with houndstooth doors, chipped, etc. I think back then I sold it to him for $5800.

If I still had it today, I bet I could easily get more than $10k for it.
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Old 10-12-2016, 03:15 PM   #1286
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$10k for a 318? Isn't that the one with the awful 4 cyl in it?
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Old 10-12-2016, 04:03 PM   #1287
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$10k for a 318? Isn't that the one with the awful 4 cyl in it?
Yeah, 1.8L M42. I/H/E = chip made them quicker than a 325is of the same year.

Fun little cars.

I also at one point had an '88 325is that we swapped in the motor from a '98 M3. I/H/E + tune it put down like 245whp on the dyno. That car was a ton of fun for 2 weeks until the headgasket blew.
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Old 10-12-2016, 08:06 PM   #1288
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I'll raise the 450HP E30 with 625HP Turbo E30

Hennarot 625whp/558wtq M52 turbo, 5spd E30 Coupe

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PRICE $19,000 OBO - PLEASE READ FULL DETAIL BEFORE ASKING QUESTIONS THAT WERE PROBABLY ANSWERED ALREADY

Up for sale is my turn key, reliable 625whp/558wtq M52 turbo, Hennarot (Henna Red) 1984 318i coupe. I've owned the car for 4.5 years, and prior to me it was owned by R3vlimited.com OG Trent. I bought the car from Trent with a CARB legal OBD1 M52. In my time of ownership, I had Castro Motorsport turbo charge the car, starting off with a lower powered set-up and now with the kill mode set-up that it currently has. The car is dead nuts reliable, and needs nothing. The AC blows cold in the summer and the heater is warm in the winter. The engine temps are right where they should be, and the car has zero mechanical needs.

Being Hennarot makes this car more unique than most E30s you see on the road. It also has tasteful and quite rare aesthetic modifications, including a nicely reupholstered interior. Turn up the radio volume to hear the crisp, upgraded sound system, or roll the windows down and hear the turbo scream!

The car is very fast whether running lower boost on 91 octane (around 500whp/430wtq) or turned up running high boost on e85, making a blistering 625whp/558wtq! With the high boost setting on, the car bested 164 mph at the Shift S3ctor 1/2 mile roll race event, and is faster than most modified super cars out there. There are very few street cars you"ll run into this fast driving around town.

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1998 M52 (165k miles)
1998 S52 head
M50 Intake manifold
Pauter Dual Valve Springs
OBD2 electronics
Euro oil filter housing
ZF320 transmisson 90k miles
UUC Feramic twin disk clutch and flywheel 1k miles ago
ARP studs
Bosch 115lb Injectors
Stewart Racing Water Pump
New Godspeed radiator replaced 2k miles ago
Rogue Engineering Lightweight Underdrive Pulleys
Cometic Headgasket 0.120
Walbro 450lph Fuel pump E85
Precision 6266 Dual Ball Bearing Gen 2 turbo (2k miles)
Synapse BOV and 44mm Wastegate
Blunt Tech/ Rapid Spool Industies manifold (modified for boost creep)
Borla Pro XS muffler with dual 3? tips
Godspeed 3? Intercooler
3? mandrel bent stainless steel Castro Exhaust
Spal electric fan
New gas tank (replaced 2 years ago)
RK-Tunes custom dyno tune ? 1 for e85 & 1 for 91 octane
625whp/558wtq at 19psi on 100% e85
Good working A/C and heat

Exterior:
Late plastic bumper swap with euro trim (no side markers)
Reiger front lip and splitter
Euro Hella smoked headlights with crosshairs and tinted
Morimoto HID headlights
Euro headlight trim
Mono wiper (makes full sweep)
New windshield 2k miles ago
AC Schnitzer replica carbon fiber mirrors
Zender wing with carbon fiber gurney flap
Racng Dynamics rear apron
325is side skirts
Shaved fuel door
BBS style wheels - 17x7.5?

Chassis & Suspension:
Ground control full coilover kit (tubes shortened 2 inches 500/650 rates
Ground Control Camber plates
Sparco Strut Bar
Treehouse racing FCAB's
E30 M3 steering rack
2.93 LSD differential
AKG polyurethane rear subframe bushings
Bear Motorsports (Short Shift Kit with AKG DSSR
New rubber guibo and rear differential bushing 5k miles ago
Massive Wilwood Big Brake Kit (new pads and rotors 5k miles ago)
325iS rear brake upgrade (larger rotors and calipers)
Rolled fenders front and rear
Michelin PSS tires 225/45/17 replaced 5k miles ago
Underside of car POR-15 coated
Zinc coated rear subframe
Lemforder control arms and tie rods 1k miles ago
Motorsport hardware wheel studs

Interior:
Reupholstered leather seats with alcantara centers
Alcantara wrapped rear deck
Manual sunroof
E36 window switch upgrade
ZHP shift ****
Transmission/differential temperature gauge
JVC head unit
MB Quart upgraded speakers all around
10? Rockford Fosgate P1 sub and amp
Sparco Steering wheel
Innovate Motorsport gauges MTX-L wideband AFR MTX-D Oil temp/pressure MTX-D boost and shift light
Viper alarm and remote door unlock








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Old 10-12-2016, 10:50 PM   #1289
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$10k for a 318? Isn't that the one with the awful 4 cyl in it?
318is is a pretty badass little E30. Poormans M3 of the day.
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Old 10-13-2016, 01:57 AM   #1290
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mmmm I like both those e30's so much and for such different reasons
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This was my 318is, yes those are real SSR's I just never bothered putting the stickers on them. This is the one car I truly regret selling.



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Old 10-13-2016, 10:41 AM   #1292
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stoppit guys. you're making me miss my e30. and giving me some serious 3 series wood.

at least i know it's in good hands. I sold it to a solid miata guy who sold it to a solid miata guy.
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This is the one car I truly regret selling.
I agree. Mine was my first car, rebuilt front clip, redid interior, repaint and two months later was totaled. If it was never totaled i would still have it, and on QQ plates.
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Old 10-13-2016, 11:00 AM   #1294
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Aidan, that car is perfect and future proof. Plenty of room for a couple of car seats.
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stoppit guys. you're making me miss my e30. and giving me some serious 3 series wood.

at least i know it's in good hands. I sold it to a solid miata guy who sold it to a solid miata guy.
Then I won't post a pic of my S52 swap car that sat on Work wheels with Wilwoods on Ground Controls.
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Old 10-13-2016, 11:49 AM   #1296
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Please stop posting pics of cool E30s...

I want one, but I really don't need yet another project....
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My wife floated the idea of replacing my old TSX with an E30 convertible - an acquaintance has one.
Beautiful car, but my friend who has a BMW shop in WV talked me out of it. Bastard has 2 E30 M3's.
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Price isn't terrible really...
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2015 Bauer LTD Catfish kit car $20000
Weighing in at around 1500lbs
250bhp with the 1.8 Supercharged 4 cylinder miata engine, with intercooler
controlled bt an SDS stand alone control unit, doesnt require a laptop to tune
Cost to build was just over $50,000, butI am getting out of the car game so $20,000 obo
Drives amazingly, at least when its no raining due to the lack of roof
5speed manual & LSD rear end make this a blast at autocross or drifting
spin the tires with just a blip of the throttle
The body is fiberglass with a chromolly tube frame underneath
utilizes the factory miata A arms & hubs, sitting on fully adjustable coilovers, can easily go much lower
cooled by an aluminum mishimoto radiator & fan setup
fresh high power flying miata oil pump just installed 2 days ago
very loud car with just a long resonator down the side
15,000k HID headlights, everything else is LED
Sparco Sprint seats & NRG 4 point harnesses, only brand in red

Extra parts: Red NRG wheel that was in to match the interior, nissan turbo charger that was tro be added as compound boost, extra suspension bushings, uster manual for the stand alone





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Old 10-14-2016, 12:09 AM   #1299
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...Ew...
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Drive a shitty e30 and you'll forget all desires for one. So many destroyed lower control arms....

that being said I'm rebuilding a pro3 on MCS with the trailing arms powder coated pink. Should be nice when finished.
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