Nice find! And I love those Evo's on there.
So here's all about the car:
1988 BMW M3
Hennarot with Black buffalo leather
16" TSW Evo wheels
Two previous owners (I'm the third)
Rare color combination
Turner Motorsports Conforti chip (+24bhp, +19ft/lbs, 8000RPM redline)
Sparco Strut bar (uninstalled)
SS Brake Lines (uninstalled)
Immaculate interior for its age/mileage. I mean it.
Non-running (but ran when last parked in January '10)
Car has sat for the better part of 6 years
Taillight leaks into trunk
Rough paint on roof (may need new paint on roof?)
Missing paint on rear bumper
So here are my plans:
-Get it running
-Get it road safe (tune up, fluids, hoses, bushings, tires, brakes, suspension, any issues)
-Get it to pass emissions and start driving it
-Realign rear bumper mounting
-Add Period-correct 16" BBS wheels
-Replace body seals
-Foglights, tow hook covers, shift knob
So that's it. It won't be getting an engine swap. No major engine performance stuff, unless the motor grenades then I'll do the 2.5L upgrade. It'll probably get suspension, HIDs, a cd player (currently has a Sony tape deck) and keyless entry. Other than that it will be stock.
I think it's a reasonable price for its condition. I definitely didn't "steal" it or get it "for a song". The owner is a great guy and an enthusiast, and I think I paid fair.
It's a lot of cash for a non-runner, but if you consider the cost that "parts car" M3's go for, or cars with straight bodies but no motor, it's a good deal.
Thanks again for your help!
EDIT: Pic of roof nastiness.
Last edited by IronJoe; 10-20-2010 at 12:54 PM.
Aaron that cleaned up really nice! Let me know when I'm coming over to help sort stuff out, and call me about the wheels first I can't tell you how many times I went and drove by that drooling, you're lucky son!
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congratulations on the new car...Thats a hell of a deal if it doesnt cost too much to get back up and running....There are a good amount of ///m3's in the area...I too have one...which is working, but not very well...doin big things with it this winter... can't wait to see it next summer... good luck...
here's my german combo.....
That my friend is on my top 5 list of must have cars..there is a kid rolling in one with recaro srd seats and it is immaculate...I'll ask him if he haas any spare parts for you.he's done an excellent job making the car nearly immaculate. I hope you do the same congrats on the buy
god i love my car. it may not be fast, but it's crazy fun!
C2 stage 2 TURBO!!! ACHTUNG!!! 2.5liter 5cylinder contents under pressure!!!