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This is a much cared for 1989 M3 Alpine white (original paint) with black interior that has never seen salt or winter. I have the original paperwork; I am the 3rd owner. The chassis has 54,000 miles on it; the 2.5L engine less than 8,000. Car is covered in winter; Zymoled year round and always garaged.

The car has a 2.5 L engine that was custom built by specialist Leo Franchi. It has 284/276 Shrick cams, 48mm throttle bodies, and a custom chip from Leo's chip master. The engine was completely balanced with headwork to match the larger throttle bodies. Redline is 8000 but I rarely go over 7000. Leo added an adjustable fuel pressure regulator and a 2Qt. accusump (for extra protection) and the Turner oil-pan baffle. It has a beautiful large diameter 4 piece into 1 header (looks just like a DTM version - German Touring Car) that fit into a custom Burns collector http://www.burnsstainless.com/ - very cool and trick looking. The 3***8221; exhaust system is all custom, with one custom baffled muffler, to reduce backpressure. The Cat has been removed for increased performance but can be easily replaced as the pipes are fitted with flanged connectors. The car also has Euro MSport striped air box and valve cover, looks beautiful. I have Dyno sheets that show 200hp at the wheel, more than a standard US spec M3 makes at the crank.

Recently I have replaced the ignition wires and upgraded the timing chain tensioner to the e36 unit. http://e30m3performance.com/installs/installs-3/tensioner/index.htm

The SI board was also recently replaced.

http://e30m3performance.com/maintenance/SI_Board/SI_Board.htm

The transmission is a Euro close ratio 5 speed where 5th is 1:1. It was rebuilt by Jim Blanton in 2002 and the gears are a racer's set up - 1st is long; 2,3,4,& 5 are close together. The car also has the ***8220;dog-leg***8221; shift pattern where 1st is down and to the left, as on the Sport Evo. The differential is a Quaiffe with a 3:73 to 1 ratio - 4000RPM in 5th is 80MPH. The diff ratio makes the speedometer read correctly even with the altered gearing. There is also a light weight flywheel.
Suspension is Dinan stage IV with the springs, dampers, swaybars, and adjustable camber plates in front. Also, a Sparco front shock tower brace. Brakes are 12" two piece rotors all around. These Korman parts are lighter weight as the rotor hats are aluminum. http://www.kormanfastbmw.com/e30m3bra.htm This setup uses the stock calipers and pads but has more swept surface. Carbon fiber cool air ducts run from the grille directly to the backing plates mounted on the uprights via flex hose. There are also stainless steel brake lines and a larger bore 28mm master cylinder from a 750. http://e30m3performance.com/installs/installs-1/25mc/25mc.htm This makes the pedal much firmer. I have an almost new set of Hawk orange track pads that come with the car.

The wheels are 16***8221; OZ Racing fr 7x16. rear 8x16 wtih Pirelli Rosso's (225f/245r). Track wheels are wider ACT LS 8x16s with new Kumho 245's (only heat cycled). It has the EVO II front splitter and a custom EVO III rear wing.
The interior has a 3 gauge cluster mounted in the center console - oil pressure, ammeter, and rear end diff temperature. There is also a nice Momo wheel - with a 1"
extension to put it closer to the driver. http://e30m3performance.com/installs/ergonomics/my_approach2.htm There are two sets of 4-point harnesses with anchors. The original seat is in great condition as the previous owner used a Sparco seat. The second owner was a friend of the first and a driving instructor for the BMW club.

I doubt you can find a car fully sorted that handles as well and where the body looks as gorgeous. This car has never been in an accident, and all the vin stickers are still in place on the fenders and trunk lid (WBSAK0304KAE33016). The AC blows cold. I have more pictures if you call or email to request them. This is a fantastic car and I would rather not sell it, but I am in grad school, my wife is expecting, and I don***8217;t drive the car much (how clich***233;). I need to have one fun daily diver, not a commuter and a weekend car.

There are a few things that the new owner will want to address. The first is that the car needs a valve adjustment. The second is that the radio head unit is INOP. While the track tires are new, the street tires are showing wear on the inside edges. This car runs a lot of camber. The car comes with a cover and an un-mounted BMW CD changer.

I have a folder around 2 inches thick with receipts for maintenance and the improvements. The modification receipts total over $30,000. When an unmodified car with this many miles costs the same amount, you will understand why this is such a reasonable price. Located in the Detroit area.

Price: $22,000 obo.

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Oh dear god. That car is simply beautiful. If I had a place to put it, I would most definatly buy this M3. I wish you very good luck with your sale and I hope who ever buys it loves it just as much as you do.:thumbup:
 
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