View Full Version : 3 Series 1988 s52 touring 122k

10-27-2011, 09:22 PM
Car was originally built by a friend of mine and the owner of a BMW specific parts business after he drove it with the stock drivetrain for several years. I since purchased it in the spring of this year with the intent of keeping it long term as it's my ideal e30, but priorities are shifting and I need to purchase my first home.

Car is sitting at 122k original km's and will continue to rise on days I cannot ride to work or until it hibernates for the winter in the coming weeks. Car was resprayed DS 2 years ago while receiving the swap.


- s52b32 swap w/ rebuilt head
- z3m transmission, under 70k with short shift kit
- 3.25 lsd
- stage 1 dr.vanos
- obd 1 swap
- TRM chip
- Racing Dynamics mid-pipe with magnaflow muffler
- The car made 224whp

Steering and Suspension

- Ground control coilovers and camber plates, 440/600 spring rates
- z3m steering rack
- 17x8.5 Azec type C's
- BF goodrich G-force sports, 215/40/17
- Drilled rotors of a proper brand who's name escapes me, SS lines


- Reupholstered seats f&r in fathom grey faux synthetic suede
- Black headliner
- Alacantera sparco wheel with qr nrg hub
- map light mirror


- Alpine IDA-X305 headunit
- Alpine MRP-F300 4-channel amp
- Orion 2-way components with door tweeter's
- Hertz ES250 10" subwoofer
- Custom-for-me ported lukebox

Car has one surface rust spot on the rear hatch which are notorious for rusting out, it's been por-15'd and is not showing and signs of spreading until I have the chance to treat it 100%. Has one notable ding on the passenger side C-pillar. Other than that the car is free from stories, quirks and issues. It's sorted swap which runs as reliably as any untouched e36 m3.

$16,500, willing to work with any buyers near or far to make the purchase possible. It's not exactly a pain to own this car, so I don't mind spending more time with her until the right buyer comes along

PM or email, grantcale@hotmail.com



Quick clip doing some skills training at a track day by the PO


10-27-2011, 11:37 PM
magnesium cover came on s50's...
love the wheels.

Bimmer Heaven
10-28-2011, 12:22 AM
magnesium cover came on s50's...
love the wheels.

- obd 1 swap

11-11-2011, 06:22 PM
BUMP for offers, have a friend who can help secure excellent shipping rates right to Scarborough. This is your chance to scoop up a solid west coast/german e30 that has never seen anything near an Ontario winter.

12-05-2011, 08:35 PM
BUMP again, please no ridiculous offers. It's not exactly going to be hard to convince myself to sell semen and eat raman to be able to buy a house and keep this toy.

It's retired for the winter, a vancouver island winter at that.

12-06-2011, 04:46 PM
thats awesome, very unique. good luck with the sale!

12-07-2011, 01:16 PM
This is a discussion forum, but for sale threads are not the place to discuss. Thread cleaned up.