1998 BMW M3 Sedan 3.6 Widebody 6-speed

Here’s an interesting one that has had me scratching my head quite a bit. What originally caught my eye was the bright Estoril Blue Metallic sitting on some refinished E46 Style 67 wheels. It was worth a second eyeball, which resulted in me noticing it was a 4-door. CLICK – I’m interested in seeing more. Once in the posting, the title became even more interesting – Racing Dynamics RD Sport? Lesser known than Alpina or Hartge, but still producers of some pretty trick products. 3.6 liter motor? 6-speed? TELL ME MORE!!!

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Year: 1998
Model: M3 Sedan
Engine: 3.6 liter inline-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 89,699 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

1998 BMW M3 E36 Sedan ** Rare Estoril Blue **

Forsale is my 1998 BMW E36 ///M3 Sedan. 89K Original Miles! Rare Estoril Blue over grey leather. Clean Title. Hard to Find. Well-Maintained M3! Garage Kept.

I would rate the Interior a 8.0/10 the seats are in great condition, the front seat bolsters have minimal wear. All functions work and operate on the power seats as they should. The Front dash has no cracks, the Rear seats are excellent, The Exterior of the car is a solid 8.5/10. Front Bumper Has been previously refreshed due to rock chips. Newer Bridgestone Tires.

No expense has been spared to properly store, maintain and address all maintenance on this M3. This car is an absolute blast to drive runs very strong. It will make a fun daily driver, or a great track car. The title is clear and in hand.

Mechanically this car is excellent and has always been serviced.

***Upgrades: This M3 has just went through a full build by Tiger Motorsports in Southern California less then a few thousand miles ago. 3.6L Engine fully built and installed by Tiger. Euro Swapped 6-Speed Manual Transmission, Brembo Big Break Kit in the front, RD Sport Wide Body, Bilstein Suspension, Full Exhaust System, Forged Pistons, Upgraded Cams, Upgraded Crankshaft, Aluminum Radiator, Cold Air Intake, Ect, Est 330RWHP,

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I went on a bit of a hunt to find more information about the RD Sport R35S, and here’s where things get a bit strange. Under the hood does not appear to be the correct S52 motor, but a M52 derived motor for the apparent 3.6 liter build. Now, RD Sport did make a 3.5 liter kit for the M52, so perhaps this car had that motor swapped in and then further enlarged? The cam cover looks like Racing Dynamic’s piece with the logo removed, but the injector cover looks different. More deviations from the Racing Dynamics package abound; the front spoiler is definitely theirs but I can’t identify the back diffuser and spoilerettes, and the R35 badges come from an E46 generation. The widebody kit that accommodates the larger rear Style 67s also appears to be custom. Outside of the rear end which looks a bit overdone, the aesthetic overall is pretty neat and helped by the great color, though I admit I think that the original Shadowline finish on the Style 67s would look better. Power is estimated to be in the 330 region at the wheels which may be a stretch, since RD Sport claimed 336 at the crank with the 3.5. Still it should be quite a bit more fun than the stock S52, and coupled to the 6-speed box with big brakes (note the spelling, internet!) and upgraded suspension, this car should really be a fun drive. Bidding has pushed the price towards $10,000 but the reserve is still on; I’d guess that money doesn’t even cover the engine build, never mind the big dollar suspension, brake and body upgrades. There are a few questions that should be answered before paying a premium, but if you like the package this could end up being quite a deal for a turned up M3.

-Carter

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5 Comments

  1. def. an interesting find…IIRC RD was based in Virginia?…they did some nice things for BMW (esp. rims) and flew under the radar…very big in late 80’s/90’s.
    while this car def. deserves a solid look…some things don’t jive…
    the obvious is the interior…don’t know what the owner’s standards are but the tears int he front seats don’t make this an 8/10 interior…and seem a bit worn for 89k, the side bolsters look in better shape..
    then there is the drivetrain…a non-M block given the RD treatment??…just don’t add up for me…
    GLWA

  2. Def agree with MDriver about the seats. That’s not an 8/10 interior in my books

  3. What is the point of having a “wide body” setup when you have a car that still looks under-tired? An interesting motor setup but good god, that rear wing is heinous and a Sparco steering wheel?

  4. Be careful…
    I remember seeing this exact same car for sale by one of those small private used car dealers in Los Angeles around 2 years ago, and it sat for about half a year. It’s heavily modified and not exactly clean. I would caution against buying this car unless you’re prepared for some potentially serious engine work.

  5. @Maxwell, thanks for the update – someone snapped it up for $13,000.

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