Wednesday Wheels: The Best For Your BMW

We’re going to try out another new feature we’re going to call “Wednesday Wheels” here at GCFSB.com. If you’re like us, you have a passion for all aspects of cars, and one of the favorite items to change, replace or refinish are a car’s wheels. Today we’re going to bring you a few sets to dress up your BMW. We’ll start with some M-System 2 wheels from a 1993 M5, often called “Throwing Stars”. These arrived on the M5, the M540i, and the 850CSi but look good on many of the early 1990s BMWs. Got an E34 and looking for a set of wheels to dress it up? These might just be the ticket – light weight, the right OEM look, with decent looking tires and freshly refinished, this package looks like a pretty decent deal for some high quality and rare wheels:

Year: 1993
Model: M-System 2 “Throwing Stars”
Diameter: 17″
Width: 8″
Bolt Pattern: 5 x 120
Offset: ET 20
Condition: Refinished
Tires: Included Federal Super Steel 595 235-45-17
Price: $1,899 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1993 M-System 2 on eBay

I have for sale a spare set of OEM BMW 17″ M System II Throwing Star wheels that were removed from my 1993 BMW M5. The size of the wheels is 17″ x 8″. The wheels were completely refinished professionally by the local wheel shop The lips were machined and clear coated. The centers and inner barrel were painted in OE black paint. The throwing star covers were stripped down to the bare metal and repainted in the original silver finish and clear coated. I also removed the old fading center roundel stickers and replaced them with new OEM stickers. The wheels are perfectly true and balanced. There are NO bends, dents or cracks. It was a perfectly good original set that needed some refreshing.

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Items sold as pictured There are no returns, exchanges or refunds. There is no warranty on any of the items, written or implied.
The item you see pictured in this listing is the exact item you will receive.

Have an E24, E12, or E28 and looking to dress it up a bit? One of the most popular wheel designs on these cars are the black-centered Alpina wheels. The staggered look fits these cars well and they are highly sought after. While replicas are available, today we found a refinished set of originals. Though not shown the seller will include center caps:

Year: N/A
Model: Alpina
Diameter: 16″
Width: 7″ front, 8″ rear
Bolt Pattern: 5 x 120
Offset: ET 11 front, ET 24 rear
Condition: Refinished
Tires: Not Included
Price: $2,850 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: Alpina Staggered Wheels on eBay

This is a set that I had refinished. They are genuine Alpina Wheels, staggered with the fronts measuring 16×7 inches and the rears 16×8 inches. The front wheels have an offset of et11 and the rears et24. They are stamped 7Jx16h2 and 8jx16h2 and have a bolt pattern of 5×120. These wheels fit the following BMW’s: E3 Bavaria, E9 2800cs, 3.0cs, 3.0csi, and 3.0csl, e12, e24, e28, e34. You will need to confirm fitment for any other model other than what is listed. These wheels are used, they have been straightened as needed and refinished. I will include a set of center caps with the sale. I am willing to ship within the continental US (48 states) at the buyers expense. I will carefully package the wheels and ship them either via FedEx, UPS, or USPS. I will also accept local pick up. The wheels are located in Costa Mesa California. Please do not bid if you do not intend to honor your bid. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, I will try to answer your questions promptly. BMW e9 coupe e12 528i 530i 520i m535 e24 628csi 630csi 633csi 635csi m6 bavaria alpina b9 b7 turbo e28 528e 528i 533i 535i 535is m5 e34 525i 540i hartge bbs ronal

If you’re more into the late 80s and early 90s, Hartge wheels might be your favorite. This particular set is made by OZ Racing and would look spectacular on an E28 M5 or E30 M3. While very pricey, they’re also very rare, so you’re not likely to see another set cruising down the road:

Year: N/A
Model: Hartge (OZ)
Diameter: 17″
Width: 8.5″ front, 9.5″ rear
Bolt Pattern: 5 x 120
Offset: not specified
Condition: Refinished
Tires: Not Included
Price: Auction, $3,199 Opening Bid

CLICK FOR DETAILS: Hartge Staggered Wheels on eBay

Up for auction are my super rare Hartge wheels,sized:

8.5×17(front) and 9.5×17(rear)

The wheels are original 3-pice Hartge wheels made by OZ Racing, made in W. Germany.

The wheels are used but in great condtion, no crub crash dents or other.
Of course thrue and correct.

The wheels sold only in the Europan marked on the Hartge e34 H35-24 or e30 H35-24.

Will fit to all BMWs with 5-bolt pattern:

E23 ( 728 728i 728iS 730 732i 733i 735i 745i )

E24 ( 628CSi 630CS 630CSi 633CSi 635CSi M6 M635CSi )

E28 ( 518 518i 520i 524d 524td 525e 525i 528e 528i 533i 535i M5 M535i ) E30 M3

E31 ( 840Ci 840i 850CSi 850Ci 850Ci 850i )

E32 ( 730i 735i 735iL 740i 740iL 750i 750iL )

E34 ( 518i 520i 524td 525i 525ix 525td 530i 535i 540i M5 3.6 M5 3.8 )

E36 (316i 318i 318is 320i 323i 325i 328i M3 M3 3.2)

Z3

“Sold As is”

Lastly, if you’re on a bit more of a budget, sometimes OEM wheels are a better option for you. These Style 19 OEM 540i Sport wheels aren’t as popular as the Style 5s we often see on everyone’s hit list, but the 19s are also BBS built and if properly refinished, can look spectacular. I’ve seen them on everything for 850s to 318s, and I still think they look sharp. These are not refinished and perfect, but the price reflects that. These would be great driving wheels or good candidates for a refinish project and would dress up a non-sport E39 or return it to original spec. A big bonus is the free shipping, often a costly item on wheels EDIT: these wheels sold just as we went to press. We’ll keep an eye out for more!:

Year: 1998-1999
Model: Style 19 (BBS)
Diameter: 17″
Width: 8″
Bolt Pattern: 5 x 120
Offset: ET 20
Condition: Used
Tires: Not Included
Price: $429 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: BMW OEM Style 19 Wheels on eBay

This is for four (4) rims – sold as a set. Fast Free Shipping to the US – email me for international rates. Rims are original OEM BMW – markings on inside state 8Jx17H2 IS20.

I’m glad to check any other specs on the rims before you purchase. They have some curb scuffs – will likely need to be reconditioned if you are concerned about these sorts of things – but even if you spend another $80 per rim on reconditioning, this would still be a considerable savings from buying these from other vendors.

Glad to answer any questions or feel free to call/text me at 410-340-6215.

Which are your favorite, and what would you like to see?

-Carter

Motorsport Monday – Derek Bell Signature Edition Porsche 962 #0

I have to admit, I was a little disappointed last week that more of you weren’t interested in the SRP2 Picchio I wrote up. What a deal that car was as a track weapon! But I get it, not everyone likes an unknown race car. Well then, how about a very well known race car that’s been turned into a road car? If this doesn’t get your interest, you need to talk to your doctor and check your pulse. That’s because today we’re looking at a road legal Porsche 962.

The exploits of the 962 are pretty well known, but to those who don’t, this is one of the most winning endurance prototypes ever developed. Capable of 6 minute Nurburgring times and 250 mph at Le Mans, the 962 was a dream car in the 1980s and remains so today. Getting to see one of these cars in the flesh still gives me goosebumps – it’s as if a Titan has come to Earth to grace you with its presence. Not content with leaving these cars only to race, there were several different road-legal versions produced – Dauer, DP Motorsports and Schuppan all made versions. In the heady supercar times of the late 80s, someone decided to give it another go and slap 5 time Le Mans winner Derek Bell’s name on it. While the production run never came to be, the prototype is available today, ready for you to pop some number plates on it:

509

Year: Does it matter?
Model: 962
Engine: 3.6 liter twin turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: probably not many miles
Price: 324,995 GBP ($503,449.75 today)

CLICK FOR DETAILS: Porsche 962 Derek Bell Signature Edition at Malton Specialist Cars Ltd.

Engine Capacity:
3600
Transmission:
5 Speed 962 Manual
Body Style:
Long Tail
BHP:
580

In stock now is this amazing road registered Porsche 962. Built at a cost of around $2 Million USD this astonishingly quick road car is based around an aluminium Fabcar monocoque with integral rollcage believed to have been built for the Dyson Racing IMSA team in the USA who prepared and raced Porsche powered race cars. On top of this chassis is a full carbon fibre long tailed body.

Engine wise the standard 962 2.8 litre unit would be no good for road use so instead the car is fitted with a twin turbo 993 GT2 engine running 580 BHP and giving a colossal 741Nm of torque. When the car weighs just 830kg that equates to around 700 BHP per tonne. To put this figure into perspective the iconic McLaren F1 is 550 BHP/tonne, a Carrera GT is 442, a Pagani Zonda C12S is 437 etc. For long distance endurance the car features a 120 litre fuel tank.

This power would be pointless if the car didn’t handle and stop well enough, to that end the car is fitted with top quality Koni adjustable suspension with hydraulic adjustable ride height (it will go up quite steep drives and speed bumps without issue). Stopping is taken care of by monster 350mm floating Brembo brakes with adjustable bias.

Interior wise the car has two leather bucket seats with Willans harnesses, it features aircon to keep the cockpit cool, parking sensors, an intercom system for driver and passenger comfort and electric mirrors. A removable steering wheel makes entry and egress from the vehicle much easier.

For track use the car features air jacks, a fire extinguisher and towing straps front and rear.

This has to be the ultimate fast road or track car which is as thrilling to drive as it is superb to look at.

The racing legend Derek Bell put his name to the car which was planned to be manufactured in greater numbers, the inside of the door shut bears a copy of his signature and the build number 00.

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The history of most 962s is pretty difficult to follow. Many were raced, crashed, rebuilt, modified, or re-tubbed. On top of that, not all 962s were built by Porsche – Kremer, Fabcar, and Andial among others all built versions of the 962. Fabcar was one of the few that received factory chassis numbers, and this particular example is a Fabcar built tub that was originally intended for Dyson Racing. You may remember me mentioning Fabcar as the firm contracted to build the 944 GTR I wrote up in July. Fitted with a longtail body and a more-reasonable to run on the road GT2 twin turbo motor, this 962 certainly looks the part, though I have to admit it looks a bit naked without all of the normal graphics. Without those graphics one is also reminded how slab-sided these cars were, and just how big that long tail was.

Of course, this car isn’t for everyone. It will be difficult to get it imported and registered in the US. It will be very expensive to run. You’ll need a pit crew to change tires. It has zero ground clearance. But, it does have a parking brake! So, if this is impractical as a road car, why are we writing it up? Well, if you haven’t been following the market (and you would be excused…), getting into a 962 will set you back – a lot. Buy a not particularly sucessful or well maintained 962, and you’ll be out 1 to 1.5 million. Want a winning car? Better have more than 2 million available. So, at $500,000, this car is a bit of a deal! $500,000 is about $100,000 more than some of the best Carrera GTs are fetching these days, but pull up next to one in this and I can guarantee what the crowd will be swooning over. And if you wanted to race it, PCA would recognize this as a legitimate Porsche and I would wager that with some convincing, you could even run it in some historic events, though that would likely require a motor change. Unfortunately for all of us, you’re not likely to ever see this car, and even more unfortunate is that this car will doubtfully ever be run on roads again. But haven’t you always wished you could drive one of those fantastic prototypes from the 1980s down to your local car meet to impress all of your buddies? I sure did, and because of that, I’m thankful that this car exists at all. A man can dream!

-Carter

1984 VW Callaway GTI

UPDATE: The seller writs us that since this was posted the car has now had a complete paint job and some other goodies added:

Older info: For years Callaway has been synonymous with Corvette performance, and to this day they produce some of the fastest turn-key vettes around. Turn back the clock to the 80’s, and Callaway was also heavily in to VW tuning.  This 84 VW GTI, is not only one of the cleanest remaining examples of the classic pocket rocket in its own right, it has been fully prepped R&A Applied Arts which, was and still is one of the most respected authorized Callaway Installers on the east coast.

R+A’s last Callaway: 84 Gti

Project started in 1996,
Engine + trans completed
Balanced Blueprinted + built by Collin @ TT
Stage two port + polish head job
int shift bearings set
piston set 81.5 G-60 Corrado
Rado rods
Bored + Hone block
Modi 8v Intake
Mani Pork + Polish + flowed
Aps 272 cam
Callaway turbo stage II ( last new pipes for ND ) Non AC
Jet hot coating 2000-4100 header pipe / Turbo housing 1300-2000
Water cooled conver.
Trans wide ratio 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
3.94 / .75 5th
quaife
And much more….

Road tested for 846 miles and counting as of November 2011… all receipts avail.

****Updated Installed Parts List from build date(ALL New/with receipts)**** 1/31/12
-Manual Steering Rack
-Autotech Baffled oil pan
-Trans parts: Bolt kit, diff&pinion Bearings,mainshaft bearing, 2&3 syncrows,drive flanges ETC..
-All HD motor mounts
-Autotech close ratio rack&pinion kit
-Autotech short shift kit
-Mocal 25row oil cooler kit
-Aps Euro T-Body
Callaway / ND inter cooler kit non ac
N/D Turbo Micro fueler kit
-VW/Bosch injection system
-TT Stainless Steel 2.25 exhaust with (16v)12in resonation,Borla muffler
-Vw fuel dist. unit
-VW Bosch Ing.Dist & Coil(GLI),knock Box, Ams knock sensior
-16v Sirocco master cylinder
-100mm Drive flanges
– Oem Control arms
– Oem Ball Joints
– Oem Tie Rods
– Oem Hubs
– Poly Bushings complete
– Oem Front Spindles
More work by Colin @ TT
-HD Valve springs
-Drill & tap Crank oil Galleys
-Diassemble & Assemble Short block, Install intermediate,bearings, o-rings

*I know I’m missing a lot more! but you get a clear idea of quality work done….

New parts list: As of Nov 2011- present
100mm Axles Empi
All new seals
Front Scirocco Carriers w/ new calipers 10.1 rotors, pads.
Rears Mk2 Gti/GLI Disc brake conver. All new calipers, rotors, pads.
E Brake cables
Vmaxx Coils
NOS Euro Bumpers , I have the amber lights and clips, just not installed
4 point lower stress bar
Tie rod flip kit
Fuel Filter
Alignment 4 wheel w/corner balance
NJ inspection Passed, good until 05/2013
BBS Rs’s All completely redone (6) Set on the car : F-15×8, 6’inner, 1.5 outer(BFI) R- 15×8.5, 5.5 inner, 2.5 outer(radinox) Plus.. (2) 15×7.5, 4.5 inner, 2.5 outer (radinox) w/o tires
BN toyo’s 195 45 15 on all 4’s..

I will also include OEM (2) BBS 3.0 lips Front, (2) 4.5 BBS Rears to use with the Berg Cup kit,
end note would be F 15×8, R 15X11 they were made that way by BBS for use with BCK’s & Reiger wide bodies..

Have but not installed : Callaway Valve Cover (polished) & Boost Gauge, NIB VDO Boost Gauge.
++++See pics for NOS parts that will be included in the sale++++

Asking $14,500 per forum rules.

In the past few years values of clean MK1 GTIs are certainly on the rise, but high retail is still only $4900.  While this clean example of a GTI is chock full of go fast goodies, and includes a ton of spare parts, at $14,500 it’s about $5K too heavy on price.  It’s going to take the right person to justify this top dollar, whether it be a Callaway enthusiast, or a MK1 GTI enthusiast. That being said, with only a tick over 113K miles, I think you’ll be hard pressed to find such a clean, complete example of the original hot hatch, let alone one that has the Callaway treatment.

-Brian

Concours Ready 1987 BMW M6

I can still remember the first time I saw a 6 series.  It was about 1986, and I was able to stay up late enough to watch my first episode of Moonlighting.  After watching David Addison thrash his E24 635csi, the car instantly became as iconic to me as Magnum PI’s 308, and Sonny Crockett’s Daytona.  I instantly fell in love with the 6 series, but love turned to lust once I saw the E24 M6.  From then on the shark nosed bimmers became one of my “bucket list” cars.  This pristine 51K mile example from North Carolina embodies everything that was great in BMW tuning for the late 80’s, from the Dinan stage 4 upgrades to the BBS RF wheels, it is truly a BMW tuning time capsule.

1987 BMW M6 on pelicanparts.com

Truly a collector car and award winner, it is in Concours condition inside and out. Runs excellent with zero issues, all electronics work as new. No warning lights on dash.
51,000 miles, California and Arizona car. Owned since April 2005 when it had 48,000 miles on the clock.
Royal Blue Metallic with Natural Leather. 100% original paint – no accidents, no touch-ups. Full Dinan Stage 4 Car (Headers, Exhaust, Chip, Suspension, etc) Full leather including a perfect dash with no cracks Smoker’s package (although it’s a non-smoker) Power front seats Rear passenger temp control Rear drink electric cooler (it will keep a 6pack cold!) Power everything Complete tool set California smog BBS 3 piece wheels in 17×9.5″ with Toyo Proxy tires (plenty of tread)
This is undoubtedly one of the best M6’s you will find available for sale any time soon, a true collector piece of investment quality.
33,000 Firm.
For more information, please call Patrick at 706.973.0169

The original Royal Blue paint, and flawless tan leather interior in this car are nothing but pure class, and with the stage 4 Dinan upgrades, this car will certainly hold its own on the streets.  To the right buyer, this car very well may fetch $33K asking price, however with the market for collector cars on the slide, a $25K price tag would seem a bit more in the realm of reality.

All things considered, this is likely one of the nicest examples of a Dinan equipped E24 M6 you’ll find, and from where I’m sitting it has only one major flaw.  With the pristine condition, and the high price tag, any buyer will be hesitant to drive this thing like David Addison did back in the 80’s, hard, fast, and often sideways.

-Brian

Please join me in welcoming our newest contributor to the team! This is Brian’s first post and we’re eager to see what he spots next! -dc

Exceptional 1986 BMW 325es for sale

The same friend mentioned in the ’74 911 post drove a 325e in college. Though disadvantaged with the “efficient” 2.7L M20 (producing 21 fewer horses than the 318is and 47 less than the 325is), it was a great look at how fun even slow E30s can be. The 1986-only 325es mixed the weakest engine with the best suspension, which isn’t a bad choice for an E30 enthusiast who does a lot of miles. Today’s example is about as clean as 80s Bimmers come and uses a Turner Motorsports chip and H&R springs to make this a truly exceptional “efficiency” model.

Popular but surely taking a price hit because it’s “is” has an “e” in it, 19 bids have it at just $3,750 with 3 days left. This could be the perfect E30 daily driver: 120k miles, fun in the twisties, good on the highway, and one-more-look gorgeous. I love the immaculately redone interior, clean respray, and aggressive stance from the 16″ BBS and H&R. Anything less than $6k and this is a steal.
-NR

2004 Audi S4 Avant for sale

The B6 S4 series is not my favorite. More pedestrian than the following B7, more bloated than the preceding B5, and not even close to matching the sex appeal of the newest B8, passing B6s usually makes me sigh in disappointment, wishing it were any other S4. It takes a whole lot of “doing it right” to get me excited about one. Luckily, our seller today did it as right as one can with a B6, checking all the right boxes to take this 2004 S4 from bland suburbanite to badass sleeper.

[X] Avant [X] 6-speed [X] thoughtful performance upgrades [X] BBS CH

From the seller (who sounds like my kind of car guy):

Up for sale is my 2004 Audi S4 Avant (wagon). This is one of the few with the 6speed manual transmission. If you’re not set on whether or not you want an S4 Avant, let me give you a bit of a sales pitch on it. First off, the wagons are cool. I know that’s not much of a sales pitch, but they look far more modern than the sedans, hold their values so much better, and simply make more sense. Unfortunately, they didn’t sell many. So getting your hands on one can be tedious if you have any other prerequisites.

So what makes these cars cool? Well, they are all wheel drive sports cars with high revving V8s that happen to hold 5 people and all their luggage. They sound AMAZING too, especially set up like mine. Audi’s interior quality is second to none too, and mine has been babied. All the window switches feel as if new still.

What makes MINE special is this:
It’s been meticulously maintained, and we’ve got the service records to show. Also, it has a good list of upgrades that allow for higher power and torque, as well as better fuel economy. The car is making somewhere around 400HP now, and has an incredible amount of torque too. All work has been done by European Auto Garage in Knoxville, TN.
• JHMotorsports Engine Tuning Software
• JHMotorsports Intake Manifold Spacers
• JHMotorsports 4:1 Center Differential Upgrade
• JHMotorsports Stage 4 Clutch and Lightweight Flywheel Combo
• Apikol Polyurethane Rear Differential Mount
• Apikol Polyurethane Front Engine “Snub” Mount
• JHMotorsports Complete Solid Short Throw Shifter with all add-ons
• JHM Weighted Delrin Shift Knob
• 034 Motorsports Transmission Mount
• Hawk HPS Brake Pads – Street – Front
• Hawk HPS Brake Pads – Street – Rear
• Alcantara Headliner & Pillars (See Picture)
• K40 Radar Detection System
• Bridgestone RE11 Tires
• BBS CH Wheels – 19″
• H&R Lowering Springs
• 2.5″ Magna Flow Dual Exhaust (Resonators Removed)
• Powdercoated Valve Covers (See Picture)

In addition to these, recent maintenance (past 10k miles) includes:
• Replacing center differential fluid and rear differential fluid with Redline Products
• Religiously replacing oil and filter every 3k miles. This week, it was upgraded to Motul Ultra-Synthetic
• New Bosch Platinum (4 electrode) spark plugs
• New Coolant Expansion Tank
• Every two oil changes, it gets a new air filter
• Every three oil changes, it gets a new cabin filter
• New Valve Cover Gaskets
• ALL EIGHT Coil Packs – Upgraded to the new type Audi has
• Coolant Expansion Tank Lid
• Lower Radiator Hose Replaced
• Water Temperature Sensor Replaced
• Engine Front Main Seal Replaced
• Intake Manifold Gasket Replaced
• Bridgestone RE11 tires have roughly 4000 miles on them.
• Brake pads have roughly 6000 miles on them

I love it. For the first time ever, it’s B6-ness almost enhances it, putting it just low enough under the radar that the de-resonated near-RS4 power can suckerpunch unsuspecting passers by. The owner has taken extremely good care of it, not abusing it like so many other “STAGE 11 S4” tuners for sale on eBay. This is a stealth family-hauling hammer, the best the B6 can be. With about 90k miles on it, this is a great deal if it stays under $20k.
-NR

Modded 1994 Volkswagen Corrado SLC VR6

I’ve said this before, but sometimes good photos in an advertisement can make all the difference. If it wasn’t for the nice first photo and beautiful color I probably would’ve skipped over this Corrado. I try to seek out auctions without reserves, but this one deserved a listing.

89,000 miles on the VR6 and plenty of mods including the great deep blue pearl paint. From the seller:

Exterior

-Fresh 2 month old Deep Blue Pearl Paint
-Shaved rear emblems
-shaved rear license plate lights
-shaved rear third light
-Shaved side molding
-Smoothened lower rockers
-VIS Racing Carbon fiber hood color Matched that fits perfectly
-90 MM front Euro VR6 Lip
-New OEM Fogs and New turn signals
-Smoked E-Code Headlights (RELAYED)
-Red taillights
-Glass working Sunroof

Interior

-160mph cluster from ireland (shows 800 miles more then the original)
-Momo Steering wheel
-Autopower 6 point rollcage (color matched DBP)
-Recaro Freshly recovered Seats (Centers are suede with Blue RECARO stitching)
-Sabelt 3 point harnesses (removed auto seatbelts)
-Suede black headliner
-Oem Corrado floor mats
-Rear seat deleted
-Custom rear enclosure with a hidden compartment underneath

Engine Bay

-Engine Bay fully shaved
-wiring harness lengthened and hidden in the rails
-Vr6 12v engine Painted BMP
-Aluminum MK4 oil pan
-CDM Corrado trans painted BMP
-new clutch 3 k miles on it
-Deleted A/C completely
-Deleted cruise control
-Painted engine covers
-Samco Blue radiator hoses
-Aftermarket radiator fan
-Eurosport Intake w/ heatshield
-3 inch custom exhaust

Suspension & Wheels

-Stock Speedline wheels ( DOES NOT COME WITH BBS WHEELS)
-Stock tires one has a slow leak
-Bilstein Shocks and Neuspeed springs
-Powdercoated front beam K member and control arms
-R32 control arm bushings
-New bearings
-New ball joints
-New tie rod ends
-New Axles
-Neuspeed 28mm swap bar
-Rebuilt and powdercoated front calipers w/ new pads w/braided lines
-Rebuilt and powdercoated MK4 rear calipers w/braided lines
-G60 corrado rear axle beam to allow wider wheels in the rear

~Evan

Low Miles 1988 BMW e30 M3 For Sale

I spotted this one yesterday on eBay. It’s an 88 with ~70k miles and it looks very clean and original. When I first saw it, the current bid was 11k reserve not met. Today it’s over $22k with 4 days remaining!

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quote from seller’s listing:

I recently purchased the car locally and have decided to go a different direction with my car collection. This car was always on my “list” of must haves. It is a wonderful, very low mile, original car. Paint is excellent, interior is excellent. All service records since new. I am technically the third owner but the 2nd owner only had it a couple of months. The car didn’t suit his daily driver needs. This car starts and runs perfectly.

Exterior: Lachssilber metallic
All panels OEM with tags except front bumper. Hood and front fenders have been painted, very well. As I was told, the car rolled into a fence from a parking lot, punctured the bumper and scratching the hood and fender. Upon inspection, there is no evidence of structural damage, only a cosmetic repair. Which was done extremely well. All sheet metal is original with v.i.n. tags intact. NO RUST on the car what so ever! Car has one very small crease just at the corner below the right rear tail light. I am including a picture but you really have to look for it. It measures about 1.5 inches in length.

Interior: Gray leather that is in great original condition. Recent Leatherique treatment and minor bolster wear, perfect carpets throughout with recently added new OEM mats. Perfect headliner.
Perfect glass and trim
All electrical systems work as they should.
Car is completely stock (except Pioneer radio/CD). Working OEM radio with code cards included.
Relatively new Yokohama Avid V4 tires on wheels. (2) with minor rash.
Clear CA title with ’88 plates, Complete service history from new and clean Carfax
70,020 California miles
No leaks or smoke, runs perfectly. New A/C compressor and charged. Works perfectly and blows very cold.
All manuals and tools included along with original keys.

It looks like e30 M3 fanatics are alive and well with the bidding getting this high so quickly. The only bargains left have to be the ones that are traded privately because the it seems like good, solid cars like this are always (in my opinion) absurdly priced publicly.

dc

Super Low Miles BMW e30 M3 For Sale

BringATrailer spotted this 4k mile e30 M3 earlier this summer and I blogged it as well on my old blog. It’s an interesting discussion piece as it’s likely one of the nicest survivors in the world, and carries an absurd asking price of $55k.

I post it again here for those who haven’t seen it yet and because my memory was sparked when a thread on VWVortex showed up and a lengthy discussion ensued concerning this car.

What’s your take?

dc

Update: This listing is pretty out of date. Consider one of these early e30 M3’s instead!

1984 Volkswagen GTi For Sale: Nice and Clean on eBayMotors

With the excitement around the Scirocco’s that have hit the market this week, I’ve got another nice looking survivor to post in this 1984 Volkswagen GTi listed on eBayMotors:

quote from the seller’s eBayMotors ad:

I am the third owner of this vehicle and it has been garaged ever since it left the dealership in 84′. The car was originally purchased here in California and hasn’t left since. No rust on the car. Meticulously serviced with the timing belt and engine mounts changed at 60,000 miles. The car is completely stock except for the BBS wheels with new tires, Bilstein suspension kit , Zender side skirts, Alpine tape deck, new exhaust system and upper & lower strut bars. I will include in this auction the original wheels with still good tires on them and an extra OEM GTI grille. This car is a 9 out of 10 inside and out. The interior is stock in blue cloth with a brand new headliner and all new weather stripping. The pictures should speak for them self. The car just passed smog and is in excellent running condition.

Note he states the car has been garaged it’s whole life and only has 77k miles. I’d have to guess that 90% of the MK1 GTi’s in the world wished they had such a charmed life! The white exterior with black accents and those great looking MK2 GTi BBS rims really make this car look sharp. My only ding would be the nasty blue, American spec interior — But it is clean and tidy.

$6750 sounds a little optimistic, but those rims are probably worth at least $1500. Taking that equity into consideration, I’ll be curious to watch where this car ends up.

dc