Heap of the Week: 1995 Audi S6 Avant

When opportunity knocks, sometimes you should answer the door; this may be one of those cases, especially if you’re a fan of fast Audi wagons. The Audi S6 Avant has been a cult classic since new; near bullet-proof engines capable of monster power, all-wheel drive in a slick package, a manual gearbox and room to carry enough to satisfy even Hannibal’s trips to Italy, the S6 is a unique package that relied underscored Audi’s mission in the 1980s and 1990s – they were different than everyone else, but in a very good way. Sure, if you want pure driving bliss on switchbacks or near-silent Autobahn cruising, BMW and Mercedes were better options in those specific cases – but as an all around package, the S6 Avant had no peers in the marketplace. That didn’t translate into overwhelming sales – but the exclusivity has if anything bolstered the legend of the Avants and artificially increased demand. How much has demand increased? Take a look at the bidding on this S6 Avant – at time of writing with 4 days left and the reserve still on, it’s $8,100. That may not sound particularly shocking until you find out that the motor is blown:

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1995 Audi S6 Avant on eBay

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10K Friday Performance Edition: M3 v. 944 Turbo v. CLK500 v. S4 v. GTi

Well, I hope this will stir some interest, as I think this is a bit of an interesting comparison. What level of performance can you buy for $10,000 (give or take) these days? Surprisingly, there are a lot of options – and those options vary pretty seriously in their execution and packages; there’s a wagon and a sports car, two sedan-based coupes and a hatchback. Engines range from a 2 liter turbo to a V8, with a bit of everything in between. Yet, what appears to be a very strange comparison linked only by price is revealed to be much closer when you look at performance figures:

E36 M3: 240 hp, 0-60 6.0 seconds, 3,200 lbs
944 Turbo: 220 hp, 0-60 5.9 seconds, 2,900 lbs
CLK500: 302 hp, 0-60 5.7 seconds, 3,800 lbs
S4 Avant: 250 hp, 0-60 5.6 seconds, 3,700 lbs
GTi: 200 hp, 0-60 6.6 seconds, 3,200 lbs

The range is much closer than you’d expect – especially when you consider that these figures could easily be equaled in margin of error, driver skill and reaction time. In the twisties, the lower powered cars like the GTi catch up to the higher power CLK and S4. All are, in one way or another, practical choices. Some are destined (or already) classics, while others will likely fade away. So what would be your choice? Let’s start with an M3 we’ve already seen:

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1999 BMW M3 on eBay

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1986 Mercedes-Benz 190D 5-speed manual

With gas prices on the rise again, consumers are once again turning their eye to more fuel efficient vehicles. Some people prefer the hybrid or electric route, but for me, I’ve always been a fan of the tried and true diesel engine. Mercedes-Benz was a pioneer in diesel powered passenger vehicles, with their first model, the 260D, appearing at the Berlin Motor Show in 1936. Fifty years on, and we find this car, the W201 190D with a 2.5 liter inline-5 diesel. The W201 was still rather new in the lineup for 1986, but with a diesel offering, it catered towards those who had grown to love the oil burners from Stuttgart. This example for sale in Texas appears well cared for and comes equipped with a 5-speed manual gearbox, helping to make the most of its 94 horsepower.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1986 Mercedes-Benz 190D on eBay

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Motorsport Mondays: 1988 BMW M3 DTM Tribute

I know this probably comes as a surprise, but in general I try to stay away from posting E30s. There are several reasons for this; first, it seems like we have an E30 posted on this site nearly every day. In part that makes sense as it’s one of the best small sports sedans ever produced and there are many different versions, but we like variety here at GCFSB and I like to find the lesser appreciated examples of German motoring. Then there’s the second reason I stay away – the market on these cars is just nuts, especially when you’re talking about the M3. You could list all of the merits of the E30 M3, and there are many to choose from, but at least in my mind the bubble that these cars are experiencing just isn’t justified. Sure, they’re solidly worth $30,000 to maybe $40,000 for the best, show ready examples in my mind – but at double that amount, I find it hard to explain. After all, you can get so many equally (if not more) rare, equally (if not better) performing, and equally attractive cars both from within BMW and from other manufacturers too for less money. When cars like this go through bubbles, to me they just become unappealing. I remember going to the track when these cars were throw-aways; it’s not that I wished I had bought one when they were more affordable, it’s more that I wish the folks with money hadn’t soured the experience for me. Such is the market today that even non-original, less than pristine examples are commanding a serious premium over other desirable cars. The perfect illustration of this is today’s DTM-liveried 1988 M3:

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1988 BMW M3 DTM Tribute on eBay

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10K Black Friday: 1985 Porsche 944 v. 1983 BMW 633CSi

For a bit of a twist on the normal 10K Friday, today we’ve got 10K Black Friday – and while the deals are good it’s more the color I’m speaking of. The last time we have a 633CSi in the “Big Coupe-off” it lost pretty resoundingly to the 560SEC. Will today be the same as it comes up against a Porsche with half the engine of the 928 it faced last time? Time for you to decide who will win this showdown. Let’s start with the 1985 944:

Year: 1985
Model: 944
Engine: 2.5 liter inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 109,000 mi
Price: $ 9,000 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1985 Porsche 944 on eBay

1985 ½ Porsche 944 former show car. Multi-time Porsche Club of America Street Class Concours winner. Beautiful black on black. Outfitted with Porsche 911 C2 three piece chrome wheels, 245 x 18 front and 255 x 18 rear tires. Alpine 175 watt stereo system. Leather sport seats. 109,000 Babied miles. Service history includes water pump, clutch, fly wheel, all seals, all belts, battery, brakes and rotors, restored rear upholstery, upgraded AC (requires charge). This is just a partial list. Service records available (meticulously serviced by PSH Ltd.). Consider the others then bid seriously for this one.

The car appears to look nice from the outside, but little detail is offered for the interior. Despite this, it’s clear it’s probably not currently a show car – but that’s okay with me, I think I’d prefer a driver anyway. With service records available and claimed recent maintenance, this could be a reasonable deal though I think the price is probably high. I’m also not a fan of the wheels, which are claimed to be C2 wheels but look to me to be RH Cup replicas. Outfit the car with some Turbo phone dials or black Fuchs, though, and this could be a nice little car for someone with a dark side. Is it enough to overpower this 633?

These 6-series coupes are starting to appreciate again from the looks of things, with few decent examples trading hands for under $10,000 these days. This car appears to be mostly original in it’s black over tan configuration:

Year: 1983
Model: 633CSi
Engine: 3.2 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 118,695 mi
Price: $9,995 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1983 BMW 633CSi on eBay

VEHICLE FEATURES & OPTIONS

AM/FM Radio, Air Conditioning, Cassette Player, Cruise Control, Defrost, Four Wheel Disc Brakes, Fuel Injection, Heat, Leather Seats, Numbers Matching, Owner’s Manual, Power Brakes, Power Locks, Power Steering, Power Windows, Seatbelts, Sunroof, Telescopic Wheel

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The BMW 6-Series isn’t a recent invention, and in the ’70s and ’80s, cars like this 1983 633CSi were the top-of-the-line in personal luxury transportation with a sporting flavor. Today they’re growing in popularity as collector’s items, and nicely maintained, unmodified examples like this are sure to be on the short list of European car fans everywhere.

Shockingly, this long, sleek coupe still wears its factory paint. The black finish is still extremely nice and for a collector, that counts as a big bonus. It’s also a testament to the quality of the original finish, as it still shines up beautifully and looks fantastic under any conditions. That original paint also means that this car has never been hit or rusty, and even in the ’80s, BMW’s build quality was impressive. Sleek styling made the 6-Series the envy of the industry, and there weren’t many competitors on the far side of the pond, and over here it was competing with totally different machines like the Cadillac Eldorado and Lincoln Mark VI-hardly an apples-to-apples comparison, wouldn’t you say? The bumpers are in excellent shape and haven’t been cooked into a dusty gray mess by the sun and all the chrome is still good, needing nothing more than an occasional buff to remain shiny.

The tan leather interior boasts some of the era’s most comfortable bucket seats, because BMW’s reputation as a driver’s car was firmly established in 1983. Again, it’s all original and while there’s minor wear on the seating surfaces themselves, there are no splits or cracks in the leather and the materials underneath are still supportive enough to be all-day comfortable. The black dashboard is rather dramatic, with a pod ahead of the driver hosting a full array of highly legible white-on-black instruments, and an upper tier with the A/C vents. The center stack has the controls for the A/C system (which has a fresh compressor and R134a refrigerant), the original AM/FM/cassette stereo, plus a fully-functional trip computer! The dash pad shows a few minor cracks, which is typical of these cars, but on the plus side the back seat looks almost completely unused. The 6 also offered a spacious trunk that carries its original mats and a complete factory tool kit.

BMW’s famous line of inline-six engines were the foundation of their lineup for years and years for good reason. The 3.2-liter six was given Bosch fuel injection and electronic controls in 1980, making for a substantial boost in power and reliability, and for turbine-like smoothness, it’s hard to beat. Extensive recent service work includes a full tune-up with cap, rotor, plugs, and freshly cleaned fuel injectors, so it runs superbly. It’s backed by the highly-desirable 5-speed manual transmission that makes the car a joy to drive, and the supple yet athletic independent suspension and 4-wheel disc brakes guarantee that it’s always entertaining to drive. The front control arms were recently replaced and the rear end was re-sealed and serviced, and the brake calipers have been rebuilt and new cross-drilled rotors help shed additional heat. It currently wears 15-inch BBS wheels from a later 5-Series, but the original 14-inch alloys are included with the sale.

A very impressive car that’s gaining traction as a collectable. Buy this one now and be ahead of the curve and have an extremely enjoyable car to boot. Call today!

Like the 944, this car appears to be well cared for and shows recent maintenance, as well as functioning air conditioning – a plus on a black car. Personally, I’m not a fan of the busy 540i sport wheels on this design; I’d strongly prefer getting some Alpina replicas if I wanted to stay on budget. Otherwise, the only thing on the U.S. bound 6s that I don’t like are the bumpers, and in addition I’m not a fan of this car’s tint.

For $10,000, which car would I rather have? I think for me, if I was serious about the 944, I’d probably be more interested in a cleaner and later 924S, such as the one I wrote up the other day. As such, by default the 6 wins my vote, though I do have to admit it’s not my favorite 6 series. I’d prefer to hold out for a clean grey-market car or a late 635 with the cleaner bumpers, but overall this one looks pretty nice. Which would you choose?

-Carter

Forgotten 44s – 1987 Porsche 944S and 1989 Porsche 944 2.7

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If you want a water-cooled, front engined Porsche collectable, there are several bulletproof standbys to look at. There’s of course the always popular 944 Turbo and Turbo S, a performance bargain that’s sure not to last much longer. Then there’s the curvy 968 and it’s lesser appreciated brother, the 944 S2. Enthusiasts in the know love them and seek out clean examples that challenge and exceed Turbo pricing. Those on a budget or less interested in the box-flared 44s look towards the short production 924S – a hidden gem of affordable Porsche ownership. Heck, even the lowly 924 Turbo has a cult following, as do the niche models like the 924 Carrera GT and GTS. But for your hard-earned money, there are two very rare models that 944 enthusiasts seem to forget. These models are slightly more affordable than their more-sought after brethren, but as the market climbs it may just be these lesser known models that appreciate more. These models are the 1987-1988 944 S 16V and the 1989 only 944 2.7. Today there are two clean examples, one of each model, on Ebay. Let’s start with the 16 Ventiler:

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Year: 1987
Model: 944 S
Engine: 2.5 liter inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 96,664 mi
Price: $8,990 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1987 Porsche 944 S on eBay

RARE FIND! 1987 Porsche 944 S with only 96K orginal miles. With only 2 previous owners in the last 26 years this car comes with a long list of service records that date back to the original owner, Engine was rebuilt few years ago from previous owner, we just recently serviced this Porsche with New A/C Compresser, New battery, New Windshield, New brakes, New Power Steering pump, New Fuel Filter, New Fuel Pump, New Plugs, Wire and Caps, New Transmission Seals, New Gasket Seals, New Axles Seals and much more! This Porsche is a beauty and a rare find.

This 1987 Porsche 944 S comes with a clean CarFax and AutoCheck Report. We offer Nationwide Shipping as well. For more pics and information, please visit us at www.AutoByDesigns.com

Despite being at an Ebay dealer, this car appears to have records to trace it’s maintenance history. The white over grey is a great combination in my mind. With the special “S” alloys, these cars stand a little apart from the regular 944 look, though they miss the Turbo-look body kit of the S2. Some might not like that, but the earlier look of the 944s is a tad bit lighter if not as clean. The 16V motor was a treat, and received a host of upgrades over the standard 944 – magnesium engine bits, different transmission, brakes, computers, suspension and a 190hp set these cars apart and slotted them nicely between the 944/924S and 944 Turbo. With only about 3300 1987 Ss and 8000 overall imported to the U.S., they’re not quite as rare as the later S2s but more rare than the Turbo or 944. Looking for something a little less common, then? How about this 1989 944 2.7:

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The 1989 944 was the last of the breed. While the Turbo and S2 would carry over for a bit longer until the launch of the 968, the last of the 8Vs received a few upgrades as it’s swan song. Chief among these was the bump in displacement to 2.7 liters, a net of only a few horsepower over the 2.5 but a jump in torque that made the 2.7 more fun to enjoy than the earlier cars heading out of corners. Guards Red over black is a standby with 1980s Porsches, so perhaps this one floats your boat:

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Year: 1989
Model: 944
Engine: 2.7 liter inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 133,000 mi
Price: $8,995 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1989 Porsche 944 on eBay

1989 Porsche 944 NA. Guards Red with black leather interior, 5 spd, sunroof, cold a/c, am/fm cassette. The car has been well maintained and I have of the maintaince records since I bought it in 2007and also from the previous owner. There is over 10 years of documented maintenance history. Engine runs strong and clean. Paint is in good condition. all lines clean and straight. Car is driven daily to work and appointments. Serious inquiries only. (954) 214-4560.

Like the S, this car seems like a good deal with records available. Either way, for a pinch under $9,000 you can jump into a lower mile, maintained classic Porsche. They’re cheaper to run than their flat-6 and V8 counterparts, and while neither is as exciting as the Turbo or S2 models both will surely give you smiles down the road. If it were my money, I’d sport for the 944S and enjoy a few trips to redline, plus I like the stealthy white/grey color combo. There are countless “special versions” of the water cooled front engine Porsches, but these both are great drivers that you could hold onto and will likely appreciate – both in value and in driving experience!

Which would you choose?

-Carter

1995 Audi S6 Avant 2.5 Stroker

It’s no secret that both the Audi 200 20V Quattro Avants and the Audi S6 Avants have a cult following in the U.S. Whenever we feature one, they draw a lot of attention, and rightly so, as they’re great cars that offer a combination of speed, practicality, style and luxury that few cars are able to match. They also happen to be one of the most durable German cars to come stateside, with few seeing under 200,000 miles at this point. Generally found in a shade of green, pearl or black, occasionally one comes up in a harder to find (and to me, more desirable) shade, such as today’s Silver on Grey 1995 S6:

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Year: 1995
Model: Audi S6 Avant
Engine: 2.5 liter inline-5
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 200,000 mi
Price: $5,000

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1995 Audi S6 Avant 2.5 Stroker on eBay Classifieds

Price:$5,000
Address:Winchester, NH 03470 (map)
Date Posted:08/06/13
Year:1995
Make:Audi
Model:S6
Mileage:200,000
For Sale By:Owner
Description:
Runs perfectly, great fun. I did not build this car, hence I don’t know everything about it, but I’ve been driving it for the last 30K miles. It was built, the story goes (I cannot confirm, but the title I got with it does confirm the name), by Peter Blaser, who apparently built custom Audi rally cars for a living, for his wife, who apparently didn’t like it. I hear that the idea wasn’t to get the most power possible, but to get a more tractable S6 for the street, hence the stroke increase. I think it was a little much for her, as it’s still quite high-strung and certainly makes well over 300bhp, though I don’t know how much. It’ll do a 5.85sec 0-60 as measured by GTech, with my less-than-perfect driving, running 18psi of boost (it’ll do much more, but I don’t want to take any chances). It pulls strong right to redline, and the rev limiter always comes as a surprise. I got it from Force Five Automotive.
Comes with second set of wheels (15″) with Hakkas on them for the winter.
Has third row seat.
I just replaced the front control arms and bushings, as well as the rear bushings on the front subframe. A few of the coils are new as well. Timing belt replaced recently, valve job done at the same time. Has aftermarket stereo with bluetooth, USB, and AUX in wired up to the stock speakers and amp.
No rot on body, some surface rust has been sanded down and covered with protectant – that’s the ugly-looking spots you see in the pictures. Interior in good, but not perfect condition. No rips or tears in leather. Stock SS dual exhaust with new collars, quiet and smooth on the road. More detailed pictures at http://www.flickr.com/photos/99944209@N06/sets/72157634965212140/

Mods:
-Stroked to 2.5L with unknown crank, possibly custom-made.
-Huge asymmetrical turbo (see pics, I don’t know exactly what it is)
-RC 440 injectors, Motronic ECU and MAP sensor to match.
-RS2 downpipe, I have been told? Not sure why or if this is so. Judge for yourself from the pics if you can
-RS2 MAF sensor (who cares really, but perhaps worth mentioning)
-oil catch can – this motor seems to have been built loose, as it burns quite a bit of oil, especially when you drive it hard, but it hasn’t gotten any worse in the time I’ve had it
-all Samco boost hoses
-custom coilovers with Koni yellows in the back
-Bilstein HDs on what I assume are stock springs up front
-SS lines in rear
-Adjustable wastegate cap
-aluminum flywheel
-300lph Bosch fuel pump
-much more, probably many things I don’t know about.

Issues:
-High pressure power steering hose leaks slowly, haven’t gotten around to replacing it yet.
-Driver’s side heated seat is broken
-Cruise control doesn’t work, probably due to bad switches on pedals
-Side mirrors have some corrosion on them
-Bilstein HD’s are getting a little old and occasionally stick when you jack the car up
-Power steering rack boot should be replaced, comes with car. Rack does not leak
-BF Goodrich Comp T/A KDW’s are about due for replacement. They tramline annoyingly anyway.
-Trim strips on the bottoms of the doors are coming off.

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Since I saw a 1994 S4 new in Silver, I’ve always loved the understated metallic look of this combination. Like many of the others we have featured, this car is higher mile but was loved by the previous owners. This car has undergone some more serious modifications by the prior owner. Though the owner is unsure what the base for the motor is, it’s fairly likely that the build utilized a Eurovan 2.5 bottom end, a favorite among those looking for more torque. If properly built, the motor should be as durable as the original, so I would expect many care free and quick miles. Many of the faults with the car are common the the chassis in general; delaminating mirrors, peeling trim, leaking power steering lines, and minor electric glitches like the seat heaters and cruise control are all pretty normal. While they can be a pain to fix, they shouldn’t scare the prospective buyer away and generally aren’t signs of neglect. Bonus items are the snow tires and 3rd row seat.

The last black S6 Avant we featured had 30,000 less miles and a more stock motor and was (in general) in similar shape. That car sold for just over $5,000, and I expect that the pricing on this car is spot on. This car is unlikely to ever be a show car, but represents a solid driver that you could have fun with for years to come.

-Carter

1983 VW Rabbit with 2.5L swap

In 2007 VWoA decided to abandon the Golf brand name and bring back the Rabbit after a 23 year hiatus. VW enthusiasts were excited because of the marketing surrounding the launch and the “retro” name. The MK5 Rabbit served as the introduction of VWs new 150bhp 2.5L inline 5 cylinder engine, which for anyone that had driven it is very reminiscent of the VR6 engines from previous generations. While the MK5 Rabbit was a great step forward from the MK4 generation Golf, true MK1 Rabbit enthusiasts saw it as just another generation of the Golf.

One MK1 enthusiast and shop owner looked past all of that, and saw an opportunity to build something truly unique. Josh Paashaus from Nothing Leaves Stock in Coopersburg, PA is always pushing the limits of MK1 modification, and this car is certainly no exception. Starting with a clean original 1983 Rabbit, Josh then transplanted the 2.5L from the MK5 generation Rabbit putting his imagination and fabrication skills to the test, and the results are stunning.

1983 VW Rabbit with 2.5L swap on vwvortex.com

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-world only 2.5L mk1 swap with oem mk5 harness and ecu. looks and runs like a mk5 rabbit! -2007 2.5L motor with 48K one it, ecu, harness with a c2 motorsports tune, ecs crank pulley, full custom 2.5” SS vband exhaust. aluminum rad and custom fans. -no ac, no ps, -car is a 1983 rabbit with 39K original miles- no rust, perfect floors etc -round headlight conversion, full respray in oem silver, smoothed and two toned euro bumpers by jay lehrmann. body is a 9/10 -wietec adjustable deampening coilovers -brand new 14” P-slots with new tires -100% oem original clean interior other then the rocco cluster for the higher speedo and tach and the headliner is new fabric -car was in PVW, won shows and could be daily driven, its super fun, quick, reliable!
NO TRADES
$10,500

This car is a great example of ingenuity. To look at this car you would swear that VW offered the 2.5l engine in 1983, which is a testament to the fabrication, and VW know how needed to make a swap like this look OEM.

With any modified car like this I start with the question, can you build it for this price? As someone that has undergone smaller scale engine swaps, I can confidently say no. With a $10,500 price tag on this car is certainly priced to sell, it will however need the right buyer to appreciate the work, thought and ingenuity that has gone in to a car like this. This goes on my list of “damn I wish I had the money” cars.

-Brian

 

1988 BMW M3 2.5 Evo-spec conversion

The unyielding rise E30 M3 prices has pushed them out of the range of reason for most enthusiasts. With standard examples pushing into the high teens, I wonder if an interested party these days might as well just go full hog and get the nicest example they can find. Today’s M3 is one of those, with the desirable 2.5L conversion done with a rebuild just 20k miles ago, along with the standard improvements like suspension, brakes, exhaust, etc. All that with a beautiful exterior utilizing the sexy and rare red-lined Evo bumpers, why pay $20k for good when you can $30k for great?

1988 BMW M3 for sale on eBay


The seller’s summary:

This 1988 (Build date 7/1987) E30 M3 started life as a 2.3 liter US Spec vehicle, yet has been transformed into a 2.5 liter EVO Spec beauty. 20k miles on the engine since the no expense spared rebuild. This M3 has been meticulously maintained, garaged from the elements, and it shows.

Redline full synthetic oil is used exclusively, and the engine does not leak a drop. The oil is replaced like clockwork, every six months. Transmission, and Differential fluids are also synthetic Redline, and were all changed within the last month.

The dash shows little signs of wear, and no cracks whatsoever. The only noticeable interior wear is on the side bolster of the driver’s front OEM seat. Cobra Imola race seats are currently installed, and that includes Schroth Harnesses on both seats. OEM seats are included with the vehicle.

The suspension consists of Ground Control Coilovers with a springrate of 700 lb fronts, and 550 lb rears. New Group N Bilstein Shocks on both ends. Ground Control Camber Plates. Rear Powerflex Bushings on sub-frame and Control arms, with Bimmerworld rear camber kit. New front wheel bearing were installed on both sides.

17″ Apex ARC-8 wheels with Kumho tires 235/40/17

15×8″ Revolution track wheels, with Toyo R888 225/50/15 tires (Included with vehicle)

Brakes include both stock pads, and Hawk front race pads for track use. BimmerWorld Stainless Steel brake lines.

Clutchmaster Stage 4 Clutch and Pressure Plate.

Engine: 2.5 EVO spec engine, 11:1 CP pistons, adjustable cam gears, Schrick 284/278 cams, EVO oil pump (shimmed), new E36 chain tensioner, EVO valve springs, Evo air box, all new valve shims, and valve job.

Iigo custom 2.5 chip

Exhaust: SuperSprint Race

This M3 is one of the finest examples available. It is driven everyday, and has been highly dependable. The AC unit needs a hose, and a recharge, but other than that it is in perfect working order.

I love the look of this M3. The Evo bumper is a nice touch that stands out on the Alpineweiss, and the restraint shown in not including the Evo II cattle-guard front spoiler keeps a clean look. The bite is even greater than the bark thanks to the mechanical work, as it should be. Bidding is at $13k with 2 days left, far short of the seller’s $29,950 Buy-It-Now price. Relative to the rest out there, it’s probably worth it. However, unless a bidding war starts up in the next 48 hours, maybe it’s a sign that $30k is still on the fringe of acceptable E30 prices if it’s not a low-mileage garage queen.

-NR