2000 BMW E46 M3 GT Ex – ALMS racer

2000 BMW E46 M3 GT Ex – ALMS racer on eBay

BMW AG Motorsport ALMS car # 003 is up for sale and comes race ready with a fresh spare engine.

This ex Tommy Milner PTG Racing car is a chance for a turnkey factory BMW racer.

This M3 currently has a 450 horsepower P50B32 stroked to 3.4 liters by PTG. Power is routed through a 6 speed sequential racing gearbox.

Also included with the car is a brand new factory P54B32 3.2 liter good for 420 horsepower. The seller, Scottsdale Motorsport also says they can upgrade the car to a  P65B44 V8 with 530 horsepower if you so desired.

These factory cars are pretty sweet because they are purpose built, engines included. These inline six models were the predecessors to the E46 V8 powered GTR racers.

The car is pretty rare. Unfortunately the pricing puts it out of reach for many, the ask price is $348,000. You can go racing in an E46 M3 for a lot less than that, but you aren’t going to have a car so well setup or the genuine BMW, real deal, race engine. The seller says they will knock $69,000 off the price if you decide you don’t want the brand new spare engine. That gives you an idea of the level of race car you are dealing with. ALMS level competitive cars aren’t your backyard mechanic stripped down used E46 M3 with an exhaust tacked on.

Though the car isn’t that new, heck it is eligible for some historic racing, I suspect that for this type of car a new owner would want to put it through some pretty competitive racing. If historic racing is your thing feel free to bring this over to Watkins Glen for one of the events, I’m willing to help a new owner take it around the track. : )

2000 BMW E46 M3 GT Ex – ALMS racer on eBay

The seller has recent video of the car starting up and I’m sure you can find older video of it at speed.

~Evan

Watkins Glen Vintage Grand Prix GCFS 2012 Audi & Elva

Back from this outstanding event where many a German car are out being put through their paces on the track with my annual post of the German cars for sale that caught my eye. The car that most caught my eye this year, was unfortunatley not for sale. It was a stunning 1955 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing that won the Concours d’Elegance for the weekend. What made it extra special though was this car was driven to the event from Massachusetts, we’re talking a journey of several hundred miles and hours. The owner, upon winning the top prize, took the microphone and remarked how concours cars should be used as they were intended and not trailered to events. This is a good reminder to those attending car shows that if you see a nice car and it has a few rock chips on the front, instead of being a dick and pointing them out, compliment the owner on actually having the balls to get the car on the road rather than using white gloved staff to drive the car the 10 yards off the enclosed trailer and onto the car show lawn. At the end of the weekend the Gullwing’s owner was hopping back into his multiple $100k car and driving back to MA, a journey I’m sure the car and driver both enjoyed. Click the images to see large photos of just how clean this car was despite the highway journey.

Ok on to my two picks for listings. This year the two I’ll post are at vastly different ends of the spectrum.

The first is a facelifted, late 1980s, Audi GT Coupe that needs some love.

Audi Coupe GT

These coupes have unique lines and are pretty hard to come by these days, despite their observed scarcity, other than the Quattro model, they remain quite affordable.

This one has relatively low mileage for the year, 86,000 miles, and a ask price of $1,200. It clearly shows some wear and tear issues. Fading logos, a few rust bubbles, worn interior, etc. I know we usually try to find finer automobiles than this, but this car looked lonely parked on the side of the road under the overcast sky, watching as millions of dollars worth of vintage street and race cars drove past. It has a manual and if it runs well it is certainly worth saving and I bet the seller can knock a couple hundred off the price. You can give your kid a pretty unique fun first car to work on with this on the cheap. A few hours of elbow grease and this car could be a lot prouder. You can see from the photos its not a bad 10 footer at all. I don’t want to post the seller’s phone number, but post a comment if you are interested and I’ll get it to you.

 

The other car for sale that I thought would be fun to list, it being a Grand Prix event and all, is this 1965 Elva Mk.VIIs racer.

1965 BMW powered Elva Mk.7s

The Elva 7s racers were tiny cars, barely coming up to the knee, and were powered by a range of under 2.0 liter engines. While Elva is a British car company, this race car is powered by a very German BMW engine and comes complete with a BMW badge out front. Some Elva cars, think Can-Am, were fitted with very much over 2.0 liter 500 horsepower V8s by McLaren, which must’ve been immensely scary to drive.

The car has eye catching looks, the covered headlights up front present a really nice smooth face. The looks maybe confused for a D type Jag or Porsche Spyder if you squint, but the Elva isn’t like either of those, though Porsche power was found in other Mk.7 Elvas.

This particular car is super fresh, it has a recent restoration in which everything has been gone over. Basically everything is new or rebuilt from the body to the chassis to the engine. Transmission is a Hewland unit which is loaded with new internals. The new parts on the car are too many to list. The owner also states that the car can handle a 6′ + driver thanks to some modifications.

The car is available through Lee Chapman Racing, http://www.leechapmanracing.com

Obviously this is going to run you a bit more than the Audi listed above, but I suspect it isn’t obscene. No price is given, but I’d bet we’re looking at something in the $150,000 range with it in its race ready condition. I’m not really sure, I haven’t seen to many Elva’s cross the block in my time.

 

As always I highly recommend a pilgrimage to Watkins Glen, the birth place of modern road racing in the U.S., to any gearhead and the annual vintage festival is a perfect time to make the trip.

~Evan

1984 VW Rabbit GTI SCCA ITB racer

This little Neuspeed Cup rabbit was up for sale for years ago with an ask of $3,000. Back then it was a track racer seeing time in SCCA events under the Improved Touring B class. The car comes with an SCCA log book. Before then it was a Neuspeed Cup car. Since its time on the track it looks like it has seen some use off road in the rally world.
The current owner doesn’t list these items, but online you can find that when the previous owner set it up for its SCCA events car was setup with:

* 1.8 liter IT-spec JH, .040 over, match-ported motor
* K&N drop-in filter
* Techtonics 4-1 race header
* Eurosport/Dynomax exhaust system
* Quaife limited-slip differential
* Bilstein shocks & strut inserts
* Shine Racing coilovers (600 lbs fr./400 lbs.rr)
* Shine Racing rear sway bar
* 28mm Neuspeed rear sway bar
* Neuspeed lower strut bar
* poly motor, tranny & suspension mounts
* 14×6 BBS wheels
* full Autometer gauges
* Autopower 6-pt. cage
* Sparco Pro 2000 seat
* Sparco pedals/shift knob
* Momo model 78 suede steering wheel

It isn’t clear if all these things remain, at the very least the road racing suspension bits have been swapped for taller pro rally springs. It appears that the car has seen some hard use, but still looks to have some life, mileage is listed at just under 100,000. The car looks to have had a great life, not too many cars get the chance to spend time on the track and in the forest and still have a chance to serve a new owner at 28 years old. Hopefully a new owner will take care of the car and let it write a few more chapters. Also who doesn’t love that hood logo?
Bidding is up to $3,750 with no reserve.

1984 VW Rabbit GTI SCCA ITB racer on eBay



 

~Evan

1984 BMW 635csi Group A / DTM racer, “Jambon des Ardennes”

This week I received as a gift from my Pops, who also is a German car fan, a large poster from a 1986 calendar featuring the BMW 635csi Group A racer dressed up in the “Jambon des Ardennes” colors. Just for kicks I did some searching on the car to see if I could learn a bit more history about it, well to my surprise the very car featured in my newly acquired 26 year old calendar is currently for sale.

This car is famous enough to have models of it made in the red and white “ham” livery. It competed at the Spa 24 amongst other competitions including what appears to be time in DTM and the ETCC. The potent inline 6 was pumping out an Alpina tuned 300 horsepower in race trim. The seller states the car was originally owned by Brun Motorsport and has had drivers such as Walter Brun, Kurt König, and a guy who I actually have had the opportunity to race karts against, Hans Stuck (despite being twice my age he had no problem smoking me, and everyone else, on the track).

There is no price with the car, but the dealership, Springbok Sportwagen near Hanover, is known for super high end new and old classics, as well as racers. The car is listed as ready to race and includes books from its previous race history. This shark nose would make a pretty sweet vintage racer and would really stand out if it made it stateside.

Even when it comes to cars its a small world and I find this serendipitous discovery neat. I include a picture of the calendar that started the search.

1984 BMW 635csi Group A racer

~Evan

2007 Audi A3 ready for street or track

You don’t see too many A3s setup like this. Tasteful mods have this 25,150 mile Audi ready for light track or autocross duty, but leave it perfectly manageable for the spirited daily commute.
The car has a dyno slip showing 270 horsepower off the crank of the 3.2 liter V6, channeled through the quattro system. Despite the mods and the photos of the car on the track the seller says the factory warranty is still in effect through April and the transmission’s lifetime warranty is also still good.
Lots of mods and spare parts are included with the sale.
Along with these mods listed from the seller you also get all the stock parts:

Bilstein HD (Yellow) Shocks and Struts
H@R Sport Springs all corners
H@R Front Sway Bar 28 MM adjustable
AWE Tuning Pedals
Neuspeed Rear Sway Bar 26 MM adjustable
Neuspeed Rear Sway Bar Links
StopTech 228 Front Rotors with ST-40 four piston calipers in red finish
Stainless Steel Front brake lines
SuperBlue Racing DOT 4 Brake fluid flushed
Hawk DTC-70 Track Pads
Axxiss ULT Street Pads
Reiger Rear Valance color keyed to Lava Gray body color
TID Carbon Fiber Paddle Shifters
Gloss Black Titanium Package Trim installed on door panels and around shifter
Recaro Pole Position LRP Seats for use with factory, or 6 or 5 point harnesses (matching driver and passenger)
Recaro Side Mount Seat Brackets
Recaro Seat Sliders
Recaro A3 slider to floor mount brackets, factory holes
Red Hans-Spec 6 Point Schroth Harnesses(matching both sides) (bolt in and linked to cage configuration)
Behind Driver and Pass S-Line Red Powdercoated bolt in SCCA pec Roll Bar with harness guides. Custom built by S@W Racecars
Adjustable Brackets to bolt seat to roll bar( adjusts with sliders)
Rear S-Line Red Podwdercoated Shock Tower sway bar! Adjustable, bolt in. Custom built by S@W Racecars
Neuspeed Cold Air Intake With high flow cone style filter
Neuspeed Power Pully System
GIAC Flash Loaded Pump Mode(98 octane) and Race Mode(103 min octane)
GIAC Flash Reader/ profile selector
Gloss Black Side Mirror Caps
Gloss Black Painted Titanium Package Front Mask
De-badged
Black rear Audi Rings with Carbon Fiber inserts
4 O.Z Racing Ultralegerra Matte Black Wheels 18×8 with Continental Sport Contact2 XL 225/40 R 18
S-Line Painted Red OPods, Air duct vents and Tweeter screens
Front and Rear Audi, Red Tow Hooks
3 O.Z. Racing Ultralegerra Bright silver Wheels 18×8 with Continental Sport Contact3 XL 225/40 R 18 Very clean, two new
OSIR 2-sided Carbon Fiber Hood pre drilled for hood pins
Extra Neuspeed Sway Bar Bracket

Looks like fun. $31,700 is the ask, so far there are no bids at the opening reserve not met price of $23,000. The seller should know you never get your money back on mods like this when you sell a used car so anything over $30k is wishful thinking.

~Evan

Porsche 1970 914, 1986 944 Turbo, 356 powered Devin race cars at Watkins Glen

Here we have three of the race cars that appeared for sale over at the Watkins Glen vintage festival. Perfect for the weekend wrencher to get sorted out over the winter and go racing next season.

Up first is a 1970 914. This car has been raced for 20 years and the owner says it comes with Porsche Club of America log books. The seller also says the car has been competitive, but I’m not sure that means a whole lot when the advertisement also says that it comes without an engine. Fiberglass body works make the car light. 911 suspension setup will keep it on the road. If you have an extra Porsche engine you aren’t sure what to do with here you go.

Next up I came across an interesting 944 Turbo that ran in the  Escort race series driven by Dereck Bell and Bill Adam. It is a genuine Rothmans sponsored car and claimed as one of only 12 factory built, lightweight, racers for the series. The car is still on the Porsche MSO which is kind of neat and comes with documented history. Owner says the car has been stored for 7+ years, but has new brakes and an engine rebuild. So it sounds like a little sorting and this car is ready to go. Would make quick street/track car.

Then there is this Devin D that, while not German, does come loaded with a Porsche 356 1600 engine and a VW gearbox. Supposedly owned and raced by a Gulf Oil Racing Team mechanic in the 1960s. This one clearly looks like it needs some serious work, but it is a pretty simple proposition if the body work is all there. Devin’s are cool American built racers that will give a new owner a very unique ride. In my opinion these are much nicer than a modern Cobra kit car.

More to come from Watkins Glen in the following days.

Evan

1990 Audi 200 DTM Racer

Here is a turn key race Audi DTM spec race car. The car comes with a 3.6 liter V8 good for 420 horsepower, but you also have the option of buying a spare 4.2 liter 450 horsepower Audi engine as well. All the major components look to be genuine Audisport items and it appears the car started out as a Audisport body in white, not a converted street car. The car has a six speed transmission and looks good.
The ask is $60,000. I bet this is a blast out on the track. It looks like there are plenty of spares to be had for the new owner too.

More pictures can be seen on the seller’s website here:
http://www.eurospecsport.com/For%20Sale/Audi%20DTM.html

~Evan

1972 Porsche 911 934.5 935 Widebody rolling chassis

This is a bit of an oddity. Someone spent a lot of time putting together a race/street 911 widebody, but either ran out of money or got bored before finding it an engine and transmission. Not much more to say, I don’t like seller’s who write their ads in all caps and underlined so I didn’t read much of the description. If you can make it through the visually stupefying description let us know what you think of this. I see it is quite the widebody and comes with 5 points and a roll cage. The opening ask price is $9500, no reserve, buy-it-now is at $25,000 (now way it will sell for that). If you want a project and like bright Dodge Challenger “sublime green” paint take a look at this.

~Evan

There are 4 IMSA Porsches for sale on eBay

You’ve seen some of these before, but I thought I’d group them together here. Want to start a new race team? Pick and choose which one of these big time Porsches suit your needs. You can just imagine the sound of the turbos spooling up and picture the flames shooting out the exhaust on these bad boys. All come with race history.

Same owner as the 1981, maybe get a deal if you buy them both. Note the other cars in the background of the photos.

The bargain of the bunch.

4 pictures of each below in the same order as above.

~Evan

1974 Porsche Carrera RSR 3.0

In the spirit of this weekend’s edition of the 24 Hours of Lemans here is a car that competed on the track. I suspect our lack of posts this weekend may have something to do with us staying up for the past 24+ hours enjoying a pretty entertaining Lemans.

This RSR has been up for sale a few places this year and has been listed a few times on eBay. The seller lists the car as having competed at Lemans, Daytona, Sebring, and more and it comes with FIA papers and history.
An original factory genuine RSR with race history is not going to go cheap. With a day left bidding is up to $260,000 with the reserve not being met. I saw the car listed in Hemmings for $600,000, on the dealer’s website for $595,000, and previously on eBay bid up to $500,100 ending with the reserve not met.

This would be a super car for major vintage racing events. Not for the faint hearted or slim walleted individual. The car could go to a museum, but deserves to be somewhere where it can see track time.

~Evan