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1997 BMW m3 coupe s52 street/track + extras! LOOK! - $11300 (oakland lake merritt / grand)


1997 bmw e36 m3

condition: good
cylinders: 6 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
paint color: green
title status: clean
transmission: manual

Congrats! If you're here you probably know what you're looking at already.
The time has come to part ways with my project street/track car. It's been fun but I'm moving on to other things. Below , you will find a very comprehensive list of parts, specs and information, as to mitigate the amount of questions I'll get. Please read carefully. I apologize for the length of the post but it has all the info you'll need :)

Why are you selling this?
I'll be changing jobs soon which has me traveling more, and also just bought a bike. Something's gotta give! Though i wish i could keep it. I have the title in hand.

Are you firm on price? Yes. Please don't ask me "if I'll take $10k because its all you have". For what you're getting, you should already know you're saving a bit of money and will have the room to make this yours.

Is there anything wrong with the car mechanically or otherwise? Not that I'm aware of. I drive it in a spirited manner and everything works as it should. The engine hasn't given me any issues. Yes, it has some miles on it. Yes, its also a BMW and with the proper care will run perfectly for another 100k. I should mention there are a few things removed like the cruise control module, ASC, and Airbag module. The A/C does work great, however the slider knob inside the car is disconnected and I haven't had 5 mins to hook it up again.

Will I (buyer) need to do anything to the car? Does it need anything? You can literally put the key in and drive it to your heart's content. That being said, IF i was keeping it...Paint & body! I have terrible OCD and need the car to look perfect. The paint & body is about a 5-6/10, and it shows it's age. That being said, I've also had friends tell me they like that look for whatever reason. I *might* also upgrade the cooling system. Other than that, it might need tires at some point depending on how much you drive it or where- But, that's about it.
All tags are up to date as well.

Have you recently serviced the car? Yes! In fact i spent quite a bit of money installing new parts (listed below) and doing some maintenance about a month ago. I have the receipts.

Here are the specs on the car:

M3 2dr
Originally a 'luxury package' car
Sunroof option
Boston Green Metallic paint ( only around 1,300 were made in this scheme)
3.2l S52 motor with 174,xxx miles. Always 91 octane, Oil changes every 3,500 miles.
Clean CarFax ( i have pics)
Transmission has been replaced and rebuilt, see details below in the parts section.
Water pump replaced at 170k
Car still has A/C which was just serviced
Windows and sunroof work perfect

Now for the good stuff, the parts. Let's start with the parts that are on the car:

Apex 18x10 (all around) wheels
Pirelli trofeo tires ( about 30% tread left but these are track/street tires anyway with thick sidewalls)

Tein Mono coilovers
Ground Control front camber plates
IRP front and rear strut bars
Front and rear subframe reinforcement plates (had these welded in)
Turner Motorsport front sway bar (installed two months ago)
Garagistic front adjustable end links (installed two months ago)
Condor lolipops (installed two months ago)
Turner Control arms with upgraded bushings and ball joints (installed two months ago)
Garagistic X brace (installed two months ago)


Plugs replaced with the 4-tip NGK's about 300 miles ago
AFE intake
ASC delete (true ASC delete with the M50 intake boot)
Urethane engine mounts
Oil/filter change (done one month ago)
New fuel filter (done one month ago)
Vanos unit inspected (one year ago)
New PCV valves and hoses
Castro Performance cat back exhaust (Based in LA- they use Borla components)

Transmission was replaced with a newer unit as follows:

ZF 5 spd trans with 83k on it from a single owner car
Seals replaced
Shift pins replaced
Main bearing replaced
Guide bearing replaced
Fork replaced
New slave cylinder
UUC clutch and single mass Flywheel kit (appx 200 miles on this kit)
UUC transmission mounts with cups
Chasebays stainless clutch line
New clutch pedal assembly (pedal, pins, helper spring)
UUC brass clutch pedal bushings
RTD shifter
AKG DSSR (selector rod- this version makes shifts feel more like an S2000)
Rear diff fluid replaced (3-4 months ago)


Stoptech rotors (x4)
Brembo pads (x4)
Stainless brake lines
New sensors


Hard Motorsport spare tire well delete panel
Custom battery tray housing lined with sound deadener
Optima battery (smaller battery from an S2000 that saves about 32lbs)
Custom CNC battery tie down (mounts under the battery and was cut for this exact fit)
New Terminals
Gutted carpet/liner


Interior has been gutted. No carpet. Floor has been resprayed with truck bed liner from Raptor in black.
Recaro SPG seats in black.
Custom Hurricane fabric stitching on the lower leg supports
Recaro leather bolster protectors
Schroth harnesses with new hardware
Wedge seat mounts (driver's side has a slider, passenger side is fixed)
OMP seat brackets
Mkah laser cut aluminum floor plates with diamond pattern
Dash panels have almost all been replaced by new or near new euro components in black
Custom Hurricane pattern shift and E brake boots from Condor
Condor aluminum E brake handle
Momo Mod 8 steering wheel finished in suede
Radio delete (speakers have been removed as well)
On board computer delete (OBC) with cubby panel
Heated seat switch deletes
Mkah Glovebox delete kit
Mkah deadpedal
Hard Motorosport rear seat delete (upper)
Hard Motorsport side seat panel deletes
Hard Motorsport lightweight door cards
Hard Motorsport RS door pulls (v2 updated)
Hard Motorsport rear deck lid panels (for speaker holes)
Mkah rear lower seat delete panel
Half roll cage . (removeable)
Rogue clutch stop

Smoked tail lights
Hard Motorsport lexan rear windows with cutouts
ECS black front grille
New front bumper with mesh and lip
New fogs
Smoked turn signals
Euro headlights (the glass ones)
New side strip moulding

Ok so here is what is included with the car. These are parts I intended to install but haven't yet gotten around to.

Turner rear sway bar
E36 m3 'sport' sideskirts (the ones on the car are 'lux' , i have a set of sport ones in great condition)
New window seals (front and rear)
New Alpina badging for hood & trunk)
New M3 black badging for trunk
Stock rear glass for vent windows
Probably some other things im missing

Ok that's about it. I might be missing a few things here and there. The car is located in Oakland near Lake Merrit. I will meet within reason to deliver the car and meet to show it. I will ship at the buyer's expense as well.
Best way to contact me is to reply to the email link. I will check frequently.

Thanks for looking!

  • do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers

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