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Old 08-18-2019, 09:22 AM
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Default FS: 1997 M3 "Slicktop"

Dorkis - I'm posting this ad in all the usual places. If you know someone who might be interested, but don't want to link them here, give them this PDF ad. You guys can PM me here, of course.

1997 BMW M3 “slicktop” built for Track Days, Autocross
Miles: 165,800
VIN: WBSBG9321VEY77105
Title: Salvage
Location: Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Price: $12,500 obo

90+ Pics on Shutterfly

The car was a Bay-Area CA car until I moved it to MD in 2017. It's never seen salt or snow. I have all records for the car back to the original owner. They are scanned in and available on my Google Drive. The car was built by the previous owner’s shop in Vallejo CA as a streetable track car. He added some nice interior extras – suede accents throughout the car as shown in the pictures. I had a Pre-Purchase Inspection (PPI) performed on the car by RRT in Sterling, VA http://www.rrtautomotive.com/ . The PPI report is available on my Google Drive.

The car is tastefully modified for track days with Recaro race seats, 6-point harnesses, a VERY beefy roll bar, and numerous suspension and engine modifications as detailed below. The car is still driven regularly on the street, has working A/C, and made several 700+ mile round trips to Virginia International Raceway without a hiccup. The car is a fairly unusual “slicktop”/no-sunroof car.
The car does have a salvage title, but has not been wrecked to my knowledge. All body panels on the car are original with the exception of the front fascia. The previous owner had the car repainted after driving through a construction zone with a lot of loose gravel that damaged the paint on lower half of the car. He had a high-quality repaint by a local shop, submitted the claim to his insurance, and they totaled the car. I have documentation of this in the records of the car.

Details on the car modifications and maintenance are as follows:

-S50 intake manifold conversion
-24lbs injectors from Turner
-Bimmerworld dual fuel pump kit
-Porsche 803 maf (required by the tune)
-Silicone intake from throttle body to k&n filter (custom)
-Long tube header flanged and mated to a custom center section
-AA muffler rear section.
-No catalytic converters in the system
-New NGK front O2 sensors installed in 2018
-Bimmerworld Rear O2 simulators
-Secondary air pump simulator
-Custom dyno tune by Technica Motorsports for 91 octane
-Lots of new sensors replaced as precaution.
-New coils
-New cooling system
-Stage two vanos build
-Vorshlag mounts

-UUC stage 2 clutch and 8.5lbs flywheel. 15k since replacement.
-UUC short shift v3
-Stock 3.23 diff, rebuilt LSD with additional clutches for more lockup
-Diff has aluminum and delrin bushings.
-SS clutch line
-New clutch pedal and bushings
-New clutch slave cylinder
-New clutch master cylinder
-Vorshlag engine and transmission mounts
-Guibo replaced in 2018

-H&R race springs
-Koni Yellow adjustable shocks
-Mason Engineering front strut bar
-Front strut top hats swapped (a little over -3 deg camber in the front)
-Adjustable Rear camber arms (-1.5 camber in the rear)
-Poly Rear Subframe bushings
-Poly Trailing arm bushings
-Rear subframe and tank removed to replace lines and all the rest of the arm bushings/ball joints
-Turner Motorsports anti-sway bars front and back
-Custom alignment

-TC Designs Roll bar tied into the subframe points, B-pillar, and roof.
-TC Designs rear shock tower reinforcements, tied in to the roll bar
-AKG trailing arm pocket reinforcements
-When roll bar was installed, subframe dropped and additional reinforcements added to unibody
-Aluminum front undertray

-Schroth 6-point harnesses mounted to floor and cage.
-Recaro SPG seats
-Evo sport seat mounts
-Drivers seat has Sparco slider, Passenger seat is bolted to the floor
-Momo steering wheel and adapter, Rogue quick-release
-Custom rear side panels with alcantara and carpet.
-Custom alcantara headliner
-Alcantara rear parcel shelf
-A, B, C pillars covered with alcantara
-Lloyds floormats
-Rear seat delete kit with custom carpet made for fuel pump covers and rear trunk.
-Trunk panels custom formed/cut to fit around cage.
-Alpine CD head unit, stock speakers.

-SS brake lines
-Hawk HT-10 pads all around
-New front rotors in box
-Extended Wheel studs
-Wheel set #1 - 17x8.5 DS2s with 255/40/17 Hankook Ventus V12 Evo, plenty of life left
-Wheel set #2 - 17x8.5 Contours with 255/40/17 Maxxis RC-1 - tires are rock hard and not trackable
-Wheel set #3 - 17x8.5 Kosei K1s with 245/40/17 Bridgestone RE-71Rs. 50% worn, 3 years old, but stored in bags when off the car.

-BMW factory HID "white light" package
-ZKW glass-lens headlamp housings
-Factory rear spoiler
Tom Freeman
'11 Boxster |'14 328i X-drive wagon (DD, dog hauler)
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Old 08-18-2019, 03:26 PM
tomfree tomfree is offline
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We'll call this one sold, and to a Dorki! Thanks Karl!
Tom Freeman
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Old 08-18-2019, 03:28 PM
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Thank you, Tom.

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Old 08-19-2019, 11:07 AM
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Nice get Karl!
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Old 08-19-2019, 01:56 PM
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Don't sell that F250 yet...unless you think you need an F650.


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