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1989 BMW E30 Convertible with Professional Installed 1995 S50 Motor

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  • TeXJ
    posting on craigslist expired or at least the one that was linked here.

    AC/heat work?

    Cant see the pics from work; what is needed to finish this project?

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  • jaidecker
    hey guys, sorry about the delay.

    Swanny: After speaking to a few people, the price of the car is lowered to $13,500 or best offer.

    Farbin Kaiber: The top was cut with a knife, but as the window plastic is getting yellow, i would replace it anyway.

    thanks for the heads up, e30Villain. i agree as i have told my mother-in-law. so i got the go-ahead to lower the price. thanks!

    message me if you have any questions or offers
    Last edited by jaidecker; 02-13-2014, 01:04 PM. Reason: more info

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  • e30Villain
    Lovely car, just dont see 15. You're basing the price off the swap but there are many s50/52 swaps that go for much less and in much better shape.

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  • colorado_cabrio
    CL ad says $15k...

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  • Farbin Kaiber
    Is that other tape holding the top together, or was JUST the plastic window damaged?

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  • 1989 BMW E30 Convertible with Professional Installed 1995 S50 Motor

    Price Reduction: $13,500 Or Best Offer

    Dad didn't get to finish this project as he was taken from us too early, so this amazing car needs a good home and a person who is looking to complete this dream car conversion.


    Working with the renowned Bill Arnold of San Rafael BMW, my father invested more than $25,000 on this, his 3rd conversion of an E30 325i with an S50 motor; so he knows exactly what he was doing. The mechanics on this vehicle are properly and professional prepped. This car will be easy to turn into an award winning show car that can be driven and not trailered. Full documentation available to SERIOUS buyers

    Professional installation by Bill Arnold BMW in San Rafael
    Parts and upgrades pulled professionally installed from a perfect E30 M3::
    - Suspension (combined with Eibach springs on Bilstein shocks)
    - Brakes
    - Differentials (3.25 Limited Slip)
    - proper BMW conversion kit to fit E30 M3 brakes to E30 Convertible
    - Stainless Steel brake lines to all 4 corners
    - Fully reinforced custom built front Subframe (build assisted with Turner Motorsports reinforcing kit)
    - Custom built air box to maintain stock appearance
    - Pulled S50 B30 motor from our previous conversion
    - E28 525 engine mounts modified to fit perfect
    - Updated oil pan, oil pump and dipstick from E34-525-B25 fitted to the S50
    - Swapped E30 325ic brake booster with 320i booster
    - Project Orca engine harness conversion (E30/E36 S50)
    - Transmission is a Getrag 240 close ratio box mated to E30 M3 drive shafts
    - Short Shift kit with proper linkage installed
    - Battery relocated to trunk
    - Borla catback exhaust (sounds amazing)
    - Upgraded clutch (actual components unknown; pulled from previous conversion)
    - ECU properly swapped and tuned
    - Full custom interior (recovered E30 M3 buckets w/ matching rear seat)
    - Mobile 1 used (15w50 changed every 4K religiously)
    - Redline transmission fluid used
    - Redline brake fluid used (changed every 2 years religiously)

    - Small dent right front panel
    - Plastic window of rag top knifed open

    The E30 was always kept in a garage, never in a accident and no pets or smokers of any kind.
    Attached Files
    Last edited by jaidecker; 02-13-2014, 01:14 PM. Reason: more info