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    FS: 1987 BMW 325i - MTech 1 Euro Convertible Homage / S52 Swapped and restored

    Car is now in Bring a Trailer
    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1987-bmw-325ic-17/

    I purchased the car in 2011 as a bone stock, rust free running/driving 1987 325i Convertible, stock m20, automatic, black/black interior from a fellow BMW CCA member. I cruised in the car for a little while but realized it needed a more responsive transmission.
    From there is when the craziness began...

    - Complete respray in Jet Black paint.

    - Sourced full BMW E30 convertible interior and had the seats re-upholstered in Cardinal Red Nappa leather with pleats as seen in 80s BMW interiors by Coachtrim now Euro Interiors in Bedford Hills, NY

    - Custom ordered Merlot Red Convertible top with new tensioners and installed by fellow r3v member fuzzysux.

    - Sourced a '99 BMW M3 coupe - also a CCA car in Bethlehem, PA that a tree had fallen on and totalled. Purchased the complete drivetrain (S52B32 engine and 5spd transmission, wiring harness and accessories) with 85,930 miles on it. Swap was performed by OMG Motorworks in West Babylon, NY. Before the motor was installed we performed complete maintenance including valve cover gasket, lower oil pan gasket, cooling system (thermostat and water pump), new cooling hoses, new Sachs clutchs with lightened flywheel, Medium Case LSD and both tranny and diff fluid were drained and filled, M50 Intake Manifold. I have the complete build sheet I can provide in Google Doc form. Car is OBD1 and has a TRM chip.

    - E30 M3 Cluster with working oil temp gauge

    - UUC Evo3 Short Shift Kit with 5th gear lean fix.

    - UUC Cat-Back Exhaust adapted to fit E30

    - H&R Sport Springs w/Bilstein Sport Struts

    - Staggered 16x9 / 16x7.5 Borbet B Wheels wrapped on 215/45/16 tires (honeycomb center caps brand new old stock from Borbet warehouse in Germany).

    - Brembo Blank Rotors and BMW OE Pads all around. E-Brake restored in 2012.

    - All new ball joints/e30 m3 offset control arm bushings, swaybar end-links refreshed in 2013.

    - E36 M3 Steering Rack

    - New Steel brake hard lines in 2010

    - Crack-free dash from E30 M3

    - All 4 windows are E36 auto up/down - George Graves

    - Lamin-x'd brand new Hella Euro Ellipsoids with Euro french high beam headlights w/HID kit.

    - Lamin-x'd brand new E30 M3/Mtech 1 Hella Foglights with HID kit

    - BMW Motorsport engraved exterior door handles

    - BMW Classic/Historic Cloissone roundels

    - Complete European Chrome Bumper Conversion with authentic BMW OE Mtech 1 Bodykit for Convertible (includes front airdam completely clear-bra'd, convertible side-skirts, and rear valance/apron). Brand new Copper extended tow-hooks.

    - E28 Mtech 1 rear decklid spoiler and 3rd brake light deleted.

    - Convertible Lukebox modification and Alpine CD/MP3 headunit with Bluetooth Audio/Telephone module and 5-channel amplifier driving all speakers and 2 8" subwoofers. This stereo system sounds incredible both with the top up and down.

    - Rewrapped Mtech 1 370mm Steering wheel with extra padding added - 2015

    - Black Leather Shiftboots with M-Technic stitching and ZHP 5spd Shift Knob.

    Not to sound cliche, but the car must be seen / driven to be appreciated.
    In the winter months, I keep the car in climate controlled/dust-free storage and is garaged in the remaining 3 seasons at home.

    Current indicated mileage is 64,901 miles. Rough estimate is 8k miles since the swap was performed.

    Reason for sale: I want to replace it with a G50 Carrera, 964 or 993 driver. It was good to experience an E30 in this manner and I've owned 4. I'll probably regret selling but I want to sell to explore a new experience.

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    Here are some driving and cold start videos. I can take more upon request.

    https://youtu.be/xy8LipoxVNs

    https://youtu.be/dtXYqTaaAgU

    https://youtu.be/TAQG5sozAwI

    Undercarriage Walkaround video
    https://youtu.be/UB9FbGnTja8

    Follow this link to photo album of undercarriage pics.
    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/y69xpau6o...rnuexmuXa?dl=0
    Last edited by achtunge30; 03-18-2019, 08:02 AM.
    - Frank
    '87 325ic M-Tech 1 For Sale!
    http://r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=407503
    Build Thread http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=229347

    #2
    Mother...

    Fell in love with this car after seeing the photoshoot with the White MtechI convertible while looking for inspiration for my E30. This is exactly what I would do to mine if I had an unlimited budget. GLWS, man!
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      #3
      Absolutely gorgeous! Great Job!
      The Snow Leopard - 1990 325is

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        #4
        Oh Frank. sigh.
        GLWS buddy

        Real mtech1 vert side skirts..
        Justin Merkhofer interior like mine
        Ping kadunza for mtechnic door handles..
        perfect for this car
        I BUY/SELL REFURBISHED CM5907s & CM5908s

        HOWTOs:
        DB vert plastic bumpers
        OEM Keys
        MTech1 docs

        88 ix Lach/Card
        91 ic Calypso 3.1
        86 Cosmo 2.7

        OEM+ or bust!


        reelizmpro: I will always be an e30 guy.. I still do all of my own labor
        TrentW: There's just something so right about a well-built M20 in an E30
        e30m3s54turbo: I save my money for tuner parts.

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          #5
          Gorgeous!


          GLWS.

          [IMG]https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/my350z.com-vbulletin/550x225/80-parkerbsig_5096690e71d912ec1addc4a84e99c374685fc03 8.jpg[/IMG

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            #6
            Gonna have to get my mtech1 done and get out to NJ for a photoshoot
            I BUY/SELL REFURBISHED CM5907s & CM5908s

            HOWTOs:
            DB vert plastic bumpers
            OEM Keys
            MTech1 docs

            88 ix Lach/Card
            91 ic Calypso 3.1
            86 Cosmo 2.7

            OEM+ or bust!


            reelizmpro: I will always be an e30 guy.. I still do all of my own labor
            TrentW: There's just something so right about a well-built M20 in an E30
            e30m3s54turbo: I save my money for tuner parts.

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              #7
              Ugh why are you selling?!
              www.instagram.com/snwmble
              #snwmble

              Current:
              '05 BMW M3 - Silver Grey/Imola Red
              '90 BMW 325iX - Sterling Silver/Houndstooth sport(5-speed converted)
              '15 Mini Countryman - Blazing Red/Carbon Black

              Past:
              '01 Audi Allroad - Light Silver/Platinum Saber Black
              '88 BMW 325iX - Diamond Schwarz/Silver sport *Sold*
              '01.5 1.8TQ - Brilliant Black/Nogaro Alcantara ...after 8.5yrs, *Sold* =(
              '90 BMW 325i - Schwarz/Tan sport *Sold*
              '89 BMW 325ix - Diamond Schwarz/Black sport *Sold*

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                #8
                It was a pleasure being a part of this build man! Whoever scoops this thing up will NOT be disappointed.




                P.S.

                We're in West Babylon :P
                IG: deniso_nsi Leave me feedback here

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by bradnic View Post
                  Gonna have to get my mtech1 done and get out to NJ for a photoshoot
                  The ying yang Mtech 1 Vert twins are waiting for you.

                  Originally posted by audiquattrot View Post
                  Ugh why are you selling?!
                  Finally committing myself to a 911.


                  Originally posted by dude8383 View Post
                  It was a pleasure being a part of this build man! Whoever scoops this thing up will NOT be disappointed.




                  P.S.

                  We're in West Babylon :P
                  Ugh...Long Island. Stand corrected.
                  - Frank
                  '87 325ic M-Tech 1 For Sale!
                  http://r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=407503
                  Build Thread http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=229347

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by achtunge30 View Post
                    Originally posted by bradnic View Post
                    Gonna have to get my mtech1 done and get out to NJ for a photoshoot
                    The ying yang Mtech 1 Vert twins are waiting for you.
                    ok that's a plan then. probably some time in August/September.

                    Originally posted by achtunge30 View Post
                    Finally committing myself to a 911.
                    I get that. a couple of years behind you, and I may go Cayman S instead. air-cooled is crazy expensive now.
                    I BUY/SELL REFURBISHED CM5907s & CM5908s

                    HOWTOs:
                    DB vert plastic bumpers
                    OEM Keys
                    MTech1 docs

                    88 ix Lach/Card
                    91 ic Calypso 3.1
                    86 Cosmo 2.7

                    OEM+ or bust!


                    reelizmpro: I will always be an e30 guy.. I still do all of my own labor
                    TrentW: There's just something so right about a well-built M20 in an E30
                    e30m3s54turbo: I save my money for tuner parts.

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                      #11
                      Good Lord this is gorgeous, GLWS!!!!
                      1991 325i 4 dr Euro Spec, 5 Speed, 4.10 LSD, Slicktop

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                        #12
                        man, so that asking price and can't even get the tail lights?? :-) glws

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                        Last edited by 0-60 freak; 06-08-2017, 06:30 AM.
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                        1991 318is SLICKTOP H&R SPRING SEMA CAR
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                        1989 E30 M3 (SOLD AWAITING SHIPPING)

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                          #13
                          Wow, talk about going the extra mile... very nice! You realize of course, even if you get full ask, it'll barely cover the RWB kit, the rolling stock and suspension needed... Also unless you have connections, wait time is approaching two years! But undoubtedly one of the coolest cars out there, and having been to a build, watching Nakai san work is unforgettable.
                          There happens to be a convertible for sale up here in the great PNW - search RWB Cacao.

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                            #14
                            Bradnic..... I can not believe it myself......

                            This convertible is gorgeous. Its sparks conversations at car meets. Draws your attention when ever you see it. Its speechless. Its rare to see a BMW Factory Euro E30 of this caliber up for sale.

                            GLWS


                            Originally posted by bradnic View Post
                            Oh Frank. sigh.
                            GLWS buddy

                            Real mtech1 vert side skirts..
                            Justin Merkhofer interior like mine
                            Ping kadunza for mtechnic door handles..
                            perfect for this car

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by gasgasrider View Post
                              Wow, talk about going the extra mile... very nice! You realize of course, even if you get full ask, it'll barely cover the RWB kit, the rolling stock and suspension needed... Also unless you have connections, wait time is approaching two years! But undoubtedly one of the coolest cars out there, and having been to a build, watching Nakai san work is unforgettable.
                              There happens to be a convertible for sale up here in the great PNW - search RWB Cacao.
                              https://spinasquared.wordpress.com/2...rwb-seattle-4/
                              I BUY/SELL REFURBISHED CM5907s & CM5908s

                              HOWTOs:
                              DB vert plastic bumpers
                              OEM Keys
                              MTech1 docs

                              88 ix Lach/Card
                              91 ic Calypso 3.1
                              86 Cosmo 2.7

                              OEM+ or bust!


                              reelizmpro: I will always be an e30 guy.. I still do all of my own labor
                              TrentW: There's just something so right about a well-built M20 in an E30
                              e30m3s54turbo: I save my money for tuner parts.

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