artur1808 HalfDork
10/12/20 11:31 a.m.

I have been working on building an e30 for stage rally use over the last two years, but have now come to a point where I need to re-prioritize my life and unfortunately that means selling the project. Some of you may have seen this car around in the build thread section, so here's a link to that:

If I had to summarize this car, I'd say it's VERY well suited for rallycross (2019 season champ in my region, currently fighting for season championship as well), and it's a great start to a stage rally build. A lot of the things I've done with this car have been done with the intention of holding up to stage rally abuse, so it may be a bit "overbuilt" for rallycross. That said, there's no reason this car couldn't also be used for autocross, HDPE, etc. 

It is NOT a show car in the slightest. I'd say its a "20 footer" - at best. The paint is pretty rough, there's still some residual body damage from the previous owner and my underwhelming body repair abilities. Plenty of rock chips all over the place, but the chassis is largely rust free.

The engine (and everything behind it) works well, but seems to be a little tired. At a warm idle, the oil pressure is low. It's fine once you're off idle, but I feel it's worth mentioning. Still makes plenty of power all the way to redline. Handles great and comes with enough spare parts and wheel/tire options to keep you busy.

My asking price for GRM members is $5,000 for the car and all spares. 

If you're interested in also buying the trailer, I'll sell it as a package for $6,000. 

If you're buying the whole package with the trailer, I'll even deliver it anywhere in the continental US for $0.50 per mile (round trip).


Here's a list of what has been done to this car.

1987 BMW 325is

Engine Bay

-M50B25TU swap (VANOS rebuilt, fresh water pump, plugs, etc)

-Fully aluminum radiator

-16" SPAL pusher fan

-Stainless eBay headers, merge to a single 2.5" exhaust. Cat and Vibrant Muffler at the back.

-RevShift 95A swap mounts



-Getrag G260 Transmission

-Stainless Steel Clutch line

-4.10 Limited Slip differential

-Polyurethane differential mount

-BM Speedshop Chassis-mounted shifter

-LuK clutch/pressure plate May 2019



-Bilstein HD shocks 

-OEM 325is springs

-Polyurethane Subframe bushings

-Polyurethane Trailing arm bushings

-M3 Offset front control arm bushings (rubber)

-Turner motorsports rear shock mounts



-Lexan windows

-sunroof delete panel with vent

-Reinforced with added material in critical areas:

   -Rear Subframe

   -Front subframe

   -Trailing arms

   -Front & Rear shock towers

-3/16" steel skid plate - beefy mount straight to the framerails



-Ford Fiesta Electric Power Steering

-Howe 1.5:1 steering quickener

-e46 330i Steering rack (e36 outer tie rods)

-Braided stainless brake lines

-Drilled/slotted rotors

-Porsche 944 brake booster

-BMW 7-series master cylinder



-Gauge/switch panels in factory dash

-QuickCar splined quick release

-OMP Halo seats (Both FIA certified, passenger seat is currently expired)



-5 spoke "OZ" wheels with MRF gravel tires

-"bbs style" multi-lug wheels with Federal 200tw tires for track/autocross

-VW Corrado wheels with Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 snow tires (<20 miles)

-Forged OZ 6-spoke wheels with junk Toyos



-Getrag G260 transmission


-M50 front sump oil pan

-Assortment of shocks


-OE clutch


-BNIB Fuel pump

-BNIB clutch master

-Brake Calipers

-assortment of hoses

-Grill, kidneys, pop-out windows, tail lights



-Purchased new in 2018, have all the paperwork

-Electric brakes on one axle

-16' Deck, including the 2' dovetail

-LED lights

Sample of each of the 3 extra sets of wheels/tires:

Pictures of some of the spare parts:




And some action shots to get you excited:


LarsBrunkhorst New Reader
10/14/20 8:53 a.m.

Verdammte Scheisse man....I saw this on FB too.


I would buy it immediately, just need my Scirocco to sell first to make room in the garage!


I'll for sure be in touch if I can get mine sold...

Brett_Murphy (Ex-Patrón)
Brett_Murphy (Ex-Patrón) MegaDork
10/14/20 10:19 a.m.

Where is it located? 

Robbie (Forum Supporter)
Robbie (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
10/14/20 10:46 a.m.


need to resist. Also need to stop drooling first. 

Robbie (Forum Supporter)
Robbie (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
10/14/20 10:46 a.m.
Brett_Murphy (Ex-Patrón) said:

Where is it located? 

I'm pretty sure in the detroit/northwest ohio area. 

artur1808 HalfDork
10/14/20 11:11 a.m.

In reply to Brett_Murphy (Ex-Patrón) :

Located in Troy, MI. 48083 zip code. 

KonaBoss Reader
10/18/20 12:08 a.m.

Saw this thing in action today, definitely a well set up car!

irish44j (Forum Supporter)
irish44j (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
10/20/20 9:18 p.m.

Posted to our local rallycross group. We need to get our e30 numbers into double digits :)

irish44j (Forum Supporter)
irish44j (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
10/20/20 9:43 p.m.


Stock specs state hot idle oil pressure for the M50 is only about 7-8psi (dummy light comes on just below that) and track guys (and me) often have the dummy light flicker after a hot run with high oil temps in the mid-200s. 

At warm idle mine is regularly in the 15psi range or below (i.e. between rallycross runs). Oil pressure is only really a problem if you're below about 50psi when running hot up near redline. 

Dave M (Forum Supporter)
Dave M (Forum Supporter) Dork
10/21/20 7:14 a.m.

Jeez man, that is a screaming deal. Thank G*d I am not in the market for anything right now or my garage and driveway would once again be filled up with another track car and trailer.

artur1808 HalfDork
11/12/20 6:50 a.m.


AxeHealey Dork
11/12/20 8:19 a.m.

Congrats on getting it sold!

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