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FS: 1997 BMW M3 widebody with S54 engine swap (GTS4/3)

Steve Adams

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The car on offer is a 1997 chassis (E36) with an E30 M3-style widebody kit in fiberglass and carbon fiber and sports a recently-transplanted S54 engine from a 2003 (E46) M3. Better yet, this car is really two cars in one: Not only is it a front-running sprint car, but it's also been modified into a race-winning endurance car.


Legal for ST (ICSCC), SPM (ICSCC, SCCA), GTS4 (NASA), ES (NASA), CM (BMW Club Racing), others?



  • 1997 BMW M3 chassis (VIN: WBSBG932XVEY75305)
  • S54 engine from 2003 M3 (50-some thousand street miles)
  • MoTeC standalone ECU
  • Stack programmable dash
  • 3-way Moton dampers
  • StopTech BBK
  • Fiberglass and carbon fiber widebody kit (the only metal body panel is the roof)
  • Brand-new front glass; other windows are polycarbonate
  • 25-gallon fuel cell with dry break fuel fill
  • Halon fire system (3 nozzles)
  • New ceramic-coated headers
  • Newly-built custom exhaust
  • Freshly stripped/repainted interior
  • All fluids replaced
  • New brake rotors/pads
  • New rear wheel bearings
  • New set of Nitto NT01 tires
  • New FIA-rated harness in 2011
  • Includes assorted extras like a Blind Apex T&S receiver, camera mount, handheld AFFF extinguisher, helmet/steering wheel hooks, rarely used dry-break dump can, car cover, and software/ECU maps/special cable for connecting computer to ECU


Pictures, videos, race history, and additional details on equipment can be found on other parts of my website, which you can access through this ad at http://www.ijsmotorsport.com/m3_sale.asp


Ready to race NOW. Was $38800, now only $34500


I can be contacted via the e-mail address m3_sale :at: crownfox :dot: com



(for sale separately or added to the car sale at a discount)

  • SOLD - Featherlite aluminum open trailer (tire/storage rack, lockable storage box, remote winch, new spare tire, under-deck ramp storage)
  • Motorola radio setup (2 programmable radios, crew chief headset, extra batteries, full car harness)

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Just a heads-up that I posted some additional pictures (mostly interior, plus one of the exterior as it sits today) to the ijsmotorsport.com ad on Saturday.

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The following info was in answer to some questions by someone on another forum:


Weight is roughly 2400 lbs dry. In Sport Touring trim (a class with ICSCC), where it's restricted to a 10:1 weight/power ratio, it weighs 2780 lbs with more than enough fuel for a 30-minute race plus my fat a** and the engine timing retarded to limit it to 278 WHP.


In SPM trim, it's roughly 300 WHP purely through engine mapping. The guy who built the engine and did most of the tuning said that, with a little internal work (mostly stronger parts, duh) and race gas instead of the 92 I run it on now, it'd get around 400 very stable horsepower. (One of the guys I race with, who has the same engine, headers, and exhaust, is getting 390-some WHP on race gas.)


The only dyno sheet I have is the one for SPM (don't have a scanner or I'd just post it) and it's 296.6 WHP and 248.8 TQ. Fuel cutoff is set for 7600 RPM. The other one I had I submitted for that ST class so they know my mininum weight is 2780 (i.e., the "lower" tune of 278.x HP).


Also, as this is a NASA forum, I'll mention that it wouldn't take much to turn this into a GTS3 car by using the ST tune with additional weight to get it at 11:1. (Heck, filling up the cell would get you a lot of the way.)

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  • 2 weeks later...

"Ready to race" means you could wait until the last minute before the season starts to buy this car, since you wouldn't have to do anything but put new number panels/class letters on it... but I'd really rather you bought it early and gave yourself some "alone time" with it first.


C'mon, you know you want to buy it.

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Trailer is sold, but car is still available. Put on your number panels, add gas, and go racing. Fast and dead-on reliable. Make an offer.

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