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1997 BMW M3 Race Car (NASA PT/TT, NASA GTS 2/3, BMWCCA IP)

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My dad and I are selling our 1997 BMW M3 2-door race car. Bought the car in 2012 with ~110k on the chassis and since then it has evolved into a fully track-dedicated vehicle, primarily run in time trials with COMSCC.


It is a turn-key track car that is very safe, well balanced, and nearly ready to go wheel-to-wheel racing. The car ran perfectly the last time it came off the track. This would be a great car for HPDEs/Time Trials or could be made to be a competitive NASA GTS2/3, NASA PT/TT C or B, or BMWCCA IP race car.



Asking price: $14,500





Recently installed s52 with approx. 80k miles (3 events)

ECIS Cold Air Intake

3.5” MAF

M50 Intake Manifold

Epic Motorsports tune

Solid rubber motor mounts

Baffled oil pan

A/C delete, heater delete (electric defroster fan installed)

Dynojet from this spring: 238hp, 228ft-lb





Stock ZF 5-speed transmission

Recent stock clutch, pressure plate

Poly transmission mounts

Recent diff mounts

Wile Motorsports/Diffs Online 3.64 limited slip





2-way Motion Control shocks with remote reservoirs

571lb front/854lb rear springs

Stock sway bars

Poly RTABs

Upgraded rubber FCABs

Vorshlag Camber Plates – -3.5 to -3.8 degree front camber

Rear Turner Adjustable Camber Arms – -2.0 to -2.5 degree rear camber

OEM X-brace





Re-built stock calipers

Stock rotors

PFC-08 brake pads

Stainless steel braided lines

Brake ducts

Stock ABS





Kosei K1 17x8.5 wheels

BFG R1-S tires – scrubs





Cobra racing seat

Wile Motorsports cage

Fire suppression system

Window net and center net

G-Force belts this year

Momo steering wheel w/ quick release





BimmerWorld Carbon V2 wing (biggest legal wing for BMWCCA IP and COMSCC 2-point mod)

Wile Motorsports 3.5” front splitter (biggest legal splitter for BMWCCA IP and COMSCC 1-point mod)

AJ Hartman front canards

Sunroof delete

Hood vent

Body – recently painted white but a few spots/dings from 5+ years of track driving

Car is straight – one left-side accident at 2nd gear corner at Canaan, but car straightened out nicely

Weight: ~2750lb empty



History with COMSCC Time Trials


2015 Overall Championship

4x Class Championships

32 events, 28 wins, 3 FTDs, 15 lap records (12 active, 3 archived)

Lap times in current trim – Palmer: 1:42, NH-CC: 1:15, Thompson: 1:17, Mosport: 1:32, Canaan: 1:00



This car still needs a couple things to go wheel-to-wheel racing, specifically:


Seat is not up to date – it will either need a re-cert or a seat brace

Windshield has a small crack

Needs a kill switch


My dad and I have loved driving this car and developing the handling and performance over the past 6 seasons. With some of the recent tweaks, including the MCS 2-ways, the balance and handling are spot-on. The motor feels strong and the numbers are good. Starting in 2013, Wile Motorsports has maintained the car, and the owner Jake has been a great racing partner who has grown to know this car inside and out and care for it as if it were his own.


Car can be seen in Wrentham, MA

Email nicholas.fontana@gmail.com

Text 508-208-0461


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