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Hello all!  


What should I look for when buying a car to build into a Spec3?

Any 92-95 325i or 325is will be the best starting point. A manual car is easiest, but manual swapping an automatic is not that difficult. A 318 can be made to work with Spec3, but it's a bit more work and requires a lot of parts swapping. Buying an M3 would largely be a waste, but if you get a good deal on a shell, it may be doable with careful reading of the rules.

Look for any shell with little or no rust if possible.

Where should I look for donor cars?

Facebook MarketPlace is the current best option in 2021. There are so many good cars that I can't possibly list any more than just the ones in the Mid Atlantic region. If you are in another area, check Facebook market place for manual BMW 3 series between 1992 and 1995 within 250 miles of you and you're bound to find something immediately. 

Craigslist has largely dried up since they started charging to post cars, so you'll see I'm able to post all cars for sale on Craiglist nationwide each week.

You can also check eBay and places like autotrader, but those will be much more expensive and clean cars. 


The list

I will keep a rolling list of the latest cars for sale and donors to start your build!

Please CHECK THE LATEST POST IN THE THREAD for the most recent listings. 



Clean! NC https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/226958665573641

Where my NASA GL peeps? Indiana https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/148864667269077

$1000 Tennessee! https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/986711235465746

Offer him a six pack - SC


Clean roller in NJ


Safe this from a drifter! - Tennessee https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/351049709685551

Another drifter mess. Good place to start! - Georgia


"Nice asf" according to the seller - Atlanta Area


I like this one. Pennsylvania


Clean roller in Ohio


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East Coast Manual #NASASpec3 Donor List for the week of 9/20/21

Really good bunch this week. Did I mention we have 15 registered drivers for Hyperfest so far?!?! Come join the fun!

$1500 Manual Coupe - Ohio https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/358887959319811/

Manual Sedan in Michigan https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/402104347996314

$3000 Manual Sedan - Ohio https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/430955398348252

$3500 super clean Manual Sedan - Maryland https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/407503857611850

$4000 manual coupe in - North Carolina https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/185211053685113

Sedan Part out- Indiana https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/378529730343596

$4000 Manual Sedan - Georgia https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/747489695880190

Really clean, but price reflects. $6500 Manual Coupe in North Carolina https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/4930888100272626

$5000 Overpriced Manual Coupe in North Carolina https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/524440928637486

$2800 Manual Sedan Drift Car - West Virginia https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2172287039737219

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I stopped posting these because after finding 10+ good examples a week and helping nearly 35 people find clean shells (yes, that's 35 new builds since I started making these posts), it has become extremely evident that 325i donors are abundant and cheap. Y'all don't need my help. 

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