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I've seen an orange CS with that swap before. It was an incredible resto mod. It was on display at the BMW corral at the Festorics event at the Monterey Historic Races back in August. I am sure someone on here knows who's it was.

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I bought an e24 spoiler off a guy that's based in Redwood City that has done a few of these swaps.. he recommends them highly.

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I saw this one at Bimmerfest East 2011 in Aberdeen MD, where I believe he won a trophy. I believe the owner is a well known member of the National Capital Chapter. We spoke about Lothar Schuettler, whom he seemed to know.

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it is the "M2" for CS's.

In a nut shell.

Not limited to the coupes either...

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Into a CSL?

You shouldn't swap the engine out of a true "CSL" as that would seriously harm the value. However, an S88 in a "CS" or "CSI", hell yeah all day long. I have a 73 CS and even considered putting a modern BMW diesel in it...

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I saw this one at Bimmerfest East 2011 in Aberdeen MD, where I believe he won a trophy. I believe the owner is a well known member of the National Capital Chapter. We spoke about Lothar Schuettler, whom he seemed to know.

That's Doug Dolan's coupe. He took home top prize at this year's BimmerFest East in best stock category with his Z8.

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I saw this one at Bimmerfest East 2011 in Aberdeen MD, where I believe he won a trophy. I believe the owner is a well known member of the National Capital Chapter. We spoke about Lothar Schuettler, whom he seemed to know.

That's Doug Dolan's coupe. He took home top prize at this year's BimmerFest East in best stock category with his Z8.

Here is the man himself, Doug Dolan, with both of his cars on the cover of the May/June 2011 issue of Der Bayerische, the National Capital Chapter's magazine, with a full article written by our own Bill Williams. Well done, Bill!

http://db.nccbmwcca.org/2011/2011_0506.pdf

The full article is on page 18 of the magazine. Scroll down to find it.

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No, I don't think that will work...

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That's been done a bunch of times but it's really not a great swap into a coupe if you're ever going to drive it all-out and really use the motor. They're just too flimsy for anything more than 200hp and normal street driving. There's way too much body flex due to the lack of B-pillar and other body issues, the front windshield is essentially structural (and you risk cracking it the moment you dump the clutch), etc. S38 swaps are done "for show" in these mostly, if you want to go fast and not have the car fall apart do this in an E3 (which also has been done).

Beyond that, S38 parts are really expensive and can be hard to find, the head alone costs as much to rebuild as a whole M30 motor. They're also not that good compared to more modern DOHC sixes, though they do look cool and are sort of (but not really) period-correct.

Anyway, if all you care about is looks, go for it, otherwise don't bother.

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