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SOT: FS... 91 318is S52 E30, new interior, type As

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I know some of you are also into e30s.... I am selling mine to help fund another project.

Here is all the details...

I am selling my 91 318is S52 e30. The car is located in Bay City, MI 48706. I am about 2hours north of Detroit. I have owned the car for three years. I swapped in an M50 last summer and then replaced it with a OBDI S52 earlier this summer. The engine has 82k miles on it and the chassis has 205k miles on it. The S52 came from a 97 automatic m3. Everything works on the car as if the engine came stock from the factory, AC, cruise, 13 button OBC, etc. It is riding on H&R sports / billy sports and has undergone the e36 rack swap. I recently recovered all the seats in new tan reborn leather. The car is very well sorted and could be a DD, track car, or anything in between. The e30 has a clean Michigan Title. I bought the car out of DC in May of 2006. Before that it was a CA car (I have a folder full of records from POs). The car has been driven in the snow but has no rust. As you will see from the pictures the car is very well sorted and ready for a new owner. The car could be driven anywhere or I will help the buyer with shipping. Use the email link above for questions or post. There are a handful of pictures at the bottom of this post but you can click here for about 30 more and also in high res.

Price $11k OBO....

At a Glance

  • [*:9943c71109]91 318is DS on tan
    [*:9943c71109]82K mile OBDI S52
    [*:9943c71109]H&R sport suspension
    [*:9943c71109]Staggered Borbet Type As
    [*:9943c71109]e36 steering rack swap
    [*:9943c71109]Freshly recovered tan leather Interior
    [*:9943c71109]2yr old paint
    [*:9943c71109]Fully sorted, working AC, OBC, cluster, etc



  • [*:9943c71109]80K OBDI S52 (came from a 97 automatc m3)
    [*:9943c71109]21.5lbs injectors
    [*:9943c71109]TRM Software
    [*:9943c71109]OBDII exhaust manifolds (welded air port)
    [*:9943c71109]OBDII m3 full exhaust, mid section with cats, stock muffler (sounds like a stock e36 m3, other than the intake sound)
    [*:9943c71109]m20 clutch
    [*:9943c71109]m20 flywheel
    [*:9943c71109]Overdrive 5 speed
    [*:9943c71109]e36 325 driveshaft w/ new e30 CSB
    [*:9943c71109]shortened shifter linkage so that the shifter is in the center of the console
    [*:9943c71109]3.73 LSD
    [*:9943c71109]Z3 Short Shift kit
    [*:9943c71109]735 brake booster and MC
    [*:9943c71109]factory front fan w/lowered temp switch
    [*:9943c71109]c101 to x20 adapter, made by me, all soldered and shrink wrapped, everything works as it should, ABS, CEL, etc
    [*:9943c71109]2002 fluid resviour
    [*:9943c71109]318/m3 harness covers
    [*:9943c71109]New Fuel pump after swap
    [*:9943c71109]New FPR


  • [*:9943c71109]H&R Sport Springs
    [*:9943c71109]Bilstein Sport Shocks
    [*:9943c71109]Newer Control Arms (15k on them)
    [*:9943c71109]Newer Tie rod ends (15k on them)
    [*:9943c71109]THR Style CABS (clears exhaust)
    [*:9943c71109]e36 M3 3.2 turns lock to lock steering rack, includes the cooler
    [*:9943c71109]Staggered Borbet Type As wrapped in 215/40/16 Toyo T1R Tires (less than 7k on the setup)
    [*:9943c71109]Recently had a front end alignment (after the rack swap)

Body / Lighting

  • [*:9943c71109]iS Lip
    [*:9943c71109]Euro Grills
    [*:9943c71109]US Ellipsoids with DDM 6k HID kit
    [*:9943c71109]Rolled Fenders to fit 9" rear wheels (rolled with a proper fender roller, no cracked paint)
    [*:9943c71109]The car had a complete respray about 2 years ago in Diamond Schwartz. All the trim was removed and it was wet sanded and sprayed with PPG products.
    [*:9943c71109]There are a couple dings from parking lots, ie carts and other peoples doors.
    [*:9943c71109]There are some scufs on the iS lip


  • [*:9943c71109]Stock Sport seats recovered in tan reborn leather
    [*:9943c71109]factory rear head rests
    [*:9943c71109]MtechI wheel
    [*:9943c71109]Dash has 2 very very small cracks on the top of the cluster
    [*:9943c71109]New leather shift and ebrake boots
    [*:9943c71109]retrofitted cruise
    [*:9943c71109]retrofitted 13button OBC
    [*:9943c71109]Kenwood XDC-993 head unit w/full ipod control, rear AUX in, bluetooth control for hands free phone use or streaming audio
    [*:9943c71109]Components in front, tweeters in stock location in doors
    [*:9943c71109]6" elemental design sub woofer in a vented box, easily removed with one plug for autocross/track days, adds a nice amount of low end
    [*:9943c71109]Speakers powered with a 75x4 kenwood amp
    [*:9943c71109]Full working cluster (recently replaced ALL the odometer gears)
    [*:9943c71109]Full working OBC (recently replaced the light bar in OBC)
    [*:9943c71109]accurate econ meter, added module from hoveringguy
    [*:9943c71109]r134 converted worked A/C, new drier, O-rings, zionville lines, engine idles up when A/C is on.


  • [*:9943c71109]power mirrors do not work
    [*:9943c71109]some door dings
    [*:9943c71109]bubbling/scratched tint
    [*:9943c71109]drivers side mirror is starting to oxidize on the metal mount part
    [*:9943c71109]needs new floor mats
    [*:9943c71109]carpet is in less than perfect shape, I did steam clean it but it is still not 100%
    [*:9943c71109]It could use some new under hood insulation to be more perfect

On to the pictures.... for more pictures and high res versions click here










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It is a standard e30 seat but the way it has been stitched is like a e36 or an e30 m3. The m3 and then the e36 had horizontal stitching rather than vertical on the standard e30. I have also added rear head rests which most e30s did not come with. It was an option....

I just listed the car on ebay. Ends in on the 9th at 9:25EST, but if anyone is interested I will sell it outside of ebay.

Here is the link.


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