I just purchased a 2002 over the weekend, and it appears that I've finally ridden my body of the worst affliction that can befall somebody without bottomless pockets....the racing bug.
For those reasons it probably time to pass on my track car to somebody else. Lots of spares as well; wiring harness, extra four speed transmission, bumpers, an extra burnt out LSD diff, several sets of wheels (may end up keeping some/all of these for the new 02), ect. Also have a set of 45 Weber DCOEs that need to be soaked and rebuilt, a spare parts DCOE, and there may be a progressive Weber in there as well.
I'm including a thread that I started here about the car, that have some up to date pics. Also including the original ad from when I purchased the car off of ebay. The car is now is a strong runner since the ebay ad. The only thing that it needs mechanically is a second low volume fuel pump to pull fuel from the other side of the fuel cell when the fuel level starts to get low. Still runs fine without though. I've added a auxiliary electric fan on the radiator without a cutoff switch in the cabin. Also pulled off and replaced a burn out LSD with a well functionally replacement.
The car is just a re-welded side bar, and an update harness from being track ready. Could probably use one good track day event before racing in earnest to check for any more bugs. The car only saw limited street usage during my reign of ownership.
I'm in Wilmington, North Carolina. At this point I more interested in seeing her go to the 'right' buyer, as opposed to trying to get absolute top dollar for her. The car has an SCCA logbook showing that this car has been racing ITB since the late 80's with many impressive showings. I'd love for somebody to get her back on the track....it wouldn't need much and you'd be hard pressed to find car that's cheaper, as close to being ready, with a proven track record of well sordidness.
Let me know if anybody here has any interest....haven't started advertising it anywhere else as of yet as this is the most likely spot to find the type of buyer for the car that I'm after. Feel free to make me some offers.
1979 BMW 320i SCCA ITB/ BMWCCA track car
The car is very competitive in its class (SCCA ITB). Came in 1st in its division in 05 and 2nd in 2007 (last year it was tracked).
The car is pretty well sorted out but will require a little work before putting on the track again. The main issue is that the two "tank" fuel pumps are acting up and are only working intermittently so will need to be replaced. Other than that, the mechanics are good. The harness is out of date and the roll bar was cut at the driver's door so it will need to have the tubing welded back at that point. Other than those issues, the car will just need to be gone through for safety issues and fine tuning.
The car will come with some additional/spare parts. The pictures pretty much show everything. I did forget to include pictures of the stell wheels that come with the car. They currently have a set of rain tires installed. The tread is pretty good but one of them has had the tread chewed up pretty good.
I bought the car but have not found the time to take it out and it has just been sitting. I do not have a garage I can store it in and I hate to see it just sit outside so have decided to sell it. It's a great car and given what has been put into the car, it is a steal at the price.
New rebuilt Top End Performance head with "cheater" cam. (Head was installed at the end of the 07 season but car has not been raced since. Have receipt - $900)
Top End Performance header
Baffled Oil Pan
Crane Fireball XR3000 ignition with PS91 coil
Oil cooler setup
Currently has a 5-speed transmission installed but will come with the original 4 speed trans (ITB class will need the 4 speed)
Ground Control Coil Over suspension
Ground Control Racing Camber Plates
Front strut bar
21mm Front Sway Bar
3 Position Rear Sway Bar / urethane links
Urethane Bushings in rear trailing arms
BBS Basketweave 6x13 w/ Hoosiers
New fuel pump (new at the end of the 07 season. Have receipt - $268)
Full 8 Point Roll Cage (will need a little work)
6 Point Harnesses (have not checked but it is probably out of date)
Quick Release Steering Wheel
Full gauge setup
Body is pretty good. It is solid but could/will need some paint
Comes with the SCCA log books and title.