The E30-generation 3-Series is quite beloved among BMW enthusiasts, but this particular example is different than most.
This E30 started out life as a 325es, but after being acquired by the seller, has been transformed into a drag racer that’s been comprehensively modified yet, somehow, is still street legal.
Driving the car is a Chevrolet 350 cubic-inch V8 that has been shoehorned into the engine bay. Coupled to this engine is a Borg Warner Super T-10 4-speed manual transmission mated to a 9-inch Ford rear end. The modifications don’t stop with a big engine and a new transmission though.
According to the eBay listing, the German two-door also features Koni adjustable shocks, heavy-duty rear brakes, an MSD ignition system, a Hurst shifter, custom wheels, and is rolling on a set of massive Mickey Thompson 16.5×31 rear drag racing tires. Other modifications include new control arms and tie rods, FlowTech headers, a RAM clutch, steel crankshaft, iron heads, upgraded pistons and more. The E30 also sports a full roll cage, a fuel cell and a stripped-out interior.
The listing doesn’t state what sort of quarter-mile times the car is capable of, but we’ve got little doubt it must be pretty fast.
It’s not hard to find a BMW E30 3-Series for just a few thousand dollars, but thanks to its raft of modifications, this one has an lofty asking price of $42,800. Thus, the question is whether anyone would be willing to spend that kind of cash on it.