Category Archives: Bahn Stormers

Teutonic. Technological. Tyre-smoking.

2000 Mk1 GT3. £80k (How much??)

There is no doubt that these are very special cars with a real motorsport heritage but is this value? Prices of these things continue to sky rocket.  A couple of years ago this would have been a £35k car. Now I am not sure that someone will pay £80k for a 50k miler (but the London Porsche dealer JZM is asking £150k for a low mile 996 GT3 RS….ouch)…..but it still looks lovely. Link

GT3 1

GT3 2

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One of 18 uk speed yellow Mk1 GT3s. The original and the best. A very well known car and also one of the most umolested examples out there. Completely standard apart from a very small tweak to the Exhaust back boxes to improve the soundtrack. Bucket seats and techequipment half cage. Original panel and recently refreshed OE suspension. Immaculate service history and a very recent service including plugs, castrol SRF and a full checkover.

No timewasters, dreamers or low ballers.

2004 Brabus Smart Roadster Coupe. £6k

Another car I’ve always fancied….these little under-rated cars weren’t cheap when they were new (c£20k) and didn’t sell in large numbers as a result. For those in the know there is little to touch them in the £ per smile stakes……Gordon Murray (famed Maclaren F1 designer) still uses one of these as his everyday transport in preference to his Maclaren SLR! Prices could rise on these as more people become aware what fun they are and how little they cost to run.  Linky

Brabus 2

Brabus 1

 

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NICE EXAMPLEOF THE LESS SEEN COUPE.ELECTRIC WINDOWS AND ROOF OPERATION.
GEARBOX CAN BE USED AS AUTO OR FULL F1 STYLE PADDLE SHIFT. AIRCON, UPGRADED STERIO 
FULL BOOKPACK INCLUDES STAMPED SERVICE BOOK [ALL SMART] PDI AT 62MLS THEN SERVICED AT 7614 / 14586 / 19304 / 25990 / 33777 / 41957 / 49263 / 57001.
WE HAVE CARRIED OUT A B SERVICE INC PLUGS.ADITIONLY NEW WATERPUMP, SUMP NEW FRONT TYRES THE REARS ARE “AS NEW” REAR SHOCKS REPLACED.

A FOLDER OF INVOICES. OLD MOTS AND A EXPERIAN REPORT SHOWING IT FREE OF ALL REGISTERS

A NEW MOT WILL BE SUPPLYED WITH THE CAR WHEN SOLD

1980 E21 with V8 4.4l M62 Engine. £10k

Lovely track biased BMW, I was lucky enough to have a (shagged out) E21 as my first car, £850 it cost me….and as a result I am quite fond of them. This one will be a lot more fun and much faster than my little old 316. Full, weld in roll cage, brake bias and LSD makes this a serious tool.  Linky

E21

E21 engine

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ONE OFF BMW E21 4.4 V8 6 SPEED MANUAL TRACK CAR, 1980 BMW E21 323i THAT HAS JUST HAD A 2 1/2 YEAR GROUND UP REBUILD AND MAJOR MODIFCATION PROJECT. THERE IS NO ROT OR RUST ANYWHERE ON THE SHELL. FULL MULTIPONT CUSTOM WELD IN ROLL CAGE, COBRA FIA LIGHTWEIGHT BUCKET SEATS, WILLANS 5 POINT 4″ QUICK RELEASE HARNESSES. COMPETITION BIAS PEDAL BOX. M62TU 4.4lt V8 ENGINE AND SIX SPEED MANUAL BOX, BRAND NEW CLUTCH, CUSTOM PROPSHAFT. 750i LARGE CASE 3.15:1 LSD CUSTOM MADE ELITE RACING 30% STRONGER DRIVE SHAFTS. CASTER AND CAMBER ADJUSTABLE REAR BEAM /TRAILING ARMS. BRAND NEW GAZ COIL OVER KIT. BREMBO 4 POT FRONT CALIPERS WITH 12″ FRONT DISCS (BRAND NEW) MINTEX RACE PADS. VENTED REAR DISCS WITH 2 POT CALIPERS. EVERY SINGLE BUSH REPLACED WITH YELLOW POLY RACE BUSHS, SPERICAL BEARING CASTER CAMBER ADJUSTABLE TOP MOUNTS FRONT AND REAR. KENLOWE ADJUSTABLE FAN KIT. CUSTOM MADE EXHAUST WITH STAINLESS REAR SILENCERS. BOOT MOUNTED CUSTOM TWIN BAFFLED FUEL TANK, NEW GOODRIGE BRAIDED BRAKE HOSES AND NEW COPPER LINES RIGHT THROUGH, SET OF STAGGERED 15″ BBS RS STYLE ALLOYS WITH GOOD TOYO TYRES AND A SET OF15″ EXIM CROSS SPOKE ALLOYS FITTED WITH MITCHELIM S9C RACE SLICKS  THE LIST OF MODS AND THINGS DONE TO THE CAR GOES ON AND ON 1000’s AND 1000’s SPENT CAR IS ONE OF THE CLEANEST E21’s AROUND AND HAS ENOUGH POKE TO LIVE WITH MOST MODERN SPORTS CARS. APPROX 300bhp AND 325 ft lb OF TORQUE THAT COMES IN AT 2000RPM, SHE WILL SMOKE THE BACK TYRES IN 3rd GEAR ON DRY TARMAC SO IDEAL DRIFT CAR. SERIOUS ENQUIRIES ONLY I AM NOT INTERESTED IN PART EX FOR CORSA SAXO ETC ETC CASH BUYERS WITH FUNDS IN PLACE TO BUY ONLY PLEASE. EMAIL OR CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION 07779956804 

1999 E36 BMW M3 with S54 engine

You might guess, but we are big fans of engine swaps here and this is the first one of these I have ever seen, an E36 M3 with the E46 M3 engine fitted. Looks like a tidy conversion. Reviews for the E36 M3 were never that positive after the E30 but maybe with the award winning block fitted this could be a winner.  Linky

M3

M£ engine

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With deep regret I am putting my much loved E36 M3 Evo for sale.  I’ve spent the last six months and a shed load of cash preparing this E36 for my annual Euro/Nurburgring trip in June.  Unfortunately it was never ready in time and thus I’ve decided to sell as I doubt I will be able to use the car in which it was intended.

Its a late 1999 Evo finished in Orinoco green, which was a individual option and quite rare.   I’ve been told it was an option on the late e34 M5s.  Its an amazing colour that will grow on you the more you look at it.  

The interior is a complimentary light green vader seat interior which suits the car and really sets it off. 

It has been in the hands of enthusiasts all its life and comes with a A4 folder full of almost every receipt/service invoice/MOT.  Included is a spare key and the valet key.

The main specs of the car:
1999 T reg
144k miles
Orinoco Green with light green vader seats
FSH
Harmon Kardon upgraded stereo system with Becker headunit

Upgrades and Modifications:
S54 engine fitted with under 25k miles
CSL headers/manifolds
Stainless decat e46 pipes
New Z3 1.9 quick steering rack
Eisenmann race rear exhaust
Evolve remap (includes deletion of various sensors/CAN as required to work in an E36)
BMC induction kit
Porsche 996 front calipers with CSL discs DS2500 pads
Porsche 996 rear calipers with e46 M3 discs DS2500 pads
Racing Blue brake fluid
HSD MonoPro coilovers
Eibach rear camber arms
Storm motorwerks gearknob
Used 18″ AC Schnitzer type II split rims with brand new Pirelli P-Zero Rosso tyres in M3 sizes.

Servicing and consumables replaced
Rebuilt E36 M3 Evo rear differential with E46 M3 Crown and Pinion 3.62 ratio fitted
Polybushed rear axle subframe
All hub bushes replaced with Lemforder spherical bearings
RTAB polybushed
FCAB polybushed
Undersealed
Oil change with Castrol Edge 10W60
OE oil filter
Gearbox oil changed
Diff oil changed
Racing Blue brake fluid
New AC condensor – AC system regassed
Coolant replaced
Samco coolant hoses fitted
All aux belt tensioners/idlers replaced
Sachs E46 M3 clutch replaced
Lemforder track and tie rods
Hunter four wheel alignment – set up for fast road/occasional track work

The S54 conversion was carried out in house and was based on a E46 M3 engine removed from an 2005 car that had been sourced from a well known member on M3cutters.
The car was dyno’d at Evolve and made 354 BHP consistently.  The only other modification I would add is there new induction kit with will add a few more horses.

The factory E36 Evo 6 speed gearbox was retained, it shifts super smooth and a true joy to shift from cold to hot.  We used an E46 clutch and its smooth and controllable.  In fact its really soft compared to the E36.

The factory clocks have been used and all functions prior to the conversion work including:
Oil temp
Functioning Sport button
Air conditioning – custom window switch utilised to ensure the AC cuts off at higher rpm
EOBD compliant – the ECU can be read with a generic code reader
Other systems can be still read using under bonnet socket as per E36.

Pretty much everything I’ve listed is brand new, even the brakes have not bedded in!

The car sounds EPIC and has a totally unique sound to it – very much unlike an E36 or E46 M3.  Its been described as a mini V10 noise.
Its smooth and comfortable, yet offers amazing handling and so much torque from the S54 engine.