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1991 e30 Track Car. M52 engine. £4.5k

I love e30’s, I remember going to a motor show as a kid to see the BMW’s and the M6 and the 352i Sport were my favourite cars way back in 1988…..along with the Athena print of the Countach on my wall of course! This looks like a tidy track offering that has been put together well and also looks the part. Couple of jobs to do but really ready to go as is.  Link

e30 track 1

e30 track 2

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BMW e30 318iS with E36 M52B28 engine

Engine/Drivetrain

M52B28 engine from 1996/N E36 coupe
M50 intake manifold with M52 throttle body
M52 exhaust manifold to custom E30 M3 twin pipe system
E38 728 sump
Electric fan conversion, on sensor and manual override switch
EWS delete
Injectortune.co.uk clean injectors
E30 325i clutch
E30 325i lightened flywheel
E30 318iS gearbox (additional 318iS gearbox also included)
E30 320i gear lever linkage
E30 325i propshaft
Medium case 4.10 limited slip differential with triple clutch upgrade, Powerflex poly bush (brand new bearings, clutches and dog ear plates, covered less than 150 miles) 
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1989 Vtec Mini conversion. Auction

You couldn’t exactly class this as mint, it’s fairly shabby and in my humble opinion its not worth much more than the starting price of this auction (£8k), and that at a push. However who can resist a vtec mini? All the hard work has been done and it has some good parts like the Wilwood brakes. Needs a respray and a few other bits but could be worth the effort….Link

Mini vtec 1

Mini vtec 2

 

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1 years M.O.T.
Selling as a road going project as a it could do with a couple bits doing, but will not have to be taken off of the road, so you can continue to have fun driving while doing it up. Could do with an external respray; Body is solid, but the body kit has been fitted badly, i have 4 wheel arches, front and rear chrome bumpers and rear valance that will go with the car as i wanted to remove the body kit to make it look more standard. i bought this car  with the body in this condition and have driven it for the last year, the body has not got any worse.
Buying a house forces sale hence very low price. grab a bargain!!
Good bits;
Zcars space frame chassis/cage
2.0 k20 vtec civic typr r engine
self mappable ecu
Real split rims (rare £1000+)
Willwood front disc brakes
zcars rear discs
Fully adjustable suspension.
Alloy petrol tank
Leather bucket seats
4 point harness
digital dash with shift light
4-1 exhaust
fibre glass light weight roof
under 700kg
around 220bhp
truly insane acceleration.
Bad bits;
Could do with a re-spray
either remove body kit or repair back as previous owner had it set v.low and went down a to hole and damaged the body kit.
has developed a crunch in 2nd gear, have been told by a garage that its the synchromesh replacing (apparently very straight forward)
Feel free to ask any questions, i will answer them a.s.a.p.
Real Bargain at this price!!! (just look at other ones for sale!)
House forces sale.
No time wasters please.
Serious enquiries only.
Bidding to BUY not to View/test drive for a laugh.
Extremely fast car, must be respected.
£250 deposit within 24h end of auction. 
Happy Bidding.
Adam.

2000 Audi S4 V8. 800bhp! Auction

Wow. B5 Audi A4 with a 4.7 (stroker) audi V8 turbo conversion. 800bhp should be enough…..Advert states that this is the only engine conversion in the world of this type at the moment. Under 3000 miles since the conversion. Link

Audi 800bhp 1

AUdi 800bhp 2

Watch it get to 100mph here….Link

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For sale is my Audi Quattro b5 with v8 engine conversion + stroker to 4.7 + turbo conversion. It is only one on the world v8 single turbo Audi in this shape at this moment. Biggest engine in Audi B5 in standard is only v6 and never come as v8. 2800miles done without any problem after conversion (org mileage 98k). This car have 1st place for “Best Performance Tuner 2014” at The Scottish Car show. This car will be also published in the future release in the one of the best car magazines. At this moment is 5 months tax and 5 months mot left.

Short specification of this car:
811bhp and 951nm for daily use
– Sepang Blue Pearl paint from Audi R8
– Audi 4.2 v8 engine with stroker to 4.7
– Holset HX55 turbocharger
– 1600cc injectors
– Ecumaster engine ECU + 2x EDIS-8 ignition modules + 8x Audi COP + custom trigger wheel
– Wideband lambda sensor and EGT sensor
– Custom manifolds and throttle body
– Turbo-timer , boost gauge , EGT gauge , build-in tomtom satnav etc.
– External wastegate with side exit screamer pipe
– FMIC
– Custom cooling system
– Custom flywheel + custom pressure plate + paddle clutch disc
– Custom exhaust system
– Battery moved to trunk
– Custom electric power steering system
– Custom gearbox
– Launch control
– Custom suspension
– Tinted windows
– Xenon lights
etc etc etc
the list is very long, and nearly all the parts are custom
Car will be sold with setup as RWD or Quattro (your own choice)

here you can see how this car drive:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCESOLGd9RTXjzTGIShqN8Gw

No reserve
No timewasters
No returns
Cash on collection
I require a deposit of £1000 within 24hrs of the auction end as well as contact with me via eBay
Car located in Newcastle upon Tyne but UK delivery available at the buyer extra cost

 

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1982 Capri 3.0s with Lexus V8. £5k

The advert states this is 95% complete, certainly the body looks really tidy and is lovely old skool colour. You see plenty of these V8 conversions where old Rover V8s have been used and more expensive ones with Hemis,…..but this looks like a good compromise. The cheaper Lexus V8 has been used but it should be reliable and will give you all the power you should need with 300bhp. Link

Lexus Capri 1

Lexus Capri 2

 

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Hello and welcome to the sale of my ford capri mk3 fitted with a 4.3l vvt lexus v8 engine producing 300bhp.
 
The car is 95% finished, she has had a fortune spent on her including; being taken down to a body shell and all rotten panels where either cut out or replaced with new ones. A proffesional respray in signal orange was carried out and the engine conversion was carried out by custom conversions of doncaster.

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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