David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
9/5/23 12:13 p.m.
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An E36-chassis M3 powered by an LS and wearing Techno Violet and those retro Momo Heritage wheels? Color us intrigued.

Power comes from a 5.7-liter LS1 fitted with a Comp Cam, while welded-in subframe plates have been fitted.

Find this LS-powered 1996 BMW M3 for sale through Built for Backroads with an asking price of $25,000.

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calteg
calteg SuperDork
9/5/23 12:57 p.m.

That actually seems like a decent price for an LS swapped car

Jesse Ransom
Jesse Ransom GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
9/5/23 1:00 p.m.

I don't like purple. There, I've said it. But it's dark enough I could live with it for everything else, and...

...those wheels.

Oh my god, those wheels.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
9/5/23 1:18 p.m.

At the most recent SCCA Track Night here at Daytona, a Cayman wore those wheels. Very yummy. 

msterbeau
msterbeau Reader
9/5/23 1:56 p.m.
msterbeau
msterbeau Reader
9/5/23 2:00 p.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

I'm not a generally a fan of large, colorful logos on aftermarket products, but I do love the design and base color of these. Perfect with the shade of purple chosen.  yes

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
9/5/23 2:05 p.m.

In reply to msterbeau :

I do hear that. I think it works here since it’s all so iconic. 

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
9/5/23 4:59 p.m.

I think the car world needs more purple.

JThw8
JThw8 UltimaDork
9/5/23 5:59 p.m.
Colin Wood said:

I think the car world needs more purple.

I'm doin my best, one paintjob at a time :)  May be an image of car and text

msterbeau
msterbeau Reader
9/5/23 6:38 p.m.

In reply to Colin Wood :

Why don't you start wearing purple?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkkIwO_X4i4

 

msterbeau
msterbeau Reader
9/5/23 6:39 p.m.
JThw8 said:
Colin Wood said:

I think the car world needs more purple.

I'm doin my best, one paintjob at a time :)  May be an image of car and text

That is a spectacularly beautiful shade of purple. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
9/5/23 10:48 p.m.
JThw8 said:
Colin Wood said:

I think the car world needs more purple.

I'm doin my best, one paintjob at a time :)  May be an image of car and text

It’s beautiful. 

AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter)
AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
9/5/23 11:41 p.m.

I wish it had AC...  I could daily drive that and have lots of fun. 

DirtyBird222
DirtyBird222 PowerDork
9/6/23 9:27 a.m.
calteg said:

That actually seems like a decent price for an LS swapped car

Yea not bad. I sold my Techno M3 for $20k and it didn't have an LS and I know that swap probably costs around $5k+ with all parts needed

AWSX1686 (Forum Supporter)
AWSX1686 (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UberDork
9/6/23 10:53 a.m.

Want! 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
9/6/23 2:35 p.m.

And I know they’re out there, but a Techno Violet E36 Touring with the M package would be way cool. 

Ian F (Forum Supporter)
Ian F (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
9/6/23 2:41 p.m.
AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter) said:

I wish it had AC...  I could daily drive that and have lots of fun. 

Same. It makes me wonder how much of the OEM A/C bits remain. As long as the interior parts are still there, I doubt it would be too hard to add the engine bay bits. 

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