You need this: An LS-swapped, Techno Violet BMW E36 M3

David S.
By David S. Wallens
Sep 5, 2023 | BMW, LS swap, e36, E36 M3, BMW M3, M3, BMW E36 M3

Photography Courtesy Built for Backroads

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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Comments
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. 

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