It has been brought to my attention that I go through at least 1 car a year. I like to think that I do it because I still haven't found the one for me yet. With the sale of the Beat, and my son's designation of it being the "cool car", I had to find someone equally or more cool. He doesn't label all cars cool, and he is definitely opinionated on what he likes and doesn't like with cars.
I have mainly been looking at buying a CLK63BS, but a few weeks ago I was looking on BaT and came across this M3. I was the high bidder on BaT, but it didn't end up meeting reserve. I contacted the seller outside of BaT and negotiated a fair price on it.
I think it is over the top for most, but I have always loved GT2/DTM cars, so it is right up my alley. I flew down to San Francisco last Saturday to check it out, and it was as advertised. I completed the paperwork with the company selling the car for the owner and met the owner. The car is set to ship up here on the 5th of December. For that, I went a bit pricey and hired an enclosed trailer, where it will be the only one on the trailer.
BaT had some incorrect information on the car, but I have been getting clarification from the owner on what is actually on the car. One of the plusses of the car is that the engine and drivetrain are completely stock and the car only has around 45,000 miles on it. The current owner is the one that modified it, but also put barely 2000 miles on it. Previously it was owned by a doctor.
What I know it has:
Flossman ALMS GT2 Carbon Fiber Widebody kit; imported from Germany
Complete Vinyl Wrap by SS Customs
Aristo Forged Sport 14 Concave
Fronts: 20x11 - 275/30/20
Rears: 20x14 - 345/25/20
Tires: Toyo T1Rs (fronts have some nasty rubbing, but I am told that the cause has been corrected)
KW V3+ Coilovers
Mevius MXP Performance Exhaust (only the axle back is installed at this time, the owner didn't like the loudness of the whole system)
Custom 4 point roll bar
Recaro Pole Position Seats
Here is a stock E92 M3 for comparison:
I feel like I am starting back up where I left off on my '99 GTI with the 6 pt cage, full metal widebody, and Ferrari 550 brakes.
I don't like to buy other people's projects, but this one seems like it will be fun. It also has the CCC NAV instead of the CIC NAV, so I will need to spend money upgrading it. Mostly because I want an OEM backup camera.
I already have plans for what I want to do with it to take it to the next level, but the first concern in the next year will be to take care of the S65 rod bearing issue.
Now for some pictures...