We at the Daily Turismo continue to profess our love of the E36 M3 for its handling, speed and low entry cost. This DT Flash entry stretches those assumptions a bit but we can’t help but be impressed by this car. Some creative lunatic took a 1997 BMW M3 and added a Corvette LS3 V8 and T56 manual transmission and is now selling it in Orlando, FL via craigslist for $22,500 asking. (editor’s note: Before you jump up and down screaming its too expensive and is above our self imposed $17.5k price limit, please note that we think it is over priced at the current asking and at $17.5k would still be a high price for a 200k mile chassis E36 with V8.) Thanks to tip from DT reader DanG.
|This E36 has been lowered, tinted, and has aftermarket wheels, front lip, blacked out grill – but still manages to look good- not too riced out.|
|At 443 horsepower and 425 ft-lbs of torque to the pavement this 6.2 liter Corvette V8 transplant will easily shred the rear tires and cause passengers, pedestrians and passersby to be impressed. Expect a lot of attention from your local PD.|
|Whoa – nice fish-eye lense, but a properly positioned pic from the back seat would give more detailed information on the condition of the dash, steering wheel, seats and other common wear surfaces.|
|Put down the fish-eye lens and step slowly away. Please. Fish eye doesn’t help.|
Now for the much ballyhooed and contentious DT Flash gauges.
We may have to change the naming on the handling gauge – as we wanted less of a specific ‘g’ level measurable statistic and more of a general fun-to-drive characteristic.
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