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1999 BMW M3 - NASA Championship Winner

Posted by WindingRoad about 5 years, 2 months ago

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

I am selling my 99 Estoril Blue coupe non-sunroof track car. I spent almost a year looking for the right candidate and finally bought this car in March of 2012 with 90k on the odometer. I purchased it off craigslist with an R-title due to a battery fire. Currently the car has ~121k on the original untouched stock internal motor. I've never had an issue with the car, be it mechanical or otherwise, since I've owned it. Always arrive and drive at the track, usually pulling a trailer full of tires behind me. Only time I used a trailer was to get to VIR and Road Atlanta because it was a 10+ hour drive.

Regular maintenance performed as you would expect for a track car like this. Oil changed regularly with M1 15w-50, Redline D4 ATF in transmission and either Redline 75w/90 or 75w/140 in rear diff depending on ambient temps of the track I would be running.

Chassis & Suspension:

JRZ RS Pro Double Adjustable coils (rebuilt June 2015 by SRP engineering)

Vorshlag race camber/caster plates

Hyperco Springs 60mm (700f & 850r)

GC weight jackers in rear

OEM BMW sway bars with OEM end links

AKG 75D transmission mounts

AKG 75D engine mounts

AKG 75D diff mounts (rear & front)

AKG 75D Front control arm bushings

AKG welded RTA pocket reinforcements

AKG welded front/rear subframe powder coated

AKG sway bar reinforcements

Front ball joints/tie rod ends/wheel bearings and swaybar endlinks replaced February 2015


S54 3 core radiator

Euro expansion tank conversion with all OEM BMW parts used

Spal electric fan

Bimmerworld Low temp fan switch

Low temp thermostat

Stewart water pump w/metal impeller

Motion motorsports underpanel w/radiator baffle

Fog light blanks

VR motorsports heat extractor hood vent

Entire front end sealed off so air can only go thru front of car and out hood vent

Large front mounted oil cooler

Champion motorsports oil cooler adapter plate

-10AN SS lines from adapter plate to oil cooler

Oil cooler thermostat installed for winter driving

OEM exhaust manifolds wrapped with DEI exhaust wrap

Brakes/wheels & tires:

Massive Lee BBK designed with braking bias moved slightly rearward to better balance

Front Wilwood 6 piston calipers with 2-piece floating rotors (includes BNIB spare L&R rotor rings)

Rear WIlwood 4 piston calipers with OEM rotors

Anti knock-back springs installed behind all caliper pistons

Same 7420 shape pad used on all four corners

DTC60 pads (full spare pads also included with sale)

SS lines all around shielded with DEI heat shielding

15mm hub-centric spacers all around

Castrol SRF fluid

17x8.5 Kosie K1 wheels with 255/40/17 Dunlop Z1 street tires

17x9 TRM Wheels with low HC hoosier R7 225/40/17 tires for competition (2015 build dates)

4 – 245/40/17 BFG R1 for practice (2012-2013 build dates)


Achiles motorsports upgraded oil pump

Bimmerworld Safety Wired Oil pump nut

VAC oil pan baffle

OEM Z3 reinforced pickup tube

Bimmerworld dual fuel pumps

TRM tune

Bimmerworld M50 manifold conversion

Custom cone intake w/heat shield

JB Racing Billet Flywheel (installed beginning of 2014 season)

M5 sprung clutch disc - (installed beginning of 2014 season)

M3 sachs pressure plate - (installed beginning of 2014 season)

AKG stage III shifter w/DSSR.

Rogue engineering finned diff cover

OEM 2 clutch LSD with 3.73 R&P done by Hugh @ Hi Speed Motorsports in 2015

Carrier bearing replaced winter of 2014

Guibo replaced winter of 2014

Racetech RT1000 driver seat (expired for racing but fine for HPDE/TT)

VAC billet aluminum floor mount adapters

Planted side mount adapters

Schroth Profi 2 hans compatible 6 point harness (good thru 2016)

330mm Driven steering wheel w/horn

Most recent addition is the freshly painted NASA/BMWCCA 6point cage with sill bars, foot protection for driver & passenger, driver side window net and gusseted X-bars all done by Chris Howard.

The only contact the car had happened this past July @ LRP when I went too fast on the downhill and slid it into the outside wall. The damage wasn't too bad and I was still able to drive the car back home 200 miles to PA while pulling my tire trailer. I had the car professionally repaired at LIP Collision, but you can still see the aftermath in the right rear quarter panel.

After the LRP incident, I went ahead replaced everything in the rear. New oem wheel bearings, new OEM hubs, rear trailing arms, new AKG RTA bushings, lower control arms, OEM LCA bushings, upper control arms, OEM UCA bushings, new HD ball joints, axles & wheel studs. Basically anything that could have potentially been damaged in the off was replaced.

It has won the regional Northeast Championship in 2013 and 2014 and most recently in September the East Coast Nationals in 2015 @ VIR.

In TTD trim it runs a restricted 210whp and 3215# comp weight including 120# of ballast. Uncorked, its around 225whp (depending on the dyno), with the only power mods mentioned above; cone intake, M50 manifold and TRM tune. Everything else is stock. The car still has radio, AC, cruise control, full stock exhaust w/cats.

The car currently holds 10 NASA track records all over the east coast in TTD trim and a couple in TTB and TT3.

Currently held TTD Track Records:

NJMP Thunderbolt - 1:30.5

NJMP Lightning - 1:15.0

Watkins Glen - 2:13.8

Thompson - 1:20.9

Palmer Motorsports Park - 1:48.9

Lime Rock Park - 1:00.9

VIR - 2:09.4

Summit Main - 1:22.8

Pocono CCW - 1:38.3

Pocono CW - 1:40.8

Currently held track records outside of TTD

TT3 @ Palmer Motorsports Park - 1:47.2

TTB @ NJMP w/chicane - 1:33.0

My asking price is $15k. This is a highly competitive turn-key race car, purpose built with the NASA rule book in mind. Now that it has a cage it can easily be taken w2w racing and be just as competitive there. I've done many more things over the years to optimize the cars performance. It has served me very well for the last few years and I have no reason to believe it won't server its new owner just as well. If you have specific questions about build, setup or anything else feel free to email me @

Not interested in any trades. Reason for sale is to make room for a new project.

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