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Craigslist Find: 1991 BMW 340is E30 with 4.0-liter V8 Engine

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It's not the craziest or most extreme E30 project out there (that title could go to the 350i with its 350HP 5.0-liter V12, perhaps even to the RX-7 rotary-powered 320i), but this BMW 340is that's up for grabs on Philly's Craigslist certainly caught our attention. As stated by the seller, the 318is' factory 136HP 1.8-liter four-pot gave its place to a 740i-derived 4.0-liter V8 engine (we're guessing it's the M60 V8 with 286HP) coupled to a 5 speed manual transmission.

BMW 340is V8 - CarscoopThe heavily modded E30 also features a limited slip differential, an upgraded suspension, M Roadster trailing arms, E36 M3 front brakes, M Roadster rear brakes, 17-inch M3 alloy wheels and a not so cool, larger double kidney grille.

The asking price for the 340is is $14,950 which may very well be justified by the work involved in the project, but don't forget that (in the States) with less than $15k you can get into the driver's seat of a M3 E36 Coupe.

Hat tip to Michail! - Link: Craigslist , Photos: AKG


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7 Comments:

Anonymous said... »June 01, 2009

Cool car but the much heavier engine would throw the balance way off.

Anonymous said... »June 02, 2009

This is cool but still a hack job. The ultimate E30 was the South African 333i which was an official model sold and backed by BMW South Africa

Anonymous said... »June 02, 2009

Classic 'Hot Rodding'

A Knesal Portland Oregon

Anonymous said... »June 02, 2009

There is no better combo then a S50/S52 in the E30.

Anonymous said... »June 02, 2009

... a key difference is ... you can fool your competition into thinking you are a lowly and slow "economical" inline 4, when in fact you are a quick and furious V8. Imagine that ?

Anonymous said... »June 16, 2009

my personal best part is the 318td badge on the rear... nice one :)

Anonymous said... »October 27, 2009

Yes. Not worth much. If he had put in an S54 330hp six he'd have been much further ahead.

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