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George Dalmakis: 1987 BMW M3

The BMW E30 M3 has been a dream car for George Dalmakis ever since its initial release. And one day Dalmakis knew he had to own one. With prices of the E30 skyrocketing in recent years, this became less and less of a possibility. So Dalmakis decided to build his own, from the ground up, and throw some serious modifications in the mix, but while still keeping to the classic and timeless look of the E30 M3. The build was completed from start to finish in roughly 1 year, which is fairly quick considering it started as a naked E30 frame.

Owner: George Dalmakis
Location: Toronto, ON
Vehicle: 1987 BMW M3
Horsepower: 300 whp

SOCIAL
Instagram: @M3ANE30

Written by Randi Bentia.
Photography by @spokephotos@automotiveclick, @pasmag, @californiaeuro.

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ENGINE & PERFORMANCE:
BMW E46 M3 S54 engine (fully rebuilt top and bottom end)
Total seal piston rings
King bearings
APR head studs
Oil cooler
SPALelectric fan
Z3M radiator
Custom front subframe
S54 oil pan
Velocity stacks

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EXHAUST:
De-catted, ceramic coated headers
Custom SS piping with electronic dump valves
Borla muffler

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PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS:
D'Sylva Tech Alpha-N tune

DRIVELINE:
S54 6-speed transmission
E36 M3 driveshaft
Z3M rear diffuser cover
3.73 LSD

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WHEELS & TIRES:
Avant Garde custom 3-piece wheels - 18-inch
Michelin Pilot Sport tires - 225/35R18 (f), 255/35R18 (r)

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SUSPENSION & CHASSIS
GAZ custom true coilover setup with camber plates (f/r)
E36 M3 front spindles, control arms and custom lollipop brackets
Strut bars (f/r)

BRAKES:
BMW M4 custom-fitted brakes (f)
BMW X5 brakes (r)

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EXTERIOR
OEM EVO III body

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LIGHTING:
Smoked headlights
LED bulbs

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INTERIOR:
Leather/Alcantara custom interior with ///M color piping

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FAVORITE MODIFICATION:
S54 engine

SHOPS & MECHANICS:
Parkview BMW

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