| Most of the use none zhp m54b30 engines in my area are about 2,000 dollars. If you were able to swap the engine yourself or know someone who has mechanical skills, its not that hard. I have done it once. Thats an option for you to take.
The other day I saw a rolled 2002 M3 for 5k, that would be ideal for everything you need to swap into your car. Then you can part the rest of the car and make money from it. Thats another option to consider.
Last edited by sunnyjay; 02-17-2012 at 03:34 PM.