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Old 12-02-2018, 05:18 PM   #136
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Congratulations on the new addition Franco! Can’t wait to see the “transformation” to come...


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Old 12-02-2018, 05:30 PM   #137
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Thank you! I was a bit Bummed out when i received the car Friday the over all shape of the car is 6.5/10 , when i though it was a 8/10 or what i was lead to believe; regardless i was able to start the car with the hit of a hammer in while unloading it from the transporter so at least it "runs"


It has a pretty bad exhuast leak at the manifold that i was not advised of and it idles very rough , not sure if the actual leak could be causing this?


I ordered some maintenance items along with new gaskets.


The "manual top conversion" was in-fact nothing but disconnected motors so that needs sorting as well a proper conversion is in the list among other things.


I do see the appearance package cars are not really seen as a true Mtech cars or maybe not that "rare" ? I think investment wise they both should see an increase in the near future or at least they deserve it as they are the very end of the E30 chassis era.




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Old 12-04-2018, 02:07 PM   #138
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Best wishes on bringing it back to it's former glory.

As far as S771A interior parts, it only seems to be missing the leather shifter and e-brake consoles. It's got the leather door panels, door pulls, map pockets, rear speaker panels, e-brake handle, and ashtrays. I'm sure the seat backs are probably leather too, but I can't see them in the pics. Oddly enough, I have a spare leather shifter console and ebrake console.

Mine is a true VIN-confirmed S771A car, but with all black leather interior, no mtech cloth. My car has all the leather-clad items noted in the above paragraph, as well as leather and stitched door centers, and the M-technic/M3 bolster shape and stitching on the back seat.

I'd say, chances are, in the case of both of our cars, the original buyer chose it that way. But who knows? Since both our cars are from SoCal, maybe a dealer did some swapping between our cars.

And an interesting tidbit, running the VIN will confirm if it has the S771A package, but it will not give any indication of whether or not it came with Mtech cloth.

Here is my car, the ETK VIN readout is the first pic
https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/sho...d.php?t=180489


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So I bought Rodrigo's old MTech Appearance package car.

04/91 DS over EVO 3 Cloth Interior 5 Speed Converted

I'm still trying to figure out what the story with this car is, since the Interior looks aged and if i had to guess it came from the factory with it yet shows nothing by VIN

Also strange is that the Ashtray Cover Lid is leather wrapped ? very weird.

If anyone has more info on this car please feel free to chime in , ill be restoring this car over a couple years to bring back to former glory its a bit rougher than what i thought but that's buying sight unseen.

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Old 12-04-2018, 02:49 PM   #139
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I haven't seen this link posted in this thread, it has a lot of info. and pics. Scroll to the bottom to see the US M-Technics.

http://www.e30cabrio.se/mtechnic.html
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Old 12-04-2018, 02:53 PM   #140
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I haven't seen this link posted in this thread, it has a lot of info. and pics. Scroll to the bottom to see the US M-Technics.

http://www.e30cabrio.se/mtechnic.html


That's a good one. Here's another from this forum:

https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/sho...d.php?t=261624


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