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Old 10-25-2017, 12:59 PM   #1636
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I wouldnt spend $46k on one, even if its a "good deal" though I do wish the one that sold with the S14 for about $12k last year was the best deal. Track car, already prepped, some damage so no worries behind bumping. Thats the one to go with
Those are collector prices for those who have the means and want to add a nice M3 to the collection. I don't think many of us would pay that much because we wrench and know what a standard E30 is capable of. Although if I didn't already have M3's, I can't say that I wouldn't pay $30k-40k to grab an iconic piece of BMW motorsport history. When you look at it that way, 30-40k seems like a bargain compared to other collectible cars. For the price of a new camry that will depreciate significantly, one could have a collectible E30 M3 that won't.
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Old 10-25-2017, 01:43 PM   #1637
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Not to mention,,, ~15,000-ish people paid exactly that for them between 1987 and 1991...
The fact that almost 30 years later they are selling for sticker isn't that big a deal (its annoying to us owners who still would want more of them, but no not that big a deal or even surprising) for a car as iconic as the E30M3.

The E30M3 was never about "fast"
Anyone who comparing the E30M3's "fast" or lack thereof to anything between a modded regular E30 and a new minivan just doesn't get the car at all and what it is / was.
Keep moving, its not the car for you...
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Old 10-25-2017, 02:10 PM   #1638
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That was a good Wheeler Dealers episode. For those of you that didn't see it, the original designer of the Ford Cosworth, Frank Stephenson (Ferrari F430, new Mini, McLaren P1, etc., etc., etc.) stopped by the Wheeler Dealers garage. He told Ant (Edd China's replacement) that the original Cosworth design had 3 wings. He also brought a scale model of the car with 3 wings. Stephenson said the bean counters removed the 3rd wing from the final production design. Not to my taste, but the 3rd wing is true to the original design.

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Old 10-25-2017, 02:15 PM   #1639
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Agree

We are all a bit bias here because of the chassis but these cars might be a good investment. We've all seen the ridiculous prices for the VW air cooled 21 window buses and you talk about driving turtle!
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Old 10-25-2017, 04:17 PM   #1640
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Or the ridiculous prices Vanagon Syncros go for. I want one so badly. A good one is about as expensive as an e30 m3.
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Old 10-25-2017, 04:41 PM   #1641
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Or the ridiculous prices Vanagon Syncros go for. I want one so badly. A good one is about as expensive as an e30 m3.
irrelevant to this thread but i snort-laughed at your new sig pic. (then i farted in your general direction.)

just to keep things on topic, the baur that i bought from BaT has been surprisingly dead-reliable so far. it needs some attention, but mostly paint and electrical annoyances- it's in the fight.
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Old 10-25-2017, 09:32 PM   #1642
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I never got the appeal of VW buses. Seem like something chiropractors love because the drivers are always hunched over like ogres.

Slow, noisy and a heater system designed to suffocate you.




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Old 10-26-2017, 02:45 AM   #1643
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I never got the appeal of VW buses. Seem like something chiropractors love because the drivers are always hunched over like ogres.

Slow, noisy and a heater system designed to suffocate you.
Loved my type 2 when I added a 911 engine back in the early 90's but I sold when I took it to Japan.

Like Va agonies but they require an engine swap to subaru or to Tdi powerplant imo. Westy or a Carat is the only one I'd own.
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Old 10-26-2017, 05:58 AM   #1644
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Much respect for the Ford but IMHO the E30 M3 is such an iconic whip and I always wanted one In retrospect, I kinda lost my way and tried the e36 M3 and the sought after e46 ZCP Interlagos blue M3. Both incredible cars but I always felt that BMW was kinda drifting away from driving ideal of: the car, the driver and the road...period.

I remember back in 1992, I remember it clear as day, when I sat in my first e30 BMW. I thought “wow, just wow” this just feels right...the car just wrapped around me. Anyway, I digress.

I miss Ed. Oh and my new whip, the Verty 30, that I bought off BaT, is just awesome.
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Old 10-26-2017, 07:37 AM   #1645
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I miss Ed. Oh and my new whip, the Verty 30, that I bought off BaT, is just awesome.
Which one did you buy? The white 1990?

edit: nevermind, reading your intro post now
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Old 10-26-2017, 07:50 AM   #1646
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Yep, the white/blue 1990 325i Vert. Been wrenching it and enjoying the hell out of it.
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Old 10-26-2017, 07:52 AM   #1647
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Did you keep the Borbet Type C's? They are period correct wheels and with a drop the car would look wonderful H&R Race with Bilsteins or Konis would be perfect
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Old 10-26-2017, 07:58 AM   #1648
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Yes, I still have the Borbet wheels but am thinking about selling them for some nice BBS weaves. I agree with the H&R race springs and Billys. On my list for sure.
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Old 10-26-2017, 10:12 AM   #1649
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Yes, I still have the Borbet wheels but am thinking about selling them for some nice BBS weaves. I agree with the H&R race springs and Billys. On my list for sure.
get a hardtop, a front strut tower bar, and a lower front x-brace, before you do suspension.

it will make a world of difference in how that car handles.

congrats on the purchase.
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Old 10-26-2017, 10:17 AM   #1650
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Thank you for continuing to update this. On the hunt for a nice 325is.
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