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    E30 Article they posted the other day. Why We Love Them: BMW E30 3-Series

    It was mentioned in the article, but I didn't know about their new BAT Model view that tracks sales - https://bringatrailer.com/bmw/e30/
    1989 325is Lachssilber - Sold
    1990 325is Sterlingsilber - Current Project
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      Originally posted by djjerme View Post
      I've driven the "Baby M3" - it's a 320is.

      The 318is is not an M3 in any shape or form. Actually, the M10 powered 318 is closer related if we want to get all technical..
      truth re 320is being the boy m3.
      but:
      -- 318is light, highly tossable and cheaper. miss mine tbh.
      -- cmon on m10. m42 turbo or DASC with ITBs ftw.

      EDIT: just agreeing with djjerme re M10+shortened M88 head = S14. but you're not going to convert an M10 to an S14 are you.
      Last edited by bradnic; 09-26-2017, 09:26 PM.
      I BUY/SELL REFURBISHED CM5907s & CM5908s

      HOWTOs:
      DB vert plastic bumpers
      OEM Keys
      MTech1 docs

      88 ix Lach/Card
      91 ic Calypso 3.1
      86 Cosmo 2.7

      OEM+ or bust!


      reelizmpro: I will always be an e30 guy.. I still do all of my own labor
      TrentW: There's just something so right about a well-built M20 in an E30
      e30m3s54turbo: I save my money for tuner parts.

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        take an M10 and lob the last 2 combustion chambers off a M88 head - bam S14.. That's what I am meaning. And to be fair, any of the early chassis would usually be a measurable amount lighter than 318is - But the difference in weight between an early chassis vs a late is well documented in other places.

        But really, it just comes down to people wanting to try and bring the 318is legend up to M3 status.

        I'll be honest, I had never heard it used prior to BAT auctions usage (and maybe 5toes.)
        1984 Alpina B6 2.8/1 #35
        1991 325i MT2 Touring (JDM bro)
        1991 Racecar (Chase Schmidt's former drift car - M30)
        2006 BMW X3
        2011 Audi A3 - wife's other German car

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          Originally posted by djjerme View Post
          But really, it just comes down to people wanting to try and bring the 318is legend up to M3 status.

          I'll be honest, I had never heard it used prior to BAT auctions usage (and maybe 5toes.)
          QFT

          does anyone else miss 5toes?

          a repeat EAG bought and sold M3

          https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1988-bmw-m3-36/
          Last edited by 2mAn; 09-25-2017, 04:52 PM. Reason: adding the m-tree
          Simon
          Current Cars:
          -1986 BMW 325e & 1968 Datsun Roadster 2000
          Previous Car Count : 21 ... and climbing...
          Originally posted by Melon
          Let it be known to all. Simon fucking keeps it real.

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            Real Vert?

            I saw an E30 M3 red convertible in the background around the 2 minute mark:

            https://youtu.be/bHehnE9b8a0

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              Originally posted by Javier h View Post
              I saw an E30 M3 red convertible in the background around the 2 minute mark:

              https://youtu.be/bHehnE9b8a0
              Yea looks like the seller has quite the garage...

              Its already at $42k!

              Today also marks the end of mrdeezy's 318is auction. $10.8k right now, not sure how much bidding is left, but we'll see
              Simon
              Current Cars:
              -1986 BMW 325e & 1968 Datsun Roadster 2000
              Previous Car Count : 21 ... and climbing...
              Originally posted by Melon
              Let it be known to all. Simon fucking keeps it real.

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                ^ I'd say mrdeezy's 318is gets 14k max
                The Snow Leopard - 1990 325is

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                  I know the seller of the silver e30 m3. The garage is his dads. And yes, there is a e30 m3 vert there. :) although it has a mtech 2 spoiler on the trunk which I despise.

                  Nice car. Desirable color combo is probably whats pushing the price up so fast.
                  Current:
                  1989 325i
                  1988 M3
                  1987 325ic
                  Past:
                  2001 330ci
                  2001 M3

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                    Originally posted by jhaurimn View Post
                    yes, there is a e30 m3 vert there. :) although it has a mtech 2 spoiler on the trunk which I despise.
                    agree. sacrilege. @ironjoe will know better.
                    I BUY/SELL REFURBISHED CM5907s & CM5908s

                    HOWTOs:
                    DB vert plastic bumpers
                    OEM Keys
                    MTech1 docs

                    88 ix Lach/Card
                    91 ic Calypso 3.1
                    86 Cosmo 2.7

                    OEM+ or bust!


                    reelizmpro: I will always be an e30 guy.. I still do all of my own labor
                    TrentW: There's just something so right about a well-built M20 in an E30
                    e30m3s54turbo: I save my money for tuner parts.

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                      Cardinal was mostly despised back in the day especially lachssilber on cardinal. IMO, that's the worst combo one could possibly get in an M3. It's one of those things that's uncommon for a reason. Funny how things can change over time.
                      "I'd probably take the E30 M3 in this case just because I love that little car, and how tanky that inline 6 is." - thecj

                      85 323i M TECH 1 S52 - ALPINEWEISS/SCHWARZE
                      88 M3 - LACHSSILBER/SCHWARZE
                      89 M3 - ALPINEWEISS II/M TECH CLOTH-ALCANTARA
                      91 M TECHNIC CABRIO TURBO - MACAOBLAU/M TECH CLOTH-LEATHER

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                        Originally posted by reelizmpro View Post
                        Cardinal was mostly despised back in the day especially lachssilber on cardinal. IMO, that's the worst combo one could possibly get in an M3. It's one of those things that's uncommon for a reason. Funny how things can change over time.
                        It works on the slightly later cars that have it with the black carpet and speaker shelves. It's a little much when everything is red imo.
                        Current:
                        1989 325i
                        1988 M3
                        1987 325ic
                        Past:
                        2001 330ci
                        2001 M3

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                          Originally posted by reelizmpro View Post
                          Cardinal was mostly despised back in the day especially lachssilber on cardinal. IMO, that's the worst combo one could possibly get in an M3. It's one of those things that's uncommon for a reason. Funny how things can change over time.
                          you sound like a grumpy old man Barry. lololol.

                          Originally posted by jhaurimn View Post
                          It works on the slightly later cars that have it with the black carpet and speaker shelves. It's a little much when everything is red imo.
                          uhh, no. judge for yourself.
                          I BUY/SELL REFURBISHED CM5907s & CM5908s

                          HOWTOs:
                          DB vert plastic bumpers
                          OEM Keys
                          MTech1 docs

                          88 ix Lach/Card
                          91 ic Calypso 3.1
                          86 Cosmo 2.7

                          OEM+ or bust!


                          reelizmpro: I will always be an e30 guy.. I still do all of my own labor
                          TrentW: There's just something so right about a well-built M20 in an E30
                          e30m3s54turbo: I save my money for tuner parts.

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                            I gotta say I'm with Barry, 23 year owner, looked at lots of cars before I bought my first and then 2nd one,,, of all the color combos Lachsilber with Cardinal was my least favorite.
                            I've softened on it since, in fact I somewhat like it now, but back in the mid 90s I passed on several nice cars because of that combo when I was E30M3 shopping.
                            Jimmy P.
                            87 E30 M3 Prodrive British Touring Car
                            88 E30 M3 Zinnoberot - Garage Queen
                            88 E30 M3 Lachsilber - SCCA SPU #98
                            92 M Technic Cabrio - S14 Powered!
                            98 318Ti Morea Green
                            04 Ford F350 Dually Tow Machine

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                              I totally get it btw, just having fun. It also doesn’t help that cardinal photographs very poorly. Love my IX color combo.

                              I’m also reminded of the AW/Cardinal E30 M3 at the Zentrum museum in Spartanburg. Pretty sure that was a red carpet car as well. with red carpet came the red package tray, red premium speakers etc.
                              Last edited by bradnic; 09-26-2017, 09:52 PM.
                              I BUY/SELL REFURBISHED CM5907s & CM5908s

                              HOWTOs:
                              DB vert plastic bumpers
                              OEM Keys
                              MTech1 docs

                              88 ix Lach/Card
                              91 ic Calypso 3.1
                              86 Cosmo 2.7

                              OEM+ or bust!


                              reelizmpro: I will always be an e30 guy.. I still do all of my own labor
                              TrentW: There's just something so right about a well-built M20 in an E30
                              e30m3s54turbo: I save my money for tuner parts.

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                                Originally posted by bradnic View Post
                                I totally get it btw, just having fun. It also doesnít help that cardinal photographs very poorly. Love my IX color combo.

                                Iím also reminded of the AW/Cardinal E30 M3 at the Zentrum museum in Spartanburg. Pretty sure that was a red carpet car as well. with red carpet came the red package tray, red premium speakers etc.
                                thanks, for being a time waster. I am happy you should be too.

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