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    Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
    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.
    "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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      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...
      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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        Originally posted by cory58 View Post
        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.

        Cory
        Ant may be his replacement but there is no substitute for Edd, wouldn't be surprised if the show is done after this season......

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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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            Or the ridiculous prices Vanagon Syncros go for. I want one so badly. :( A good one is about as expensive as an e30 m3.
            AWD > RWD

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              Originally posted by Kershaw View Post
              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.
              past:
              1989 325is (learner shitbox)
              1986 325e (turbo dorito)
              1991 318ic (5-lug ITB)
              current:
              1985 323i baur (project to resume soon...)
              2013 ninja 300 (way more fun than a car)

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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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                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
                  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.
                  https://www.facebook.com/BentOverRacing

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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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                      Originally posted by Echo30V View Post
                      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
                      Last edited by 2mAn; 10-26-2017, 07:46 AM.
                      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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                        Yep, the white/blue 1990 325i Vert. Been wrenching it and enjoying the hell out of it.

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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
                          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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                            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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                              Originally posted by Echo30V View Post
                              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.
                              past:
                              1989 325is (learner shitbox)
                              1986 325e (turbo dorito)
                              1991 318ic (5-lug ITB)
                              current:
                              1985 323i baur (project to resume soon...)
                              2013 ninja 300 (way more fun than a car)

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                                Thank you for continuing to update this. On the hunt for a nice 325is.

                                The Build:
                                http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=191125

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