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    Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
    bigger steal? M3 racecar for $30k or M30 early model for $11k?
    That M30 car.......it was almost perfect.
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      Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
      bigger steal? M3 racecar for $30k or M30 early model for $11k?
      I wouldn't call the M30 powered early model a steal. A reasonable price for a really nice car with a well done swap, but not a steal. As for the M3 race car for $30k, that also seems about right. Race cars that aren't historic or exceedingly rare are not really that valuable, you certainly can't expect to get anywhere near what you put into building just about any race car out of it, so it makes sense that it would sell for quite a bit less than a nice stock E30 M3 would.
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        Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
        bigger steal? M3 racecar for $30k or M30 early model for $11k?
        Financially the race car by a mile.
        The M30 car was nice but was much easier to replicate.

        The race car had loads of higher end work in it, alot of stuff that costs real money, not to mention the time and effort of taking the chassis places to have things done to it unless your home hobby garage has an engine shop and cage fab shop and a sheet metal shop.

        The M30 car while very nicely done could be replicated by a hobbyist in a home garage (except for the paint).
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          Originally posted by JimmyP View Post
          Financially the race car by a mile.
          The M30 car was nice but was much easier to replicate.

          The race car had loads of higher end work in it, alot of stuff that costs real money, not to mention the time and effort of taking the chassis places to have things done to it unless your home hobby garage has an engine shop and cage fab shop and a sheet metal shop.

          The M30 car while very nicely done could be replicated by a hobbyist in a home garage (except for the paint).
          Read my mind completely. That henna car was nice, but the M3 was the better bargain, IMHO.
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            Originally posted by varg View Post
            I wouldn't call the M30 powered early model a steal. A reasonable price for a really nice car with a well done swap, but not a steal. As for the M3 race car for $30k, that also seems about right. Race cars that aren't historic or exceedingly rare are not really that valuable, you certainly can't expect to get anywhere near what you put into building just about any race car out of it, so it makes sense that it would sell for quite a bit less than a nice stock E30 M3 would.
            Agreed. One could certainly build that m30 car for that
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              M50-Swapped 1987 BMW 325i Convertible

              https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1987-bmw-325ic-15/
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                Non-vanos.... lame
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                  The cabin has been detailed and treated with aerospace UV blockers.
                  That's arguably the most fluffy way possible to say "...wiped down with 303."
                  Originally posted by kronus
                  would be in depending on tip slant and tube size

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                    No Reserve: 1988 BMW M3

                    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1988-bmw-m3-61/
                    The Snow Leopard - 1990 325is

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                      Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
                      Non-vanos.... lame


                      I like the sellers comment: no corners cut.

                      Except for what’s needed to install the later plastic rear bumper.

                      I love how the first few comments talk about it being perfect. The mismatch bumpers seem like a huge oversight.


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                        No Reserve: 1987 BMW 325i Convertible 5-Speed

                        https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1987-bmw-325i-23/
                        The Snow Leopard - 1990 325is

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                          Originally posted by agent View Post
                          That's arguably the most fluffy way possible to say "...wiped down with 303."
                          No, pretty sure it's the most fluffy way. Also, I'm totally stealing it and including it in my restoration writeups.

                          I like to pronounce aerospace "ay-ro-spa-che" and follow it with "che bella." Then my wife tags me in the bean bag and I realize the error of my ways.
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                            Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
                            Non-vanos.... lame
                            Agreed - M30 weight, power of a lightly modded M20.
                            My e30: OEM+ with M30B35

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                              My ix is now live on BaT
                              https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1991-bmw-325ix-14/
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                                Originally posted by Chroma Aberration View Post

                                If that driving video doesn't sell it I don't know what will. I'm jealous of your scenery. I dig the wheels btw....
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