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    Quick search found a jdm mtech2 car for sale in Japan, cost 8k to inport to long Beach California harbor.

    https://www.tradecarview.com/used_ca...98587/?isNew=1

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    91' 318is 90' 325is

    Originally posted by Sonny
    Buy the E30s, they ain't gonna last long
    E30 can make you, E30 can break you
    "He who controls the Nova's, controls the Boomers"

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      Wow, those 1991 325is' are showing up everywhere! Who says there's no suck thing?!?! blasphemy!

      This one has been stripped out and is missing it's OBC and premium sound
      Also, seems like it used to be an auto as it has that goofy little knob on the console.

      Can anyone verify it's actually a M20B25? AFAIK, many J spec cars were M20B20's 320i's (slightly smaller M20) with similar looking intake manifold etc.
      Here's a youtube vid of one also in Canadaland
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drTRYVtB3hU
      Last edited by Stanley Rockafella; 10-25-2018, 12:45 PM.
      If it's got tits or tires, it's gonna cost ya!

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        bigger steal? M3 racecar for $30k or M30 early model for $11k?
        Simon
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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.
          1990 Brilliantrot 325iS Build Thread
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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).
              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
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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
                  - '88 m54 coupe

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                    M50-Swapped 1987 BMW 325i Convertible

                    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1987-bmw-325ic-15/
                    The Snow Leopard - 1990 325is

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                      Non-vanos.... lame
                      Simon
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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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                            1991 325i MT2 Touring (JDM bro)
                            1991 Racecar (Chase Schmidt's former drift car - M30)
                            2006 BMW X3
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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.
                                1990 325i/4/5, 1992 240SX, 1995 RRC, 1998 M3/4/5

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