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    I like it. And I love the video, but really, do you think ANY of the BAT audience is willing or let alone capable of driving a car like that?


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      Agreed, love the sleeper aspect.

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        Is it the second swap this car has seen? The BAR sticker says its got a 3L from a 95 but the add says it's an S52.

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          Originally posted by jpod999 View Post
          Is it the second swap this car has seen? The BAR sticker says its got a 3L from a 95 but the add says it's an S52.
          Probably BAR'd it as S50 for OBD1 status but used the S52 motor
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            Originally posted by varg View Post
            It's not really a sleeper if you can't put the power down and go fast, and if my experience driving my car on some 14" weaves is any indication, it won't be putting that power down with those skinny all seasons :nice:
            I used to slide all over the place with my stock 14" weaves with skinny ass tires. That was just with the stock M20.

            This takes it to another level. :devil:
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              Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
              Probably BAR'd it as S50 for OBD1 status but used the S52 motor
              i've been thinking a fair bit about how easy that would be.
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              1989 325is (learner shitbox)
              1986 325e (turbo dorito)
              1991 318ic (5-lug ITB)
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                Originally posted by decay View Post
                i've been thinking a fair bit about how easy that would be.
                That's really rolling the dice. You get the right referee, they'll just look at your paperwork and pass it. You get the wrong guy and he'll want to see the block casting numbers and date codes.
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                1991 - 325i Coupe Laguna Manual [Project], 535i Sedan Alpine [SCRAPPED]

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                  Man I hate this thread. Seeing all these e30s that have things wrong with them - usually mediocre repaint/body work, meh interior, half-ass/tasteless modifications, or even rust! - yet selling for good money just kills me. I'm not picking on any particular car, it just seems like every e30 I see on BaT has at least one or two things that would make me walk away, yet somehow they are worthy of being on BaT and pulling in near or above $10k. Only a few on BaT in all the listings I've seen have really caught my attention as being worth the investment. Perhaps I'm just too critical but it seems like most other cars on BaT are collector grade condition, whereas the e30s are not, to put it nicely. Maybe people just don't care about that when it comes to e30s and I need to calm down? Fuck, if I knew back in the early 2000s what I know now I'd have started collecting as many rust free e30s and as many choice parts as I could and would probably be sitting on a collection worth well over $100,000 by now. /pant
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                    BAT isnt only for collector grade cars, it was started about just the opposite.
                    People sell some really questionable shit on there.
                    Its all if BAT want your $99 at the time you submit the car and they see a potential for a nice cut of a percentage.
                    Yeah people do sell some great cars on there, but there is an equal or greater amount of pretty Meh cars.
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                    88 E30 M3 Lachsilber - SCCA SPU #98
                    92 M Technic Cabrio - S14 Powered!
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                      It used to be more project cars. Hence the name. But now for every car that needs an actual trailer, they have 10 air cooled Porsche, 5 BMW, 2 practically new domestic something or rather and a couple British rando’s just to keep the Prince of Darkness at bay.


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                        Bradley Price, founder of Autodromo, a vintage car inspired watch brand, had some really interesting BAT thoughts on Hodinkee's latest podcast. Basically saying that it has gotten too big, there are too many uber rich bidders who drop 20k before lunch on whatever catches their eye. Actual enthusiasts cant buy the cars that they love anymore, which might not be the case for e30s yet but it could get there...

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                          Just checked out that podcast - completely agree with his assessment of BAT. His comments start about 45 minutes in to the podcast after he talks about the Dino he bought through Craigslist.

                          His main point is that people who actually really yearn for a car can't seem to compete against the rich MF who just buys it for a fad or to say they had one.
                          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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                            The key now is to NOT look for those on BaT... however there are other deals to be had on there from time to time. Just dont expect it to be that uber mint whatever. Ive gotten close to buying several cars there because it was a modified something that didnt have the right tires on it so the rich MFs didnt want to touch it.

                            Give me your modified bastard childs and I will make them great
                            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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                              Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
                              The key now is to NOT look for those on BaT... however there are other deals to be had on there from time to time. Just dont expect it to be that uber mint whatever. Ive gotten close to buying several cars there because it was a modified something that didnt have the right tires on it so the rich MFs didnt want to touch it.

                              Give me your modified bastard childs and I will make them great
                              The correct take.

                              I've been seeing some decent e30 examples pop up on CL lately. Prices are inflated, sure. But it's not to the ridiculous levels of BaT, yet...
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                                not BaT but a $30K 325ix with 327K miles!

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