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    Sunroofs are standard equipment on BMW's, you have/had to special order slicktops. Few years ago a friend bought an e39 from the original owner, and he ordered it slicktop, manual transmission and brushed aluminum interior trim instead of the faux wood grain. I have yet to see another e39 without a sunroof.
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      Originally posted by varg View Post
      I don't give a rat's ass about how rare it is, I have an E30 because it's fun to drive not so that I can stare at it in my garage and track its appreciation like the BaT crowd, but I'll have a slicktop over a sunroof any day. No question. Sunroofs leak and rust and are a bitch to repair/replace. Oh yours isn't rusting now? It will. Doesn't leak now? It will some day when you least want it to. And not just the sunroof panel itself, the roof around it will rust too, from the inside out. Have fun dropping the headliner to fix that. I hate my sunroof, if it weren't for that infernal thing and the rust it caused in my roof the only rust on my car would be the couple of small spots in the floor which are easy to fix. When I restore the car I'll remove the cassette and do an honest-to-goodness slicktop conversion.
      Nah, don't have that problem out west. I stand by what I said. 5 hardtop e30's later & no rust or headliner issues from sunroofs on any of them, but please do go on about how terrible they are.
      Last edited by Tisoc; 10-01-2019, 03:27 PM.

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        1990 M20 swapped 3181 Touring
        https://bringatrailer.com/listing/19...18i-touring-2/

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        Simon
        Current Car:
        -2017 i3 REx, 21st Century E30
        -1975 Alfa Romeo Giulia Nuova Super 1300, the never-ending name & project



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          Originally posted by djjerme View Post
          Yah, I agree. I like having the sunroof cracked when I drive. Especially in traffic, it’s nice to have the windows up but the sunroof tilted. And even in a track or racecar, the lack of sunroof isn’t costing you time. In a pure racecar, it makes zero difference since it gets removed anyways.. But hey, BAT loves the legend of slicktop 318is’ and baby M3. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
          +1
          It's one of the few cars left that you can stay comfy while driving with the windows up and NOT have the HVAC system operating to keep you comfy.
          Such a simple, yet effective system of airflow.

          Originally posted by Tisoc View Post

          Nah, don't have that problem out west. I stand by what I said. 5 hardtop e30's later & no rust or headliner issues from sunroofs on any of them, but please do go on about how terrible they are.
          +1

          After two e30's and 16 years with my current one, I have yet to experience any of what he's talking about.
          Also thoroughly enjoying the rant as well


          If it's got tits or tires, it's gonna cost ya!

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            Originally posted by R3Z3N View Post
            Sigh. I will miss this, but my HPDE days are over, time with the wife is in store:
            https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1990-bmw-325i-55/ S54-Powered 1990 BMW 325i 6-Speed

            Looks like it sold for $23k. Seems like a good deal for them. Thought it might have fetched more.
            1990 325is
            m52b28
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              Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
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              I have studied this car and it is very very far away from being a 78k mile cream puff.....major issuies, then to read the praising comments on the auction is extremely bewildering
              Current Cars:
              2016 PORSCHE GT3 RS
              2017 FERRARI 488GTB
              2018 RAPTOR CREW CAB
              1991 318is SLICKTOP H&R SPRING SEMA CAR
              1991 318IS SLICKTOP STERLING SILVER
              1990 325ic BRONZIT/AUTO :)
              1989 E30 M3 (SOLD AWAITING SHIPPING)

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              2018 DODGE DEMON

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              S54 DRIVETRAIN
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                Originally posted by 0-60 freak View Post
                I have studied this car and it is very very far away from being a 78k mile cream puff.....major issuies, then to read the praising comments on the auction is extremely bewildering
                Yeah, but it's a slicktop.
                That alone adds like fourteenkay!


                If it's got tits or tires, it's gonna cost ya!

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                  1992 325i Convertible
                  https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1992-bmw-325-28/

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                  -1975 Alfa Romeo Giulia Nuova Super 1300, the never-ending name & project



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                    Originally posted by Stanley Rockafella View Post
                    Yeah, but it's a slicktop.
                    That alone adds like fourteenkay!

                    Fourteenkay!

                    I'm dying!
                    90 Bronzit 325is
                    16 Black Sapphire 340i M Sport

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                      Originally posted by varg View Post
                      Love those Early 'is' cars. The tucked bumpers look freaking ridiculous though...
                      Touched that up for you.
                      Originally posted by kronus
                      would be in depending on tip slant and tube size

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                        1988 e30's and a bit the later on cabrios had "tucked" bumpers from factory. They were about an inch shorter and the shocks still work. We just put the front on the endurance car, rear shocks are full length. Nothing like bump drafting at 147mph in an e30 on the Daytona banking. :p
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                          Originally posted by agent View Post
                          Touched that up for you.
                          aayeeee!!!!
                          Simon
                          Current Car:
                          -2017 i3 REx, 21st Century E30
                          -1975 Alfa Romeo Giulia Nuova Super 1300, the never-ending name & project



                          Make R3V Great Again -2020

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                            Originally posted by 0-60 freak View Post

                            I have studied this car and it is very very far away from being a 78k mile cream puff.....major issuies, then to read the praising comments on the auction is extremely bewildering
                            What are you seeing that makes it very very far away? I looked at all the pics in the ad and it looks pretty darn clean to me for a 30 year old unrestored car.
                            I'd love to own that.
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                            88 E30 M3 Zinnoberot - Garage Queen
                            88 E30 M3 Lachsilber - SCCA SPU #98
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                            98 318Ti Morea Green
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                              1988 325iS
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                              Current Car:
                              -2017 i3 REx, 21st Century E30
                              -1975 Alfa Romeo Giulia Nuova Super 1300, the never-ending name & project



                              Make R3V Great Again -2020

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                                I'm curious where this one is going to end up. Bronzit, Canadian and kind of a sketchy past. Low miles tho!

                              1990 325i

                              http://bringatrailer.com/listing/1990-bmw-325i-63/

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                              1991 318iC
                              1989 325i Field Rescue

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