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    Originally posted by AWDBOB View Post

    If you look at the wheel side profile photos the l/r front alignment is jacked up, at least to my eyes it is.

    There appears to be a lack of caster as well, which is odd considering offset lollipops.
    Check out the camber/caster plates on the aerial engine bay shot. From that view, driver side is at 3 o'clock, the other "should" be at 9, but is closer to 7.

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      Originally posted by ForcedFirebird View Post

      Check out the camber/caster plates on the aerial engine bay shot. From that view, driver side is at 3 o'clock, the other "should" be at 9, but is closer to 7.
      Yeah that’s what 2man was sayin!
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        Originally posted by AWDBOB View Post

        Yeah that’s what 2man was sayin!
        Totally missed the reference. The pics you posted caught my attention, then scrolled to see the camber/caster plates in the ad.

        Something is way off. That car needs to go on a frame stretcher and squared up. More than likely, though, all that fancy Bondo and layers of paint will crack like tempered glass. The Champcar has been hit, bounced off walls many times, and squared up effortlessly. The last hit on the frame machine was a whopping $400 to pull square after a bad accident at Daytona (no paint, frame square only). The strut tower on the pass side was 3/4" inboard, and 1/4" aft.
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          Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
          Once again the BaT selection committee is seduced by a low mileage example with accident history, terrible body work, and mediocre reupholstery work. I like the color, though.
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            Originally posted by E30 Wagen View Post
            I like the color, though.
            The color is not correct in the photos.
            It shouldn't have that much bronze in it.

            Here is the correct shade of Cashmere.


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              Originally posted by E30 Wagen View Post
              Once again the BaT selection committee is seduced by a low mileage example with accident history, terrible body work, and mediocre reupholstery work. I like the color, though.
              I think you guys sometimes get down on cars as BMW guys. Some dudes hot trophy wife with fantastic fake boobs and a great tan is going to love that car and drive it all over until she leaves for a younger guy or he divorces her for scrwing the pool boy. Then it will go to his son who will 24v swap it and put airbags in it and wheels and tires that dont fit.
              .
              For those purposes, its a great car and no one will notice any of the above flaws. No one buying that car is ever joining R3V or going to know anything about E30s beyond that they have a cool old BMW convertible.

              Same goes for Max's S54 E30M3. Did you happen to see the "other" car that the winner bought on BAT? Another C&C hero. Neat car actually. high end hotrodded 911. Basically a 911 version of the E30M3 he just bought. Beautiful pair of bookends. Cant imagine what that will look like in his garage together.
              I'm betting that guy doesnt give 2 shits that the chassis isnt factory straight to the manual as long as it drives nicely (I actually wouldnt either as long as it aligns and corner weights).
              He's going to be a cars and coffee hero, do some sunday drives encroaching on about 1/20 of the cars actual performance potential other than some straight line blasts.
              He's not joining the E30M3 SIG or S14.net.
              My bet is he'll be a blissfully happy owner.
              Last edited by JimmyP; 07-30-2020, 03:39 PM.
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              88 E30 M3 Zinnoberot - Garage Queen
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                as long as the owner is happy, that's all that matters.

                my issue with the car, is the fact that they really brushed off all the former collision history. $65k for an M3, that doesn't align worth a fuck, and had both quarter panels replaced (more than once), as well as a goddamn roof grafted on - that is insanity, in my eyes.
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                  Originally posted by JimmyP View Post
                  I think you guys sometimes get down on cars as BMW guys.
                  It's not even about being a BMW guy, it's the lack of standards that's frustrating, and that people are dumb enough to pay top dollar for a car with shitty body and paint work. Surely BaT get better submissions than that.
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                    Anyways... moving on ....

                    1988 M3
                    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1988-bmw-m3-91/

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                      1991 318is
                      https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1991-bmw-318is-56/

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                      1989 325iS
                      https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1989-bmw-325is-62/

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                      Last edited by 2mAn; 08-03-2020, 03:17 PM.
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                        1992 316 Touring
                        https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1992-bmw-316-2/

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                          How much do we think this 318is will go for? 16 hours left and at $7,200 right now. Given the previous ones on BAT, I'd say around $15k...
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                            Originally posted by Powling View Post
                            How much do we think this 318is will go for? 16 hours left and at $7,200 right now. Given the previous ones on BAT, I'd say around $15k...
                            Pricing? I have node idea. However, I have looked through the photos and read the seller's responses. Seems like a super cool E30 lover. I enjoyed seeing all of the photos of car meets and cruises. Seems like the seller has really enjoyed the car and has taken great care of it.

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                              Originally posted by Powling View Post
                              How much do we think this 318is will go for? 16 hours left and at $7,200 right now. Given the previous ones on BAT, I'd say around $15k...
                              Theres only been one 318iS so far this year and it sold for $14.5k in the middle of the COVID lockdown (April). That said I think it will likely end in the 15-18k range, but if a battle breaks out it could hit $20k+


                              1988 M3
                              https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1988-bmw-m3-92/

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                                1988 M3
                                https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1988-bmw-m3-103/


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