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    It's already up to 30k. My guess is it will sell in the low to mid 40's? What say you guys?

    Personally, I'm not a huge fan of red, but the car looks good.
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      Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
      Buy the M3.
      swap the S14 into a 2002.
      sell the car that's less fun
      Win

      No doubt, personally that's what I'd do - but I have the tools, skills, and shop space to DIY everything.

      But if you're looking to swap the S14 back in, to have a numbers-matching E30 M3... if having an original S14 M3 is your goal, just buy one of the driver condition cars that pop up all the time these days. Would be much less effort and potentially cheaper, too.
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        Originally posted by flyboyx View Post
        Personally, I'm not a huge fan of red, but the car looks good.
        As red goes, I love Henna (biased) and zinno is an absolute snoozefest. But I can't remember seeing a cinnabar M3 in person before, it looks brighter than zinno so that would be a plus I think. At least it's not diamondschwarz :p
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          Originally posted by IronJoe View Post
          AllydNYC - if you want a swapped M3, this might be the car for you. But if you want an original S14 M3, I would recommend you buy any number of the $30k driver-quality cars now available and slowly improve its condition over time. I don't know if you've noticed, but there's a bit of a glut in the E30 M3 market as people attempt to cash in on the valuation increases with their "average" quality cars.
          I have been looking for a swapped M3. I don't see it being a good idea to swap back in the S14 since I can get an untouched good one for <$35k. Other E30 S14 examples look to have sold between $30k-$40k on BaT and this one is now at 35k. Based on comments the spare S14 might not be the original engine that came with that car.
          Last edited by AllydNYC; 03-24-2017, 09:28 AM.
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            No mention of the badass iX?!?... I'm disappointed
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              Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
              No mention of the badass iX?!?... I'm disappointed

              I know, I was more excited about that than the M3. I've read a few of the drive logs from his rallies in that car.

              It has a well documented history and is sudo famous in the iX world, so it should go for a little more than the average iX I would think..

              If I had the extra cash not tied up in other projects, I'd go for it..
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                I'm very surprised it's at $35k already with 6 days left. Keeping the euro S50 in makes the most sense. The S14 was pulled long ago, won't match the chassis mileage and they are saying it's not the engine from this car anyway. Potential buyers are probably thinking about selling it to recover some of the purchase price. Since the swap was done so early, they likely rewired the C101 instead of using a conversion harness. I also hear the firewall needs be dented in in order to fit the Euro S50 headers. While the Euro S50 is awesome and was the bizness back in the day, it doesn't make sense anymore with the emergence of the S54 swap.
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                  That rally prepped ix has my interest piqued. 350 turbo charged horsepower! Yessir!!!!
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                    318is auction ends today.
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                      Originally posted by c0rbin9 View Post
                      318is auction ends today.

                      ...meh.


                      It's the new hotness on BAT. "oh hey, a 318is - 8-10K"

                      I'm more interested in the non-auction stuff featured. Like that 1 of 4 Alpina E28 B7 Turbo/3. Dead. Sexy.
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                        Lol $12,088... wow
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                          Originally posted by IronJoe View Post
                          I can't remember seeing a cinnabar M3 in person before, it looks brighter than zinno so that would be a plus I think.
                          Zinnober = Vermilion, which is made from the mineral cinnabar. In the E30 world, isn't cinnabar red the same thing as zinnoberrot?

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                            Originally posted by cory58 View Post
                            Zinnober = Vermilion, which is made from the mineral cinnabar. In the E30 world, isn't cinnabar red the same thing as zinnoberrot?

                            Cory
                            Zinno and cinnabar are the same. You are correct.

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                              That IX has me curious what they did with the front diff - reinforce it or just leave it stock.

                              Also not an e30 but this Renault 5 is gorgeous

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                                Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
                                Lol $12,088... wow
                                Seriously...lol
                                And that god awful purple tint, no thanks.

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