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    On the weekend I took the E30 out on a local BMW car club cruise. I got to clock up 450km which was nice as its a new engine and needs bedding in.

    At 7:30am when I was filling up for some gas a young 18 year old walked over to admire the car, telling me he was a fan and had a simple E36 318i himself.

    Then he said... THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I HAVE GOT TO SEE AN E30 IN REAL LIFE.


    #2
    Nice one!

    My reminder is when customers come in (have a classic BMW indy shop), and they are the same age as my oldest kids. :/
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      #3
      I'm amazed how many teenagers come up to me and say they want an E30. Just goes to show you how timeless this chassis is.

      At the same time I have many older people strike up conversations mentioning that they used to own an E30 and it was their favorite car.
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        #4
        i see headturners young and old everyday. feels good to drive an icon. sent from hell using Tapatalk
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          #5
          You know you're old when you talk to new enthusiasts about the cost of parts for their e30s. Had a good chat to one last weekend who was buying some parts & had paid $1000 for a set of trashed sports seats he was intending to get rebuilt & upholstered, while I have a set of fairly tidy ones in the shed that I picked up for $80.

          After we'd talked about some other mods I've done to the car, he asked me how much I paid for my M-tech 2 steering wheel and I didn't have the heart to tell him, I just said I got it a long time ago & can't remember (It was $30 from a pick & pull).
          My e30: OEM+ with M30B35

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            #6
            I've had my car for 10 years this spring...I'll be 35 in a month meaning I've had this thing nearly 1/3 of my life.
            91 318is M50 swapped
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              #7
              When high school kids compliment my e36 and say things like "I love those older models like the e36 and e46," while I can remember when those were the "new" cars that we all hated.
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                #8
                How about when you refer to "Phone Dial" wheels and the person lokks back at you with a big question mark on his/her face?

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                  #9
                  I went for a drive up Angeles Crest a few weeks ago. I had the pleasure of chasing a C7 Corvette, Porsche GT4, Porsche Panamera, E90 M3 and a McClaren. I was in the E30 convertible. Yes, I was a little over matched. Anyhow, whenever we would stop someplace guess which car got all the attention? Yep, the lowly E30.
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                    #10
                    ...when you're grumpy that E30's call themselves the 'elders'...

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                    elder cars were hottrodded with an M10B20
                    now, sometimes I just mess with people. It's more entertaining that way. george graves

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                      #11
                      ....when have the remains of an e30sport.net sticker on your toolbox still...

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by TobyB View Post
                        ...when you're grumpy that E30's call themselves the 'elders'...

                        t
                        elder cars were hottrodded with an M10B20


                        I couldn't have said it better myself...

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by cavpilot View Post
                          I went for a drive up Angeles Crest a few weeks ago. I had the pleasure of chasing a C7 Corvette, Porsche GT4, Porsche Panamera, E90 M3 and a McClaren. I was in the E30 convertible. Yes, I was a little over matched. Anyhow, whenever we would stop someplace guess which car got all the attention? Yep, the lowly E30.
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                          lol I've had the "priviledge" of these type of cars "racing me" on 101.. I guess they don't like getting passed on..?!?!?!

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