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    November 2021 Car of the Month : 6A LDY

    ***Editors Note: Seeing this car come together is a wonderful thing, but when you see that its bounced around R3V hands for a long time makes the story even better. It was great in its "survivor" phase, but man oh man does it look great now. Im glad we were able to get this car featured because as you can see, its quite a gem. Congrats to 6A LDY you're R3Vs November 2021 Car of the Month!***


    Factory options:

    1984 323i (m20b23)
    Graphite metallic
    Manual steering
    Crank sunroof and windows
    No ABS
    Euro bumpers
    Euro grill
    Euro clock

    Color:
    Graphite Metallic (repainted this past winter)

    Interior color:
    Grey checkered cloth - code 0150

    Engine modifications:
    M20b25 with:
    Knife edged crank
    S52 connecting rods
    Ported and polished head
    274 camshaft
    HD rocker arms
    M50 injectors
    Castro airbox
    SSSquid tune
    Estimated ~9-10k miles on the setup (1k from me)

    Exhaust:
    Ceramic coated shorty headers
    Custom 2.5” exhaust to a Magnaflow 14815

    Transmission:
    Getrag 260
    Custom body mounted shifter with DSSR
    E60 shift lever

    Differential:
    3.73 LSD

    Suspension:
    325i strut housings,rear subframe,and trailing arms (late model)
    H&R race springs
    Bilstein sport shocks
    REVshift differential and rear bushings
    SS brake lines
    M3 CABs

    Wheels:
    Euroweaves (15” et24)

    Exterior modifications:
    Bare metal respray in factory color, very minor rust repair
    Full OEM M Tech 1 kit (side skirts not installed)
    Euro smilies with crosshairs
    HID low beams
    Early euro plate filler
    “Motorsport” door handles
    Smoked turn signals
    Yellow (film) fogs
    Shaved DOT installed side markers

    Interior modifications:
    Recaro LX-VF seats
    M-tech accented seatbelts
    Black vinyl headliner
    M-Tech 1 370mm Steering wheel
    M-Tech door sill covers
    Condor Tall weighted shift knob
    Husco armrest (Re-covered with leather)
    Re-covered rear speaker deck
    Crack free dash
    R134 A/C conversion
    Alpine head unit
    Custom usb charge port
    Cocomats floor mats

    Story behind the car:

    This car was originally owned by and sorted mechanically by Matt (Mr325) before it moved from California to Florida. I got it from Alex (Collins380), where it mostly sat for a couple years. Anyone who saw it before knows it was just a cool little early euro car that was meant to be driven hard and not taken too seriously. I’ve always though that the M-Tech 1 cars were the best looking of any non-M3 car, so when Alex offered the MT1 kit with it I had to take advantage.

    I bought it from Alex in June 2020 and had him ship it up to NY without ever seeing it in person. It was pretty nerve wracking buying a car sight unseen, but thankfully there were no surprises. It needed some TLC to get back up to roadworthy but nothing unexpected.

    I originally wanted to keep it with the roached out paint and mismatched MT1 kit for a while, but my now wife shamed me into getting it painted that winter. I still don’t know how I got lucky enough to have someone suggest I get it painted the winter before we got married. It really spiraled out of control at that point and now I have the type of car I’ve been dreaming about for the past 8 years. My dream was always to build an e30 equivalent of a 911 outlaw, and I’m happy where I’m at.

    I’ve always been inspired by the cars and people on R3V ( I’ve been hoping to have a car worth of car of the month since 2014). I’m glad to have taken this car to the next level and share it with this community. Thanks to everyone that’s helped along the way, this community made it possible.















































    and one final 'BEFORE' pic...



    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

    #2
    Congrats, love the story and love how well the car turned out after all the hard work.

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      #3
      Yup, I'm in love with this car.

      Instagram: Reichart12

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        #4
        i usually consider myself a "late model guy", but this is perfect... Beautiful car!

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          #5
          Beautiful. Hoping one day my car can be COTM
          Alex 88 m5 | 91 318is | 19 Subaru Ascent
          BMW Tool Rentals & Fender Roller

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            #6
            fantastic. glad you're doing right by the car. thanks for sharing.
            Autobahn Motorsport - Restoration and Service - Portland, Oregon
            503.967.3800
            '72 2002 pickup | '88 M5 | '89 330is | '89 M3 | '11 328xi-t

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              #7
              Congrats!

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                #8
                Originally posted by monty23psk View Post
                Beautiful. Hoping one day my car can be COTM
                Wheres the build thread?
                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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                  #9
                  Originally posted by 2mAn View Post

                  Wheres the build thread?
                  https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/for...ject-s-journal
                  Alex 88 m5 | 91 318is | 19 Subaru Ascent
                  BMW Tool Rentals & Fender Roller

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                    #10
                    Oh boy, I’ll be busy looking through that!
                    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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                      #11
                      Thanks for the feature and kind words! I wasn't great about documenting every little detail along the way, but here is what exists for the build thread:

                      https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/for...n-money-waster

                      Looking forward to enjoying the car and continuing to improve it, thanks R3V!
                      1988 325iX - sold but not forgotten
                      1984 MTech1 323i

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                        #12
                        Congrats! It looks super clean with the fresh paint job! I remember going up to E30Picnic and seeing this car there right after the motor was built.

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                          #13
                          Great looking car!

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                            #14
                            i LOVE IT ...CONGRATS!
                            FEEDBACK:
                            http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=316212

                            BMWCCA #398608
                            IG @yagayo38

                            "The Best E30's were built with two camshafts four cylinders and sixteen valves!".

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                              #15
                              What a great car and thanks for documenting it. Congrats on COTM!

                              I was up above it, Now I'm down in it ~ Entropy - A Build thread.

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