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    January Car of the month!

    Sorry for the delay, but here you guys go. This months is JamesE30. Hope you enjoy, i love seeing how this car has came to be over the years.



    Factory options:
    -5speed
    -Pop out rear windows
    -Locking gas cap an glove box
    -Front and rear fogs
    -Aircon
    -Bilstiens
    -Cassette stacker

    Color:
    BMW achatgrun metallic

    Interior color:
    Originally green cloth comfort interior

    Engine modifications:
    A BMC carbon dynamic airbox, basically a fancy cone filter... Oh an an m3 wiring harness cover.

    Exhaust:
    BTB replica long tube headers. Dual 2.25" into an unknown mid section and a gene turbo muffler.

    Transmission:
    Stock 5speed

    Differential:
    Open 3.73

    Suspension:
    -Bilstien sports
    -Lowtec 60/50 drop springs
    -New Control arms and ball joints
    -Polyurethane bushings
    -Reinforced JT Design RSM's

    Wheels:
    Original NOS Simmons V4 3 piece.
    15x7 front with refinished 2" outers
    15x8 rear with new 3" outers.
    Toyo Proxes T1R's:
    205-55-15 front and 225-50-15 rear.
    New Simmons center caps, chrome lugs and valve stems to finish off.

    Exterior modifications:
    -Original '86 generation M-tech 1 kit with front splitter and new OE mounting hardware and stickers (one skirt is a fiberglass replacement of one destroyed..)
    -e28 'M-tech 1spoiler
    -New roundels and shaved boot emblem
    -Euro smilies and smoked front and side blinkers
    -Rear euro plate filler, euro plates and M-technic plate frames
    -Rolled fenders and pinstripe!

    Interior modifications:
    -360mm M-tech 2 wheel
    -OE grey recaros and carpet pulled from an original John player special 323i
    -Matching grey cloth rear seat
    -Black vinyl door cards f&r
    -Heineken beer tap shifter and black leather shift/e-brake boots
    -Analog clock and German check panel
    -Sony headunit and JL 6"front and 6x9"rear speakers with new wiring
    -Tailored black floor mats with embroidered roundels.

    Story behind the car:

    Had this car almost 4 years now, it was my first car and I love it now even more than I did when I bought it.
    It belonged to a family friend and I remember spreading the word I was looking for a Datsun 1600 or an e30.. I'm glad I got the e30!! Haha
    Anyway after looking at many lemons, I test drove this car and bought it later that day! I didn't love the colour at 1st but it grew on me very quickly :grin: (btw I almost bought a bronzit instead the week before!)

    I bought a few things for the car later that day and in my haste and my youth I went off on a bit if a tangent; depo tail lights, racing seats, wheels before suspension etc..
    I like to think r3v has helped steer me into the right direction. Period correct, tasteful and original.. I love the look of the car today, I stop in the street and stare at it as I walk past :grin: I really am proud of the car, I try and keep it clean as much as I can and take care of it mechanically. It's truly a pleasure to drive and I enjoy every moment in it, despite the b23 powers haha.
    It draws attention and praise from all sorts, young and old, enthusiasts and regular folk.
    Of course the car will continue to evolve, and im sure it will never be 'finished'. I like to think an engine swap is in the not to distant future amongst other things...


    The day I bought the car:






    Interior evolution:










    Phase 1


    Phase 2


    Phase 3













    1992 BMW 325iC
    1978 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
    1965 Chevrolet Corvair Monza 140hp

    #2
    most good.

    love the graphics.
    Late model granitesilber 325i convertible FS:
    http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=293701

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      #3
      Wow. Love the color. Much respect.
      1993 Laguna M50 "Helen"
      1987 M20 325i "Ron Burgundy"
      1987 M20 325e "Billy"

      "He who shall be last shall be sideways and smiling." - Clarkson

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        #4
        Beautiful car, Congrats! I can't believe you didn't love the color right off the bat.

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          #5
          Awesome! This is my favorite car on R3V!

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            #6
            I love this car, I want this, I want to copy this car, I want to marry this car.

            Thats all. Congrats.

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            1998 E36 m3/4/5 1988 325i 1989 325iT

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              #7
              keep Levent away from your car

              www.instagram.com/dsloanphoto

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                #8
                Good work Aussie, the car looks great.

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                  #9
                  This car is in the top three of best E30s imho. I always come back to this one for inspiration. A true gem of R3V. I love the color, wheels, eruo bumpers/MT1, but most of all, I love the pinstripe.



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                    #10
                    Soo clean! congrats on first cotm of 2011!

                    1987 PRO-3 car /1990 325is (2.7i Concours)

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                      #11
                      One of my favorite transformations! Love this car!

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                        #12
                        Beautiful car, but the steering wheel is on the wrong side!! haha. Great choice for COTM
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                          #13
                          Beautiful car! Mtech1 FTW

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                            #14
                            How have I missed this one!? Stunning. Sweet wheels
                            Originally posted by Gruelius
                            and i do not know what bugg brakes are.

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                              #15
                              Very NICE!!! Wish i could have mine like that. Euro bumpers are soooo sexy!!
                              One day........one day!!

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