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    My 91 318IS Journey

    So it all started after seeing an article calling this vehicle the "Poor Mans M3" in 2015. So I pitched to my other half that it would be a great little investment, and she agreed (thankfully). So I started my search and found one that seemed perfect in Tampa FL at the end of Feb 2016. So after several weeks of back and forth emails and phone conversations with the owner I decided to buy it. But found odometer hadn't been operational since 2002. But from all the photos it still seemed like a good buy. So finally after all the bs of trying to lock down a shipping company the IS was picked up on April 02, 2016 by a shipping company. It arrived to me on April 05, 2016 at 5am covered in mud, ice, and snow.

    I got it home and me and my little lady washed her down and felt such joy that we had our very own 91 Brilliantrot 318is. I currently own a 90 M3 but this little red Bimmer really makes feel like a kid. But once all cleaned up I see I'll be having a long list of to dos. So list begins: bodywork under passenger rear tail light, and front valance. Needs would be a front spoiler, sportier suspension/stance, Mark D chip, wheel/tire upgrade, new defrost switch, and that's about it for now. Some paintwork on the hood, trunk lid, and some paint near quarter windows, I'll most likely do a full respray. Interior is mint just the headliner is brittle so I'll replace that as well. Here's a few photos starting before the purchase/advertised photos, then shipping photos, and the first photos once cleaned up after delivery.
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    Last edited by tmacbmw74; 05-04-2016, 01:44 PM.
    2 x 88 IXs, 91 318IS, 90, 97, 98, 01 M3s, 95 540I 6spd,

    Current project 91 318is build thread
    http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=385094

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    #2
    enjoy the ride

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      #3
      full photo
      Attached Files
      2 x 88 IXs, 91 318IS, 90, 97, 98, 01 M3s, 95 540I 6spd,

      Current project 91 318is build thread
      http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=385094

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        #4
        I love these cars in Brilliantrot, yours looks excellent! Good luck on your journey :up:

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          #5
          Engine bay
          Attached Files
          2 x 88 IXs, 91 318IS, 90, 97, 98, 01 M3s, 95 540I 6spd,

          Current project 91 318is build thread
          http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=385094

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            #6
            Interior Passenger
            Attached Files
            2 x 88 IXs, 91 318IS, 90, 97, 98, 01 M3s, 95 540I 6spd,

            Current project 91 318is build thread
            http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=385094

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              #7
              Interior Driver
              Attached Files
              2 x 88 IXs, 91 318IS, 90, 97, 98, 01 M3s, 95 540I 6spd,

              Current project 91 318is build thread
              http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=385094

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                #8
                Interior Rear
                Attached Files
                Last edited by tmacbmw74; 05-04-2016, 10:17 AM.
                2 x 88 IXs, 91 318IS, 90, 97, 98, 01 M3s, 95 540I 6spd,

                Current project 91 318is build thread
                http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=385094

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                  #9
                  Dash
                  Attached Files
                  2 x 88 IXs, 91 318IS, 90, 97, 98, 01 M3s, 95 540I 6spd,

                  Current project 91 318is build thread
                  http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=385094

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                    #10
                    Loading up to be shipped
                    Attached Files
                    2 x 88 IXs, 91 318IS, 90, 97, 98, 01 M3s, 95 540I 6spd,

                    Current project 91 318is build thread
                    http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=385094

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                      #11
                      Delivered
                      Attached Files
                      2 x 88 IXs, 91 318IS, 90, 97, 98, 01 M3s, 95 540I 6spd,

                      Current project 91 318is build thread
                      http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=385094

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                        #12
                        Cleaned up 1
                        Attached Files
                        2 x 88 IXs, 91 318IS, 90, 97, 98, 01 M3s, 95 540I 6spd,

                        Current project 91 318is build thread
                        http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=385094

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                          #13
                          Cleaned up 2
                          Attached Files
                          2 x 88 IXs, 91 318IS, 90, 97, 98, 01 M3s, 95 540I 6spd,

                          Current project 91 318is build thread
                          http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=385094

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                            #14
                            Wow - looks extremely clean! You sure you need a respray? Maybe just colorsanding, if anything. Beautiful car!
                            diamantschwarz 1991 318is

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                              #15
                              It's got a big chip out of the hood and under the tail light its pushed in and paint is cracked in that area and around trunk spoiler cracked paint. If it could be sprayed and blended in those areas it would ideal but doubt it
                              2 x 88 IXs, 91 318IS, 90, 97, 98, 01 M3s, 95 540I 6spd,

                              Current project 91 318is build thread
                              http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=385094

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