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    April 2019 Car of the Month: pipeuy

    ***Editors Note: I had already planned on featuring Felipes car, but after meeting him and having a wonderful bromance day and learning of the plans coming in the near future I had to kickstart the COTM feature. I think you'll agree with me that this is a well deserved feature with an even brighter future. Congrats pipeuy! - Simon ***

    Factory options:
    316I (EUR)
    Engine M40
    Transmission Manual
    Upholstery (0274) (Black cloth)
    S401A Lift up and slide back Sunroof Electric
    S410A Window Lifts Electric Front
    S682A Rear Bench Seat In Fabric
    S687A Radio Preparation
    S690A Cassette Holder
    S510A Headlight Aim Control
    S320A Deleted Model Lettering
    S350A Therm Insulat Glass Green
    L804A National Version Switzerland
    S958 Interne Kabelbaumauswertung

    Color:
    AlpineWeiss 2 (218)

    Interior color:
    Redone in black vinyl by previous owner.
    (Recaro LS-C upholstered in 0304 0379 (Plaid Anthrazit) going in soon with Massive adapters)

    Engine modifications:
    300K Km stock M40
    TRE 255 LPH fuel pump
    (Hopefully M54B30 swap coming sooner than later)

    Exhaust:
    Stock manifold with custom exhaust done by previous owner

    Transmission:
    Stock
    Motul Motyl Gear 75w80

    Differential:
    Stock

    Suspension:
    KW V1 coilovers (complete strut solution)
    New front wheel bearings
    New front and back top mounts
    (Complete suspension refresh coming soon)
    (Have rear brake discs trailing arm waiting to go in)

    Wheels:
    15x7 et 24 Euroweaves refinished in BMW 144 FelgenSilber
    Toyo TM1 205/55-R15 tires

    Exterior modifications:
    Front OEM IS lip painted in satin black
    OEM IS trunk spoiler
    Shadowline trim
    New front and rear bumper trim
    Restored side moldings
    New Hella headlights (driver side new high beam coming from Latvia)
    New OEM tail lights
    New glass on ZKW fog lights
    AMMO Reflex and Skin
    (Shadowline OEM manual antenna waiting to go in)

    Interior modifications:
    Italvolanti Indianapolis Formel in 350mm
    ZHP 5 speed gear knob
    Carpet was deep cleaned out of the car
    Black headliner
    Sunroof converted to manual

    Story behind the car:
    One summer night, six years ago, walking towards a dance club in Punta del Este a random “old” BMW was doing some donuts and pulls in a deserted car park. I was immediately struck by how that car looked and sounded, of course that car was a 325i E30. By that time I was only 16, we can’t drive until we are 18, but that didn’t stop me obsessing over E30s and of course by the time I was 18 I knew I wanted to own one. Luckily at that time we lived pretty far away from where I was going to class and public transport sucks over here, so thanks to my mom I was able to buy my first late model 2 door 316i E30. Of course it wasn’t 325i but at that time it was the coolest car I could have ever hoped for.
    Of course after a while I wanted more power so I managed to get a late model 2 door 325i (assembled in Uruguay, more on that on my build thread). It wasn’t in as good as shape as the first 316i but it was good enough, everything I needed was the M20 and of course a new exhaust. Daily driving an E30 in Uruguay is quite hard because they get stolen all the time since a lot of people tend to buy shady parts. Because of that and moving to a new apartment with parking space for one car, the 325i got sold and I thought I wasn’t going to have an E30 for a long time (oh boy was I wrong).
    Fast forward a year and while traveling Europe with a friend he told me was going to accept an offer, I was willing to match, for his late model 2 door 325i. Once again I ended up with another E30.. About a year later another friend asks me if I’m willing to sell him my car and after a couple months of insistence I ended selling him that car. At the time I thought it was the last E30 I was going to own in a very long time but of course once again I was wrong, guess the E30 bug is real.
    Like many enthusiasts I tend to search for E30s daily on MercadoLibre (our eBay or craigslist) and one afternoon I saw a post that caught my eye. E30s assembled in Germany are quite rare over here and they’re generally in better shape (less rust) and the car listed was a 316i so I knew it wasn’t assembled over here. That same afternoon I met up with the seller and we agreed upon a price and the rest is history.
    My friends and I call him Walter, because of Walter White. It’s a car that came from Switzerland imported by a diplomatic and being a 316i even if you get on it all the time you won’t hurt the car so it was in very good shape. Not even after a month I got I took it apart so the body shop could respray it and fix every last bit of rust. I recently finished assembling it using as many new parts as my wallet could afford and I think it turned out better than expected. I’ve been working on cars only for a couple of years and everything I know was self taught or following a DIY guide, so it was quite an achievement to do this kind of work.
    Plans for the future are swapping a M54B30 with ideally a 6 speed gearbox, LSD, power steering and possibly A/C. I want to keep it looking clean and stock but with a lot more go than the mighty M40.

    Build thread is
    here


















    Simon
    Current Car:
    -2000 330i Estate, the dad-mobile
    -1975 Alfa Romeo Giulia Nuova Super 1300, the never-ending name & project



    Make R3V Great Again -2020

    #2
    This would’ve been the perfect time to do an April fools joke. Super clean car, deserves the spot.

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      #3
      Originally posted by Jokester View Post
      This would’ve been the perfect time to do an April fools joke. Super clean car, deserves the spot.
      This isnt a joke. This is the real deal...
      Simon
      Current Car:
      -2000 330i Estate, the dad-mobile
      -1975 Alfa Romeo Giulia Nuova Super 1300, the never-ending name & project



      Make R3V Great Again -2020

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        #4
        Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
        This isnt a joke. This is the real deal...
        He is,

        The jokester



        This one sure is really nice! I'm sure it's amazing driving around in the BMW in beautiful Uruguay !
        Last edited by Sonny; 04-01-2019, 07:12 PM.

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          #5
          Thanks Simon! It's a huge honor to be featured in a forum I've been reading for so long.
          1990 Bmw 316i 2 door Alpine Weiß 2
          1990 Bmw 535iA Alpine Weiß 2 (soon to be manual)

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            #6
            Congrats! I've really enjoyed tracking your build thread and seeing the outcome of the restoration. :)

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              #7
              Saw this car in person, it's super clean!
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                #8
                Beautiful car you have there, and I liked your story with it!

                Sent from my Moto Z3 Play using Tapatalk

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                  #9
                  Very Classy [emoji1476][emoji1490][emoji1490]


                  Drive Tastefully!
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                  BMWCCA #398608
                  IG @yagayo38

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

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                    #10
                    Super clean congrats!

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                      #11
                      Stunning! Seriously 2mAn answer Jokesters question.

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                        #12
                        He asked if this was an April Fools joke. Its not. Its the first of the month and thats when I feature the Car of the Month.

                        This thread is about the featured car and its owner.
                        Simon
                        Current Car:
                        -2000 330i Estate, the dad-mobile
                        -1975 Alfa Romeo Giulia Nuova Super 1300, the never-ending name & project



                        Make R3V Great Again -2020

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                          #13
                          It wasn’t a question lol. I was saying he should’ve done a car that clearly didn’t deserve the spot, this car is legit

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                            #14
                            I wanted to waste no time in featuring the car... its hard to sit on the work that others do.

                            I have a vert thats done already and Im itching to feature it but its at least a month away. I dont anticipate another car leapfrogging the vert, but there are one or two possibilities if they finish up.

                            This car is about as mint as it gets. and awesome pictures of Uruguay to go with it
                            Simon
                            Current Car:
                            -2000 330i Estate, the dad-mobile
                            -1975 Alfa Romeo Giulia Nuova Super 1300, the never-ending name & project



                            Make R3V Great Again -2020

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                              #15
                              No How many e30's have you owned! Even I got that your choice was rock solid. I was suffering serious envy.

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