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    November 2020 Car of the Month: Link

    ***This car has a wonderful story where we had someone build their car, sell it and reacquire it after a search. Luckily it didnt seem to get too far from what was originally built and where he had to travel to get it back. And its a lovely S52 swapped sedan. Congrats to Link, you're the November 2020 Car of the Month! ***

    Build thread is here:
    https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/for...e-silberbullet



    Factory options: Power windows, fog lights

    Color: Silbermetallic

    Interior color: Black Leather

    Engine modifications: s52 swap

    Exhaust: 3in hack job done in my garage.

    Transmission: 1998 m3 5 speed manual transmission

    Differential: 3.25 LSD

    Suspension: H&R Sport Springs and Bilstein Shocks, e90 lowering hats

    Wheels: Euroweaves 15x7 et24 European Factory Wheels

    Exterior modifications: Truck Lip, Eurosmilies, Euro License plate cover, Euro Grills

    Interior modifications: M-Tech 1 Wheel, Cup holders, Houndstooth Door Panels, Pieced together black sport interior, premium rear speakers, analogue clock

    Story behind the car: In 2014 I drove a 325i Coupe. I had it on Craigslist. A man offered to trade me a 318i sedan with a blown-up motor and a totaled (running) M3 for my car. I took the trade. I spend two months swapping the car during summer break between sophomore and junior year of college. Once complete I drove the car as a daily driver for one year. Then I sold the car. For four years it lived with one man and his family. He did not modify the car in any way. In 2018 I began searching for the car. I found the owner who I had sold the car to a few years prior. I negotiated with him for a few months before he agreed to part with the car. In June 2019 I bought the car back. I did quite a bit of maintenance and suspension/steering upgrades and added a few European OEM upgrades. After the car became ready to drive I sprung a water leak. The car sat parked for the past winter. Now the car is on the road and running great. It is not my daily driver, though at this point it could be. I am happy to have the car and appreciate the OEM+ style of the car.



























    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
    Congrats - looking good. Really cool you were able to buy her back and finish up the details.



    MJ

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      #3
      Congratulations! Great car ...... greater story!
      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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        #4
        “If you love something set it free. If it comes back it’s yours. If not, it was never meant to be.” Congrats on COTM and re-acquiring your old ride!

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          #5
          That's a lovely machine!

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            #6
            Thank you for the kind words and Car of the Month selection. Very happy to have the car. Lots of changes coming in my life (first child due in April and possibly purchasing a home late next year) so this car may be heading for a new home eventually.
            View my build thread. http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=287724

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              #7
              Originally posted by Link View Post
              Thank you for the kind words and Car of the Month selection. Very happy to have the car. Lots of changes coming in my life (first child due in April and possibly purchasing a home late next year) so this car may be heading for a new home eventually.
              Car seats fit well in the back of an E30. :-)

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                #8
                Great looking car Link, and loved the backstory. Good luck with the new addition to the family & I concur with mike - child seats fit well in the back of the 4-door e30s. I daily'd mine for 9 years with the kids in the back right from birth.
                My e30: OEM+ with M30B35

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                  #9
                  Lots of thinking about how the next few years are going to look for my family has led to the decision to once again let the car go... this time I know it will be forever. For sale thread here: https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/for...318i-sedan-s52
                  View my build thread. http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=287724

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