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Old 11-01-2018, 12:57 PM   #1
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November 2018 Car of the Month: D.Martijn

***Editors Note: Who doesnt like a SUPER clean Touring? I think everyone here does, and this one is a strong candidate of how to do it and make it look factory brand new. I figured this would be a nice transition into Winter, especially since my original choIXes werent able to come through, but maybe for December. Congrats Martijn, and thanks for keeping the Touring looking great!***

Factory options:
L801A National version Germany/Austria
S240A Leather steering wheel
S288A BMW light alloy wheel, cross spoke 29
S314A Door mirror / driver's lock, heated
S320A Deleted, model lettering
S354A Green windscreen, green shade band
S400A Slide/tilt sunroof, manual
S428A Warning triangle and first aid kit
S494A Seat heating driver/passenger
S498A Headrests, rear, mechanically adjustable
S510A Headlight aim control
S530A Air conditioning
S556A Outdoor temperature indicator
S570A Reinforced power supply
S655A Radio Bavaria C Business
S681A Roof antenna
S690A Cassette holder
S940A special equipment BMW Individual

Color:
Lazurblau metallic (294)

Interior color:
Anthrazit cloth (0269)

Engine:
Recent swap/refresh to/of 885 cylinder head
Kolbenschmidt camshaft
IE HD rockers
Cooling system refresh
Ignition system refresh
Fuel lines/hoses & fuel tank replaced

Exhaust:
Stock

Transmission:
Stock
Fluid refresh

Brakes:
Stock
Fluid refresh

Differential:
Stock (Rear Viscous LSD 3.91, front open 3.91)
Fluid refresh

Transfer case:
Fluid refresh
Thicker guibo mod

Suspension:
Stock springs
Sachs shocks

Wheels:
BMW Style 5 7JX15 ET:20 (Summer wheels)
Hankook Ventus Prime 2 205/155/R15
BMW Style 5 7JX15 ET:41 (Winter wheels)

Exterior modifications:
New OEM front iS lip

Interior modifications:
Carpet & seats deep cleaning
Map light rear view mirror
M-Tech II steering wheel
Illuminated leather shift knob

Story behind the car:
It all started when a friend of me came to visit with his E30 320i Touring. We made a short spirited drive and I knew I also had to have one after hearing that screaming straight six. At that time I was looking to get a daily driver anyway so why not an E30?

After a few weeks worth of searching on the Belgian second hand websites, I had a look at the E30 motherland, Germany. I quickly fell in love with this iX Touring because of it’s fender flares and color. After contacting the seller and reviewing some more pictures. My brother, uncle and I set off to Horn-Bad Meinberg, Germany (470km drive) to get this thing. Since then my uncle also bought an iX Touring himself.

The previous owner had swapped the original cracked 885 head with an AMC head, fitted the map light rear view mirror, refitted the original Bavaria C Business radio and overhauled the entire A/C system and converted it to R134a and some other small maintenance.

Since getting the car home 2 years ago and this day, I’ve been quite busy replacing parts, repairing and also derusting it. My goals for the car have been quite simple, keeping it clean and original. (I’m a sucker for original cars). I do plan on refreshing the entire rear suspension & rear differential as well as replacing the clutch and rebuilding the transfer case some time.

This whole journey with my E30 has been great over the last 2 years of owning it. I’ve met a lot of great E30 minded people and it’s always great to wrench on the car or going to a local event with it.

Again, thanks for selecting my car for COTM!

Cheers,
Martijn


A couple of pictures of the iX Touring:

























Thanks again for selecting my car!
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Old 11-01-2018, 01:09 PM   #2
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Old 11-01-2018, 03:10 PM   #3
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Wow that car is CLEAN!
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Old 11-01-2018, 03:25 PM   #4
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Great wagon in a great color. I actually like it at stock height. Looks good.
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Old 11-01-2018, 06:21 PM   #5
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YES! YES! YES! Well deserved. Congrats!
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Old 11-02-2018, 03:44 AM   #6
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I think I need a touring now...

Congrats! Very well done!
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Old 11-02-2018, 06:34 PM   #7
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Makes me regret missing out on a clean touring earlier this year. Amazing car and well deserved COTM!
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Old 11-03-2018, 01:52 AM   #8
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Thanks for the nice comments, everyone!

Thank you again for selecting my car for this month, Simon!
I was genuinely surprised & honored when your message showed up in my message list.
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Old 11-04-2018, 07:55 PM   #9
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Stunning example of a really uncommon E30 variant. I love the clean aluminum and lack of discoloration on the engine bay parts like the wire loom. I'd almost be afraid to drive it...
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Old 11-06-2018, 07:50 AM   #10
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I'm a huge fan of Martijn's touring.

Congrats belgian friend!
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Old 11-07-2018, 05:24 PM   #11
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Hard to beat this one. Beautiful color and that engine bay is minty
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:44 AM   #12
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Hard to beat this one. Beautiful color and that engine bay is minty
ugh tell me about it!... Im always looking for cars to feature and its been getting harder lately
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Old 11-08-2018, 02:51 PM   #13
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i would be so proud...
nice rig...

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Old 11-12-2018, 05:36 AM   #14
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Wow, what a beauty! Well deserved.

Now i'm missing my touring.
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Old 11-12-2018, 08:51 AM   #15
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Thanks again for all the great comments! Really appreciate them.
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