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Old 02-14-2008, 12:08 AM
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Actually, I haven't gotten to drive any of them. Basically the only people that are allowed to drive them are the 3 owners and my aunt and uncle who are more than just experience BMW drivers! I think they'd all agree that the E30 definitely has "something special" that the others don't/can't have and they ALL enjoy driving it. They can really appreciate how much of a pioneer the E30 was. Both of the E30's have been in the family for a long time (my grandfather owned the red one before my brother) so they tend to get the most love. Kind of like oldest children!

Having said that, they love every minute behind the wheel of all 3 of them! I'd be surprised if any of them leave the family any time soon, even if an E90 is added.
I thought you would say that about the e30. The M3 has been my favorite car for years. It would be great to have just about every version of it in the family. Now you got to get your hands on a set of those keys.
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Old 02-14-2008, 12:09 AM
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When I saw it after they cut and polished all the paint, I almost blew a load. Showroom condition. After a few days of having her at home in the garage, I said F*** it, forgot about the great paint and drove the snot out her !!!
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Old 02-14-2008, 04:12 AM
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Looking good. Are you going to do an Evo treatment? Go for a stock look or more of a show car look? I see the smoked rears and the M Parallel wheels so I'd guess you're going modern. Some Group A mirrors too?

I had an '88 E30 M3 and thoroughly enjoyed it. I had my one and only personalized plate on it: "ORIG M3". Still have the plates in my garage. I hated when people asked me about the body kit on my 325.
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Good restoration job. Keep us posted. Here's a M3 generations thread I posted a while back with pics of E30 M3.
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Old 02-14-2008, 10:29 AM
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If I had the time, money, resources, I would have to go for a E30 Warsteiner DTM replica....





Definitely keep us updated on your project. I'd still like to have an e30... or even a 2002.
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There's a ways to go on my car. A lot of things have been done and lots more to come. It's not all original as all the suspension has been changed............ OEM 740i M-parallels, etc, etc. It's to be an E30 M3 to my tastes without ruining the original intent of the car (I hope). I have the *BIG* flapped rear wing and the front splitter at home being prepped, as well as the airbox and a a host of other things. It's not a trailer queen but it's not a track rat. Eventually I want to be able to prep it to become a track rat........... but I'll enjoy it as a street cruiser first.

Oddly, I'm not happy about the smoked rears (which are the real deal and not painted). A bit off for my tastes and I'm going to go bad to the original tail lights. I also have a set of smoked euro smilies sitting on the shelf to still go in......... and a spare motor on an engine stand I'm using as a reference....... as I try to learn more about this car............and becoming more and more of a DIY-er mechanic.

Anyways, it's been an awesome project so far. I just wish I had more time to invest in tinkering around with it.............. oh, and more money.
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Old 07-19-2008, 09:17 PM
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There's a ways to go on my car. A lot of things have been done and lots more to come. It's not all original as all the suspension has been changed............ OEM 740i M-parallels, etc, etc. It's to be an E30 M3 to my tastes without ruining the original intent of the car (I hope). I have the *BIG* flapped rear wing and the front splitter at home being prepped, as well as the airbox and a a host of other things. It's not a trailer queen but it's not a track rat. Eventually I want to be able to prep it to become a track rat........... but I'll enjoy it as a street cruiser first.

Oddly, I'm not happy about the smoked rears (which are the real deal and not painted). A bit off for my tastes and I'm going to go bad to the original tail lights. I also have a set of smoked euro smilies sitting on the shelf to still go in......... and a spare motor on an engine stand I'm using as a reference....... as I try to learn more about this car............and becoming more and more of a DIY-er mechanic.

Anyways, it's been an awesome project so far. I just wish I had more time to invest in tinkering around with it.............. oh, and more money.
Any new pics or updates?
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Man everytime I see a post like this I miss my '89 E30 M3...I was the second owner of a Euro delivery...maybe it'll cross my past again one day.
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first of all great project...keep us posted...the E30 was a great dream car when I was younger...it was rare where I live but I always loved it!

and nice 3 Gen M3 you have there maybe u will add the E90 soon
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