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Saw an E30 M3

Posted by John Yust 
June 25, 2010 09:54PM
I'm in Atlanta for the weekend. I saw a dark grey M3 as I drove through a nice urban neighborhood. I just had to tell some people who might care. It sure was pretty.

John
June 25, 2010 10:18PM
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John Yust
I'm in Atlanta for the weekend. I saw a dark grey M3 as I drove through a nice urban neighborhood. I just had to tell some people who might care. It sure was pretty.

John
I'm just happy someone is still noticing these classics.
Thanks for sharing; our enthusiast group is shrinking as our E30s drive off into the sunset sad smiley

I've just had a complete service on the iX and it needs some new boots on the front drive axles. Even though I can't afford such simple maintenance, I'm having it done since this car may have to last me forever. Fortunately, my new mechanic is almost a dream come true; he knows the model and doesn't charge dealership rates. Since I'm not 'encouraged' to do my own repairs at home any more; this guy is a godsend!

If I can rationalize things a little further, I may investigate a little body work(parking lot dings) and a paint job...I work in the midst of three very good body shops. These places do everything from ground up restorations of vintage muscle cars to perfect repairs on collision damage. I might even be able to get a good rate since I can leave the car with them all day, every day winking smiley

Of course money will be the big factor and no matter how good it looks; the iX will never be an M3 :crying:
June 29, 2010 04:23PM
But an M3 won't pull SUV's out of snowy driveways!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/29/2010 04:24PM by Michiel 318iS.
July 01, 2010 06:35PM
The ix, the es, the is, the Touring, all e30 version has it's own appeal.
I often see a white baur convertible, 316 engine, bare simple yet in good condition an still a very elegant car.
While we write, e30 are becoming more and more rare and appreciated.
rkj
July 01, 2010 11:20PM
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John Yust
I'm in Atlanta for the weekend. I saw a dark grey M3 as I drove through a nice urban neighborhood. I just had to tell some people who might care. It sure was pretty.

John

Hey John, I've got a few here in the Hamptons, one red one looks/sounds so tight.



Cheers, Rick



perseverance furthers
July 02, 2010 10:58AM
This seems like a good time to link to the E30 picnic picture thread at R3V.
Go ahead and oogle at every make and model under the US spec sun...even a few that aren't. The E30 touring is easy to spot, but can you find the 323i?
The total number of E30's this year was 202.
[www.r3vlimited.com]

Cheers!

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1989 - E30 - M20 - Manual. Approximately 270,000 miles
2000 - E46 - M52TUB28 - Manual. Approximately 110,000 miles

rkj
July 03, 2010 06:59PM
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Earendil
This seems like a good time to link to the E30 picnic picture thread at R3V.
Go ahead and oogle at every make and model under the US spec sun...even a few that aren't. The E30 touring is easy to spot, but can you find the 323i?
The total number of E30's this year was 202.
[www.r3vlimited.com]

Cheers!

Gets better every year, thanks Tyler. Sorry to hear about your fenderbender sad smiley
July 25, 2010 07:37AM
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Jose Pinto
While we write, e30 are becoming more and more rare and appreciated.

Yeah, even in here on the other side of the world, I've noticed a much greater demand for E30s. To the point now that an E30 gets a higher price than an equivalent E36.

Ok, so the remaining E30s are in better condition (cos most of the ratty ones are now dead whereas the ratty E36s are still limping around on their last legs), but still it seems that the E30 image is starting to change from "strange boxy German 80s thing" to having some sort of collectible status.
August 09, 2010 05:40AM
spotted these beauties in Austria a few days ago



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/09/2010 05:41AM by jaffar.
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