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Ian Sheppard
03-11-2010, 10:25 PM
Picked this up in California a couple of weeks ago. New springs and shocks on the way to get it a bit lower. Its an 02, 58K, sport pacakge, premium pacakge, and cold weather package, and most importantly a manual.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/1/2185/2321/5461160146_large.jpg

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/1/2185/2321/5461160136_large.jpg

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/1/2185/2321/5461160138_large.jpg

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/1/2185/2321/5461160145_large.jpg

franco_330i
03-12-2010, 04:31 PM
WOW nice car...congrats

boerboel
03-12-2010, 04:36 PM
Are you sure its got the sport pack? should have shadowline window trim, not chrome. post up a pic of your seats and steering wheel

spoony_prelude
03-12-2010, 04:45 PM
cold weather package from cali? lol

Sweet looking car! I'd dying to get into either an e36 or e39 touring!

Jay

Mystikal
03-12-2010, 08:00 PM
Love it, Ian. Your entire garage is envious, loved watching you add each car over the years.

1bmw1
03-12-2010, 10:51 PM
Was debating on a touring before going with the E90. Now looking at how nice yours is, i'm starting to have regrets!*mw* Congratulations!

Ian Sheppard
03-13-2010, 01:45 AM
Are you sure its got the sport pack? should have shadowline window trim, not chrome. post up a pic of your seats and steering wheel

The 01-03 6 cylinder cars didn't get the shadowline. kinda weird really. Its on the list of things to add. I'm also contemplating adding black rub stips. The body color ones just seem like too much silver. The later E39s came with style 81 17" rims instead of the style 5s, and more importantly, came with the later M wheel.

Here's the interior. Also getting rid of the wod trim in favor of aluminum.

Cheers,

Ian

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/1/2185/2321/5461160147_large.jpg

Ian Sheppard
03-13-2010, 02:05 AM
Love it, Ian. Your entire garage is envious, loved watching you add each car over the years.

Thanks man. I'm starting to feel old, when I look back at how long Ive been posting on here! There have been some great cars over the last while. Heres a sample of some of my favorites:

92 325is

http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/6/web/546000-546999/546116_44_full.jpg

88 M3

http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/6/web/546000-546999/546116_77_full.jpg

99 M Roadster

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/1/2185/2321/5461160148_large.jpg


S52 E30 (Still my favorite after having it over 8 years)

http://memimage.cardomain.com/ride_images/1/2185/2321/5461160132_large.jpg

92 M5

http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/6/web/546000-546999/546116_52_full.jpg

95 M3 (also a california car)

http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/6/web/546000-546999/546116_98_full.jpg

Robb
03-13-2010, 02:11 AM
Jeez.. you sure do make your way all over North America ! :D

Ian Sheppard
03-13-2010, 03:13 AM
Jeez.. you sure do make your way all over North America ! :D


Sure do! I've been all over Canada and the US in them. I've even driven my Tacoma to Mexico!

Here's some not so flattering pics of the cars in action at various locations. Some of the pics are shameful, but oh well...I buy them to drive!

In the cold (Icefield Parkway, Alberta):

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/1/2185/2321/5461160163_large.jpg

In the hot (vegas):

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/1/2185/2321/5461160154_large.jpg

Figgin Steep hills in San Fran:

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/1/2185/2321/5461160162_large.jpg

Death Valley, California:

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/1/2185/2321/5461160161_large.jpg

Okanagan, BC (Wine country):

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/1/2185/2321/5461160160_large.jpg

SilverStar BC (Yes, roadtrippin in the E30 M3 WITH R compound tires!!):

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/1/2185/2321/5461160159_large.jpg

Highway 99, BC

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/1/2185/2321/5461160152_large.jpg

In the twisties in Colorado:

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/1/2185/2321/5461160158_large.jpg

Don't even ask........

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/1/2185/2321/5461160153_large.jpg

Ian Sheppard
03-13-2010, 03:13 AM
The Rock, and then drove the Calgary....

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/1/2185/2321/5461160150_large.jpg

The winter beater in Fernie, BC:

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/1/2185/2321/5461160149_large.jpg

And, my favorite destination - Moab, Utah:

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/1/2185/2321/5461160157_large.jpg

Robb
03-13-2010, 03:16 AM
wow !

Mystikal
03-13-2010, 11:14 AM
Beautiful. I actually didn't even know about the E36/7, nice.

Daonhathai
03-13-2010, 06:02 PM
Wow, that white E36 M3 is gorgeous! Never really liked white BMWs pre-E46 era but that one looks mint.

jmack
03-13-2010, 10:41 PM
Very jealous of the Touring.

Nice!

craigIS
03-13-2010, 11:08 PM
All I can say is.....*mw*

propr'one
03-14-2010, 12:02 AM
this thread proves this forum needs rep points.

craz azn
03-14-2010, 12:34 AM
Roadtrippin' on R Comps. You sir, are the man!

Ian Sheppard
03-14-2010, 01:19 AM
Roadtrippin' on R Comps. You sir, are the man!

If your going to do something stupid like a road trip in an E30 M3, theres no point in half assing it! Even with the 3500k road trip, I've only racked up about 25k on that car in the last 7 years. I guess the Touring will be better for roadtrips, but everyone should do atleast one roadtrip on R compounds!

http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/6/web/546000-546999/546116_68_full.jpg

craz azn
03-14-2010, 01:48 AM
haha, A032s! Awesome. And everyone looks at me weird for running my Toyos and Nitto R comps for DD use... :P

Axxe
03-14-2010, 05:21 PM
My drive up to the cottage a few years back on R-comps was my most memorable ever. I bet they still have a wanted poster up there.

Sweet collection.

boerboel
03-14-2010, 10:19 PM
The 01-03 6 cylinder cars didn't get the shadowline. kinda weird really. Its on the list of things to add. I'm also contemplating adding black rub stips. The body color ones just seem like too much silver. The later E39s came with style 81 17" rims instead of the style 5s, and more importantly, came with the later M wheel.

Here's the interior. Also getting rid of the wod trim in favor of aluminum.

Cheers,

Ian

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/1/2185/2321/5461160147_large.jpg

Oh Yes I knew there was a loop hole in there somewhere. Interior looks familar, love the seats!*th-up*
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