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Old 08-12-2010, 12:16 PM   #16
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BMW could be the first automaker going after this part of the market, I can't think of any other car maker who is trying to set up a global restoration system, which will have them selling more parts, and continuing to service vehicles from decades ago, I want the Canadian or Ontario franchise!!
While on a completely different level than BMW, Ferrari has had this for a few years now in Italy and has been looking to expand to the US.
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Old 12-10-2010, 07:14 AM   #17
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Don't hold your breath. The demand for this kind of thing probably won't be large enough for them to even have to expand outside of their current operations in Germany. The people that send their cars there send them with a wish list and a blank cheque. Not many people are interested in buying an E30 for a few thousand dollars and then spending $20k restoring the car to factory condition.
An e30 will cost you 20g I'm repairs over 5 years might as well do it all at once!
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Old 01-06-2011, 12:28 AM   #18
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Let's be honest.......... there isn't an E30 owner here on this forum that's going to use this type of service. No E30 owners go to a stealership for service because of the costs.......... and you think they would actually spend money to go back to BMW for a restoration !??!?!? E30 owners are the cheapest bastards of the BMW world (I don't mean that in a bad way, just relatively speaking as it doesn't get any cheaper then an E30). Recent E30 owner quote......."Why do body work when duct tape does the same thing........." WTF??!?!??! The only E30 that I can see going back for a factory over-haul, which would be not only worthy but totally awesome, would be the M3. But I'd hazzard the ticket would be sky high.
And for two of those types there's an S50/M/S54 swapped, fully reconditioned & modified car. E36 and E46 owners really tend to get off on saying that E30's are cheap ass cars, owners are cheap to the point of being neglectful, their cars are more expensive and therefore better, etc.

Yes, E30s are cheaper to buy, but when E36's are going for the same prices, there's a reason that people still want E30s. Look up the price on an e36 M3, then check an E30 M3 in similar condition. There's a reason people will pay more for an older, less powerful car.
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And for two of those types there's an S50/M/S54 swapped, fully reconditioned & modified car. E36 and E46 owners really tend to get off on saying that E30's are cheap ass cars, owners are cheap to the point of being neglectful, their cars are more expensive and therefore better, etc.

Yes, E30s are cheaper to buy, but when E36's are going for the same prices, there's a reason that people still want E30s. Look up the price on an e36 M3, then check an E30 M3 in similar condition. There's a reason people will pay more for an older, less powerful car.
You are a newb so I am going to be nice. Please don't ever mention e30 M3 and e36 M3 in the same sentence or compare them in anyway, shape or form, ever again. kthxbye
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You are a newb so I am going to be nice. Please don't ever mention e30 M3 and e36 M3 in the same sentence or compare them in anyway, shape or form, ever again. kthxbye
wow wtf? Relax dude.
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You are a newb so I am going to be nice. Please don't ever mention e30 M3 and e36 M3 in the same sentence or compare them in anyway, shape or form, ever again. kthxbye
Wow, thanks for the well thought out, insightful reply. Just to be clear, since I just joined this particular forum, I'm a newb? Don't get your blood pressure up old man.
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Was gonna say wow, little much Terry

Also, someone else made a stupid statement, btw most e36 and e46 owners here have had e30's, and Tom has a lot of time in under the hoods of E30's and e30 M3's. Being brash outa the gate and making general statents that you've read on boards is gonna get people worked up
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And for two of those types there's an S50/M/S54 swapped, fully reconditioned & modified car. E36 and E46 owners really tend to get off on saying that E30's are cheap ass cars, owners are cheap to the point of being neglectful, their cars are more expensive and therefore better, etc.

Yes, E30s are cheaper to buy, but when E36's are going for the same prices, there's a reason that people still want E30s. Look up the price on an e36 M3, then check an E30 M3 in similar condition. There's a reason people will pay more for an older, less powerful car.

I,m not gonna be quite as rude as bmw5lover, but this is a stupid generalization of people and cars, not to mention you've quoted one of the resedent E30 M3 guys, who is one of the more level headed posters on this board. E30 owners are cheap, so are E36 and E46 and E9x owners, they all want the best deal they can get, just a sliding scale. Do we have guys who think there car is better hell yes, (we usually call them "M" owners lol ) but a comaprision of an e30 M3 and an e36 M3 is so far out there, pure production numbers alone are gonna price the E30 M3s above the E36 Ms its a special car that got the M idea going, but it was not the first M car sold. The E36 is the car that made BMW the power house it is today, and has been the most sucessfull selling 3 series as far as I know, and the E36 M3, in true form, aka the euro`s ( 94 canadian euro ) was and still is one of the best cars out there.

I have had a couple years with both E30`s and E36`s neither is better cause they are sooooooo different. M
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In a slightly different way, I think ford did it first. If you flip through their classic parts/fordracingparts catalogue, you can order any piece of any significant model in fords history from the model t all the way up to the bronco of the early 70s (and I literally mean anythint, from control arms to interior trim even an entire frame+body!). They are using the original tooling and dies too!

There was an article about it in autoblog a month or two ago
Exactly. If you dropped off your beat up car at a dealer with a body shop and an open ended work order, you'd arrive with the same final product as what BMW did. The only difference is that BMW attached some clever marketing to it.
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Euro E30 = all ballZ!
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