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Random e30 sightings

Postby 87e30 » Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:15 am

I can't believe how many e30's I saw today! (Well yesterday, it's 4am now lol) I must have seen at least 4 or 5 of them driving around Manhattan today, and another 4 or 5 more in Jersey. If I had thought about it, and wasn't trying to avoid taxis, I would have taken some pics. Saw some nice ones. I got pics of a few that I've seen while driving around other times. I'll post 'em if I find them.
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Re: Random e30 sightings

Postby M20_fever » Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:15 pm

Early models seem to be fairly common around here, but I've only seen a handful of late models in the last couple years.
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Re: Random e30 sightings

Postby ponycarman » Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:33 pm

The ones you see around here alot are convertibles. There are a few early models you see around too. Not that many late models though for some reason. That being said I saw a very nice white two door late model yesterday and a descent looking burgandy four door the day before. There is a car around here that bothers me though. Its a late model 318I and looks to have a m-tech 2 kit on it. The problem with it is I think the owner is a horder. Ive seen the car around and think it could be an awesome car. Everytime Ive seen it though it has had garbage bags full of junk everywhere but the passanger seat. Im not talking just one a seat either. Its packed to the top and then some. You cant even see the drivers head from the back window. I saw the guy a local goodwill and the perrson behind the register said he comes in all the time, buys a ton of stuff, and just leaves it in his car never to take it out. Crazy huh.
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Re: Random e30 sightings

Postby 87e30 » Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:18 pm

I see quite a bit of convertibles around here too. The one that bothers me the most is the black 4 door that's been sitting in the same parking lot for over 6 years with a bum living in it.
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Re: Random e30 sightings

Postby toointoxicated62 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:40 am

def didn't see me lol

my car has been up on jacks for the last two days replacing control arms
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Re: Random e30 sightings

Postby M20_fever » Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:46 am

toointoxicated62 wrote:def didn't see me lol

my car has been up on jacks for the last two days replacing control arms


pfft, 2 days....mines been on stands for the better part of 3 years. :)
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Re: Random e30 sightings

Postby ponycarman » Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:49 am

That sounds like my T/A. It was on stands for about 3 yrs too. It still isnt back but its been on wheels for about a year hehe.
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Re: Random e30 sightings

Postby 87e30 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:43 am

My car was on a lift for 2 months! :-P It's on wheels now, but it'll be on jack stands (at least for a few hours) when I get around to ordering my brakes.
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Re: Random e30 sightings

Postby 87e30 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:43 pm

I just saw a very confused e30 when I was dropping off an 81 Alfa Romeo to get the carbs balanced... It was sitting at the Alfa shop, sandwiched between 2 other cars. A 2 door blue automatic e30 with diving boards... I wish I had a camera with me when I was there. I'll try to remember to bring one when I go back to pick up the Alfa. You could see where it used to have the 325 badge, and it had the "i" still right next to it. Covering part of the 3 in 325 was an M3 badge. On the left side of the trunk was an "es" badge. There were also several random round BMW badges stuck on the car. I wonder if the car even knows what it is anymore.
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Re: Random e30 sightings

Postby toointoxicated62 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:42 pm

vins don't lie ;) one way to find out what it is.
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Re: Random e30 sightings

Postby siazul » Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:50 pm

Saw a white 325es this morning, followed it for 5 minutes before I got to my turn.
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Re: Random e30 sightings

Postby 87e30 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:35 pm

Snapped this pic while driving up route 21 in Newark the other day.
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Arktisblau 5-speed 86 325e (current DD)
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Alpine white 5-speed 87 325is (my first e30, possibly for sale)
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Re: Random e30 sightings

Postby Yoshi » Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:12 pm

looks stock. Clean tho.
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Re: Random e30 sightings

Postby 87e30 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:25 pm

I thought it was a really cool looking picture. e30 mirror shot driving between 2 flatbeds driving opposite directions. eh
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Arktisblau 5-speed 86 325e (current DD)
Schwarz 5-speed 87 325e (parts car/LS1 swap?)
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Alpine white 5-speed 87 325is (my first e30, possibly for sale)
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Re: Random e30 sightings

Postby ponycarman » Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:02 am

Awesome pic. It looks very clean
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