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dyintorace
dyintorace GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
9/30/11 8:33 a.m.

The recent M6 thread got me going on these again. I just love them and would love to own one some day.

Seeing this picture made me start on them again. It's too low, but still pretty darn cool looking.

Joe Gearin
Joe Gearin Associate Publisher
9/30/11 8:48 a.m.

The first picture makes me tingly........the second picture makes me want to throw up a little.

Beautiful cars

Josh
Josh Dork
9/30/11 8:50 a.m.

This is probably the classic car that I most want to actually own. I fear that it might never happen though, by the time I can afford what they cost now, they'll probably be way out of my league.

92CelicaHalfTrac
92CelicaHalfTrac SuperDork
9/30/11 8:58 a.m.

Yeah, it's too low... but...

93EXCivic
93EXCivic SuperDork
9/30/11 9:14 a.m.

In reply to 92CelicaHalfTrac:

DAMN!

Junkyard_Dog
Junkyard_Dog Dork
9/30/11 9:45 a.m.

Yes please!

I always really liked the short nose 4-cylinder cars too.

Rusted_Busted_Spit
Rusted_Busted_Spit GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
9/30/11 9:47 a.m.

In reply to 92CelicaHalfTrac:

One of those with an M6 drivetrain would sweet.

Joshua
Joshua HalfDork
9/30/11 10:04 a.m.

Joshua
Joshua HalfDork
9/30/11 10:06 a.m.

kreb
kreb GRM+ Memberand Dork
9/30/11 10:13 a.m.

I have to concur that with a $20K budget, one of these would likely be my classic car 1st choice. I love those suckers. There's a very nice and reasonably priced one on BAT right now:

http://bringatrailer.com/2011/09/28/bat-exclusive-1970-bmw-2800cs-5-speed-coupe/

Joshua
Joshua HalfDork
9/30/11 10:18 a.m.

jstein77
jstein77 Dork
9/30/11 10:24 a.m.

That's the first expensive car I ever drove. I was only 18 at the time, and totally enthralled by it. I was amazed at the precision of the steering.

kreb
kreb GRM+ Memberand Dork
9/30/11 10:26 a.m.

Unfortunately, they're notorious for rust. I know where there's one rotting in a field. It'd be fruitless to try and properly restore it, but I keep having evil thoughts of bondo-ing it up and throwing a SBC in with a big roots blower sticking through the hood. It would be like a moustache on the Mona Lisa, but if you're going to commit an act of vagrancy you may as well go big!

dyintorace
dyintorace GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
9/30/11 10:36 a.m.
Joe Gearin wrote: The first picture makes me tingly........the second picture makes me want to throw up a little. Beautiful cars

I actually love it, other than the ride height. Put it up to an aggressive factory look and it would be perfect.

oldtin
oldtin Dork
9/30/11 10:53 a.m.

Box flares make them awesomer

T.J.
T.J. SuperDork
9/30/11 10:59 a.m.

In reply to kreb:

That BAT car looks like a good deal. An E9 is on my list of cars to own at some point. Elegant is the word that comes to mind everytime I see one....well maybe not those slammed ones with too big wheels linked above, but those could be easily fixed.

Rusted_Busted_Spit
Rusted_Busted_Spit GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
9/30/11 12:34 p.m.
Joshua wrote:

That one is perfect. I'll take 2 please.

92CelicaHalfTrac
92CelicaHalfTrac SuperDork
9/30/11 12:40 p.m.

Oh BMW... you've gone a long way. IN THE WRONG DIRECTION.

dlmater
dlmater GRM+ Memberand New Reader
9/30/11 12:46 p.m.
kreb wrote: Unfortunately, they're notorious for rust. I know where there's one rotting in a field. It'd be fruitless to try and properly restore it, but I keep having evil thoughts of bondo-ing it up and throwing a SBC in with a big roots blower sticking through the hood. It would be like a moustache on the Mona Lisa, but if you're going to commit an act of vagrancy you may as well go big!

I fully support your "evil thoughts" and am anxiuosly awaiting your impending "act(s) of vagrancy".

I have always loved these cars. But, the one Joshua posted just pushed me over the edge. I would seriously consider exchanging a vital body part for that car.

Joe Gearin
Joe Gearin Associate Publisher
9/30/11 1:22 p.m.
Rusted_Busted_Spit wrote:
Joshua wrote:
That one is perfect. I'll take 2 please.

Agreed! I don't mind it a little lower, but I don't like the looks of it slammed with ginormous wheels.

To each their own. I just don't like the "stance" look, especially when it ruins the car's functionality.

bravenrace
bravenrace SuperDork
9/30/11 4:08 p.m.
mad_machine
mad_machine GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
9/30/11 4:38 p.m.

one of my favourite cars ever.. one of the few that can make a six series look ugly

Feedyurhed
Feedyurhed Dork
9/30/11 8:05 p.m.
92CelicaHalfTrac wrote: Oh BMW... you've gone a long way. IN THE WRONG DIRECTION.

Sad but true.

mad_machine
mad_machine GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
9/30/11 8:39 p.m.

at least up to the E46 they were doing good....

Osterkraut
Osterkraut SuperDork
9/30/11 8:52 p.m.
bravenrace wrote: For Sale at Bring a Trailer

Oh dear sweet baby Jesus... let's see, I think if I sell the WRX and a motorcycle or two...

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