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Old 01-11-2013, 06:18 PM
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I went to Miami with my friend to an auto auction. I swear I didnt go there thinking I was going to get anything but I came across this beauty, a darker yellow. Well it had little front damage. I knew it would be a challenge. I bought a 325is for parts. I've been working very hard lately, no time to put in the project. Thinking of putting the cars up for sale what do you guys think should fix it first or sell as is.




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Old 01-14-2013, 04:30 PM
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Fix it first.

Most of it looks good. If you need cash and don't have time to fix it, then sell it.
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this jared guy sounds intimidating lol.
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:55 PM
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Hey thx man..well I gues I'm gonna wait for a warmer weather..to fix it. I wonder how much I can get for it as is..
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:34 PM
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this jared guy sounds intimidating lol.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:58 PM
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Wow so low..price gone real low on the e36m Hugh .
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:01 PM
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this jared guy sounds intimidating lol.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:19 PM
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:49 PM
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Hey thx... criss..did these cars lose there value..
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:29 PM
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You'd probably make more parting it out. What year, how many miles, and interior color?

Factory LTW wheels are nice, easy sale... even easier when wheels are in great shape. Spoiler is not factory, probably added on by dealer or previous owner.
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:44 PM
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Fix it. She's a good lookin car. E36 M3s are around 8k for a pristine, sometimes tastefully modded, low mileage example. 5-6k gets you a high mileage, but rust free and maintained example. Anything less has a salvage title or has been beat to hell/not properly cared for.

Keep in mind these cars are entering their second decade in age. You can get an E46 M3 for around 10k now, though it wouldn't be pristine by any measure. If the rest of the car is in good shape, and has desirable options (as it seems to have), I'd fix it. Dakar is hard to find the way it is, much less with factory LTWs
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Old 02-02-2013, 06:53 PM
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Hey..thx. Drive by72..I'm thinking very hard about fixing it..
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:02 PM
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Hey..thx. Drive by72..I'm thinking very hard about fixing it..
That driver side frame rail looks pretty mangled. You may be able to straighten that rail to the point where you can attach the bumper reinforcement in the correct position, but that rail will never be as strong. Plus the damage to the rail will be visible from the engine bay.

Also that single stage paint will be pretty tough to match.

Looks like all you need is the M bumper and under-paneling to get this going. Good luck!
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:24 PM
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Mmmgp...isn't there a paint code for the car..that can help me.
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:57 PM
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Yeah, the color labeled is on the driver side shock tower; DAKARGELB. There were only 749 manual transmission 1995 M3s made in this color out of the 8515 produced. I've subscribed and hope to read up on your progress, good luck with the repair!
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:34 AM
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Hey mmmgp...thx for the info..I will put up some pics soon.
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:57 AM
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Hey thx... criss..did these cars lose there value..
Yes they did lose their value, e36's are a dime a dozen it seems sometimes.... even the neglected/salvaged m3's
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