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Old 04-07-2003, 08:15 AM
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Cruel, cruel world...

This will probably get moved but I wanted all you guys to see it.

Dammit, I really wish I could move on this. Maybe someone here can...

See the car at alantaur.com.

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For sale:

1995 M3: Avusblau/grau, 6/95 production

Original factory options: sunroof, OBC, cruise control, leather, heated
seats

OEM BMW retrofit kits: headlight washers, power lumbar supports, headlight
vertical aim adjusters, power rear vent windows, GT trunk struts, rear
manual sunscreen, one-touch sunroof update with keylock convenience closure.

BMW accessories: BMW CD changer installed in glovebox, center arm rest, ///M
6-speed lighted shift knob, BMW spare gas can in tirewell, BMW/Alpine
keyless alarm system, M3 floor mats and trunk mat, BMW Universal
Transceiver/Homelink, BMW warning triangle, Park Distance Control.

Other BMW parts: Side airbag retrofit, M-Technic 3-spoke steering wheel, C43
BMW/Alpine head unit, full Harmon Kardon stereo system with HiFi switch,
footwell lights, rear reading lights, rear headrests, rear fog light (with
lighted pictogram on cluster), Euro wide angle side mirrors, Euro instrument
cluster with functional oil temperature gauge, light grey headliner and
pillar trim, retrofit tilt steering wheel, retrofit central locking switch,
Motorsport International side emblems and door sills, Bosch ellipsoid
projectors with 6000K H1 HID low beams and city lights, E39 auto-dim
rear-view mirror with integrated alarm LED, secondary sunroof switch in
center console (using convertible top switch), glove box door dampener,
replaced rear glass (no third brake light outline).

Drivetrain modifications: Euro S50 B32 321hp motor, Euro 6-speed
transmission, Supersprint Euro cat-back exhaust, Euro 3.0 double intake
snorkel, Racelogic Adjustable Traction Control with ASC-off indicator on
dash and factory ASC switch on center console (to activate Launch Control),
Euro rear subframe, Jim Blanton-built Euro diff with 3.64:1 ratio and 50%
lock-up, K&N panel filter, Rogue Engineering 6-speed Short Shifter +
Weighted Selector Rod

Wheels: BMW OEM M-Parallel Spoke (18x8, 18x9.5) in original factory offset
for the E31/E38 (front:13, rear:25), Bridgestone Potenza S-03 Pole Position
(225/40 front, 265/35 rear).

Suspension modifications: H&R coil-overs, Rogue Engineering adjustable rear
lower control arms, '96+ rear control arm ball joints, '96+ rear trailing
arm bushings, Ground Control trailing arm bushing stabilizers, BMW X-brace,
BMW Motorsport front strut brace, K-MAC Series II front camber/caster
plates, '97+ front shock tower reinforcements, E46 rear shock mounts w/ Z3
reinforcements.

Bodywork modifications: '97+ front grill/grill panel/side markers, BMW clear
corners, Motorsport GT/US rear wing with integrated 3rd brake light, LTW/GT
front spoiler extension lips, Custom metal fender flares, Custom composite
rear bumper, OEM Bosch ellipsoid projectors with 6000K H1 HIDs from
Autolamps-Online, '98+ doors with side airbags.

The chassis has around 125k miles on it, with all regular wear items
(bushings, control arms, tie rods, rear camber arms, guibo, clutch, etc
replaced within the past year. The euro 321hp engine was installed with
roughly 18,000 miles on it, and has been in service for 32,000 miles, with
service by Bill Arnold.

For a closer look, please visit: www.alantaur.com

The car is the closest you can get to a full European M3 Evo short of
importing a grey-market example into the states. Asking $30,000. Located in
the SF Bay Area. Please email me with any questions.

Thanks for the bandwidth.

-Alan Taur

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Old 04-07-2003, 08:17 AM
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I have drooled over that car on multiple occasions. Damn. Someone here needs to buy it, if only to guarantee a good home.
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Old 04-07-2003, 08:28 AM
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I have drooled over that car on multiple occasions. Damn. Someone here needs to buy it, if only to guarantee a good home.
My buddy with the Daytona M3 sent this to me this morning. I just about fell out of my chair.

I agree. Someone here needs to give it a good home.

I keep a bib in my desk drawer, specifically for viewing that site.
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Old 04-07-2003, 08:33 AM
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Damn...that looks like it just rolled out of the showroom.
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Old 04-07-2003, 08:34 AM
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sorry,

big wing + 18 inch wheels + front lip = way too BLING BLING

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Old 04-07-2003, 08:36 AM
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2001 M3:Stick, what else?
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What a money pit!
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Old 04-07-2003, 08:39 AM
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sorry,

big wing + 18 inch wheels + front lip = way too BLING BLING

About the only thing about that car that looks particulary BLING to me is the two-level wing.

Call me a hypocrite, but the rest of the car looks great, IMO. The fact that he used OEM stuff to mod the car keeps the bling level down. And M-parallels always looks sharp.
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Old 04-07-2003, 08:42 AM
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Sigh.
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Old 04-07-2003, 08:52 AM
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About the only thing about that car that looks particulary BLING to me is the two-level wing.

Call me a hypocrite, but the rest of the car looks great, IMO. The fact that he used OEM stuff to mod the car keeps the bling level down. And M-parallels always looks sharp.
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Old 04-07-2003, 09:18 AM
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I knew I smelled sarcasm in your original response... or did you eat a breakfast burrito this morning?
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Old 04-07-2003, 09:29 AM
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JST just emailed me a link that is causing me just as much pain. It's for a '95 M5 Touring, Daytona Violet/Black Buffalo, 3.8L, 340 HP, 6-spd manual. I think I'd be willing to sell my M3/4 for it. And that thought REALLY scares me.
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Old 04-07-2003, 10:21 AM
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JST just emailed me a link that is causing me just as much pain. It's for a '95 M5 Touring, Daytona Violet/Black Buffalo, 3.8L, 340 HP, 6-spd manual. I think I'd be willing to sell my M3/4 for it. And that thought REALLY scares me.
That's not the same car that was posted here a few weeks ago is it? I want to say that one was somewhere in Florida.

Yeah, that is a sweet car and as you know, very rare. Aside from the obvious driving-related drool, just the idea of owning one holds a lot of appeal.

So, are you going to pull the trigger?
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Old 04-07-2003, 10:29 AM
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That's not the same car that was posted here a few weeks ago is it? I want to say that one was somewhere in Florida.

Yeah, that is a sweet car and as you know, very rare. Aside from the obvious driving-related drool, just the idea of owning one holds a lot of appeal.

So, are you going to pull the trigger?
It's the same one as posted in this thread- http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...threadid=22682

And I am seriously considering it this time (at least for the moment). I'd just have to sell the M3/4.
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Old 04-07-2003, 10:51 AM
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It's the same one as posted in this thread- http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...threadid=22682

And I am seriously considering it this time (at least for the moment). I'd just have to sell the M3/4.
If the wife and I had not just bought a new house, I might take the M3/4 off your hands. Although the Avus coupe could make me forget the extra doors. We will be funneling extra cash into decorating, etc.

That Touring is a jewel, and Daytona/black is a stunning combo.
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Old 04-07-2003, 02:27 PM
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Cruel world indeed. Given the price, however, I am fairly certain that the car will go to someone who knowns or at least appreciates it. There's no other way it will sell, and that's a GOOD thing.
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Old 04-07-2003, 03:16 PM
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Cruel world indeed. Given the price, however, I am fairly certain that the car will go to someone who knowns or at least appreciates it. There's no other way it will sell, and that's a GOOD thing.
Absolutely - someone like me... only with money to burn.

Your car is gorgeous but I still think you guys with black cars are nuts. I'm the lazy silver type.
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Anyone know how to contact Alan? A friend of mine is interested in the car, but we could not find his e-mail address on the website listed.

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Old 04-09-2003, 08:57 PM
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Anyone know how to contact Alan? A friend of mine is interested in the car, but we could not find his e-mail address on the website listed.

TIA.
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Thanks atyclb - found his e-mail address.
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