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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 04-15-2011, 07:59 PM
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White vert with ? color interior

Thinking about redoing the interior of my 92 vert with mtech body. It is white and the interior needs help. Any suggestions? I live in FL so I don't want to go with black. I currently have a blue top. Pics if anyone has some.
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Old 04-15-2011, 08:14 PM
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white car with a blue top .. you've pretty much narrowed that down to requiring a blue interior. anythign else will look extremely out of place.
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Old 04-15-2011, 08:20 PM
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go for red...you could be a rolling flag...
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Old 04-15-2011, 08:21 PM
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That's the same thing my wife said
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Old 04-15-2011, 08:33 PM
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what color is it now?...black or blue ?
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Old 04-15-2011, 09:01 PM
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I think the color is called sand. It is not quite white. When I take pics, it looks white because the power top was up and I was working on it. Now I will be able to get the top down and will take some pics and get a closer look at it. I have it at my mechanic's but am picking it up tomorrow.
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Old 04-16-2011, 10:51 AM
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I'd go for white leather interior. I think it looks amazing on a tech2. Then get a hardtop to set it off
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Old 04-17-2011, 05:15 PM
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black. it goes with anything
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Old 04-18-2011, 04:06 PM
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The actual color is Lotus White and I got some pics of another restored to that color and it looks awesome. I did some serious cleaning of the door panels, the rear panels and the tonneau and it is looking good. I think I am going to recondition and redye the seats the original Lotus White color. Has anyone had any experience with Leatherique? I was thinking about trying their product.
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Old 04-18-2011, 05:19 PM
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I was going to say a tan interior. White gets dirty easily and dark colors will get HOT in the FL sun.

But what do I know cuz I have a coupe.
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Old 04-23-2011, 07:14 PM
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The actual color is Lotus White and I got some pics of another restored to that color and it looks awesome. I did some serious cleaning of the door panels, the rear panels and the tonneau and it is looking good. I think I am going to recondition and redye the seats the original Lotus White color. Has anyone had any experience with Leatherique? I was thinking about trying their product.
Leatherique is awesome! I used it on my e34 seats, it came out great! I'm selling my left overs if your interested. Check my signature.
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Old 05-26-2011, 04:26 PM
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Finally took the time to start on my interior. I ordered the leatherique kit and have started. Here are some before pictures of my interior. Hopefully, I will be proud to post the after pics
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These are the rear seats. I will post some pics of the front which are a totally different color and will be dyed BMW Lotus White to match the rest of the interior.

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Old 06-03-2011, 10:59 PM
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Here are the pics of the front seats. Got them out of a Mitsu Montero. Very nice leather. Built a frame to fit. Much more comfortable and supportive than the bmw comfort seats. Don't like the recaro seats that came with my cabrio.
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Old 06-03-2011, 11:06 PM
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Here are the pics of the front seats. Got them out of a Mitsu Montero. Very nice leather. Built a frame to fit. Much more comfortable and supportive than the bmw comfort seats. Don't like the recaro seats that came with my cabrio.
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Old 06-04-2011, 07:07 AM
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Leatherette is awesome, I had my front seats redone in it. So you're not keeping the BMW from seats in the car? You should keep them around for a while in case you change your mind, ask me how I know.
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The E30 is what all actual driving enthusiasts are after. It's an unpretentious machine, quietly capable of spectacular feats of handling. It's light, simple design is rugged enough to run against $400k rally cars, but on the street it' communicative chassis delights even the most disinterested driver. It really is one of the world's ultimate driving machines
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Old 06-04-2011, 03:16 PM
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I'll bite. How do you know?
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Old 06-04-2011, 06:40 PM
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I put aftermarket seats in my car, and after a few years I wanted my BMW seats back. They didn't fit right and after a while got old. Since I had gotten rid of my bmw seats, I had to buy and reupholster a new set.
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