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Re: E30 M3 Convertible spotted in San Francisco (archive)

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Posted by . on October 10, 2000 at 20:57:38:

In Reply to: Re: E30 M3 Convertible spotted in San Francisco posted by B. Wheaton on October 10, 2000 at 20:21:40:

Interesting, the car referred to in earlier post seems to be a different car than the one spotted in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park (near Stow Lake). The car spotted in Golden Gate park is Henrot Red with the correct euro bumpers, q-panels, correct e30 M3 wheels and correct e30 M3 interior appointments. Whether or not this was a complete reproduction or an actual import remains to be determined.

I speculate that this car was an import because it had the euro bumpers and was probably written off as an "aging POS" by its original European owner who has since poorly maintained the car. (It definitely was not a show car, if its real id love to buy it)

Bottom of the line...? Be on the lookout.


That is humorous. A couple of weeks ago at the Mountain View DMV, I saw totally riced out E30 325ic with a wide-body kit similar to these:

http://www.e30bmw.co.uk/body_kits.htm

The poor car was running like crap, scraping the ground and rattling like mad. Obviously newly licensed, and in his his first car, the adolescent driver was leaned all the way back in his seat trying to look intimidating. All I could do after catching myself staring was laugh - out loud.

Take care.
B. Wheaton
1989 E30 M3


I too have seen a red/bl/bl e30 conv e30m3 in the San Jose CA area. It was an obvious fake, lacking the correct wheels and interior items. In fact its a very poorly maitained otherwise. I'm guessing it was a 325ic that was in a wreck, and the owner probably slapped all of the e30m3 fenders and bumpers on it.

Brandon you mentioned that you are a Bay Area resident as well. Within the last month I spotted a red e30 M3 all season convertible parked in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. It appears to be a authentic euro spec car, but possibly a reproduction with correct body, and wheels. The car was in red/black/black and in quite poor condition. If the owner of this car is on this message board can you reveal yourself? Should I or anyone spot this car can you provide more information e.g. whats under the hood, vin (if its WBA or WBS)


My apologies - I got this completely wrong... I meant to say they alluded to there being a production model in Europe, not that this was one of those models. They clearly state on their page that this one was "hand built" by Zionsville Autosport.

Sorry 'bout that.
B. Wheaton
1989 E30 M3


I think someone asked about an E30 M3 convertible a while ago. Here are pics from Zion Motorsport's page:

http://www.zionsvilleautosport.com/M3_Con/page1.htm

Looks pretty sharp. They allude to this being a production model imported from Germany. Is it actually production or a convertible E30 325 with an M3 body kit?

Take care.
B. Wheaton
1989 E30 M3






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