In Reply to: Ditch the US spec M3 and get a SportEvo! posted by B. Wheaton on December 05, 2001 at 14:43:05:
The Military is not the problem bringing it back.. It's the Customs Officials once the car is in the States... As soon as I brought my cabrio from Japan last year, All the Customs Official looked for was the "US MODEL" Sticker in the door Jamb. Total cost to me... Only $26.00 to get a stamp from the Agent. Mine was already shipped from cali to Japan in 1990..
I still might do it when the time comes. Hopefully Next year...
88 M ?
And you might be able to take advantage of some military loophole to import it with less hassle when you pcs back to the US. In fact, I know of a Sport Evo for sale in Luxembourg. The guy is a fellow poster here - "Ed".
Best of luck with whatever decision you end up making.
USAF E-4 (Retired) ;^)
If you were given the chance to take an US E30 M3 to Europe
(Germany). Have it there for around 2 years. While there do all the possible upgrades to Euro e3 parts and engine upgrades from the homeland. Would you?.. I guess by taking an U.S. Version of the car over there, getting it back to the U.S. would not be hard.. Especially through the military (Free transport)...
I might be offered the opportunity to do this in the future. I'm currently active duty (E-5)in the Force. I'll probabaly be getting into an Air Force commissioning program and would try to hopefully get to Germany. I'm just putting it out there.. If it all works out.. It might be Bye Bye to the cabrio..
Your opinions are welcome...
BMW E30 NW Group