In Reply to: Re: such thing as 84 m323i? posted by BaileyEuroM5 on December 18, 2001 at 21:06:15:
A better description would be "M Technic". I have a story which may clarify things. In 1994, soon after I got an 84 318i, I answered an ad selling parts from a wrecked 1984 "M318i". What the guy had was a stock 318i, save for the spoilers and sport seats. I bought the tranny and diff as spares (lower miles than mine) and came home. I started thinking about those spoilers (having never seen any quite like them) and went back for a second look. I ended up buying the front one. It`s very similar to the one on the "M323i". It`s definitely German (Pfeba is the brand) and was painted white, just like the car. The paint appeared to be the same age as the car. The rear spoiler was body color as well. Although it was not M3 style, it had small sections on each end which were attached to the quarter panels. I don`t think the "M318i" was a grey market car because it had U.S. bumpers, but I`m convinced it was sold that way. I think it was a promotional thing to drum up interest in the upcoming M5, M6 and M3.
88 ///M3 Cinnabar