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  1. Neil McCauley

    E30 sedan..what's this worth

    Aftermarket Pfeba was the go-to before BMW came up with the M-Technic kit in '86. Not the greatest PFL kit, but not the worst either. The crime is bending the rear kit around the tow bar. Cool to see an M323i for sale, but there's a heap of them in NZ, and the coupe is the preferred choice.
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    A very sad 2002Tii

    It's a plastic composite, and you're right, it's pretty horrid. I've seen better work on carbon boats built in Italy on a Friday afternoon. The weird thing is that the carbon tub itself is absolutely a work of art. I believe that the 570 / 650 series cars went to alu panels due to cost. Mclaren have mastered the art of fleecing their customers for visible carbon pieces which is akin to the the emperors new clothes. Edit: there's major rust patches coming up on the 02tii under the paint - seems pretty dodgy for a "full restoration" a mere 4 years ago. Yikes.
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    Stillborn E30 project remnants

    Indeed they are.
  4. Neil McCauley

    Stillborn E30 project remnants

    Pile of gear just sitting around doing nothing, better for it all to be repurposed into project that might see the light of day. AC Schnitzer rear wing - internal frame has rusted through on one side of the wing, pm for pics - $100 MT1 steering wheel - larger size, will need a recover - $100 AC Schnitzer dead pedal - $350 E30 M3 160mph speedo - $250, OR swap for kph version (I need the rest of the cluster, so if you want it, let me know I so can pull it out of the frame). E30 black headliner - non sunroof version, specific to 318iS and M325i - 1" rip beside b-pillar. 2 mins with the wife's overlocker will see it right. $100 E30 M-Technic door sills - first set I've ever seen in NZ - $400 E30 M3 Minichamps model - Previously on display; the roof aerial has been knocked off. Complete with box however - $150. E21 316, 320, 320i Haynes manual - immaculate, never been used. Will trade for a bottle of Pinot Noir.
  5. Neil McCauley

    E9 3.0 CSI

    Absolutely stunning, but it's going to take a very specific buyer, to writ; the owner should look in the mirror as to his target market might be. That inca csi for sale previous with the M88 swap, for half the price would be my pick, were I looking for something like this that wasn't a CSL.
  6. Neil McCauley

    set of wheels $800 ?

    The coolant explosion and literal rats nest under the bonnet is a fair giveaway.
  7. Neil McCauley

    Another e36 - My 328 Beater

    Hmmm this would save me a lot of ballache re: my Sportster CS / M Rain project. I read in your M3 plog that at least one seat is complete - assume the other still needs retrimming to the same?
  8. Neil McCauley

    E34 M5

    Second month (10/88) of production being advertised as a '93 Door cards changed from the factory Siam Grey extended Buffalo leather - try finding a replacement set Blue respray - though it looks like the engine bay has been done, the spare wheel well has not. Despite all that it looks a bloody tidy car, just not $35K nice when NZ New 3.8's are trading for less.
  9. Neil McCauley

    Another e36 - My 328 Beater

    Care to divulge the pickapart?
  10. Neil McCauley

    A very sad 2002Tii

    Was the one that ended up on its roof ever publicly offered? I suspect it went straight into a shredder...
  11. Neil McCauley

    99 Z3 2.8L parts car just in @ BMWORLD

    Hi Brent, looking for the rear beam, trailing arms and diff.
  12. Neil McCauley

    CSL time again

    $30K too much, collection spec CSL's are trading privately for the same money. However, this is almost perfect for a daily - suede is already thrashed, give the wheels a couple of bangs against the curbs outside SPQR and we're golden. Everyone who has had an S54 knows that the harder they're worked the better they perform (post bearing swap, obviously).
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    E30 Ignorance - $40k - $65k Really?

    I'll grab some scales and grab a definitive answer tomorrow, I was bloody disappointed in the figure from memory. RE: The apocryphal E36 alu doors are a favourite of mine. Option 919 on the 3.0's, standard kit on the LHD M3 GT and 50/50 as to whether your UK M3 GT Individual got them. The first six months of 3.2 production got them before complaints about NVH surfaced, and the rest of the story is history. Easy enough to tell though, the alu doors are riveted.
  14. Neil McCauley

    E30 Ignorance - $40k - $65k Really?

    They were never offered with the dogleg g245 that mates to an M20, it's a g260/5 which has closer ratios 1st-4th than a regular g260 - see attached. A 1:1 5th gear and a 3.73:1 diff in SA would be absolute madness. The E30Zone article is riddled with errors - they're parroting information that Andrew Everett of "E30 Restoration Bible" fame got wrong well over a decade ago which has never been corrected. When I weighed them, from memory they were 2kg weight saving at best - they're an ally skin wrapped over a standard E30 internal door frame (older panel beaters will know what I'm talking about). The front guards were ally pressed over a mould of a guard as they're so thin and easy to replicate, and I imagine the bonnet was also skin over frame
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