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      12-20-2012, 04:56 PM   #45
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man you got this thing for a STEAL. take it from me i've been looking at the market for the past year. so what's the deal with those paint thing? what is the real paint color? why don't you just look under the hood and read off what it says
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man you got this thing for a STEAL. take it from me i've been looking at the market for the past year. so what's the deal with those paint thing? what is the real paint color? why don't you just look under the hood and read off what it says
That's the thing- under the hood it says dakar yellow. But the shade is off. Apparently the previous owner painted it a darker shade of yellow.
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      12-20-2012, 07:59 PM   #47
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That's the thing- under the hood it says dakar yellow. But the shade is off. Apparently the previous owner painted it a darker shade of yellow.
you should try to track down the history of the car. you never know what kind of damage it might have been in
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      12-20-2012, 09:52 PM   #48
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you should try to track down the history of the car. you never know what kind of damage it might have been in
No damage. It was stolen once and resprayed apparently. I looked the car over for frame/ bodywork when I bought it. Can't believe I missed the respray, but In my defense it was dark outside.
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Wow that's clean What's the specs on the wheels?
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No damage. It was stolen once and resprayed apparently. I looked the car over for frame/ bodywork when I bought it. Can't believe I missed the respray, but In my defense it was dark outside.
Ohhh ok that makes alot more sense why you got the car for such a low price. Regardless enjoy it in good health
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Ohhh ok that makes alot more sense why you got the car for such a low price. Regardless enjoy it in good health
I already am. I took it on some back roads last night. Almost as much fun as riding a bike.
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love the Dakar yellow
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      12-23-2012, 03:00 AM   #55
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E36 M3's are a slippery slope... 7.5k to start, 17k later its almost done.
Build thread/specs?

I just bought a 2013 328i and I love it but what it really made me realize is that I STILL want an E36 M3. Even $17k is reasonable considering how fun the car is to drive.
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Build thread/specs?

I just bought a 2013 328i and I love it but what it really made me realize is that I STILL want an E36 M3. Even $17k is reasonable considering how fun the car is to drive.
Let me see what I can recite from memory.

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That's all I can remember at the moment. It can hang with a lot of expensive cars on the track. It'll run 1:43's around Road Atlanta even with stock suspension and a mediocre driver (Intermediate).
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You have a great memory!

Seriously, very nice set up. In the pictures the car looks more "stock" than your list of upgrades would suggest. ( I like that ).

Thanks for posting and OP, thank you too!
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Congrats on the buy and that red E36 is super clean!

Man, I wish I never sold my '99 M3.
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      12-28-2012, 11:22 AM   #61
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man you got this thing for a STEAL. take it from me i've been looking at the market for the past year. so what's the deal with those paint thing? what is the real paint color? why don't you just look under the hood and read off what it says
This pic tells you everything you need to know. Originally factory painted Dakar, but resprayed in Speed Yellow or Atacama Yellow on the outside. If the mechanicals are good, I would go ahead and respray this thing to its original glory. I can't imagine what the door sills look like on the car. That should be indicator #1.

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I agree, definitely not Dakar
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who cares if its original paint or not, he paid 5k not 12k. it might not be a steal but it's an M3. Congrats! I surely miss mine.

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who cares if its original paint or not, he paid 5k not 12k. it might not be a steal but it's an M3.

Agreed!

I love your old car.
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Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm.....since there are some people looking....not my car, but figured I'd post it....

http://austin.craigslist.org/cto/3527203016.html
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