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  • blyguy
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    delete
    Last edited by blyguy; 10-20-2021, 10:07 AM. Reason: delete

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  • Mick
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    Thanks for the context Jimmy. I didn't make the connection when I saw Richards name. I didn't know Richard or Geoff, and as far as I know never interacted with them online. I do see their names are held in high regard from people I hold in high regard, and that's good enough for me. Sorry for your loss.

    KDAWG97M3, I wish this thread didn't go the way it did and I'm sorry you regret posting. Unfortunately we don't delete threads.

    These days its easy to forget that there's a human (complex, emotional, flawed) behind every post. I wish we would all take a little more time to understand each other.

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  • jimmy p.
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    Originally posted by Mick View Post
    With due respect to the OP, that reads like a very ordinary M3 purchase story. I still don't understand what makes this car special. I'm genuinely curious.
    Hey Mick,
    The biggest part of the story that seems to not be making it to the surface is 10Brooks was Richard John's car (one of his 2 E30M3s).
    You may remember Richard from the SIG.
    He was genuinely loved by everyone he came in contact with. I shamelessly can say I loved him. I carry a small piece of the "do rag" that he wore under his helmet in each of my E30M3s hidden under the seat upholstery.
    He passed away after a very courageous battle with cancer. Many of us were gutted. Honestly I can say that there isnt a track day that I slide into my car that I dont think of Richard or Geoff Atkinson.
    Many people who knew and loved Richard hold a very high (and somewhat irrationally emotional) regard for that car, mainly as its a sentimental link to Richard.
    Unless you knew him personally, were instructed by him, instructed along side him and / or drove with him on track none of this story of this particular car would or should mean anything to anyone. I'm sure the current owner (seller) didnt know Richard, nor care about the car's past. Its just a car he's flipping.

    I"m still kind of surprised it actually ever sold outside the Tarheel circle, I always expected it to stay inside that circle of people.
    Once out in the open, past the geographic area where Richards close friends were it became just any other nice, well cared for Lachsilber E30M3 to be flipped for profit.
    Last edited by jimmy p.; 10-03-2021, 04:51 PM.

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  • Steve88M3
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    Nothing wrong with the rant. I’d be irritated too. If nothing else you’re giving the buyer another potential data point prior to handing over any money.

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  • KDAWG97M3
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    I shouldn’t have posted and just moved on, I agree. Mods please delete my rant. Thanks

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  • mikem3cabrio
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    This whole post makes no sense whatsoever, sentimental values are personal, and once you sell the car your sentimental value are gone and became $$ sign for the buyer.

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  • xrayray
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    Agreed. My E30 is also very special for me, but that doesn’t add any special value for someone else. We measure the value of a car with dollars, and every car out there has a price, no matter how special. Ultimately, every car is worth what someone else is willing to pay for it, no matter how “special”. Also, if someone is willing to buy the car, the history of the car just continues, it doesn’t suddenly lose its “special quality”

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  • mwagner10702
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    Originally posted by Mick View Post
    With due respect to the OP, that reads like a very ordinary M3 purchase story. I still don't understand what makes this car special. I'm genuinely curious.
    This may help . . .

    https://s14net.vbulletin.net/forum/s...-car-10-brooks

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  • Mick
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    With due respect to the OP, that reads like a very ordinary M3 purchase story. I still don't understand what makes this car special. I'm genuinely curious.

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  • xrayray
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    Here’s the story:

    https://badgerbimmers.org/the-story-of-10-brooks/

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  • Mick
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    Some context might help. I don't know anything about this car and I'm trying to understand why you assume we all would.
    What is the backstory? Why is it called 10Brooks? Why does it have such sentimental value? What was this promise the buyer made?....

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  • KDAWG97M3
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    Originally posted by Genius View Post
    If you want to preserve its history then buy it yourself and preserve it. Posting here and on s14 face group shitting on someone’s for sale ad is a dick move. It’s his car and he can do whatever he wants with it, even burn it if he wants. Buy it and preserve it otherwise stay out of it.
    edited. I am not going to argue with someone who clearly doesn’t get it. Good luck to you genius.

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  • Genius
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    If you want to preserve its history then buy it yourself and preserve it. Posting here and on s14 face group shitting on someone’s for sale ad is a dick move. It’s his car and he can do whatever he wants with it, even burn it if he wants. Buy it and preserve it otherwise stay out of it.

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  • KDAWG97M3
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    I am not trying to dictate anything. Just that a car that has such wonderful history should be preserved. That’s all. I have watched people buy and sell cars all day. This one is just different.

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  • xrayray
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    I agree. Shit happens, and you may find yourself in a situation which requires you regain the $ that you spent on a toy. At the end of the day, it ultimately his car, and if there’s someone else willing to pay him the $ that he wants/needs, so be it.

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