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    I've put my car up for sale on Craigslist in Memphis if anyone is interested. Here is a link to the ad. I'll take $500 off the price if you are an S14 forum member. Just tell me so. Thanks.

    http://memphis.craigslist.org/cto/1747361914.html
    Jack
    Arlington, TN

    1990 BMW M3 - Diamantschwarz/Black

  • #2
    Hey Jack, say it ain't so!!! Sorry to see you sell it so soon. For anyone interested, FYI, I was interested in this car during my search in '08 but by the time I called the seller in FL it was already on its way to TN! :-) Looked to be a clean example then....after Jack has owned it I'm sure it's even nicer!

    GLWS,

    John

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    • #3
      Thanks, John. It's a tough decision and you can tell by the price, I'm not overly anxious to move her. However, I need something that I can run through the streets of Memphis and not feel bad if she gets a ding or nick here and there. This one is way too clean for the rough and tumble streets of Memphis - even just on the weekend jaunts.

      i paid $16K for her when I bought her in 2008. I've since put another $8K in upgrades/replacements on the car. She runs like she is on rails.
      Jack
      Arlington, TN

      1990 BMW M3 - Diamantschwarz/Black

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      • #4
        mileage?

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        • #5
          Geez... here's another well sorted DS for sale.

          Too bad you couldn't just buy a beater and keep this one.

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          • #6
            Jack....No...No.....No......Get a beater like luve30 says....even get a Metro Geo. But keep this.....you can do it!
            Lawrence

            BMW CCA San Diego Chapter #192742
            '90 M3 AWII - Garage Queen
            '09 540i Touring 6 Spd - Son's DD
            '03 530i 5 Spd - SO's DD
            '03 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab - My DD & Range truck
            '05 330i ZHP 6 Spd - Alternate DD
            '15 Honda Pilot - Daughter's & Grandkids Hauler

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            • #7
              Beautiful car, wish you were closer.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by mtelu View Post
                mileage?
                197k on the chassis. 20k or less on everything attached to it.
                Jack
                Arlington, TN

                1990 BMW M3 - Diamantschwarz/Black

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                • #9
                  Looks like a nice car, should make someone a nice vehicle. GLWS!
                  Specializing in late model M-Cars
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                  • #10
                    Thanks for all the advice and well wishes. I bought my first M3 in 1988 - a AW/Cardinal combination. It's one of two cars that I have regretted selling over my life - the other being a 1935 Citroen Traction Avant which I still sorely miss. So, probably a mistake here as well.

                    But, for those interested, I've got 50 photos posted in my MobileMe account. Here's a link to the gallery: http://gallery.me.com/luftwaffefeld/100023
                    Jack
                    Arlington, TN

                    1990 BMW M3 - Diamantschwarz/Black

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                    • #11
                      Here is a service history that I put together from the records that I have. It doesn't include the purchase of parts that were either installed by the owners or for which no installation receipt was found. Sorry for the formatting, but I can send an Excel version to anyone that would like to see it.

                      Date Mileage Service
                      Shop
                      10/20/1999
                      Battery
                      Sears
                      3/15/2000 143146 AC Repair
                      Jobes Automotive
                      9/13/2000 148537 Tires
                      Sears
                      9/13/2000 148527 Oil Service & Install Shifter
                      Autobahn Motor Works
                      9/25/2000 148911 AC Repair
                      McMan Auto
                      1/17/2001 148527 Oil Service; Replace Thermostat & Fan Clutch
                      Autobahn Motor Works
                      6/6/2001
                      Oil Service & Replace Muffler
                      Autobahn Motor Works
                      7/5/2001 157199 AC Repair
                      Jobes Automotive
                      8/24/2001
                      Replace AC; Replace Exhaust & Catalytic Converter; Replace Transmission Mounts; Tighten Steering Knuckle
                      Autobahn Motor Works
                      9/25/2001 159908 AC Repair
                      Jobes Automotive
                      4/2/2002 164525 Oil Service; Replace Cruise Control; Service Transmission; Service Differential
                      Autobahn Motor Works
                      5/14/2002 159908 AC Repair
                      Jobes Automotive
                      6/15/2002 165107 Replace Voltage Regulator
                      McMan Auto
                      6/24/2002
                      Replace Alternator
                      Autobahn Motor Works
                      9/23/2002 167029 AC Repair
                      Jobes Automotive
                      9/27/2002 167074 Oil Service; Paint/Repair Wheels
                      Autobahn Motor Works
                      12/3/2002 168500 Replace Front Struts; Replace Rear Shocks; New Tires
                      Autobahn Motor Works
                      4/20/2004 171896 Sold Car to Autobahn Motor Works
                      6/29/2004
                      Repair Cylinder Head; Ported Exhaust Guides; Hyperformance Clean
                      Dover Cylinder Head
                      1/17/2005
                      Purchase TMS Chip
                      Turner Motorsports
                      1/18/2006 179869 Sold Car to M. H.
                      7/19/2006 187355 Replace Master Cylinder Clutch; Replace Clutch Slave Cylinder; Charge AC and Replace Belt
                      Irish Mike's World Class Automotive
                      9/16/2006 189006 Oil Service
                      Wal Mart
                      9/26/2006 189394 Sold Car to D.C.
                      7/28/2007 189444 Replace AC Exp Valve; Replace Shifter Linkage Bushing
                      Driving by Design
                      12/4/2007 189840 Sold Car to R. B.
                      12/19/2007 189840 Replace Rear Struts; Replace Throttle Clips; Repair Rear Brake Pad Sensor Harness; Install Steering Wheel
                      German Motorwerks
                      9/4/2008 190058 Install Front Undertray Panel
                      German Motorwerks
                      10/21/2008
                      Purchase Exhaust
                      Bavarian Autosport
                      10/25/2008
                      Install Exhaust
                      Midas
                      11/7/2008 190480 Purchased Car
                      11/9/2008 191249 Inspect
                      Firestone
                      11/10/2008 191305 Replace one (1) Catalytic Converter
                      Advance Muffler
                      11/17/2008 191400 Oil Change
                      Autobahn
                      11/24/2008 191603 Replace Water Pump; Replace Transmission Shift Shaft Seal
                      Roadshow BMW
                      11/28/2008 191768 Install Blaupunkt Washington Radio
                      Auto Radio
                      12/22/2008 192000 Install OEM Windshield
                      Jack Morris Autoglass
                      3/7/2009
                      Install EVO seatbelts
                      Self
                      4/24/2009 192897 Replace Right Rear 1/2 Shaft Diff Seal; Replace Alternator Bushings; Install Lighted Shift Knob; Repair Back-Up Lights; Change Oil
                      Alpine Autoworks
                      6/6/2009 193327 Install Remote Lock
                      Soundwaves
                      7/4/2009
                      Install EVO hood seals
                      Self
                      7/7/2009
                      Purchase EVO Front Bumper Gasket
                      Don McAdams
                      7/10/2009 193558 Repair AC; Recharge AC; Install EVO Air Intake Trumpet & Gasket
                      Alpine Autoworks
                      7/10/2009
                      Install EVO Air Intake Covers
                      Self
                      8/19/2009
                      Purchase EVO Bumper Tape
                      Don McAdams
                      9/11/2009
                      Purchase E36 M3 Timing Chain Tensioner
                      Bimmerworld
                      9/19/2009 194621 Repaint Front Bumper Cover; Install EVO Tape and Bumper Gasket
                      Personal Touch
                      12/16/2009 195376 Install E36 Tensioner, R&R Radiator & Cooling System, Repair AC Leak & Install Compressor Bracket, Valve Adj.
                      Alpine Autoworks
                      1/13/2010
                      Replace Defective Thermostat, Install Fan Clutch
                      Alpine Autoworks
                      3/3/2010
                      Purchase new Bilstein sport shocks & struts & H&R spring set
                      Turner Motorsports
                      3/16/2010 196150 Install mounts, shocks, struts & springs
                      Alpine Autoworks
                      Jack
                      Arlington, TN

                      1990 BMW M3 - Diamantschwarz/Black

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                      • #12
                        Here's a prime example of why cars like these are usually "not" good investments! LOL! This one is obviously worth waaaaay more than the asking price!

                        It won't last for long in the For Sale forum! :-)

                        John

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                        • #13
                          Haha, the one that got away! I was in discussions with the PO regarding a PPI and the next day I talked to him he said someone was flying in to buy it. If I recall properly the car had been fully restored by an elderly gentleman who barely drove it during the several years he owned it. It sounded like a great deal then and still does now, but you should really get a beater and thank yourself later...

                          Cheers,
                          James
                          James | Straight Pipes: Engaged


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                          • #14
                            James, that was you. I was wondering if it might have been. You are right. The car was bought in September of 2006 by an elderly gentleman that never drove it. He bought it from a shallow pocketed college student that needed something less glamorous (i.e., cheaper to maintain). The elderly gentleman did nothing but have it worked on and restored. At the time, he also had 2 190E 16 valve cars. Once he finished, he sold it to the guy that I bought it from. He never drove it either! He had an "internet" shop selling Monster cables with a warehouse that he had it and a 2002 that he was restoring in. He simply sat around during the day, pampering the two cars. I'm lucky that he didn't wax the paint off the car. I flew in, bought the car and drove it 800 miles back from Orlando to Memphis.

                            I've got my eye on a Tiptronic equipped 2002 Boxster with only 45K on it. With a quick sale, I may be able to beat it to the auctioneer. So, I'll shed a tear for the M3, but will replace it with something alot more road friendly for stop and go traffic.
                            Last edited by JackinMidtown; 05-19-2010, 06:12 AM.
                            Jack
                            Arlington, TN

                            1990 BMW M3 - Diamantschwarz/Black

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                            • #15
                              Jack,

                              You could always buy a Mini-Cooper S for the daily "grind" (buy an older one for cheap), and keep the M3! Just a thought....Boxters are cool, but I'm not big on drop tops...I prefer coupes. An Audi TT maybe? Modern cars can be had for cheap compared to a "classic" M3! I predict seller's "remorse" will set in quickly if you sell the M3. :nope:

                              John

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