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  • #61
    Originally posted by the bear View Post
    17,970 to be exact, 5000 to the US market and the rest to the world

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    Euro M3'87 NogaroSilver / Euro E34 M5 '93 / Porsche 993 TT 97' Euro / Porsche 993 Carrera 95' Euro / Skyline R33 GT-R

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    • #62
      Originally posted by chutrain View Post
      There is a company out there that can run all the vin ranges of registered vehicles
      for the US. They wanted something like $800 to just run the numbers. Kinda rich for
      just some numbers, but maybe a joint effort to make things easier?

      Even with this system isn't is still very possible that tons of cars can slip through the cracks if they have not been registered in a while?? I have a few M3s and none of them have been registered in the last 2 years. Then you have dedicated race cars that don't get registered etc...I may be missing something in the way that they search (I'm definitely not an expert) but I just see this as a potential problem/thing to assess when looking at the situation. It would help get a baseline at least I guess....
      Charley Terhune
      89 Zinno M3- stock 90k miles
      89 Zinno M3- 2.5 etc. etc.

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      • #63
        I'm in and while this may only show the M3s that are registered we could begin accumulating information on the ones that are not. Many of our members race in locations across the country and how hard would it be to grab the VINs of the M3s you compete against at each event? This way we could have the number of registered M3s and a rough estimate of the raced ones. Even still there are others like ct_m3 which we could add manually to the count when they are discovered or posted by their owners.

        Cheers,
        James

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        • #64
          In twenty years, this accounting process will be much simpler, but this doesn't do us much good right now...

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          • #65
            So far we are down to about $20 a person... How many more do we need before pulling the trigger?

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            • #66
              Guys,

              I think this is a great idea, and will most likely get us an accurate number. But it will take some time.

              Another avenue to pursue would be to ask everyone in the thread to register on the M-Registry. So far on the M-Registry there are 695 cars as of today - I know some of those cars are no longer on the road, but they are accounted for.

              It'd be interesting to see from this thread how those numbers can be increased from today forward.

              For those whom don't have the link or want to check it out:
              M - Registry

              1989 E30 M3 Cabrio - Nogaro Sliver / Black - 1 of 786
              1990 E30 M3 - Sterling Silver / Black
              1991 E30 318is - Sterling / Black (Mtech II project)

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              • #67
                Originally posted by ct_m3 View Post
                Even with this system isn't is still very possible that tons of cars can slip through the cracks if they have not been registered in a while?? I have a few M3s and none of them have been registered in the last 2 years. Then you have dedicated race cars that don't get registered etc...I may be missing something in the way that they search (I'm definitely not an expert) but I just see this as a potential problem/thing to assess when looking at the situation. It would help get a baseline at least I guess....
                This will give us a good baseline of how many are on the road. This is no way to
                determine how many are still around.

                Originally posted by L James View Post
                Guys,

                I think this is a great idea, and will most likely get us an accurate number. But it will take some time.

                Another avenue to pursue would be to ask everyone in the thread to register on the M-Registry. So far on the M-Registry there are 695 cars as of today - I know some of those cars are no longer on the road, but they are accounted for.

                It'd be interesting to see from this thread how those numbers can be increased from today forward.

                For those whom don't have the link or want to check it out:
                M - Registry

                The issue is that there are still so many people who do not go onto the
                forums/internet to check up on things like this. I will have to see how far back we can
                run the checks, and then fine tune from there. Right now we are just speculating how
                many there are and we can be completely off.

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                • #68
                  I'm in.

                  I'll pay to find out. wanted to know for the longest time.
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                  :burn:

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                  • #69
                    Sure, why not?


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                    8. ///M3 Terr
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                    10. igor700
                    11. Topmucker
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                    13. JackinMidtown
                    14. Noro
                    15. NavyE30
                    16. Alpinerunner
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                    21. 4DAFUN
                    22. Low Level
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                    24. Tcheb
                    25. 02fanatic
                    26. kwge30me
                    27. ///Msw3
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                    29. N15WB
                    30. rsnodgrass
                    31. autox320
                    32. bman
                    33. Ryan M
                    34. M drei 88
                    35. Eric Giles
                    36. Motoechnic2
                    37. Yourbimmer
                    38. Yamez RS
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                    • #70
                      Had a friend at work look into how many E30 M3 are register in the US, as of about 17 months ago, there are:
                      1988-1514
                      1989-491
                      1990-495
                      1991-221.
                      Total: 2721
                      I forgot the name of the company this information was obtained from, but the company I work for uses this information as a source for parts production.

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                      • #71
                        Originally posted by mikem3cabrio View Post
                        Had a friend at work look into how many E30 M3 are register in the US, as of about 17 months ago, there are:
                        1988-1514
                        1989-491
                        1990-495
                        1991-221.
                        Total: 2721
                        I forgot the name of the company this information was obtained from, but the company I work for uses this information as a source for parts production.
                        Mike - really interesting information! It'd be interesting to see if there are any updates? Based on that you could take an average and project X numbers loss per year... :wahwah:
                        1989 E30 M3 Cabrio - Nogaro Sliver / Black - 1 of 786
                        1990 E30 M3 - Sterling Silver / Black
                        1991 E30 318is - Sterling / Black (Mtech II project)

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                        • #72
                          Mike, great info. What about all the unregistered track cars and trailer queens? And by registered would it mean that they are only valid current tag cars?

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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by mikem3cabrio View Post
                            Had a friend at work look into how many E30 M3 are register in the US, as of about 17 months ago, there are:
                            1988-1514
                            1989-491
                            1990-495
                            1991-221.
                            Total: 2721
                            I forgot the name of the company this information was obtained from, but the company I work for uses this information as a source for parts production.
                            Interesting... using known production #s, here's the % registered of total imported
                            1988-50%
                            1989-49%
                            1990-61%
                            1991-74%



                            - Tire is the other control arm bushing.

                            zhpregistry.net

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                            • #74
                              I'm in!


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                              4. chutrain
                              5. 99M3Riverside
                              6. //schwartzman
                              7. e30LoVeR
                              8. ///M3 Terr
                              9. Das Boots
                              10. igor700
                              11. Topmucker
                              12. vrgnr08
                              13. JackinMidtown
                              14. Noro
                              15. NavyE30
                              16. Alpinerunner
                              17. alexw
                              18. MauiM3Mania
                              19. Feakara1
                              20.E30s4evr
                              21. 4DAFUN
                              22. Low Level
                              23. The///MadCircle
                              24. Tcheb
                              25. 02fanatic
                              26. kwge30me
                              27. ///Msw3
                              28. KoenigsbergM3
                              29. N15WB
                              30. rsnodgrass
                              31. autox320
                              32. bman
                              33. Ryan M
                              34. M drei 88
                              35. Eric Giles
                              36. Motoechnic2
                              37. Yourbimmer
                              38. Yamez RS
                              39. lyldvlsh1
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                              • #75
                                Originally posted by mikem3cabrio View Post
                                Had a friend at work look into how many E30 M3 are register in the US, as of about 17 months ago, there are:
                                1988-1514
                                1989-491
                                1990-495
                                1991-221.
                                Total: 2721
                                I forgot the name of the company this information was obtained from, but the company I work for uses this information as a source for parts production.
                                Mike, great job. I always guessed it was between 2500-3000. These numbers will
                                obviously need some fine tuning, but this is a great start.

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