Previously i have had an ra28 celica with a built 1ggte, an R32 GTR that got smashed by some hit and run scumbag who has some bad luck coming their way, and an sr20det 180sx.
After deciding 6 months ago to get out of the car scene and save to travel, i started to feel the itch again. During May i went to time attack with some mates and the sights, smells and primarily the NOISE! made me realise that i wanted a race car and i wanted it now. An E30 M3 racing on the day caught my eye, as i drove past a gorgeous e30 sedan everyday on the way to and from work and always annoyed my mates by making them look whenever we were nearby. When the commodore wagon i was driving at the time gave up the ghost, i was on the hunt for a new car and to hell with traveling.
Two weeks ago, i saw my dream E30 up on carsales for a very good price. I couldnt believe it. I rang the owner and went through the motions, she was clean as could be and next thing i knew i was the proud owner of the 1990 E30 Sedan that i had envied for so long.
Specs for the moment are as follows
1990 E30 318i Sedan
Standard M10 engine
Powerchipped standard ECU
Factory fitted M Technic Bodykit (which i understand is very rare)
M Technic gearknob
Lowered on Pedders sports riders all round
15x8 +0 Sportmaxx with red centres
Yokohama S-Drive 185-50-15 all round
She currently scrubs at the back a little but i should have that sorted soon. My plans for the moment are to install coilovers, most likely BC as i live 5 minutes from Just Jap, which requires a bit of work like cutting and shutting the front spindles and strengthening the rear strut towers. Down the line i am considering an engine coversion to a ca18det, which i know will offend the purists but they are cheap and strong, with the current engine being very expensive to get reasonable numbers out of. My first consideration is always reliability as this is my daily driver as well as my hopeful track car, so we will see. So far none of the normal euro garages have been too forthcoming with information on the conversion but there are a few frankenstein cars floating around the internet that will provide inspiration for me. For the moment im just enjoying having a good looking car that handles beautifully.
Here are a couple of photos of her from Saturday when i went for a drive with a mate who also rolls in an E30.