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    V10 in a BMW e30 (325)

    I found this while I was looking for some information on my much neglected BMW. The engineering, fabrication, welding and everything else was so impressive I thought I post it here, even though it's quite a few years old and not British.
    http://bmwe30cars.blogspot.com/2009/...10-engine.html
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    Re: V10 in a BMW e30 (325)

    Impressive work, but I bet there are a lot of E30 M3 fans that had a heart attack over that swap.


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    Re: V10 in a BMW e30 (325)

    That's cool! I wonder why they didn't start with a regular
    3 series,rather than an M3? The M3s are worth a lot,& very collectible,
    while you pick up the regular ones for near nothing.
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    Re: V10 in a BMW e30 (325)

    Quote Originally Posted by AngliaGT View Post
    That's cool! I wonder why they didn't start with a regular
    3 series,rather than an M3? The M3s are worth a lot,& very collectible,
    while you pick up the regular ones for near nothing.
    A couple of guesses: 1. The owner already had it and it needed restoration anyway. 2. Money was obviously not an issue. Tom
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    1959 TR3A TS58023 (in case I never finish the one above)
    1969 Triumph Herald 13/60 (a whim)
    1973 Buick Apollo (was Dad's car)
    1992 BMW325IC (fun to drive)

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    Re: V10 in a BMW e30 (325)

    I just saw one this week on Velocity Junkyard Empire, didn't I? Black, four door at least, maybe a wagon..had a fire, engine compartment, so the guy did a V-10 into it.

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