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3 series 30-year history


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presse photo from my pile::

"The new BMW 3 Series coupe and it 30-year history"

The new BMW 3 Series coupe and it's "ancestors". The

02 and the first 3 Series (second and third from the

left) were only available as 2-door versions. The

predecessor (rear right), phased out in 1990, already

had a 4-door varient. Just like the latest addition to

the BMW range, the 700 coupe(rear left) was also

derived from the saloon."

March 13, 1992

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'86 R65 650cc #6128390 22,000m
'64 R27 250cc #383851 18,000m
'11 FORD Transit #T058971 28,000m "Truckette"
'13 500 ABARTH #DT600282 6,666m "TAZIO"

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I recently got an e21 baur - amazed at how tinny and cheap the structure feels compared to an 02. Impressive that with thinner metal they achieved better crash results though. The front wings and inner front panel are like paper in comparison. The baur is also horribly flexible (and no, it's not rotten)!

Looking forward to selling it - that's my last forray into modern car ownership ;-)

 

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Impressive that with thinner metal they achieved better crash results though.

And you haven't seen newer cars such as the e46. You can literally cut thru sheetmetal with a sardine can opener... No wonder that chassis has problems with the rear suspension pick-up points tearing out...

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Brake harder. Go faster.

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Impressive that with thinner metal they achieved better crash results though.

And you haven't seen newer cars such as the e46. You can literally cut thru sheetmetal with a sardine can opener... No wonder that chassis has problems with the rear suspension pick-up points tearing out...

Imagine how heavy they'd be with all the modern kit and old fashioned build quality. It's all disposable crap - I'm getting back down the garage to work my Neue Klasse!

 

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