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      Year: 1973
      Manufactured Date: 05/30/1973
      Original Color: Malaga
      Sunroof: Standard
      Transmission: 5 Speed Manual
      Current Color: Ruby Red
      Current Owner: jgerock
      Past Owners: Brandon
      Location: Alexandria, Virginia, 22310
      Last Sold: 12/17/2006

    So far - here is what I believe is the history of this car:

    Car produced on 5/30/1973
    Delivered to BMW Importer (Max Hoffman in NY) on 6/4/1973
    1)  Dentist from NJ:  1973? to 1978?
    2)  Bill O'Brian (PA): 1978?  to 11/20/2000
    3)  Matthew Reinhart (MD)  11/20/2000 to 9/27/2003 (restoration completed 3/1/2003)
    4) Jeremy Davenport (MA)  9/27/2003 to 12/17/2006
    5) Jim Gerock (VA)  12/17/2006 to present
    Almost every part of this car has been redone by me during my ownership.  I still have the original seats, 4 speed transmission, shifter and set of tii steel wheels and hub caps.
    H&R springs with Bilstein HD shocks
    I.E. fixed front camber mounts
    Suspension Techniques 22/19 sway bars
    3.91 LSD replaced the stock open 3.64 diff (chewed spider gears)
    14x6 Superlite brand wheels with 185-60-14 Dunlop Direzza tires
    Correct narrow front grills.
    New center grill 
    H4 headlights with Susquehanna Motorsports wiring harness/relays
    e30 318is in-tank electric fuel pump
    Recaro Monza brown cloth front seats
    Kenwood CD receiver,  BMW antenna, Infinity 6x9 rear speakers
    Updated 5 speed shifter from 2002 Haus
    Lee's (Massive) 5 speed transmission mounting brackets
    Portland Driveline Service driveshaft with febi/Bilstein 6 hole guibo
    E-brake bearing kit sourced from Grice Mulligan
    Replacement front seat belts from Al (Blue Devils)
    New BMW windshield with BMW seal
    New BMW fuzzy seals with aluminum upper trim for both doors
    New rear window seal (BMW brand) with Hella 3rd brake light
    Mobrighta upgraded rear tail lights with URO reproduction lenses
    Momo wood steering wheel (on the car when I bought it). Just replaced by older Racemark leather wheel.
    New window regulators
    Heater box rebuilt with new Bosch fan motor
    New wiper pivots and rods
    New high beam stalk
    New turn signal/wiper stalk
    Intermittant wiper upgrade (from Sherman Martinez)
    Stock tii muffler (Eberspacher brand from BLUNT)
    Stock tii exhaust manifold with downpipe (both Jet-Hot coated)
    AEM analog wideband 02 sensor
    Original engine and cylinder head
    KF pump rebuilt (Fairchild) 
    All new KF linkage parts
    Replacement fuel injectors
    2nd overbore pistons (re-ringed using Goetz brand rings)
    Replaced rod bearings
    New oil pump, sprocket and chain
    Cutting ring head gasket
    Cylinder head decked and valves vacuum tested by JF Motors in Arlington VA
    tii distributor rebuilt/recurved by Advanced Distributors
    Recent front subframe bushing replacement with steering box re-sealed.
    Recent water pump, KF belt and all new coolant hoses installed.
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