I haven’t checked out Enthusiast Auto Group’s website in a while (what can I say, I hate crying myself to sleep), but they appear to still be in the hunt for clean, non-M3 E30s. It’s great to see, quite frankly, because there are some very decent cars out there that would otherwise be subjected to the hackings and swappings of the bandwagon that’s currently discarded their JDM’d 240SXs in favor of the lovely 3er. This 318is is the preferred spec of the M42-equipped lineup, and the upgraded wheels are the only deviation from stock that I can see. Fun fact: these OEM accessory rollers were primarily sold as upgrades for the E36. I came into possession of an early 90s BMW accessories brochure, right at the cross-over from the E30 to the E36. These wheels were listed alongside things like the venerable Husco armrest and E30-specific roof rack. Therefore, as much as I love the OEM basketweaves, these are actually period correct!
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If you missed last week’s awesome Westfalia that Nate wrote up, you missed a great example of the breed – as Nate put it, all you could ask for in a Vanagon. But if you don’t need the kitchen and awesomely cool pop-top, you can save a bunch of money and still have the Vanagon experience. Granted, you could argue that a large part of the appeal of the Vanagon is those camper Westfalias, but there’s a neat simplicity about the non-camper version. Today there is a stunningly clean version of the regular Vanagon GL on Ebay:
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1991 Volkswagen Vanagon GL on eBay
A few weeks ago, Paul took a look at a beautiful 1991 M5, a car often lost in the shuffle. It’s not that it wasn’t an impressive car; it’s just that the cars that bookend it have been lumped into “Legendary” status and the E34 model has not. The E28, long also ignored, has finally gotten the recognition it deserves as a fantastic and great looking sports sedan; similarly, the 400 horsepower E39 – the car that redefined the market – is already being considered by most the car to have. That leaves the smart buyer to look at the quite stylish, silly fast E34 model, most notable for being the last of the “handbuilt” M cars. Today, there’s a nice example on Craigslist:
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1991 BMW M5 on Craigslist.org
Among iconic 911s, the 930 and early 964 Turbo stand together and for many of us who grew up in the ’80s the brash style and aggressive dynamics these cars possessed are the attributes that remain most identifiable for the Porsche marque itself. While the 964 Turbo is stylistically differentiated from the 930, the two models shared the same engine. The 3.3 liter turbo-charged flat-six of the 964 was refined and more powerful than that of the 930, but it remained a tried-and-true unit well known for delivering its power with ferocity, not subtlety. Unlike the more highly regarded 993 Turbo, the 964 was rear wheel drive only, a fact that, in itself, should keep these cars in high demand on the collector market for years to come. While the later 3.6 Turbo and Turbo S should remain the true kings, the 3.3 liter Turbo is no slouch. The car we have featured here, located just outside of Atlanta, is a Black 1991 Porsche 911 Turbo with Cashmere leather interior, an outstanding combination coveted by many.