The musical mashup has gained massive popularity in the past decade, for better or worse, though it’s been thriving in the automotive world for over a century. And while hyperactive fit-everything-you-can mashup artists like Girl Talk cover an impressive array of artists and sounds, I’m a bigger fan of mashups that exercise a degree of control or at least a theme, like Wu-Tang Clan vs. The Beatles, with entire albums based on a single theme of using similar parts to make better even better music. Today’s unique German auto is definitely a mashup, but follows the well-chosen Bavarian theme to excellent effect. Like mashing up the Beatles, it helps to start from an extremely solid starting point, in this case the non-U.S. E30 Touring, in my eyes second only to the M3 as the best looking E30. From there, the seller started layering solid additions, ending up with something totally new and unique out of found parts.
The seller’s awesomeness in creating this machine is countered by his meager photos and description, but it’s enough to whet the appetite:
euro s50b30, zf trans, 3.25 lsd w/finned diff cover, e36m3 front 5 lug, m roadster rear. TC Kline coilovers, Koni double adjustable shocks. IE camber plates, THR lollipops. Smoked hella euro smileys. “is” front lip. M tech II steering wheel. Staggered m contour wheels with goodyear eagle f1 235/40/17’s all around with under 1k miles. sterling silver exterior with grey sport cloth interior, heated front seats (though both seat bottoms have rips). Scytek 2 way alarm. Titled and registered in new york state.
Obviously a lot of investigation must be done to determine if this is worth the money, but it’s certainly an exciting mix of well-chosen parts grafted into an awesome and rare 80s wagon. I love the styling choices and the mechanical mods make this sound like a very fun machine. As a fan of unique and odd mixes, this E30 is an awesome example of mashing together parts, creating a whole great than their sum.