Sort of on topic.
*Edit: Whoops, didn't know i set the link as an image.*
Modified by mellbergVWfan at 11:12 PM 1-13-2010
Demokratikally Elekted Director of Espionage and Identity Theft and Minister of post-progressive-technical-melodic-avant-garde-metal for the Independent People's Republik of Offtopikstan
My 16v Swap thread
Oh boy, do I have an e21 story for you all.
My best friend was looking for a car, and it turns out his family friend had "some BMW" sitting in his apartment building's parking garage, it was his, but he hadn't driven it in about 10 years, he just kept paying the parking for it, so he gave it to my friend before we even knew what it was.
We went to check out the car and it was a MIIIIIIINT condition alpine white e21 with a blue interior, completely flawless, not a single dent, no evidence of rust, no fading paint, no tearing or sagging in the seats, no wear in the carpet, no sagging door cards, it was a little dusty, and the tires were flat, but other than that, there was literally no flaw with the car cosmetically speaking. To sweeten the deal, it only had 60k miles on it, and came with the original tool kit, all the tools, and all originals manuals and parts catalogs... All for the very reasonable price of exactly $0.
We were stoked. But as we walked up to the car, a rat the size of a horse comes galloping out from under the car (this was no scurry, this was a ****ing gallop, this thing was biblically huge), we figured that couldn't be a good sign, so we looked it over... We opened up the hood, and it was immaculate, the shock towers were just as clean as the outside of the car, the engine looked nearly brand new... Well... Except for the rat's nest on the intake manifold made out of old chicken wings and bread...
So I puked, we towed it home, let it sit for a few days cause we were too terrified to touch it, in case any more horse-rats were living in it. But then we washed it, got gas masks and gloves, and spent 3 days cleaning the engine bay.
We got it running, but never all that well, the rats had gotten to bits of the wiring harness, and it wouldn't have taken forever to solve all the tiny little problems... It had so much potential though.
1991 Mazda Miata BRG 1.8l swapped/1997 GMC Suburban/2003 Mini Cooper S
1971 Triumph T25/2006 Honda VTX1800C/1997 Honda Magna
Wow...I had no idea.
That first blue one....then the mont green on the Alpina wheels...and the brown in the mop shots.... :eek
I'll never fail to be impressed how well older european cars stand the test of time. An american car from 5 years ago already looks cheap and dated inside....
•1995 VW Jetta GLX •2006 Saab Aero Convertible •1970 VW Bettle •2005 Audi TT 225Q(Mrs.)
Airbags: The Padded Bra of the Automotive World.
You bastards are really not doing me any favors right now... been trying to sell my E21, but now, I just want to drive it Well, actually, I want to rip out that POS M10 and put in something with some balls, but yeah... I love E21s.
2009 MINI Cooper S
1988 BMW 325i topless