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Old 09-05-2012, 05:44 PM   #3081
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Miles should keep 190E and leave it siphoning his assets away.
Everyone spends their money on something. If not one thing, than it's another. If your hobby is cheap and easy to obtain, it's probably not a very impressive hobby.
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lol, what would selling me the car get? Like, a years worth of gas at most.
That's it? Aren't they super-rare and expensive? Like $10K?
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Everyone spends their money on something. If not one thing, than it's another. If your hobby is cheap and easy to obtain, it's probably not a very impressive hobby.
You spend money on tools.

190E still not running.

You buy more tools.

We are not impressed with your hobby.
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That's it? Aren't they super-rare and expensive? Like $10K?
Good condition and running, 15k+

The hard part is that the car can't deal with sunlight or sitting in storage, so most 190E's end up either with faded paint, non-working fuel injection systems, or both.
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190E still not running.

You buy more tools.

We are not impressed with your hobby.
Don't you have your own hobbies to worry about?
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Good condition and running, 15k+

The hard part is that the car can't deal with sunlight or sitting in storage, so most 190E's end up either with faded paint, non-working fuel injection systems, or both.
I know someone who's eager to paint. Not well, but eager.
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That would require a non-running car.
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Meh, the 356's don't have too many parts so they're easy to work on. But lots of $$ is spent on body work and originality. The average restoration for a decent driver on a standard 356 coupe or cabriolet is around 60k depending on the work needed. Concours restorations can easily start around 150-200k. A few years ago, we saw a roadster the same year as mine being restored to compete in the same level of Concours that mine did. The guy was 350k+ into the restoration and it wasn't finished.

None of these prices include the actual price of the car. It's an older crowd that's into them and they've driven the prices of these things rediculiously high. Good for me I guess, but it keeps anyone in our age group from purchasing one. Which would you rather have, an old 60hp, 4cyl Porsche, or a new Ferrari?
Asking price was $32.9k...wonder what it sold for.

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I know someone who's eager to paint. Not well, but eager.
Well I have an E30 that I'd be willing to donate for painting, but the 190E I am very hesitant to hand out for painting.
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Well I have an E30 that I'd be willing to donate for painting, but the 190E I am very hesitant to hand out for painting.
Don't look at me, I'm not eager.
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Don't look at me, I'm not eager.
Yeah, I was wondering whether to ask if it was you or not, since I offered quite a bit at one point and saw no real interest.

Chances are I'd bring my car to Oliver for painting. Sadly that's not going to happen soon because the paint job costs almost as much as the welder I was planning on buying.
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I'll paint your car eventually. Besides, you don't seem all that eager to get it running anyway.
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In the E36 M3. Runs fine until it warms up. Bought it as a project.
Then what happens?
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Then what happens?
Then we give up, eat overpriced, mediocre food, then go back in garage for a game of slap-and-tickle.
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I'll paint your car eventually. Besides, you don't seem all that eager to get it running anyway.
The whole reason I took it apart was because it was running only like 60%. Skipped timing chain, worn chain guides, updated parts, etc...
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When you are relying on OEM poo to support your argument, your reasons are probably pretty sh´tty.



And I still can't beat 3 simultaneously dead cars.
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You can and you did, lol. All of those cars could still start and move under their own power. Yours has its guts spilling out and poo spilled in it.
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That's more comforting to hear than previous comments.
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