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post #5911 of 14199
You mean the Hakosuka Skyline GT-R? Those are really fucking expensive now, in 2012 a real-deal one (not a GT converted to Hakosuka GT-R) is worth at least $100K to start with, in restored condition:

http://ucar.autos.yahoo.co.jp/model/nissan/skyline-gtr/CU0349601769/

BMW E9's are around here, but as you know, CSL's travel the world now and are six-digit cars. 3.0CS and 2000CS's mostly, with automatics. Occasionally some nice 2002's here. I'd rather have a clean early 911 though, like the one I posted awhile back. I wouldn't get a vintage car that old unless it were 3rd or 4th car though, would hardly have to run if it didn't want to.
post #5912 of 14199
I thought they were up there, was looking here a while back www.rockyauto.co.jp

The regular E9's go for less than 993's here, as they are not Porsche's.

I'm not into the look of the CSL and for what I would want it for a "normal" one would do.
post #5913 of 14199
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Didn't those come with semi slicks and a cardboard trunk?
They have just shown a prototype M8, so the "M7" could be on it's way. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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I think the GT badge is saved for those ugly ass lift back things, the current 5 touring is build on the F01 platform, so doing a 6 "touring" would just be design as they can't make it bigger.
M3 touring that would be amazing and there would be a market for it as the C63 and S/RS 3/4 are doing well and have been for years.

The only thing grail worthy of the csl is it's induction system since they get rid of the maf system, though it's a great car it's more of a novelty one can easily replicate it's performance with a standard e46 m3. My old suspension put CSL's to shame and it runs on R comps on the street. The seats only slide they do not tilt iirc, the front bumper and trunk are cfrp and car only came smg.

Hroi you must be blind bc that fitment is perfect.
post #5914 of 14199
Drove a 430 this past week. Was really fun to drive, thought the paddles were responsive but the single clutch made for some interesting downshifiting, was a little more prnounced then I would have thought. There is a ton of power in that car, really is impressive.
post #5915 of 14199
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this is how my wheels look right now. 20x9 +15 front and 20x10 +20 rear
now that i look at it again, i might just leave it the way it is...it could be a bit better, but i'm not sure if i want to mess with spacers. plus i'd have to raise the rear a bit because the tire will start rubbing on the inside edge of the fender under compression
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W o w !! Very nice!!

post #5916 of 14199
I've looked at renting a 430 for a day, but you only get 100 miles. Or pay the $1.95 extra per mile, which isn't terrible, but go over 200 and you'll just accumulate more fees.

Even fire island is still 70 miles away, I can't see the logic in paying that much for so few miles.
post #5917 of 14199
I drove a friends so I wasn't worried about the miles but was more concerned about beating it up pretty bad, which I quickly realized is pretty hard to do. I drove it hard and that car begs to be driven like that. It was a little shocking the first time I downshifted, I thought I had done something wrong. It hit into gear pretty hard. Very fun car to drive though, so it might be worth the 100 miles, although i see your point in that adding up pretty quickly.
post #5918 of 14199
the problem is it's a blast to drive and it's all you want to do when you have access to one. I just need some friends like you icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #5919 of 14199
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don't remember exactly but it was north of Hillsboro Mile (figures that someone from there would own a car like this)...It was on Ocean

Hmm. I was on Federal around Glades and Yamato.
post #5920 of 14199
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the problem is it's a blast to drive and it's all you want to do when you have access to one. I just need some friends like you icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

So true, it was all I wanted to do. I took the thing out a 2 or 3 times.
post #5921 of 14199

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Took my R32 out in the hills north of LA (Angeles Crest) along with my buddy who has the BMW 1M pictured. The 1M is incredible; I had no chance of keeping up even when he wasn't driving it flat out. We found some nearly-abandoned roads and really let loose with both cars. I drove the 1M and it's probably the fastest and overall best car I've ever driven. The grip feels never-ending, the power is ever-present across the entire RPM band, and the steering is extremely tight and responsive. The turn-in is so good; this car just feels like it wants to be turning. My buddy takes it to the track and has R-compound tires he uses for that but on this day it was just on street tires. It's also bone stock currently, but he has plans to add more power soon.

 

Driving the 1M made getting back behind the wheel of the R32 feel like I was driving an 88 Corolla; super-slow, way too much body roll, and everything just felt looser. I still love my R32, but damn.

post #5922 of 14199
thanks everyone for the feedback on my car. honestly I have been messing around with these coilovers so much that I think I can't see the forest for the trees anymore
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Hmm. I was on Federal around Glades and Yamato.
i'm sure it was the same car. there are only 150 of these in NA, with only a certain number of them being white...odds are there was only one in the Boca area that night.

did you see a gray m3 matching the pic above? hehehe
post #5923 of 14199
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thanks everyone for the feedback on my car. honestly I have been messing around with these coilovers so much that I think I can't see the forest for the trees anymore
i'm sure it was the same car. there are only 150 of these in NA, with only a certain number of them being white...odds are there was only one in the Boca area that night.
did you see a gray m3 matching the pic above? hehehe

Nah, I didn't spot you. There's so many BMW's on the road that it wouldn't have stood out.
post #5924 of 14199
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Nah, I didn't spot you. There's so many BMW's on the road that it wouldn't have stood out.

I'd still be able to spot one devil.gif
post #5925 of 14199
He's right, M3's are the new Civic
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