I've had a small selection of BMW's since passing my test in 2009, mainly E30's and E36's...
My first one was a 1998 318ti M-sport compact which was good fun with the m44 engine in it, I'd always liked the look of E30's so bought the only one I could find, a 325 touring.
Twin e30 tourings by srblythe, on Flickr
It was a great car but having moved out of my parents house and working in a crap low paid job I couldn't afford to run it and it became neglected in my parents garage.
WP_20130510_004 by srblythe, on Flickr
It eventually needed moved and without anywhere else to keep it, it sadly went to a local BMW breaker...
I also had this 318is
DSCF7392_2 by srblythe, on Flickr
It looked great after a good polishing but it was actually a bit of a shed. I ended up swapping it for an E34 530i which I sold on a bit later.
Next E30 was a 316
DSCF7417 by srblythe, on Flickr
I swapped a set of E21 mahles and a 5 speed Polo gearbox for the 316 then went on to swap the 316 for a 318is with m52 fitted.
WP_20131109_009 by srblythe, on Flickr
FB_20131112_06_56_49_Saved_Picture by srblythe, on Flickr
It was incredibly quick and great fun to drive but I felt that continuing to drive it might result in a driving ban so I sold it and bought a Volvo 240.
New Car Volvo 240 by srblythe, on Flickr
I'd always loved the look of E28's so when the opportunity to get one came up I took it. It was basically a trade of a dead Alfa for an E28 with some bits missing.
DSC_8774 by srblythe, on Flickr
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DSC_6032 by srblythe, on Flickr
DSC_5179-1 by srblythe, on Flickr
I knew it was missing the engine and gearbox but what I didn't know was the diff and the fuel tank was also missing which left me feeling a little bit disheartened with it. I knew I could pick up an m20 and gearbox easily enough but I thought finding a diff and fuel tank might be tricky so I swapped the car for this.
DSC_6090 by srblythe, on Flickr
10635759_718116174933496_3415806232005432430_n by srblythe, on Flickr
I sold it onto a friend for mega cheap mates rates of £400, I'm sure it's now for sale on ebay with an extra zero on the price and still in the same condition...
I've probably had around 20 different cars since then but there was always an E28 shaped hole in my collection so when this one came up for sale locally and under a grand I thought it was worth a punt...
DSC_0623 by srblythe, on Flickr