Okay, I figure it’s time to tell you guys what I’ve been spending most of my time and money on. This ’97 BMW 323i Touring has been my ongoing project since November 2009. Let’s start with a quick recap to get you up to date, as there’s been LOTS of changes.
I bought the car bone stock with 200.000 kms on the clock. Lots of the options boxes ticked: automatic a/c, power sliding roof, 4x power windows, heated leather seats, on-board computer, front and side airbags, arm rest, etc.
First thing I did, was to swap out the suspension for the set of AP coilovers and Wiechers strut brace I still had from my previous 320i sedan. At the same time, I also swapped in the headlights and smoked turns and fogs from my sedan as well.
I bought a set of Rial Type A mesh wheels in 8.5×17 ET13 and 9.5×17 ET20. I decided to run these in 2011. They would be polished with a few black accents… but like most things in life… things never turn out the way you expect.
In December 2010 disaster struck. Gracefully, I slid into a sign pole and had damaged my precious car. The rear quarter panel was dented next to the tail light (I was lucky I didn’t damage my rare MHWs!) and I broke the rear M bumper.
And this is where I’ll leave things for now… stay tuned for part 2 of the recap!