This car has been so much more to me than just a box on wheels. Through my ownership, I have gained so much knowledge a huge new skill set. Before purchasing this money pit; I had limited experience wrenching on cars. My experience was limited to the basics; installing aftermarket parts on the ol' Subaru (like intakes, exhaust, suspension, etc.). The e30 started as a MAJOR piece of work as many of you may remember! It challenged me to adapt my skill set and detail oriented mindset to a wider ground. Actually, I have learned so many things because of this little car that I'm almost embarrassed to list them all! 😂 (including but not limited to: engine rebuilding/swapping, any maintenance work, suspension tuning, quality body and paint work, finishing work, restoration work, paint correction, detailing, sewing and upholstery, electronics and wiring, etc. etc. the list goes on and on!). As an Engineering student, this car gave me a one up among many of my peers. A form of knowledge not learned in the classroom environment, but the one learned at 1AM in the morning; bent three different ways underneath one ton of 80’s technology; solving the solution to the dilemma. Just as important were all the friendships I have formed. There are truly too many of you guys out there to list that have been a big supporting factor to this build. Pushing me through the hard times and sharing endless good laughs, good food, and good times. I'd like to thank the community of awesome people that own these old e30’s for being so supportive and friendly whenever I needed a hard to find component or a question answered!
My e30 went from the bunkiest of bunk 80's yuppie bimmers, to arguably one of the most respectable e30's in the Bay Area, and I couldn’t have done it without you guys! Today I say goodbye to the car that taught me so much. But as one door closes, another opens and a new project is on the way! One day I’ll be back in an e30. Maybe even the same one. Only time will tell!