“Saying that this car changed my life might sound a bit cheap… but it has.” That’s how Sebastien Polit begins the story of his E34. It’s been claimed countless times in StanceWorks interviews, typically yielding stories of friendships and family, but for Sebastien, he truly means it.
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As a BMW fanatic, I find myself always asking one specific question to fellow BMW owners: “Have you always been a BMW guy?” The answer has come in many forms: “My father drove my mother home from the hospital in a 2002, just after I was born,” or perhaps “I stumbled across a $500 E30 when I was 15, and it’s been downhill ever since.” Stefan Djuric’s answer came with a different tone. “Well I honestly used to despise BMWs.
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It goes without saying that for any car enthusiast with a brand preference, (let’s be honest, we all have one in some way or another) the rare and odd-ball models and versions of our favorite cars are the ones we lust after. Perhaps it’s a car that came in a unique factory color, or there’s a chance it came with special body cladding.
For BMW fans, few cars hold a higher notch on the totem pole than the E30 M3. Affectionately referred to as “God’s Chariot” within the community the M3 has been acknowledged by many publications, race car drivers, and enthusiasts as of the greatest sports cars ever made. The E30 M3 is iconic, representing an entire era of automotive history and heritage, possessing its own cult following and diehard fanatics.