There’s a bit of a blessing and a curse when it comes to the Nissan S-chassis. Admittedly, I’ve never owned one; however, it’s hard not to form some sort of opinion, given just how popular the chassis is. That’s the blessing: an absolutely immense following, aftermarket, knowledge base, and community surrounding a relatively inexpensive rear-wheel-drive driver-centric platform, and one that looks good, no less. The curse, though, stems from the same roots.
In 1973, the world was blessed with Europe’s first turbocharged production car: the BMW 2002 Turbo. With 170 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque, it was an absolute riot to drive, and paired with low production numbers, it is undoubtedly a true collector’s piece. Only 1,672 were built, making it an incredible machine to see in any garage, period. Commanding prices well over $100,000 as we approach 2020, it means they’re few and far between.
The E30 M3 has been, since my enthusiasm for BMW began, one of the coolest offerings from the marque, period. While it’s hard to ignore machines like the M1, the E9 CSL, or even my longtime favorite, the E28 M5, there’s something about the M3 that proves hard to beat.
It should come as no surprise that both fashions and trends come and go – whether its apparel, design, art, or even automotive, styles emerge and retreat with a nuanced flow. With the advent of social media, trends move faster than ever. However; a constant remains: as automotive crazes evolve and carry forth, originality, preservation, and a nod to heritage remain, and BMW builder Jeff Tighe knows this well.
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