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Old 07-15-2005, 02:03 PM   #1
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Default Any interest in a Euro model 1999 323ti Sport?

I am about to purchase a 1999 323ti, which was imported direct from Italy. It HAS been "federalized" to US specs (this is a VERY costly process). Obviously the car is insanely rare here, but I wan't to judge the interest/price offers I could get on it if I plan to sell it in 6 months to a year. So leave a post with how much you would pay for or if you would be interested.
It is FULLY loaded with all option plus BMW M Sport package, and is a 5 speed of course. Best part...ONLY 42,000 MILES!! I live in DC METRO area by the way.
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Old 07-15-2005, 02:24 PM   #2
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This would be the only one I have ever heard of and would truly be a collector's item in the US. I'm in the DC area and would love to see it.

You would need to find someone who really wants such a rare car otherwise people will treat it like any other car. It's like when people do a conversion or lots of mods. They rarely get what they put into it.
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Old 07-15-2005, 02:30 PM   #3
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I apologize for the multiple threads. I wasn't sure which forum people checked the most. I am trying to seal the deal on it tonight, if I do, then I will most certainly bring it to the next "meet" the club has. Let me ask you though, will it be very difficult to maintain/repair since it is not sold here? I would love to own such a rare car, but of course don't want to pay sky high prices to maintain it
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Old 07-15-2005, 02:31 PM   #4
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One more question (please excuse my ignorance, as this opportunity only presented itself yesterday, and I am not schooled in TI knowledge at all) Would the 1999 model be considered E46 style?
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I don't think it will be difficult to get it serviced. Of course you will not have a warranty.
I have a 2.8 in my ti. 328 brakes. Front suspension from an M3. Larger diff, different tranny and driveshaft. The list goes on. Basically it is a 318ti with a 2.5 liter. Most of the parts are 318ti, engine parts are available here. I've been able to align my car to 323ti specs.
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One more question (please excuse my ignorance, as this opportunity only presented itself yesterday, and I am not schooled in TI knowledge at all) Would the 1999 model be considered E46 style?
E36. 1999 was the last year for the ti. 2000 would be an E46.
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I would get it, my brother has a 1980 323i that was imported from germany. It makes the car really unique yet it's a BMW and you can still get all the parts you need for it.
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my 1997 was federalized....wish i knew how much it cost for the owner.

finding a 323ti is no problem for me, I can find 20+ right now at this min. already checked on freight from France to Miami. my dad offered to pay the freight for me if I found a good one, which I was looking, but then decided on a Club Sport instead.

If I was going to bring anything over it would be a e36 Evo or e30 Evo...other than that not much else is worth the trouble.
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323tis go from 3000 Euro to 10,000 for a really really Nice one in germany.
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how fast should I expect the 323ti to be? I looked up the E36 323is and that said 7.1s 0-60. The 323ti has the same engine but only weighs 2980 pounds, so I'm thinking it should be pretty quick?
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OT: What's the E36 Evo?

I think the 323 would be quicker...obviously. Bigger engine on a small/nimble platform. I think it would be hella fun to drive.
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OT: What's the E36 Evo?
E36 M3 with a 3.2L 321 horsepower six. It has an engine configuration similar to the S54 with individual throttle bodies. It also was offered with the SMG.
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