1987 BMW 325is 5-speed Coupe.

About a month ago I made the ultimate gear head decision of selling my reliable, modern car, for a risky vintage asset. The car in question is an all original E30, leave for the stereo. The fact that it has been kept in original condition for 26 years is what truly attracted me to this particular E30. Jumping inside is like piloting a time capsule. It's a tremendous, liberating, and totally awesome experience. 

Except for... the aftermarket stereo. Those damn flashy lights take away completely from the experience. It is the number one thing that grinds my gears about the lovely Bimmer. Unfortunately original Blaupunkt with the original harnass and codes go for well over $80 + shipping, and I keep sitting here and thinking that there must be one of these units floating around in someones basement, ready to be handed out for a fiver. Especially since these units were used in all German cars throughout the 80's. I'd hereby like to invite anyone with one of these old units to step forward and donate one. Please and thank you.

Anywho, I took advantage of the great weather we were having in October and took the zim zimma who's got the keys to ma bimma for a spin. I was joined by my friend and his 1986 Porsche 944 (link for pics) and we decided to park nearby Lions Bay on the North Shore here in Vancouver for some clicks.

It was a great day, and I couldn't have been happier with my purchase. Until it broke. And it was towed. And it spent 8 days at the mechanic. But let's talk about that later, as tonight I just want to bask in the happy memories that were that particular fall day in October. Auf wiedersehen!