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Hi, nice to be here!

Long time lurker, recent member, first time poster. My first car (after I my parent's mini-van in high school) was an '85 E30 coupe, and I drive an '03 E46 M3 now.
I've wanted an E9 for my entire adult life, and finally am in a place in life to see if I can find a match. I'm looking at a 2800 that's currently near Daytona Beach, FL and I'm based in LA.

Can anyone recommend a good shop out there, that knows these cars, that I could have do an inspection on it?

Thanks!
Sam
 
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Really odd that someone would do a CSL body kit on a 2800. Also odd someone would put a M30b35 engine in the car, but they tear out the fuel injection for a set of Weber downdraft carbs.
 

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Yea, but he's only asking 40k which if it's solid (and this seller knows coupes) it's well worth it it with a 5spd, 3.5 and a decent Petri already... Need to have someone look it over but that can be said about any coupe doesn't matter what the price point is...
 

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Really odd that someone would do a CSL body kit on a 2800. Also odd someone would put a M30b35 engine in the car, but they tear out the fuel injection for a set of Weber downdraft carbs.
I'm still very new to this world, why do you say odd about the body kit?
 

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Really odd that someone would do a CSL body kit on a 2800. Also odd someone would put a M30b35 engine in the car, but they tear out the fuel injection for a set of Weber downdraft carbs.

People have been putting bat kits on 2800CS since 1972. I don’t think it is odd at all.

I draw a lot of inspiration from beautiful carbureted B35’s such as the one in @m5bb ’s e9. Running a motronic B35 in an e9 is equally odd, and arguably less appropriate. Who am I to say however?
 

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People have been putting bat kits on 2800CS since 1972. I don’t think it is odd at all.

I draw a lot of inspiration from beautiful carbureted B35’s such as the one in @m5bb ’s e9. Running a motronic B35 in an e9 is equally odd, and arguably less appropriate. Who am I to say however?

I guess to my way of thinking, it is somewhat like the folks who put M badges and other cosmetic stuff from M cars onto non-M cars. The fins are really only useful at fairly high rates of speed. Then again, he has upgraded the engine, so there is that.
 

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Darn, the link isn't active anymore.

@floridamax (I think his name is Ian) is the closest and it just maybe his car.

I'm 45 minutes north in Saint Augustine and Daytona bike week aside, I could go look at it but you really need to have a proper PPI done on it. Im not familar enough with the Daytona area so I can't reccomend anyone.
 

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I guess to my way of thinking, it is somewhat like the folks who put M badges and other cosmetic stuff from M cars onto non-M cars. The fins are really only useful at fairly high rates of speed. Then again, he has upgraded the engine, so there is that.

I wonder when the spoilers enter into the realm
of acceptable modification. Off the top of my head I could rattle off four members here with bat kits bolted to their non-bat CSL. Is that the same as an M badge?
 

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I wonder when the spoilers enter into the realm
of acceptable modification. Off the top of my head I could rattle off four members here with bat kits in their non-bat CSL. Is that the same as an M badge?
I would say when you take your car to occasional trackdays
 
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