I know this isn't the most popular part of the forum but I just had to share some of my excitement with somebody. About a year ago I bought my first BMW e30 325ix, I absolutely loved that car. I drove it every day and happily spent the money for the thirsty I6. Unfortunately on some fateful day, in a neighborhood on my way to my final High School exam a young lady running late for work and speeding along with texting, ran a red going 45 in a 25 and T-boned me on the driver side. She took my baby from me, and almost my life. Luckily my trusty 325ix died for me and I by some miracle walked with just a concussion. They aren't build like they used to be. This period was when I started getting into watches and watchmaking actually, I no longer had car projects to work on and wanted to keep my mind off the accident. Here is a photo of her, (I named her Gertrüd). So fast forward almost exactly a year later. I stumble across a friend from my instagram account @gertruds.garage, who listed their EXACT SAME CAR, 1988 325ix black leather interior, 5 speed red, coupe. For 4k less that I sold mine for to the insurance company. I snagged it right up. I'll be going to pick it up next week. Here is Getrüd II I figured I would make a stupid list of every thing that is the same by some kind of miracle. - Model, year, and spec (FYI there are only 68 manual IX coupes ever delivered to the US) - 5 speed manual (the only way) - Red Paint (paint condition is also similar) - OEM BBS basketweaves - Thule Roof rack (I had swapped in a different faring but I had that exact one) - Black leather interior with Recaro sport seats with a small tear on the driver side. Yep, same spot. - OEM Radio wiring and premium audio (He shares the same obsession with making it look period correct) - IS lip - Plastic bumper conversion - Pop out rear windows The only things that weren't the same were things I was eventually going to do, It's almost as if it lived on and somebody else took care of it. If fact, it would probably have had the same number of miles if I had driven it like I had before. Coincidence? I think not.