A quick hello from me, Matt.
Brief history, bought a 1999 E36 318is coupe in Sienna Red when I was 18, loved it but as time went by it just wasn't practical as I also decided to get a dog! So off it went and in came a 2003 E46 318i Touring, a couple of years later that went and my time of owning BMW's was over (temporarily of course!)!
Anyway, last year, I bit the bullet and bought myself another 1999 E36 318is coupe, this time in Avus Blue. It had 112k on the clock and needed a few bits doing, most noticeable were the lower Wishbone Bushes, Tyres and a front Brake Calliper, but generally it was in great shape, a very original car which was just what i wanted. The previously mentioned bits complete the car is now looking and running great!
It's had a few additions by me too, including genuine rear headrests, new genuine gear knob, a genuine M3 front spitter and I'm just in the final stages of installing a genuine E36 PDC kit. My plan is and has always been to keep the car original with OEM kit, I'm not wanting to mod it, just tweak and improve!
Still planned are a stainless exhaust, a speaker and head unit upgrade plus some bodywork as there's a few bubles on one of my rear arches.
I'm also hoping through this forum to make contact with gunner1, I've read a lot on here and other forums about the Induction Kit heat shield and want one - so gunner1, if you're reading - drop me a line if you're still making them / have some available.
Anyway, cheers all that's me - look forward to chatting! I'll try and get some pics up soon!