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Thread: Has you seen my Byzanz? E36 M3/4

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    Has you seen my Byzanz? E36 M3/4

    Alright so this thread will be home to the first couple of photoshoots I take of my 1997 Byzanz Metallic M3 (picked up about a month ago).


    Little bit about the car:
    I'm third owner and she has 186k on her
    5 speed
    black sport interior
    P/O took care of her
    Car is on Bilstein/ H&R combo


    Unfortunately all you get for now is this teaser shot.




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    Last edited by turbotime; 09-13-2011 at 10:45 PM.

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    I LOVE that color.
    i3 & Z3 M Coupe

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    looks good sometimes.. other times not so much

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    here we go again

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    Construction.
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    ^get it?

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    I thought this wasnt an oem color at first, but than i saw another car the same color. and i was like OMGWTF!!

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    Love it! When the time comes to replace my daily, a Byzanz is on the short list!

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    The color can shift so dramatically depending on lightning... As soon as I saw the car in person I knew I would buy it.

    If you haven't seen one outside of the internet you are missing out on the true nature of teh byzanz color




    Edit: Writing this post made me have to walk downstairs just now and peek in the garage to have a look myself... its that good
    Last edited by turbotime; 09-13-2011 at 11:07 PM.

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    Looks nice, but I'm not really feeling the ASAs... it would look perfect without the tint and some LTWs.

    Edit: Are those all chrome kidneys?


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    That's pretty sweet. Reminds me of the sunset orange metallic GM makes.

    So I used the E36M3 mailing list to ask about this color and blah, blah, blah about my new car. Turns out that my car is one of three byzanz M3's produced for the US market. One, I know, is in the northwest and I've yet to find the third one. So this unique car needed a unique name. I tossed it around back and forth and couldn't come up with anything. My last car, the Mustang was easy. It looked like a skunk and Pepe Le Pew is the only famous skunk I ever heard of, so Pepe it was. This car was a tough one, I was all out of ideas. I thumbed through the baby-names book, nothing. I grabbed The Fiction Writer's Silent Partner off my bookshelf and started looking over the chapter on creating names for characters that reflect their personality. The name Penny was at the bottom of the first section and it immediately caught my attention. A Lincoln penny is copper, the car is copper colored. It just clicked and it's been Penny ever since.


    pretty rare too.
    Last edited by e39alpine5; 09-13-2011 at 11:14 PM.

    1996 328is SOLD 2001 525i-SOLD

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy5000 View Post
    Looks nice, but I'm not really feeling the ASAs... it would look perfect without the tint and some LTWs.

    Edit: Are those all chrome kidneys?
    I too am not really feeling the ASAs; hence them being for sale in my sig

    On the prowl for certain OEM wheels already so don't you worry.

    I'm not a fan of the kidneys either; Purchasing black ones asap

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    I think Ive seen you in Shelton. Beautiful car.

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    I think Ive seen you in Shelton. Beautiful car.

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    Hey man, met you when you first got the car! I'm the pizza delivery boy! Haha looks nice but the pics don't do the color justice

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    haha. too easy.

    Quote Originally Posted by BSloss13 View Post
    Hey man, met you when you first got the car! I'm the pizza delivery boy! Haha looks nice but the pics don't do the color justice

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    Welcome to the rare color club. I've got Byzanz's evil twin

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    whats so special aboutit

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    Quote Originally Posted by BL Dozier View Post
    whats so special aboutit

    Its a very rare color on an E36 M3... Less then 500 made (I think)

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    The 328s that you have seen were not byzanz, FYI

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    Welcome to THE club! Here's mine:



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    Quote Originally Posted by Slvr328IS View Post
    The 328s that you have seen were not byzanz, FYI
    Yup, they're Sierrarot Metallic, which is what I have. Pretty much just as rare of a color though.

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    I have one too

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    just looks like another macco paint sceme, you're saying its
    rare

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    Nice ride. I saw you getting on merrit parkway yesterday morning
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