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Timeless Beauty: Bonny’s BMW E30 318i on Hartge
Iman Machmud

We totally forgot from when we start adoring the simplicity of a car. Then it always come to the question that why is simplicity so alluring? It is not a simply keep adding lots and lots of either necessary or unnecessary parts to your car. It’s alll about dedication and taste. When every piece is in harmony with its core they will enhance it rather than distract it. This opinion can be linked to the car modding scene too. While the majority of car enthusiasts are fought up in pushing the limits and adding this or that to grab attention and more likes, it’s refreshing to see some unaffected by this habit. Bonny Prima and his BMW E30 1991 is a one of a few who choose this today road less traveled.

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This 1991 E30 318i was bought a year ago for him. Actually Bonny went to see it with small to no intention of actually buying it but after a while he knew it that she would be bought. It still had the original BMW gray metallic factory paint, it was very, very well-maintained, had healthy bodywork, and even had pristine interior condition, now “What more could you want!?” Bonny said.

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Next on the list was to refresh that factory paint. So the car was fully detailed, which brought the exterior back to a much more youthful state. Bonny also spent a great deal of time figuring out what wheels to go with at this time. Besides we know him as BMW enthusiasts who owned another timeless BMW inside his garage, we also fallen in love on how Bonny spent his time and efforts to make this lady loaded with all Hartge. For the wheels choice, Bonny sourced a rare set of Hartge Design C, one-piece construction with 17×8.5″ all around. The outcome of this combination left us speechless and it’s made quite an impression on the social media already as well.

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The lists of Hartge will start with it’s rare bodykit. For some people, you must thought that the exterior remains fairly stock like others. The full Hartge bodykit started from front, side skirts, and rear bumper were the only items that differenciated this car from other E30s. Rumour that we heard from Bonny that he spent most of his time sourcing this pristine Hartge kit long before he found this E30. Another details given by the Hartge front and rear badgess and also Hartge heckspoiler.

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On the interior side, Bonny put his taste on Hartge as well which shown by the classy Hartge door pin right after you open her door. A US MPH instrument cluster was also added to this car, along with the OBAC 6 buttons, OBC check controls, maplight mirror, and the classy Recaro LX Spectrum replacing both front seats. To enhance the audio quality, He installed a Pioneer DEH – X3650W, Carrozeria 4 way rear speakers and Virtue design subwoofer.

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It just goes to show that well thought-out modifying and keeping things simple can grab just as much attention as a car with every part that has been changed on it. In the end though it’s really how the Hartge style has been executed and this E30 has pulled it off brilliantly.

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