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I feel like mystic paint is one of the most 90s things for a car and that looks like one of the highest quality color shifting paint jobs I've ever seen. I like it, and given that the R34 is a classic 90s car, it suits it perfectly.
 

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Beautiful car and beautiful shots.

Here's one thing I've never understood about the R34's styling: the wheel arches.

The front fenders flare in a circular manner. The rear fenders flare in a horizontal manner. I love flared fenders but it's strange that there is this stylistic difference front to back. I know horizontal flares can be hard to incorporate in the front due to less space, but still this seem stylistically incongruent.

 

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Beautiful car and beautiful shots.

Here's one thing I've never understood about the R34's styling: the wheel arches.

The front fenders flare in a circular manner. The rear fenders flare in a horizontal manner. I love flared fenders but it's strange that there is this stylistic difference front to back. I know horizontal flares can be hard to incorporate in the front due to less space, but still this seem stylistically incongruent.
it's a nod to the original's flares, which were round in the front, and had a horizontal component to the rear bodywork:



Even the R32 had a bit of that front/rear difference:

 

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Beautiful car and beautiful shots.

Here's one thing I've never understood about the R34's styling: the wheel arches.

The front fenders flare in a circular manner. The rear fenders flare in a horizontal manner. I love flared fenders but it's strange that there is this stylistic difference front to back. I know horizontal flares can be hard to incorporate in the front due to less space, but still this seem stylistically incongruent.

It's how the body lines have gone starting with the R32.

 

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Awesome pictures! I've always had a soft spot for the R34. The purple makes it that much cooler.

That's a neat part of the city to take pictures, too. I have a friend that used to live in the Bottom, and I always like the feel of the neighborhood.
 

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Great shots! Excellent color-grab

Beautiful car and beautiful shots.

Here's one thing I've never understood about the R34's styling: the wheel arches.

The front fenders flare in a circular manner. The rear fenders flare in a horizontal manner. I love flared fenders but it's strange that there is this stylistic difference front to back. I know horizontal flares can be hard to incorporate in the front due to less space, but still this seem stylistically incongruent.
As an R32 owner, this is the only thing I dislike about the car too.
 

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This is the best looking R34 I've ever seen. If this were a 4 door, and for sale, I'd off load so much to try to afford it. :eek:
 

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As much as I loved R34's from photos before, it truly looks even better in person. And I have always been a sucker for purple with BMW Daytona violet being my favorite but midnight purple II is hands down the best color I have ever seen and when I get my Stagea in 2 years, I will 100% do an R34 front end swap and paint the car MP II. I feel like I just can't wait for them to be legal and may buy one next year to store in Japan while I wait.
 
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