So my husband has caught the bug and decided he wants an older M3 to use as a backup daily driver... and track car . He's been out perusing Carig's List, cars.com, etc and came across what he thinks might be a good find. A 97 M3 with 96K miles ($8K), BUT it has a salvage title. He talked to the guy last night and it was salvaged after being rear-ended. It's had frame work & body work looks good, at least from the photos. He said something to my husband about a canister in the back with the wires being cut & needing repair to pass emissions? And also mention of dash wires needing fixed. So I look to you experienced E36 owners to see if you have any sage advice on things that typically go out versus gotchas that would end up costing us more than it's worth in the long run. Like I said, it will be spending some time on a track and he's planning several upgrades to ready it for that (brakes, shocks, I'm sure a fortune could be spent)... but what's the bare-bones minimum we should start with to ensure a solid and safe car? One thing I thought of was seeing if the guy selling it would let us take it to the local dealership and ask & pay for a Used Car Inspection... Also any advice you have an salvage titles and what that means for the value of the car (is $8K a fair price)? many thanks!