Some time ago, I "polled" this community regarding some changes I was considering with my 1988 750iL. After much thought and careful consideration, I weighed keeping it original vs. modifying it, or any degree in between. What I have decided is detailed below. First, I decided to announce what's OUT (as in "out of the question, so don't ask.") What's OUT: Selling it. Parting it out. Sheetmetal modifications. I'm done with my Alpina conversion fantasies and Frankenstein E32/E38 body mod fantasies. Powertrain modifications deviating significantly from its original configuration (i.e. not swapping in a different engine or any non-M70 engine, or doing any conversions to a stick shift [it's been done already, thank you Sanjeev for showing us the way]). What's IN: Any modifications that are not sheetmetal-related and do not change the car's identity as an E32. This leaves OPEN the possibility of swapping to a later model E32 front bumper at some point in the future. Updating the car's electronics to make it more functional, more attractive, or more efficient. I'd like to keep the car's original aesthetics if possible. Rather than having to decide between a completely original restoration at the expense of functionality, or functionality at the expense of the car's originality, I've decided to explore the limits of expanding the car's abilities without detracting from the car's identity as an E32. Under those definitions, even tasteful upgrades to the car's interior and exterior lighting are possible. I will also be exploring my car's drivetrain durability, opting to keep the car's engine and transmission as factory original as possible. 296 horsepower is plenty for me, but I wouldn't mind increasing the engine's performance if it doesn't mean a compromise in its longevity, stability, or reliability. At any rate, I just wanted to thank everyone for their input and inspiration.