How far would you go to protect your prized vehicle during a hurricane? While most people would choose a garage or a storage area for it, one Florida man decided to park his BMW E30 M3 in a place where he could keep an eye on it at all times – in his living room.
Randy Jalil has become a viral sensation among car enthusiasts after he posted photos on his Instagram account of his vehicle parked inside his Port Saint Lucie home.
Jalil told Jalopnik that he decided to park his BMW inside his home because he wanted to protect his other two vehicles that were in the garage. After measuring how wide his front double doors were, he found that he had plenty of room for his car.
“I’ve owned my E30 for about 8 years now and the last few years there was a spike in value with these cars. I wasn’t risking anything! This car is absolutely my pride and joy and I will own it for years to come. I currently daily drive the car and enjoy it as much as possible. Most people nowadays will keep them tucked away in their garage to keep the value up. Cars are meant to be driven and I will always live by that.
“It’s almost in a stock form but most people refer to it as OEM+. You can also say that I purchased the right home to be able to drive my car right in. Fortunately I don’t have a wife to tell me otherwise so the morning of prior to the storm I stuffed it right into my house. I felt my chances of having the car inside the home would prevent anything from happening. Luckily it worked out the way!”
Thankfully for Jalil, he said the hurricane didn’t hit his neighborhood too badly and thanks to his ingenious thinking, his beautiful vehicle remained in pristine condition.