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Florida man puts BMW in house to protect from Hurricane Matthew

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A South Florida man who worried for the safety of his BMW amid Hurricane Matthew decided to protect the car by driving it into his house.

Randy Jalil of Port St. Lucie said he only had enough room in his garage for two of his collectible BMWs during the weekend storm, so he set about finding a more creative solution for his BMW E30 M3.

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Jalil posted a series of photos to Instagram showing the car parked behind the couch inside his home.

"Thankfully, the hurricane didn't hit us bad at all here in Port Saint Lucie, Fla.," he told Jalopnik. "I basically had the idea to put the E30 M3 in the house because we wanted to save any other cars from the damaging winds or flooding. So two other vehicles were in the garage. Nothing fancy, just a couple of old BMWs. So I took a tape measure to see how wide the double doors were. It measured 73 inches, I then took that to my car and realized there was a ton of room on each side."

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Jalil posted a video showing how he carefully backed the car out of the house through the double doors after the storm had passed.

"I've owned my E30 for about eight 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," Jalil said.

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