1987 BMW 325is

As many of our dear readers know, I have a soft (and yes, somewhat illogical) spot for the 1987 325is. There’s been a batch of these one-year cars with low-mileage and stock condition popping up on eBay lately, with a red example last week failing to find a buyer at $8,100. This one will likely sell as it’s a no reserve auction, and despite being saddled with an automatic, the desirable color combo and sub-60,000 mile odometer are huge selling points. I also like that it has some very cool (and near impossible to find) OEM mudflaps and although the front cow-catcher air dam is missing (a shame, that), it looks to still have the OEM splash shield and possibly brake ducts, which are unique to the ’87 IS cars. That’s probably more than you needed to know. Too bad the seller didn’t track down a front valence and fog lights, as it would probably sell for a few hundred more.

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Year: 1987
Model: 325is
Engine: 2.5 liter inline-6
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 54,836 mi
Price: No reserve auction

1987 BMW 325IS Coupe with 2.5 liter gasoline engine and automatic transmission with only 54,386 original miles. Very clean inside and out. Mechanically this car is in great condition. The engine runs great and automatic transmission shifts very smoothly. Has cold air conditioning. Very dependable and road worthy car. Just turn the keys and go anywhere! Don’t miss it! This is a very hard to find car with super low miles! This is a no reserve auction and this car must be sold to the highest bidder!

I wish I had shared the red IS with you all, as it’s interesting to see a clean MY87 car with the Sports package trend towards $10K for sale by a private seller on eBay (and not a powerhouse like Enthusiast Automotive Group). If this auction ends up at $5K or greater, in my mind it shows that the 1987s are beginning to have some selling power to the point that a clean example can trump even an unfortunate automatic. If someone gets this for less than $5K, swap in a 5-speed and let it appreciate.

-Jeff

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One Comment on "1987 BMW 325is"

  1. ConservativesDefeated says:

    Had one brand new. At 19,000 miles it threw the rear end.of course it was a five speed. Factory rear end replacement at no cost and we were good for another eight years. Traded it in on a E 36 318ic.still driving it at 241,000 mles.. Dont know that I’d want an auto though.