This particular BMW 325is brings back a lot of memories for me, as it is almost identical to my first car, an Alpine White 325is. Mine was of 1988 vintage with the larger bumpers, tan leather interior and slightly smaller basketweave BBS wheels with gold centers. A great car that was, and this ’89 example for sale in Georgia has me pining for another E30. With the slimmer bumpers and nicely contrasting red leather interior, this one is a looker and a decent alternative to those who pine after an E30 M3 but are on a budget.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1989 BMW 325is on eBay
Engine: 2.5 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 90,241 mi
Price: $11,500 Buy It Now
1989 BMW 325is, I am offering this for a customer. Purchased by the current owner 10yrs ago and hardly used. This car was part of a European car collection and the owners taste have changed. The car sat in an air conditioned garage 99% of the last 10yrs. Recently the car was recommissioned and included a fluid service, new fuel pump, brake master cyl. and 4 new tires.
Mechanically: The car runs and drives very well. The stupid oil level light and coolant lights stay on. The levels are perfect. I am sure this is a symptom of the lack of regular use. The odometer failed the 2nd day he had the car and the miles added over the last 10 yrs are practically none. The dashboard was sun damaged and cracked when he purchased the car and was changed out with one from another car. It is in perfect condition. The car stops, shifts and runs as it should.
Cosmetically the car is very striking with white over red leather with gold BBS style wheels. He had the seats professionally recovered in a red leather similar in shade to the newer BMW’s as well as a new carpet kit installed.
The only modifications have been a set of H&R lowing springs and BBS Style wheels and M Steering wheel. The car includes the stock springs and stock BBS wheels with purchase.
Please call with questions and full rundown on the cars condition and we welcome pre- purchase inspections at the buyer’s expense.
Joe Frazar 912-667-1704
I’ve never had the opportunity to drive an original M3, which pains me. That is high up on my to do list. But, I’ve always been impressed with the capability of the M20 inline-6. For everything from the grocery run to track days, this is a very capable motor with a smooth powerband coupled to a famously smooth clutch and gearbox combination (if you go the three pedal route). The asking price for this one is right in the ballpark, given what we’ve seen good 325is models fetch in the past year. While they’ve only recently begun gaining ground in value, I doubt this is a fad. Enthusiasts are recognizing the E30’s goodness and it seems the 2002 successor by two generations is following in its footsteps.