Being an East Coaster, I look upon car enthusiasts in California with envy. Washington, DC isn’t really a car guy kind of town. There’s a lot of fancy new machinery tooling around the block here, but anyone can go out and buy a new car provided they have the resources. The classics, however, seem scarce. As such, it makes me lust after a modern classic like this BMW 318i Cabriolet even more, just to stand out from the herd. There seems to be a never ending supply of clean, rust-free classics on the left coast and this open-roofed Bimmer fits the description.
Click for more details: 1992 BMW 318i on eBay
Model: 318i Convertible
Engine: 1.8 liter inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 136,906 mi
Price: No reserve auction
For sale is an excellent condition 1992 BMW 318ic 5 Speed with 136k original miles with a clean and clear title and Carfax report. Excellent example of this year and model. Runs and drives excellent! It is in excellent shape for a nearly 22 year old car, showing little to no wear and tear. Tool kit included (as seen in photos). Please contact me with any questions prior to bidding. Serious bidders only please!
1.8 liter engine runs excellent. Starts right up and idles smoothly. No oil leaks. Clean coolant and all fluids are up to level.
5-speed manual transmission, no grinding or slipping. Good shifter bushings with shifter going to center as its supposed to.
All original factory black leatherette interior, excellent condition, no rips or tears, carpets clean and not soiled, clean crack-free dash (as seen in photos)
PAINT AND BODY
Body is in excellent shape with original factory paint in beautiful condition, very glossy. No dents or dings at all. Manual top in excellent condition with no tears or cuts. Still has good seals. Rear plastic window still in great clear condition.
WHEELS AND TIRES
Just had brand new tires installed with 205/60/14 size. Clean factory wheels still in great silver colors.
ELECTRICAL AND ACCESSORIES
Factory A/C system (recent service) that works great and blows cold, All power windows correctly except for rear drivers side rear little window. Not sure why not going down didn’t have time to look at it. Power locks and mirrors work correctly. Pioneer CD player in dash. Car phone does not work.
Original factory exhaust system that is in great shape. No rust or leaks.
SUSPENSION AND BRAKES
Brakes are 90% upfront and 75% in rear with good rotors all around. Suspension is tight and rides great. No weird noises from suspension. Solid feel.
It has a clean title with a clean Carfax. California registration good until July 2014. Out of state buyers does not apply. Please bid with intent to buy. Being sold auction style with No Reserve! Highest bidder wins this beauty! No buy now price. California bidders will get a smog certificate with car.
The Cabriolet isn’t the outright E30 choice for drivers, but the 5-speed gearbox makes the most of what this car has got. This would prove to be a fun runabout in the warm months, providing decent economy with the M42 twin cam four cylinder engine as found under the hood of the 318is. Alpine white over black is a timeless color combination for classic BMWs. With reasonable mileage for its age, a straight body and good mechanicals, this is one ride that would turns heads, whether in the city or at the shore.