Tuner Tuesday: 1987 BMW 325i Euro-Spec Hartge/Weismann – REVISIT


The Hartge/Weismann modified European market 1987 325i convertible is back up on eBay with a reasonable price drop from $20,000 to $16,900. It’s still expensive, but considering the clean build with rare parts the price seems more in line now.

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The below post originally appeared on our site July 22, 2014:

1987 Porsche 911 Turbo

One of the drawbacks to writing about cars for sale is that generally our only actual experience of that particular car is through the pictures and ads we peruse. There are exceptions, but that’s the basic nature of it. That means when we come across particularly interesting examples it naturally creates a strong desire to see more and to really spend time taking in all of the details in a way that any number of pictures could never achieve. Such is the case with this car, a Cassis Red 1987 Porsche 930, located in New Jersey, with Burgundy leather interior and only 20,342 miles. Every shift of the lighting and every movement of the body changes the color of this car just slightly and when that shade is applied to a design that is as aggressive as the 930 it leads to a renewed appreciation for what has always been a fantastic car. I go back and forth on whether I think this color works well with the ethos of the 930 itself, but even so it’s a pleasure to take in.

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1987 Porsche 924S

Last week, Paul wrote up a clean Guards Red 1987 924S. Along with black examples, it seems that Guards Red was the other preferred color for the 924S, and I’ve written up quite a few of them. Despite there seemingly being an overabundance of these examples, they still look great every time I see one. This car is no exception; it appears to be a clean, honest survivor that has been well cared for. As there is a 1987 example in a similar shade – or once was – parked down the road from me on the street replete with massive dents down the side, I’m acutely aware of what a poorly treated 924 can look like. Also setting this car apart is the light ivory Porsche script interior, which with some completed repairs looks to be overall in very good shape and is unusual to see in these cars, most of which had black interiors:

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1987 Porsche 911 Carrera

It’s time to turn our attention back to the 3.2 Carrera and check in on the market for these excellent cars. The 3.2 Carrera, along with the very similar 911SC, remains one of my favorite variants of the 911 for reasons that defy the logic of performance and even appearance. These were the Carreras of my youth and I still feel a great deal of excitement when I see one on the street. For a time they also represented the best values on the 911 market, but with the general rise in values of the air-cooled 911 it has become increasingly difficult to find one at a good price. Without the seller coming down on the price here, this 1987 Guards Red Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe won’t set anyone’s heart aflutter for its value, but it still represents an excellent looking example of the breed. 1987 was the first year the G50 5-speed transmission was offered on these cars so sellers are always seeking a premium.

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10K Friday Poor-sche Edition: 928S4 v. 944 v. 944 Turbo v. 924 v. 944 S2 v. Boxster v. Boxster S

“Poor Man’s Porsche”; while it’s a moniker usually attached to the 924 series, the reality is these days it applies to everything outside of the 911. The surge in 911 prices has been so great, that it has also pulled other lesser alternatives to the 911 up as well – try to get into a clean 912 and you’ll be surprised by the price. Even the lowly, forgotten 914 is in the mid teens for a really clean example of a flat-4 model up towards $100,000 for original 914-6 models. So does this mean you need 6-figures to be a true Porsche enthusiast? I don’t believe that’s the case – I think there are a plethora of great options at or around $10,000, so I’ve lined up an assortment. Which do you think is most worthy of wearing the crest of Stuttgart?

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1987 Porsche 944 Turbo

Everyone wants a perfect car, let’s be honest. But I often feel that I could accept a reasonable amount of flaws to have a car that I felt completely comfortable driving. Make that car a classic Porsche, and you’d still be talking big bucks, right? Well, not so fast – if you look around, you can still get some remarkable deals on 944 Turbos, one of the best driving cars from the 1980s. Present that car in the rare shade of Nautic Blue with tan leather, and you’ve got one heck of an understated looker with performance to back up the badge. Would you drive it?

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Citron Coupes: 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera & 1996 Porsche Carrera 4S

Yellow is a color more akin to some Italian exotics, but occasionally you’ll come across some of Stuttgart’s finest in this eye-popping hue. Porsche produced a number of different yellows over the years, and here are two air-cooled examples slathed in this bright shade. First up is a 1987 911 Coupe in Summer Yellow for sale in Florida.

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Tuner Tuesday: 1987 BMW 325i Euro-Spec Hartge/Weismann

I was joking around with our editor, Paul, saying that I was pretty sure we could just feature E30s all day long and everyone would be happy. There’s a seemingly endless supply of examples that come to the market every week. There are the normal S50/S52 swaps, some crazy turbo editions, mint condition original examples, tired daily drivers and everything in between. But occasionally something special pops up that really makes you take notice. Much like earlier’s H26 modified 325i, here is a 325i that was apparently originally modified by Hartge in Germany. Sporting some of the really tasty Hartge bits but not a full H26 conversion, the Coup de gras has to be the Weismann hardtop:

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Tuner Tuesday: 1987 BMW 325i/Hartge H26 – REVISIT

The Euro-spec 1987 BMW 325i with period Hartge H26 modifications and M-Tech pieces is back up for sale on eBay. It’s not a huge surprise given the original quite high and optimistic asking price, but the new price is down 15% to $22,000. That’s still a lot of money for a non-M3 E30, but what price would you pay for this neat piece of kit?

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