All posts tagged 1989

The Meaty Part of the 911 Bell Curve: The 3.2 Carrera & 930

The 911 Carrera 3.2 was considered by many to be the final link to the original 911 before newer safety and emissions regulations started to take hold in the 1990s which would eventually see the phasing out of the air-cooled motor. It certainly is one of my favorites, with the ultra-rare Club Sport lightweight special being my favorite. While a Club Sport is one of the most valuable of all 3.2 variants, there are plenty of other 3.2s to consider as an optimal starting point for your air-cooled obsession. We’ll take a look at a few different examples, including a 930 of the same era, starting off with this Grand Prix White Targa for sale in Miami.

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Week In Review

Welcome back to Week in Review, where we recap the last few weeks of vehicles we have featured:

The 1982 BMW 320is did not sell, failing to meet its reserve at $14,200: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

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1989 BMW 325i

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The E30s are indeed being snapped up, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some still hiding out there to be picked up by enthusiasts. Today’s is a pretty blue example with the M-Tech bodykit and has covered a reasonable 150k miles. It’s a little too nice to go the racer boys, but with a 5-speed manual and the classic 2.5l inline-6, it has years of fun weekends left in it. It will be very interesting to see where the bidding lands to give us a new baseline for decent, original E30 pricing.

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1989 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL

The W126 S class was a childhood dream car for me. While most my age were enchanted by Countaches and Testarossas, I was dreaming of owning a black W126 some day. To this day, these big sedans represent everything I love about the Three Pointed Star. These were cars that solidified the idea that everything you did, the Germans could do better. I still see plenty of S classes from this era on the road and like a fine timepiece, they just don’t go out of style. This 1989 420SEL for sale in New York has been lovingly cared for and while it isn’t the top of the line 560SEL, it has the rare orthopedic seat option. Certainly a boon for anyone contemplating long journeys in this fine machine.

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1989 BMW 320i Touring

Finding an E30 Touring for sale is getting easier and easier. I fully expect to see one on the street any day, but it hasn’t happened yet – and that’s probably a good thing, given how much I’d like to own one. What is it about the wagon variants? Why do we get so excited about them? Perhaps it’s because BMW is awfully stingy with the fold-down rear seats, and an estate body would solve that stowage problem. Or maybe it’s because wagons are really a perfect compromise for anyone who needs more than the space their trunk offers, or wants to drive a hobbyist-friendly car while still carting the kiddos or mulch. This recently-imported 1989 has the added allure of being right-hand drive, which means you can easily pay off any unexpected maintenance with a part-time gig as a postal carrier. Choose the rural route – better roads!

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