A reader of ours contacted us over the weekend asking us for insight into the BMW E30, specifically the M3, seeking out a bit of information and our opinion on where values were headed. This car has become a cult classic and the team here at GCFSB is doing their best to highlight the best of the best on the market and track values. Over the weekend, Jeff featured a 1991 318is for sale at Enthusiast Auto Group. Those familiar with EAG stock know they are no nonsense cars. This 318is for sale in Pennsylvania may not be of EAG stock, but with just over 63,000 miles on the clock, it’s well worth a second glance for the E30 fan.
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I haven’t checked out Enthusiast Auto Group’s website in a while (what can I say, I hate crying myself to sleep), but they appear to still be in the hunt for clean, non-M3 E30s. It’s great to see, quite frankly, because there are some very decent cars out there that would otherwise be subjected to the hackings and swappings of the bandwagon that’s currently discarded their JDM’d 240SXs in favor of the lovely 3er. This 318is is the preferred spec of the M42-equipped lineup, and the upgraded wheels are the only deviation from stock that I can see. Fun fact: these OEM accessory rollers were primarily sold as upgrades for the E36. I came into possession of an early 90s BMW accessories brochure, right at the cross-over from the E30 to the E36. These wheels were listed alongside things like the venerable Husco armrest and E30-specific roof rack. Therefore, as much as I love the OEM basketweaves, these are actually period correct!
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1991 BMW 318is at Enthusiast Auto Group
If you missed last week’s awesome Westfalia that Nate wrote up, you missed a great example of the breed – as Nate put it, all you could ask for in a Vanagon. But if you don’t need the kitchen and awesomely cool pop-top, you can save a bunch of money and still have the Vanagon experience. Granted, you could argue that a large part of the appeal of the Vanagon is those camper Westfalias, but there’s a neat simplicity about the non-camper version. Today there is a stunningly clean version of the regular Vanagon GL on Ebay:
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1991 Volkswagen Vanagon GL on eBay
A few weeks ago, Paul took a look at a beautiful 1991 M5, a car often lost in the shuffle. It’s not that it wasn’t an impressive car; it’s just that the cars that bookend it have been lumped into “Legendary” status and the E34 model has not. The E28, long also ignored, has finally gotten the recognition it deserves as a fantastic and great looking sports sedan; similarly, the 400 horsepower E39 – the car that redefined the market – is already being considered by most the car to have. That leaves the smart buyer to look at the quite stylish, silly fast E34 model, most notable for being the last of the “handbuilt” M cars. Today, there’s a nice example on Craigslist: