Could the Touring be the next big thing when it comes to E30s due to their rarity in the US market? Good ones seem to be disappearing fast in other markets, so if you’ve wanted one, your window of time is now open as the very first examples have reached the 25 year threshold for legal US importation. While Malachite Green isn’t to everyone’s liking, I feel it lends a decidedly posh flavor over tan leather.
Model: 320i Touring
Engine: 2.0 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 158,000 km (~ 98,000 mi)
Price: No reserve auction
This E30 spent all its life with one owner in sunny and dry Udine, a small italian town between Venice and the alps. Manufactured in late 1988, it is subject to a classic US import with almost no customs and, being exempt of DOT and EPA, registration as is. (Ebay system does not recognize the Euro VIN after 1980, therefore it was set to 1980, sorry for that.)
It comes with a collection of more than rare features for age and location: air condition, which you almost never find due to mild european climate and the standards of the time, manual shifting, which is impossible to find together with a/c, the smooth and powerful 6 – cyl. inline gas engine, leather, rear headrests, a sound system, outdoor temperature indicator, the pretty distinguished malachitgreen and very nice cross spokes alloy wheels. Probably I forgot something… ah, of course power steering, front windows, mirrors and locks.
Morevoer, the mileage is very low with 158,000 km = 98,000 miles. This again is very hard to find, as esp. the wagons were usually workhorses calculated by the miles they can do per year.