The 1986 BMW 325es did not sell, with a final bid of $4,350. It is now back up for sale with a reduced Buy It Now price for $5,750. For an E30 with a few minor issues to iron out, someone is going to get a mint piece of eighties BMW iron.
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While my personal inclinations lie in having M-cars as close to the 80s as possible, there’s no question that the E39 and E46 combo are extremely desirable. The E46 M3 continues to grow on me as a relatively-analog total athlete. It’s not quite a top-5 “must buy” yet, but it’s certainly entering the conversation. Today, we have a remarkably similar duo, both examples dressed in the distinctive Laguna Seca Blue on black dubs with moderate modifications. The owners are clearly proud of their car, resulting in prices significantly higher than other E46s on the market.
Click for details: 2002 BMW E46 M3 on eBay
This E30 caught my eye due to its similarities to my car – Alpine White with Euroweave 15×7 inch wheels painted Nogaro Silver. As of 48 hours ago, my Euroweaves have been retired for the winter so they can be repainted in factory silver; much like black sneakers, I never liked dark footwear on a car, either, so mine will be a shade lighter come spring. This car looks very clean in the right places, with a minty engine bay, dry differential, surprisingly clean wheel wells, and a nearly unmarked “Comfort” interior. The sport buckets would have been a nice upgrade here, but I can understand holding on to the flatter-bolstered seating surfaces when they’re as clean as these appear to be. The seller’s eBay rating isn’t great, so hopefully this car really is as-presented.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1989 BMW 325i on eBay
If you have been on the hunt for an E36 M3, might I suggest this example? Seriously, I don’t think it gets any better than this for an M3 (other than being painted Alpine White): sub-50K miles, Sport package, Avus Blue, with the Hurricane Cloth interior. This is a rare bird, and one that makes the asking price seem downright reasonable. Cars like this E36 will absolutely crack through the price ceiling that keeps most other 3-Series at affordable, if not cheap, prices. The interior alone could command a few thousand dollars, a figure only enhanced by a car this clean and barely broken in. I would not haggle on the price – it seems well worth it already.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1995 BMW M3 on eBay
I feel sometimes that the BMW E30 3 series is kind of like the Mazda Miata of the classic German car world. It’s the answer to almost every automotive question. Whether you want a modern classic to cruise in, a track day warrior or a practical commuter vehicle, there’s an E30 for everyone. This particular one came to our attention via our friends at Classic Car Club Manhattan. One of their clients, Mike, has it up for sale. This is one sleeper of a 325i sedan, with an S50 3.2 liter engine under the hood. Want a dual purpose street/track day car? This would be an excellent solution.