Two Very Low Mileage M3’s, $60,000 Each!

These two creampuff’s come courtesy of a BMW M3 Forum. One is an e30 M3 with 7k miles and the other is an e36 M3 Lightweight (LTW) with only 41 miles!

1988 BMW M3 For Sale on eBayMotors:

1988 BMW e30 M3 For Sale

1995 BMW M3 Lightweight For Sale on eBayMotors:

BMW e36 M3 LTW Lightweight

Not to play that overused ‘economy’ angle yet again, but these seem like high prices to me in today’s market. On the other hand the owners clearly know the rarity of their cars and are counting on educated and wealthy buyers. Who knows when we’ll see examples like these for sale again.

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The 38k mile BMW e30 M3 on eBay is finally No Reserve!

BMW e30 M3 for sale in Henna Red 38k miles on eBay

I’ve referred to this super low miles, Henna Red e30 M3 that’s listed on eBay a couple times. But it never met reserve, reaching as high as $23,900. With a no reserve listing, do you think it will generate enough excitement to eclipse the previous high bid, or will the crap economy rear it’s head with a sub-20k closing? Leave a comment with your best estimate of where this auction will end!

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1983 Alpina B9 #312 For Sale in Florida

Check out this gorgeous and original Alpina B9 For Sale on eBayMotors:

Alpina B9 Steering Wheel and Instruments1983 Alpina B9 For Sale1983 Alpina B9 For Sale

quote from seller’s eBay listing:

1 Previous owner, Original engine, head, exhaust, suspension, interior and almost rust free!

This is an extremely rare opportunity to own a piece of BMW Alpina automotive history. The Alpina B9 was not simply a car with tuner add ons but a vehicle remanufactured by Alpina. Alpina started with the basic BMW 528 model and installed a modified 3.5 M30 engine producing 245hp. Also added were Alpina tuned springs and struts, 16″ Alpina rims, free flow Alpina exhaust with headers, sport shell seats with Alpina logo fabric, front and rear spoilers, and finally a Alpina decale kit. The cars were then numbered and sold directly by alpina. This particular example is one of under 600 and is probably only one of a handful that has survived in the past 25 years. It not only surviived it has been well preserved in a garage for 2 decades. I was lucky enough to find it and realized what a opportunity it was especially considering how original and complete it was. It has the original engine and head (will add numbers later), but also the original suspension, interior, spoiler, and even the original Alpina exhaust. The header did not survive, however it was replaced with a very similar quality Hartge example. Amazingly, I was also lucky enough to purchase it from the original owner (who purchased it while in the military in the 80’s) and have retained a copy of the original 1983 title. As it is a Florida car it is almost rust free. It’s floors, rocker panels, suspension points are all very clean (will add pics later).

The $14.5k buy-it-now option seems like a pretty good deal. There are very few real Alpina’s in this country anyway, and this one still has almost all of it’s original details. While I’m not an experienced collector, I have to imagine that 5-10 years from now, this car will have appreciated considerably. Then again, with over 100k miles and an approachable entry price, maybe it would be better to enjoy immediately. Can you imagine the response at your next BMW club day when you roll up in this?!

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BMW 2002 with Dual Webers, 5 speed, LSD, and Genuine Alpina Wheels

What’s not to love about this car? Especially for $4k!

I spied this 1976 BMW 2002 For Sale on Tacoma Craigslist:

1976 BMW 2002 For Sale Black Alpina Wheels

quote from seller’s Craigslist posting:

Perfect BMW 2002 project, Built motor w/ Dual 40 Webers, 5 speed conversion, LSD, racing springs, urethane bushings, Recaro’s, Momo, real Alpina wheel

[…]

-Built motor with Dual 40 Webers
-5 speed conversion
-Limited Slip Diff installed
-320is radiator installed
-Bavarian Motorsport springs
-Most bushings replaced with urethane
-Drilled brake rotors
-Vintage 380mm MOMO steering wheel w/ BMW horn
-Vintage staggered Alpina rims, 13×6.5 & 13×6 very rare
-All signals, electrical and heater work

For the asking price, and the pile of rare parts that come with it, this could be a great little driver, a potential fixer-upper, or maybe even a weekend racer project. In any case, it’ll be a load of fun!

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Is This The Cheapest Alpina For Sale in the U.S.? 1984 BMW Alpina 2.8 B6 For Sale

Supposing this turns out to be an actual 1984 BMW Alpina 2.8 B6 for sale, $3500 is a pretty attractive price for a car that could use a cash infusion and be more rare than an e30 M3. Check out this Alpina B6 For Sale on Craigslist:

1984 BMW Alpina (maybe) 2.8 B6 For Sale1984 BMW Alpina (maybe) 2.8 B6 For Sale

quote from seller’s Craigslist posting:

THIS IS 1984 ALPINA COUPE WITH
120000 MILES IT IS BEING SOLD
IN AS IS CONDITION.

NEED SOME TLC.
A GOOD RUNNING AND 100% DRIVEABLE CAR.

FOR MORE INFO CONTACT “BIG RON”

Now I’m sure “Big Ron” is a reputable guy and all, but I don’t expect this car to be a real B6 considering it’s condition and thorough listing on Craigslist. But if it is a Euro car, and it looks like it could be, and it has Alpina pieces, it’s probably worth that much in parts anyway. Could actually be a really cool basis for a project car. And heaven forbid it’s a real Alpina… It’s probably the cheapest Alpina for sale in the country.

Check out the unofficial Alpina Archive for more details on the Alpina B6 2.8.

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Low Miles 1988 BMW M6 For Sale in Montana

Stumbled onto this example via R3VLimited. Take a look at this 1988 BMW M6 with only 35k on the odometer:

1988 BMW e24 M6 For Sale in Montana1988 BMW e24 M6 For Sale Blue1988 BMW M6 For Sale Blue1988 BMW M6 For Sale

quote from seller’s Craigslist posting:

Mint condition 1988 BMW M6, only 35,615 Miles. This car is awesome. All hoses, clamps, Rubber, and insulation pads replaced 2004. Full OH and service on brakes and clutch in 2004 over $8,700 of restoration work in 2004. This car has it all. In 1995 (@26,330 miles)we installed BMW M-system wheels, Pirelli Tires, Stage 4 Dinan High Performance Suspension Package, D900-3421 Dinan High Performance Chip over $11,400 of improvements(all work documented and performed by Research, Restoration and Development, Inc). Car has sunroof, leather, alpine stereo, a/c, full power seats/windows, built in radar detection system(needs updating for modern laser). The interior is gray and in mint condition 10/10 (not a single blemish to include trunk with original tool kit) The exterior is blue (looks blue/purpleish in certian light) original color. The exterior has no dents and is really good condition. There are some small road chips on front (Spoiler has no scraps or damage) Being critical, I would rate the paint as 8.5/10 due to the front road chips. This car looks mint and has always been stored indoors and cleaned and buffed after each trip. Cover Included.

$22.5k sounds like a pretty good deal with this kind of mileage, and documented maintenance and upgrades. And the blue on gray with the M5 rims… Yum!

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1988 BMW e28 M5: Possible Project Car?

The prices of e28 M5’s had been seeing a healthy increase. Some of the examples I’ve posted recently have been over $20k. This 1988 BMW M5 is on eBay with a buy-it-now of only $13k:

1988 BMW e28 M5 For Sale Interior View1988 BMW e28 M5 For Sale Black on Black1988 BMW M5 For SaleBMW e28 M5 For Sale

quote from seller’s eBayMotors listing:

COLLECTABLE ITEM , 5TH M5 WITH BLACK /BLACK WHICH INTER COUNTRY IN 1988. IN A SHOW ROOM CONDITION. AND IT IS READY TO SHIP AWAY.

Obviously this one has a lot more miles than most cars I post on here. And I don’t know what showroom they’ve been hanging out in, but this car clearly isn’t that condition. Despite the fact that this car could’ve really benefited from a detail before shooting pics, the car looks complete and pretty good shape. If the motor was sound, this could be a pretty cool project car considering the asking. Which way would you go: fix it up as a nice driver or maybe enjoy as a weekend track toy?

Many thanks to Neil for sending this my way!

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1988 BMW e30 M3 For Sale: Only 46k Miles, Gray on Cardinal Red

What a beautiful example of the original BMW M3, the e30 M3. This one is diamantschwarz on cardinal red with only 46k miles. Take a look at this BMW e30 M3 for sale on eBayMotors:

quote from seller’s eBayMotors auction:

Up for sale low mile E30 M3, Diamantschwarz-metallic, cardinal red interior, Car is in unbelievable condition for age and mileage. It is bone stock except for two things, it has 16X8 BBS wheels and BORLA stainless muffler. Its defiantly collectors item, it have bean garaged all his life, newer tracked, two owner car first owner was 75 years old second 60 years old.. Car did got professionally detailed, it cleaned up awesome, interior looks like new, It has had some body work ( hood and right front fender and front bumper have bean sprayed) Who ever did job was a good painter it matches perfectly and you need to be professional to see that, None of panels have bean replaced all the vin tags are original and present. Headlight bezels are original to. I think it got sprayed due to rock chips. It has new tires, intake blocks. Full tune up was done 5K miles ago and I did change all the fluids. Car Drives quiet, smooth and tight, it needs nothing, it has clear CARFAX

What a fantastic combo, and the aftermarket BBS rims are a great addition. With the economy in the tank, the next couple years should be very favorable for the e30 M3 enthusiast. I’m hoping this car will end auction under $20k as a sign of what to expect in the coming year.

Update – Now re-listed with starting bid of $21k. Links updated.

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1988 BMW M3 w/ 38k Miles Back on eBay

I had originally posted this low miles e30 M3 on my other blog in August earlier this year. It’s back on eBay and has already exceeded the highest bid of $20,100 (no sale) from the last auction. Take a look at this 1988 BMW M3 for sale on eBayMotors:

quote from eBayMotors listing:

THIS IS REAL 38,000 MILES 1988 M3 ,GARAGE KEPT, RECENTLY SPENT ABOUT 10K ON ALL BMW BRAKES,TUNE UP,A/C, ECT. RUNS AND DRIVE LIKE NEW, NEVER WRECKED,CAR IS IN GREAT CONDITION

In my previous post, I guessed that the winning bid would be around $25k. Considering brand new M cars are apparently immune to the sales slump, do you think this legendary M car will find a buyer this time?

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2000 BMW e39 M5 For Sale with only 4k Miles!

Let me start by saying, I am not a fan of the most recent 5 series platform. The e60 is just plain ugly compared to the e39. I have no doubt the V10 featuring 500hp is nothing short of breathtaking, but when you’re prepared to put down nearly $90k for a brand new one, but not in love with the shape, what options are you left with? How about saving $40k and buying a nearly new M5 of the previous generation?

2000 BMW M5 For Sale on eBayMotors:

quote from seller’s listing:

The ultimate expression of the ultimate driving machine. There isn’t a magazine on the planet that didn’t fall head over heels when the E39 debuted in 1998. the combination of power, handling, comfort, braking and overall drivability led to review after review naming the M5 the best car in the world at any price and a modern classic. Finding examples with well over 100,000 miles is commonplace; finding one with 3,059 miles like this one is a lot tougher. Who would own such a machine and not use it? BMW themselves, that’s who—the car sat garaged in the Greer, SC facility and was used by executives who flew over from Germany. It’s one of the lowest mileage M5’s on the planet, it’s perfect and it’s ready to roll.

We aren’t kidding about the critical acclaim. Here’s a sampling of quotes:

The 2000 BMW M5 is the king of all performance sedans, a classic for the ages.

Edmunds.com

“The fastest production sedan on the planet.”

Road and Track, March 2000

“… The M5 is as close to faultless as any car I’ve driven. Set the bar as high as you like, this thing will clear it. Unbelievable!

Jeff Karr – Motor Trend

“… The best and most consistently enjoyable sport sedan the world has ever known.”

Motor Trend, March 2000

“On the track, the M5 is hunkered down and grips the asphalt with confidence and composure. The instant-on electronic throttle response and the precise manual gearbox will bring a smile to any driver.”

Road and Track, March 2000

“For people who love cars, the M5 is quite simply the most desirable sedan in the world at any price. What more can we say?”
Car and Driver, March 2000

“Without sounding like a broken record, this is the one car to beat, faster, sharper, not to mention safer, and more luxurious then anything on the market, the best sports sedan in the world then, the best sports sedan now, and maybe even forever.”
Motor Week

“The new BMW M5 is simply the best.”
European Car, June 2000

There are no blemishes anywhere on the exterior of the car, just as you’d expect a garaged 2,700 mile car to appear. Tire tread is better than 90% and the wheels are perfect. There are no needs, no problems and no shortcomings as you do a walk around. The car is perfect.

The same goes for the interior. The leather seats are immaculate with virtually no evidence of wear, and they’re the only parts that show any use at all. The stereo is loud and crisp, the multifunction display in the dash, the gauges, all lights and all switchgear work exactly as new.

I’m just saying, if my lotto ticked gets punched this week, I’d take this over the newest version. If I remain mortal without the winnings, I might still think a well looked after used e39 M5 might be in the cards considering they now hover in the low 20’s for asking price.

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