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Week In Review

Welcome to Week in Review, where we’ll take a look at some of the vehicles featured on GCFSB over the last couple of weeks:

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1991 BMW 318is

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

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1988 BMW 325is

Put this one in the category of honest, used cars. Honest, used cars that will appreciate handily after purchase. Though undesirable in color, this 1988 325is is the next-most desirable E30 to the M3. Featuring an unmodified chassis with mint interior and very clean basketweave alloys (with centercaps!), this is one of those cars that I feel confident saying will be worth $10-$12K in no time.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1988 BMW 325is on BMW CCA Classifieds

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1989 BMW 325i MTech II Touring

This, right here, is the car I need to own. It is the holiest of holy grails for an E30 owner, combining the MTech II package with the touring body. When you factor in the ideal color combination, perfect mods with the reasonable lowering kit, and what looks to be a car that has been maintained quite well, this becomes my ultimate daily driver. This seller is making a habit out of importing seemingly high-quality Tourings and this one is no different, with the added allure of one of the rarest equipment options found in the E30 family. I am already jealous of whomever ends up owning this.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1989 BMW 325i MTech II Touring on eBay

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Original Owner 1985 BMW 325e

After a home, cars are oftentimes the second largest investment a person will make in their lifetime. It amazes me, then, that some people will spend thousands of hard earned dollars on luxury vehicles only to neglect them and have them fall into disrepair. For me, a vehicle has been a source of pride and those who know me will attest that I go over the top in care and maintenance sometimes. But treat a car good and it will return the favor. Take for instance this 1985 BMW 325e. An original owner car, this one comes with a full service history and has just under 170,000 miles on the clock. This is a lesson in how to properly care for a vehicle.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1985 BMW 325e on eBay

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