1995 BMW M5 Euro

I remember in elementary school when “Barney Bashing” became the pre-teen version of gang-banging. You like Barney the Purple Dinosaur? Cool, we’re going to give you a swirly, piss on your Barney backpack, or rip apart your Barney Books. Well, folks, today we have a BMW enthusiast who brushed all that off and continued his dedication to absurd purple possessions. The ad is sparse, but the 1995 model year and 340hp designation indicate this is a Euro model of the E34 M5, which also means it comes with the seriously beasty S38B38. An extrapolation of the E28’s S38B35 and the early E34’s B36, this monster 3.8L inline-6 is a force to be reckoned with, producing the torque of the 540i and the most BMW horsepower until the E39 M5. Whether you can handle the purple, price, or unanswered questions for $16k is up to you.

1995 BMW M5 Euro for sale on Craigslist Yakima

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Hello, i’m selling my baby because I don’t drive it very much anymore, I need the space and cash more then the car. Do your homework first this car is a collector’s car, 340 hp out of the straight 6 cylinder with a 5 speed! It is a street legal race car! It is Daytona Violet (purple) with Grey Seude interior. The car has 75,035 miles as of February 2, 2013.

I’d be interested in trades only if you can prove your trade is worth the money, don’t try to lowball me it won’t happen!
I’d be interested in half trade and half cash again, only if you can prove your trade is worth the money, don’t try to lowball me it won’t happen!

If you want an inspection done on the car, I will drive the car to your mechanic at the desired time and place. I will also watch your mechanic do the inspection and if this is a problem for the mechanic then he/she is not a person I want touching my car! Please contact me for any questions you have. If you want a test drive, I drive while you are in passenger seat.

NO TIRE KICKERS

I’m actually kind of into the Daytona Violet. I’m less into the fake E46 wheels and the weak ad copy. S38B38 and 75k miles sound really good though and working the seller down closer to $14k would make this a good buy. At $16k, it’s a bit too much money with too little information, but a Euro M5 is some great Bavarian rare even just for the engine. If the seller fully disclosed the Euroness and specifics of the car, it might be worth $16k, but he didn’t, and until then it’s just another E34 M5.

-NR

Low-mileage 1985 BMW M635CSi Euro for sale – REVISIT

The start of what would be the M6 legend, BMW Motorsport introduced M635CSi at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1983. It was basically an E24 with the282bhp M88 engine from M1. With 0-60 numbers in the low 6 second arena, the M635CSi was one of the top performers of its day.  All M6 cars came with a limited slip rear differential, larger 15″ wheels and tires and an upgraded suspension. This Polaris Silver M635CSi was featured last month and is certainly more potent than the Stateside M6.

1985 BMW M635CSi on eBay

Here I have an ’85 BMW Euro M635CSi in Polaris Silver with 76k miles on it, possibly a very rare color for the M635’s. I have 2 sets of BBS 3 Piece wheels for it. Presently there are 17 x 8.5 polished and powder-coated with near new Bridgestone Potenza RE-01 255/40-17 tires, awesome set-up, looks and handling are “Killer.” Also, I have been refurbishing the Original 16 x 8 3 piece BBS wheels that came with the car from BMW, silver Powder-coated centers with clear power-coating lips, qty 5, gorgeous, just need to seal the wheels together and torque the new bolts. I run Kendall mineral based engine oil and 92 octaine fuel. I also have a Frank Fahey Track Pipe to run without catalytic converters, mix 30% Av Gas with this set-up, again, awesome. Frank recently did the valve adjustments for me. This car has stainless steel exhaust system, exhaust note sounds magnificent, especially with the straight pipes and a touch of avgas. I also have a resonnater. I keep this car in the garage at all times to keep out of the sun and elements.

76,900 original miles
Runs and Drives Excellent
Premium Recaro Sport Seats, New upholstery, very comfortable.
Rear Headrests
Dash has no cracks and comes with the dash cover. (no room for extra pictures, I can send pix to you if you like)
Comes with an extra Brand New Euro Front Spoiler ( just in case of a mishap )
Extra Set of Original 3-piece BBS wheels  (Qty 5)
Yellow Fog Lights and I have the original clear lenses
New Interstate Battery ( bought last month, Sept )
Rear View Mirror with Map Light
Nakamichi In-dash 6 CD Changer
Infinity “Baselink” Sub-woofer in trunk
All Original Tool Kit, complete
Come with another set of Premium Speaker Pods that will need Leatherique refinishing to make them black, extra side project, no problem
Service Manuals
Receipts
This car will need to have the Air-conditioning recharged
The paint is all original.  However, as you might know, the silver clear-coat is inherent to crazing and is starting to appear.
I need to get  Calif Smog Cert
Of course, Offers Accepted
Life changing event, I have to sell…and, I deeply regret.  This is an awesome M635csi.
Thanks for checking this out, Cheers and God Bless

This car is a true time capsule, it is obvious that the owner has taken meticulous care of this car. The OEM plus upgrades combined with the clean original paint and scant 76K original miles make this a perfect weekend toy that can be driven to shows, and driven home with a trophy. Placing a value on a euro import is harder than most, as it is difficult to put a value on the fact that the car is even in this country. 

With the market for US M6 cars strong with top examples commanding upwards of $30,000, the argument could be made that this car should fall at that price point, as it’s true Euro Spec with the actual M88, and not the detuned S38 powerplant. The flip side of that is that badge snobs will argue that this is not an M6, and therefore should not commant M6 money. Whatever side of the fence you’re on, the $23,000 asking price for this car is a touch on the high side. Considering its condition, and all of the spare parts you get, I’d say this car should be in the area of $18,000 to $19,000.

-Brian

The below post originally appeared on our site October 11, 2012:

As soon as I saw this 635CSi, I thought of Evan’s post last year on a highly-modified 635. Whereas that silver shark accomplished its clean look via body kits and shaving, today’s was born this way thanks to the prudent factory Euro bumpers. A few individualized choices keep it from being completely stock, but the Euro originality and 76k original miles are what really set this M635CSi apart from the crowd.

Euro 1985 BMW M635CSi for sale on eBay


From the doting seller:

Here I have an ’85 BMW Euro M635csi in Polaris Silver with 76k miles on it, possibly a very rare color for the M635’s. I have 2 sets of BBS 3 Piece wheels for it. Presently there are 17 x 8.5 polished and powder-coated with near new Bridgestone Potenza RE-01 255/40-17 tires, awesome set-up, looks and handling are “Killer”. Also, I have been refurbishing the Original 16 x 8 3 piece BBS wheels that came with the car from BMW, silver Powder-coated centers with clear power-coating lips, qty 5, gorgeous, just need to seal the wheels together and torque the new bolts. I run Kendall mineral based engine oil and 92 octaine fuel. I also have a Frank Fahey Track Pipe to run without catalytic converters, mix 30% Av Gas with this set-up, again, awesome. Frank recently did the valve adjustments for me. This car has stainless steel exhaust system, exhaust note sounds magnificent, especially with the straight pipes and a touch of avgas. I also have a resonnater. I keep this car in the garage at all times to keep out of the sun and elements.

76,900 original miles
Runs and Drives Excellent
Premium Recaro Sport Seats, New upholstery, very comfortable.
Rear Headrests
Dash has no cracks and comes with the dash cover. (no room for extra pictures, I can send pix to you if you like)
Comes with an extra Brand New Euro Front Spoiler ( just in case of a mishap )
Extra Set of Original 3-piece BBS wheels (Qty 5)
Yellow Fog Lights and I have the original clear lenses
New Interstate Battery ( bought last month, Sept )
Rear View Mirror with Map Light
Nakamichi In-dash 6 CD Changer
Infinity “Baselink” Sub-woofer in trunk
All Original Tool Kit, complete
Come with another set of Premium Speaker Pods that will need Leatherique refinishing to make them black, extra side project, no problem
Service Manuals
Receipts

This car will need to have the Air-conditioning recharged
The paint is all original. However, as you might know, the silver clear-coat is inherent to crazing and is starting to appear.
I need to get Calif Smog Cert

Of course, Offers Accepted

Life changing event, I have to sell…and, I deeply regret. This is an awesome M635csi.

This is indeed an awesome M635CSi. But what’s the upper limit for these cars? I’d think the $27,500 Buy-It-Now might be closing in on that limit, and this is not a perfect E24. Sure, 76k miles is a nice amount, but it’s not a sub-50k mile creampuff. The Euroness (M88, anyone? yes please) adds value, but I think the opening bid of $16,500 is closer to a good price here rather than starting point. Throw in some for the extra wheels, I still think over $20k seems a bit optimistic. Price aside, the seller has done a very nice job with this M635CSi and I hope he and the buyer leave happy.

-NR

Beautiful No-Reserve BMW 745i Turbo

The E23 7-series gets a little less love than the other 80s BMW body styles and is a little too old to get more attention than the epic E38. Today’s Euro 745i Turbo should change all that, as it’s one of the cleanest BMWs I’ve ever seen, period. Not officially offered in the US, some 745s made it over thanks to the rise of the Grey Market in the 80s. Replete with the 249hp M106, Executive package including water buffalo interior, and clean Euro bumpers, this Burgunrot beauty looks like it came straight off the showroom floor. As it should, with less than 12k miles on the clock. A beautiful mix of supersized E21 and E28, this is as sporty as a 7-series has ever looked.

1984 Euro BMW 745i Turbo for sale on eBay


Selling for no reserve…

Rare and indeed one of the best 745 turbos for sale in the country. Over 20k in receipts done over past few years. Previously owned by a BMW fanatic and superbly maintained. Fully restored and perfect. Reducing my private collection.

This is the executive edition equipped with 3.5 liter straight 6 cylinder factory turbo with automatic transmission. The executive edition was meant to be chauffer driven and includes rear electric reclining seats, rear radio controls in armrest, rear window shade and Buffalo Hide leather. Color is beautiful Burgunrot metallic with tan Buffalo Hide. It has been professional repainted and its an amazing paint job. Looks factory and high quality. All trim and bumpers were removed.

This Euro 745i Turbo has very desirable Euro features like Euro front and rear bumpers, Euro grill with Euro headlights and headlight wipers, BBS front and rear spoilers, 17 BBS style 5 wheels completely restored and new Vredestein 215/45/17 tires. The bumpers are still new and perfect chrome and rubber trim. Purchased new from BMW dealer. It also has a Magna flow exhaust.

Recent work from 2008-2012 includes:

10/2012 Repaired AC system and recharge $450
5/2012 Remove and install new upgraded turbo GT35/K27, timing cover gasket, fan clutch, fan blade $2065
7/2011 Full and complete professional repaint $5460
6/2011 New Vredestein Ultrac sessanta tires $851
2/2011 New plugs, replaced antenna, p/s hose, throttle return spring, check for leaks $798
1/2010 Remove and install new Euro bumpers and trim, hood shocks, brackets $3428
1/2010 New battery $116
8/2010 Replaced pitman arms, installed driving lights, repaired malfunctions on dash $1213
12/2009 Front bumper restoration $1445
3/2009 Remove install new lower power steering hoses $160
3/2009 New windshield, new back glass $1183
7/2008 Install new headlights, replaced heater hoses and coolant, tie rod assembly, control arms, idler arm, brake hoses,wipers, install spoiler, strut mount $3739

Total with receipts $20,908

This car has been well sorted and is a pure pleasure to drive. Starts right up and runs perfectly. AC blows ice cold. All windows, door locks, sunroof, dash and odometer work fine. The dash computer never worked. People take notice and give me thumbs up all the time. Its a 7 series classic with factory turbo and pretty fast from its period. It was one of the top sedans in the 1980s.

Car is registered in Seattle, WA and has clean title. It currently does not have a Catalytic convertor and will be sold as is. Not for sale in California.

Holy moly. What inspired the seller to go no-reserve eludes me, but it provides the chance to have a beautiful piece of 80s German rare that would be decently quick and mind-blowingly luxurious. I want to nap on those buffalo seats. Seventeen bids have pushed it to $7k with 3 days left. With so few miles and every option box ticked, it is worth a bit more than that. I love this car.

-NR

Federalized 2001 Audi RS4 for sale

If you could bring one Euro-only car into the US, what would it be? Thanks to those selfish debtors hogging the best kit for years, there are so many good choices. Lancia Delta Integrale HF? Yeah, I want that. Any generation of M5 Touring? I want that too. Even the mundane E30 wagons get me going thanks to their status as forbidden fruit. However, the first car that comes to mind for me is the original B5 Audi RS4. As I’ve recounted before, upon first seeing one parked in Paris I stopped dead in my tracks and just stared for a few minutes, only to be doubly shocked when I walked around the block and saw another one. The front fascia and beastly wheel arches are to die for, not to mention the insane 350hp 2.7l Biturbo. There have been some amazing conversions (which are almost as brutally expensive as the real thing), but somehow the previous owner of today’s RS4 went through the whole song-and-dance to get this factory RS4 into the states. You, sir, deserve a round of applause.

2001 Audi RS4 for sale on eBay


From the seller:

The car is listed as a 1980 because ebay does not recognize the vin number. 2001 Audi RS4 titled, registered and federalized in California as an rs4. I was selling this car for the owner on a consignment sale but when i saw it, i just purchased it from him. I now need the money, so its up for sale. The owner before me originally bought this car for 125k back in 2004 with a little less than 10k miles. This car is super clean and fast. The only mods on the vehicle are awe down pipes, intake, and a chip computer, this was all done back in 2004, it was always serviced at Santa Monica Audi in California. Comes with factory navigation system and tv, the only problem is that its for another country so you cant use it over here in the u.s. The radio works fine and it also has a 6 disc cd changer. Interior is in mint condition, no one rarely ever sat in the back seats, the recaro seats are still in incredible condition. I have the clean california title in hand under my name and its ready for sale, I just had the car smogged 2 weeks ago and it passed with no problem. Tires are still in great condition, comes with michellin pilot sport tires with about 80% life left on them, also comes with a full size rs4 spare tire. This car is a super rare car and any Audi fanatic will love it. The only problem the car has right now is that the LED display on the cluster is going bad, the pixels in it are dying, this is about $150 fix, i might have it fixed by then. The car was also recently inspected at WMS (WIcked Motorsports) in van nuys, buyers are also welcome to do a pre purchase inspection. Please feel free to ask me any questions that you might have.

Beyond its rarity, this dream machine has just 21k miles on it. The only blemish appears to be the standard Audi LEDs-gone-wrong in the instrument cluster. As you might expect, forbidden fruit + low mileage = R$4, and the buy-it-now for this car is $70k. Too much for you? Well, then you can just move on to the next B5 RS4 in the States. Oh… that’s right, there aren’t any.

-NR

Federalized 1979 Euro BMW 323i for sale

The nice reader ride Aaron featured earlier this week was a very nice 323i, a car pleasantly unfettered by the rapidly increasing BMW numerical system. There was a 323i for the very first 3-series as well, but while the E46 323 was the base engine, in 1979 it was the top-of-the-line with an M20 pushing out a healthy 143 bhp. While the E21 320i’s shortcomings made the following E30 that much more awesome, the Euro-only 323i brought some fun party favors like Bosch fuel injection, 4-wheel discs, and an optional limited-slip differential. Today’s beautiful white example was imported from Germany and federalized at the beginning of its life in 1980 and is looking as good as new with tidy bumpers, great paint, and perfect Alpina open-lug wheels. We’ve had some steep E21s here with asking prices as high as $14k, so $4500 for this uber-ur-3-series with 125k miles seems like a solid deal.

1979 BMW 323i for sale on Craigslist Colorado


From the seller:

This is a great running and looking 1979 BMW 323i model for Germany. Imported and federalized in 1980. Have all records back to 1980 documenting extensive maintenance and low mileage of 125k (201,000 kilometers) Recent maintenance includes timing belt and water pump, wheels and tires, fuel pump, injectors, plugs, filters, distrubuter, coil. Has the 2.3l 6 cyl engine, 4 wheel disc brakes,and improved suspension compared to the 320i available in the US at the time. Air conditioning, 4 speed manual, Recaro cloth seats. $4500 obo.

I really dig this little car. The E21 will always be the underdog of BMWs, but with power and style, this one can hold its head high. I don’t really understand the long VW-esque pea shooters out the back, but that’s nothing a hacksaw couldn’t fix in about 5 minutes. Alpinas, small bumpers, and some bonus rarity make this low-mile import worth it.

-NR

1980 BMW Euro 323i For Sale

I don’t know, this Euro 323i looks sharp enough.  A mild restoration and some Euro goodness caught my eye.  See for yourself…

1980 BMW 323i For Sale:

From the seller –

“1980 BMW E21 323I MOTORSPORTS EUROPEAN MODEL ULTRA RARE FIND ALL ORIGINAL 5 SPEED TRACK READY

You are bidding on an extremely rare 1981 323i Euro. Very well documented, As we continue through the description and pics , you are seeing the results of over $10,000 in restoration costs and while not factory stock, I think you’ll agree, this is one unique “ultimate driving machine”. The Euro model E21s differ quite a bit from the American spec versions: Larger, more powerful 6 Cylinder engine, fixed rear quarter windows, better suspension, slim bumpers, no side markers, different parking lights, better headlights, etc…) I’ve tried to cover as many particulars as I can in the following description but I’m sure I’ve neglected something so feel free to call.

* New OEM weather strip throughout

* New OEM rear quarter windows

* New OEM front windshield, Euro market green tinted glass

* New OEM front and rear bumper rub strips

* New OEM E30 style spoiler

* New Dsw track style wheels

* European H4/H1 Hella headlights

I’ve also included Euro style license plates, front and rear to help with the authentic look All exterior trim has received a “shadow-line” treatment as well

Mechanical: Stock E30 2.7 liter 6 cylinder

* True Euro engine, no catalytic converters

* All new vacuum lines, hoses and new air boot.

* New fuel lines and filters

* High temp plug wires

* New distributor cap and rotor

* Timing belt and water pump within the last 20000 miles

* 3.64 limited slip diff with redline fluids.

* New OEM BMW dual exhaust from manifold back.

* New axles and CV boots

* Front and rear Bilstein sports, front and rear H&R lowering springs

* All new bushings including front and rear sway bar bushings

* New tie rods and tie rods ends

* New steering knuckle and rag joint

* New calipers and vented rotors

* Korman Automotive rear strut-brace with integrated trunk-mount battery relocation

*Recaro Seats etc

Vin # WBAAH3101B7792812

QUATTRO MOTOR SPORTS”

If you were smog exempt this would make a neat driver and part time racer, except…

Well, this car was knocking around the salvage auctions a few months back.  I am guessing this is why the seller does not list the VIN in the post, for shame.  To make matters worse this car has at least 165k on her, not 95k as listed.

Granted, these could be minor oversights and I will give the seller the benefit of the doubt.  Sure, they did a great deal of work to this 323 but much of that could be ignored based on its dubious past.

I bring all this up as a reminder to be careful out there.  We are all here due to our, sometimes irrational, love of fine German automobiles.  The problem with that is this love can cloud our judgement and those without our best interests in mind may take advantage of that fact.

This has been a public service announcement 🙂

~Aaron.

Hol-E30: 1984 Hartge H23

It’s always fun to see crazy-rare versions of ubiquitous cars like the 3-series, especially when they look as good as the Hartge H23. Hartge, like many German tuners, has gone a bit cartoonish these days, but their 80s cars kick ass and make Alpinas and M3s look common. This H23 is a grey-market import, one of fewer than 35 in the world. With power approaching E30 M3 territory and a great look, it’s hard to think of a cooler E30. The seller has put a ton of effort into “taking this car to the next level,” and it shows.

1984 BMW E30 Hartge H23


From the seller:

Well, I’ve tried to take the car to the next level. I feel such a rare car (1 of 35 worldwide I’m told) deserves it. Here is what I have done in the last two years:

1) Dogleg transmission. I added a dogleg sport box with a new clutch, pressure plate, throw-out bearing etc… I did it not because it needed it, but more for the way it was geared. The rearend is a 3:25 with a stock Getrag 260 box. The 242 sport box is geared much better for this rear. I bought one and put it in. So much better. While I had it out I replaced all of the bushings and the shift linkage. Filled the box with Redline MTL. Shifts beautifully. The old box will be included and has nothing wrong with it.
2) New rear Bilsteins along with new sway bar drop links front and rear. I also have a set of original “Hartge” marked bilsteins I may include.
3) New Behr radiator and shroud. Didn’t need it but it had some knockoff radiator in it. I replaced it.
4) Replaced every vacume line I could get at with new ones (from BMW).
5) All coolant hoses replaced.
6) New header tank and washer fluid tank. The old ones just didn’t look that good (yellowing).
7) New cap, rotor, plugs, plug wires, filter. Also recent oil change (Valvoline VR-1 and BMW filter)
New grill
9) Euro Smilleys – just look so nice
10) All new trim around the front euro bumper – euro front licence plate
11) Replaced all of the plastic splash guards in the front wheel wells
12) Treehouse racing control arm bushings
13) I replaced the 15″ Hartge Rims with 16″ Hartge Type A’s that have been refinished. They are running new BF Goodrich KDW2 in 225/45-16. I still have the 15’s and may include them.
14) On the interior I replaced some of the dash/door panel trim and the sill guards to freshen things up.
15) I replaced the US speedometer with a Hartge Speedo in KPH. When the car was Federlized they added a US speedo. Just didn’t seem right. Sourced a Hartge one from Germany. I took pictured of both to verify the mileage.
16) New BMW floor mats in grey which are no longer available
17) New BMW (white) Battery
1 Totally cleaned up the engine compartment with new stickers etc. Polished the strut tie bar

I’m sure I am forgetting some things, but I’ve put a ton of sweat (and tears) into this car. If you are interested you can read Ryan’s thread above and learn the history of the car etc. I will say that the person who bought it new checked pretty much every box possible. I think it has every Hartge option but the dead pedal.

I also have many extra parts, some of them very rare Hartge parts. I may include some of them if I get my price:
– Extra Hartge Front Spoiler
– Hartge rear spoiler
– Hartge 15″ type A rims/tires
– Original Hartge Deco Stripes in Silver – impossible to find new
– Original cassette deck from 84 – new in box
– lots of extra trim bits including new trim for the rear bumper

There are a few things that if I kept the car I would tackle. The sunroof still could use adjustment. Not hard but something I never got to. Not a sunroof guy. The oil pan was cracked at some point long ago and welded. I have a spare pan and planned to do it eventually. Has a small oil drip at the oil cooler line (into the engine). Probably needs a new seal. I would have the steering wheel recovered. Not terrible, but not quite up to snuff. Dallas wheels would do it pretty cheap. Last but not least would have been the A/C. It is all there and I’m pretty sure the compressor turns on. Needs to be gone through and either recharged (with R12) or converted to R134A. Converting isn’t an easy task and this was my big project for next winter.

Anyway, I am not in this thing to get my money out. It is all for the project. I would like to get 10,500 for it which is around what I paid. I would hate to put it on EBAY and have someone not worthy buy it. It deserves a good home.

Very cool car that has been brought to amazing shape. The larger Hartge wheels look great, and are indicative of the care taken to get the little things right to complete the package. He’s honest about selling at a loss at $10,500 for the love of the project, and I hope he finds it a worthy home.

-NR

1986 BMW 735i Euro 5-Speed LSD No Reserve

A find from the bargain bin here. This grey market 735i is up for sale on eBay with no reserve and a price currently well under $1,000. Sure the car has over 200,000 miles on it, but the seller seems very confident in its reliability. Several things set this 7 series apart from others including the Zender style body kit, limited slip differential, 5 speed manual, and the unique euro only interior appointments.

The car has a few things wrong with it, but nothing you couldn’t leave and just enjoy the car as is. A nice looking ride that will sell to the highest bidder.

 

~Evan

1981 BMW e21 Euro-Spec 323i Black on houndstooth

We had this car posted up on the site back in June, but it is back, still with the same owner.

It’s probably no secret by now that I’m 80’s fanboy and modified e21’s are a perfect fit in my mind, especially when restored to this degree. This car is so period correct in terms of upgrades and modifications, and being a Euro-spec 6 cylinder model it really stand out.

1981 BMW e21 323i Euro For Sale

quote from seller’s listing:

You are bidding on an extremely rare 1981 323i Euro. Very well documented, still retains much of the original paperwork when brought to the US including the EPA approvals and original German owners manuals. As we continue through the description and pics , you are seeing the results of over $15000 in restoration costs and while not factory stock, I think you’ll agree, this is one unique “ultimate driving machine”. The Euro model E21s differ quite a bit from the American spec versions: Larger, more powerful 6 Cylinder engine, fixed rear quarter windows, better suspension, slim bumpers, no side markers, different parking lights, better headlights, etc…) I’ve tried to cover as many particulars as I can in the following description but I’m sure I’ve neglected something so feel free to call.

Exterior: Vehicle was originally Brazil Brown, very high quality repaint with attention to detail. Current color is Cosmos Schwarz (Cosmos Black Metallic) . It would be very difficult upon inspection to determine that this was not the original color, vehicle was completely disassembled prior to paint.
* New OEM weather strip throughout
* New OEM rear quarter windows
* New OEM front windshield, Euro market green tinted glass
* New OEM front and rear bumper rub strips
* New OEM E30 style spoiler
* New Alpina style 15×6 wheels with Kumho Ecsta SX tires all around
* European H4/H1 Hella headlights

I’ve also included Euro style license plates, front and rear to help with the authentic look All exterior trim has received a “shadow-line” treatment as well, accented by professionally installed 30% window tint all around.

Mechanical: Stock European M20 2.3 liter 6 cylinder
* True Euro engine, no catalytic converters or unnecessary smog. All EPA/DOT paperwork included.
* All new vacuum lines, hoses and new air boot.
* New fuel lines and filters
* Bav Auto 8mm high temp plug wires
* New distributor cap and rotor
* Timing belt and water pump within the last 20000 miles
* 3.64 limited slip diff with redline fluids.
* New OEM BMW dual exhaust from manifold back.
* New axles and CV boots
* Front and rear Bilstein sports, front and rear H&R lowering springs
* K/MAC adjusted camber and caster plates
* All new bushings including front and rear sway bar bushings
* New tie rods and tie rods ends
* New steering knuckle and rag joint
* New calipers and vented rotors
* Korman Automotive rear strut-brace with integrated trunk-mount battery relocation

How cool is that interior? And the shadowline style trim? This car is very close to what I would build if I had a budget and talent for such things. Makes me feel like I’m 17 again and reading early European Car magazines!

dc

Note from Evan:
Dan and I both found this car and double posted, my comments are:
For those looking for something a little more wild than this fairly stock black beauty check out the 323i widebody posted and for sale on the site right now.

This car looks very nice.
All Euro with H4 head lights, better breathing M20 2.3 liter motor.
This 323i is just begging for someone to complete the murdered out look, give it some black rims and smoke those tail lights and orange corners. It has newer Cosmos Schwarz paint, that looks like a quality job, the original color was brown.
The lines are just classic, the little touches like the dual exhaust and the little trunk lip spoiler are perfect and it comes with a proper manual transmission. The houndstooth interior looks fantastic, it even carries through into the trunk and looks good.. The seller has $15000 in receipts an documents.

The car presents very well for the mileage. This looks like a real nice find.

Bidding is up to $6,300 with the reserve not met. Pretty healthy pricing for an 80s vehicle with 100,000 miles that, while special, wasn’t exactly top of the range when new. It is unclear what the seller is looking for price-wise, don’t expect this one to go cheap. I imagine it will attract the eyes of a few Bimmer fans. It has my attention.
~Evan

Euro 1987 Alpina B6 2.7 for sale

I give the E30 M3 a lot of love for many reasons.  Foremost, it’s my Eleanor, the perfect car that I’d give up all others for.  Its racing pedigree and gorgeous homologated shape only add to that desire.  But I think one thing that allows the M3 to be held in such exceptional regard is that it’s based off the quintessential, and thus ubiquitous, cheap German sports car, the BMW 3-series.  The fact that E30 318s and 325s are such regulars in beater race series like 24 Hours of Lemons and Chumpcar highlights their quick, cheap, and omnipresent nature.  The fact that the M3 explodes all of the good things about the E30 and is so hard to get ahold of leaves it on a misty pedestal while the lesser E30s pass as mundane.

Automobiles such as this Alpina B6 can distract some 3-series attention from the M3.  From the same North Wales seller as the B9 3.5 Coupe recently featured, this 2.7L sedan puts out more power than an M3 and has it’s own eye-catching styling.

The car looks to be in great shape and has covered just over 80k miles.  The silver Alpina stripes look absolutely awesome on Alpinweiss, and if you’ve read this site much, you know how I feel about those wheels (lust).  I also like the fact that it’s a 4-door.  The massive front spoiler looks like it could use some support via some other body pieces on the sides and back, but the railroad look is cool in its own way, and I love the old black lip spoiler out back.  The seller says it’s quicker than an M3, which it may be in a straight line but I doubt it can match the M3’s homologated suspension bits in the twisties.  Even if the seller is to be believed, the $12.5k Buy-it-Now price is fast approaching M3 territory, to say nothing of the importation worries.  Enticing, but my money would still be drawn to the boxed fenders before the train scoop.

-NR