1987 BMW 325i

The BMW E30 3 series has fast become a favorite amongst enthusiasts seeking a practical, modern classic. Whether it’s the beloved M3, four seat cabriolet or, as we see here, the sedan, these cars offer timeless good looks and an entertaining driving experience in an affordable package. This Delphin gray 325i for sale in Philadelphia is remarkably unmolested and has the all important M20 2.5 liter engine and 5-speed manual drivetrain combo.

Year: 1987
Model: 325i sedan
Engine: 2.5 liter inline six
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 81,574 mi
Price: $8,495 Buy It Now

1987 BMW 325i sedan on eBay

5-Speed manual, absolutely rust free. Runs and drives great. 81k original miles. Extra clean, cruise control, ABS, ice cold A/C, power windows, power mirrors, power locks, sunroof!

You are looking at an extremely nice 1987 BMW 325i sport sedan that looks garaged, regularly serviced, and taken good care of. This beauty combines German reliability and safety in one stylish, elegant, and sporty sedan. 2.5L engine is mechanically sound and provides lots of power, just as you would’ve expect from any BMW. Despite its power, it combines its performance with excellent fuel economy, making it a very fast, comfortable, and economic everyday vehicle. Manual transmission shifts very smooth, clutch does not slip nor skip. Engine compartment is very clean and is free of any leaks.

The exterrior of the vehicle is grey in color and is in GREAT condition. Paint is shiny, not faded, and is in great to excellent codnition for the year and miles of the vehicle. Black interior of the vehicle is in great condition. The vehicle was never smoked-in. Seats shows very little to no wear for the year and miles of the vehicle. Interior looks and smells very clean! Please check the pictures.

The trunk has many functions, one of which is obviously the superior cargo capacity. The trunk is very clean and roomy as you can see from the pictures. The previous owner barely used it and it looks as if it were new. Alloy rims are in good condition. Tires were balanced, rotated, and still have plenty of tread left. I test-drove the vehicle and found to be in GREAT CONDITION for its year and miles.

We take offers and trade ins (please make sure to call us for your trade in approval). Please call us at: 610-990-7731, Alex if you have ANY questions!

A lot of the E30 sedans seem to have been run harder and worn out faster than other E30 variants, so it’s nice to see a sedan like this in such well kept condition. We featured a two-door 1989 325i in February that sold for a strong price of $11,101. Given this E30 is a bit older with similar mileage, I’d say the price is a little high, but not too far off the mark. An E30 like this is worth somewhere in the neighborhood of $6,000 to $8,000.

-Paul

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5 Comments

  1. had an 87 325 2 door in the same color combo back in the day when it was only a year and a half old with 15k miles… sweet car… keeper car… cost me @ 16k then… this one has definitely got something going on with the right rear passenger quarter panel… take a look where it meets the right rear door, the right side of the trunk lid… i’m as nostalgic as most, but would probably pass on this one…

  2. Based on what we can see – short of a more detailed in-person inspection – this E30 looks very nice. Relatively uncommon 4-door, 5-speed, 2.5L I-6, great colors, and (relatively) low miles. I really like it.

    Not sure what’s going on with the non-matching tan floor mats (shown removed from the car), and the lack of CarFax/AutoCheck provided suggests John is on to something – probably some accident history there warranting a thorough examination. Probably not a car to buy sight unseen.

    I’d argue that the rarity of an E30 in this configuration with this mileage might warrant $8500. If this car’s condition checks out, I suspect they’ll get pretty close to the asking price.

  3. I just drove this home today, so I thought I’d post a little report.

    Brief Bio: I’ve been wasting valuable time and hard-earned money on stupid old cars for just about 30 years.

    First, the bad stuff. Yup, it was hit and fixed. History report shows right rear damage in 2009. I knew that before purchase. Trunk and roof were repainted (poorly), but all the rest appears original and somewhat weathered but I think it will come back most of the way with a super-duper detailing. I got rid of most of the door-to-quarter-panel misalignment today by adjusting the door, but careful observers will still notice. I also completely fixed the trunk and hood alignment.

    There’s one quarter-sized rust spot in the floor, but that’s absolutely it. Fenders, fascias, tail lights, and rockers look great.

    Interior is not quite as nice as it looks in the photos, but it’s pretty darn good nonetheless. Crack-free dash. Seats have no major issues and will look great after minor reconditioning. Carpet and headliner are excellent, door panels are very good. Everything works except the A/C (compressor works, but no cold air).

    Car has new tires (Chinese no-name specials, but at least they’re new) and supposedly has new brake pads. It stops straight, smooth and quiet, but the pedal feel is worse than vintage GM stuff, so fresh fluid and lines are near the top of the to-do list. Suspension feels tight though too soft. LCA (lollipop) bushings look new even though they’ve obviously been on the car for some time, rear sway bar bushings are just about dead, the rest is kind of hard to judge.

    Drove the car home, 140 miles. Uneventful. Smooth, fairly quiet, vibration-free. Timing belt has only 6k miles, but it’s 15 years old, so that’ll get done soon. Radiator hoses appear original, if I read the date code right. They look fine, but I think I’ll replace those too. One of the fuel lines is severely cracked and is probably seconds from hosing down the engine. Maybe I’ll pick up one of those while I’m shopping for parts.

    No issues with the transmission or driveline, except the sloppy shifter.

  4. Thanks for the follow-up, Steve. Good to hear it’ll be properly cared for by an enthusiast who will appreciate and enjoy this classic E30.

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