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1987 BMW 325iS

2The 325iS is one of the more desirable versions of the E30 3-series, perhaps the third most desirable model after the M3 and the Euro-market 320iS (the “Italian M3”). Showcasing precisely the sorts of features that make the E30 a contender for the “definitive German sport sedan” title, it’s a simple and fun little car with a five speed manual gearbox, a sweet six cylinder motor, a nicely balanced chassis and firm, sporty suspension. The ’87 models also featured a unique and aggressive front spoiler, nicknamed the “cowcatcher” by E30 aficionados. They don’t come much nicer than this one – a low mileage example that appears to be in mint condition. It’s not cheap, but it’s certainly a lot cheaper than an M3.

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1 Year: 1987
Model: 325iS
Engine: 2.5 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 69,600 mi
Price: $16,900

This 1987 BMW 325is is a true time capsule!

The BMW “IS” model is the sport model, which is the trim with the most desirable options.
These options include an unmistakable front spoiler, rear decklid spoiler, BBS wheels, high bolstered sport seats, thicker sway bars, sport suspension, a 3-spoke M-tech steering wheel, and a limited slip differential (LSD)

With only 69k original miles, this bone stock and unmolested BMW looks and drives great; it is has been in the same family since new! Clean Carfax showing no accidents – pictured below. Clean title and all original matching VIN tags in place. The inline 6 cylinder engine pulls and sounds great while the 5 speed manual transmission shifts into every gear smoothly with fantastic clutch grab. Air conditioning blows cold. All windows, sunroof, lights and radio work as they should.

The exterior has some slight imperfections but cleans up amazingly well and shines beautifully considering the car is almost 30 years old. The interior is in extremely good shape as well. The sport seats show almost no wear on them and the dash is crack free!

Pre purchase inspections are welcomed, as well as trades.

Please contact Sebastian at 305-790-5197 for any questions prior to purchase!


This stock, unmolested car looks very 80s-tastic with BBS wheels, front and rear spoilers and bright red paintwork. That color is Zinnoberrot Red, and here it looks great over a pearl beige leather interior. The car looks excellent, inside and out. Though the seller does note some imperfections close up, in the high resolution images it looks pretty much as nice as one would expect for a car with only 69k miles on the odometer.

I suppose one could argue about whether any non-M E30 is really worth this kind of money. But the $17k asking price seems about right given the condition on show, and for where the market is for these cars. Nate wrote one up back in March with about the same miles, priced at $15k. I think this one is a little nicer.

– Craig