1989 BMW 325i Touring

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I’ve talked a fair bit of trash about right-hand drive cars here, specifically some E30 325i Tourings. A lot of the E30 wagons we’ve seen imported now that their 25-year waiting period has ended have been base- or low-option Brits, bringing along the need to get comfortable hugging the fog line and rowing the gears with your left hand. This longroof has the rare factory M-Tech package as well as some show-stopping 17″ gold BBS rims to help you look like a gangster out of Run Lola Run. Inside, recovered M seats look outstanding, but the ubiquitous cracked dash strikes again, echoing a chipped front spoiler that looks fixable. Wrapped in Alpinweiss, the seller is pretty right as long as you can handle right hand drive – “this is the one you’ve been looking for!”

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Year: 1989
Model: 325i Touring
Engine: 2.5 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 88,830 mi
Price: Reserve Auction
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BMW 325i Touring Mtechnic Original E30

“This is the one you have been waiting for.”

-Alpine White with Black Leather interior in excellent shape
-LOW MILES 88,830
-5 Speed Manual
-Original Mtechnic
-Mtech 2 Steering Wheel
-Real BBS 17″ Wheels
-Strong motor and transmission
-Good suspension
-Good tires
-Original Blaupunkt Audio system working

This beauty is going to be listed once. If she doesn’t sell it will no longer be available and stored.

This E30 touring was originally imported by Neil at Quarry Motors and is arguably one of the cleanest we have seen
and had the opportunity to enjoy.

Inspections and test drives are welcome to serious buyers

VIN is listed as all zeroes due to ebay not being able to decode. The actual VIN is WBAAG52010EA52055

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Bidding is hot and heavy on this import. The condition, M-Tech package, and modifications create a strong enough aesthetic that you might be able to explain away driving on the wrong side as a “cool addition for hot import nights.” With 88k miles and only a few minor blemishes, the only thing that would make this car better would be instinctually knowing which side to go to when you’re ready to drive.

-NR

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9 Comments

  1. Maybe I’ve gotten lazy…..and having imported and driven for a couple of years a ’52 MGYB back in 1976…..or my brain circuitry is less nimble than it once was…..but the thought of driving a right hand drive car in a left hand drive society gives me a queasy feeling.

  2. Were this an imported Japanese or British car, RHD no problem. I would even say it would add to the appeal. A RHD German, well that is just too much explaining to do at every intersection and gas station. Also no A/C, door cards not matching seats, only power front windows, crank down rears and no title. I say pass.

  3. Not to mention some damning negative feedback about undisclosed issues

  4. Gordon Richter

    Hello GCFSB, thank you for featuring this one. We are a regular visitor of the site and I personally have been involved with a few cars that you were so kind to feature. This is a very nice example and let’s face it the RHD aspect of the vehicle definitely is subject matter it seems for thoughtful comments on this site and others but the majority of people that I come across have no problem with it. They enjoy the uniqueness, maybe even the little added attention (shameful I know) 🙂 As for the feedback, please contact me at the dealer if this is raising doubts in your mind because the last few feedbacks have just been plain silly. There is a title. The purchaser would be the first private owner. We don’t sell cars without Titles. Doesn’t anyone look on the bright side anymore. No rear power windows, two less motors to worry about replacing 🙂

  5. I do not see the wow or cool factor have the steering wheel on the wrong side. If I am importing a car to make a profit. I would get the steering wheel on the correct side.

  6. Gordon Richter

    I’m just thankful that the writer of the post found some positives. RHD, LHD, Look ma no hands drive, this is still a sub 100,000 mile original Mtechnic. A very tasteful one at that. If you can’t appreciate this one as a BMW fan I’m not really sure why everyone is exerting this energy on the boo hoo it’s RHD comments. Ahhhhhh the freedom of the web.

  7. I get freedom of choice and I hope the car makes someone happy. The comments on this site are good in nature and they giving a point of view. I enjoy the write ups done by the team and comments by readers as we enjoy cars. This site and bring a trailer are my favorite two reads of the day.

  8. Gordon,

    You should be pleased with the winning bid of 15k. If the buyer actually comes through of course.

  9. Gordon Richter

    Very pleased with the winning bid, money is in house and the transport company is picking it up tomorrow. We have been offered more in person but it was not for sale at that time. We should see a regular increase in original Mtechnic values along with other specialty models now that the e30 M3’s are out of reach for most.

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