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1989 BMW 325is

It’s Sunday, and as we dig through the winter weekends watching the anticlimactic wrap-up to the NFL season we can start daydreaming again of spring Sundays filled with curvy dry roads, loud exhaust, and practicing our heel-toe. This 325is is well set up to be a weekend warrior, not overdone despite almost no stone unturned. It has a host of interior and exterior modifications that would probably look delightfully subtle were it not for the gold-centered wheels. The Shadowline and Euro bits highlight a monochromatic body while an Alcantara-heavy interior with recovered Corbeaus looks like a great place to be, both comfortable and functional. There’s no crazy performance gains here, just a mellow cocktail of chip, exhaust, and redone suspension to help this 325is really exploit its E30ness.

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Year: 1989
Model: 325is
Engine: 2.5 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 140,132 mi
Price: Reserve auction
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-1989 325is Manual
-Schwartz/Black Leather originally
-140,xxx miles on ODO and it works
-Engine is healthy, doesn’t burn oil, doesn’t smoke, very sound m20
-clean title
-Never tracked
-turn-key reliable
-Bone stock in Dec 2010
-Rust free
-Power Sunroof and Windows
-Cruise control
-13 button OBC
-Maplight mirror
-OEM Trunk organizer
-OEM Windshield with sticker still intact
-Complete Tool kit
-Heat works (AC needs charged)

-Paint & Body 8/10
-Rolled fenders
-Euro trim
-Fog light delete
-Smoked turn signals
-Shadowlined trim
-Black kidney grilles
-35% Tint
-HID Lights in ellipsoids

-Corbeau TRS Seats re-covered in alcantera (alcantera material alone was $1500)
-matching re-covered alcantera e30 rear seat
-Schroth 4pt Harnesses (Black)
-OMP alcantera steering wheel with momo hub
-OMP pedals
-M shift nob
-e30 m3 leather shift and ebrake boots
-Headliner dyed black

-K&N cone filter
-Custom chip by Pete McHenry/Jim Blair of BMW NA
-8mm Bav Auto plug wires(~7k miles)
-Adjustable FPR
-UUC Twin scilencer exhaust with glasspack and 3″ strait pipe. sounds nice, deep and not obnoxious.
-4.10lsd from e30 m3
-z3 1.9 short shifter

-Ground Control coilover kit (450 front/550 rear)
-Ground Control adjustable camber plates
-New Bilstien sport inserts/shocks
-Racing Dynamics sway bars(22mm/19mm)
-Front strut tower brace

-Vorshlag stud conversion
-ESM 008 fronts 16X7.5 rears 16×9 repainted centers gold, 205/45/16 front 225/45/16 rear.
-BBS caps

-Pioneer speakers(I think)
-Alpine Vpower amp
-Pioneer Head unit

-Ate front rotor
-Brembo rear rotors
-Pagid pads
-Super Blue fluid

– Timing Belt, tensioner, guide, water pump (~12k miles)
– Distributor cap(~8k miles)
– Rotor(~8k miles)
– Fuel pump(~8k miles)
– Valve Adjustment, gasket, painted valve cover (~12k miles)
– New Shifter
– Flushed Brakes with ATE Dot 4 Super Blue (~3k miles)
– Oil change with Mobil 1 10/40 every 4k usually sooner (last changed at 139,800)
– new tie rod assembly’s and alignment (~6k miles)
-Idle control valve (~6k miles)
-AKG rear subframe offset
-Rear control arm bushings
-AKG Diff bushing
-Rebuilt CV shafts
-Treehouse racing front bushings
-AKG engine and trans bushings
-Brand New battery

The Bad:
-Cracked dash
-Missing folding rear armrest from previous owner
-Right front turn signal is not registering

The car was lowered for pictures.

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I’m glad it can be un-lowered from the pictures. I don’t really mind the low ride height or even the gold wheels, but I keep imagining this car .5″ higher and on some less-gaudy rims and thinking about how good it would look. Some 16″ Style 5s and unblacking the kidneys would do wonders, letting it look like a spruced-up 80s sports car instead of a millenial car show cruiser. However you want to tweak it, this is a beautiful E30 with nice upgrades and reasonable miles. Bidding is hot but the reserve is holding strong; I’m guessing it will have to get much higher in the four-figures, or maybe even low-fives, before it’s going to a new home.



  1. Eurotrash
    Eurotrash January 24, 2016

    Nicely done E30. Were it mine, I’d probably repaint the wheel centers and leave the rest alone.

  2. Eurotrash
    Eurotrash January 24, 2016

    OK minus points for the “A/C needs charge” nonsense

  3. jonnyMAC
    jonnyMAC January 25, 2016

    This thing has been on KC CL for quite a while now.

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