Here’s a nicely looked after BMW e30 M3 For Sale located in Bend, Oregon on eBaymotors. The Alpineweiss over Dove Gray leather looks really sharp. With a certified BMW mechanic as the previous owner, the 117k miles this car has appear to be well looked after and documented.
quote from seller’s eBay listing:
Purchased last Spring (2007) in near-stock condition from a local, certified BMW mechanic. 117,xxx miles (Iâ€™m driving it a few miles per week.) I own it outright, no loans nor liens. For those who seem to need to know: I’m well into my 40’s–not a kid racer.
No known accidents, no rust, and the VIN numbers all match (body to the fender panels).
– Details on the Wheels: Staggered widths front to back: the much coveted standalone versions of the E28/E34 BMW M5 and E30 BMW M3 Evo wheels. 16×7.5 front and 16×8.5 rear! They have the distinctive flat lip of the Evo M3 and M5 wheelsâ€”with the polished finish, they look perfect on this car.
Those wheels do look really perfect on the car, though I would’ve had them detailed before shooting the pics!
With the economy official swirling down the bowl, do you think we’ll see a dip in e30 M3 values? Post a comment!
I’m going to add a new tag for Pacific Northwest since there have several tasty cars locally posted here recently.
Here’s another beautiful e28 M5 for sale, and this one has only covered 44k miles!
1988 BMW e28 M5 For Sale on Roadfly
quote from seller’s listing on Roadfly:
This is an Excellent example of the legendary 1988 M5. Original, Unmodified, Unaltered. 41,000 miles. Excellent Condition inside and out. Zaino High Gloss Polish. Excellent Interior, well-nourished. Factory Recaro Seats, Custom Mats, Factory Alloy Wheels, Yokohama Tires.
So with the asking of $25k, has the e28 piggybacked the recent swing in values the e30 M3 now commands? And correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m pretty sure there were a lot less e28 M5’s imported compared to the e30.
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Update: This post is out of date and the item listed is probably not available any more. Why not take a look at the BMW M5’s and parts that are currently for sale!
[AffomaticEbay]1988 BMW m5[/AffomaticEbay]
Amongst e28 M5 enthusiasts in North America, this color combo is the most sought after as nearly all of them came with black on tan. Here’s a chance to own one that’s for sale right in my backyard of Portland, Oregon.
1988 BMW M5 – Rare Black on Black on Portland Craigslist for $19k
quote from seller’s Craigslist post:
It is one of the 22 USA spec cars that came with the black buffalo hide interior.
Except for a newer clutch the engine, trans and diff are original. It does have new driveshaft and half-shafts. New upper/lower control arms with 750 bushings. The car has 139,000 miles on it but, as you see from the pictures, it looks nearly new.
Many parts and trim pieces have been replaced to improve the appearance. It has a complete tool kit of course. I have many other spare parts such as brake pads, original BMW cloth seat covers (I think they sold them to throw over your seats to protect the leather if you got dirty while you were out) and stock mud flaps (never installed, great for protecting the body but just to ugly)
Major changes from stock:
1) Euro Headlight conversion (I still have the original lights and grills)
2) Euro headers installed and new exhaust, including cats (it is pretty loud)
3) Limited edition Momo steering wheel released in the late 80â€™s for the M5/M6 (still have stock wheel)
4) 540 rear brake conversion
5) 17â€ wheels w/ Goodyear GS-D3 (Original wheels stored safely in garage, with tires)
6) J. Conforti chip upgrade
Previous owner installed Dinan suspension (springs, shocks, sway bars) cam gear and K&N air filter. I do have all the Stock suspension parts and air box
Check out more pictures of this 1988 BMW M5 Black on Black.
I wish my e28 was as clean as this car! The seats are perfect, mechanically has all the ‘right’ upgrades, and even all the stock parts are included.
Chuck submitted his car to be posted here, so if you have questions, leave a comment! If you have a car that needs to listed here, drop me an email!
Good luck with the sale Chuck!
I’ve driven my buddy Clayton’s e39 540i/6 a few times, and it never fails to impress. I can only imagine what the M5 delivers with a full hundred more horses and M tuning to suspension, transmission, and interior. Well maybe I can imagine as prices for low mileage examples are turning up in the low 20’s. What happened to the market for these?!
Here’s one that came up on Roadfly tonight, and even includes BBS RC wheels!
quote from listing on Roadfly:
Immaculate 2000 M5. Nice BBS wheels (All Ms are supposed to have BBS wheels right!), rare and extremely beautiful Anthracite gray exterior, black with silver inserts on seats and doors. Extended leather option includes leather on door uppers, dash and suede headliner. New dash OBC. Pirelli Pzero Rossos. Complete service history/records. BMWCCA member owned. $22,500 obo.
I’m going to take the next few posts to talk about other modern-classic BMW’s that are showing amazing value recently. With the suddenly gas-conscious American market, some models are looking very attractive to the enthusiast shopper hoping to maximize their budget and score the ride of their dreams.
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This is a cool spot by Bring A Trailer for a 73 BMW 2002 ’roundie’ with some tasteful modifications. Furthermore, the owner states that he’s selling the car to finance a trip to Targa Newfoundland.
There’s a lot of whining in the comments of that post about the modifications and the fit and finish. I think it looks great and appears very well sorted. And apparently bidders agree as there’s only 2 hours left and high bid is over $16k. Not bad for a car that’s not a tii and lightly modified!
These little 6 cylinder, gray market import BMW’s are coming out of the woodwork all of the sudden. Of course at these prices I’d sell too!
First up is this 79 in Southern California on eBay. It is no reserve with 5 days to go, and only at $500 so far. 5 days is a while, but I think the result will give us an actual idea of what kind of premium the 6 cylinder car worth. This particular example looks good from most angles, but the paint and bodywork that is mentioned needs to be investigated. It has some older looking cloth Recaro’s that look like they’re worth saving, and the Panasport look-a-likes (are they real?) are a nice touch. The faux Alpina badging is not.
Next up is this 83 I spotted about a week ago on the San Francisco Craigslist (which by the way, is a gold mine for rare and affordable, cars and motorcycles). This car looks like it had a fanatical owner who loved the car for quite a while. It includes all the right performance upgrades that make the car better without loosing balance or class. This is a great looking prospect, but the asking price is $11k. Considering decent e36 M3’s trade hands for a bit more than this, I think the seller is a bit optimistic. But I’d have a hard time taking less if I were the owner considering the work in.
Finally this 82 323i came up on Roadfly this morning. It has 90k miles, looks fully federalized with the U.S. Bumpers, and the ad states that everything works. The current owner serviced the car since new as a BMW certified tech and has owned the car personally since 89. Talk about known history! His asking is $14.5k. It’s a nice car, but I guess I am still stubborn that this was e30 M3 money as little as 5 years ago. Again though, if I were the owner, I don’t know that I could let it go for less. Might as well keep it!
So do we have a surge or correction in the 323i market or just some proud owners? While significantly nicer than garden variety 320’s, are they that much nicer? Weigh in with your experience and leave a comment below.
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Here’s your chance to own a brand new 2000 M Coupe on Craigslist with only 28 miles!
quote from seller’s CL ad:
2000 bmw m coupe, 28 miles, silver with black interior, 5 speed, 6 disc changer, loaded, perfect condition
Even taking inflation out of the equation, $28k would’ve been a great deal on a brand new M Coupe in 2000. If this car looks and drives even close to brand new, and how could it not unless an unimaginable sin had been committed in storage, this car is a total buy!
I’ve had lots of inquiries about my newly acquired 1985 e28 535i, but these two 5’ers have similar condition but super low miles to boot. Ride in style in either of these two examples for less than $10k!
1980 BMW 528i For Sale in Portland (46k miles, $9k)
quote from Craigslist Portland:
1980 BMW 528i, this car is amazingly clean with only 46,xxx original miles. All original except for the stereo which has been replaced with a sony explode(although I have the original stereo and it will be included). 5 speed manual, 2.8 liter soch I6 engine w/ 169hp and 170lb-ft torque @ 4500rpm,power sunroof, power windows, vacuum locks, leather, A/C that works great, Bosch L-Je-tronic fuel injection. This bimmer has spent its entire life in a garage and every service record on this car has been kept. The leather interior is in beautiful condition being as since the car was purchased the driver and passenger seats have been covered with sheep skins. The headliner is in great shape as well. I cant say enough about how clean this car is. email or call me with any questions or if you would like to see more photos.
1986 BMW 528e For Sale in Portland (59k miles, $7800):
quote from Craigslist Portland:
This car is immaculate and clean. It generates compliments. 59,000 original miles. The color is called â€œbronzitâ€ – original BMW factory paint color which is a metallic silvery goldish color. This car has always been garaged and well cared for. The paint is immaculate. The interior is immaculate. The engine and transmission are excellent. It has been regularly serviced and maintained. Some features of this car includes: automatic transmission, power windows and doors, sun roof, AC, original leather with no tears, immaculate factory floor mats, newer tires, battery, and alarm system. Everything is factory original with the exception of the addition of a car alarm, and a new Am/Fm Cassette player. Recent service maintenance have also been performed. For those of you who are collectors of classic cars â€“ it comes with the original ownerâ€™s manual and also a complete set of the original BMW tools located in the truck of the car.
Both of these cars are already modern classics and in lovely condition. Why buy a $10k Kia when you could pick up one of these beauts for less and arrive with much more presence at the same time!
Not many M Coupe’s under $20k to be found these days. Check out this 2000 BMW M Coupe on Roadfly:
excerpt from Roadfly listing:
New tires, factory CD & moonroof, tinted windows. Never raced, tracked, modified, or smoked in. Female-owned. Just inspected by BMW dealer, have report. BMW fog lights and subwoofer, heated seats, aftermarket xenon headlights. Car is in excellent mechanical shape, with regular synthetic oil changes. Scheduled 60K service performed last year at a cost over $1K, including all new fluids. Have all service records. Black leather interior. Car is very clean and if you didnâ€™t know the mileage youâ€™d guess it was a lot lower than 72.5K. If youâ€™re reading this ad you know how rare these cars are, and this has to be one of the cleanest out there. If you havenâ€™t driven one, youâ€™re going to be amazed. Hate to sell this car, but need to make room for a new toy.
I like this car for under $20k. If maintenance and inspection check out, could be an easy buy.