The BMW 325xi Touring 6-speed manual is back up for auction this week, after a high bidder failed to follow through with the transaction. Their loss is your gain, as everyone gets one last crack at this looker of a Touring this week.
The below post originally appeared on our site August 21, 2013:
A friend of mine who recently welcomed his first child into the world is facing the age-old dilemma of car enthusiasts: how can you still have your fun and with a dose of practicality? Not surprisingly, his wife wants an SUV. She has put the nix on a wagon purchase, a vehicle that makes infinite amounts of sense for a family with one child. From what he has told me, she thinks wagons are a bit frumpy and has bad memories of one from her childhood. Short of a Toyota Prius, I’m not sure how any vehicle could cause such emotional distress, but as these domestic arguments usually go, it looks as the idea of a wagon has been 86’ed. Nevertheless, it’s nice to dream.
This is one particular car that has me dreaming. Even though I don’t need the extra space over my current ride, this 325xi Touring for sale from our friends at Classic Car Club Manhattan strikes a mean look in Monaco Blue with the M3 replica wheels.
Model: 325xi Touring
Engine: 3.0 liter inline-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 53,274 mi
Price: Reserve auction
BMW E91 325xi Wagon – 6-spd, Competition Package Wheels
Get the best of both worlds; SUV utility with sports car handling in an extremely rare 6-speed manual BMW 3-series wagon. Rare as they come, very few wagons are available these days with a real manual gearbox, one of only a handful available for sale in the US right now and this is definitely the lowest-mile of the 325s.
Only two owners from brand new, this car was a special order direct from Germany, just off of CPO warranty with only ~50k miles. Monaco Blue Metallic exterior with stunning everest gray interior. Options include Premium Package, Cold weather package with Heated seats, Pano Roof, Sirius Enabled, Bluetooth, Brushed Aluminum Trim, Xenon Lights, Cargo Cover / Pet Screen (not pictured).. and best of all; staggered, 18″ BMW M3 Competition Package (ZCP) Replica wheels fitted with fresh 255/35/18 and 225/40/18 rubber. Original 16″ wheels are included as well, also with fresh all-season tires….. Fully serviced only at BMW Dealer, last service was just at 51k miles when was fully gone through and given a clean bill of health. The Car is stunning and needs nothing except a new owner. Both keys, manuals, BMW mats + Weathertech all-weather mats, window sticker etc. Must be seen and driven in person to be appreciated. Clean Title and carfax. No big scratches / dents / smells / stains or curb rash on the wheels, inspections welcome!! These things are very rare, even rarer to find one with this color combo, options and decent mileage. They have a cult following in the car world, a real sleeper, keep them guessing!!! An absolute joy to drive, just returned from a 2-week trip to the beach with my family and it was all smiles every time I got behind the wheel!
I can help with shipping anywhere in the Continental U.S / Worldwide, very affordable rates. Call / TXT / Email for more info or if you would like to make a deal now. May consider trades for a something Sporty / Exotic / German. Car is for sale locally so I reserve the right to end the auction early ……….. Thanks, Zac – 646 331 8224
As the seller notes, these manual transmission E91 Tourings are not very common. So far, BMW has yet to offer this car’s successor, the F31 touring, with a manual gearbox stateside. With a recent service and clean bill of health coming from a BMW dealer, it’s doubtful this five-door will run you out of house and home anytime soon in terms of maintenance costs. It’s getting harder to find these Tourings with mileage this low and as we’ve seen with the last V8 engined Audi S4 Avants, prices are trending a bit upward, as cars like these prized by a fervent sect of car enthusiast. Want to look like an outlaw on that one last trip to the beach this summer? Your car has arrived. Interested parties can reach Zac with Classic Car Club Manhattan at (646) 331-8224 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.