1983 Volkswagen GTi Callaway Turbo

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As Yogi Berra once famously said, “It’s like deja-vous all over again”. What are the odds of two 1983 Volkswagen GTi Callaway Turbos coming up for sale within a week of each other 30 years later? Not good. But perhaps it’s time to play the lottery, because here we go again! If last week’s stunning $17,750 1983 GTi wasn’t the right color to peak your interest, perhaps today’s example can color you a bit more red. Today’s example is not nearly as pristine as the earlier example with the best part of ten times the miles, but it still looks like a pretty slick package overall

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Year: 1983
Model: GTi
Engine: 1.8 liter turbocharged inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 156,103 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1983 Volkswagen GTi Callaway Turbo on eBay

VOLKSWAGEN RABBIT GTI 1983 WITH CALLAWAY TURBO

UP FOR SALE IS MY 1983 RABBIT GTI…1.8 8 VALVE WITH 2H CLOSE RATIO 5 SPEED TRANSMISSION..MOTOR WAS COMPLETELY REBUILT ABOUT 10YRS. AGO…AT THIS TIME MOTOR MAY HAVE ONLY 3500 MILES, THE TRANSMISSION WAS REBUILT AND HAD HEAVY DUTY RING GEAR BOLTS INSTALLED BY THE PREVIOUS OWNER..(TRANSMISSION MAY HAVE 5K MILES) IF THAT…

NEW PARTS THAT WHERE PUT ON AT TIME OF ENGINE REBUILD… ARP HEAD STUDS..ARP BOLTS IN BOTTOM END..COPPER HEAD GASKET..OIL PUMP..WINDAGE TRAY..REBUILT CALLAWAY TURBO.. TECHTONICS ADJUSTABLE CAM GEAR..CYL HEAD WAS RESURFACED AND NEW VALVE SEALS WHERE PUT IN..K N AIR FILTER..SACHS STRUT INSERTS..FEBI STRUT CAPS..WITH NEUSPEED FRONT AND REAR SPRINGS, REAR STRUTS ARE KONI ADJUSTABLE ( THEY WHERE USED AND ON THE CAR WHEN I PURCHASED IT)..EUROSPORT UPPER AND LOWER STRUT BRACES..NEUSPEED REAR SWAY BAR..NEW FACTORY MOTOR MOUNTS..POLYURATHANE BUSHINGS IN FRONT CONTROL ARMS..NEW BALL JOINTS..WHEEL BEARINGS..HALF SHAFTS..CAR ALSO HAS POLYURATHANE BUSHINGS IN REAR AXLE THAT WHERE INSTALLED BY PREVIOUS OWNER..

NEW FACTORY VW DOOR PANELS..NEW FACTORY VW GRILL..MARKER LIGHTS..TAILLIGHTS..( FACTORY VOLKSWAGEN PARTS NOT JAPANESE JUNK) EUROPEAN BUMPERS FRONT AND REAR..

CUSTOM 2 1/4 EXHAUST WITH STAINLESS STEEL BORLA MUFFLER

15X7 TURBO RONAL WHEELS ( 2YRS., OLD IN MINT CONDITION)..195/50/15 TIRES..FRONTS HALF TO 3/4 TREAD..REAR NEAR NEW

USED PARTS INSTALLED INCLUED.. OLD SCHOOL FRONT SPOILER (VASTATEC)..IS THE NAME THAT’S ON THE SPOILER , I WAS TOLD THAT IT WAS AN AFTERMARKET KAMI SPOILER..

CAR ALSO HAS REAR KAMI SPOILER ON TRUNK LID..KAMI HOOD SCOOP..THE FRONT SEATS ARE OUT OF A 1975 A1 SCIROCCO..REAR SEAT IS FACTORY GTI RED..THE STEERING WHEEL IS FROM A 1980 RABBIT..HAS OIL PRESSURE GAUGE, BOOST GAUGE, AUTOMETER AIR/FUEL GAUGE, FACTORY VOLT GAUGE, CLOCK, CELS GAUGE IN FACTORY SHIFTER CONSOLE..AUTOMETER SHIFT LIGHT WAS INSTALLED ON THE STEERING COLUMN..

THIS A LIST OF STUFF THAT I KNOW THE CAR COULD USE..THE ODOMETER, TACHOMETER STOPPED WORKING ABOUT 2YRS., AGO..FRONT END NEEDS ALIGNED..HEAD LINER SAGS..NO REAR WIPER..MISSING CARPET IN TRUNK..ALSO MISSING PLASTIC SPEAKER TRAYS IN TRUNK..WINDSHEILD WASHER BOTTLE AND HOSES..MISSING PLASTIC ROCKER PLATE ON PASSENGER SIDE AND MISSING PLASTIC GRILL PIECES IN THE BOTTOM OF BOTH DOOR PANELS..THERE IS ALSO NO HEATER IN THE CAR..

WHEN I BOUGHT THE CAR IT WAS IN A MINOR FENDER BENDER AND WAS HIT LIGHTLY IN THE REAR..THAT WAS ALL FIXED..THAT IS THE ONLY ACCIDENTS THAT I KNOW OF THE CAR TO BE IN..

THE CAR IS IN MY OPINION IS IN ALMOST PERFECT ORIGINAL CONDITION.. THE ONLY NEW PAINT ON THE CAR IS ON THE REAR END..THIS CAR HAS BEEN GARAGE KEPT PRIOR TO ME BUYING IT AND SINCE I HAVE BOUGHT IT IN 2002, IT’S ONLY SEEN WATER WHEN IT WAS WASHED.. THE UNDERNEATH IS IN AWESOME CONDITION..INSPECTION EXPIRES THE END OF THIS MONTH..

THE REASON FOR ME SELLING THE CAR IS I DON’T HAVE THE TIME TO SPEND DRIVING IT.. I HOPE TO FIND SOMEONE WHO WILL LOVE THE CAR AND ENJOY IT AS MUCH AS I HAVE..

PLEASE LOOK AT ALL THE PICTURES AND ASK ANY QUESTION BEFORE BIDDING, IF YOU NEED ANOTHER PICTURE OF SOMETHING TAKEN PLEASE LET ME KNOW..THE LONGEST I’VE EVER DRIVEN THE CAR WAS MAYBE 100MILES TO A SHOW AND I DIDN’T HAVE ANY PROBLEMS..

I’M SURE THERE ARE THINGS THAT I’VE FORGOTTEN DO TO NOT HAVING THE TIME TO DRIVE THE CAR MUCH THEREFORE IF IT WAS ME BUYING THE CAR AND KNOWING THAT IT HAS NOT BEEN DRIVEN MUCH IN THE PAST COUPLE YEARS PERSONALLY I WOULD PUT IT ON A TRAILER OR TOW IT…WILL NOT SHIP.. NO RETURNS..CAR IS SOLD AS IS WITH NO WARRENTY..

PLEASE EMAIL ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS, THIS CAR IS IN AWESOME SHAPE..ITS NOT BEEN IN A MAGAZINE, AND CALLAWAY DID NOT INSTALL THE TURBO KIT BUT IT IS ONE OF THE CLEANEST RABBIT GTI`S I EVER SEEN, I HAVE WORKED ON THESE FOR 19 YEARS….

Holy “Caps Lock”, Batman. This car has some obvious needs compared with the other two GTis we’ve featured in the past week. There are pieces missing, the steering wheel and front seats aren’t correct, the rear spoiler isn’t original but looks clean (similar to the Mk.2 design), and it appears that the interior overall could use a good cleaning. It’s not the cleanest build I’ve seen, but overall presents pretty well and crucially the floors look to be pretty solid, so it could be a great starting point to either further modify or revert the car towards a more-stock state. One thing I’m not a huge fan of is the wheels; I’d probably try to get some of the larger Fifteen52 snowflake replicas on there, or perhaps some BBS RA wheels. Get a set of period Recaros, a GTi steering wheel and some odds and ends, and I bet this is a fun car to drive!

Here are some wheels I found on Ebay:

And some seats from a later GTi which could probably work with some modification:

Pricing is no reserve, so we’ll have to see where it ends up, but my guess is like the 1984 Barn Find GTi a few days ago it should end in the $5,000 – $7,000 range.

-Carter

1985 Volkwagen Scirocco

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The last few months has seen some crazy expensive A1 Volkswagens, so it’s refreshing to see a neat driver that is in the stratosphere. Today’s example started life as a plain-jane 8V 1.8 Scirocco in Titian Red Metallic, and probably would be higher valued if it had remained that way; but for me, I like what the owner has done with this car. Gone are the diving board bumpers and quad-sealed beams, replaced by the more desirable and slicker-looking European units. Also gone is the slightly anemic 1.8 8V, replaced by a Techtonics Tuning 2.0 16V. Round it out with a fresh set of BBSs, and this is a slick package for sure:

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Year: 1985
Model: Scirocco
Engine: 2.0 liter inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed
Mileage: 114,600 mi
Price: $5,500 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1985 Volkswagen Scirocco on eBay

1985 8v Scirocco with Techtonics 2.0 16v engine installed in mid-90s. Three-owner car. We’ve babied and cherished it since June 1990.
–Complete maintenance records since 1990
–New tires (see photos): Yokohama S-drive 195/50R-15
–BBS 15-inch wheels
–Euro bumpers and headlights
–16v body kit, with EXTRA body kit
–Techtonics exhaust
–Bilstein shocks with Neuspeed lowering springs

A few dings and scratches (see photos). Paint is in beautiful shape. Small burn on backseat from previous owner (see photo). (We are not smokers and car does NOT smell like smoke.) Cloth interior of the sunroof has some staining from inside sunroof (see photo). Everything works.

It’s still a blast to drive, and we’re sad to see her go, but need to downsize our car collection.

On Sep-25-13 at 12:36:10 PDT, seller added the following information:

Addition on 9.25, based on query from potential buyer: There is no rust. Hasn’t been driven in winter, and it’s been garaged most of its life. The clutch was replaced when we dropped in the 2.0L engine, in the mid-90s. It did not need replacing, but we figured we might as well replace it with the engine out. The transmission is original and unopened. We have not even replaced the original shift bushings, no need to.

If you like mid-80s VW products, it doesn’t get much better than a Scirocco set up like this. Titan Red Metallic might not be everyone’s favorite, but in this guise the car looks like a 7/8th scale Quattro, and that’s not a bad thing at all. Thankfully, it’s not 7/8ths the complexity or price of a 1985 Quattro, and in it’s current form it’s likely quicker in everything put the snow. With maintenance records since 1990, a solid build, desirable Euro pieces and a great motor choice, this is a great package in my opinion. Better yet, it’s affordable as a driver – $5,500 seems like a steal for all this door-wedge goodness. Buy it now and enjoy trips up the tach for years to come, and I doubt it will lose any value if properly maintained!

-Carter

Bulgarian 1984 BMW 520i

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Editor Paul has recently returned from some time in Europe, and beyond his fantastic photos of forbidden fruit has brought back some entertaining ideas regarding importation. While importing a car from Bulgaria may sound like a sideplot in a Borat movie and/or Top Gear segment, there is no question that the Euro look is highly regarded and that E28 fanatics are ready to cough up plenty of money to buy imports or convert US-spec models. Even with shipping, this 520i would probably end up cheaper than converting a US car and would lend an extra dose of credence. You could sell it to someone who wants to restore and swap it, or you could do that yourself. Hard to say how you’d get a solid PPI by anyone who spoke English let along a real mechanic, but hey – small bumpers!

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Year: 1984
Model: 520i
Engine: 2.0 liter inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 169,000
Price: $3,500

Click for more details: 1984 BMW 520i for sale on eBay in Bulgaria

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BMW E28 IN GOOD CONDITION. The car is located in Bulgaria, Europe! Clear documents, ready for export! Buyer is responsible for local pick up fees!

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He left out “spare wheel held in the trunk somehow with something!”

This would put my E28-purchasing story (flight to Tennessee and buying a yet-unseen-in-person E28 on the spot only to drive it back to Arizona and immediately 24 hours straight with my brother) to shame. I can already hear it: “I shipped this Euro straight from Bulgaria. Swapped the mechanicals of my big-bumpered 535i’s turbo’d M30 and some Alpina wheels on it.” So what if the tertiary logistics would end up making it a little more expensive in time, money, and confusion; importing is cool.

– NR

1993 BMW “M550CSi” – M5 with S70 V12 6-speed swap

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In my post about last week’s 2JZ swapped M5 many questioned why you would go through the expense and difficulty of swapping in the Toyota unit, or at least that it was downright sacrilegious to do so. Perhaps I have a looser sense of how to do things the proper way, but I certainly can recognize that the 2JZ unit is capable of higher levels of power than the original S62 V8 was for less money, and that at least makes some sense to me even if I wouldn’t do it. When I first came across today’s E34 M5, I was initially struck with awe, but as I’ve sat wondering what to write up about this car, that awe has slowly turned to a bit more confusion. The reason why is fairly straightforward – some enterprising individual has taken a quite nice Euro-market E34 M5 (great start) and swapped in the equally great S70B56 V12 from a 850CSi along with a 6 speed manual transmission. Take a look for yourself at this monster:

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Year: 1993
Model: M5
Engine: 5.6 liter V12
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 76,000 mi
Price: $20,000

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1993 BMW M5 S70 swap on Willz.Ca

Model: 1993 European M5 chassis
Chassis: WBSHC91090GD63011
Build Date: June 1992
Mileage: 76,000 miles
Colour: Black
Motor: 5.6L 850 CSi engine (S70B56) conversion
Interior: black leather mechanical sports seats, leather stitched center console and door skins
Transmission: new 6 speed manual
Traction Control:
Brakes Front: 2-piece, 355 (14″) rotors UUC 4 piston aluminum calipers
Brakes Rear: vented 328mm (12.9″) rotors
Wheels: 17 x 8 forged system II
Tires: 235-45 and 275-40 Dunlop Sport 5000
Features: front strut bar, HR springs, uprated sway bars, UUC short shifter, Eisenman stainless exhaust, in dash CD
Options: single air bag, ABS, rear deck wing, rear window shades, E code headlights, clear blinkers, Motorsport door handles
Comments: Hand built custom driveline by Brett Anderson from Koala Motorsport, Cleveland OH. Sold and registered as 1993. Self-leveling not removed – still functional. New EDC shocks all ’round. Quaife LSD.

As I said, initially I thought “Holy beep that is awesome!”; seeing that monster V12 in a real M car is sort of like 1995 got all sorts of better. But then I sat on it and thought about it some more, and came away confused. The S38 is a pretty strong motor and this car didn’t have many miles when it was yanked from what I can tell, so there’s that question. Then, the replacement motor is that awesome 5.6 V12. Well, at least it was awesome in 1995, but my main question comes from the result. That V12 is effectively two inline 6s, meaning you have double of nearly everything in the engine bay. On a 20 year old car, that’s not always a good thing – especially those early computers, which seem to have hiccups.

Then there is the second main question when you look at the performance. Sure, the S70 has a healthy bump of torque over the S38, but only 70 horsepower more than even the lowly 3.5 – bump up to the optional 3.8, and those numbers are closer. Then there’s the question of availability; it’s not like the S70 is a cheap motor to come by, so this was intentionally done at great expense. Further, unlike the all-aluminum M73, the M70-based S70 has a big old iron block, so you’re throwing off the balance some. While I have no doubt this car is a blast to drive and looks fantastic, I am left scratching my head a bit. Still, like the Supra-powered E39, I’m happy that someone went through the effort and created what would have been the ultimate handbuilt M-car. And it can all be yours for less than the price of most E39 Ms…

-Carter

1992 BMW M5 Euro Spec

While Audi was on a quest to redefine the executive sports saloon in the early 1990s with the S4 that Carter just featured, the Motorsport division at BMW was busy on the second iteration of the fast five, the E34 M5. While the US variant received a 3.6 liter inline-6, those fortunate enough to procure one on the home continent were treated to a 3.8 liter engine with 340 horsepower. The E28 M5, or Ur M5 as some have called it, have started to climb a bit in value over the last year or two. The E34 which followed, however, is still a relatively affordable choice if you are looking for some serious early M machinery.

Year: 1992
Model: M5
Engine: 3.8 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 113,300 mi
Price: Reserve auction

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1992 BMW M5 on eBay

THE OVERVIEW
Offered at for an appreciating new owner is this ultra rare 1992 BMW M5 EURO sedan! Finished in Avusblau metallic over light silver grey leather, this stunning E34-chassis M5 sedan has been driven less than 6,000 miles per year since new [for a total of just over 113,300 original miles]. It sports the 340 horsepower 3.8 liter inline six cylinder Motorsport engine mated to the 5 speed manual transmission, four-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock, ice cold air conditioning, electric heated seats, tinted windows, 18″ staggered-size E38 M paralells with excellent rubber, in-dash cd stereo, tinted windows, new Bilstein “SPORT” shocks with custom valve compression and rebound, H&R springs, new E36 M3 short shifter and bushings, “Depo” Euro head lights with xenon 6 bulbs [EXTREMELY bright!], Mark’D DME/ECU chip stock inside the glove box and powder-coated valve cover. This splendid euro M5 sedan is 100% U.S. AND California legal with all BAR stickers/vin tags and associated import documentation papers and is being sold with clean and clear California title and current regsitration AND just passed stringent CA. smog testing last week. This M5 is a great find for the Bimmerphile or classic car collector for about the cost of the sales tax alone on a new, quickly-depreciating M5!

PLEASE SEE THIS LINK FOR MANY MORE DETAILED PHOTOS OF THIS CAR: https://picasaweb.google.com/116946797322409050180/1992BMWM5?noredirect=1#

PLEASE CALL 650-307-2251 FOR QUESTIONS, TEST DRIVES AND/OR MECHANICAL INSPECTIONS

THE BODY AND TRIM
The exterior of this car is in GOOD, presentable 99.9% rust-free condition overall. I would call this car a “perfect ten-footer” with gleaming and striking avusblau metallic paint. Upon closer inspection, you will find a typical smattering of rock chips on the front nose of the car along with some thinly worn paint spots especially along the seams which have been buffed through over the years. There are also miscellaneous minor blemishes, nicks and the like. Please keep in mind that this is not a brand new car or concourse-restored specimen but still a very handsome attention-garnering classic M sedan!

THE INTERIOR
The interior of this non-smoker car is in VERY good to excellent all original condition overall with beautiful crack-free dash, elegant suede headliner, excellent silver grey leather electric and heated sport seats, upgraded in-dash CD stereo with M logo, COLD air conditioning, electric sunroof and windows, OBC and more. Overall, this is a very handsome cockpit which stills show pride of ownership almost a quarter century later!

THE DRIVING EXPERIENCE
This classic BMW starts, runs and drives EXTREMELY well with excellent acceleration from the superb-running [and very willing to rev to and past redline] 3.8 liter six cylinder engine, smooth and very crisp-shifting transmission, superb and straight braking with good pedal feel, VERY firm clunk or rattle-free suspension with excellent grippy handling and wonderful steering feel. Overall this M5 provides a supremely satisfying driving experience!

SEE A SHORT ACCELERATION VIDEO HERE:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88DD3h7cDzw&feature=youtu.be

A good E34 M5 can bring anywhere between $9,000 and $15,000 these days, when you look back at the examples we’ve featured this year. If you can get your hands on the more powerful Euro market M5, expect to pay a bit more if you can find one that’s legal to register here in the US. Given the mileage, I’d suspect this one will probably bring somewhere between $14,000 to $15,000, given where bidding is heading. We’ll see if that’s enough to meet the reserve.

-Paul

1978 BMW 320i

Before you start in on me, I feel the way I assume most of you reading this feel about the word “Stanced” – it makes me cringe. Images of so-low-they’re-barely-drivable VW Golfs rolling on 20” Mercedes wheels immediately pop into my head. To the current generation, “stancing” seems to be the 1980’s equivalent of the “dipped” look – remember the color-coded wiper arm ads in the back of Road and Track? I hate that look too. So what are we doing here? Well, occasionally a catch-all term falls onto cars that don’t really accurately fit the description. I think this BMW 320i is a great example of that; a car labeled with the terms “flush” and “stance”, but don’t judge the book by its title yet:

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Year: 1978
Model: 320i
Engine: 2.5 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 42,000 mi
Price: No reserve auction

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1978 BMW 320i on eBay

Here is your opportunity to purchase a very rare and unique Pastellblau 1978 BMW 320i with 6 Cyl swap! Bid with confidence! I have sold many rare, high end, Cars and Motorcycles with zero complaints and 100% positive feedback. $.99 opening bid, NO RESERVE!

Auction Ends Sunday August the 4th @ 6:30 PM PST

Listed here is a rare 1978 BMW E21 320i, heavily modified. Former auto-cross car, current Stance car.

Up for a no reserve auction is a 1978 BMW 320i in rare Pastellblua (originally a 2002 color and only produced by BMW for one year in the E21 body). This car was originally built with performance in mind as it was a former autocross car/ daily driver. A rebuilt (~42k miles on rebuild) M20B25 inline 6 out of a 1987 325is was swapped into the car giving it an amazing amount of power. The rear sub-frame was swapped with a modified E30 sub-frame along with a limited slip differential and euro 323i rear disc brakes. A pair of (big 15″ wheel version) 4 piston Wilwood front brakes with two piece rotors and stainless braided lines give this car amazing braking power. The car then was built into more of a “stance” car for lack of a better term. The car sits very low right now on custom Bilstein Coilovers. The car could easily be raised to a more reasonable height. E32 7 series wheels where tastefully fitted to the car using billet 5 lug adapters/spacers which give the wheels a perfect flushed offset. At first glance most people think the car is on Ronel Turbo wheels. Euro bumpers and a BBS front lower spoiler give the car a clean aggressive euro look.

The car presents itself very nicely but is not a perfect car by any stretch of the imagination. It’s in that area of not to clean to daily drive but clean enough to really turn heads. The car gets an absurd amount of attention so be ready for conversation most everywhere you go. It was entered in a stance show a little while back where it won first place in its class. Listed below is a complete (to the best of my knowledge) list of what’s been done to the car. I cannot say if any internal motor mods where made from it’s autocross days (ie. cams, head work, pistons etc.) The car is a very strong runner and will surprise you with how much power is on tap. I would recommend the normal routine maintenance items such as plugs, wires, cap, rotor as I am unaware of the last time these were done. I did do a rear diff flush and new synthetic fluids with LSD additive. Custom length axles were made to accommodate ride height (I recently repacked all 4 cv joints). For how low the car sits the ride is surprisingly soft with almost no bounce and it handles like a go cart. It’s an absolute blast to drive! Transmission shifts through all gears smoothly and the clutch feels solid. I am unaware of what the front seats where swapped from but are not original to the car. They are on custom brackets which still allow front to back slide.

Please take your time and inspect the pictures below as they accurately represent the condition of the car.

1978 BMW 320i
Rare Pastellblau Color
M20B25 6cyl swap (~42k miles on rebuild)
Matching 5-speed transmission
Wilwood front brakes (4 piston, two piece rotor)
Borla muffler
True cold air intake w/cone filter
Front mounted electric pusher coolant fan
Racing Dynamics Front Stress bar
30mm Front Sway bar
Rear sway bar
Stainless Steel brake lines
Euro 323i rear disk brakes
Bilstien coilover suspension
Modified E30 Rear Subframe
E30 Limited Slip Differential
Custom Shortened axles
Hella Euro headlights and fog lights
Clear front corner markers
Poly rear diff mounts
Custom fiberglass front
kickpanels and rear shelf
1/4″ steel skid plate on oil pan
OHA Trunk Lid spoiler
Battery relocated to trunk
Exide Sealed batter
Trunk mounted battery kill switch
Front and Rear Euro Bumpers
Power steering delete
BBS Front spoiler
OEM E32 7 Series chrome wheels
Billet 5 lug adapters/spacers
Clear corner markers

Cons:
Car is not perfect (the pics below show the true condition of the car)
Sunroof leaks
Chrome has started flaking in areas of the Wheels
Center fog lights not currently hooked up
No radio/speakers in the car
Front air dam has been repaired (look at the pics)
No carpet
Dash is cracked

If you have any questions feel free to shoot me an email and I will get right back to you. Please continue to check back on this auction, I will add addendum’s on the bottom if there are more mods I forgot about or issues with the car.

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To me, this is a really interesting car. It grabbed my attention because with the 750i alloys it looks like a 7/8ths scale version of a Schnitzer Group A 635CSi– one of my favorite touring car racers. It not only has the looks though, with a set of serious performance upgrades. The best of these, of course, is the M20 transplant, but extends to suspension, drive train and brake upgrades. There sure is a healthy dose of track or autocross equipment tacked onto this car. That probably also means that it’s been thrashed for some amount of time, but what older performance BMW hasn’t?

Okay, so this isn’t a car for everyone. It’s a mixed bag; part autocross, part 323 clone, part “stance” car. It looks a bit tired, I admit. But let’s say this car sticks below $5,000. At that price, it would seem to be a great alternative to a 2002 or E30, no? There are some neat harder-to-find parts there, like the BBS front spoiler and Euro bumpers. I love the Pastel Blue as a nice alternative to the E21 standard white, silver or black. Raise the coilovers up a touch, repaint the wheels silver, fix the drippy roof, and you’d have yourself a fun occasional car that you could autocross or track drive if you wanted. In comparison to the 02 and E30, the E21s still seem pretty low and obtainable on the BMW tree of value. The design has matured well, so expect to see values on nice examples of these cars climb over the next few years. Maybe this isn’t the best example in the world, but it sure looks like you could have some fun with a sprinkling of style for not much money here.

-Carter

1995 BMW M5 Euro

I remember in elementary school when “Barney Bashing” became the pre-teen version of gang-banging. You like Barney the Purple Dinosaur? Cool, we’re going to give you a swirly, piss on your Barney backpack, or rip apart your Barney Books. Well, folks, today we have a BMW enthusiast who brushed all that off and continued his dedication to absurd purple possessions. The ad is sparse, but the 1995 model year and 340hp designation indicate this is a Euro model of the E34 M5, which also means it comes with the seriously beasty S38B38. An extrapolation of the E28’s S38B35 and the early E34’s B36, this monster 3.8L inline-6 is a force to be reckoned with, producing the torque of the 540i and the most BMW horsepower until the E39 M5. Whether you can handle the purple, price, or unanswered questions for $16k is up to you.

1995 BMW M5 Euro for sale on Craigslist Yakima

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Hello, i’m selling my baby because I don’t drive it very much anymore, I need the space and cash more then the car. Do your homework first this car is a collector’s car, 340 hp out of the straight 6 cylinder with a 5 speed! It is a street legal race car! It is Daytona Violet (purple) with Grey Seude interior. The car has 75,035 miles as of February 2, 2013.

I’d be interested in trades only if you can prove your trade is worth the money, don’t try to lowball me it won’t happen!
I’d be interested in half trade and half cash again, only if you can prove your trade is worth the money, don’t try to lowball me it won’t happen!

If you want an inspection done on the car, I will drive the car to your mechanic at the desired time and place. I will also watch your mechanic do the inspection and if this is a problem for the mechanic then he/she is not a person I want touching my car! Please contact me for any questions you have. If you want a test drive, I drive while you are in passenger seat.

NO TIRE KICKERS

I’m actually kind of into the Daytona Violet. I’m less into the fake E46 wheels and the weak ad copy. S38B38 and 75k miles sound really good though and working the seller down closer to $14k would make this a good buy. At $16k, it’s a bit too much money with too little information, but a Euro M5 is some great Bavarian rare even just for the engine. If the seller fully disclosed the Euroness and specifics of the car, it might be worth $16k, but he didn’t, and until then it’s just another E34 M5.

-NR

Low-mileage 1985 BMW M635CSi Euro for sale – REVISIT

The start of what would be the M6 legend, BMW Motorsport introduced M635CSi at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1983. It was basically an E24 with the282bhp M88 engine from M1. With 0-60 numbers in the low 6 second arena, the M635CSi was one of the top performers of its day.  All M6 cars came with a limited slip rear differential, larger 15″ wheels and tires and an upgraded suspension. This Polaris Silver M635CSi was featured last month and is certainly more potent than the Stateside M6.

1985 BMW M635CSi on eBay

Here I have an ’85 BMW Euro M635CSi in Polaris Silver with 76k miles on it, possibly a very rare color for the M635’s. I have 2 sets of BBS 3 Piece wheels for it. Presently there are 17 x 8.5 polished and powder-coated with near new Bridgestone Potenza RE-01 255/40-17 tires, awesome set-up, looks and handling are “Killer.” Also, I have been refurbishing the Original 16 x 8 3 piece BBS wheels that came with the car from BMW, silver Powder-coated centers with clear power-coating lips, qty 5, gorgeous, just need to seal the wheels together and torque the new bolts. I run Kendall mineral based engine oil and 92 octaine fuel. I also have a Frank Fahey Track Pipe to run without catalytic converters, mix 30% Av Gas with this set-up, again, awesome. Frank recently did the valve adjustments for me. This car has stainless steel exhaust system, exhaust note sounds magnificent, especially with the straight pipes and a touch of avgas. I also have a resonnater. I keep this car in the garage at all times to keep out of the sun and elements.

76,900 original miles
Runs and Drives Excellent
Premium Recaro Sport Seats, New upholstery, very comfortable.
Rear Headrests
Dash has no cracks and comes with the dash cover. (no room for extra pictures, I can send pix to you if you like)
Comes with an extra Brand New Euro Front Spoiler ( just in case of a mishap )
Extra Set of Original 3-piece BBS wheels  (Qty 5)
Yellow Fog Lights and I have the original clear lenses
New Interstate Battery ( bought last month, Sept )
Rear View Mirror with Map Light
Nakamichi In-dash 6 CD Changer
Infinity “Baselink” Sub-woofer in trunk
All Original Tool Kit, complete
Come with another set of Premium Speaker Pods that will need Leatherique refinishing to make them black, extra side project, no problem
Service Manuals
Receipts
This car will need to have the Air-conditioning recharged
The paint is all original.  However, as you might know, the silver clear-coat is inherent to crazing and is starting to appear.
I need to get  Calif Smog Cert
Of course, Offers Accepted
Life changing event, I have to sell…and, I deeply regret.  This is an awesome M635csi.
Thanks for checking this out, Cheers and God Bless

This car is a true time capsule, it is obvious that the owner has taken meticulous care of this car. The OEM plus upgrades combined with the clean original paint and scant 76K original miles make this a perfect weekend toy that can be driven to shows, and driven home with a trophy. Placing a value on a euro import is harder than most, as it is difficult to put a value on the fact that the car is even in this country. 

With the market for US M6 cars strong with top examples commanding upwards of $30,000, the argument could be made that this car should fall at that price point, as it’s true Euro Spec with the actual M88, and not the detuned S38 powerplant. The flip side of that is that badge snobs will argue that this is not an M6, and therefore should not commant M6 money. Whatever side of the fence you’re on, the $23,000 asking price for this car is a touch on the high side. Considering its condition, and all of the spare parts you get, I’d say this car should be in the area of $18,000 to $19,000.

-Brian

The below post originally appeared on our site October 11, 2012:

As soon as I saw this 635CSi, I thought of Evan’s post last year on a highly-modified 635. Whereas that silver shark accomplished its clean look via body kits and shaving, today’s was born this way thanks to the prudent factory Euro bumpers. A few individualized choices keep it from being completely stock, but the Euro originality and 76k original miles are what really set this M635CSi apart from the crowd.

Euro 1985 BMW M635CSi for sale on eBay


From the doting seller:

Here I have an ’85 BMW Euro M635csi in Polaris Silver with 76k miles on it, possibly a very rare color for the M635’s. I have 2 sets of BBS 3 Piece wheels for it. Presently there are 17 x 8.5 polished and powder-coated with near new Bridgestone Potenza RE-01 255/40-17 tires, awesome set-up, looks and handling are “Killer”. Also, I have been refurbishing the Original 16 x 8 3 piece BBS wheels that came with the car from BMW, silver Powder-coated centers with clear power-coating lips, qty 5, gorgeous, just need to seal the wheels together and torque the new bolts. I run Kendall mineral based engine oil and 92 octaine fuel. I also have a Frank Fahey Track Pipe to run without catalytic converters, mix 30% Av Gas with this set-up, again, awesome. Frank recently did the valve adjustments for me. This car has stainless steel exhaust system, exhaust note sounds magnificent, especially with the straight pipes and a touch of avgas. I also have a resonnater. I keep this car in the garage at all times to keep out of the sun and elements.

76,900 original miles
Runs and Drives Excellent
Premium Recaro Sport Seats, New upholstery, very comfortable.
Rear Headrests
Dash has no cracks and comes with the dash cover. (no room for extra pictures, I can send pix to you if you like)
Comes with an extra Brand New Euro Front Spoiler ( just in case of a mishap )
Extra Set of Original 3-piece BBS wheels (Qty 5)
Yellow Fog Lights and I have the original clear lenses
New Interstate Battery ( bought last month, Sept )
Rear View Mirror with Map Light
Nakamichi In-dash 6 CD Changer
Infinity “Baselink” Sub-woofer in trunk
All Original Tool Kit, complete
Come with another set of Premium Speaker Pods that will need Leatherique refinishing to make them black, extra side project, no problem
Service Manuals
Receipts

This car will need to have the Air-conditioning recharged
The paint is all original. However, as you might know, the silver clear-coat is inherent to crazing and is starting to appear.
I need to get Calif Smog Cert

Of course, Offers Accepted

Life changing event, I have to sell…and, I deeply regret. This is an awesome M635csi.

This is indeed an awesome M635CSi. But what’s the upper limit for these cars? I’d think the $27,500 Buy-It-Now might be closing in on that limit, and this is not a perfect E24. Sure, 76k miles is a nice amount, but it’s not a sub-50k mile creampuff. The Euroness (M88, anyone? yes please) adds value, but I think the opening bid of $16,500 is closer to a good price here rather than starting point. Throw in some for the extra wheels, I still think over $20k seems a bit optimistic. Price aside, the seller has done a very nice job with this M635CSi and I hope he and the buyer leave happy.

-NR

Beautiful No-Reserve BMW 745i Turbo

The E23 7-series gets a little less love than the other 80s BMW body styles and is a little too old to get more attention than the epic E38. Today’s Euro 745i Turbo should change all that, as it’s one of the cleanest BMWs I’ve ever seen, period. Not officially offered in the US, some 745s made it over thanks to the rise of the Grey Market in the 80s. Replete with the 249hp M106, Executive package including water buffalo interior, and clean Euro bumpers, this Burgunrot beauty looks like it came straight off the showroom floor. As it should, with less than 12k miles on the clock. A beautiful mix of supersized E21 and E28, this is as sporty as a 7-series has ever looked.

1984 Euro BMW 745i Turbo for sale on eBay


Selling for no reserve…

Rare and indeed one of the best 745 turbos for sale in the country. Over 20k in receipts done over past few years. Previously owned by a BMW fanatic and superbly maintained. Fully restored and perfect. Reducing my private collection.

This is the executive edition equipped with 3.5 liter straight 6 cylinder factory turbo with automatic transmission. The executive edition was meant to be chauffer driven and includes rear electric reclining seats, rear radio controls in armrest, rear window shade and Buffalo Hide leather. Color is beautiful Burgunrot metallic with tan Buffalo Hide. It has been professional repainted and its an amazing paint job. Looks factory and high quality. All trim and bumpers were removed.

This Euro 745i Turbo has very desirable Euro features like Euro front and rear bumpers, Euro grill with Euro headlights and headlight wipers, BBS front and rear spoilers, 17 BBS style 5 wheels completely restored and new Vredestein 215/45/17 tires. The bumpers are still new and perfect chrome and rubber trim. Purchased new from BMW dealer. It also has a Magna flow exhaust.

Recent work from 2008-2012 includes:

10/2012 Repaired AC system and recharge $450
5/2012 Remove and install new upgraded turbo GT35/K27, timing cover gasket, fan clutch, fan blade $2065
7/2011 Full and complete professional repaint $5460
6/2011 New Vredestein Ultrac sessanta tires $851
2/2011 New plugs, replaced antenna, p/s hose, throttle return spring, check for leaks $798
1/2010 Remove and install new Euro bumpers and trim, hood shocks, brackets $3428
1/2010 New battery $116
8/2010 Replaced pitman arms, installed driving lights, repaired malfunctions on dash $1213
12/2009 Front bumper restoration $1445
3/2009 Remove install new lower power steering hoses $160
3/2009 New windshield, new back glass $1183
7/2008 Install new headlights, replaced heater hoses and coolant, tie rod assembly, control arms, idler arm, brake hoses,wipers, install spoiler, strut mount $3739

Total with receipts $20,908

This car has been well sorted and is a pure pleasure to drive. Starts right up and runs perfectly. AC blows ice cold. All windows, door locks, sunroof, dash and odometer work fine. The dash computer never worked. People take notice and give me thumbs up all the time. Its a 7 series classic with factory turbo and pretty fast from its period. It was one of the top sedans in the 1980s.

Car is registered in Seattle, WA and has clean title. It currently does not have a Catalytic convertor and will be sold as is. Not for sale in California.

Holy moly. What inspired the seller to go no-reserve eludes me, but it provides the chance to have a beautiful piece of 80s German rare that would be decently quick and mind-blowingly luxurious. I want to nap on those buffalo seats. Seventeen bids have pushed it to $7k with 3 days left. With so few miles and every option box ticked, it is worth a bit more than that. I love this car.

-NR

Federalized 2001 Audi RS4 for sale

If you could bring one Euro-only car into the US, what would it be? Thanks to those selfish debtors hogging the best kit for years, there are so many good choices. Lancia Delta Integrale HF? Yeah, I want that. Any generation of M5 Touring? I want that too. Even the mundane E30 wagons get me going thanks to their status as forbidden fruit. However, the first car that comes to mind for me is the original B5 Audi RS4. As I’ve recounted before, upon first seeing one parked in Paris I stopped dead in my tracks and just stared for a few minutes, only to be doubly shocked when I walked around the block and saw another one. The front fascia and beastly wheel arches are to die for, not to mention the insane 350hp 2.7l Biturbo. There have been some amazing conversions (which are almost as brutally expensive as the real thing), but somehow the previous owner of today’s RS4 went through the whole song-and-dance to get this factory RS4 into the states. You, sir, deserve a round of applause.

2001 Audi RS4 for sale on eBay


From the seller:

The car is listed as a 1980 because ebay does not recognize the vin number. 2001 Audi RS4 titled, registered and federalized in California as an rs4. I was selling this car for the owner on a consignment sale but when i saw it, i just purchased it from him. I now need the money, so its up for sale. The owner before me originally bought this car for 125k back in 2004 with a little less than 10k miles. This car is super clean and fast. The only mods on the vehicle are awe down pipes, intake, and a chip computer, this was all done back in 2004, it was always serviced at Santa Monica Audi in California. Comes with factory navigation system and tv, the only problem is that its for another country so you cant use it over here in the u.s. The radio works fine and it also has a 6 disc cd changer. Interior is in mint condition, no one rarely ever sat in the back seats, the recaro seats are still in incredible condition. I have the clean california title in hand under my name and its ready for sale, I just had the car smogged 2 weeks ago and it passed with no problem. Tires are still in great condition, comes with michellin pilot sport tires with about 80% life left on them, also comes with a full size rs4 spare tire. This car is a super rare car and any Audi fanatic will love it. The only problem the car has right now is that the LED display on the cluster is going bad, the pixels in it are dying, this is about $150 fix, i might have it fixed by then. The car was also recently inspected at WMS (WIcked Motorsports) in van nuys, buyers are also welcome to do a pre purchase inspection. Please feel free to ask me any questions that you might have.

Beyond its rarity, this dream machine has just 21k miles on it. The only blemish appears to be the standard Audi LEDs-gone-wrong in the instrument cluster. As you might expect, forbidden fruit + low mileage = R$4, and the buy-it-now for this car is $70k. Too much for you? Well, then you can just move on to the next B5 RS4 in the States. Oh… that’s right, there aren’t any.

-NR