1990 BMW 325is

We all know the E30 M3 as one of the most desired and highly touted BMW’s ever produced. We see their soaring prices as a testament to the build and driving experience that they’ve come to be known for. If you don’t need the prestige and power of the M3 then the standard base model 325is will prove to be a more price conscience alternative that will provide you with similar driving dynamics and smiles. Here we have a 1990 325is with a handful of extras.

Year: 1990
Model: 325is
Engine: 2.5 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 168,000 mi
Price: No reserve auction

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Up for sale a 1990 BMW 325is black on black adn 168k miles on it. Beautiful solid car with a lot of extras that make it a nice example of the legendary E30.

Nice solid body, good shiny paint, front (is) lip spoiler, rear M Technic bumper add on, rear trunk spoiler, side skirts (rocker panels), euro plastic bumpers, euro license plate filler, euro ellipsode projector headlights with HID bulbs (xenon), angel lights, LED fog lights and parking lights, blacked out front grill, eyebrows, straight with few dings and scratches for the age of the car all shown in pics. No major dents or scratches, nothing visible unless u get real close to the car.

Good engine , 6 cylinder 2.5 – 2.7 l, sounds smooth and pulls a lot of power, 5-speed transmission that shifts smooth like butter on all gears with no jerking or loose feeling, very good clutch with a lot of life left, fresh motor oil and filter, new spark plugs, new master cylinder, and original lowering springs suspension.

Nice black leather interior with no rips or tears anywhere, sports front seats, rear headrests, M3 rear view mirror, good clean carpets, AC SCHNITZER style floor mats, good headliner with one small rip by the sunroof, clean door panels and centre console, M3 gear shifter boot, M3 emergency brake boot, M3 gear knob, M Technic steering wheel (original steering wheel with airbag included), modified cluster gauge with silver trim, red needles, amd M POWER decal.

Power windows, power steering, power sunroof, trip computer, information computer, cold AC, JVC head unit, 17″ OEM BMW style 5 wheels wrapped with a brand new set of NEXEN tires 204/40/17 all around.

Drives good and very fast, no mechanical issues, no oil leaks, no smoke, no funny noises, good front end, drives straight and with no hesitation, and NO RUST!!

The 325is is quite an appealing recipe with its classically handsome body, well-sorted chassis and peppy engine. Some of the upgrades to this example will be acquired taste. I personally like the larger BBS style wheels, more aggressive M-Technic front lip and rear spoiler as it gives the E30 a brawny look. Recently we’ve seen a number of E30 325is’ breach the $10K price point. It will be interesting to see how close to that mark this 325is will get.


1976 BMW 2002 Turbo Widebody

As it goes with art and film, creating a tribute to the original doesn’t always go over well in the automotive world. Everyone values originality, but sometimes the budget dictates otherwise. Take the BMW 2002 Turbo. This was a rare piece in its day, but had a profound impact on the brand before the advent of the mainstream BMW M car. To buy one today would require one to pony up a good deal more than what a normal 2002 would cost, provided you could source one. But, what about creating your own?

I’ve come across a few 2002 Turbo recreations, some better than others, but I think this particular 2002 Turbo clone for sale in Michigan takes the cake. The 2002 Turbo was a wild enough concept to begin with that the arresting shade of Porsche Signal Green seems ideally suited to this car’s demeanor.


Year: 1976
Model: 2002 Turbo Widebody
Engine: 2.0 liter turbocharged inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 100,0000 mi
Price: Reserve auction

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VIN: 2375783
Before I begin I would encourage all serious buyers to contact me directly at: 517-425-0129. Although this is a 7 day auction I reserve the right to end auction early as car is for sale locally.

You are looking at probably one of the more thorough 2002 custom builds out there. This 1976 BMW 2002 combines a beautiful and aggressive appearance, and backs it up with well-done drivetrain/mechanicals front to rear. Definitely an eye catching color in Porsche Signal Green (as seen on GT3 RS), sharp interior combo of black and suede, and of course the turbocharged motor. Recently finished build, just attended its first showing at EuroHangar 2013 and was voted one of the top 15 cars in a field of almost 400. Overall we’ve been very pleased with the response to the car and it’s certainly the only one you’ll find in this desirable combination. Description as follows:

* Professionally built custom themed interior: Black and suede + green stitching / accents throughout
* Vintage Recaro Sport Seats
* Turbo embroidered headrests
* Custom console with VDO gauges
* VDO electronic tach and speedo
* Aluminum pedals
* Momo steering wheel
* Momo shift knob
* Very nice salt and pepper custom carpet, courtesy of “Esty”
* New headliner
* Interior completely sound deadened with Dynamat

* Base coat/clear coat finish in Porsche 911 GT3 signal green
* All new weather strip throughout
* Factory OEM turbo fascia and flares
* Fiberglass Euro style rear bumper
* Custom graphics inspired by BMW’s original 2002 Turbo graphics
* OEM turbo trunk spoiler
* Flush fit Euro side markers
* Rear taillights upgraded to LED

* BMW M42 engine + turbo/intercooler
* Aluminum radiator with electric fan
* 5 speed trans with short shift linkage
* 3.90 limited slip rear diff
* Wilwood big brake kit (front)
* Rear drums converted to disc-brakes
* Bilstein shocks
* H&R performance lowering springs
* Front and rear strut braces
* Front and rear sway bars
* Battery relocated to trunk
* Factory turbo stub axles
* Custom 2″ exhaust with rear center exit
* BBS RS 15×8.5 15×9.0 wheels, professionally built to our custom specs (polished lips, all new hardware, gloss black PC barrels, gorgeous charcoal gray PC faces/waffles, etc… no expense spared)
* Hancook RS3 high-performance tires, 225/45/15 all the way around

Please take the time to review all the pics. Don’t hesitate to call with further questions: 517-425-0129. I also have contact with a reasonable shipping company and would be glad to assist. Vehicle offered by Rare Rides, a licensed MI dealer.


We featured an original 2002 Turbo for sale at $51,000 back in February. Good originals or restored 2002 Turbos today are fetching in the $50,000 to $70,000. Given the build quality of this example, I’d suspect the seller is looking for a figure somewhere around that mark.

It’s not an original, but I have to say this is one of my favorite 2002s I’ve ever come across. Everything from the M42 turbo engine to the BBS wheels set this car apart. This car almost looks like Magnus Walker of restomod Porsche 911 fame could have laid his hands on it. Having an original 2002 Turbo would be awesome, but you might always have that fear of devaluing it in the back of your mind. A modern take on a classic vehicle may be the way to go, as you can enjoy the looks and performance without the preservation issues.


Restored ’69 BMW 2002 with an M20 6 Cylinder!

This car really strikes a chord with me. It has a striking period pose with subtle but tasteful upgrades that make me like to think this is exactly what I’d love to have in a BMW 2002.

1969 BMW 2002 for sale with M20 6 cylinder conversion

Many opponents of the M20 conversion state that it upsets the balance of the car, but everyone who has one says it just takes a bit more on the loud pedal to balance the car with oversteer. And with this setup from a 1989 donor car, it should behave amazingly well even as a daily driver.

And I really dig the upgraded interior and audio treatment. The kind of setup I used to read about in car audio mags in high school!

from the seller:

1969 BMW 2002 with a M20 6 cylinder engine out of a 1989 BMW 325i (E30). One of the cleanest, straightest, best performing BMW 2002’s around. Gets thumbs up everywhere the car is driven. Motor is strong, the sound of the engine/exhaust is AMAZING and the car rolls solid and straight.

The ground up restoration was completed in 2008 by a true BMW enthusiast with no corners cut. Since the rebuild, the car has been driven 15,700 miles without a problem. Speaks to the quality/reliability of the build.

Really this car totally does it for me. About the only thing I’d take issue with is the wheels, which look great but seem to modern for what is otherwise a smooth period-correct operator. A set of Minilites, BBS, or even Ti rims would fit a bit better if I was a buyer.

Bidding is currently at $17k+ with reserve not met. With a few days to go, how high will it go?


US-Federalized E30 Touring for sale!

We’ve featured some awesome E30 wagons here before, but they’re usually in Canada. So close, yet so far away. Well, no such tease today with this 325iT located in southern Washington. It was imported just before the millennium and then converted from 1.8 to 2.5L. Now it’s a Euro unicorn in the flesh on American soil. But as you might assume, trapping unicorns is not child’s play, and this 325 Touring’s price is approaching E30 M3 territory.

From the seller:

This is for a very nice 1989 Lachssilber Touring (with BLK Shadowline Trim) that has ALL THE US FEDERALIZATION PAPERWORK in 1999. The car came into the US as a 318iT and in March of 2001 the engine was converted to a 325i (M20) engine at the 81,446 mileage mark. The work was done by LITTLE CAR SHOP in Milwaukee, WI at a price tag of $3045.50. Part of the paperwork included maintenance records. I purchased the car in March of 2008 with 106,072 miles and have loved every minute of it. Current mileage is 115,050. I have decided to sell this car in order to help thin out the herd of cars that I own. Below are the maintenance and additions that I have made to the car since 2008.

1) Timing Belt, coolant, & parts – 5/2/08 106,231 miles 2) Spark plugs, wires, cap, & rotor – 1/1/10 113,580 miles 3) New Bilstein HD front and rear shocks 4) BMW Battery 2010 5) Front and Rear Brake pads and rotors – 7/10 6) Restored Zender 15×7 Wheels and 205/50R15 Michelin Tires

Upgraded Features:
1) BMW Factory Glass Moonroof 2) BMW M Tech 2 Steering wheel 3) Ellipsoidal Headlights 4) “is” Front spoiler lip/valance 5)Remus Exhaust 6) Blaupunkt Nevada CD Player 7) BMW Sport Seats Cargo Area Full Liner(removable) 9) Indoor Car Cover 10) 3.73 Limited Slip Differential 11) Replacement speakers in the cargo area.

There are very very few of these cars in the USA, especially ones that are legal registered ones. One of the things that I appreciate about this car is that besides cruise control and powerlocks, everything else is manual. Manual windows, no check contol unit, no A/C etc. Simple so that there is less to go wrong. As you will see in the pictures, the car is in very nice shape and is always garaged. The cargo area has the 2 compartments one that consists of the EURO triangle, first aid kit, jack tools. The other side has the factory tool roll. The car drives fantastic and has plenty of M20 power with the 3.73 rear end. Whether you are at a car show, the gas station, or just driving around, this car turns heads and sparks conversations.

This wagon is located in Vancouver, WA (Portland, OR area) and I am open to local pick ups, helping to have the car picked for shipping, etc. I hope to find a good home for this car.

What a sweet, sweet E30. Extremely clean on the inside and out, a nice, lower-mile engine swap, and some subtle and clean upgrades. Condition plus rarity equals pricey, and the Buy-it-Now is $15k. I wish it were cheaper to make the dream more realistic, but I can’t say it’s not worth it. A ton of work has been put into making this E30 clean and American. Someone with some cash is going to have the coolest E30 on the block.