1991 BMW e30 M3 For Sale: Alpine White Driver with Tasteful Upgrades

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 (I’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).

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– 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 wheels—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.

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1990 Porsche Carrera 2 For Sale: Great Looking Car Under $20k!

I came very close to buying this car, but having just announced the formation of MotoringBlogs and a change in eventual career, it’s really not the right time. And it’s killing me. My much younger 18 year old self is going kick my own ass for this, but I need to hold off just a little longer — especially in this economy.

Enough crying because someone else needs to snag this great deal. I spotted this 1990 Porsche Carrera 2 on 6SpeedOnline and immediately went to work on my research.

quote from seller’s post:

This is a very clean example of an early Porsche C2! It has been owned by the same individual since 1996.

The car has roughly 130k miles on it but the newer motor/clutch/fly-wheel have roughly 35k miles!

The car has been lowered with H&R lowering springs
It has a Weltmeister chip
Racing Dynamics front strut brace
Custom crossover exhaust
New steering rack and tie-rod ends
Brakes were replaced recently and are in great shape!
New sunroof cables
New hood shocks
Comes with service records and was well cared for and maintained!
Comes with Speedware Harness bar and belts (belts are expired)
Comes with Bike rack as well

OVERALL, this is an exceptional car for its age! It has been well cared for and it shows. If you are looking for a good driver, a track car or a car to turn into a racer car, you can’t beat this one for the price!

$18,500.00

DAN@SPEEDWAREMOTORSPORTS.COM

I want to send a big thank you to Dan at SpeedWare Motorsports in Redmond, Washington. They are handling the sale of this car for one of their customers. He is a class act and has proven to be very fast in answering all my questions, not to mention he is obviously an enthusiast himself. I encourage any real and potential buyers to contact him right away to lock up this sale right away.

I’ll be posting a Porsche 964 Buyer’s Online Resource guide soon about how you can do your own research and become an educated buyer.

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1988 BMW M5 – Rare Black on Black For Sale

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 80’s for the M5/M6 (still have stock wheel)
4) 540 rear brake conversion
5) 17” 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!

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Porsches For Sale Right Now That Look Like Good Value: 911SC and Boxster

I featured a couple of BMW‘s models that are worth keeping an eye on for good value, but how about some Porsches.

Porsche 911SC

Ask any air cooled 911 owner what the best value in the range is, and 9 times out of 10, they’ll tell you to consider the Porsche 911SC from 78-83. Visually, it’s nearly identical to the later Carrera which commands quite a bit more cash, yet still retains a modern-classic look with body details that dates back to 74. And it’s no slouch with around 180hp. I’ve had the pleasure of driving my good friend Paul’s 1980 911sc on numerous occasions.

Here are a couple I spotted surfing Craigslist that caught my eye.

1980 Porsche 911sc Sweet Condition. Red Rocket! – $18900 (Boise, 85k miles)

1979 Porsche 911sc – $16500 (Eugene, 97k miles)

Early Porsche Boxster

Watch the reviews and it’s obvious the Boxster is a classic already. With prices well under $20k for well equipped models, they’re a serious consideration if you’re in the market for a sporty drop top.

2000 Porsche Boxster with only 46k miles – $16500 (Seattle)

1999 Porsche Boxster – $17000 (Beaverton, Oregon, 38k miles)

I had started a Porsche Boxster S FAQ at my old blog, but it’s still worth referencing for any early Boxster purchase. My buddy Paul tells me working on these cars is a PITA, but damn, it’s hard not deny the appeal and versatility of these cars.

As with any car I’d seriously consider buying, I’d do a Pre-Purchase Inspection and CarFax history report to begin the background check. But for under $20k you have your choice of either a classic 911 or a modern-classic Boxster to fulfill the Porsche fantasy.

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