1991 BMW M5 for sale

As evidenced by some of my recent posts, I’ve been heavily considering an E28 M5/535is as a near-future purchase to celebrate a small promotion and take over some commuting duty from my trusty pickup. While the E28 is still high on the list and satisfies my serious penchant for the autos of the 1980s, the E34 has a little more baller-cache in my eyes. My working-man’s baller coach in college drove an E34 540i 6-speed, and the clean lines always look amazing in red on the M5 body. It may come down to the image I’m willing to portray at work: continue the unique and funky 80s vibe, or step up into the bigger leagues in a business-class samurai sword.

1991 BMW E34 M5 for sale on eBay

A very brief account from the seller:

You will love this gorgeous 1991 M5 with very low mileage. It’s been beautifully maintained. The car was just inspected, received new brakes and rotors and some fresh rubber and a clean CarFax report is available. It runs beautifully and must be seen to be appreciated. The interior of this car is virtually flawless. Please call Aaron at 313-433-7387 to learn more about this fantastic car.

I’m not sure what part of “170,000 miles” means “very low mileage;” it’s kind of the opposite. But it’s not a hideous amount, and if this can stay under $8k, it’s hard to not want it to be business time.
-NR

1986 Volkswagen Scirocco 16V with 46k miles

We’ve featured a few clean Scirocco’s lately, however, I was thinking to myself the other day that it has been a while since I’ve seen a relatively clean MkII Scirocco 16V. Thanks to our reader Larry for pointing out this clean MkII on cars.com. Other than the overkill stereo, this particular Scirocco looks relatively unmolested.

1986 Volkswagen Scirocco 16V with 46k miles on Cars.com

The seller states:

IMMACULATE 16 Valve Scrirroco that you MUST see to believe!!! ONLY 46K miles. 99 Percent stock with the exception of upgraded audio. Great driver and/or show car!!!

Purists may appreciate the Mk1 Scirocco better, but I always preferred the rounded edges of the MkII better, much in the way I preferred the last of the Alfa Romeo Spiders they sold here in the US. Given that Volkswagen won’t import the new Scirocco to our shores, here’s your chance to relive a little bit of that magic, albeit at a higher price one would expect.

-Paul

Exceptional 1986 BMW 325es for sale

The same friend mentioned in the ’74 911 post drove a 325e in college. Though disadvantaged with the “efficient” 2.7L M20 (producing 21 fewer horses than the 318is and 47 less than the 325is), it was a great look at how fun even slow E30s can be. The 1986-only 325es mixed the weakest engine with the best suspension, which isn’t a bad choice for an E30 enthusiast who does a lot of miles. Today’s example is about as clean as 80s Bimmers come and uses a Turner Motorsports chip and H&R springs to make this a truly exceptional “efficiency” model.

Popular but surely taking a price hit because it’s “is” has an “e” in it, 19 bids have it at just $3,750 with 3 days left. This could be the perfect E30 daily driver: 120k miles, fun in the twisties, good on the highway, and one-more-look gorgeous. I love the immaculately redone interior, clean respray, and aggressive stance from the 16″ BBS and H&R. Anything less than $6k and this is a steal.
-NR

No-Reserve 1965 VW Karmann Ghia for sale

Clean and curvaceous, the Karmann Ghia is one of the most attractive cars ever built. They range from beaters to show queens, but they always put a smile on my face when I pass one on the road. Today’s Ghia falls in between the extremes; it may not be very far away from show-worthy, but the few imperfections are what keep it reasonably-priced and daily-driver ready. What a gorgeous daily driver this would be!

The brief note from the seller:

THIS IS A TRUE NO RESERVE AUCTION!!!! Here is the Ultimate COMMUTER!!!

Engine recently rebuilt. 1835 cc Dual 40 Weber Carbs.

New professionaly installed salt and pepper carpet, seat upholstery & windshield.
Recent work on engine, receipts available. Character dings and dents for a 45 year old classic.
New professionally reinforced floor pans.

The interior and engine are nearly flawless, and I kind of like that the exterior is pretty but not perfect. Two-tone is the way to go in my opinion, and the colors here are just right. I had a girlfriend once who was big into vintage style, and this was her dream car. Funky but beautiful in a way only the 60s could provide, this Ghia is ideal for its combination of cleanliness but not obsessive perfection. If the auction can stay under $10k, this is a great deal for vintage beauty.

-NR

1994 Porsche 911 Turbo S “Flachbau” For Sale on eBay

Porsches of this era are some of my favorites, and I thought I knew of most of the special models. Like the 3.6 Turbo S of the era. But this interesting slant isn’t one that I was familiar with. It’s not the usual slant-nose with pop-up lights, but more like a 928/968 style that is exposed and raises up when lit. Frankly it looks a bit aftermarket, but it was actually a rare factory option referred to as Flachbau. Apparently there were less than 100 made for the entire world, and only about 40 came to the U.S.

Check out this very rare , offered by Manhattan Motor Cars

Porsche 911 Turbo S Flachbau For Sale

quote from seller’s auction:

One of a very limited series of the last hand built 911 Porsches (76 total worldwide production), it is only befitting that this rarely seen model is here in New York City.

The auction is a little thin on information, but as the $150,000 opening bid suggests, only serious inquires need apply. With only 17k miles, this car is looking to be in fantastic shape and should fit into a collection very nicely.

Read up on this very interesting model at flachbau.com

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1990 Porsche C2, 1988 BMW e28 M5, 1989 e30 M3 S50

Speed-linking the posts today because I’m swamped at work! Here we go:

1990 Porsche Carrera 2 on Portland Craigslist for $13k. This is a suspiciously low asking even with the bad clutch, oil leaks, respray, mileage, and low a/c. Then again, it will cost several thousand to correct all those issues. Is this just a case of a realistic seller? I didn’t they existed!

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quote from seller’s Portland Craigslist posting:

I’m selling my 1990 Porsche 911 C2 Coupe, 5 speed manual. guards red paint, black interior in good shape, 113,000 miles, original non smoker California car, clean carfax, aero mirrors, cup 1 wheels (replicas), dual exhaust, keyless remote door locks, new alternator, new alternator fan and belts, new starter, new battery, Alpine stereo, new paint, some records, no accident history. Starts up and runs great, no smoke at startup.
Needs new clutch, drips oil a drop or two, tires at about 50%, sunroof works strong, but needs some TLC, center of rear bumper cover has 6″ round spider web in the paint, AC needs a recharge.
$13000 OBO

This next one is for Jim! A super low miles BMW e28 M5 for sale in Ohio. Enthusiast Auto is well known for their large stock of e30 M3’s and now they have this M5 with under 6k original miles for $46,990!

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quote from Roadfly listing:

Schwarz Black over Natural Tan Leather
ONLY 5,125 Actual 1-Owner Miles!
It is a Garage Queen with Zero Scratches, Marks or Imperfections!
This car is in Concours Condition and is the Best Preserved, Lowest Mileage US-Production E28 M5 known to exist.
All History + Documentation! Nearly Perfect Example!
The car has been stored in a heated garage its entire life.

Finally we have this 89 e30 M3 with the S50 6 cylinder conversion. This one has a bunch of Dinan and aftermarket parts in addition to the swap.

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quote from eBay listing:

  • Dinan 3.0 liter S50 Conversion built by our Dinan Service Center in 2007 at The Gourmet Garage in Lexington, SC
  • Featured at 2007 BMW homecoming at the BMW plant in Greer,SC
  • Stage 3 Dinan Engine : Euro Air Mass, Stage 3 Dinan Chip, Dinan Fuel Pressure regulator, Strut tower brace,Dinan Badge
  • Lightweight 16lb flywheel,Stage 2 Competition Clutch, Short shifter conversion
  • The Cold Air Intake , Exhaust , Catalytic Converter , and wiring integration were custom fabricated in our shop.
  • New Bilsteins front and rear, New front control arms, E36 M3 quick ratio rack and pinion
  • BMW 3 piece 17″ wheels, were disassembled machined and powder coated by Alloy Wheel Specialists
  • Yokohama Parada Assymetrical tires 215/40ZR17
  • New leather installed on front Sport Seats
  • Hand painted “M” color pinstripes
  • Professionally repainted , wet sanded by hand , buffed and polished
  • AC converted to R134a
  • Speedometer rebuilt and set to 0 when Conversion was completed and sold to last owner in 2007
  • Current mileage shown reflects mileage since conversion 9,908 (Not actual miles on Body)
  • Dinan chip allows no speed limiter

I love doing this blog, but my full-time job and part-time clients are keeping me very busy. Anyone out there feel like co-authoring the blog with me?

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Two Very Low Mileage M3’s, $60,000 Each!

These two creampuff’s come courtesy of a BMW M3 Forum. One is an e30 M3 with 7k miles and the other is an e36 M3 Lightweight (LTW) with only 41 miles!

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1988 BMW e30 M3 For Sale

1995 BMW M3 Lightweight For Sale on eBayMotors:

BMW e36 M3 LTW Lightweight

Not to play that overused ‘economy’ angle yet again, but these seem like high prices to me in today’s market. On the other hand the owners clearly know the rarity of their cars and are counting on educated and wealthy buyers. Who knows when we’ll see examples like these for sale again.

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The 38k mile BMW e30 M3 on eBay is finally No Reserve!

BMW e30 M3 for sale in Henna Red 38k miles on eBay

I’ve referred to this super low miles, Henna Red e30 M3 that’s listed on eBay a couple times. But it never met reserve, reaching as high as $23,900. With a no reserve listing, do you think it will generate enough excitement to eclipse the previous high bid, or will the crap economy rear it’s head with a sub-20k closing? Leave a comment with your best estimate of where this auction will end!

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Stunning 1991 Porsche 928 GT For Sale with 5 Speed

Here’s a beautiful Porsche 928 I spotted on eBay. The GT model is a special edition and comes with a hotter 330hp V8, an electronically controlled limited slip differential, and the ‘design 90’ wheels. Take a closer look at this 1991 Porsche 928 GT for sale on eBayMotors:

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quote from seller’s eBayMotors listing:

1991 Porsche 928 GT. This is 1991 928 GT production car # 2. Just 81,324 actual and excessively documented miles. Mint and original Guards Red exterior nicely complimented by it’s perfect supple tan leather interior. Fully documented since new and a former one owner car until ’06. This car has just completed a thoroughly comprehensive, mechanical and aesthetic 928 rotisserie restoration and reconditioning over the last nine months. You are now looking at a true concours condition 928 GT on every level. Agonizing attention to detail was paid to every last item in bringing this GT to it’s original and unmolested condition. It should also be noted that this particular GT is the only U.S. GT to be ordered with a factory leather instrument pod housing and factory leather center console. This GT will easily win all local and regional concours events and compete evenly on a national level. No expense was spared in bringing this already rare masterpiece back to “as new” condition. The entire body is simply perfect with absolutely no flaws. No chips, dings or scratches anywhere. Everything about this car is like new condition. Mechanically, the car has just recieved the following items; complete timing belt/water pump service including all tensioners and pulleys and all associated items, pan gasket, valve cover gaskets, intake gaskets, both knock sensors, seals, powdercoating of the intake and valve covers, entire clutch assembly including the disc, pressure plate, throw out bearing, pilot bearing, guide tube, release arm, rotors, pads, tires, retro-fitting and reconditioning of the AC system both front and rear, correct Bilstein shocks, Bosch spark plugs and OEM plug wires just to mention a few. In addition, it should also be stated that the underside of this GT is just as nice as it’s topside. The entire car has been returned to it’s original, unused condition. It looks, runs and drives like a brand new 928 GT! Regardless of mileage, this is most likely the nicest and newest 1991 928 GT in the country.

I’m a big fan of the 928 anyway, but in this color, trim, and with the 5 speed, I think this looks like a great example. Current bid is just under $14k (no reserve auction) and 8 days to go. I’ll update after auction for the final sale price.

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1988 BMW M3 w/ 38k Miles Back on eBay

I had originally posted this low miles e30 M3 on my other blog in August earlier this year. It’s back on eBay and has already exceeded the highest bid of $20,100 (no sale) from the last auction. Take a look at this 1988 BMW M3 for sale on eBayMotors:

quote from eBayMotors listing:

THIS IS REAL 38,000 MILES 1988 M3 ,GARAGE KEPT, RECENTLY SPENT ABOUT 10K ON ALL BMW BRAKES,TUNE UP,A/C, ECT. RUNS AND DRIVE LIKE NEW, NEVER WRECKED,CAR IS IN GREAT CONDITION

In my previous post, I guessed that the winning bid would be around $25k. Considering brand new M cars are apparently immune to the sales slump, do you think this legendary M car will find a buyer this time?

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