e30 1991 e318is Brilliantrot 5spd Coupe


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e30 1991 e318is Brilliantrot 5spd Coupe

I am selling my tastefully modded 1991 e30 318is, complete with Thule roof rack and an additional set of 16" winter wheels wrapped in Blizzaks. This car has been under my ownership for 5 years this August and has been one of the most reliable daily drivers I have ever owned. Several modifications were done by the previous PO, so I do not have much documentation surrounding them. However, during my time of ownership, I have kept all receipts and logged everything I have done maintenance wise to keep this car in smooth running condition. To be completely transparent with this listing, below I am going to list as much as I can in regards to the condition and history of the car. Specs: 1991 318is Production Date: 04/02/1990 Color: Brillantrot Transmission: 5 Speed Manual Engine: M42B18 Clean Title, No accidents, approx. 4th owner​ Exterior Maintenance/Mods- By Previous PO: * Entire car was professionally resprayed by PO with no imperfections or overspray. Paint is a solid 9/10 * Unknown side skirts and rear bumper kit were painted and installed. Might not be for the purists, but I felt it complimented the car so I left it on. Front bumper is the original and the rear bumper is still affixed to the car under the kit bumper By Me: * DEPO smoked headlights w/ 6k HID kits on Lows, Highs and Fogs - 08/2014 * DEPO smoked side markers - 08/2014 * New Front and Rear OEM roundels - 08/2014 * OEM Euro front grills - 05/2016 * Matte black kidneys - 05/2016 * Suntek 35% Carbon tint all around - 02/2017 * Bavzilla (rebranded BloxSports) 4x100 to 5x120 18mm wheel adapters w/ studs - 09/2017 * 16" e38 Style 5 wheels wrapped in Nankang tires 205/45/16 w/ 80% life in front, 70% rear - 08/2018 * Thule 48" roof rack with faring and Thule rain gutter mounts - 01/2019 * Matte black IS Lip w/ new bumper clips - 03/2019 Interior Maintenance/Mods- By Previous PO: * Good condition dash cover (see pictures) * R134a A/C conversion completed (air blows cold) By Me: * Installed e30 premium rear deck speakers w/ Alpine component front kick panel speakers - 09/2014 * Pioneer headunit w/ bluetooth and handsfree calling (headunit display matches amber cluster lights) - 09/2014 * Custom Uberkaro shifter boot and e brake boot by 2MShiftboots - 04/2017 * Leather ///M shift knob - 04/2017 * Refreshed HVAC and center console lighting - 05/2017 * BMW 1 series OEM floor mats - 08/2017 Performance Maintenance/Mods: By Previous PO: * Lowered on H&R springs and Bilstein HD shocks * KMAC Stage 1 street front camber plates (currently not installed but will include) * Timing chain was replaced during ownership By Me: *K&N Drop in Air Filter - 10/2014 * Master and slave cylinder replaced + stainless braided clutch cable - 12/2014 * "Mess Under the Intake" cleaned up and replaced OEM hoses with silicone - 12/2016 * New oil pressure sender, throttle housing and intake manifold gasket - 02/2018 * New fan/alternator and A/C/Idler Belt - 03/2018 * New oil pan and gasket - 06/2018 * New driver/passenger CV axles - 07/2018 * OEM e90 drop hats - 10/2018 * Rein New front strut tower mounts - 10/2018 * URO New driver side tie rod - 10/2018 * Rein New sway bar end links - 10/2018 * Transmission fluid flush * Valve cover was cleaned + refinished in black crinkle high temp paint + new VC gasket installed - 07/2018 * Custom cat-back exhaust installed. OEM resonator kept intact w/ 2.5" tubing to a Borla XS muffler and SS tip. Produces a deeper exhaust tone without rasp or drone - 09/2018 * Garagistics front strut tower brace in Black powder coat - 03/2019 * Garagistics 80a FCABs - 03/2019 * Febi e34 solid transmission mount upgrade - 03/2019 * Wheel alignment - 04/2019 * Rear driver side tail light wiring ballast replaced - 03/2019 Other Good Things to Note - * Little to no rust. The only rust I have spotted is some surface rust at the pinch weld jack points * Oil has always been changed at <5000 mile intervals under my ownership using only full synthetic (Liqui Moly 10W40 MoS2 Leichtlauf as of recent and Castrol Edge 0w/40 in prior years) - Blackstone report included * Car is hand washed and waxed every 2 weeks using Griots Garage and Chemical Guys products * Power locks, windows, gauges, heat, wipers and dash lights all work * Comes with 3 sets of keys * Most work was done by myself using parts acquired from FCP Euro, GetBMWparts.com/Silver Spring BMW, and ECS. This car has been professionally serviced at Blue Ridge Sport Cars in Baltimore as well (receipts included) * Has been featured on BMWCCA's IG account (can include BMWCCA badge if desired) * Tons of spare parts to include with sale Stuff That Needs Work - * Sunroof front bar doesn't retract inwards when rolling sunroof back shut, you need to press it down lightly * Driver side front turn signal is out (not the bulb or fuse). Most likely the wiring in the bumper housing (have replacement) * Cigarette Lighter does not work (not fuse) * Washer fluid reservoir leaks and needs to be replaced * Driver/passenger carpet under floor mats is aging/stained * Driver seat left bolster is torn and right side is cracking * Dash is cracked, but dash cover has hidden it for my entire time of ownership * Odometer stopped working prior to my ownership so true mileage is unknown (have replacement VDO gears to include with purchase) All in all, this is a great daily driver and I will be sad to see it go. All the critical components work and the car shows quite nicely. It would only take an additional small investment to make it absolutely perfect. I am just starting to look around for something a little newer to take over DD duties, so I am in zero rush to sell. Only trade I am currently entertaining is for a 2012+ R56 Mini Cooper S (N18 engine) in manual with potential cash on my end.

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