The time has come to sell my car. It's too nice to drive through the upcoming Chicago winter and I don't have room to store it properly. Unfortunate for me, but great news for someone who is looking for an unmolested, properly maintained, original e30. There aren't too many left like this - especially in the midwest.
- 1990 325is
- Alpine White II on tan (leather)
- All factory VINs
- Clean History
- No Accidents
The car was originally from Florida and spent most of its life in the south until it came to the midwest around the mid 2000s, where it was brought by the gentleman I purchased it from in Madison, WI last year. It has virtually everything ever done to it documented, and there was A LOT done. From the regular dealer maintenance from new until about 85k to where I am with it now.
Fairly clean with no smells or tears or anything major of note. Seats show some age, but the leather is still fairly supple and has been leatherique'd recently. Some cracking in the passenger seat. Cracks in dash above instrument cluster and in the passenger side cubby. Seat functions all work except the passenger side lower extender. Virtually no rattles or squeaks - it's super quiet.
Really nice. NO rust. Some very minor dings (less than 5). Super glossy & straight. One spot on the hood where paint looks to be a bit thin and primer showed through. Minor chips in the front end, but much less than you'd expect from a 23 year old car. No stories here - the car has been preserved very nicely. It's not concours, but that's the beauty of a car that has been used consistently and still looks this good. It has Alpine White basketweaves from an M-tech cab that I put on with newer tires, but they're an off-brand (don't remember which). I can include the BBS RMs for extra $ if anyone is interested. Window trim has been shadowlined with tape, which is easily removed.
e28 M-tech spoiler
Euro trim all around (new)
IS side skirts (new)
IS lip (new)
Also great. I had the timing belt, valve cover, valve adjustment, plugs, belts, hoses & water pump completed about 2000 miles ago last winter. In addition to that, it has had all of the above done at least 2 more times throughout its life as documented in the PO's records. Shifts are nice and precise and the clutch wasn't replaced too long ago either (including various other driveline-related components). It's got an ANSA exhaust that's supposedly better than stock, but I was never been able to compare otherwise.
There are no leaks, but there are some minor spots of moistness from oil at the front of the engine, not anything I ever worried about. It doesn't burn oil or overheat, at one point I was driving it 500 miles a week for 2 months traveling from Chicago to Indy for work. Even hot summer day rush hour traffic with the AC on doesn't phase the car. Yes, I'd confidently say that it'll drive to California if you needed it to.
Lots of work done here too including, but not limited to A Arms, steering rack, tie rods, new Billy sports with H&R race springs. Billys are only about 10k miles old. I did choose to upgrade the car with Ground Control coilovers with 650/440lb spring rates, which is why the car sits lower than normal. These will not be included unless the new buyer requests for them to stay on (more $$). If the new owner wants the GCs, I'll include the Billy/H&R combo as well.
Everything since day one. Stack of receipts, thousands of dollars put into the car that have brought the car to where it is today.
As you see it in the photos (both sets of suspension): $9200
Without coilovers (Billy Sports/ H&Rs installed): $8500
15x7 BBS RMs with nice 205/50/15 S.Drives (in addition to the basketweaves): $1500 extra
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