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Thread: 89 325i E30 2-dr, One Of The Best, Must See!!

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    89 325i E30 2-dr, One Of The Best, Must See!! SF Bay Area SOLD

    After much deliberation, regretfully up for sale is my beautiful one-of-a-kind 89 BMW 325i 2-door. I have said that in the past over various vehicles, but this one truly is special to me. It took me a long time to find an E30 this nice, & I know I will most likely never come across one like it again, but a recent career change & family needs necessitate the sale of this amazing car. It is in incredible condition & is 100% original with the exception of the tasteful upgrades mentioned below. Yes, this is one of the higher priced non-M E30’s on the market, but I guarantee it is not possible to duplicate for less…especially considering how clean & original this car is. The car has only had 3 adult owners, has been in the SF Bay Area since new, has never been tracked (I did do 2 autocrosses with it last year), & has been garaged almost every day of it’s life. It has 230K very well-maintained miles on the working odometer, but the car literally looks like it has less than 100K miles. Included with the sale is all the original books, some maintenance records, a 95% complete tool kit, & the original window sticker which I had framed with the original BMW magazine advertisement. Here are the details about the car…

    The color is Zinnoberrot (Cinnabar Red) & the paint is completely original & looks absolutely amazing for it’s age! All body panels are 100% original & all VIN tags match. Other than some minor rock chips on the front valance & leading edge of the hood, the body on this car is nearly flawless. There are very few BMW’s of this vintage with paint & body condition this nice & original (there may be nicer examples, but most have been repainted at some point). As you would expect, the CA title is clean, & there is absolutely zero rust or prior damage on this car.

    The interior is tan & black, & matches the immaculate condition of the outside of the car. The dash is 100% crack-free, all electrical items work properly including the OBC, all gauges function correctly, & the carpets/door panels/seats/headliner look very nice. All the owners have been non-smokers, no funky odors in this car.

    It has the original M20 2.5 liter SOHC 6-cyl that runs great & pulls extremely strong. Also has the original 5-speed transmission that shifts great, no grinds, & has a strong clutch. Oil has been changed every 2-3K miles, & other than one small drip of oil occasionally on the ground from the oil pan gasket, this car needs NOTHING mechanically…I would not hesitate to drive this car anywhere.

    Here is the list of upgrades that have been done to the car, I’m sure I will forget something.


    · Very strong S3.73 limited slip diff installed from an E30 325is.
    · KA Motors carbon fiber cold-air intake.
    · Bimmerworld performance plug wires (not cheap!).
    · Vintage 90’s Sebring cat-back dual exhaust system, sounds & flows great!
    · Mark D 91 octane chip, great response & pulls super strong.
    · Black powder coated valve cover.
    · Gunmetal gray 15x8 TR Motorsports wheels (14 lbs ea) wrapped in super sticky 225/45-15 Hankook Ventus RS3 tires.
    · Rear fenders have inner lip rolled for additional tire clearance.
    · “is” front lower lip painted black.
    · “is” rear trunk spoiler painted black.
    · Fog lights removed for weight savings, custom built carbon fiber delete panels.
    · Cross drill brake rotors front & rear.
    · New Hawk HP+ pads, stainless lines, & ATE Blue fluid ready to be installed.
    · Motorsport Hardware zinc plated 75MM bullet style extended wheel studs & nuts.
    · Bilstien Sports & Vogtland springs (nice drop, yet rides very nice & handles great).
    · Unknown brad adjustable sway bars front & rear (these were on the car when I bought it, they are red).
    · Billet upper rear shock mounts.
    · Z3 1.9 short shifter with leather 5-Spd ZHP knob, all new shift bushings, boots, hardware, clips, etc.
    · Old-school Momo steering wheel from the late 80’s (I’m unsure the name of it, but I have the numbers from it).
    · Faux-Alcantara shift boot & E-Brake boot with Motorsport colored stitching.
    · Sony CD player with Aux input, MB Quart component speakers.
    · Beautiful Recaro LX front seats in tan leatherette, includes E30 mounts & sliders.
    · All 3 rear windows tinted nice & dark.


    Here is a list of items replaced in the last year or so... Radiator fan shroud, hoses, belts, thermostat, throttle body gaskets, valve cover gasket, hood support shock, almost every small hose around the engine, the correct Bosch spark plugs, cap/rotor, all new front suspension – control arms, M3 offset CA bushings, tie rods, upper shock mounts, etc. Also new rear wheel bearings, driveshaft guibo/flex disc & center support bearing, custom alignment, OEM sunroof crank handle, & probably more that I am forgetting. The timing belt & water pump were replaced approx 3 years & 25K miles ago.

    The only real issue with the car is the A/C needs to be retrofitted & recharged if you want cold A/C. Living in the Bay Area, I never really needed the A/C so it was no big deal to me. Otherwise this car is pretty tip-top & doesn't need anything. After my new GTI was totalled, I have been using the E30 as a commuter every day for the past 2 months with-out issues, before that it was pretty much a garage queen for the last year or so & was only driven on nice days. It is VERY fun to drive, has excellent power, yet still gets around 25 MPG on the freeway & is remarkably comfortable.

    I really hate to get rid of the car, but I need to consolidate down to one car & need something newer & more spacious. Asking $7900 for everything, even though that is well short of my investment. Serious buyers only please, PM or email with any questions or to set up a viewing. rarecarparts at yahoo dot com, lots more pics available. Located in the East San Francisco Bay Area.










    Last edited by race2win; 04-24-2012 at 10:27 AM.
    Mark Scroggs

    Current
    1985 E28 535i 5-Spd LSD
    1988 E30 325i/A 4D

    Past
    1989 E30 325i 2D
    1982 E21 320i
    1991 E30 318i 4D Slick Top LSD
    1988 E28 535is 5spd LSD
    1998 E39 540i Sport 6spd
    1991 E34 M5
    1999 E36 M3
    1985 E24 M635CSi
    1997 E39 528iA
    1987 E30 325is
    2000 E39 540i Sport 6spd
    1996 E38 750iL
    1989 E34 535i 5-speed
    1991 E34 535i 5-speed
    1976 2002
    1989 E30 325is

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    Great looking car. Would love to have it.

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    In. Love. Also, broke and need a sedan.

    Looking to trade my SnapOn KRL1022 w/ Stainless Top for a turbo setup and coilovers. $8600 new.

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    Wow. That is silly clean. I am in no position to even consider buying it, but a very heartfelt "GLWS" for you.
    2011 F-150 FX4 | 1997 BMW M3 #404 GTS2 | 2006 BMW M3 Convertible
    Out Motorsports

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    Would jump right on this if you weren't on the opposite coast. GLWS. BEAUTIFUL car!

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    God that is gorgeous. Why does every nice e30 have to inevitably be in California? Fuckin Midwest...

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    Man! Those seats flows so nicely. Nice and clean and not over the top! Are you pinoy by any chance?

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    Thanks everyone for the kind words

    Still available, might consider part trade + cash for the right car...E28 535is 5-speed, 93-95 Audi S4/S6, 91 Audi 90 20V or Coupe 20V, Porsche 944, 2nd gen RX7, 1st Gen Sentra SE-R, or a Miata.

    I will have all PMs answered shortly, let me know if anyone has questions.
    Mark Scroggs

    Current
    1985 E28 535i 5-Spd LSD
    1988 E30 325i/A 4D

    Past
    1989 E30 325i 2D
    1982 E21 320i
    1991 E30 318i 4D Slick Top LSD
    1988 E28 535is 5spd LSD
    1998 E39 540i Sport 6spd
    1991 E34 M5
    1999 E36 M3
    1985 E24 M635CSi
    1997 E39 528iA
    1987 E30 325is
    2000 E39 540i Sport 6spd
    1996 E38 750iL
    1989 E34 535i 5-speed
    1991 E34 535i 5-speed
    1976 2002
    1989 E30 325is

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    Holy smokes, I can't believe that paint is original! Looks outstanding, GLWS.

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    Damn.. Wish mine looked half that good, GLWS!
    Kettering U FSAE!

    "Simplify and add lightness" Colin Chapman

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    god i want this. PM price?

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    This car is perfect! Time to start dropping hints to the wife that we need a second car...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sisomphonE View Post
    god i want this. PM price?
    PM'ed

    Quote Originally Posted by harvison7474
    Very nice GTI! Unfortunately it will not work for me however, but good luck with the sale!
    Mark Scroggs

    Current
    1985 E28 535i 5-Spd LSD
    1988 E30 325i/A 4D

    Past
    1989 E30 325i 2D
    1982 E21 320i
    1991 E30 318i 4D Slick Top LSD
    1988 E28 535is 5spd LSD
    1998 E39 540i Sport 6spd
    1991 E34 M5
    1999 E36 M3
    1985 E24 M635CSi
    1997 E39 528iA
    1987 E30 325is
    2000 E39 540i Sport 6spd
    1996 E38 750iL
    1989 E34 535i 5-speed
    1991 E34 535i 5-speed
    1976 2002
    1989 E30 325is

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    1991 325ix

    325i

    Really nice. Great presentation.

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    e30 325is & 327is, Volvo
    Beautiful e30 the next owner will be very happy with the work and care you have put into your car.

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    88 E30 325i
    Thanks everyone for the kind words Yes, this car will make someone VERY happy, I have enjoyed every minute of owning it!

    Price drop to $7900...again, cannot be duplicated for less!
    Mark Scroggs

    Current
    1985 E28 535i 5-Spd LSD
    1988 E30 325i/A 4D

    Past
    1989 E30 325i 2D
    1982 E21 320i
    1991 E30 318i 4D Slick Top LSD
    1988 E28 535is 5spd LSD
    1998 E39 540i Sport 6spd
    1991 E34 M5
    1999 E36 M3
    1985 E24 M635CSi
    1997 E39 528iA
    1987 E30 325is
    2000 E39 540i Sport 6spd
    1996 E38 750iL
    1989 E34 535i 5-speed
    1991 E34 535i 5-speed
    1976 2002
    1989 E30 325is

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    whats your email?

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    88 E30 325i
    Thanks for the interest everyone, this beautiful car found a new home last night.
    Mark Scroggs

    Current
    1985 E28 535i 5-Spd LSD
    1988 E30 325i/A 4D

    Past
    1989 E30 325i 2D
    1982 E21 320i
    1991 E30 318i 4D Slick Top LSD
    1988 E28 535is 5spd LSD
    1998 E39 540i Sport 6spd
    1991 E34 M5
    1999 E36 M3
    1985 E24 M635CSi
    1997 E39 528iA
    1987 E30 325is
    2000 E39 540i Sport 6spd
    1996 E38 750iL
    1989 E34 535i 5-speed
    1991 E34 535i 5-speed
    1976 2002
    1989 E30 325is

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