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E30 - 1989 BMW 325i

1989 BMW 3-Series

Condition: Used
Make: BMW
Model: 3-Series
Type: Sedan
Trim: Base
Year: 1989
Mileage: 252xxx
VIN: WBAAD1308K8834805
Color: White
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Safety: Anti-Lock Brakes
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows
Sunroof, Leather Seats, CD Player

Description for BMW 3-Series 1989

This is an amazingly kept E30 with a beautiful interior and a decent exterior besides a couple exceptions which shouldn't be terribly expensive to fix. The amount of work already done on this car makes it extremely reliable and worry free to drive. Message me with any questions!
The car is located in South Carolina, ut for the right price - a plane ticket home - I don't mind driving it to the highest bidder. It's a vote of confidence - I have no doubt that the car would make it from hear to Seattle. Unlike many ads for sale here, ou know exactly what you're getting as I've included all of the information - good and bad.
Additional Pictures: https://goo DOT gl/photos/jYEioytCSPcZTWN16
The good:@150,000 miles
  • Bilstein Shocks
  • H&R springs
@ 190,000 miles
  • Fuel pump
  • Fuel filter
  • Upgraded injectors
  • Throttle Position Sensor
  • Throttle body gasket
  • Ignition coil
  • Wires
  • water pump
  • timing belt
  • various seals
  • Exhaust manifolds
  • O2 sensor
  • New fuses
  • A/C service
  • New hoses
  • K&N airfilter upgrade
  • Control Arms
  • Control Arm bushings
  • Tie rods
  • Sway bar links
  • Ground control camber/caster plates
  • Brakes and rotors
  • Crank position sensor
  • Valve cover gasket
  • Valve adjustment
  • New shifter linkage including Z3 parts for shorter throw
  • New very well matching head unit
  • Engine and Transmission mounts
@200,000 miles
  • Stainless steel scorpion exhaust
  • Stainless steel catalytic converter
  • Headlights converted to DDM HID bulbs - I have the parts to convert the fog lights and will try to get around to it before sale
  • Coolant temp sensor
  • Coolant level sensor
  • Installed wireless lock
@215,000 miles
  • Body work on all dings and scratches. All.
  • Body Painted
  • Trim Painted
  • Sunroof seal
@220,000 miles
  • Guibo
  • New K&N Cone Filter
@230,000 miles
  • Sub-frame bushings
  • Anti-lock brake relay
  • Wiper motor (the worst job of all time)
  • Wiper relay
  • Washer Fluid level sensor
  • New side markers
  • Replaced bulbs in all exterior housings
@235,000 miles
  • Thermostat
  • Coolant Flush
@240,000 miles
  • Cap
  • Rotor
  • Spark Plugs
@245,000 miles
  • Transmission fluid service
  • Voltage Regulator
  • New Napa Battery

  • So much of the work has been done - almost all of the "frequent" problems have been fixed - I'm probably forgetting things, oo
  • Through my five years of ownership we did oil changes with Luqui Moly 10w40 M0S2 Anti Friction Motor Oil every 5k and it gets regular alignments and wheel rotation and balancing.
  • This car ismeticulouslymaintained - this has never left me stranded.
  • Cruise control works
  • All pieces have matching VINs
  • New head unit actually matches the dash AND amber light - I spent so much time looking for the perfect one
  • Passed CT emissions testing
  • New BMW 1 series front mats
  • Roof rack and leather bra included
  • Runs great and gets tons of compliments
  • Power Everything and comes with keyfob
  • I lied - the sun roof is manual which I love (WHY AM I SELLING THIS?)
  • No electrical demons
The bad: (I'm very picky and haven't left anything out)
  • The odometer went out last week, ears are in the mail and I plan on changing the gears and SI board batteries before this sale. I've been keeping track of the miles via GPS and will put it forward the correct amount so there are no missed miles.
  • Being a New England car there is some rust most notably the passenger side wheel well as pictured. When painted it was supposed to be cut out and relaid with fiberglass but the bubbling makes me think that was not done and I got shafted a bit. There's another rust spot under the passenger floorboard which is a good candidate for a cut and weld - see additional pictures. Besides that the body is pretty good because I had them fix every imperfection when I had it painted a few years back. The lip on the back could be removed too - I tried to renew it using Plasti-dip but it started peeling again.
  • Someone swiped the drivers side front bumper (WHO PULLS IN TO PARALLEL PARK) I put in a new light but there is a slight skuff, ot sure if it will buff out or not.
  • There is a noise when hitting a bump on the right side that I haven't been able to figure out - it's a phantom noise. Even the mechanic I take it to couldn't find it; he said it's one of those things that it'll have to get worse before it will be obvious. I really hate it though - I'm sure BMW will be able to figure it out at their higher price - it's not the suspension or exhaust though. Has to be something silly.
  • AC doesn't work. It worked perfectly two years ago but started blowing the AC fuse this past summer.
  • The interior is 9/10 but there are a few imperfections - the leather around the shift knob is cut, he door cards are good but there is anunnoticeable half inch slice in the passenger side front door. Besides that, t's very nice.
  • Rear defroster doesn't work - needs a new window or repair to the metal paint.
  • Missing a couple of the tools in the trunk tool set.
  • Rims could be in better shape - I thought about getting new ones when I purchased tires this time around but I decided to put it off for another set.
  • Sometimes the check engine light will pop on at a stop light.
  • I have a lot of the receipts, ut since I do a lot of the work myself they're pretty unorganized and some have gone missing.

On Jul-29-15 at 06:11:52 PDT, eller added the following information:

Added information:

  • Clutch/Slave MasterCylinders done around 195,000 miles
  • New BMW emblems when painted
  • Headlights are not smoked, hey have a protective BavAuto stickers on them. This both helps prevent breakage and makes them look cool. (Completely Removable)
  • Tail lights are lightly smoked
  • Lic. plate filler was installed when painted and is completely removable.
  • UPDATE: Odometer gears were lost in the mail so I may not have time to get another set and get to it before the auction ends.

On Jul-30-15 at 09:27:06 PDT, eller added the following information:

I wanted to note that the vacuum hoses were replaced with silicon hoses.