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1991 E30 325i Sport package (50k) Coupe (2Dr) Racing Dynamics trim M3 EVO seats

1991 BMW 3-Series sport

Make: BMW
Model: 3-Series
Type: Coupe
Trim: sport
Year: 1991
Mileage: 49670
VIN: WBAAA2312MEC53525
Color: Green
Engine: 2.5 m20
Cylinders: 6
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Tan
Safety: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: Bosque Farms, New Mexico, United States
Extras
Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows
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Description for BMW 3-Series 1991

This 1991 325i sold new in Colorado to a female driver in 1991, it then followed her to Florida in 1992 with retirement. It was garage kept and regularly maintained, but very infrequently driven for the next 17 years. It returned to Colorado in 2009, being passed down to the older child and the car was garaged again infrequently driven and with regular maintenance. It transferred a few years later to another child of the original owner. The car then transferred to me 4 years ago in 2015, the fourth owner and first owner out of the family. The car with a formal build date of 9/90 is 29years old. It has just less than 50,000 total miles for its life and has been garaged and stored and driven by adult drivers and protected and maintained its entire life. Refurbishment included the Steering system, resealing the engine, motor mounts, fluids, intake and idle control valve service, brake system, suspension, Exhaust, AC system, fuel system, Drive line, address minor cosmetic issues, and completed the 5spd conversion with a refurbished 3.73 LSD. Tune up, Full cooling service and timing belt service was completed March 2019. Added new rubber mounted to Vintage 15inch Euro Weave BBS rims May 2019. $ Price and what is included for your Dollar. $28,500 for entire package with every piece, spare parts, all three sets of seats and every possible piece for a rare custom Racing Dynamics Tribute, or iS or i configuration, basically 3 cars in one, pick you preference or pick your value based on the market later to sell, many of the pieces are simple additions while others will require paint and/or attachment. Or the option for an original (IS) look with OEM BMW parts. Also includes the Extra parts and spare r12 and gauges. As a RD Tribute, to the best of my knowledge this is the most complete collection of RD vintage parts in the US and mixed with a Laguna Green low milage original 91 325i sport makes this one, IMO, very special. Or choose your package I have a list of enthusiasts that have contacted me looking to acquire the RD parts and SRT seats, so the price can easily be reduced by simply telling me what parts you don't want! I will email you the price list if you are picking pieces and those prices are firm since I already have buyers, but will give you first choice at all or some! $21,500 is for car as it sits with sport and comfort seats and all the original BMW parts and pieces and all the spare BMW parts. This low price Includes no RD parts or EVO Recaro seats. I will replace the Air Bag wheel and will include the Non airbag mtech wheel and iS trunk spoiler and will install either the sport seats or comfort, but both are included. I also have 3 or 4 cans of original r12 to go with the car and r12 gauges for the maintenance of the AC later since most modern technicians will not have the vintage gauges and adapters. I would highly recommend getting a professional to do this but its nice having the supplies ready for them! I actually have a AC license for my hobby, and do most, if not all my own work. Breakdown of 325i e30 sport options and working systems Map Light mirror 13 Button OBC with coded ignition immobilizer(works great) or I should say it makes the engine not work great:) Power sunroof Power windows Power mirrors Cruise control Power antennae AC and heater 5 speed Manual with 3.73 Limited slip differential All gauges, dials, lights, markers and odometer work. warning/trouble light indicator with no current warnings Alpine cd with bluetooth headhunt with hands free Premium sound speakers and original BMW Amplifier (which is still in L trunk side panel but is currently bypassed and not powered to allow easy to reattachment of factory stereo (original stereo included) 15inch BBS Euro Weave rims with new rubber Upgraded sport suspension and includes (Is) original sport springs 1991 E30 325i Sport package (50k) Coupe (2Dr) Racing Dynamics trim M3 EVO seats

























1991 E30 325i Sport package (50k) Coupe (2Dr) Racing Dynamics trim M3 EVO seats Description

$21,500

is for car as it sits with sport and comfort seats and all the original BMW parts and pieces and all the spare BMW parts. This low price Includes no RD parts or EVO Recaro seats. I will replace the Air Bag wheel and will include the Non airbag mtech wheel and iS trunk spoiler and will install either the sport seats or comfort, but both are included. I also have 2 cans of original r12 to go with the car and an extra r12 gauges for the maintenance of the AC later since most modern technicians will not have the vintage gauges and adapters. I would highly recommend getting a professional to do this but its nice having the supplies ready for them! I actually have a AC license for my hobby, and do most, if not all my own work.



$28,500

for entire package with every piece, spare parts, all three sets of seats and every possible piece for a rare custom Racing Dynamics Tribute, or iS or i configuration, basically 3 cars in one, pick you preference or pick your value based on the market later to sell, many of the pieces are simple additions while others will require paint and/or attachment. Or the option for an original (IS) look with OEM BMW parts. Also includes the Extra parts and spare r12 and gauges. As a RD Tribute, to the best of my knowledge this is the most complete collection of RD vintage parts in the US and mixed with a Laguna Green low mileage original 91 325i sport makes this one, IMO, very special package.



Or choose your package

I have a list of enthusiasts that have contacted me looking to acquire the RD parts and SRT seats,so the price can easily be reduced by simply telling me what parts you don't want! I will email you the price list if you are picking pieces and those prices are firm since I already have buyers, but will give you first choice at all or some!


I have uploaded a short driving video around the block to You Tube, could not figure out how to attach it so here is the link. Cut and paste for the link and thanks.www.youtube.com/watch?v=I21mfkMvQJI
This is actually the second time I listed this for sale, I listed it (half hearted) a little over a year ago and took it down before it was sold because I sincerely wasn't ready to let it go. This time as you can see its whole-hearted and it is listed on multiple sites, so I reserve the right to end sale early when it sells. I have hundreds of pictures and have slimmed it down for this if you need more, I got lots, just tell me what you want. I have a driving video buthaven't figured out how to include so until I figure that out please let me know and I will send it to you. Milage may increase slightly due to occasional driving.I am convinced CarFax is broken when it comes to checking classic cars, after listing here I checked the included free carfax and it doesn't even match the one I included in the pictures below that I purchased. I have detailed the carfax below and it matched the owners statements so please review them both and decide for yourself.

This 1991 325i sold new in Colorado to a female driver in 1991, it then followed her to Florida in 1992 with retirement. It was garage kept and regularly maintained, but very infrequently driven for the next 17 years. It returned to Colorado in 2009, being passed down to the older child and the car was garaged again infrequently driven and with regular maintenance. It transferred a few years later to another child of the original owner who very earnestly began a serious freshening of the car. He replaced the sun roof motor and cables, replaced the stereo, (original is included with car), sourced out and had the Auto replaced with a 5spd, which included OEM parts to include Pedal assembly, flywheel, transmission, guibo, center support bearing, transmission mounts and drive shaft that included a new rear u-joint with a grease zirk on it, The shift linkage bushings, slave and master for the clutch and shifter pedals look like original factory installation at new and the work was high quality even retaining the still operational cruise control, which requires skill on a 5spd swap. The car then transferred to me 4 years ago in 2015, the fourth owner and first owner out of the family. The car with a formal build date of 9/90 is 29years old. It has just less than 50,000 total miles for its life and has been garaged and stored and driven by adult drivers and protected and maintained its entire life.

It is reported by Hagerty, that in 1991, the last production year of the E30 Two Door Coupe, that only 248 were released and of these only a few being Lagunagrun (Metallic Green) I have never actually seen another local Laguna green e30. My understanding is that Laguna Green was less than 2% of the E30 models released. I could be wrong, but it was certainly rare, and even more so now.

https://www.hagerty.com/apps/valuationtools/1991-bmw-325i


The condition is exceptional and when it came to me it was unmolested from OEM with no modifications from stock other than the auto/5spd swap, and stereo. I over the last 4 years have completed the mechanical refurb to bring all systems to like new condition as detailed below. Currently every system and component of the car works as intended and very well.

​This refurbishment included the New Steering system, resealing the engine, New motor mounts, fluids, intake and idle control valve service, New brake system, New suspension, New Exhaust, Full AC system overhaul, fuel system overhaul, addressed a few minor cosmetic issues, and completed the 5spd conversion with a fully refurbished 3.73 LSD. Tune up, Full cooling service and timing belt service was completed March 2019 at 49,000 miles. Added new rubber mounted to Vintage 15inch Euro Weave BBS rims May 2019. There is less than 1000 miles on the tune-up, timing belt and tires, and LSD and less than 4000 miles on all other systems. It runs and handles like it did new (IMO) even better with the minor upgrades.



Breakdown of 325i e30 sport options and working systems

Map Light mirror

13 Button OBC with coded ignition immobilizer(works great) or I should say it makes the engine not work great:)
Central Power locking from drivers door or trunk

Power sunroof

Power windows

Power mirrors

Cruise control

Power antennae

AC and heater (AC blower is original and getting loud) New in Box spare is included

5 speed Manual with 3.73 Limited slip differential

All gauges, dials, lights, markers and odometer work.

warning/trouble light indicator with no current warnings

Alpine CD with blue tooth headhunt with hands free

Premium sound speakers and original BMW Amplifier (which is still in L trunk side panel but is currently bypassed and not powered to allow easy to reattachment of factory stereo (original stereo included)

15inch BBS Euro Weave rims with new rubber

Upgraded sport suspension and includes (Is) original sport springs

Racing Dynamics

was a late 80's, till present, car tuner out of Italy, with a Sister company in the United States.

Since the car was such a nice unique color Laguna Green I though it would make the perfect (GREEN) Racing Dynamics Tribute e30 conversion.

I sourced, every original RD part and trim I could locate, this included:

RD steering wheel and e30 steering hub (NEW OLD STOCK "NOS " )

RD strut brace (new)

RD valve cover, with new studs and Acorn nuts(Very Good used)

RD m20 headers (NOS)

RD shifter knob (New)

RD wood trim kit (NOS)

RD trunk emblem (NOS)

RD body kit, with front, both sides, rear valence and trunk wing all (used but in good condition)

I have only currently installed the (RD) steering wheel, strut brace and shifter at this point. The remaining Body Trim pieces should most likely go with a body paint refresh to correct the current minor flaws and match all the colors to give the car a concourse presence. The RD headers will require cutting of the stock exhaust and some minor muffler work. The New RD wood trim kit will need 3M adhesive and attachment of coarse. The trunk is currently a none drilled slick top, and the buyer can choose to install the iS wing or RD wing or leave it slick. You can use some or all the of the trim pieces at your discretion and most are easily swapped, were others will require painting, blending, drilling and fitting.

Refurbishment and Condition (Full Disclosure)

I took off where the previous owner left and continued the refurbishment. All the mechanical systems needed a going through to bring the car back to like new, or better than new, in some cases, condition.

This refurbishment included the Steering system, resealing the engine, motor mounts, fluids, intake and idle control valve service, brake system, suspension, Exhaust, AC system, fuel system, Drive line, address minor cosmetic issues, and completed the 5spd conversion with a refurbished 3.73 LSD. Tune up, Full cooling service and timing belt service was completed March 2019. Added new rubber mounted to Vintage 15inch Euro Weave BBS rims May 2019.

The condition is exceptional and when it came to me it was unmolested with no modifications from stock other than the auto/5spd swap. I over the last 4 years have completed the mechanical refurb to like new condition as detailed below. Currently every system and component of the car works as intended and very well.

The glass is all original, Included in photos but windshield emblem is so light it wont photograph but is marked as a BMW part and appears original to car. The lights, markers and trim are all in original very good condition. The headliner, carpet and dash are pristine. The paint is all vintage original with age appropriate blemishes, small chips, a few small door dings and normal light scratches and swirling here and there. The clear coat is intact with no peeling. It has a 2 inch scratch on the right fender flair, 5 inch scratch on the passengers door and then another a few feet back all at the same height, that has older touch up paint applied, looks like a shopping cart or something in a parking lot. It also has many small rock chips that were also touched up with a paint pen by previous owners. The car cleans, polishes and shows very well (see photos). I would call it a good 5 foot car before those blemishes become apparent and even then you have to look closely. No major or minor body damage is visible on any panels other than normal light wear on paint. I have done wash and wax but a real detail could do much magic on the paint than me.

The original front valence showed the typical lower curb dings and I replaced it with a new BMW OEM valence, original valence is included (valence never had Vin stickers new). The rear bumper plastic skin had a moderate crack, but had no damage to the under structure actual Vin sticker ed bumper, so I re-skinned it with again BMW OEM part and painted the front valence and rear bumper with OEM paint. The upper car has had no alterations or paint from original that I can tell from previous owner other than the touch up paint to blemishes, and I have done none. The lower sides (rockers) show their age and there is a darkening on the lower 3 or 4 inches from road grime and it shows moderate rock chips right behind the front tires down low. The interior carpet is very clean and the seals and gaskets are all in very good still soft condition.

There is no rust anywhere on the lower or upper body and it shows very little surface rust on the suspension pieces. The undercarriage could use a good steam cleaning though and shows 30 years of driving and no visible damage. I power washed it but don't have the hot steam option and that would clear all the dark old tar and grease/oil and dirt from the white undercoating.

All glass is the BMW original with original decals and labels, no tint ever done, no cracks or any significant rock chips/cracks to glass. Does have very minor pitting in windshield but its very minor.

The matching Vin stickers, as shown in the pictures, are both bumpers (the main fiberglass structure has the sticker not the plastic skin), both doors, both rear quarter panels, trunk, hood, and right fender. Left front fender appears as a BMW-R and appears to have been replaced I have no history on the very old replacement. The paint does match perfectly and the pin striping is vintage with no breaks or changes so the fender is very old replacement, the hood, original valence, doors and front bumper seem not affected or replaced so it must have been old and very minor IMO. I see no sign anywhere in the engine bay or wheel wheel that it was more than a cosmetic exchange within a few years of new, and appears dealer done with very clean lines and detail. It also most likely is Pre Carfax or Pre-92. So of the original 10 Vin stickers this car retains 9/10. Concerning the pin stripping, is hand painted and could be removed using a 3m eraser or the alcohol or xytol method if the new owner chooses.



Carfax claims the mileage is incorrect or not known, that is a result of New Mexico laws that any vehicle arriving from out of state with an Exempt mileage title would be Labeled as unknown.

If you research the Carfax you will see it became exempt in Florida and continued that way to Colorado and was only labeled here. Here is the website to verify my story and I have the document if you need or want it emailed. I have a copy of the original title with exempt on the mileage area, and the condition of the car and engine and pre NM carfax reports says everything.

Law that placed the incorrect entry on CarFax.


http://www.mvd.newmexico.gov/Manuals/Pages/Vehicles%202G.htm


Seats

Currently installed are the vintage EVO M3 SRT Recaro seats and original sliders, recovered in beige German leather with Mtech pipping, but the car will come with three sets of seats.

2 Recaro SRT Evo (installed)

2 Original leather comfort seats

2 vintage leather BMW Recaro sport seats in matching interior beige. the drivers seat shows more age and wear (of coarse), and would benefit from a a recover.

2 leather beige headrests that will work for either original BMW seats sets.

Additional vintage/original/spare parts included with the collection

Original Airbag Steering wheel to keep the collection complete

Original stereo

Original valence

Vintage original 325is BMW spring set which are a heavier front load than the non-sport models would allow a stock spring set and ride height 1 inch higher than current.

Spare AC blower motor (new) original works fine and makes the typical original age sounds and you will be ready for the swap later.

Spare Power Antenna assembly again original works fine but shows its age and again you will be ready when its needed.

Vintage 325is trunk spoiler if you choose to go with iS sport look

Vintage 325is M-Tech 1 steering wheel again to go with iS look

2nd Is front lip still in black as a replacement if needed

OEM BMW car cover

OEM BMW sunshade

Original BMW books and glove compartment binder

Original plastic under engine pan cover which has been replaced with a metal skid plate to protect oil pan, easily exchanged back if wanted.

Original non modified ECU and 2nd with Turner Conforti Performance Chip ECU (installed) Improves the power band but retains rpm safety cutoff.

Original BMW gear shift knob, e-brake cover and shift boot are included with car as well.

Original BMW floor mats

dash cover in black will stay with car.

Additional parts that could be included if requested.

I still have the original e30 power steering rack also, that if requested, I could bag up and include with car. Its messy and will require multiple bags. It will need a complete overhaul and should be OK, but will handle nothing like the upgraded rack that is installed, they are much looser and the lock is nearly 4 turns.

I will also offer up to the buyer a set of 4 bottle cap rims, 14 inch, with dated in need of replacement tires, Rims are in very good condition, again if requested, but now the parts will require even more logistics to get everything to the buyer. If you buy the entire package and want all the parts shipping will most likely need to be pickup or contract a small independent single enclosed car hauler, which I have used in the past, and have them pick up everything at once. much cheaper than using UPS for the pieces.
If I remember anything else it will be included, if it's original to the car or a spare I had on the shelf for it.
The Nuts and Bolts of my maintenance for the last 4 years

  • * I resealed the engine completely and than refurbished the steering and upgraded by replacing the loose/leaking original steering rack with a new OEM steering linkage and rag joint and a new e36 power steering rack (Z3), (3 turn lock) with new tie-rods, boots, front control arms and bushings and green poly motor mounts, Made her very responsive and tight and a blast to drive. The steering is crisp and precise. There is a little more engine vibration feel in steering wheel but since there green Ireland engineering its only slightly more than stock and the life of green poly is 3 times that of rubber motor mounts. Done in late 2015/2016
  • * New Bilstein H1 Shocks x4 with new stock BMW hats and bearings and new front axle hubs for front and rubber spring pad mounts for rear 2016
  • * New H&R stock ride Springs that lower car about 1inch from stock 2016
  • * New s/s DOT brake lines and Hawk performance pads x4 with new front rotors, new brake fluid and brake master cylinder 2016
  • * oil pan gasket replaced and added skid plate 2016
  • * oil filter housing resealed with BMW kit 2016
  • * Installed a modified ECU with Turner Conforti or Dinan Performance Chip ECU (installed), original ECU is unchanged and included in sale. I forgot the brand it was one of these I can't find the receipt but there both actually the same on the performance gain and retaining the RPM safety 2016
  • * Replaced old muffler with vintage 1994 stainless handmade G-power muffler from Germany, sounds great and should last the lifetime of this car being the heaviest gauge muffle in stainless I have ever seen for a e30. It is labeled on bottom and stamped on tips from original manufacturer. Very rare in the states and had it imported by a friend 2018
  • Replaced front valence with new OEM part 2016/17 due to small dent curb hits on lower side from prior owner. Original is included with car if desired for spare and could be restored if needed. Repainted lower lip and replaced the clips due to old and brittle. It now has minor rock chips on the lip and valence but nothing like the original did. See pictures.
  • Headlights are the original sealed beam and I have not replaced. Most likely not driven at night much in its life
  • New Napa battery 6/2018
  • * Re-skinned rear bumper for a crack that was present when I bought from previous owner, Fiberglass main bumper was unaffected (looked like a shopping cart hit or something just enough to crack the plastic) but the original skin came apart in pieces when dissembled, I actually still have the pieces in the corner of the shop, but its beyond any repair, its plastic and the original crack progressed/broke to three separate pieces with the disassemble forcing a replacement. 11/2018
  • * Completed the 5spd swap with a low mileage 3.73 LSD Differential refurbished with new Timkin roller bearings, seals, new Moly clutches. dog ears and LSD gear oil and finished with magnetic drain plug. Donor car was a 1989iS with 110k and differential had no grind or visible leaks but rebuild was prudent due to low mileage of this car and my desire to match the current mechanical age. 7/2019
  • * Restored the original r12 AC system with new green o-rings, flushed and replaced the mineral oil and installed a new dryer than vacuumed it out and refilled with r12 to original specs. Blows 40 degrees at vent on a 95 degree day and will start blowing cold within seconds of being turned on. R134 conversions really never work as good as the original, usually because original r12 is smaller coils and r134 needs larger coils and systems which simply don't fit the car. Original blower fan is getting louder but has not started squealing or failed yet and new in box spare is included. Easy swap maybe 40 minutes to do with multiple write ups on line. 3/2019
  • * New Gas tank to replace the original which had two jack dents from incorrect lifting in prior ownership. Included multiple new fuel and vent soft lines and new o-rings for sending unit and fuel pump, new fuel filter with swap. 7/2019
  • Oil change and filter March 2019 with the timing belt,
  • Regular oil changes with 20/50 synthetic every year and I average around 1000miles a year driving miles.
  • * New rubber on the current Euro Weave 15inch BBS rims 5/2019
  • * Wears 4 BMW wheel locks and key is in the tool tray in trunk.
  • * New leather shift boot and Brake cover 2018
  • New timing belt, Tensioner, spring, water pump, front cam seal, thermostat, radiator hoses, plugs, rotor and cap, and valves adjusted, new air intake boot and air filter, cleaned MAF, idle control valve and throttle body, flushed cooling system and flushed the brakes. March 2019 at 49072 miles
  • I may have forgotten some little things, but this is a very comprehensive list for the last 4 years and what it needed to bring it back up to like new mechanical condition and a turn key.
  • * In all my work and in all the photos I have discovered No Rust anywhere, other than light surface corrosion on body fasteners and suspension parts!
​Reason for sale is I have a new project that is taking, and will continue to take my focus for a long time and I need to free up the shop space and help fund the next project. I think I sometimes enjoy the work to restore maybe more than the fun of just owning and driving the car. FYI this is my 11th BMW restoration and refurb and I think maybe my 30th total project car and as you can see in the pictures/videos and description I have a very high standard with my cars.

Sale is, As Is, Were Is, and with no guarantee offered or implied. I am not a business, I simply like to fix up older cars for fun. I actually work in health-care and this is my therapy:) Please ask questions now and review photos and please ask if you need any more. Inspection is encouraged and welcome!

All shipping and transportation are buyers responsibility, but I will assist in every way possible!

I would suggest arranging a small closed transport to take everything or come and get her and take everything at once, it would be much cheaper than shipping all the parts individually. I will gladly however package and ship the parts separately, but it will be at buyer cost. Payment will be in cash or my preference would be direct bank transfer. Car will ship when funds have cleared. I will hold insurance with Hagerty on vehicle until transport picks up so please ensure you have coverage or the carrier does for the transport.

Thanks for looking at my sale!

Any questions or additional needed information please let me know.

G.
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