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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 01-29-2013, 05:32 PM
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:51 PM
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Stumbled upon this on ebay.... I'd do it if I drove a (stock) 318.

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Old 01-29-2013, 06:06 PM
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I agree with you, but not ones like this. Especially now, nearly 20 years later. This particular one has given its all, at 330k it (Indiana Jones voice) "Belongs in a museum!"
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:33 PM
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:41 PM
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hahahaha that car will never sell for that. For one, it's not an M3. secondly, no where does he ever say the true known mileage of the car. Thirdly, the french'd high beams are not factory. I've never heard the E30 325i convertible referred to as a "porsche killer". the leather is cracked, if you bothered to do a bare metal resto, why not do the whole car. "over 20k invested" cry me a ****** river dude, car's are known to be the worst investment besides a boat you'll never recoup that investment. it doesn't even have the nicer non-diving board bumpers.
Edit: I missed the giant crack in the dashboard.
I would love to meet this guy so I could laugh at him. Fricken E30 owners man... all a bunch of loons.
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:48 PM
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Currnent Owner Response:

15-18K. pictures are here…..
http://baltimore.craigslist.org/cto/3503744507.html


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Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2013 2:55 PM
To: clh01@yahoo.com
Subject: Re: RE: 1989 BMW 325i Convertible (Maryland)

How much are you asking for the car?

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On 01/31/13, wrote:

Not the original owner. the third and I have a great car. The head gasket is fine and the cooling systems is excellent
The air conditioning and every other electrical item works as new!

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Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2013 4:36 PM
To: pnrps-3503744507@sale.craigslist.org
Subject: Re: 1989 BMW 325i Convertible (Maryland)


http://baltimore.craigslist.org/cto/3503744507.html

Hello!

I saw that you have an E30 Convertible for sale. I was wondering a couple things: are you the original owner? And has the cooling system, head gasket, valve cover seals, radiator, water pump been replaced? Is the car for sale still? Do you have all service records since owning the car?

Let me know!

Harry

And a quick update, I am taking a look at the 325is M-Tech car on Sunday. If all is good, I will be making an offer and probably buying it. I have to admire the fact that the car lasted 330K in miles. If it drives well, all the better. If not, I may do the car justice and finish the car with an S50 engine. Or should I leave it as is and just rebuild the original engine? Or maybe get a 2.8 in there?

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Two,
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^One, I think you wrote that backwards.
Two,
yeah you have to read from the bottom up The guy selling it is sniffing glue because even if that were an E30 M3 in similar condition, it would be worth 18-20k based on the mileage. But it's not an M, worse yet it's a vert, with a visibly aged interior and some bold claims of the resto, and no listed mileage.
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:11 PM
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:21 AM
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Hey All, I want to verify the claims of only 150 produced in the world for this car. The VIN is WBABF3324REF45396.

Where is a good registry to go to verify this?
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:29 AM
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But here's the option package for that car.

http://www.bmwvin.com/?vin=EF45396

But according to Puget Sound BMW CCA that production number is correct around 150.

http://www.bmwpugetsound.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=36814
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:30 AM
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Hey All, I want to verify the claims of only 150 produced in the world for this car. The VIN is WBABF3324REF45396.

Where is a good registry to go to verify this?
you can call BMW. or use a BMW VIN decoder online.

http://bmwvin.com/

i've looked it up, but i'll let you see for yourself.

EDIT: fcuking Jon beat me there.
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:32 AM
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EDIT: fcuking Jon beat me there.
I win. Good game though...
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:38 AM
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I would buy the fcuk out of that car for 3,000 bucks. I don't care if it's not "valuable" it's rare, and it has a badass interior and a slick set of wheels.
^This x1000

Buy it! Then let us drive it at Bimmerfest. By the way where in Maryland are you? My wife's from the eastern shore.
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:51 AM
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I am in Silver Spring, MD. I am going to Bimmerfest as well! I was thinking about bringing my 318i (I love that car to death). The 318i is my first BMW I ever did a full maintenance and bushing/shocks refresh on using just the Bentley Manual and Youtube.com. So it has a soft spot with me.

Damnit... I been bit by the E36 bug. First the 96 318i, then the M3, and now this (provided all goes well). I swore I never would get bit, but I'm a lost cause now. I guess I will sell the Subaru Legacy Wagon. She is my old faithful with nearly 300K on it and still looks showroom clean.

So now the question is, how can I find out what number this car is, out of the 150 produced? And how many is left? I know you could find that stuff on a lot of the Porsche registry pages 7 days a week, all day Sunday, but does BMW have a similar thing?

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Old 02-01-2013, 08:58 AM
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I am in Silver Spring, MD. I am going to Bimmerfest as well! I was thinking about bringing my 318i (I love that car to death). The 318i is my first BMW I ever did a full maintenance and bushing/shocks refresh on using just the Bentley Manual and Youtube.com. So it has a soft spot with me.

Damnit... I been bit by the E36 bug. First the 96 318i, then the M3, and now this (provided all goes well). I swore I never would get bit, but I'm a lost cause now. I guess I will sell the Subaru Legacy Wagon. She is my old faithful with nearly 300K on it and still looks showroom clean.

So now the question is, how can I find out what number this car is, out of the 150 produced? And how many is left? I know you could find that stuff on a lot of the Porsche registry pages 7 days a week, all day Sunday, but does BMW have a similar thing?
According to that BMW CCA forum you can just call BMW and they can look it up for you. Not sure if they were numbered or not though.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:36 AM
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According to that BMW CCA forum you can just call BMW and they can look it up for you. Not sure if they were numbered or not though.
I know the production number of the car should be within the VIN. If I could figure out what the numbers in the VIN are, I could find the answer myself. If not, I will just call BMW.
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Harry,
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But here's the option package for that car.

http://www.bmwvin.com/?vin=EF45396

But according to Puget Sound BMW CCA that production number is correct around 150.

http://www.bmwpugetsound.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=36814
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Ahem.
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I don't know a lot about the M3, but here is an ad for one in NC that seems reasonably priced. It's a manual transmission.

http://asheville.craigslist.org/cto/3557245952.html
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:49 AM
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Well, I went and saw the 325is m-tech and the car was nice, but the interior needed work. I offered him 2750 for it, but he said someone would buy it for 3 grand. So I just told him to let me know tomorrow if the guy buys it. Stay tuned.
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