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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 02-23-2010, 09:05 PM
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Old 02-23-2010, 09:44 PM
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Old 02-26-2010, 07:56 AM
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ID:	219901 This 1987 325i was suppose to be a beater car for my wife; however, I liked it so much it's now mine and she has the Suburban. This little beemer opened my eyes to the brand, as BMW refers to themselves, and an 06 330i was purchased in June of 2009. Despite all of the controversy on the forums, and as an aging car guy, I believe BMW is a fine company with great cars worthy of the "ultimate driving machine" title.

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Old 02-26-2010, 09:33 AM
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Attachment 219901 This 1987 325i was suppose to be a beater car for my wife; however, I liked it so much it's now mine and she has the Suburban. This little beemer opened my eyes to the brand, as BMW refers to themselves, and an 06 330i was purchased in June of 2009. Despite all of the controversy on the forums, and as an aging car guy, I believe BMW is a fine company with great cars worthy of the "ultimate driving machine" title.

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bruce...if thats a beater...I would hate to know what you call my car...LOL

looks good...hows the interior?
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Old 02-26-2010, 10:10 AM
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let me know what you guys think
Hey! Finally pics in a location I recognize.
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Old 02-26-2010, 10:41 AM
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bruce...if thats a beater...I would hate to know what you call my car...LOL

looks good...hows the interior?
Hi Daniel, the interior is pretty good. It took a good clean up and it a lot of leather juicing to make the interior nice. Currently, with the crappy PA winter, there is some salt residue on the mats and dog hair from my German Shepherd flying around the interior. I purchased the saloon from the father of a friend in 2007 with 94K for $2500. So far about $5000 was pumped into her for new hoses, belts, euro headlamps, fog lamps, water pump, radiator, heater core, rebuilt A/C system, new rims and tires (the Blizzaks are on the OEM rims for the winter) and other odds and ends. Fortunately, there is a local shop ( Rob at Autohaus Schlosser) that does top shelf work for about half of what the BMW dealer would viloate me for (plus Willow can hang out in his shop). There are no fluid leaks, she takes a quart of oil every 6K, still hits 130 mph and has no rattles or squeaks. Other then a few parking lot digs in her waist line she still looks hot. It also helps to have a 3 bay home garage, with a lift, where I can apply all those detail skills that were aquired at E&B Texaco, while working my way through school as the used car lot boy, a long long time ago.[/U]
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Old 02-26-2010, 11:30 AM
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Hi Daniel, the interior is pretty good. It took a good clean up and it a lot of leather juicing to make the interior nice. Currently, with the crappy PA winter, there is some salt residue on the mats and dog hair from my German Shepherd flying around the interior. I purchased the saloon from the father of a friend in 2007 with 94K for $2500. So far about $5000 was pumped into her for new hoses, belts, euro headlamps, fog lamps, water pump, radiator, heater core, rebuilt A/C system, new rims and tires (the Blizzaks are on the OEM rims for the winter) and other odds and ends. Fortunately, there is a local shop ( Rob at Autohaus Schlosser) that does top shelf work for about half of what the BMW dealer would viloate me for (plus Willow can hang out in his shop). There are no fluid leaks, she takes a quart of oil every 6K, still hits 130 mph and has no rattles or squeaks. Other then a few parking lot digs in her waist line she still looks hot. It also helps to have a 3 bay home garage, with a lift, where I can apply all those detail skills that were aquired at E&B Texaco, while working my way through school as the used car lot boy, a long long time ago.[/U]
sounds like you got a good deal and have the perfect setup to make the right things happen...best of luck
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Old 02-26-2010, 10:40 PM
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Hey! Finally pics in a location I recognize.
hey im glad to see another guy from the nc area... jw are you goin to the vineyards meet
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Old 03-06-2010, 11:13 AM
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I have here pictures of my 88 e30 325 BMW with
25% window tint with 6 inch strip, Euro angel eye
projector headlights, euro red crystal tail lights
h&r cup kit suspenion
Csl body kit, gt concept fenders,
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ZOMMFG!!! A Flippin FART CAN on a Euro Car!!! My Accord even has a REAL CAT BACK ON IT!!! And I would GOUGE my eyes out as an option to running that on my E30....It IS a matter of taste and I think with yours you missed Japan and ACCIDENTALLY landed in Deutschland!
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Old 03-06-2010, 11:21 AM
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My E30

BTW....here is my work in progress....
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Old 03-06-2010, 02:46 PM
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you drive that and you made fun of someone elses car? i see all kinds of bad things coming out of your "work in progress"
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Old 03-06-2010, 07:53 PM
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What is that, a Passat wagon?
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Old 03-06-2010, 08:45 PM
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This e30 is now being parted out. NO body panels are for sale, bumpers/fenders/hood/mirrors/valance or front turn signals. Everything else is up for grabs. Euro grills/cluster are sold, suspension/brakes/LSD/rear tails are already spoken for.
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Old 03-07-2010, 03:48 PM
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91' 325i. Bought her in Hawaii but now shes sittin in my parents garage in Minnesota. I love this little car so much.


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Old 03-07-2010, 05:46 PM
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thats the front end i want...nice tuck.
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Old 03-07-2010, 06:35 PM
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Old 03-07-2010, 06:38 PM
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shes looking great! have a mate that has a 318i that is the same colour.. you dont see it very often! how about some interior shots?
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Old 03-07-2010, 06:47 PM
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Man that is a nice car. Original paint?
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Old 03-07-2010, 07:01 PM
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Thanks. I can post some of the interior now
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Old 03-07-2010, 07:03 PM
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Man that is a nice car. Original paint?
It got re-sprayed back in 2004(don't quote me on that) and to the best of my knowledge they used the VIN to re-spray. At the time the seats got re-upholstered as well.
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Old 03-07-2010, 07:10 PM
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Interior pics as requested. I also threw in one of the front molding. I sanded it down, wiped it off then piss canned it black. Tried to bring back that original shine, think I done good And yes that is a typical E30 dashboard.
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Old 03-08-2010, 12:06 AM
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Old 03-08-2010, 03:23 AM
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you drive that and you made fun of someone elses car? i see all kinds of bad things coming out of your "work in progress"
i do....i bought that like that for $800 .... other than the paint it's perfect...interior is spotless as is the motor. sitting on Tokicos down 1.5 inches....

and the passat is a 3.0 litre VR6 with aftermarket cams.....

i think if i remember correctly the car i said something about was the same color with a body kit z3 fenders and ....need i remind...a FART CAN AND NEON LANDING LIGHTS!!!

will be painting it once there is no more snow...
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Old 03-09-2010, 11:33 PM
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Interior pics as requested. I also threw in one of the front molding. I sanded it down, wiped it off then piss canned it black. Tried to bring back that original shine, think I done good And yes that is a typical E30 dashboard.
Please take the silver paint off of your grilles and paint that black. Thats my only criticism about this car, otherwise very clean e30
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Old 03-10-2010, 02:09 AM
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Please take the silver paint off of your grilles and paint that black. Thats my only criticism about this car, otherwise very clean e30
Thanks for your compliment! I think she's very clean myself. I plan on blacking them out down the road. Currently I'm thousands and thousands away from my baby though She's in Minnesota and I'm in Japan. But I will be re-united with her late Spring/early Summer. I can't wait.

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