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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 08-23-2008, 01:29 PM
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I just purchased this car for 8k. This car was imported from Germany to New York. It has original 33,500 miles. It can go up to 150 miles. The car has been garage kept the whole time. Do you guys think $8400 was a good price or too much?
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Old 08-23-2008, 01:37 PM
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what does the BB stand for?
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Old 08-23-2008, 02:13 PM
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what does the BB stand for?
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Old 08-23-2008, 03:17 PM
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I'm not sure what BB stands for. It was an independent racing company that turned these regular 325i into racing machines. I tried looking them up on the internet but nothing shows up. This might be one of a kind. There were only 3 imported into the US and apparently the other two were wrecked in New York. This car has racing suspension, modified cam and more goodies.
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Old 08-23-2008, 03:23 PM
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Beautiful. Turbo wheels are very pricey and rare. Love the seats and stearing wheel.
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Old 08-23-2008, 08:11 PM
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i remember bb being in some "dream cars" book I had as a kid, they tuned all sorts of german cars.

as for your car, personally i think it's beautiful and awesome, but to a non e30 lover, they might not like it so much.

don't change a thing!
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Old 08-23-2008, 08:26 PM
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Dude that is awesome. I dont think thats a bad price at all.
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Old 08-23-2008, 08:47 PM
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ugh! with that 8400 i coulda bought that e30 M3! haha.

but nice car. i wonder what performance mods theyve done...like how much faster is it compared to a stock 325i.
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Old 08-23-2008, 09:06 PM
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ugh! with that 8400 i coulda bought that e30 M3! haha.

but nice car. i wonder what performance mods theyve done...like how much faster is it compared to a stock 325i.
but his car has 220k miles less... and its most likely one of a kind. FTW?


from what he said that would be a kick ass car to own, and that lip spoiler is sick.
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Old 08-23-2008, 10:02 PM
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I just found the original sale receipt in the car. The owner paid 30k in 1987 for the car, and it only has 33,600 original miles. This makes me the second owner of this car It has a 3.64 Differential, As for power I can burn rubber up to 4th gear, the car can go up to 150 miles/h. It has no power steering, and its very low to the ground. It was imported by Europa Imported Cars in New York. I will take more pictures tomorrow. On carfax it says it was imported from Germany on 12/23/1986 and it only had 16,397 miles in 1996. This guy drove this car on the weekends and rarely.

I tried looking up this BB company but I could not find anything about them.

P.S. bb is actually B&B

I think I found the company
http://www.bb-automobiltechnik.de/bb2004/index.php

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Old 08-23-2008, 10:32 PM
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OMG dude that is awesome, I envy you.
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Old 08-24-2008, 11:20 AM
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OMG dude that is awesome, I envy you.
Its in such a nice condition that I'm afraid to drive it and put mileage on her.
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Old 08-24-2008, 11:39 AM
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That car is beautiful. 33k miles is awesome
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Old 08-24-2008, 11:51 AM
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Man, defiently drive it. It'd be a shame for that car not to get drivin. Just be careful, it would be a shame to mess it up.

I love that spoiler. Does it have a LSD?

and 3.64 rear end with a top speed of 150 mph; Whats the break down on the 1st through 5th ratios?
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Old 08-24-2008, 11:55 AM
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I just found the original sale receipt in the car. The owner paid 30k in 1987 for the car, and it only has 33,600 original miles. This makes me the second owner of this car It has a 3.64 Differential, As for power I can burn rubber up to 4th gear, the car can go up to 150 miles/h. It has no power steering, and its very low to the ground. It was imported by Europa Imported Cars in New York. I will take more pictures tomorrow. On carfax it says it was imported from Germany on 12/23/1986 and it only had 16,397 miles in 1996. This guy drove this car on the weekends and rarely.

I tried looking up this BB company but I could not find anything about them.

P.S. bb is actually B&B

I think I found the company
http://www.bb-automobiltechnik.de/bb2004/index.php
they have the same emblem thing but on the website it doesnt even mention BMW?
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Old 08-24-2008, 11:56 AM
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but his car has 220k miles less... and its most likely one of a kind. FTW?


from what he said that would be a kick ass car to own, and that lip spoiler is sick.
eh. i dont dig verts..lol. id still get the M. but tahts just me
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I have emailed B&B, They were established in 1984 and could of changed there logo. I'm not sure if its a LSD I will check. I will have it dyna test to see what it puts out.
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eh. i dont dig verts..lol. id still get the M. but tahts just me
I love the e30 M also, that will be my next car, but i couldnt pas this up
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I have emailed B&B, They were established in 1984 and could of changed there logo. I'm not sure if its a LSD I will check. I will have it dyna test to see what it puts out.
if you look under the car on the rear diff..it should tell you if you have one or not. or go on gravel..spin the tires..if both spin, then you've got a limited slip. if only 1 spins, you dont.
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I love the e30 M also, that will be my next car, but i couldnt pas this up
well you've got a good start to your collection
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if you look under the car on the rear diff..it should tell you if you have one or not. or go on gravel..spin the tires..if both spin, then you've got a limited slip. if only 1 spins, you dont.
Id recommend against gravel spins with a 33,000 mile E30. Wet is the best.
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Id recommend against gravel spins with a 33,000 mile E30. Wet is the best.
lol. that works too
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Or just jack it up and spin the tire with you hands.. it they go the same direction, then bam you got lsd.
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When I burn out both spin the whole time, and its really nice on corner turns.
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Thats most likely a lsd, or you have freaky mad skills.
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