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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 03-28-2017, 07:01 PM
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Found a 1988 E30 Convertible, have ?

I have come across my dream car from High School, it is a 1988 E30 Convertible in original condition with 55K miles. The limited discussion with the buyer is he is the original owner, and the top is new.

What would you think the price range is on this car?

What questions do I want to ask?

The quick review of the forum is the status of the timing belt.

Thanks
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Old 03-28-2017, 07:10 PM
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Wow, that's clean. I bought a 92 last year in less stellar condition.

I think that car, with its low miles and single owner and condition is at the top of the price range. My guess is that it's probably worth around $9-10k. Maybe even more.

The timing belt is no big deal. I DIY'd that as soon as I bought mine. Not a hard job.

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Old 03-29-2017, 04:55 PM
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wow that interior is flawless. Im thinking maybe even $15k
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Wow ..look to be in really nice shape ....
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Old 03-30-2017, 02:45 AM
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Old 03-30-2017, 07:36 AM
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Nice find! I would agree that is in really good condition based on those pictures.

As said previously, automatics don't bring as much as manuals, besides the timing belt, check for rust in common places, if you are serious about the car, ask to take it to a BMW Indy for a PPI, ask to perform a compression and leak-down test just to make sure no hidden engine related issues will surprise you later.

If everything check out, I would say that could could be in the $7-8K range. What's the asking price?
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Old 04-04-2017, 04:23 PM
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The seller is asking 15K.
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Old 04-04-2017, 06:26 PM
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If you are the buyer that wants the "perfect" e30 convertible then go for it. Though, that still seems high. It will just decrease in value if you drive it. If you want to drive the car, I would get a less "perfect" but still clean. You could get a REALLY nice convertible for $7-8k. Depends on what you are looking for.


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The seller is asking 15K.
That's crazy money. Seriously.
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You said it's your high school dream car. We're talking 15k. Buy your dream for 15k and don't look back.
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way too much for an automatic on that car...the manuals command way more...that is a 10k car at the most IMO
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