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Old 11-26-2019, 10:16 AM
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94 325i Totalled-worth anything?

Guys, I don't know if my car is of any parts value. I've been trying to sell it as a whole on ebay and craigs list with little interest. I'm sure shipping was cost prohibitive, but maybe not for a real enthusiast (?). Please see photos. Would anyone anywhere buy the whole thing for say, $500? Or should I just take $150 from the scrap yard? I don't believe it's worth my time taking it apart for parts. Last naive ?, if I were to buy an e36 M3, would any parts at all fit from my totalled car? Thanks a lot for your input.Click image for larger version

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Old 11-26-2019, 12:14 PM
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I think the the missing windows and non-rolling state of the car are what are giving you issues selling it whole. It is more of a pain to part out than other cars like that. The fact that it is a manual makes it the perfect car for someone looking to do a manual swap on an automatic e36. You just have to find a guy doing that with the room and they would be happy to take the tranny and maybe engine (if they have a 318) and strip the rest of the good parts off it to sell. I say list it for $500 on CL and Facebook Marketplace (I have see a lot of people move to that) and wait for the right guy to find you. How long it is going to take depends on where you live as the guy who buys it will have to be semi local (maybe with in 4 hours depending on e36 availability around him).

You could swap most parts between your car and a M3. The only thing preventing you from being able to swap literally every part is that you have an OBD-I sedan and the M3 did not come as a sedan until it was also OBD-II. That is going to cause some issues, but a lot of parts are still going to swap.
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Old 11-27-2019, 07:46 AM
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Brilliant! Now I'm tempted to buy a m3 auto on the cheap and swap with the existing manual. Lots of options, thanks much.
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