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We have an 1987 325 that has been in the family since original purchase from the dealership. The car is in excellent condition; no mechanical issues at all. The only shortcomings of this car are minor and aesthetic (i.e. rear bolsters have small separations at seams due to sun exposure). My situation is that we need to sell this car as it is no longer practical for us to keep. I have looked into selling it on Autotrader and Craigslist, however I am really questioning what the car's true value is. What I read on NADA doesn't seem accurate due to the flood of inexpensive newer models I see on the market. I am seeking the opinion of other BMW enthusiasts as to what I should be selling this car for, and where I should be trying to sell it. I would appreciate any feedback you can provide.

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153,300 miles
Sunroof and leather
5 speed
Red exterior, tan interior.
A/C blows cold air
No rust

Newer tires, brakes, clutch, flywheel, muffler
 

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1984 633CSi, 1985 635CSi, 1985 325e, 1987 325is, 1993 325is, 1995 318is, 1995 M3, 2003 F150
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Depends on where you're located. Around here that's a $2500-$3500 car. It looks really good, but you can't beat a hands-on inspection. Somewhere else where they're more in demand, it could easily exceed that.
 

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1984 633CSi, 1985 635CSi, 1985 325e, 1987 325is, 1993 325is, 1995 318is, 1995 M3, 2003 F150
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What do you think this one is worth, then? 1992 318i, 5 speed, 84k miles. Newish (2 yrs) top, excellent body/paint. Interior fair/good, A/C and heat are good. New tires. Always garaged/under cover. Yes, it has a power steering hose leak.
 

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Ken, the car looks great. IMO the fact that it's a cabby, and an M42 at that, (and the corresponding larger inventory of verts in general) brings the price down by $1K. That said, a rust-free E30 with functioning HVAC is a rare bird these days. I would list at a negotiable $6K. Just my $.02.

I am trying to get back into a E30 Coupe, but can't find a good platform in my price range. I shouldn't have sold the red car. One of my biggest regrets.
 
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