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woofster
03-21-2008, 01:03 AM
Hey guys, I never thought I'd do this but due to my busy schedule, I'm finding myself with less & less time to really make use of 2 cars. I'd like to sell my beloved E30 cabrio to the next caring E30 fan. Eventually I'll be putting it up on AutoTrader but until then, it's sleeping peacefully in my garage, ready to come out and play with the top down on a hot, sunny summer day!

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Sorry, but the bike and the timing/accessory belts are not for sale!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v462/woof/1992BMW318ic_5.jpg
I didn't have any good interior shots but I did want to show the re-upholstered seats.
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The Basics:
1992 BMW 318i CABRIOLET
WBABA7306NEJ13064
170,000 km
Black schwarz exterior, black interior
5-speed manual transmission
M42 1.8L DOHC 16-valve engine
14" OEM bottlecap rims

The Extras:
MTech steering wheel & shift knob
OEM 'iS' front lip
Re-upholstered front & rear leather seats
New convertible top
Kenwood KDC-MP205 removable-face CD/MP3 deck
Orion 275SX 150W amplifier
Subwoofer
Magnaflow 14815 exhaust

New Items:
Catalytic converter, spark plugs, ignition wires, oil/fuel/air filters, rear shock mounts, rear inner CV boots, battery.

The Not-So New Items:
A bit of rust on fuel filler door, passenger side fog light is out, central door locks control module needs to be replaced or repaired, some scrapes on lower driver's side rear panel, trunk/convertible top lid needs new gas struts.

I'm selling this car as is for $5,000. The car was stored each winter and was really only driven on the nice summer weekends. Send me a message if you're interested or have any questions!

Fred

Smitty
03-21-2008, 01:10 PM
Sent PM!

Wingking
03-21-2008, 01:27 PM
wow awesome price!

this should sell fast!

woofster
03-22-2008, 10:57 AM
^ Thanks! However these cars really cater to a very specific buyer (not the everyday person shopping for a convertible) so we'll see!

BmW1819
03-22-2008, 12:15 PM
it's a nice clean looking car low km to

spoony_prelude
03-23-2008, 03:51 AM
my dream, instead i got stuck with a schwartz black e36.
id still love to own one of these one day! to all u e36 guys, u can never really appreciate bmw until you own an e30!!!!
jay

p.s. goodluck on the sale, its a beautiful car!!!

woofster
03-23-2008, 01:52 PM
my dream, instead i got stuck with a schwartz black e36.
id still love to own one of these one day! to all u e36 guys, u can never really appreciate bmw until you own an e30!!!!
jay

p.s. goodluck on the sale, its a beautiful car!!!

Whaddya mean you got "stuck" with an E36? LOL!

woofster
03-23-2008, 01:56 PM
UPDATE:

I just noticed a rock chip on the windshield this morning. It must've occurred when I drove the car to my new house 2 weeks ago. I tried taking pictures to post here but my camera couldn't focus on the glass. So I guess you can add that to my "The Not-So New Items" list!

woofster
03-27-2008, 09:26 PM
TGIFF bump.

punnzzells
03-27-2008, 09:49 PM
nice Cabrio... damm... I can't have 3 E30's.... can I?

hadesm5
03-27-2008, 10:52 PM
DAMN... great price... gl with the sale

woofster
03-29-2008, 08:13 PM
Thanks guys, I appreciate the kind words.

Not wanting to overlook anything, I just remembered that the car needs 2 plastic covers that go over the rear speakers and the lower plastic cover panel right under the steering column near your knees.

Cheers!

ZiMMie
03-29-2008, 08:28 PM
bump for a very clean conv.
u should not have any porblems selling it.

woofster
04-17-2008, 07:57 PM
I guess it wouldn't be a bad time for a bump. :cool:

johnoz
04-17-2008, 11:26 PM
Ooo. Black on black! Only if it wasn't power roof.

Shoes R
05-05-2008, 01:31 AM
nice car

woofster
07-11-2008, 02:00 PM
UPDATE: I last posted my E30 cabrio for sale months ago but wasn't really anxious to get rid of it (I really do love this car). I just thought I'd bump it up again to see if there's any interest this time around to free up my garage.

Some additional notes:
- Both foglights are now working
- Fuel filler tank cover has been re-painted
- Front edge of hood has been re-painted (due to some little chips that were bugging me)
- Driver's side rear lower panel has been re-painted
- Had 2 windshield chips repaired
- Mileage is still in the low 170,000 km range
- Asking $5,000 or best offer

Fred

woofster
10-03-2008, 02:02 PM
^ October bump!

*sleep* Both the car and myself have been dormant (i.e. pre-occupied with other things!) over the past few months. Just wanted to bump this up again before the winter really falls upon us.

Lowering my suggested selling price to $4,500 or best offer.

woofster
10-21-2008, 08:55 PM
I caved in...it's now up on Craigslist!

http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/cto/888338955.html

woofster
10-28-2008, 11:18 AM
Tuesday bump. Feel free to make an offer.

noid
10-28-2008, 06:32 PM
although it looks to be in great shape its unfortunately still a 318i which in turn i couldn't justify spending anymore then 2000 even on the mintiest example.

Free bump for you though.

woofster
11-04-2008, 01:00 PM
Thanks for the bump.

I'm willing to accept offers. With the cold season quickly approaching, I've re-listed the car at $4,000.

Duct_Taper
11-04-2008, 03:14 PM
Few questions...
- I have been reading about the profile gasket issue with the M42s... has this one had this problem?
- Heated seats or no?
- A/C?
- Any idea what it would need for a safety?

Cheers,
-Paul

woofster
11-04-2008, 06:48 PM
Few questions...
- I have been reading about the profile gasket issue with the M42s... has this one had this problem?
- Heated seats or no?
- A/C?
- Any idea what it would need for a safety?

Cheers,
-Paul

Hi Paul,

The previous owner had replaced the profile gasket. I had it checked out and there are no profile gasket issues that the mechanic was able to find. The new seats are not heated and there is no air conditioning. I had replaced a number of things to get it safetied in 2006, when the odometer was at 166,000 km (it's at 170,000 km now). It's been running strong ever since. Feel free to IM me and we can discuss some more! :cool:

Duct_Taper
11-07-2008, 12:29 PM
PM'd you.

woofster
02-13-2009, 02:47 PM
What a winter! Is it me or is springtime in the air? On that note, I figured I'd pop this one back up to see if there's interest in the car.

One note, however, is that I noticed a coolant leak while the car was in storage over the winter. I will definitely have this addressed regardless if I sell or not. Anyway, I'm not in a rush to sell but I feel it's such a waste hybernating such a fun car. I'm asking $4,000 but I'm very open to negotiation.

punnzzells
02-13-2009, 04:07 PM
If i can sell my vert... I'd be interested in talking

Woofer
04-07-2009, 12:01 PM
is this car still for sale?

punnzzells
04-07-2009, 03:59 PM
buy it.. it's a sick ride... especially for the money...

dexspeed
04-07-2009, 05:57 PM
tight! gl with sale

woofster
04-08-2009, 02:39 AM
Another update: I tightened some hoses in the cooling system, re-filled the coolant, bled the system and the cooling system is back in running order with no signs of a leak anymore. Something must've gotten loose over the winter storage months which resulted in that minor coolant leak. Everything looks tight once again.

The car is still for sale however this snow/weather isn't really helping. I did get the car out of the garage for a quick spin and it feels fantastic! Even though the top was up, I had a huge smile on my face just zipping it around the neighborhood. Unfortunately, I have so little time to drive this car that I am still interested in selling it. I took some more photos which I will upload and post here once I'm back in town. :cool:

Duskywing
04-08-2009, 03:47 PM
If only I can sell my Z fast enough to grab this... this is perfect for my everyday commute along lakeshore.

kprocyk
04-08-2009, 08:46 PM
Hi Fred

Let me know when your serious about selling the car, i am sure we can work something out

Kris