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Engin33r
09-15-2009, 10:58 PM
Yesterday, I lost my friend and said goodbye to my money pit.

I was approached by someone willing to give me eight grand for my '89 325iS. A deal hard to pass up, and somewhat regretful.

In case he decides to rice it out, here's a picture of it right before I sold it.

http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/6391/img00052200909131527.jpg (http://img193.imageshack.us/i/img00052200909131527.jpg/)


I guess I'll have to figure out what to buy next..:confused:... maybe one of these if I can ever find one!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/1a/CS-Alpina.JPG

W2WDETAILING
09-15-2009, 11:02 PM
holy shit you lucked out!

Dissembler
09-15-2009, 11:08 PM
Damn, that is one helluva nice lookinng E30. What kind of rims are those?

What was wrong with it that you decided to sell?

Engin33r
09-15-2009, 11:13 PM
nothing was wrong. I loved the car, but was fed up of pumping money into it, and only driving it half the year.... that and the guy paid me 8 grand. haha.

the rims do look nice, but they are piles of heavy shit. the biggest mistake i made with that car was to put 17's on it. They are ALT 159s, powder coated AUDI gunmetal. I stored the car with 14's and loved driving around on them. the difference in unsprung weight and rotational mass makes a dirty difference.

I'll likely go buy a stage 3 kit for the scooby and enjoy both summers and winters.

BMW BMXer
09-16-2009, 07:45 AM
8 grand you made out like a bandit.

jeremy
09-16-2009, 08:21 AM
What motor was in the e30?

Engin33r
09-16-2009, 08:48 AM
the motor was stock

lost
09-16-2009, 08:56 AM
nice money.

here you go...

http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-classic-cars-1972-BMW-6-Series-Coupe-2-door-W0QQAdIdZ154218101

jeremy
09-16-2009, 10:24 AM
the motor was stock

WOW! Unless that car was all original and mint or resto'd.....I would say he is nuts. Not that your car isn't nice, but 8 g's is alot for an e30.

Good deal on your part for sure!

Ceeker
09-16-2009, 12:18 PM
Yesterday, I lost my friend and said goodbye to my money pit.

I was approached by someone willing to give me eight grand for my '89 325iS. A deal hard to pass up, and somewhat regretful.

In case he decides to rice it out, here's a picture of it right before I sold it.

http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/6391/img00052200909131527.jpg (http://img193.imageshack.us/i/img00052200909131527.jpg/)


I guess I'll have to figure out what to buy next..:confused:... maybe one of these if I can ever find one!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/1a/CS-Alpina.JPG

Call Chucks auto in etobicoke; I think he may still have a couple Cs or CSL's in his showroom. I don't know if they are for sale or not.

E30M42cab
09-16-2009, 12:25 PM
^^Yup, Chuch still has them... but again, I'm not sure of the exact models.

Engin33r
09-16-2009, 01:37 PM
WOW! Unless that car was all original and mint or resto'd.....I would say he is nuts. Not that your car isn't nice, but 8 g's is alot for an e30.

Good deal on your part for sure!

It was mint, and damn near had everythign replaced on it. repainted, and ran perfectly. just about 200k on it. Although it does seem like a lot, i've pumped over 6k into it over the past 24 months, thereby becoming less of a money pit for him to deal with.

I agree it's nuts, but when you have the itch for an E30, money is secondary.

His plans are to turbo it over the winter.

razzor
09-16-2009, 08:32 PM
I have been getting the feel that good E30's are harder and harder to find.
At Watkins glen on the weekend I only saw 2 and none racing.

davericher20
09-17-2009, 12:53 PM
wow, you must feel like shit, but the money makes it all better.

Engin33r
05-05-2012, 12:16 AM
Old friends, I'm just reminiscing and reviving this thread to see if anyone has seen my old e30 around.

I regret selling. Damn it

defaultName
05-05-2012, 07:21 AM
You can run a Carfax on it to see where it was last registered and if it transferred ownership.

You can also search the VIN on the Ontario Drive Clean website to see if it has been e-tested recently. That'll give you an idea if it is still being driven.

What did you end up buying after the E30?

Ceeker
05-05-2012, 07:29 AM
u do realize the post is 3 years old? (Grin)

Engin33r
05-05-2012, 08:02 AM
Thx, ill check those out

I didn't end up getting anything... Though, I'm open to get anything which reignites that same analog E30 feeling again. I'd love an e30 M3, but good ones are hard to come by these days.

Ya I know its been 3 yrs .... so what? *sad*

mgunter
05-05-2012, 09:15 AM
Just incase you're STILL looking for a 6-series, there's one for sale here in Kingston: http://kingston.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-classic-cars-1979-BMW-6-Series-Coupe-W0QQAdIdZ354979236
Looks pretty nice!

defaultName
05-05-2012, 09:20 AM
u do realize the post is 3 years old? (Grin)

Thread was brought back to life by OP, so I was just trying to help out *th-up*

Engin33r
05-05-2012, 09:23 AM
Just incase you're STILL looking for a 6-series, there's one for sale here in Kingston: http://kingston.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-classic-cars-1979-BMW-6-Series-Coupe-W0QQAdIdZ354979236
Looks pretty nice!

would prefer a 3.0 CS manual ... but again, nothing that's not in need of a good bit of work, or ugly (beige on beige)

E36is
05-05-2012, 09:47 AM
2002tii. or a nicely setup e21 (pre-80)

BimmerBoys
05-05-2012, 10:59 PM
buy my e30... it will help with the regret you still feel, and it will cost you alot less than 8gees