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desmo
02-15-2011, 08:04 PM
My Dad is looking for a convertible and I'm pushing him towards an E30 instead of spending big money on an A4 or some newish garbage.

-It cannot be a project. We are willing to spend proper money on a complete car, with a nice interior, all electrics working, and a working top.

-I must be automatic.

-Dont care what motor it has, or how fancy the rims/stereo are.

-Looking to spend $5k and up.



There are enough good looking ebay auctions for clean cars in the states, but I'd prefer something we can take a look at locally first.

Please let me know if you have a gem E30 that you would consider selling.

Thanks - Michael

E30 Kid
02-16-2011, 12:12 PM
it must be automatic???

desmo
02-16-2011, 01:05 PM
If you send me a picture of the classiest E30 convertible I have seen, you may have a chance at making us switch.

Thanks

IgnitionDelay
02-26-2011, 02:13 AM
You best bet is definitely in the US. Make sure you get a car with detailed service records. Make sure the top is original and in like new condition. They car should look, feel, and sound new. Get ready to pay the premium. If you need help deciding feel free to PM. indoor showrooms

nonlocal
02-26-2011, 06:58 PM
I'm not affiliated and make no claims one way or the other about these cars, but there are a couple on Kijiji that look worth checking out, anyway...

For example: http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-cars-trucks-1990-BMW-3-Series-Convertible-Convertible-W0QQAdIdZ262433135

It's even automatic, though I can't understand for the life of me why you would want it to be.

Daddy
02-26-2011, 07:50 PM
I'm not affiliated and make no claims one way or the other about these cars, but there are a couple on Kijiji that look worth checking out, anyway...

For example: http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-cars-trucks-1990-BMW-3-Series-Convertible-Convertible-W0QQAdIdZ262433135

It's even automatic, though I can't understand for the life of me why you would want it to be.

I think this one is a base model. Cloth seats for sure.

nonlocal
02-28-2011, 01:28 AM
Shopping for an e30 by trim level is pretty misguided, in my opinion. The cars are all 20+ years old, which makes finding a straight, mechanically sound car the imperative, and also makes (mostly) whatever options you want to add easily sourced from a yard (or this very forum.)

E30M42cab
02-28-2011, 07:50 PM
-It cannot be a project, with a nice interior, all electrics working, and a working top.
You're looking for a unicorn. There's always something wrong with them... If you're not looking for a project, you shouldn't be looking for an e30. Start with something close at least, and spend some money on the top or a nice interior, or you'll be looking forever.

desmo
03-03-2011, 03:04 PM
Thanks for the advice.

There are a few cars on kijiji around 5k that look like that I want.....aka...
http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehi...AdIdZ262433135
.........this guy has been giving me a bit of a run around though, first the car was in newmarket, then oakville, and now somewhere near london...a lot of travelling for a car "in storage" with no maintenance history or carfax lol.

The search continues!

The-Traveler
03-03-2011, 03:19 PM
As a project car, sure, but as a "classy" daily driver for your old man. Hell no.

http://www.megavideo.com/?v=45KTTB02