View Full Version : Looking for a cheap E30 to fix up? Read this story!

09-29-2007, 07:49 PM
Hello BMW crowd:

If you are looking for a cheap E30 325E or M10 318i read on:

A year ago I called about a BMW for sale and the guy never called back. He cold calls me a year later and says he has not one, but four cars for sale.
They are in Niagara Falls.

I go to check them out.... all are runners in decent shape. I agreed upon $1200 for all four, but decided there were too many cars. Plus the 325's are missing ignition keys ($35 replacement at the dealer with proof you own the car) and they are a pain to move.

Anyway, I see he has reduced his price in the Smart Shopper to $600 for all four now!

Anyway, the cars are decent and for the price unreal! Especially for parts or whatever you want to do with them.

The guys a little flakey but he has all the ownerships (in the previous owners names) but that's easily fixed with a "bill of sale"... hehehe

Anyway the guy is upset because I didn't buy them for twice that price and his cranky girlfriend hung up on me.

So if anyone wants any of these cars... BUY ALL FOUR and I will buy the
318's from you .....

The 325's are 4 doors if I recall and is stick, one is an auto. Same with the 318's.

Anyway good luck pursuing the cars, they are scrap price at $150 each!

Call them at (905) 353-8703, say you saw the smart shopper print ad and don't mention I told you because they might tell you to get lost because they think I am getting one of the cars!!!!!!!!!:D

09-29-2007, 07:56 PM
guys who is in on this????

i would take a 318 stick!!! lets make this happen

09-29-2007, 09:16 PM
I would take the 318 auto, no prob. But thing is i have no where to put it. If this is for real I wanna see some more pics/details before I risk my $150:D If they're decent runners, I would be very interested since I am looking for a winter beater.

Let me know.

09-30-2007, 11:56 AM
ok guys so are we making this happen???

the original poster wants a car, i want a car, and e30 kid, so maybe one more person???

09-30-2007, 12:08 PM
I want a 325, let's not call him one by one, so he doesn't thinks there's huge demand and raise his price on us. are the cars drivable? if yes I can ask Tomek to drive us there and we'll drive them back.

09-30-2007, 05:24 PM
dibbs on the 325 stick!! willing to come out with the guys to see the cars

PM for who ever is goin up there

09-30-2007, 05:32 PM
guys if you want i can call tonight and arrange something with the seller and we all can go to check out the cars!!! pm me if you are in with me on this, or just write in this thread!!

09-30-2007, 05:34 PM
i want one lol

09-30-2007, 07:15 PM
Any pics at all?

09-30-2007, 07:29 PM
I wanna see pics before i go out there and be dissapointed. Doesn't anybody live close to the guy?

Dr. Flyview
09-30-2007, 07:50 PM
I'm interested. No ignition keys? They all run?

09-30-2007, 09:26 PM
Damn guys.... read what I posted!

The 325's didn't have keys. I guess he misplaced them.

The cars are on a deep gravel driveway, so they are not in danger of rust.

Trust me, although they are not garage queens, they were all quite decent.

One alternator or radiator is worth $150 and some guys want pics.... LOL

I have the money and a car hauler but they seem to be upset I didn't come up with the $1200.

I have owned E30's and several E36's... these cars with some tlc could all be on the road or awesome parts cars.

Dr. Flyview
10-01-2007, 12:02 AM
Why does this sound too good to be true? If they don't have keys for the 325s, how do you know they even run? Still, if this is for real I'm interested for sure. Count me in for a 318 or 325 Manual IF they run without problems.

10-01-2007, 12:22 AM
calling the guy, will arrange to look at the cars!!!

10-01-2007, 12:44 AM
Let me know how it goes...Dude if you end up going and the car checks out alright....i'll throw in 50 bucks for your gas so i'll put in 200 if i get the auto 318.

TAKE LOTS OF PICS!! See if you can go for a mini test-drive with the cars.

10-01-2007, 03:48 AM
I am ready to come with whoever goes(only have my motorcycle right now), have money in hand.

10-01-2007, 03:03 PM
talked to the seller, seemed pretty upset!! but we decided to talk on wednesday, and arrange to look at the cars!!!

Dr. Flyview
10-01-2007, 08:20 PM
How we gonna drive em back from Niagara without insurance, not to mention un-registered?

10-01-2007, 09:54 PM
im sure they have licensing offices at niagra! for now we cant make arrangments!! if the cars are legit then we can maybe figure out a tow truck or somehting, but for now we just got to see them

Dr. Flyview
10-01-2007, 10:29 PM
Did you arrange for the actual viewing on wednesday or are you just gonna talk wednesday?

10-08-2007, 03:58 PM
I did go and see these cars today. They are definitively nothing else but winter beaters. Seem like good runners but in pretty rough shape. Wants $600 each car.

Dr. Flyview
10-08-2007, 10:32 PM
I did go and see these cars today. They are definitively nothing else but winter beaters. Seem like good runners but in pretty rough shape. Wants $600 each car.

Are you getting any? lol so it's not 600 for all 4.

10-09-2007, 04:24 PM
Okay guys, here's the deal.
I was out of town and buddy has the nerve to call me on my cell and apologize for his girlfriend hanging up on me.
I told him that if he didn't want to sell the cars for $1200 that was fine. I told him I only called him back because his ad says $600 for all four.

Then he says no he would sell them to me for $600 each. After I stopped laughing about the price doubling, he says okay he would sell them for $1200 plus extra for a bunch of tires that don't fit the car.

I think maybe he's taking too much pain killers or something because he seems a little strung out.

Regardless, I told him I was turning buyers onto the cars, as there are no "sour grapes" on my part.

If he wants $600 each, he's asking way too much.

Actually he's turned into a bit of a joker ....... sorry guys!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dr. Flyview
10-09-2007, 06:42 PM
Meh so that still makes it about $300 per car but I'm not sure I wanna deal with this guy.

10-09-2007, 06:54 PM
I am for one car - cash in hand :-)

10-09-2007, 06:59 PM
Wow........Sorry guys count me out. This guy looks like an asshole and i'm not going to be all the way the Niagara Falls to deal with an asshole, unless they're for $150 again:P:P