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Old 10-28-2012, 10:49 PM   #1
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How much would you ask ? e30 with s38 swap

How much would you ask for a clean e30, (200k kilos on body). The car is in good condition, paint and interior. It's a 1991 so it has the plastic bumper
The e30 have a s38b36 swap (motor have 200 000 kilo). Everything works fine and the car pulls hard.

So what would be the asking price ? 10 000k ? more ? less ?

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Old 10-28-2012, 11:43 PM   #2
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It would be hard to value a car without pictures of the exterior and interior. Also it's just around that time where if someone bought it, it would be time for a rebuild of the motor, which as you probably know wouldn't be very cheap for that motor. A very generic evaluation just based on the fact that the S38 is in there, would be the $10,000 you stated.
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:59 PM   #3
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It would be hard to value a car without pictures of the exterior and interior. Also it's just around that time where if someone bought it, it would be time for a rebuild of the motor, which as you probably know wouldn't be very cheap for that motor. A very generic evaluation just based on the fact that the S38 is in there, would be the $10,000 you stated.
Interior is clean, no rips in the leather. No cracks on the dashboard.
For the car :
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:44 AM   #4
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You might get 15 but probably 12. You could start at 15.
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:18 AM   #5
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for reference there is a clean e30 with s50swap+VF supercharger, not selling at 11K....
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:43 AM   #6
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It would be hard to value a car without pictures of the exterior and interior. Also it's just around that time where if someone bought it, it would be time for a rebuild of the motor, which as you probably know wouldn't be very cheap for that motor. A very generic evaluation just based on the fact that the S38 is in there, would be the $10,000 you stated.
LMFAO!

Can you please elaborate on WHY the engine will need a rebuild any moment?
I know some of the interwebz says so, but I'd like to hear more...
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for reference there is a clean e30 with s50swap+VF supercharger, not selling at 11K....
Saw it but it need repair on the vanos , idle problem , and more ... Between 1k and 2k of repair.
But this car is clean too.
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This car looks like a piece of junk. Somebodys hackjob of a swap into a beat up shell. I wouldn't pay more than 5k for it. The pics on vortex explain a lot more of the cars condition.
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This car looks like a piece of junk. Somebodys hackjob of a swap into a beat up shell. I wouldn't pay more than 5k for it. The pics on vortex explain a lot more of the cars condition.
Wtf seriously ? On don't think we saw the same car ... The guy send me picture! The interior is flawless, exterior it has some minor rust (rock chip).
I would not say it's a piece of junk , it's just not a perfect car
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goes to show how long I've lurked here on Max...

this one?-->?

http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=72180
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goes to show how long I've lurked here on Max...

this one?-->?

http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=72180
Thanks for the link ! I think between 12-15k would be a fair price for the one I'm talking !
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:08 PM   #12
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goes to show how long I've lurked here on Max...

this one?-->?

http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=72180
Definitely NOT the same car. Last I saw of Raffa's car, it was somewhere out West. And that car was leaps and bounds in way better shape mechanically...
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Here is the link to the FS thread...

http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...th-S38B36-swap

It doesn't look too bad. The interior needs work, but at least the seats look like they are in good shape.

This was my dream swap but the motor was too much $$$ for my pockets. I would want some really good documentation on that motor because any repairs will very pricy.

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Old 10-29-2012, 03:51 PM   #14
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Definitely NOT the same car. Last I saw of Raffa's car, it was somewhere out West. And that car was leaps and bounds in way better shape mechanically...
I retract my estimate. I thought this was Raffa's car.
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Gah 6500.... This dudes taking heavy loss

I don't understand the appeal of an s38 swap...
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