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Old 01-28-2008, 12:30 AM   #1
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Thinking of purchasing this car???? Let me know what you think and how much its worth

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I m thinking of purchasing this car. Its a 1986 325E. 5sp. Low mileage. Its my first e30 so I don't know much about them nor how much its worth. Let me know what you think....
Its got a lot of mods to it. Eibech springs, front and rear bumpers, summer and winter rims and tires. Its been painted. Back door has been combined with the body. Interior is in great shape.
Tx in advance. Any help is appreciated.
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Old 01-28-2008, 12:46 AM   #2
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Please define "low mileage" for us....

Personally, I dont like the fact that the rear doors and sideskirts were molded to the car....fint out if those dorrs were welded in place or bondo'd up...if they were bondo'd then they probably get cracks very shortly...

other than that it looks decent...id change a few things but that me...Id say its worth between $1800-$3000 (high side) depending on mechanical condition GL
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Old 01-28-2008, 01:20 AM   #3
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Worth 1500 - 1800 if the MECHANICALS of the car are in good condition the bodywork is horrid and there has been a light front hit. I would lowball lower.
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Old 01-28-2008, 01:25 AM   #4
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LOL i see that car daily in scarbro

bumper doesn't fit properly
its been hit inthe front as youcan ssee the metal part under the grill
side skirts are cracking
gay rims.
pretty gay converting to a 2 door

especilly when its an ETA
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Old 01-28-2008, 07:07 AM   #5
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How have those doors not cracked??

This takes everything I know about body work and throws it off the CN tower.
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Old 01-28-2008, 08:37 AM   #6
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I would stay away from it, because of the bodywork (trying to make it normal would mean a lot of work) and overall look. Find yourself used 2 door and work on it - don't look for mint e30.
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Old 01-28-2008, 08:40 AM   #7
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How have those doors not cracked??

This takes everything I know about body work and throws it off the CN tower.
There is a way to make it work. Spot weld the door the body in few spots and fill the gaps with lead - grind the welds, sand and instead of bondo use sandable primer (20+ coats) - it will not crack unless it flexes or is hit by something.
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Old 01-28-2008, 09:24 AM   #8
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Old 01-28-2008, 01:51 PM   #9
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There is a way to make it work. Spot weld the door the body in few spots and fill the gaps with lead - grind the welds, sand and instead of bondo use sandable primer (20+ coats) - it will not crack unless it flexes or is hit by something.
Led! Your old school. (based on what I have read anyway )

But do you think that this car has it done that way?

Anyway shaving that much of an area requires some skill to do it proper, lots of dudes who shave that much on trucks either end up with a lot of slight panel warpage that takes forever to fix, or it cracks a a few years down the road.
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Shitty bodywork FTMFL....
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Old 01-28-2008, 02:03 PM   #11
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why don't you look for a stock e30 thats in really nice shape?

mostly ive heard horror stories after people buy already modded cars,

plus people on this board could get you parts for a decent price so you can mod the car yourself
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Led! Your old school. (based on what I have read anyway )

But do you think that this car has it done that way?

Anyway shaving that much of an area requires some skill to do it proper, lots of dudes who shave that much on trucks either end up with a lot of slight panel warpage that takes forever to fix, or it cracks a a few years down the road.
Lead works great !

I am a little old school because I learned from older guys working on their cars.

I don't think the guy did it the old school way but rather used bondo.

I am curious why he closed off the rear doors - how will he access the fuel tank pump if his front seats don't fold ?
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Old 01-28-2008, 10:41 PM   #13
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Is it worth 2000 properly certified and etested???? Under 200xxx kms, that's what the uvip and carfax shows.
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Old 01-28-2008, 10:47 PM   #14
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It's hard to put a value on a car like this. As mentioned by others, I'd opt for a good condition E30 instead of one that's 'questionable' like this.
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Five. Hundred. Dollars. /thread
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