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Old 11-03-2014, 04:20 AM   #1
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What would this E30 Fetch on the market today?

Hey Guys,

Some of you may know about my recent project which is a 1984 318i Hennarot. Now I've got some big plans for the car, such as an MTECH 1 Kit, Euro Bumpers, Full paint job/Body work and possibly an S52 Swap. I was just very curious as to what a car like this may be worth.. my main concern is the year of the car but it would also have decent value adding factors. I'd just like to have some peace of mind that the shell I've chosen isn't a big price dropper

Anyone got any estimates ?

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Old 11-03-2014, 10:36 AM   #2
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It all depends on the quality of the body work and swap.
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Old 11-03-2014, 01:15 PM   #3
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It all depends on the quality of the body work and swap.
Well Im most likely taking it to a proper shop to get both those jobs done !
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Old 11-03-2014, 01:53 PM   #4
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It'll be worth somewhere between 50-80% of the money that you put into it.
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Old 11-03-2014, 05:38 PM   #5
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Id say 30% of the money you put into it. Seen quite a few for sale.

Doesn't mean don't do it - just do it for yourself not to resell..
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Old 11-03-2014, 11:29 PM   #6
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Don't build a car to worry about reselling... it's not fun and the enjoyment in the finished product just isn't the same. I'd also agree on the 30% evaluation, especially if you pay a shop(s) to do the work on it. I think if you get anymore more than that back, you got extremely lucky.
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I'd also agree on the 30% evaluation, especially if you pay a shop(s) to do the work on it. I think if you get anymore more than that back, you got extremely lucky.
Really? You're saying that if one spent $20k restoring an E30 they'd be lucky to get $6k for it? That seems low to me.
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Well, you still have to consider that you are dealing with a 20 year old + chassis.

Just because you put a new part in a car doesn't raise the value of the car equal to the value of the part... just they way it is, unless you're dealing with some kind of truly rare vehicle. Pretty much every car is a depreciating asset, no matter what you do to it.
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Old 11-05-2014, 03:06 AM   #11
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Well, you still have to consider that you are dealing with a 20 year old + chassis.

Just because you put a new part in a car doesn't raise the value of the car equal to the value of the part... just they way it is, unless you're dealing with some kind of truly rare vehicle. Pretty much every car is a depreciating asset, no matter what you do to it.
Yea, I just figured the M Tech 1 Kit, Euro bumpers and Hennarot color might add a bit of value, probably not as much as I think though
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Really? You're saying that if one spent $20k restoring an E30 they'd be lucky to get $6k for it? That seems low to me.
It all depends on the quality of work, but 9 times out of 10, that's just the case...
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Craz azn is right.
If you're tarting up the car to sell it, just sell it now to somebody that will do it themselves and enjoy the result.
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Old 11-06-2014, 01:18 AM   #14
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haha Im not looking to make a profit.. Im looking to build the car and obviously take some losses, but Id still like to know an idea of how much im gonna end up goin down in the end

It'll also help me keep a tighter budget with spending on parts, although realistically Im probably gonna still break the budget lol

Thanks for the responses guys,

On the brightside.. I got it for a half decent deal !

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Hey Guys,

Some of you may know about my recent project which is a 1984 318i Hennarot. MTECH 1 Kit, Euro Bumpers, Full paint job/Body work and possibly an S52 Swap. ...my main concern is the year of the car but it would also have decent value adding factors. I'd just like to have some peace of mind that the shell I've chosen isn't a big price dropper
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I'm not in the market but if I was of the things you list the items that would add value to me would be the body work (not the paint, the safety related shell structural maintenance- floors, towers, arches), the Euro bumpers because cool, maybe the Mtech1 kit and um... that's it. An engine swap done by Some Guy would be a show-stopper.

An E30 shell is an E30 shell, pretty much, so a strong shell from 84 is worth more than a colander from '90.

If I do something dumb to my E30 I will certainly be in the market for a good condition unmolested '84 318. Especially in Hennarot.
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