• Either this car was originally equipped with an automatic and was converted to a stick shift, or more likely, someone replaced the original instrument cluster with a junkyard-sourced replacement from a car with an automatic, because the instrument cluster has the slushbox car's "P-R-N-D-2-1" indicator lights. Which means that the claimed mileage is not correct, though with a 5-digit odometer the mileage is irrelevant and nobody has any idea how many times it's flipped back to zero anyway. These are cool old cars, though, and when decently sorted drive amazingly well compared to other cars of their era. Looks like a pretty good deal.

  • I want this malaga car so bad, but putting it on a car carrier I don't have to bring it to garage space I don't have…well, it's not happening. It seriously looks like its worst problem might be hidden dash cracks and front seat rips. And goop in the gas tank…

    I think I agree with Cyberluddite on the instrument panel swap. It looks like the cut out the shift pattern, which belongs on the dash, and glued it on top of the shift knob. And I would guess by the time an automatic car was going to get a transmission swap, there would have been a 5-speed from a late E12, E28 or E23, not this 4-speed.

  • To all those who think these are under-valued (like the idiots on Drive Network).. Here's proof that even in nice shape they are still "chump change". About 5 years ago one popped up on CL near me in condition similar to this and the price was listed for $25000. I called, had to ask the seller if he added an extra "0" by mistake. He then got mad and said TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND! I guess it was insulting to think it was $2500? I mean, you could buy a good same-year Alfa Berlina for $5000, which is a much nicer drive, so why would anyone price one of these higher is beyond me.

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