The E30 generation BMW 3-series is zippy, reliable, simple to maintain, and cheap to buy — which is why it has become the beater of choice for many folks. Prices were good for years, but the nice examples have started to appreciate and you’ll have a hard time finding V8 swapped examples like this for cheap in the future…so get it now. Find this 1984 BMW 325e offered for $7000 in Portland, OR via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
From the seller:
1984 Bmw 325e
title status: clean
84 Bmw 325e with 4.0L v8 m60 swap, 5 speed trans. Clean body, interior rough-ish but nothing extreme for 35 year old car. Built for fun and to be driven which I don’t do so time for better home. Needs tires. Like stock look/sleeper myself but thinking of tossing wheels on with decent tires. Blast to drive with roughly 300hp/tq. Let’s talk and see if it’s your new toy. No trades, have too many cars. Please don’t ask silly questions or lowball me. I will ignore you. Find another one. Uncommon and awesome. $7000 obo. Open to reasonable offers. Text preferred. Thanks, James.
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