All The Wheels: 1989 BMW 325ix E30

BMW built an astonishing 2.5 million E30s in coupe, sedan, estate & convertible trim from 1982 through 1994. The ursprünglicher gangster BMW 3-series was a successful yuppy-mobile when new and has generated a significant cult following as a cheap, fun & reliable sports sedan…but don’t expect the prices of the sporty all-wheel-drive 325ix version with a manual gearbox to stay low for much longer. Find this 1989 BMW 325ix here on eBay bidding for $4,050 reserve-not-met with 6 days to go, located in Encino, CA.

This car was up on fleabay and closed an auction last week for $9,300 but is back on the site for whatever reason (non performing bidder…probably).

From the seller:

Item specifics

Condition: Used Year: 1989

VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): WBAAB9302K8137148 Mileage: 151200

Drive Type: AWD Make: BMW



Transmission: Manual

Trim: 325IX Body Type: Coupe

Engine: 2.5

For sale is a very well maintained 1989 BMW 325ix e30 Manual Coupe. Odometer reads only 151k original miles documented with CarFax & Autocheck report. Comes with clean and clear title with no accidents. An excellent example of this year and model. No signs of abuse. Adult driven. Always garaged, properly maintained, and serviced while in my possession. All services are up to date, with minor service performed within last 200 miles and a major service in 2015 by the previous with a receipt over 4k for the work done to it including a motor rebuilt. Runs and drives excellent. Drives as good as it looks. It is in excellent shape for a 28 year old car, showing less than average wear and tear even before the brand new paint job that still needs a good color sand which has not been done yet. 

Please read this ad top to bottom carefully, and please pay particular attention to the terms and conditions at the bottom of the ad. If you do not agree or are unclear with anything described or stated please contact me prior to bidding as the last winning bidder was unresponsive and that is why the car is being posted again. A 24 hour $500 deposit must be made after the auction has ended via PayPal. 

Contact me with any questions prior to bidding. Serious bidders only please! Bid with confidence. 



2.5 liter, runs excellent, all service and maintenance up to date, Minor Service done within 500 miles includes:

fuel, air and oil filters

new spark plugs

coolant flushed

new fluids: oil, coolant, transmission, and differentials

new timing belt

new tensioners

new water pump

While a major service was done in 2015 by the previous owner includes: 

new cam seals

new head gasket and new head bolts

new drive train belts

new oil cooler line 

new cylinder head with new valves and springs 

new front and rear crank seals

new oil and gas pumps 

new gaskets and o-rings

new alternator and starter

new thermostat


Manual 5 Speed transmission, recently serviced


Tan BMW interior, excellent condition (as seen in photos), front seats have been swapped out with newly reupholstered leatherette e30 325is sport seats carpet could use some work, dash is crack free as seen in pictures. 


Paint and Body are in excellent condition and 100% rust free and all VIN’s are matching a very recent repaint has been done in its factory BMW Red (Brilliantrot) color which still needs a good color and wet sand to be in excellent condition. Before the repaint there were no dents or scratches the paint was done because of oxidation on the hood and roof. 


Factory 15” BMW BBS IX Basketweave wheels, tire condition is about 75% 


Factory A/C system that works well and blows cold at the highest setting only, power windows work great and so does the manual sunroof


A Magnaflow exhaust has been installed giving the car an extra growl than it did with the stock exhaust (sounds amazing) 


Brakes are in excellent condition and the suspension has been upgraded with Bilstein shocks upfront and in the rear along with H&R springs. 

See a better way to drive red?