Mid Week Match-Up: Find An E30 For Dominic

It is the Wednesday, so that means it’s time for another edition of Daily
Turismo’s weekly game of duck, duck, turkey also
known as Mid Week Match-Up! The last two MWMU features have focused on specific requests from our readers, so we continue with a request from Dominic who is looking for an E30 generation BMW 3-series M3 in any condition under $10k.  Personally, I think he will need to settle for a 325i since the M3 version has skyrocketed in price in the past two years.  A project went from sub $10k to about $15-20k; check out this graph from Hagerty.

YIKES!

More info from Dominic:

There are some specifications though. It would have to be a 1991, US
coupe model with the sunroof not the convertible top, and glacier blue
(metallic light blue) with not much work done. I’m looking for
definitely a lower price, under 10k, even if it needs a little work, and
within 300 miles of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Unfortunately, $10k E30 M3s listed for sale are almost all scams using other folks’ pictures (stay away from oodle, that place is littered with con artists).

In a quick search of E30 3-series on eBay, the best I could find was this 5-speed black/black 1990 (later plastic bumper) 325i, currently bidding for $3,161 reserve-not-met, located in Manassas, VA.

Can you find something better for Dominic?  Comments below.