Original Owner: 1991 BMW 318is E30
The E30 generation BWM 3-series is starting to turn the page from depreciated junk to expensive collectable. The M3 version made that leap a few years ago, but prices for the basic 4-cylinder 318 and 6-cylinder 325 haven’t been that bad…but I do expect that to change as the rusty examples get crushed and the nice examples get restored. This next E30 is a low end 4-cylinder model, but it is a two door, manual gearbox, and is sold by the original owner. Find this 1991 BMW 318is offered for $6,200 in Concord, CA via craigslist.
From the seller:
1991 bmw 318is
cylinders: 4 cylinders
paint color: red
title status: clean
I bought this car new in 1991. Super fun to drive, runs great!
new catalytic convertor 2018
great stereo with CD player
real spare tire with original matching rim
clear coat is peeling on hood
paint is faded
small dent on right front
cracks in dash
cracks/hole in drivers seat
minor cracks in passenger seat
on-board computer display doesn’t light up
passenger side seat no longer moves forward & back
missing 2 center wheel caps
mask required to view or test drive!
Sorry the last picture is upside down! I uploaded it multiple times, and I can’t fix it…
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These are way high up on my want list, but not the 318 at this price, maybe a 325is but even then.
I agree in principle…but I think the E30 market is making moves towards being expensive (notable in the last 5 years). Over at BringaTrustfund, only one E30 of ANY condition sold for less than $9k in 2020….I’m not saying that they are arbiters of the market, but where there is smoke…an overpriced car market is not far away.
Way expensive. These are easy to find and this example doesn’t have what it takes to justify the price. With the miles and issues, the price is about twice where it should be.
As the owner of a 1992 318i Convertible with similar mileage I’m pleased that this car seems to have sold immediately…..
You really can’t go wrong with an E30. I really like my 89 Ultimate Tanning Machine, and was on the hunt for a working man’s M3 for quite some time.
They were only available in 1991, so it’s a sorta rarity.
I ended up getting a MINIpit, which is of course a different kind of BMW go-kart.