Something Sporty: 1985 BMW 325 Sedan

The E30 generation BMW was built from 1982 through 1994 and sold extremely well. It was the go-to choice for cheap drivers for years, but they are starting to age and nice versions are demanding a premium. Today’s next example is expensive, but not prohibitively so, but it does have a nice S52 engine from an M3 under the hood. It should be fun. Find this 1985 BMW 325 Sedan offered for $11,000 in San Ramon, CA via craigslist.

From the seller:

1985 bmw 325e
cylinders: 6 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 225000
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: sedan
Price OBO need this gone asap! It’s a project but you can bang it off redline the whole way home and it’s a great starting point with a lot of the hard work already done for you.

S52 swapped 325e e30 clean title

Motor and trans out of a 98 m3 with ~145k
$15k put into swap alone. Runs wonderfully, pretty damn quick car.

Fully built suspension, e36 steering rack, turner shorty headers to vibrant/magnaflow mufflers, m50 manifold, sports seats, renown wheel, chassis mounted shifter, 15×8 +25 trmotorsport wheels 225/50/15 tires, updated stereo w/ sub. That’s all just scratching the surface there’s so much done to this car.

By no means a show car has typical e30 issues. Both passenger side window regulators need replacement. Cracked dash. No heat/ac (blower motor still works). Rev tach and odo not functioning. Cracked windshield. Driver seat recline broken. Reverse lights need to be wired up.

Will be smogged at asking price!!!

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See a better way to drive a modern classic?