The average person who builds a rally car starts with some 4WD thing and then lifts and adds some power…but nobody wants to be associated with things that are average. What you want is a car built by some eccentric weirdo who thinks that a 2-wheel-drive E30 BMW is a good place to start an […]
The E30 generation BMW 3-series was introduced in 1982, but this one comes from the post ’87 facelift, and has smaller integrated bumpers, removed chrome trim around window, and re-designed rear lights (among other things). BMW also gave the 3-series a number of engine upgrades over the course of production, but that doesn’t matter with this next one because it’s been given an injection of American V8 power courtesy of a Ford 5.0 liter V8 from a Mustang. Find this 1990 BMW 325i with V8 offered for $8995 near Baltimore, MD via craigslist. Tip from Cory.
I really hate to be a classic car vulture, but when I see an advertisement like this next one, I feel a tingle on the back of my featherless head. All of these cars are offered for basic sub $7k asking prices and all seem to be not more than a good weekend of wrenching away from driving home. Because that is the dream — fly in to buy a car for cheap in a distant town, fix it on the side of the road and drive it home. Find this collection of “Antique Car sell offs” for $3700-to-$6900, 70s Vista Cruiser, 71 Ranchero, 62 Jaguar MkX, 87 BMW 325, 86 Corvette, 71 Checker Marathon, in Emeryville, CA via craigslist. Tip from Jeff.
I love featuring random crazy kit cars and super well preserved malaise era boats as much as the next guy, but there are times when you’ve got to get back to basics when it comes to finding your “daily turismo”. Let’s rewind the clock to July 17th, 2012 when this little website was first launched, […]
The E30 generation BMW 3-series was available with a number of different body styles, including a 2-door sedan, a 4-door sedan, a 4-door station wagon, a 2-door convertible, and a 2-door pickup El Camino version…whoa….wait, what? I only wish that this was a BMW built thing, because the world needs more Utes. Find this 1986 BMW […]
This next car comes as a tip from Art C who writes: Hard to tell if its a diamond in the rough or a poorly polished turd. If it’s even somewhat sorted seems to be a great buy! That just about describes EVERY car I find on craigslist these days…but I digress. Find this 1988 BMW […]
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 […]
Unless you’ve been hiding under an old BMW for the past few weeks, you probably have read something about the new 2019 BMW 3-series, and you may have caught that it launches without a manual gearbox option!?!? That’s it, I’ve had it — I’m never buying a new BMW again…oh…wait…I’ve never purchased a new BMW and […]
The E91 BMW was part of the E90/E91/E92/E93 generation of BMWs 3-series was introduced in the 2006 model year for the USA with a number of sweet sounding inline-6s. It was the last generation of BMW’s iconic compact executive sedan to use a conventional hydraulic steering assist (electric power steering = yuck!) and naturally aspirated […]
The E30 generation Chevrolet 325i was built only for the 1987 model year with an LT1 powerplant and German styling. Wait…that isn’t right. Except, it is right…allllll right. Find this 1987 BMW 325i LT1 offered for $3,000 in Woodland, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On! Somehow, someone managed to shove all of the necessary smog […]