1986 BMW 325e ~ Healthy E30 classic **FINAL PRICE DROP**

1986 BMW 3-Series Sedan

Technical specifications of BMW 3-Series 1986

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Item location: Port Townsend, Washington, United States
Make: BMW
Model: 3-Series
Trim: Sedan
Year: 1986
Mileage: 195,000
VIN: WBAAE6408H1707420
Color: Silver
Engine size: inline 6-cylinder SOHC naturally aspirated
Number of cylinders: 6
Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Windows
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black,Red
Options: Leather Seats, Sunroof
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

NOTE: This is the last time I will list the car, and the final price reduction. Once the auction ends, this E30 will not be re-listed.

I'm headed overseas and need to sell my E30. I love driving it and might have looked forward to fixing it up even more, but I have to let it go.

This car comes from a smoke-free and pet-free environment.Runs and drives well. Darn near telepathic steering--IMO, this was BMW at their peak. Clean title, straight body, new battery. Has had a lot of work done in the last 5K miles, and more in the last 30K (see below). Comes with a lot of extras, including an extra set of wheels and tires. If you have the slightest bit of mechanical aptitude, you can rest assured that you have a good investment on your hands.

Not just fun to drive, but also reliable: It made a road trip from Seattle to Chicago and back in the fall of 2012, and recently I've been driving it on the highway with no complaints. The paint is in remarkably good condition overall, with rust in a couple isolated points.

Between 2013 until this past summer the car was only driven rarely, because the previous owner couldn't figure out an engine problem (a vacuum leak which I have since fixed for good) and bought another used BMW as his daily.The odometer stopped at 175045 in 2012, and since it was barely driven between 2013 and summer of 2016, there's no way the car could have more than 200,000 miles.

According tonadaguides.com, this model’s average value is $3875. I'm asking less than that mainly because the interior has visible wear (scuffs, missing mats, tear in driver seat leather), there are a couple electrical bugs (see Condition), and because the Idle Control Valve needs to be replaced. Until it is, the car will idle high. Otherwise the engine is in great shape. And despite the wear, the interior is solid. There is remarkably little rattling and vibration for a car this old, a testament to the build quality.


Work done in the last 6 months:

  • New oxygen sensor (improved mileage)
  • New (refurb) fuel injectors
  • New gaskets: Valve cover gasket and blind plugs, air intake manifold gasket, throttle body gasket, manifold cover plate gasket
  • New O-rings on oil return tube, aka the "bitch tube"
  • Replaced starter motor
  • Replaced transmission flywheel
  • Flushed transmission fluid
  • New Autolite spark plugs
  • New Bosch wiper blades
  • New seals around the tail lights
  • New air filter
  • New oil filter
  • Changed the oil (oil came out clean indicating a healthy engine)
  • Sanded and painted front air dam

Work done in 2012:

  • New OEM battery - beefy top-of-the line battery
  • New timing belt
  • Adjusted valves
  • New control arms and bushings
  • New rear shock mounts
  • New front brake rotors
  • New hoses (most all hoses replaced)
  • New water pump
  • New coolant relay, main relay, fuel pump relay
  • Changed ATF filter
  • Replaced center bearing carrier
  • Flushed coolant
  • New coolant sensors

Extras & goodies included in the sale:

  • Extra set of 4 wheels and tires (!!!)
  • Extra belts and hoses
  • All the fuses and relays you could ever want
  • Extra original BMW steering wheel
  • Spare fluids (oil, starter fluid, car wash, carb cleaner)
  • Spare almost-new air filter
  • A “well used” Bentley manual

I am open to dropping off the car depending on your location. Otherwise, buyer is responsible for shipping. I'm happy to give you a tour of the car and a full run-down on its condition in person.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Thanks for looking!

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