1992 BMW 3-Series 318iC

Technical specifications of BMW 3-Series 1992

Price: US $6,800.00
Condition: Used
Item location: Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States
Make: BMW
Model: 3-Series
Type: Convertible
Trim: 318iC
Year: 1992
Mileage: 150576
VIN: WBABA7310NEJ13876
Color: White
Engine size: M42 4-cyl
Number of cylinders: 4
Power options: Power Locks, Power Windows
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Safety options: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag
Options: Convertible
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description


1992 BMW 318I E30 RWD two door w/ 5sp manual transmission w/original M42 motor. This car has been relegated to weekend use and is rarely taken out of the garage. That being said, the car could be driven across the country today with absolutely no issues.

Alpine White Exterior/black sport interior. VIN #WBABA7310NEJ13876 150,576 miles on odometer tmu


Limited slip rear differential, sport seats, sport suspension, fog lights, basketweave wheels, and front valence.

Overall Condition

This car has been garage kept and has been well maintained...a more complete list of recent repairs is shown below. The top is brand new within the past year. There are no warning lights lit. Power windows, heat, central locking system, wipers, headlights, taillights, tach, and speedometer work fine. The car is one of the nicer ones you will come across. There are no leaks, sputters, smoke, clanks, clunks, or engine issues. The car runs very strong, transmission shifts smooth with no grinds, no clutch slippage.


The body is straight on every panel and is free of dents, dings, or scratches. The VIN numbers match everywhere. The paint on the body has a rich, deep shine. The car was parked in a garage and it looks that way. Also, there are no rust issues. The basketweave wheels are in mint condition with zero scratches or curb rash and new matching tires on all four corners.


The interior of the car is all original and has mint BMW floor mats. This car comes with a full size spare in the trunk. The sport seats are in great condition.


Approx $6000 in mechanical work has been put into this car in the past year.

The car currently has the original bulletproof M42 motor. The motor runs as strong as ever and you will be hard pressed to find one that feels as smooth as this through the entire power range. The clutch grabs nicely as well with no slipping. The motor runs off a brand new timing chain just replaced and it makes no noise.

Recent work done on car past 500 miles this year (with receipts):

New convertible top - $1500

New timing chain/guides (fixed rattling noise) - $900

New steering rack (was leaking power steering fluid) - $1250

BMW 9-piece control arm kit (rebuilt entire front steering for tight feel) - $1300

*included both front control arms/ball joint assemblies, steering tie rods, stabilizer links and all bushings

New set of matching 4 tires - $520

Rear engine seal and all transmission seals -$250

Brakes and rotors (all 4 corners) and fluid flush - $425

New battery - $125

New spark plugs - $175

New drive belts - $80

All fluids and general tune-up items done

Many other different random parts such as mass air flow sensor, bushings, oil level sensor, relays, fuel pump, wiper motor etc have been replaced in the past few years. (>$1000)

Overall it's a turn-key car that can be driven anywhere. Only selling due to a divorce.

The car is 27 years old and will qualify for antique plates/emissions exempt if you chose to go that route like me. Also, classic insurance is $9/month through Hagerty for me.


  • This e30 is in my barn in Worcester, PA (30 miles outside Philadelphia, PA near King of Prussia).Inspections are encouraged and welcomedPRIORto the close of the auction/sale. All sales are final after the auction though.
  • It has a clear& cleanPA title/inspection in my name. The registration is current with antique tags.
  • $800 nonrefundable deposit due via Paypal at the close of the auction.
  • Balance due via cash in person, cashiers check or bank wire transfer within 3 days (72 hours) of auction close.
  • Buyer responsible for shipping, although I'm happy to assist.
  • Please email me with any questions prior to bidding.

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