1987 BMW 325is

Started on June 14 by Tom Suddard

Ride Rating

26

This 1987 325is is my second car. It was kindly donated to me by a generous reader, and rough didn't even begin to describe it. After 2 years of solid work (and replacing nearly everything on the car) it's now my daily driver and weekend autocross car. I just finished a complete repaint, which somehow took all summer (and used almost enough sandpaper to cover a football field)

I currently have it prepped to run STX, and it's actually quite competitive. However, turbo parts are stacking up in my room...

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Jun 14, 2008 2:25 p.m.
mwenning:
That is a good looking car and a great price. Are you still working on the Spitfire? Will it make another installment in CMS?
Jun 14, 2008 7:55 p.m.
Tim Baxter:
An E30 325is may be the perfect car for you. Looks good, too.
Jun 17, 2008 1:35 p.m.
nderwater:
I got my first E30 325is at 22 after driving a series of boring econoboxes. You've got a hell of a head start!
Jun 17, 2008 2:32 p.m.
Tom Suddard:
Thanks, once I finish putting the interior in the Spitfire, it will go to my dad, who has always wanted a Spitfire that doesn't overheat or take Mazda parts. I think there will be more stories about it in the future.
Jun 17, 2008 7:04 p.m.
Tim Baxter:
Hasn't *every* Spitfire owner always wanted one that doesn't overheat?
Jun 25, 2008 1:46 p.m.
z31maniac:
Euro bumpers would be amazing!
Jul 9, 2008 6:53 p.m.
HIGHERGROUND708:
What does euro bumpers look like?
Jul 9, 2008 7:01 p.m.
Tim Baxter:
Like American bumpers, only with a thin mustache and funny hat. Really... they're thinner and don't stick out as far, because they don't have to meet the US crash standards.
Sep 3, 2008 3:43 p.m.
jpod999:
Any progress on this car?
Sep 8, 2008 9:55 p.m.
Tom Suddard:
I just updated the car's page.
Sep 9, 2008 10:36 p.m.
Apexcarver:
Where is the cars page? I am working on my '86 325e for commuter duty and still have under $1k in the car. Watch out for your oilpan, they are a PITA to replace and easy to break.
Jan 12, 2009 6:23 a.m.
4cylndrfury:
I have always loved 80s 3s. This will be an awesome car foe high school! Great things came out of the 80's (look at my age...proof enough!) Sweet car man, congrats. I dont think you could be learning from a better source when it comes to rehabing one of these beauties than GRM!
Oct 19, 2009 1:45 a.m.
Luke:
I like the new photo! Blacked-out kidney grille also looks great, btw.
Sep 3, 2010 12:45 a.m.
Jhenrye30:
Thats a good looking BMW. I've been working on a 85 325s for about a year. I'll be sending in some pictures next week. I love my BMW. Wish I would have got one sooner. Its my 165th car but its one of the best I've owned.
Dec 8, 2010 2:11 p.m.
dj:
Saw your car in the new issue of GRM. Nice!
Mar 3, 2011 2:41 p.m.
JET240Z:
Nice E30 dude!
May 23, 2011 11:25 a.m.
tb7118:
working on a wide body kit for the e30 it will be 5 piece set and will cost $1500.00

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