Carson Dork
9/16/09 10:58 p.m.

I really do hate feeler threads so I'm a bit reluctant to post this but...would there be any interest in my '87 325is?

I need to eliminate a project and free up some cash, space, and time.

It's still a bit of a project, a sturdy weekend of work will have it road worthy for sure.

  • It has a new salvage yard oil pan and oil cooler (the p.o. put a hole in the pan with much help from the oil cooler and a/c compressor.)

  • Ireland Engineering poly motor mounts.

  • New struts in the rear.

  • New pads and rotors.

  • BavAuto springs.

  • Lamin-x covers on the high beams in yellow.

  • Aftermarket air dam, I don't know who makes it.

  • Aftermarket sway bars.

  • 17" Koing wheels, (I don't know the model, I think they are Imagines) painted black with polish lip, they're a bit beat up.

  • The throwout bearing is making some noise, it's on my list to replace.

  • The headliner is gone, sunroof doesn't work, the on board "your tail lights are out" box is gone, no radio or speakers.

  • Needs alignment.

Since I've owned it, I've replaced the oil pan, oil cooler, motor mounts, removed the demonic Viper 300+ alarm, painted the wheels, added the lamin-x, new spark plugs...uh, I'm sure other things.

I can't think of much else right now, ask me questions and I'll answer. I've owned it for a few months, clean title in my name in hand. Never road registered by me.

I got the car for free, basically, so I'm not trying to get a whole lot for it, but I do have some cash and time into fixing it. Also I'll consider trades for non-projects or drivable projects, honestly a OBD-1 Golf with A/C would be perfect. Depending on what it is, I could possibly throw some cash at it too.


Thems the only pictures I have on this computer (they aren't actually on this computer they're on the Readers' Rides page). I can get more if anyone needs them or would like them.

Oh, I'm in central North Carolina, you'll have to pick up, I have no way to deliver and it's not registered.

Let me know! Especially before I realise selling is a daft idea and change my mind.

fastasleep Reader
9/17/09 12:20 a.m.

More pics and price to lesburchett aaat yahoo daht com?


Carson Dork
9/17/09 12:45 a.m.

Les, you'll get that email tomorrow evening. Can't find the pictures so I'll have to take some more.

fastasleep Reader
9/17/09 1:12 a.m.

No biggie, but am interested! I have wanted one of these for a loooooong time!


Carson Dork
9/17/09 9:03 a.m.

I remembered a few details since my initial post, the car has the typical E30 things like, non-op odo, cracked dash cover, and the shifter needs to be rebuilt.

I don't have a set price, I'm just considering offers for money or trades. I'd trade it for a Miata hardtop, I'd think.

Carson Dork
9/17/09 9:13 a.m.

Here are some more pictures I took with my phone on the way out the door this morning. The ground is wet, but the car isn't that's the actual shine of the finish. There is a bit of paint chipping on the air dam where the P.O. curbed it. I also included the dent on the driver's fender, otherwise the body is very straight.

speedblind Reader
9/17/09 1:56 p.m.

Interested. Fairly local and could pick up. Tried to send you a message via the board, but it bounced.


SpeedTheory Reader
9/17/09 2:39 p.m.

Any idea how much you'd want?

Carson Dork
9/17/09 6:58 p.m.

I really don't know what I'd want for it. I was thinking maybe around $1500, but I'm flexible. I was hoping to get some offers so I'd better know what to ask.

I keep remembering things it has:

  • Braided stainless brake lines on all four corners.

  • Momo shift knob, boot, and pedal covers. Their actual Momo items with Italy and P/Ns stamped on them (if that didn't just seal the deal, I don't know what will )

  • PowerAdder intake kit.

  • Ansa exhaust

  • Basically the previous owner went through BavAuto and got one of everything.

  • About a month before I got it (and the guy put it on the curb) the guy had $1700 in work done. I've misplaced the receipt, I think it's in the car, but it was basically: new rear Bilsteins, new half shafts, new parking brake cables, new rotors and pads at all corners.

  • I have, new in the box, a timing belt and valve cover gasket for it.

9/17/09 8:02 p.m.

I blew the motor in my track car last week and am interested in picking this up to take its place for HPDEs until I can afford to rebuild my engine.

I really don't care what it looks like as long as the suspension and engine are all set. I am in Charlotte and have a trailer to come pick it up.

Carson Dork
9/17/09 9:01 p.m.

Emails sent to all that requested one.

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