David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/23/18 2:38 p.m.


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Sure, we’re all about the sportiest of sports cars, but we still have a soft spot for wagons–especially oddball wagons fitted with manual transmissi…

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te72
te72 Reader
5/23/18 10:51 p.m.

Cool little corner of the market you guys have carved out for yourselves. Makes me wish that Toyota had done a wagon version of the Celsior / LS400 back in the 90's...

Indy-Barely Functional-Guy
Indy-Barely Functional-Guy UltraDork
5/28/18 9:34 p.m.

Scored my own unicorn this Memorial day weekend. 

V8 Powered E34 with Manual transmission.

mad_machine
mad_machine GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/28/18 10:28 p.m.

before christmas I almost scored a 9-3 manual turbo wagon.. it was just too rough for what he was asking

m090030
m090030 None
12/4/18 6:02 p.m.

Is this place still in business? They have something listed in inventory on their website that I'm interested in, but none of the communication paths are working, and 1910 Greenwood St in Evanston IL now lists another business at that address (with a suspiciously similar website design).

buzzboy
buzzboy HalfDork
12/4/18 10:58 p.m.

My best friend has a factory manual E39 528iT which were imported into the US in single digit numbers from what we can find.

aw614
aw614 Reader
12/5/18 7:25 a.m.

My friend bought an E39 525iT manual last year, but it overheated and he decided to rebuild the motor, but has put it off for almost a year. It drove really nice, but he really needs to get it fixed to daily again. 

rothwem
rothwem New Reader
12/5/18 7:59 a.m.

I used to have a manual E91. I did a fly and buy to get it, and I loved that car, but I hurt my knee and had to sell it.  I still miss it.  

m090030
m090030 New Reader
12/11/18 8:19 a.m.

FYI, Greenwood Motorsports is no more. Just talked to the guy that used to run it. Luckily the car I was looking at (2004 BMW 325xi Touring with a 5-spd) is still available and now owned by a local dealer network!

Shawnb
Shawnb Reader
12/11/18 8:25 a.m.

Always sad to see someone go under. 

 

I wonder what happened?

bcp2011
bcp2011 Reader
12/11/18 9:26 a.m.

....and of course I tried to see if one could find a RWD manual wagon and of course they are around but hard to find.  OUtside of CTSVs the BMWs are far and few in between.  Two showed up as manual but they weren't...  And one was a proper manual, but it's a 2011 328i wagon with 36k miles with M package for.... $40k!!!!!!!!!! 

They can keep that one!

Matt
Matt New Reader
12/11/18 11:46 a.m.

ive always loved a Shooting Brake...

...i put a 454 and an M21 4spd into an 82 Malibu wagon. it was a super awesome DD.

kanaric
kanaric SuperDork
12/12/18 5:54 p.m.

Anyone going for one of these in 2020?

Nissan Stagea Autech 260rs 

Basically R33 GTR wagon. 

 

Shadow
Shadow
10/3/19 8:39 a.m.

If anyone is looking I have E39 540i touring converted to 6 speed manual

M5 Steering box, bilsteins/Springs, motor replaced/timing chains and guides etc etc

style 5 wheels refinished and new tires/brakes

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