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    FS/FT: 1985 320i Euro Mtech1 4 door

    1985 European 320 sedan with NV M50 conversion, Karminrot with custom black and gray plaid interior.
    Exterior is 9/10 and interior is 9/10

    This is a true European model, not a re-bumpered US model.
    Lightweight – no power windows or sunroof

    The good….
    92 NV M50 from a convertible
    Compression 205psi on all 6 cyls +/- 8 psi
    Newer radiator and starter
    No cat converters, resonators instead
    Ansa muffler
    97 Z3 5-spd with Redline MTL
    2.93 high lock LSD with Redline 75w90
    325 disks all around (Euro 320’s came with rear drums stock)
    E30 M3 alum control arms
    Billy sport shocks
    H&R springs
    Eibach polished front strut bar
    Aftermarket thick sway bars with urethane bushings and adjustable end links.
    Manual steering rack.
    15X7 BBS-RZ refurbished and painted silver excellent condition, no curb rash. Tires are Dunlop Direzza sport 205/50 with 5k miles on them, plenty of tread left.
    Repaint in original Karminrot euro only color. Was done several years ago, likely soon after it was federalized because the federalized sidemarkers are gone.
    No dents or door dings or signs of a wreck
    M-Tech 1 front airdam and rear valance
    BMPD side skirts
    Tow ring extenders front and rear
    Bosche Euro Smileys with city lights.
    Manual operated Antenna which is awesome because I don't have to have it sticking 4 feet in the air just to listen to music while I drive.
    High quality plaid fabric, the same used in VW GTI mk6 with vinyl bolsters and double stitching. Seat kit was made by Kevin Chin with Creative Options. I installed it about 2 years ago. The original front M3 sport seat covers were removed and the side lifting handles were ground off to create a true front seat for a 4-door. Kevin's kit includes the door cards that are glued over the original door cards and the shift boot. There are a couple cut marks on the original door card vinyl near the edges driver side.
    The dash was replaced with a non-cracked dash with no scuff marks, like new condition.
    Gauges were replaced with Euro KPH gauges, Garagistic gears replaced the worn odometer gears.
    Stereo is a simple Kenwood BT652U with 4 Kicker speakers all pretty new. Nothing fancy, but sounds good. The stereo is Bluetooth so you can talk hands free, play your Iphone Pandora or Nav and the sound comes out of the speakers.
    Center console cup holders were added.
    Analog clock was added.

    The bad....
    Mileage is unknown for the car and the engine. The odometer was not working when I bought it, then I replaced it anyway with one with lesser miles.
    Because of the low ground clearance I bottomed out the car on a driveway and got stuck. When backing out, a piece of sheet metal under the driver side floor board got torn. It is the one area that has rust, about a 4"x10" area. I haven't replaced it because it doesn't effect my driving or anything visually. I was quoted $400 by a body shop to fix.
    One of the previous owners had the brilliant idea of cutting out the panel between the rear seat and trunk to install a subwoofer. Again, it is out of site and does not effect my daily driving so I never had it fixed. Was quoted about $400 to weld a new panel in place.
    Because this is a euro import, North Carolina didn't recognize the original euro VIN, so they made me get a NC VIN. So the car's original VIN is WBAAD310101552289 and the NC VIN is NC90648. Neither will pop up on Carfax.
    Rear defrost switch doesn't work.
    There are 2 scratches that are deeper than the clear coat. One on the trunk is 5" long the other on the passenger side rear door goes the width of the door. They are not that noticeable unless right up on the car.
    My price reflects these issues. If I end up having the work done, I will increase the price.

    I'm selling the car because I have two growing kids and need a more normal daily driver, and I just want a change.

    More pictures
    Last edited by herbivor; 09-12-2013, 07:58 PM. Reason: updated photos

    Killer car. Glws.


      Marshall's car makes a reappearance. Still looks great.


        I can't stop drooling......GLWS!!

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          1998 E36 m3/4/5 1988 325i 1989 325iT




              as a previous owner, i can verify some of the history...but i am not the one who cut the rear seat back out! :)

              great car....i was tempted to buy it back...
              75 M2
              87 325
              97 m3
              02 325it


                Marshall, the offer still stands for an even swap for your 75 M2;)


                  Crazy Awesome!

                  RICHTER MOTOREN

                  1987 e30 325is Zinno - Restoring
                  2004 e46 325xi Alpine - Daily
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                    I would put my M3 up for trade, but you do not want a black car. Man I always wanted this car.

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                      Damn, I debated grabbing this when Marshall sold a couple of years ago. 4 door in a unique color would have been nice.


                        Originally posted by herbivor View Post
                        Marshall, the offer still stands for an even swap for your 75 M2;)
                        it would take about 4 of those to trade for the M2...;)

                        75 M2
                        87 325
                        97 m3
                        02 325it


                          DAMN! glws nice early model!

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                          RIP 1987 BMW 325is - S50'd ZF 6-speed, flared, bagged


                            always thought this was one of the nicest cars on r3v!

                            also, a euro model with AC is pretty rare in my experience (assuming it's functional).




                              Oh my, that is nice.