Classified Forums - Read this first!

Here are a few simple guidelines for this forum. Failure to follow any of these rules will be grounds for your thread to be closed.

Post your information
Post as much info as you can. Say where you are located, where the part is located, the best way to get in contact with you, if you are willing to ship, etc.

Post the item's information
Post as much info as you can. A price must be posted, as well as pictures of the item(s). Post as many pictures as you can, even if it is a common item. A picture tells a thousand words, but it can also conceal another thousand. Links to hosted galleries of images are acceptable, links to eBay and/or Craigslist are not. Once the item sells, please do not edit your ad to remove the price. Many people search through old ads to get an idea what their item may be worth.

If listing a car, post:
-The year and model
-An accurate mileage. If the odometer is broken, post what it reads currently and how many miles you believe it has
-Any aftermarket modifications
-Any known issues or damaged areas
-A price
-As many pictures as possible of every area

If listing wheels and/or tires, post:
-The brand and model
-As many specs as you can, including but not limited to tire size, tread remaining, wheel diameter, width, offset, bolt pattern and centerbore, if multi-piece the lip, barrel and center size. If they have been redrilled post the original bolt pattern and where it was done.
-Any imperfections, including but not limited to curb rash, bends, cracks, repaired areas, scratches. For tires, note any gashes, bubbles, cupping or curb rash
-A price
-As many pictures as possible of every wheel

If listing parts, post:
-What brand and what models it can be used on
-An accurate description
-How long it/they have been used for
-Any imperfections
-A price
-As many pictures as possible of every area

For miscellaneous items, post:
-A detailed description of the item
-How long it/they were used for
-Any imperfections
-A price
-As many pictures as possible of every area

For WTB threads
-Be as detailed as possible.
-List exactly what you want, what variations you will accept, colors or materials, etc.
-Post what you won't accept. This includes imperfections, colors, models, etc.
-Post a price range of what you are willing to pay (typically based on condition).
-Post where you are located and if you would prefer local pickup.

In case the point was not made, everything being sold on this forum must include a price and as many pictures as possible.
-This is not eBay or Craigslist (or any other buy/sell/trade site). Do not post links to those for your ad. The same goes for linking to ads on other forums... either post your information here or have your thread closed.
-Feeler threads are not allowed. If you're not sure about selling it, don't post it.
-Cross-posting within the R3VLimited forum is not allowed. Choose a single subforum for your ad.
-If listing your item for trade, post what you are looking for, what you feel your item is worth, if you would like cash back or if you have cash to put on top.
-Thread crapping is not allowed. If you're not interested in purchasing the item for sale or have nothing positive to add, stay out of the thread or be prepared for a time out. If you complain about the time out, it will be extended.
-Threads can be bumped a maximum of once per day (24h). You are allowed to respond to others more than once a day.
-If listing multiple items, post them in one thread. Exceptions are cars and wheels.
See more
See less

FS: '91 Alpine White Vert 5spd - Philadelphia

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    FS: '91 Alpine White Vert 5spd - Philadelphia

    FOR SALE: 5-speed 1991 BMW Ď325icí (318 w/ M20) - $6000 obo

    Please feel free to reach out with questions; text for a quicker response at 610 639 five four nine 3

    Very hesitantly up for sale is my Alpine White 1991 BMW E30 vert, a Ď325icí (originally a 318ic but has an M20 motor swap) with a 5-speed manual transmission. The odometer indicates 123,368 miles but stopped working about 10k ago, so I estimate the chassis has ~135,xxx miles on it, of which Iíve contributed around 15k. The mileage of the motor is unknown, but it runs well and a compression / leak down test within the past couple thousand miles demonstrated everything as being in good shape.

    Located in Philadelphia suburbs.

    Recent Maintenance (within the last 5k miles):
    - Timing belt / serpentine belt / water pump / thermostat
    - Valve timing adjustment
    - Ignition Leads, sensors, idle control valve, throttle body cleaned
    - Injectors cleaned & spark plugs replaced
    - Intake manifold thoroughly cleaned inside and out, lightly polished, and clear-coated
    - Valve cover cleaned and sprayed wrinkle-black with polished lettering, then clear-coat
    - New BMW E46 M3 oil cap
    - New brake light switch
    - New K&N drop-in filter
    - Fan clutch replaced
    - New motor mounts

    Interior Modifications:
    - Nardi Challenge Steering Wheel
    - Alpine Head Unit
    - Lukebox E30 convertible subwoofer enclosure with two 8Ē Infinity Reference 860w Subwoofers
    - Planet Audio AC2400 4.1 channel amp w/ remote sub level control
    - E34 component speakers & tweeters (front driver side component needs replacement)
    - E36 M3 Shift Knob
    - Black Leather E30 Vert Sport front seats in good condition

    - Lowered on H&R Springs and Bilstein Struts and sitting on 16Ē One-piece BBS ĎStyle 5sí, which were filled and drilled for 4-lug application and balance perfectly; wrapped in Fuzion Touring (205/50R16)
    - Lightly smoked headlights with properly aligned HID conversion
    - Shorter fixed radio antenna from a Z3
    - OE IS lip
    - Euro rear bumper/trim

    Needs attention:
    - Left front component speaker needs replacement
    - Lacks a glovebox (had removed when detailing the car at one point and was accidentally thrown out)
    - Small dent in rear lower valence (previous owner backed into something; bumper had been cracked too but I replaced it with a Euro rear bumper & trim)
    - Small crack in front bumper paint
    - Occasional hunting at idle (may need idle control valve service)
    - Tachometer mostly doesnít work, though it will spring to life sporadically
    - Standard cracked dash
    - Worn bushing causes vibration in steering between ~50 and 65mph (full suspension rebuild kit included)
    - Reverse lights donít work (but they may just not be hooked up; Iíve not really looked into it)

    Included with sale:
    - Red46 E30 Skid Plate / Oil Pan Guard (not installed)
    - ECS Tuning complete front & rear suspension rebuild kit, brand new
    - New shifter bushing
    - Black leather door cards
    - Trickle-charger
    - Bentley publishing E30 technical service manual
    - BMW fan clutch tool
    - Extra cork oil pan gasket

    Reason for sale / History of my ownership:

    Unfortunately, Iíve not been able to drive the car much lately. My previous job required ~70 miles of daily commute on questionably maintained highways, and I was generally too leery of that to make the trek in the E30. Iíve since relocated to a city and can no longer justify the insurance and upkeep on a vehicle that spends 99.999% of its life garaged (itís currently graciously residing at my parentsí house).

    The car has always been a summer car and never daily driven under my ownership; each fall, it has been waxed, fuel-treated, placed on the trickle-charger, and garaged until the spring. The car has never seen snow during my ownership, and the previous owner assured me the same was true prior to my purchasing it. I picked it up ~5 years ago in the summer of 2014; I had always wanted an E30 vert and had searched for months for the car that suited my tastes. This car was from the south, and I flew to Atlanta to retrieve it and drive back to Philadelphia (If youíre going to pick this up and embark on a similar long-distance drive Ė let me impart some wisdom: bring sunscreen!)

    The car was initially sold as a 318 but has been host to several S52s and now an M20.

    The undercarriage is clean and lacks corrosion; itís breeze to work on compared to my daily driver, which is more than 20 years newer and coated in rust (thank you northeast winters!). This BMW has never seen snow and rarely seen rain. The exterior is also very clean and the only blemishes are a couple rock chips and some slight beginnings of rust by the trunk Ė otherwise, the car is rust-free from what Iíve been able to gather.

    The car has a manual Blue top (rear window is slightly hazy and there is a slight drip at the top of the a-pillar only in a downpour, but otherwise leak-free). The interior trim (other than the black dash) is navy, and the car had initially been equipped with cloth sport seats, but I replaced them with black leather versions. The rear seat is still light-colored and upholstered in cloth but will look excellent if reupholstered to match the fronts.

    Itís going to be very tough to part ways, but I know there is a buyer out there who will be able to spend much more time enjoying this vehicle than I have lately. Iím writing this with a pit in my stomach and if youíre seeing it, my head was victorious over my heart Ė I love the hell out of this car.

    Finally, as a condition of the sale, Iíd love if you could hang onto my contact info and grant me a right of first offer if you ever decide to sell it yourself; perhaps this car will be in my future again.

    Thanks for your consideration,
    Last edited by audiRS4ever; 08-26-2019, 04:43 PM.

    Nice car, I love alpine, glws.


      Originally posted by mbonder View Post
      Nice car, I love alpine, glws.
      I love it too - thank you!


        Bad-timing-posting-right-before-the-site-went-down bump!


          Damn....I'd love to have this car back!


            Originally posted by joey30 View Post
            Damn....I'd love to have this car back!
            Thank you Joe! PM me if serious...

            Also, bump - PRICE DROP!


              BUMP to the top - trying to move this before winter


                beautiful car, any interior shots?
                1993 325iC
                1998 M3
                1987 535iS


                  Picture links are broken, any chance you could post more? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


                    Originally posted by arcpolo View Post
                    beautiful car, any interior shots?
                    Will try to get interior shots for you this weekend. Thanks for the compliment! Do love the car but increasingly need the cash / space.


                      Originally posted by Wagon_Hunter22 View Post
                      Picture links are broken, any chance you could post more? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
                      Hey - certainly can post more. per previous post, can try to grab additional pics this weekend (car is at my parents' place a bit out of the city, but will be heading out on Saturday). Do you have anything in particular you'd like to see photographed?