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    1990 325i with numerous tasteful mods and formerly owned by Digitalwave

    Up for sale is my beloved E30. I’m pretty sure most, if not all of you know this car. The car was formerly TJ's(digitalwave) E30. There is a ton of history on this forum about this particular car that goes through all of its different transformations. The car as always been loved and well taken care of. Here are more details:

    1990 BMW 325i
    Early 1990 build date of 01/90
    Sterling Silver
    Cardinal Red/black interior
    156,000 miles
    Southern car




    ‘iS' Front Lip
    Ryan G splitter
    All red tails
    Blacked-Out Kidney Grill
    Blacked-Out Headlight Rings
    MHW Smoked Front Turn Signals
    BMP Front BMW Bumper Filler
    Euro rear plate-filler
    Hella Projector Low Beams With HID
    Mr Lens Acrylic Fog Light Lenses
    Euro Front Grills
    Deleted Side Markers/Euro Trim
    Refinished Rocker Panels
    16x7.5 Keskin KT1's with 225/45/16 Hankook RS2's
    TMS 75mm stud kit
    Rolled fenders
    Black door panels and carpet
    Brushed stainless steel (weighted) shift knob
    MTech2 Suede Steering Wheel
    Polished gauge cluster rings
    H&R sports matched with Bilstein Sports
    RTRS Offset Urethane Control Arm Bushings
    RTRS Urethane Rear Subframe Bushings
    E36 Cabrio Rear Shock Mounts
    Sparco Front Strut Bar
    BMP Urethane Tie Rod & Control Arm Dust Boots
    Ireland Engineering Stainless Steel Brake Lines
    Rebuilt And Painted Calipers
    Auto-To-Manual Conversion
    E39 Short Shift Kit
    Lightened Single-Mass Flywheel
    Sachs Clutch Kit
    Optima Redtop Battery
    3.73 LSD with Finned MCoupe cover
    Active Autowerke Chip
    Black Valve Cover & Intake Manifold

    Maintenance: (these items have 10,000 miles or less on them unless indicated otherwise)

    O2 sensor
    Spark plug wires
    Spark plugs
    Cap and rotor
    Water pump
    Timing belt
    Valve cover gasket
    Intake manifold gaskets
    New clutch
    Flywheel was resurfaced/lightened
    New shift linkage
    New guibo and center support bearing
    Fresh transmission fluid flush
    New thermostat
    Ac Service Including Evap Core And Expansion Valve
    New tie rods, control arms (about 15,000 on these)
    New RTRS urethane offset control arm bushings
    RTRS urethane subframe bushings
    Rebuilt brake calipers
    New clutch slave and master cylinders
    Heater valve
    New front wheel bearings
    New front upper strut mounts
    New rear shock mounts
    Exhaust gaskets replaced last year
    Valve job complete
    New tail light gaskets
    New serpentine belt and accessory belts
    New fog light lenses
    New front spoiler clips
    New antenna grommet
    New rear bumper moulding


    The exterior of this car cleans up quite nicely. It is a 19 year old car and does show some flaws. Ever since I purchased the car, it has always had a strange clearcoat issue on the rear quarter panels and the top of the rear bumper. In certain light you can’t even tell it has any issues, but in others you can see it quite well. The car has a few scratches and such around the car, but nothing that makes it out to be an eyesore. There are some rust bubbles on the sunroof. The car use to have a carbon fiber sunroof. The seals fit poorly and it leaked like crazy so the OEM panel that had been stored in the basement for years was put back in. It still shows lots of gloss and depth, but does have a few small rust bubbles on it. It also shows a few very very very small rust areas. One is in the door jamb, and another on one side of the rain gutters. Other than the issues I have stated the car looks great for its age. Turns lots of heads and gets a ton of attention from all crowds.


    Interior is easily a 9.5 out of 10. The seats look absolutely gorgeous in the car. The Cardinal with black looks great. Very nice color combination with the silver exterior. The dash is flawless as are the center consoles. The door panels have been dyed to black and look great. The only complaint with this is that dust and such gets stuck to the cloth centers very easily and make it look dirty. I had thought about putting the regular E30 stitched panels in but I never got around to it. The headliner looks great.


    The car is a wonderful driver. Just about anything you can think of has been done to the car. Always maintained properly and always loved. The motor pulls very hard and tranny shifts great. The car use to be an automatic but the PO had done a manual swap. Everything works as if it had been a factory 5-speed car. The cars ride is a great combination between street and and track feel. Its not too rough, but tight enough to handle very well. The car feels absolutely perfect in the corners. The car now has a 3.73 rear end currently. I was wanting to go back to a 4.10 but I never got around to it. The 4.10 gave the car a little more low end grunt. Overall the car is a perfect for daily driving or a great weekend car. The clean E30s are getting hard to come by nowadays. This is a beautiful and classy E30 with a great history. PM or Email me for all questions.


    $7,800 obo


    Josh K
    Last edited by 325i Vert; 11-20-2008, 05:50 PM.

    does it have a radio?


      It does not have a radio. Just has the radio filler plate. I actually enjoy these cars much more without radios. Such a blast listening to all the E30's noises. :) All speakers were removed as well.

      Josh K


        bump for a clean car.
        1993 325ic Schwarz/Natur
        1991 318is Black/Black - Slicktop - Project s52
        1989 Alpine White/Black M3 S52
        1988 Henna/Pearl M3 <3


          love the interior!


          '05 BMW M3 - Silver Grey/Imola Red
          '90 BMW 325iX - Sterling Silver/Houndstooth sport(5-speed converted)
          '15 Mini Countryman - Blazing Red/Carbon Black

          '01 Audi Allroad - Light Silver/Platinum Saber Black
          '88 BMW 325iX - Diamond Schwarz/Silver sport *Sold*
          '01.5 1.8TQ - Brilliant Black/Nogaro Alcantara ...after 8.5yrs, *Sold* =(
          '90 BMW 325i - Schwarz/Tan sport *Sold*
          '89 BMW 325ix - Diamond Schwarz/Black sport *Sold*


            This car needs to go to a good home. It's legendary in these parts.

            1991 325i - sold :(
            2004 2WD Frontier King Cab

            RIP #17 Jules Bianchi


              24v swapped


                Wow, beautiful.

                I hate to say it but it's going to be hard to sell...especially with the current market conditions.

                Good luck! Looks great.



                  Originally posted by Ryan...
                  It now emits a beautiful blue-ish yellow/green smoke from the exhaust?? No idea what would cause that color, but I assume its good.


                    if i had more money i'd buy my brothers car back from you.

                    good luck on the sale
                    its a great car. good memories hah
                    i take pictures.


                      Thanks for the comments guys. The car really is great. I hate to get rid of it but I am in dire need of a truck/suv and cant justify keeping this one. I dont think it will be hard to sell. There are numerous people looking for clean E30's nowadays. Normally the good ones are snatched up pretty quickly.

                      Josh K


                        yeah, im looking for a clean e30, but thats just to much for a non-m50 e30. car looks amazing and u MIGHT get a buyer, but i just think thats to much. my opinion though. Good luck with sale and pm me if you want to sell it for a little less :)


                          He's asking just the right price. It gets expensive real quick to get an e30 up to these standards. GL man!
                          - skipping the E36 generation completely -

                          Originally posted by Stephen
                          Alot of newer cars do nothing for me


                            are those seats vinyl?


                              yeah, im looking for a clean e30, but thats just to much for a non-m50 e30. car looks amazing and u MIGHT get a buyer, but i just think thats to much. my opinion though. Good luck with sale and pm me if you want to sell it for a little less
                              I said the price was OBO...and to me a non hacked-up E30 will always be worth more than the transplanted cars. (Even though the transplants are more fun!)

                              are those seats vinyl?
                              The seats are apart of Kevins (creative options) line of covers. They are not Vinyl, but are not a full leather. IIRC they are the Symphony line of covers. Sorry for a non exact answer but I cant find his website to confirm what it is.

                              Josh K