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    E30 Touring Market

    E30 Touring Market

    Just random historical sales data via BAT and other sources incoming.

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    Totally non professional review of data: I think the market (like many enthusiast cars) has cooled some since the highs of the last few years, but will still continue to grow as nice examples are getting harder to find (like all E30s).

    Some good buys recently on BAT and other places in recent months IMO.

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    It was hard for me to not bid on that 325i Touring that was here in CA
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      #3
      Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
      It was hard for me to not bid on that 325i Touring that was here in CA
      You shoulda. There's also a nice design edition on CnB right now. Has video review by Doug himself.
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        #4
        It could just be market saturation. Let's be totally fair, an E30 touring is just a noisier cabin E30 sedan with a tiny bit of extra space in the back and much harder to find parts aft of the B pillar. They're cool, but maybe not quite as special as people hoped they would be. This of course comes from a guy who has a touring now, and has said goodbye to three others in the past.

        If people want unicorns they'll need to find something like an E28 316i, or maybe just really uncommon colors. The latter part of that may explain the popularity of the design edition tourings, or maybe it's just that they are near end of E30 production cars.

        In so many ways, a pleb spec US E30 that's been perfectly kept is more interesting than a touring.

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          #5


          That's all just way too logical haha. As with all cars, there are compromises for sure. I dunno, I'm in too deep at this point, no turning back now.

          I do think the market is kind of getting flooded / saturated right now. If you are willing to travel or have one shipped, they are available within the US now - with a decent supply if you truly want one.

          Although, it may still be a better deal to import one yourself - depending on condition and other factors.

          I'm curious what the next 5 years and beyond looks like for all E30s, but especially tourings.
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            #6
            Originally posted by DEV0 E30 View Post

            You shoulda. There's also a nice design edition on CnB right now. Has video review by Doug himself.

            Did you happen to see all the thumb tacks holding up the back of the headliner in DD's video? Funny
            1992 325i Cabrio
            1988 320i Touring
            2000 M5
            1977 530i
            2015 328i - Euro Delivery/Performance Center Delivery
            BMWCCA
            E30CCA

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              #7
              I bought mine because I was convinced that they (and all e30s) were going to become expensive. They are special cars and will be recognized for it soon. Too many of them have been and are currently being destroyed as drift missiles. The rest are rusting or wearing out fast. Of the 2+ million e30s, there were only 100k Tourings ever made and most rusted to pieces in salty, icy climates. How many Mauritius Blue, Laguna Green, and (especially in my mine!) Daytona Violet Tourings are left? There were only 600 of those in total. I am particularly attentive to violet ones and I can count just 20 that I have seen in person or online including my own. I bought one because it was cheap and was possibly the lowest miles one left on the planet, and because it was purple! Price hikes over the last two years have shown that I was right to either buy one or move on to something else. At $20k they will be cheap to some, but not to me. I don't really care where the price goes other than if they go to the stratosphere like my previous love the 912, I will sell because parts will become prohibitively expensive. Increasing values can really kill a hobby car. E30s are in a sweet spot: good ones are still available, parts are available and (fairly) cheap, and most of the world has not caught on...yet.

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                #8
                Originally posted by cory58 View Post


                Did you happen to see all the thumb tacks holding up the back of the headliner in DD's video? Funny
                Sold for $13,899. Needs headliner. Smallest E30 engine (1.6l). No AC.
                1992 325i Cabrio
                1988 320i Touring
                2000 M5
                1977 530i
                2015 328i - Euro Delivery/Performance Center Delivery
                BMWCCA
                E30CCA

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                  #9
                  I know modified cars appeal to a certain market, but this one went for crazy money. Still has so many needs.


                  1992 325i Cabrio
                  1988 320i Touring
                  2000 M5
                  1977 530i
                  2015 328i - Euro Delivery/Performance Center Delivery
                  BMWCCA
                  E30CCA

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                    #10
                    Recent events on BaT have been eyeopening:
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                      #11
                      Just to add another “anecdotal” data point. I just purchased a 1994 318i Touring Design in Daytona for $15,000.00. Interior great, exterior looks great from 10’ but has some rust that was sprayed over, so we will be cutting out and replacing metal in floors etc. The car is headed to Castro Motorsports next week for body and S54 swap etc.
                      1994 Toyota Land Cruiser
                      1988 635 CSI
                      1994 318i Touring Design

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                        #12
                        https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1994-bmw-316i-7/

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                          #13
                          I think this one will set the bar. Interior is pristine. Low miles. Would be worth adding air conditioning.
                          1992 325i Cabrio
                          1988 320i Touring
                          2000 M5
                          1977 530i
                          2015 328i - Euro Delivery/Performance Center Delivery
                          BMWCCA
                          E30CCA

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                            #14
                            Looks just like mine, though, it is encouraging me to paint next year.

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                              #15
                              I agree, I think that one will go for quite a bit.

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