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    No Reserve: 1991 BMW 318is 5-Speed

    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1991-bmw-318is-27/
    The Snow Leopard - 1990 325is

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      That's a nice car.
      Originally posted by wholepailofwater
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      WTB: Dove Grey e36 Front Door Panels (2 door)

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        Originally posted by reelizmpro View Post
        Could be the new norm ladies and gentlemen.
        That might be a bit a stretch,,, that car is an uncommonly detailed swap.
        Most 4V swapped cars I have encountered have "nowhere" near this level of attention to detail or cleanliness of build to them

        I'd hazard that 75% of all the swapped E30s I have encountered either in person or reading this forum are thrown together as cheaply and quickly as possible.
        Or someone spends all kinds of money on the actual engine,,, then drops it in a car that has the cheapest shit coil overs available and wheels that don't fit,,, and zero other actual "work" done to it.

        If this car were the "norm" then I'd agree, but this car is a bit of an outlier.
        Jimmy P.
        87 E30 M3 Prodrive British Touring Car
        88 E30 M3 Zinnoberot - Garage Queen
        88 E30 M3 Lachsilber - SCCA SPU #98
        92 M Technic Cabrio - S14 Powered!
        98 318Ti Morea Green
        04 Ford F350 Dually Tow Machine

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          Originally posted by Rusty.Piranha View Post
          No Reserve: 1991 BMW 318is 5-Speed

          https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1991-bmw-318is-27/
          Wow. Nice.

          Originally posted by MrBurgundy View Post
          That's a nice car.
          Truth. Nice example
          Jimmy P.
          87 E30 M3 Prodrive British Touring Car
          88 E30 M3 Zinnoberot - Garage Queen
          88 E30 M3 Lachsilber - SCCA SPU #98
          92 M Technic Cabrio - S14 Powered!
          98 318Ti Morea Green
          04 Ford F350 Dually Tow Machine

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            Most 24 valve swaps are motors with over 100 K with just new gaskets and they call that a “rebuild.” The swaps that have been on bring a trailer have done quite well because they’re clean and well thought out. That’s why they typically are fetching over $10,000
            Simon
            Current Car:
            -2000 330i Estate, the dad-mobile
            -1975 Alfa Romeo Giulia Nuova Super 1300, the never-ending name & project



            Make R3V Great Again -2020

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              Damn Austin, making me rethink my s50 car I'm selling. Tempted to just keep it and finish the paint job on it! Could be worth so much more.
              F80 M3 Alpine
              E10 Fjord Blue 2002
              E28 Blackish 535i
              E21 Silver 320i
              Disco1 98 4.6
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              E30 Cirrus coupe S50 SOLD
              E30 325i SOLD
              E30 Alpine 325i vert Euro spec SOLD
              E30 Alpine coupe 325is SOLD
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                Originally posted by JimmyP View Post
                That might be a bit a stretch,,, that car is an uncommonly detailed swap.
                Most 4V swapped cars I have encountered have "nowhere" near this level of attention to detail or cleanliness of build to them

                I'd hazard that 75% of all the swapped E30s I have encountered either in person or reading this forum are thrown together as cheaply and quickly as possible.
                Or someone spends all kinds of money on the actual engine,,, then drops it in a car that has the cheapest shit coil overs available and wheels that don't fit,,, and zero other actual "work" done to it.

                If this car were the "norm" then I'd agree, but this car is a bit of an outlier.
                Someone gets it!!!!! Thank you, Jimmy!
                Portland, Oregon
                E28M5 | E30S50 | E30M3

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                  What I mean is nicely done cars selling for $20k+ rather than 15-17k. There was a swap car on BAT that sold for 24k recently IIRC that was a surprise to many and now this car at 9k with 6 days left.
                  "I'd probably take the E30 M3 in this case just because I love that little car, and how tanky that inline 6 is." - thecj

                  85 323i M TECH 1 S52 - ALPINEWEISS/SCHWARZE
                  88 M3 - LACHSSILBER/SCHWARZE
                  89 M3 - ALPINEWEISS II/M TECH CLOTH-ALCANTARA
                  91 M TECHNIC CABRIO TURBO - MACAOBLAU/M TECH CLOTH-LEATHER

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                    Ah, got it. Now at $12k this am.
                    Portland, Oregon
                    E28M5 | E30S50 | E30M3

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                      Good luck with the auction Austin, your car is a beaut.
                      Current:
                      1989 325i
                      1988 M3
                      1987 325ic
                      Past:
                      2001 330ci
                      2001 M3

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                        Im guessing the reserve was $30k and it just barely cleared it... That was a nice looking M3 though
                        Simon
                        Current Car:
                        -2000 330i Estate, the dad-mobile
                        -1975 Alfa Romeo Giulia Nuova Super 1300, the never-ending name & project



                        Make R3V Great Again -2020

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                          Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
                          Im guessing the reserve was $30k and it just barely cleared it... That was a nice looking M3 though
                          S54s are getting cheaper and cheaper. With how much more $ they pull in value, its almost makes more sense financially to do a s54 swap over a s50/52 swap these days.

                          I bet that would of got pretty close to 40k with a s54. (although I havent looked over every detail of the car)
                          Current:
                          1989 325i
                          1988 M3
                          1987 325ic
                          Past:
                          2001 330ci
                          2001 M3

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                            Almost but not quite there yet. The M50/S50 family came in so many cars. People who never did a swap are now doing them for less than 5k. Solutions are well established for that swap. We need more companies to fab up solutions for the M54/S54 swap to bring the prices down. Having my 323i swapped to S52 is running about $5k. S54 swap was $10k minimum just to drop it in and go.
                            "I'd probably take the E30 M3 in this case just because I love that little car, and how tanky that inline 6 is." - thecj

                            85 323i M TECH 1 S52 - ALPINEWEISS/SCHWARZE
                            88 M3 - LACHSSILBER/SCHWARZE
                            89 M3 - ALPINEWEISS II/M TECH CLOTH-ALCANTARA
                            91 M TECHNIC CABRIO TURBO - MACAOBLAU/M TECH CLOTH-LEATHER

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                              No Reserve: 1989 BMW 325i

                              https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1989-bmw-325i-30/
                              The Snow Leopard - 1990 325is

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                                Originally posted by Rusty.Piranha View Post
                                Pet peeve: why on this green earth would you post your car on BAT without a lip?
                                1990 Brilliantrot 325iS Build Thread
                                1989 Zinnoberrot M3 Build Thread

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