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    Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
    Those 86 ES / 87 IS cars are tough ones, because they are special NA cars, but the bigass diving boards kill the overall look

    $12k shouldve been enough


    They also have the early cooling system, and a way different front chassis harness over the 88+. So just oddball enough. Plus, I do believe the ‘87 still used the sheet metal shifter style.


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      Originally posted by djjerme View Post
      They also have the early cooling system, and a way different front chassis harness over the 88+. So just oddball enough. Plus, I do believe the ‘87 still used the sheet metal shifter style.
      I dont think the intelligent BaT bidders are concerned about any of those things
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        Originally posted by agent View Post
        That's a pretty wide brush you found to paint every potential buyer of an 87is based off one (non) sale on one website.

        $12k may be where the market was for THAT car, but it damned sure ain't for every last one of them.
        This is truth.

        Not enough pictures, the seller is either aged or head-over-heels (or both) with the car so either didn't see or didn't want to see the touch-ups.

        What was the condition of the suspension? Mostly original or mostly replaced?

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          Originally posted by djjerme View Post
          Plus, I do believe the ‘87 still used the sheet metal shifter style.


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          No, they went to the later style shift console sometime in late 1985 (MY86).
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            Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
            Those 86 ES / 87 IS cars are tough ones, because they are special NA cars, but the bigass diving boards kill the overall look

            $12k shouldve been enough
            Agreed - I'm surprised it broke 10 and that BaT even allowed that high of a reserve on it.

            Back when I was much more active here, I don't remember early model diving boards breaking 5 figures.

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              Originally posted by reelizmpro View Post
              No, they went to the later style shift console sometime in late 1985 (MY86).

              I've had 3 built in 1985, all 3 had the sheet metal shifter, but also had the ears to swap the late style directly in. Did a 885 head swap on a local's 84 build date and his gearbox did not have the ears.
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                My racecar was an ‘85 chassis as well and still had the original transmission for several seasons. It was the same (sheet metal shifter but ears for later style.)


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                  Originally posted by ForcedFirebird View Post
                  People tend to drive differently in their "appliance" then they do in their enthusiasts car. Sure, you would replace the chassis and DIY your way back to a daily, but the spectrum of car enthusiasts spread wide. Some owners hire to get a car built, that's money lost in an incident. You would have time lost, potato/potato in the end.
                  Nobody here is dumb enough to not call it a loss. But bad shit happens for no apparent reason sometimes and you shouldn't live your life petrified of it. You could lose your M3 in a random crash but you could also get killed in one, and yet we all still drive all the time whether it's in a boring shitbox or a valuable classic, and I'm not seeing the same people who don't drive their fun cars out of fear picking the safest car they can possibly afford to DD.

                  That's my opinion and everyone is free to take it or leave it.
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                    Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
                    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/19...25i-cabriolet/



                    Euro S50 swapped Vert! Crazy...

                    And now a re-sale of a 318is that was bought through BaT in 2017

                    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/19...18is-coupe-16/
                    Should I be worried about that 318? I've been watching that one closely....
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                      Well

                      At the very least it makes for great entertainment!

                      No reserve is gutsy but in away that's what that venue is all about.

                      Selling a car. That euro S5x vert just fizzled without selling which seemed like a waste of time. Seller was very unresponsive.

                      I think the 318is will do great. Should break 11k but whenever something gets relisted, it sometimes gets weird reactions.

                      The seller has faith so I hope it does really well. Seems like a nice guy and great car.

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                        Originally posted by AdironRider View Post
                        Should I be worried about that 318? I've been watching that one closely....
                        Its an E30... whats there to be worried about? Its no-reserve, so bid to whatever you feel like would be worth it.
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                          Originally posted by Javier h View Post
                          At the very least it makes for great entertainment!

                          No reserve is gutsy but in away that's what that venue is all about.

                          Selling a car. That euro S5x vert just fizzled without selling which seemed like a waste of time. Seller was very unresponsive.

                          I think the 318is will do great. Should break 11k but whenever something gets relisted, it sometimes gets weird reactions.

                          The seller has faith so I hope it does really well. Seems like a nice guy and great car.
                          I'm hard pressed to believe it was the seller's call to set a no-reserve (who wouldn't want their car to hit a certain #?). More likely than not, BaT required a no-reserve as the initial listing didn't hit the right number which ends up being a waste of bandwidth on their end.

                          When I listed my e30 on BaT, they wouldn't even let me set a 8k reserve on it. I will say, however, that they're pretty damn selective about their listings so bid with confidence.

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                            Well 13.75k or so with fees is a little rich for my blood for a 318is that needs at least a g in clear coat work.

                            My max was 11.5, which my 18 year old self would shit his pants at. I bought a 318is with 72k on here 15 years ago or so for 4k.
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                              No Reserve: 1988 BMW 325is

                              https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1988-bmw-325is-23/
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                                Originally posted by Rusty.Piranha View Post
                                Nice E30. Interesting to see the bumper and valance on the 88 vs. the 87 and 89 style.

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