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    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1992-bmw-325-15/

    written about previously..
    https://bringatrailer.com/2016/05/12...w-325i-cabrio/

    I actually wish it had more miles.
    I BUY/SELL REFURBISHED CM5907s & CM5908s

    HOWTOs:
    DB vert plastic bumpers
    OEM Keys
    MTech1 docs

    88 ix Lach/Card
    91 ic Calypso 3.1
    86 Cosmo 2.7

    OEM+ or bust!


    reelizmpro: I will always be an e30 guy.. I still do all of my own labor
    TrentW: There's just something so right about a well-built M20 in an E30
    e30m3s54turbo: I save my money for tuner parts.

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      That car is a stunner.
      1991 318iC
      1989 325i Field Rescue

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        Man that car is mint. Has anyone seen the records proving the mileage?
        1992 325i 'vert
        1988 320i Touring
        1977 530i
        2015 328i - Euro Delivery/Performance Center Delivery
        2001 325i - R.I.P.
        BMWCCA
        E30CCA

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          yeah I just got priced out with the $20k bid.. kinda miffed. I'm still waiting for answers to my current questions. I may reconsider.

          then again, I kept telling myself the miles are too low to really enjoy the car.

          still looking for a low mile calypso 5 speed vert, preferably a 91 diving board car so I can just re-execute my euro conversion and mtech1 on it. Or... I can just put substantially less in additional $$ into my existing car and just reset the damn odo :-)

          really couldn't give a damn less what the 'value' is.

          Originally posted by cory58 View Post
          Man that car is mint. Has anyone seen the records proving the mileage?
          @cory58 seller bought the car in 2016. claims to have winter storage records going way back that show current mileage every year.
          I BUY/SELL REFURBISHED CM5907s & CM5908s

          HOWTOs:
          DB vert plastic bumpers
          OEM Keys
          MTech1 docs

          88 ix Lach/Card
          91 ic Calypso 3.1
          86 Cosmo 2.7

          OEM+ or bust!


          reelizmpro: I will always be an e30 guy.. I still do all of my own labor
          TrentW: There's just something so right about a well-built M20 in an E30
          e30m3s54turbo: I save my money for tuner parts.

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            Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
            Serious question... what are the chances this has the higher compression eta pistons?
            There was a 10.2 compression as well. If it has the factory installed cat, it's the 9.0:1 motor. Ask him for the engine #'s stamped into the ID plate. It's in the engine compartment behind the PS headlight.

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              Originally posted by e30sh View Post
              There was a 10.2 compression as well. If it has the factory installed cat, it's the 9.0:1 motor. Ask him for the engine #'s stamped into the ID plate. It's in the engine compartment behind the PS headlight.
              Looks like theres a cat... I also attached the plate you were talking about.
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              Current Cars:
              -1986 BMW 325e & 1968 Datsun Roadster 2000
              Previous Car Count : 21 ... and climbing...
              Originally posted by Melon
              Let it be known to all. Simon fucking keeps it real.

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                Originally posted by bradnic View Post
                @cory58 seller bought the car in 2016. claims to have winter storage records going way back that show current mileage every year.

                I did see the comment about storage records but didn't catch the part about showing mileage.


                I agree - not only would I be scared to drive it, but I would be scared to park it in my working garage. It really should be in a collector's garage where tools, ladders, kids, lawnmowers, etc. can't accidentally damage it.


                As much as I believe Bimmers should be driven, I hope someone buys this one and parks it.


                Cory
                1992 325i 'vert
                1988 320i Touring
                1977 530i
                2015 328i - Euro Delivery/Performance Center Delivery
                2001 325i - R.I.P.
                BMWCCA
                E30CCA

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                  Originally posted by bradnic View Post

                  then again, I kept telling myself the miles are too low to really enjoy the car.

                  How much do you drive your convertible?
                  I'm lucky if we put 1k miles a year on ours.
                  Short summer season, work, other cars, etc.
                  1991 318iC
                  1989 325i Field Rescue

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                    Originally posted by cory58 View Post
                    I agree - not only would I be scared to drive it, but I would be scared to park it in my working garage. It really should be in a collector's garage where tools, ladders, kids, lawnmowers, etc. can't accidentally damage it.
                    Spot on. My current cars 5 new garage dents and scratches are living proof.
                    If only the car had 75k miles on it...
                    I BUY/SELL REFURBISHED CM5907s & CM5908s

                    HOWTOs:
                    DB vert plastic bumpers
                    OEM Keys
                    MTech1 docs

                    88 ix Lach/Card
                    91 ic Calypso 3.1
                    86 Cosmo 2.7

                    OEM+ or bust!


                    reelizmpro: I will always be an e30 guy.. I still do all of my own labor
                    TrentW: There's just something so right about a well-built M20 in an E30
                    e30m3s54turbo: I save my money for tuner parts.

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                      Originally posted by Poorhouse View Post
                      How much do you drive your convertible?
                      I'm lucky if we put 1k miles a year on ours.
                      Short summer season, work, other cars, etc.
                      17k miles in 7 years... so I guess it would still be a 32k mike car in 2025 haha. Probably less because I’d trailer it to out of town events fo sho. Was planning to mothball the interior and disconnect the top mechanism lol.. my current verts interior is better anyway
                      Last edited by bradnic; 11-14-2018, 10:52 AM.
                      I BUY/SELL REFURBISHED CM5907s & CM5908s

                      HOWTOs:
                      DB vert plastic bumpers
                      OEM Keys
                      MTech1 docs

                      88 ix Lach/Card
                      91 ic Calypso 3.1
                      86 Cosmo 2.7

                      OEM+ or bust!


                      reelizmpro: I will always be an e30 guy.. I still do all of my own labor
                      TrentW: There's just something so right about a well-built M20 in an E30
                      e30m3s54turbo: I save my money for tuner parts.

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                        Originally posted by bradnic View Post
                        17k miles in 7 years... so I guess it would still be a 32k mike car in 2025 haha. Probably less because Iíd trailer it to out of town events fo sho. Was planning to mothball the interior and disconnect the top mechanism lol.. my current verts interior is better anyway

                        Your current vert interior is insane.


                        That is where I was going with that. If you use it as a summer car it will remain low mileage.
                        1991 318iC
                        1989 325i Field Rescue

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                          In the end the collector premium and potential garage damage risk just isn’t worth it. My current car when done will be exactly what the wife and I want. It looks great, drives great and as long as I pay Hagerty it’s hopefully insured for what it would take to replicate it should the unthinkable ever happen

                          I still want a lower mile calypso db car though :-). It just needs to have a smaller collector premium than this one.

                          If the BaT car wasn’t calypsorot with factory LSD and heated seats I wouldn’t have bid on it. I’m better off taking the collector premium and building out the stroker, re-doing the synchros and do the glass out repaint. It’s unlikely I’d ever get back what I put into it due to mileage, but I honestly could not give a damn less
                          I BUY/SELL REFURBISHED CM5907s & CM5908s

                          HOWTOs:
                          DB vert plastic bumpers
                          OEM Keys
                          MTech1 docs

                          88 ix Lach/Card
                          91 ic Calypso 3.1
                          86 Cosmo 2.7

                          OEM+ or bust!


                          reelizmpro: I will always be an e30 guy.. I still do all of my own labor
                          TrentW: There's just something so right about a well-built M20 in an E30
                          e30m3s54turbo: I save my money for tuner parts.

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                            Originally posted by bradnic View Post
                            In the end the collector premium and potential garage damage risk just isnít worth it.
                            So I went ahead and bid again. lol
                            I BUY/SELL REFURBISHED CM5907s & CM5908s

                            HOWTOs:
                            DB vert plastic bumpers
                            OEM Keys
                            MTech1 docs

                            88 ix Lach/Card
                            91 ic Calypso 3.1
                            86 Cosmo 2.7

                            OEM+ or bust!


                            reelizmpro: I will always be an e30 guy.. I still do all of my own labor
                            TrentW: There's just something so right about a well-built M20 in an E30
                            e30m3s54turbo: I save my money for tuner parts.

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                              6800 for a 318is almost seems reasonable.

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                                Originally posted by bradnic View Post
                                So I went ahead and bid again. lol
                                lol I feel ya!!The emotional tug is strong with this one. I recently overpaid for an iX based on market value but underpaid based on the non-rational "got to have it" fun factor.

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