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    Originally posted by Poorhouse View Post
    I don't think it's as nice as Austin's car. Will be interesting to see where it ends up.
    I agree 100%.
    Neat car (I hate the wheels, but overall its pretty nicely done),,, but Austin's car was much nicer. If I were to pick between the two, Austin's every time.
    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 JimmyP View Post
      I agree 100%.
      Neat car (I hate the wheels, but overall its pretty nicely done),,, but Austin's car was much nicer. If I were to pick between the two, Austin's every time.



      Sold for $24k, higher than Austin's. We'll see if the buyer goes though with this one...
      1991 318iC
      1989 325i Field Rescue

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        crazy bidding today... the 87-IS went for $14k!
        Simon
        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 Poorhouse View Post
          Sold for $24k, higher than Austin's. We'll see if the buyer goes though with this one...
          Austin's didnt get the love that it deserved, was a much more completed thought, just much more finished, well rounded street car.

          That white car is a cool build, and I do like it, but it feels like its got a bit of an identity crisis. It doesnt know if its a track star or a hard parker.

          I thought Austin's car was a nicer package. Just the audience wasnt there when his was up.
          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 2mAn View Post
            crazy bidding today... the 87-IS went for $14k!
            That car was exactly all the same shit I posted about the late red one above.
            Thats a nice time capsule car. They are not going to keep popping up so if the guy was in the market for one, gotta seize that moment and buy it, especially if the color combo was one he liked.
            I dont think its a crazy number in today's environment.
            We are not going to be seeing those type of examples forever.
            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 JimmyP View Post
              That car was exactly all the same shit I posted about the late red one above.
              Thats a nice time capsule car. They are not going to keep popping up so if the guy was in the market for one, gotta seize that moment and buy it, especially if the color combo was one he liked.
              I dont think its a crazy number in today's environment.
              We are not going to be seeing those type of examples forever.
              Agreed. I'm glad the delphin '87 began to attract a lot of bidding in the final minutes. I was looking at it thinking how could that alpine '88iS with horrible quality images bring 11k and this only bring 10K... then the real bidding began.
              1988 325 Lachs Sedan SOLD

              1989 325i Bronzit Beige 2 Door
              SOLD

              2018 Volkswagen Alltrack SE DSG
              Past:1988 325iS Lachs 5 Speed

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                Originally posted by JimmyP View Post
                That car was exactly all the same shit I posted about the late red one above.
                Thats a nice time capsule car. They are not going to keep popping up so if the guy was in the market for one, gotta seize that moment and buy it, especially if the color combo was one he liked.
                I dont think its a crazy number in today's environment.
                We are not going to be seeing those type of examples forever.



                I agree with you on the gray one, it checked all the right boxes.
                Long term owner, that really took care of it.
                Original paint, original 5 speed car, nice colors that are somewhat uncommon.
                That combination of factors is getting very hard to find.


                The red car with swapped transmission and a repaint is far more common.


                The guy who came in second on the gray car was kicking himself it looked like.
                1991 318iC
                1989 325i Field Rescue

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                  Originally posted by Rusty.Piranha View Post
                  Now its posted for 19k....would you say that is reasonable?
                  Do "i" think,,, probably more than I would pay for that car, for $19K I think that opens many more doors, but its all relative.
                  Whats each persons threshold of reasonable?

                  To me I though hey $14K was reasonable for that car with the color combo and the level of maintenence that was already done,,, to someone else with more money, $20K might be pocket change and if the car was one they wanted sure why not.

                  For so many years a nice "nice" E30 was $7500,,, just like for so many years a pretty nice E30M3 was $15K.
                  I have resigned myself that those days are gone.
                  $14k is the new $7500 in the E30 world
                  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 JimmyP View Post
                    $14k is the new $7500 in the E30 world

                    there are worse investments...
                    Current flame: E30 318iS Alpinweiss II slicktop / LSD - Joanne
                    The ex: E92 335i 6MT M-Sport - Betty
                    The heavy: 2001 4Runner SR5 Sport (3rd Gen) - Fred

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                      Adjusting for inflation, the BMW three series have always been $40,000 cars in today's money. Same as how a base Porsche 911 has always been $80,000. So when a late '80s Carrera cost $40,000 today, it's not surprising that an e30 BMW is $20,000.

                      For the longest time, quality German cars of that era had been chronically undervalued. Still lagging, are the Mercedes-Benz. If you like those, get one while you can.
                      '91 325i

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                        Originally posted by JimmyP View Post
                        For so many years a nice "nice" E30 was $7500,,,I have resigned myself that those days are gone.
                        $14k is the new $7500 in the E30 world
                        If that were true I'd just replace the dash in my 318i and sell it for 14k, but it's just not true, as there are plenty of great A- cars in the sub-8k range.

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                          Originally posted by roguetoaster View Post
                          If that were true I'd just replace the dash in my 318i and sell it for 14k, but it's just not true, as there are plenty of great A- cars in the sub-8k range.
                          Post links here please

                          Let me clarify,,,, 325is, 318is, or even basically coupes w/ manual transmissions.

                          I do agree that for a 318i, yep you are correct.
                          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 JimmyP View Post
                            Post links here please
                            Those cars can be found in the CL thread, but not on BAT.

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                              Originally posted by roguetoaster View Post
                              Those cars can be found in the CL thread, but not on BAT.
                              Doesnt have to be BAT, CL, Ebay, hell the Rev classifieds.
                              I dont think any A manual coupes are selling around $7500 anymore.
                              If they are, they are a unicorn, just like a nice E30M3 @$15k
                              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 JimmyP View Post
                                Doesnt have to be BAT, CL, Ebay, hell the Rev classifieds.
                                I dont think any A manual coupes are selling around $7500 anymore.
                                If they are, they are a unicorn, just like a nice E30M3 @$15k
                                I think it is easy for people to search and determine the "fair market price" of an M3 based on other ads, but it is rather more difficult for the non initiated to do the same for a more normal E30. As with any good deal it's a matter of vigilant searching and immediate action once you find it. Whereas, cars like the one we were discussing will continue to be available for those buyers who cannot be vigilant or swift.

                                This may also be greatly impacted by local market trends, and I tend to only track markets within 100-200 miles of home.

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