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    Originally posted by dsobering47 View Post
    I am very close to listing my E30 for sale and would like the people's opinion in this thread (I'm considering BaT as the listing agency).

    I have a crappy, out-of-date build thread somewhere, but the gist of my E30 is:
    -1991 318is chassis with original paint, FL car, no rust, no accidents at all.
    -M52 Swap converted to OBD1 with bunch of bolt ons
    -Cleaned up engine bay, wiring harness, etc
    -Gutted interior, bolt-in roll bar, Kirkey race seats, flocked dash, Lowes outdoor carpet
    -Custom STACK DTM cluster, rewired complete car, Ground control coilover suspension, polyurethane bushings for everything, SS brake lines, 3.25LSD, ZF320 trans, with associated 24v swap parts

    Ball-park? $10k?

    Edit: found my "build-thread"...the pictures do not show the current condition well. Paint looks amazing and the interior is cleaner.
    https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/sho...hlight=klaudia
    The car sounds fun, but those people will roast that car.
    I wouldnt go anywhere near BAT with that car.
    They dont get stuff like that.
    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
      The car sounds fun, but those people will roast that car.
      I wouldnt go anywhere near BAT with that car.
      They dont get stuff like that.
      Agreed, that looks like a very purpose oriented car - BAT will shred that car to pieces.
      Autobahn Motorsport - Portland, Oregon
      @autobahnmotorsport
      '88 M5 | '88 325is | '88 330is | '91 M-Technic 325ic | '00 M5 | '03 325it

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        Originally posted by dsobering47 View Post
        No power steering, no ABS, no AC, crank windows+sunroof.


        Not a $10k BaT car. I fought back and forth about listing the Aluminum Monster which sounds a lot like yours and was worried about those mods being deal breakers. In the end I sold it for $11k privately without the BaT weeklong headache
        Simon
        Current Car:
        -2003 Mini Cooper
        -1968 Datsun Roadster 2000
        Previous Car Count : 23 ... and climbing...

        Make R3V Great Again -2020

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          Bring a Trailer Auctions, E30 edition

          Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
          Not a $10k BaT car. I fought back and forth about listing the Aluminum Monster which sounds a lot like yours and was worried about those mods being deal breakers. In the end I sold it for $11k privately without the BaT weeklong headache


          The only cars my group of friends has sold on BAT have been basically stock. Everything else gets sold in different channels.

          Track toys and race cars do far better in GRM or other targeted advertising. Heck, even eBay gets a better response for race cars.


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          Last edited by djjerme; 05-21-2019, 07:21 AM.
          1984 Alpina B6 2.8/1 #35
          1991 325i MT2 Touring (JDM bro)
          1991 Racecar (Chase Schmidt's former drift car - M30)
          2006 BMW X3
          2011 Audi A3 - wife's other German car

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            Originally posted by e30austin View Post
            Agreed, that looks like a very purpose oriented car - BAT will shred that car to pieces.


            Yeah I’d stay away from BaT. Those crazies over there will just rip your poor car to shreds.

            It seems all they care about is time capsules.

            I still get a kick out of the comment about removing weaves and putting the factory bottlecaps on.

            Wow
            90 Bronzit 325is
            16 Black Sapphire 340i M Sport

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              Originally posted by laidback93 View Post
              Yeah I’d stay away from BaT. Those crazies over there will just rip your poor car to shreds.

              It seems all they care about is time capsules.

              I still get a kick out of the comment about removing weaves and putting the factory bottlecaps on.

              Wow
              Most of the people ripping listed cars apart on BAT can't even afford to bid on anything that's listed there, haha!
              Steve • Toronto
              1991 318is • Brillantrot
              Build Thread

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                Well sounds like yall will see my car listed in this classifieds section instead lol!

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                  Originally posted by Powling View Post
                  Most of the people ripping listed cars apart on BAT can't even afford to bid on anything that's listed there, haha!


                  Truer words have never been spoken.
                  90 Bronzit 325is
                  16 Black Sapphire 340i M Sport

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                    Definitely try listing your car here first. With two hours left on BAT that mtech s54 vert is at $8200! That just seems really low, it may get heavy bids late.

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                      I've seen that M tech 2 vert on ebay before. I think they were asking 20k. It looks great. Too bad it's all the way in GA. Hell, I'm tempted to bid at 10k. Reserve has been removed!

                      Sold for $17,650
                      Last edited by reelizmpro; 05-21-2019, 11:37 AM.
                      "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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                        Smart play by the seller on that M tech removing the bid. Seemed to generate quite a bit of interest. Fun auction, well sold I think.

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                          That was good money for that car, and I think the new owner will be happy. M54 is such an underated swap. It's actually the next swap I am doing to my race car (once I yank the M30 boat anchor out.) Those motors have more than proved themselves to me in Endurance racing with teams I know competing and placing in the 25 hours of Thunderhill.

                          Sure, it's not the high power of the S54, but it's a very healthy bump over the M20, and the weight is closer than most other iron block 24v swaps. Not to mention this is tons of low mile motors out there in the second hand market.
                          1984 Alpina B6 2.8/1 #35
                          1991 325i MT2 Touring (JDM bro)
                          1991 Racecar (Chase Schmidt's former drift car - M30)
                          2006 BMW X3
                          2011 Audi A3 - wife's other German car

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                            Originally posted by djjerme View Post
                            That was good money for that car, and I think the new owner will be happy. M54 is such an underated swap. It's actually the next swap I am doing to my race car (once I yank the M30 boat anchor out.) Those motors have more than proved themselves to me in Endurance racing with teams I know competing and placing in the 25 hours of Thunderhill.

                            Sure, it's not the high power of the S54, but it's a very healthy bump over the M20, and the weight is closer than most other iron block 24v swaps. Not to mention this is tons of low mile motors out there in the second hand market.
                            All valid reasons for a M54 swap to be much more popular than it is... you forgot to mention that it doesnt have the typical S54 bearing issues either
                            Simon
                            Current Car:
                            -2003 Mini Cooper
                            -1968 Datsun Roadster 2000
                            Previous Car Count : 23 ... and climbing...

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                              Of course, the only one worth swapping is the B30, the smaller ones don't make any more power than an M50. Isn't it a major pain in the ass to get the M54's engine management working in an E30 swap? That would put a huge damper on popularity, especially for people who cannot use standalone EMS due to government interference.
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                                Yes, the 3.0 or you’re wasting your time. The engine management is much more difficult than an S54, I’d have to look it up again, but I think a reflash can disable the immobilizer stuff requiring the key.


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                                1984 Alpina B6 2.8/1 #35
                                1991 325i MT2 Touring (JDM bro)
                                1991 Racecar (Chase Schmidt's former drift car - M30)
                                2006 BMW X3
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