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    Just saw that and curious where itíll end up. Havenít looked over the photos to see itís condition, but I wonder how much the mileage will affect value.
    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
      Just saw that and curious where itíll end up. Havenít looked over the photos to see itís condition, but I wonder how much the mileage will affect value.
      Yeah the mileage worries me a bit. I donít know the durability of the S38.

      Still, I predict it will go over 20k.
      90 Bronzit 325is
      16 Black Sapphire 340i M Sport

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        Originally posted by laidback93 View Post

        Yeah the mileage worries me a bit. I donít know the durability of the S38.

        Still, I predict it will go over 20k.
        The S38 is a pretty robust engine. If you drive it the way it was meant to be driven, maintain it correctly and at proper service intervals, they will last 300k+, no problem. I think that goes for most BMW engines, though, parts for the S38 are not exactly cheap... when the turbo engine blew up in my M5, between sourcing a replacement long block and regasketing the engine from top to bottom (without taking the cyl head off or touching the timing components), and changing all the "while you're in there" parts, the job cost me right around $15k. Not fun, but I will likely not have to touch anything engine related for a very long time.
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          It's not much more than an S14 with two extra cylinders stuck on it (or the S14 is the same minus two cylinders depending on how you wanna look at it) so it's not like it's M60 fragile.. The final price seemed like a decent deal and I'm sure the new owner will enjoy it..
          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 laidback93 View Post

            In other news. Anyone scoping the E28 M5?

            https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1988-bmw-m5-58/

            I want one in my garage someday.
            I am local to this shop and remember the previous owner driving this car. I called the current owner and planned to go look at it last Friday but the price was already at my budget before I could get down there (25+ miles) so I passed. Everyone on BAT is congratulating the buyer on the good deal, but I disagree. This is a car that sat for 3+ years and all the seller did was get it running with a DME repair. High mileage, crash damage, no history, no compression or leakdown. Assuming the engine is healthy, it could still easily take $5-10k to make it a reliable driver, which is the best goal for this car. Maybe I'm just hopelessly priced out of the E28 M5 market.

            1992 325i 'vert
            1988 320i Touring
            1977 530i
            2015 328i - Euro Delivery/Performance Center Delivery
            2001 325i - R.I.P.
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              Originally posted by cory58 View Post

              I am local to this shop and remember the previous owner driving this car. I called the current owner and planned to go look at it last Friday but the price was already at my budget before I could get down there (25+ miles) so I passed. Everyone on BAT is congratulating the buyer on the good deal, but I disagree. This is a car that sat for 3+ years and all the seller did was get it running with a DME repair. High mileage, crash damage, no history, no compression or leakdown. Assuming the engine is healthy, it could still easily take $5-10k to make it a reliable driver, which is the best goal for this car. Maybe I'm just hopelessly priced out of the E28 M5 market.
              Interesting. Thanks for providing the history.

              Any yes I too think I'm priced out of the E28 M5 market at this point in time. My best hope is to find a decent 535i example.
              90 Bronzit 325is
              16 Black Sapphire 340i M Sport

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                Originally posted by laidback93 View Post

                Interesting. Thanks for providing the history.

                Any yes I too think I'm priced out of the E28 M5 market at this point in time. My best hope is to find a decent 535i example.
                To heck with the expensive M cars. Get a 535i, add ROW bumpers/valences, give the engine the Hartge or Alpina treatment, add sport seats, maybe Euro ones, a sporty suspension and enjoy.

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                  M3 DOESNT sell for $61k, ETA sells for $6400! haha
                  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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                    No comments about our own bradnic buying ANOTHER E30?
                    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 cory58 View Post
                      No comments about our own bradnic buying ANOTHER E30?
                      Didn't know, but an E30 dude got another E30, who'd've thunk it?

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                        Originally posted by roguetoaster View Post

                        Didn't know, but an E30 dude got another E30, who'd've thunk it?
                        Iíd be more surprised if E30 guy buys non Bimmer..

                        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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                          Well, paid BAT 2 weeks ago to put my car on their auction. Shall see how it goes.

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                            Originally posted by cory58 View Post
                            No comments about our own bradnic buying ANOTHER E30?
                            So, let's see if these BAT e30's are really all they are cracked up to be.
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                              Originally posted by roguetoaster View Post

                              Didn't know, but an E30 dude got another E30, who'd've thunk it?
                              Yep. We all gots the E30 itis.
                              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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                                1989 M3
                                https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1989-bmw-m3-41/
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                                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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