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    1988 325i Convertible
    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1988-bmw-325i-31/

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    Simon
    Current Car:
    -2000 330i Estate, the dad-mobile
    -1975 Alfa Romeo Giulia Nuova Super 1300, the never-ending name & project



    Make R3V Great Again -2020

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      Originally posted by ForcedFirebird View Post

      I can tell you round-a-bout numbers (2014 prices)...

      ITB kit in: $1800
      MS PNP: $850
      Head: $2200
      Headers/exhaust: $1k
      40% diff: $900
      Dyno tuning: $600
      Labor $2200

      2014: $8550

      2016 we upgraded to 2.8:

      2.8 rotating assy: $4200

      Head was cracked by owner (overheated accidentally in garage when fan caught a rag), not really "build" but related.

      Second head: $2300
      $1200 labor
      New dyno tune: $600

      Even if you nix the second head, he still spent another $4800 on the new bottom end installed ($13,350 total).

      Plus he purchased the interior and re-installed it ($$???).

      The PO easily had $20 on top of the vehicle purchase, only to get 16. :(


      And this is why I swapped in an S52. I get theres something to be said for a sweet NA m20 build but it doesnt make cents to me.

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        Enthusiast type cars stay an entertainment expense with little to no return in almost all cases. Gotta be insightful or lucky enough to know what will be expensive while it is still cheap and hold on to it until it's expensive. Just enjoy them instead of worrying about what someone else will pay you.

        IG @turbovarg
        '91 318is, M20B25 turbo
        [CoTM: 4-18]
        '94 525iT slicktop

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          Originally posted by varg View Post
          Enthusiast type cars stay an entertainment expense with little to no return in almost all cases. Gotta be insightful or lucky enough to know what will be expensive while it is still cheap and hold on to it until it's expensive. Just enjoy them instead of worrying about what someone else will pay you.
          I kind of agree. You're giving away money if you take a late model 2 door and swap it, so you have to be ok with that. But there are still some ridiculously overpriced swap cars on BAT as well. That white M52 swapped sedan for $14k comes to mind
          - '88 m54 coupe

          <3

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            Interesting what some modded cars go for on BaT vs. stock. Obviously we're now getting into classic territory where originality matters, but having owned stock and modded e30s I'd take a modded car if it was something I was going to drive rather than just hold as an investment.

            Originally posted by Codym42 View Post
            I don't understand how this car went for so much. I mean, the color does look good and its an s52 but $17k for a car with a junk title just blows my mind. Not a huge fan of all the red bits mixed with grey either. If the entire interior was red and the wheels were silver, it would look a whole lot better IMO.
            Have to admit, I don't get it on that one either. The red seats with grey door trims just looks half done, and while the paint colour is nice, the engine bay has been left silver too leaving it looking unfinished to my eyes at least.

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            My e30: OEM+ with M30B35

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              Auction fever is the only explanation I can think of, that or a buyer whose time is worth a lot and found exactly what was wanted in that car. The recent comment about not caring about title status puzzles me, is it not still the case that it's nearly impossible to get insurance to cover a rebuilt/junk/salvage title car? Surely you would want your heavily modified $17,000 classic car insured well.

              IG @turbovarg
              '91 318is, M20B25 turbo
              [CoTM: 4-18]
              '94 525iT slicktop

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                1989 324TD Touring
                https://bringatrailer.com/listing/19...324td-touring/

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                Simon
                Current Car:
                -2000 330i Estate, the dad-mobile
                -1975 Alfa Romeo Giulia Nuova Super 1300, the never-ending name & project



                Make R3V Great Again -2020

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                  Cool car- terrible respray. No telling what this one will go for.
                  - '88 m54 coupe

                  <3

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                    Originally posted by Jb325is View Post
                    Cool car- terrible respray. No telling what this *TRUCK* will go for.
                    If it was properly titled, it would be very appealing to us in California, but since its registered as a truck, well.... WTF Good luck explaining that to the DMV. If you're lucky you get one who doesnt care and passes it forward, but I just see all kinds of problems if someone wants to bring that to CA... and now a Mr Russky is arguing with me about it
                    Simon
                    Current Car:
                    -2000 330i Estate, the dad-mobile
                    -1975 Alfa Romeo Giulia Nuova Super 1300, the never-ending name & project



                    Make R3V Great Again -2020

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                      Originally posted by Jb325is View Post
                      Cool car- terrible respray. No telling what this one will go for.
                      That is one of the worst paint jobs I've ever seen. Did they use Playdoh as body filler? And there is so must rust peeking out everywhere.
                      90 Bronzit 325is
                      16 Black Sapphire 340i M Sport

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                        Im guessing this one will clear $100k...

                        1989 M3
                        https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1989-bmw-m3-58/

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                        Simon
                        Current Car:
                        -2000 330i Estate, the dad-mobile
                        -1975 Alfa Romeo Giulia Nuova Super 1300, the never-ending name & project



                        Make R3V Great Again -2020

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                          Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
                          Im guessing this one will clear $100k...

                          1989 M3
                          https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1989-bmw-m3-58/
                          Somehow I doubt that the trans was resealed, unless they just mean input/output seals, since the slave looks original, as does the line. Basically, while the car is nice, it does not strike me as a 100k car, which means it will go for 120k.

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                            Originally posted by laidback93 View Post

                            That is one of the worst paint jobs I've ever seen. Did they use Playdoh as body filler? And there is so must rust peeking out everywhere.
                            Quite honestly one of the worst cars I've seen on BaT, in terms of quality of repair work. Everything is bodged. Nothing is done right. Passenger door looks wonky as hell.

                            Mismatched cheeseball tires front and rear. '70s muscle car rake. The engine's a plus but the rest of the car needs so damn much.

                            If I'm not mistaken, the vignette in the windshield is Bulgarian.
                            1990 325i/4/5, 1992 240SX, 1995 RRC, 1998 M3/4/5

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                              Sold for $47k.

                              Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
                              1991 318iC
                              1989 325i Field Rescue

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                                Originally posted by amcp View Post

                                And this is why I swapped in an S52. I get theres something to be said for a sweet NA m20 build but it doesnt make cents to me.
                                Apples to apples. Brand new built m20>used up s52 that's at least 23yr old - and more than likely 100k+ miles and most of them are sludged over, need VANOS rebuilds, sticky cam followers etc. Also, remember, he was paying a professional to do all the work. If you price out all the parts needed for an s52 swap and pay a shop to do it (around 30-40 man hours, top to bottom, wiring, exhaust, oil pan swap etc), an s52 swap suddenly doesn't look so great.

                                Originally posted by roguetoaster View Post

                                Somehow I doubt that the trans was resealed, unless they just mean input/output seals, since the slave looks original, as does the line. Basically, while the car is nice, it does not strike me as a 100k car, which means it will go for 120k.
                                More than likely it was the output and shifter shaft seals. They are all leaking if original, we have changed countless of these seals as the leak tend to soften the giubo and shred it beyond recognition.
                                john@m20guru.com
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