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    Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
    1991 318iS
    1992 325i Convertible
    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1992-bmw-325-43/

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    I know - it's a good looking car.
    Although the headlights.
    - didn't you guys have smileys in 1992 in the U.S.?
    They look like sealed beams..

    ​​​​​​​But it's a very tidy example!
    E30 320i vert
    But daily drive is Volvo V60 Polestar

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      Originally posted by Tzantushka View Post

      I know - it's a good looking car.
      Although the headlights.
      - didn't you guys have smileys in 1992 in the U.S.?
      They look like sealed beams..
      Those European lights were illegal in the USA.

      I don't know how they allowed orange turn signals.

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        My 92 has sealed beams too. I’m working on cleaning up a set of US Ellipsoids for it.
        Jon (OO=[][]=OO)
        1992 325ic white, stock with a 5-speed swap
        Palm Beach County

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          1989 325i
          https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1989-bmw-325i-118/

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          1985 Baur 323i
          https://bringatrailer.com/listing/19...323i-baur-tc2/

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          1988 325i Convertible
          https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1988-bmw-325i-35/

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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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            Speaking of e30 auctions, I saw Paul Walker's white E30 M3 cross the line at Barretts...sheesh (183k)....but the real surprise was the risky business car (1.8)....man I wonder how these guys make a living?

            https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Even...-M3-E30-249822


            https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Even...VIE-CAR-249506

            Last edited by Javier h; 09-20-2021, 10:09 AM.

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              3rd go 'round for this thing...

              1991 325i
              https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1991-bmw-325i-17/

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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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                1988 M3
                https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1988-bmw-m3-146/

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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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                  1989 325i Convertible
                  https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1989-bmw-325i-122/

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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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                    This one had some interesting conversation re whether it is an "i" or "iS" model.
                    Initially presented as an "i", I don't recall seeing the seller claim is was an "iS". Commenters seem to think it was. BAT then amended the listing to "iS".
                    Car sold for $31k which is "iS" money.

                    IMO it is an '89 325i automatic that was swapped to 5 speed and had some "iS" parts put on it. About the same thing as my car.

                    1991 318iC
                    1989 325i Field Rescue

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                      Originally posted by Poorhouse View Post
                      This one had some interesting conversation re whether it is an "i" or "iS" model.
                      Initially presented as an "i", I don't recall seeing the seller claim is was an "iS". Commenters seem to think it was. BAT then amended the listing to "iS".
                      Car sold for $31k which is "iS" money.

                      IMO it is an '89 325i automatic that was swapped to 5 speed and had some "iS" parts put on it. About the same thing as my car.
                      At this point, there is only about a 10% difference in price between a genuine IS and a 'basic' I. I think this one would've sold well regardless of the fact that it was a manual swapped I or a genuine IS. Its a lovely, rare color with some good quality mods on it.

                      Its basically coming down to the presentation, the quality of the car/ paint/ interior/ etc and less on whether its a genuine IS or I because as you can see, thats a little harder to prove
                      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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                        Agree, lovely color and it checked a lot of boxes regardless of original spec.
                        1991 318iC
                        1989 325i Field Rescue

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                          How could he pass smog in LA without a converter?

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                            Originally posted by 2mAn View Post

                            At this point, there is only about a 10% difference in price between a genuine IS and a 'basic' I. I think this one would've sold well regardless of the fact that it was a manual swapped I or a genuine IS. Its a lovely, rare color with some good quality mods on it.

                            Its basically coming down to the presentation, the quality of the car/ paint/ interior/ etc and less on whether its a genuine IS or I because as you can see, thats a little harder to prove
                            Royal Blue was not listed as being an available color for an 89 "iS" in the USA. Just for the "i". All USA "iS" cars had power sunroofs so my guess is it's an i. Very nice car though.

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                              Originally posted by Vincenze View Post
                              How could he pass smog in LA without a converter?
                              The seller mentioned that if the car was to remain in CA, that was going to be a problem for the buyer IIRC.


                              Gorgeous car, regardless of i/iS though. Damn.

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                                1990 325i Sedan
                                https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1990-bmw-325i-93/

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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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