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    Thats a REALLY nice car. If I were to buy that, I might have to resist the temptation to do anything to it and just drive it exactly as is and just do maintenance.
    There cannot be that many cars left in that condition that haven't been fucked with.
    My old 325es was exactly like that. Completely unmolested.
    Selling that car continues to be one of my biggest automotive regrets.
    I sold it when I bought my first E30M3. Big mistake.
    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 Rusty.Piranha View Post
      15k seems a bit high...i'm thinking 10-11k max
      I dunno, if the right guy is wanting a fairly almost virgin E30 on "this week",,, it could go for that.
      I'd pay $15 for that car in that condition, if I was looking to add a car.
      As I said, there cannot be that many of them left in this condition considering all the tens of thousands of various atrocities that have been committed to E30s in the past 3 decades.
      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 Matt-B View Post
        people are paying retarded prices for cars now days...
        I don't think its retarded.
        I wrestled with this same thing for a while in the E30 M3 market. I hated that the cars were escalating so far upward in price (I still do) but all the years of cheap E30s (and E30 M3s) has drained the pool.

        Think about for how many years one could buy the nicest E30 for $7K and a really nice E30 M3 for $15K. The lesser nice cars scaling downward.
        Those almost 20 years at those prices drained the pool. And because they were cheap,,, people did unspeakably stupid things to them making them almost impossible to ever go back to being just a nice E30 or E30M3.

        There are so few nice unmolested ones left of any E30 model (318, 318is, 325, es, is, M3 you name it) that the remaining nice ones are going to sell for more money.
        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 don't think its retarded.
          I wrestled with this same thing for a while in the E30 M3 market. I hated that the cars were escalating so far upward in price (I still do) but all the years of cheap E30s (and E30 M3s) has drained the pool.

          Think about for how many years one could buy the nicest E30 for $7K and a really nice E30 M3 for $15K. The lesser nice cars scaling downward.
          Those almost 20 years at those prices drained the pool. And because they were cheap,,, people did unspeakably stupid things to them making them almost impossible to ever go back to being just a nice E30 or E30M3.

          There are so few nice unmolested ones left of any E30 model (318, 318is, 325, es, is, M3 you name it) that the remaining nice ones are going to sell for more money.
          Agree, nicely said.
          1991 325i 4 dr Euro Spec, 5 Speed, 4.10 LSD, Slicktop

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            apparently the tool kits are rare and expensive to replace. quick everyone hoard all the little wrenches before they get to Porsche tool prices!!!
            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 Matt-B View Post
              15,000$ is my guess


              people are paying retarded prices for cars now days...


              I'd guess about fourteenkay.


              On a serious note, I also have noticed a few inconsistencies such as the prem. sound tweeters, yet the rear shelf speakers are the basic ones.
              what gives?!
              If it's got tits or tires, it's gonna cost ya!

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                It's a 325i with a few iS bits.
                "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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                  Bring a Trailer Auctions, E30 edition

                  A previously sold M3 is back. It got $39,000 back in April, let's see where it ends this time
                  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
                    A previously sold M3 is back. It got $39,000 back in April, let's see where it ends this time
                    It'll be interesting to see where this one goes. I think the E30 M3 market has cooled off somewhat this year. My guess is that most of the mid-to-high mile driver-condition cars weren't getting the big dollar sales that many owners thought they deserved after seeing a few collector-grade cars go for $50k+

                    That said, they will never be $15k cars again but I don't see the "average" e30 m3 deserving $40k. There's just too many good, collectible cars in that price range. As much as I love the E30 M3, I don't think they are "worth" the recent market spike. I'm hoping they level off a bit more.
                    '89 Schwarz E30 M3 Cabriolet Build

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                      Well, it's already at $33k, let's see how much more it will climb
                      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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                        Decay, you've been spotted



                        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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                          Better pics than the ones in the BaT listing
                          I BUY/SELL REFURBISHED CM5907s & CM5908s

                          HOWTOs:
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                          OEM+ or bust!


                          reelizmpro: I will always be an e30 guy.. I still do all of my own labor
                          TrentW: There's just something so right about a well-built M20 in an E30
                          e30m3s54turbo: I save my money for tuner parts.

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                            haha yeah I was floored when I found that in my FB feed!

                            my new place is directly across the street from their office.

                            I need to make some new friends over there :D
                            past:
                            1989 325is (learner shitbox)
                            1986 325e (turbo dorito)
                            1991 318ic (5-lug ITB)
                            1985 323i baur
                            current:
                            1995 M3 (suspension, 17x9/255-40, borla)

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                              I didn't realize that BaT was here in the Bay Area.

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                                Neither did I until I saw their name discreetly painted on the door of the warehouse. I wondered if it was them or some little towing company going by the same name. Now I know :)
                                past:
                                1989 325is (learner shitbox)
                                1986 325e (turbo dorito)
                                1991 318ic (5-lug ITB)
                                1985 323i baur
                                current:
                                1995 M3 (suspension, 17x9/255-40, borla)

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