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Old 01-12-2019, 06:09 PM   #1
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E30 factory options and original prices

Does anyone know or have a link to this information? What was standard and optional per model, year to year, on US E30s?

I found this page that shows the original prices, but of course that's with standard equipment. http://www.strictlyeta.net/technical...fications.html

Also, what packages were available and what options did they include? For example, cold weather package (was it called that then?) included heated seats and ski bag. I also read it included heated side mirrors. Did it include anything else? Were all of those options available individually as well (e.g. so that you might have heated seats and ski bag, but not heated mirrors)?.
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Old 01-12-2019, 06:34 PM   #2
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93 325ic cost the same as a 91 m3. Wow, sorry I don't I have anything more to add but it's a cool chart

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Old 01-13-2019, 01:25 PM   #3
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You mean cost more. Yeah, that's pretty interesting, especially since M3s are worth so much more now than all the other E30s, even the rare 91 M-Technic verts (which cost about $40,600). I guess just cause of demand.

Found Cabrio production numbers here: http://www.e30ic.com/prod.htm
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Old 01-13-2019, 03:44 PM   #4
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Yeah, that's pretty interesting, especially since M3s are worth so much more now than all the other E30s, even the rare 91 M-Technic verts (which cost about $40,600). I guess just cause of demand.
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Old 01-14-2019, 04:39 PM   #5
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I had the window sticker for mine somewhere. it was like $45,000 in 1991.. pretty crazy if you think about it. that's like $85k in today's dollars.

If you bought a brand new M3 and stuck it in a bubble, it might be worth $100k. But if you put that same $40,000 into stocks back then, you'd probably have 5x that much.

moral of the story: drive your cars and enjoy them, because they're not going to make you rich..
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Old 01-14-2019, 04:52 PM   #6
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Old 01-15-2019, 06:39 PM   #7
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If you put $40k into stocks in 1991 and you got a 5% ROI, which is stupid low, you'd have $123,059 after 27 years.

At 7%, which is still low, it would be $190,452. So yeah... you'd have about 5x that much. At $1000 per year additional investment, which we'd say was maintenance and insurance, you'd have $257,429.

Just in case, you know, you were wondering.
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Are you trying to say that cars are bad investments? Heresy!
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Old 01-16-2019, 09:49 AM   #9
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I've watched great '73 911 S-trim cars go from $75k in '07/08 to over $300k in 2015.

That's an ROI I can approve of, but it's not something even we in the business could have anticipated.
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yeah, there are exceptions - but mostly if you bought a car brand new, and never used it, you're not likely to even break even, much less make a profit - not even considering the opportunity cost of not 'investing' that money somewhere better...
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Old 01-21-2019, 06:49 AM   #11
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I have the window sticker from our 1987 325is ...

1987 325isA
Color Delphin
Interior Black Leather
Suggested Retail Price $26,990

Options:
4 Speed Overdrive Automatic Transmission $595
Metallic Paint $335
Dealer Preparation Charge $190
Destination and Handling Charge $295

Total Suggested Retail Price $28,405

The "is" included all the other options like sport seats, front and rear spoilers, electric sunroof, 13 button OBC, 14" weave wheels, etc.
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The above matches my window sticker as well.


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Color Cinnabar Red
Interior Black Leather


Suggested Retail Price 26,990.00
Dealer Preparation Charge 190.00
Destination And Handling Charge 295.00
Total Suggested Retail Price 27,475.00
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Old 01-29-2019, 10:34 AM   #13
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The entire classic/collectible car market has taken a huge upswing since the recession. A lot of cars are worth 3 times as much now as they were 10 years ago (E30 M3, D90 NAS, etc.)

That's great some of you still have the window sticker! Mine doesn't have it, but I do have the order form for the second owner who bought it used at the BMW dealer. He paid $18k in 94 for the 90 325is and they gave him $2k in trade for an 86 Subaru. Amazing that the BMW was so much more even though it was only 4 years newer.
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Cirrus Blue missing from the paint list? oopsie
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^ says to not take investment advice from random forum posters, proceeds to give long winded post about investment advice.. uhhh.

I must be doing well above average then.. *shrug*
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