NO RESERVE 1989 BMW E30 325i 5-Speed

Up for auction at no reserve is this 1989 BMW E30 325i Coupe finished in Cinnabar Red over a black leather interior. The second generation of BMW's 3-Series sports sedan, the E30 is well regarded for its drivability, styling, and motorsports heritage. This 1989 325i Coupe was acquired by the owner in 2010 and has since received a reupholstered interior and routine service including timing belt replacement and a coolant flush. It is now being offered for auction at no reserve by its seller out of Virginia accompanied by a large collection of records.

This E30 is finished in Cinnabar Red (138) with chrome trim around the windows and kidney grills. Exterior details include a sunroof, pop-out rear windows, projector headlights, a rear spoiler, and a front air dam with integrated fog lights. The 1989 model was the first to feature redesigned plastic bumpers, while also being the last year with factory-equipped pop-out quarter windows. Following the front-end damage shown on CARFAX in 2006, this E30 was declared a total loss and subsequently refinished in the original color in 2010. The car has been garage-kept ever since and the paint is described to be in excellent condition overall, detailed images are provided in the gallery along with the full CARFAX report. The original 15” BMW Style 10 wheels are mounted with Kumho Ecsta tires.

The cabin is trimmed in black leather with gray carpeting and matching door panels. The front seats and rear bench have been reupholstered along with the installation of a new headliner. Amenities include air conditioning, cruise control, an onboard trip computer, power windows and locks, and an Alpine head unit with upgraded door speakers. The seller notes the rear window defroster is currently inoperable and reports the original odometer has been replaced. The current odometer reads just over 16k miles and the total mileage is estimated at approximately 200k.

This E30 325i is powered by a 2.5L M20 inline six-cylinder engine factory rated at 168 HP and 164 lb.-ft of torque. The rear wheels are driven by way of a 5-speed manual transmission. The E30 benefits from a low curb weight of approximately 2600 lbs. and features McPherson front suspension setup, semi-trailing arm rear suspension, and vented disc brakes at all corners. A vast collection of records is provided in the gallery showing routine service carried out primarily through authorized BMW dealers over the years.

This sale will include a clean Virginia title. Well presented and carefully looked after, this E30 325i Coupe is ready to begin its journey with a new owner.

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $8,001
  • Auction End: 2022-01-18 20:01:17+00:00
  • Number of Bids: 16
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Comments (32)

  • Jimlerbs 4 monthsago

    Sold for $8,001

  • Jimlerbs 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $8,001

  • hdarth 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $7,100

  • jmemmer 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $6,750

  • Jimlerbs 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $6,500

  • hdarth 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $6,130

  • hdarth (registered bidder) 4 monthsago

    are the hood gaps off or wider than normal? It kind of looks that way but tough to tell from the photos thanks

  • Jimlerbs 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $5,575

  • Vinster88 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $5,325

  • Jimlerbs 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $5,075

  • pcarenthuz 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $4,825

  • Vinster88 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $4,575

  • richer23 (seller) 4 monthsago

    @nobrakes I have included photos of the undercarriage.

  • pcarenthuz 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $4,325

  • Lundclan (registered bidder) 4 monthsago

    Wow! Great records but enough maintenance and repairs for two or three lifetimes. This car could have been bought at least two times over. Driver's car = mechanic's car! I like it but not sure about how often I would be fixing it. Could be a fun driver in the right hands.

  • nobrakes (registered bidder) 4 monthsago

    May have missed it. What is the rust situatioN on this car?

  • richer23 (seller) 4 monthsago

    @automotiveartist There are no known mechanical issues. I drive the car twice a week.

  • richer23 (seller) 4 monthsago

    @racingredsc Yes, apologies for the delay.

  • automotiveartist (registered bidder) 4 monthsago

    Hello, Does the car need anything mechanically moving forward? Do you drive the car regularly? How is the clutch and shift linkage? Thank you

  • Kak81 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $3,501

  • racingredsc (registered bidder) 4 monthsago

    216,000 miles?

  • 16v4age 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $3,251

  • 16v4age (registered bidder) 4 monthsago

    I have a feeling once transferred to the new owner title will reflect the salvage part. I might be wrong

  • rmw (registered bidder) 4 monthsago

    salvage car with clear title but salvage Carfax, this is strange

  • rmw 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $2,800

  • maseratidema 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $2,500

  • Kak81 (registered bidder) 4 monthsago

    @richer23 You don't have to , I can see on the pictures you uploaded, just wondered if the shop or insurance noted any frame damage, because I could not find any notes.

  • pm2207 (registered bidder) 4 months, 1 weekago

    I’m surprised you can have a car declared a total loss and still have a clear title. Seems like it should be a R-title. Can you upload a picture of the title?

  • Thebigrig 4 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $1,500

  • richer23 (seller) 4 months, 1 weekago

    @Kak81 @Kak81,ood Morning Kak81,
    And thanks for your inquiry. Based on my knowledge, there was no frame damage. I included all the parts that were replaced in the maintenance records. If you would like, I can provide you an electronic copy of the parts.

  • Kak81 (registered bidder) 4 months, 1 weekago

    Hi richer23!
    I'm bimmer enthusiast and I really like to get one E30. I see that was mentioned it was total loss how bad was the damage, is there a frame damage ?

  • richer23 (seller) 4 months, 1 weekago

    Hello and thank you for your participation in this auction. I am a retired military officer, and basically used to car for trips to the grocery store and church on the weekends. This is a bitter sweet time, it's tough to let it go. The car has served me well, and it still runs and handles well. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask me.

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