1990 BMW 325is S50 5-Speed Supercharged
Offer Accepted
Final Offer: $19,000
Categories: Non-Porsche
Auction type: Deal TankOffer Accepted
1 bid, 49 comments

Vehicle Details


  • Year: 1990
  • Make: BMW
  • Model: 325is
  • VIN: WBAAA1309LEC65686
  • Mileage: 439,099mi (TMU)
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Title Status: Clean
  • Color: Black
  • Seller Type: Private Party
  • Location: Apple Valley, UT 84737
  • Lot #: V-0039905-DT

Acquired by the seller from its second owner about three years ago, this 1990 BMW E30 325is has been modified with an S50 inline-six engine from an E36 M3 as well as a 5-speed ZF manual transmission, an Active Autowerke Stage 1 supercharger, a SuperSprint exhaust system, KW coilovers, BBS-style wheels, and a mechanical overhaul. It also came factory equipped with optional Sport Seats, a sunroof, fog lights, ABS brakes, and a HiFi stereo system. This supercharged S50-powered E30 is now being offered for auction by its owner out of Utah.

This E30 is finished in black and features a front air dam, fog lights, an M3 roof antenna, an optional sunroof, a trunk lid spoiler, and a dual-tipped SuperSprint muffler. The seller notes the exterior moldings have been refinished in black and the windshield has been replaced. The car rides on 17” x 8.5” BBS-style wheels. New tires were mounted two years ago within the last 1,500 miles. The seller adds that the exterior remains in excellent condition apart from some paint fading on the hood and roof. Detailed images are provided in the gallery along with a CARFAX report showing minor damage to have occurred in 2007 and 2012.

The black interior features a pair of factory-optioned Sport Seats, a three-spoke MOMO steering wheel, and a weighted ZHP shift knob. Other accessories include power windows and mirrors, and a factory HiFi sound system paired with a modern Continental Bluetooth radio. The seller notes the front seats have been reupholstered in leather and the dashboard has been replaced, although a small hairline crack is present. The odometer is inoperable and the car’s true mileage is unknown.

This E30 has been retrofitted with a 1995 BMW E36 M3 drivetrain consisting of a 3.0-liter S50 inline-six engine mated to a 5-speed ZF manual transmission. The engine and transmission were rebuilt including upgraded forged engine internals and ported cylinder heads. The car also features an Active Autowerke Stage 1 supercharger, a SuperSprint exhaust system, M6 engine mounts, KW coilovers, and a Porsche 944 Turbo brake booster. Extensive mechanical restoration was performed under current ownership including new brakes, axles, wheel bearings, driveshaft, differential, steering rack, tie rods, control arms, spark plugs, ignition coils, drive belts, and an overhauled cooling system with an E36 Euro radiator and 540i cooling fan.

This sale will include a toolkit, a spare tire, a car cover, and a clean title.

The seller would like you to know: “Thank you for visiting my auction. This car has been a labor of love of mine, I've waited 13 years for my client to finally offer the car to me after asking for years to offer it to me first if ever available, well the day came and there I started my project. I started it three years ago, so all is new on this car; put probably 1500 miles since then with no intention to sell. I recently purchased an E30 M3 and now that has become my new project to keep. Thanks.”

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $19,000
  • Auction End: Feb 12, 2024 08:03:00PM UTC
  • Number of Offers: 1
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  • MooF (registered bidder) 1 month, 4 weeksago

    I think this was well bought, hard to build any IS at this price let alone with this drivetrain. Enjoy it

  • Offer from Svspence 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Sold for $19,000

  • $19,000 offer from Svspence 1 month, 4 weeksago

    $19,000 offer from Baldwin, NY (11510)

  • bretunplugged 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $18,000

  • Btober (registered bidder) 1 month, 4 weeksago

    wow going going going , nice car goodluck to everyone who wants it bad enough

  • Svspence 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $17,750

  • bretunplugged 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $17,500

  • Svspence 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $17,000

  • bretunplugged 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $16,500

  • posix 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $16,000

  • Svspence 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $15,500

  • bretunplugged 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $15,250

  • Svspence 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $15,000

  • posix 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $14,000

  • Svspence 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $13,750

  • bretunplugged 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $13,500

  • Svspence 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $13,250

  • bretunplugged 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $13,000

  • turbo318 (seller) 1 month, 4 weeksago

    @AMGRY-GT about 360hp thanks

  • Onerange 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $12,500

  • AMGRY-GT (registered bidder) 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Very nice build. Do you have an idea on hp output with this set-up?

  • turbo318 (seller) 2 monthsago

    @Jontpop remember only paint and body steering colum, ignition and key have 400k everthing has been rebuilt or replaced has less than 30k ,even the windshield and mouldings are have been replaced,

  • Jontpop (registered bidder) 2 monthsago

    Amazing price for a car with presumably 400k miles wowzers crazy

  • Btober 2 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $12,250

  • MooF 2 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $12,000

  • Btober 2 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $11,138

  • turbo318 (seller) 2 monthsago

    Hi Posix, The sound is the rotax supercharger it sounds comletely different that of the video and not as loud as the iphone picks up Thanks

  • Dscoff 2 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $10,888

  • Svspence 2 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $10,000

  • Tkotchek 2 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $4,500

  • posix (registered bidder) 2 monthsago

    @seller in the walk around and starting video, i hear some high pitched squeaking. is that coming from the belts?

  • nobrakes 2 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $3,600

  • Svspence 2 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $3,000

  • turbo318 (seller) 2 monthsago

    M3samuel thank you, but not looking for another car

  • ethurtee (registered bidder) 2 monthsago

    Looks like a proper hoot. :) GLWA

  • Onerange 2 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $2,500

  • m3samuel 2 monthsago

    Beautiful car, just out of curiosity would you consider trading the car for a manual e92 m3?

  • turbo318 (seller) 2 monthsago

    Yes i own a a cpouple bmw repair facility for the last 38 yrs where we owned, raced and campaigned bmw's and all work was done at our shop some was documeted on social media instagram germanautoandexotics and germanautospecialist.inc hence when i purchased the vehicle from a long time client of mine.

  • raharg0 2 monthsago

    Thank you for driving video. Do you have documentation and receipts for the extensive work under your ownership? Any damage or weathering not consistent with a 34 year old car?

  • Cheecho 2 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $250

  • Btober (registered bidder) 2 monthsago

    thank you for the flyby video , just gives an idea of how loud it is , appreciate it

  • turbo318 (seller) 2 monthsago

    @turbo318 uploaded new drive by and in car video

  • turbo318 (seller) 2 monthsago

    Hi Btober there is a walk around video and startup that was uploaded with the listing ?

  • Btober (registered bidder) 2 monthsago

    any driving videos including interior and drive by's to get idea of sound thank you

  • turbo318 (seller) 2 monthsago

    Hi raharg0 The motor swap was done a few years ago, two to be exact. The motor when built had a forged crank and rods installed also when the cylinder head was sent out to get ported recieved a threee angle valve job new guides seals and tappets, vanos was rebuilt at that time , the trans was rebuilt two years prior. The power train has maybe 30k , the new supercharger kit was originaly designed for the e36 and was reconfigured for the e30 chassis was installed in early May 2023 and has probably has 1500 mile on it .The car has had all its services performed in the last year, coilovers were installed at the same time ,no issues driving, no vibrations and is a great daily driver with the extra ponies to enjoy ,vehicle is well sorted out even here in southern utah where it can get warm in the summer the car stayed cool and maintained its oprational temps in stop and go traffic.

  • raharg0 2 monthsago

    First, how awesome to see a car that has been enjoyed. The cars appears to be well loved. A few questions for the seller. Could you provide details on the engine and drivetrain? Date of install, mileage, service. Any concerns driving daily?

  • renuauto (registered bidder) 2 monthsago

    The seller is an awesome member of the local car community and a total enthusiast. Next owner will enjoy the heck outta this one!

  • turbo318 (seller) 2 monthsago

    Hi its not hooked i dohave everything for it just lines need to be done thanks

  • Firewood (registered bidder) 2 monthsago

    Cool build. Looks like a blast to drive. Does the AC work well? Blows strong & cold? Thanks.

  • turbo318 (seller) 2 months, 1 weekago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

1990 BMW 325is S50 5-Speed Supercharged
Final offer: $19,000 Offer Accepted
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