Up for sale is a 1989 BMW 325ic. This vehicle is a barn find with the
greatest of potential. Only a 2 owner vehicle, this vehicle boasts only
56K miles on the clock. Time and weather have taken it’s toll on the
overall appearance of the cosmetics but being completely from the South,
however no rust of any kind can be found in the frame or the chassis.
This vehicle will need some restoration with the upholstery, the
convertible top, the carpets and the paint as well as some of the
controls and accessories as might be expected with a vehicle that has
been weathering in the elements. However, as far as the overall
drivetrain on this E30 platform, the frisky 168 H.P. big six, is barely
broken in. The transmission shifts flawlessly as is the rear
differential quiet, tight and strong. The agility and taughtness in the
supple suspension makes this vehicle a pleasure to drive whether on
mountain switchbacks or highway touring.
The exhaust system is throaty, but not overbearingly loud or stifling.
Fitted with newer Cooper tires, the road holding is superb and
delightful. The colour combination of the Champagne paint, the German
brown top and the saddle leather interior are a delight to see with
attractive matching colours and materials. With the styling developed by
Claus Luthe and Boyke Boyer performing the exterior styling, the
combination of clean, clear lines and purposeful and timeless.
With the values of the E30 beginning to rise into the “desirable”
column, this vehicle is a stand out barn find with great potential.