1989 BMW 325i E30 S52 6-Speed 5-Lug!

Price: US $8,000.00 Item location: Huntington Beach, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: BMW
  • Model: 3-Series
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Coupe
  • Year: 1989
  • Mileage: 110,000
  • VIN: WBAAA2309K4495123
  • Color: White
  • Engine size: 2.5L 2494CC 152Cu. In. l6 GAS SOHC Naturally Aspirated
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Power options: Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Safety options: Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Options: Cassette Player, Leather Seats, Sunroof
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1989 BMW 3-Series

For sale is a one-off 1989 BMW 325i E30 with a ODBI converted 98’ E36 M3 S52 motor in it mated to a E46 M3 6-speed manual transmission. Almost every mechanical part in this car has been rebuilt, upgraded, or new! Professionally built at a BMW shop in SoCal with over $20k invested in the last year. This car is a monster! Freshly built with less then 1k on it and pushing around 240hp

Mechanical / Exterior

-1998 S52 with only 110k miles on it when pulled from wrecked M3. ODBI converted

-New VNOS kit with less than 1k on it

-2001 E46 M3 6 speed manual transmission, new clutch kit, master / slave cylinders, clutch fluid /hose, with less than 1k on them.

-5 lug wheel conversion with new tie rods and most suspension components

-Adjustable E36 coilovers set at moderate height

-2.93 diff!

-Brand new slotted and drilled rotors with ceramic brakes

-Z3 Steering rack (Rebuilt 2015)

-Motor mounts

-Custom Stainless steel shortly headers

-Brake booster

-Oil pan and gasket

-Custom cat-back exhaust and performance muffler

-New tires all around

-IS front lip

-M-Sport door handles

-Frenched out fog lights

-Front bra



-Full reupholstered interior

-Rare Euro armrest

-Viper alarm with auto start.

-Top-of-the-line Infinity speakers with individual tweeters. Great sound

-Retro fitted original BMW stereo with AUX input. Nice touch.

-HID headlights

-LED interior lights

-Smoked out front bumper running lights


This car is a monster and every detail has not been overlooked! Now for the cons: As seen in the pictures the fenders are dented. The paint is all original so there are little rock chips here and there in the front as you can see in the pictures. Paint I would say is n 8/10 with no clear coat peeling. No A/C! Purposefully built without it. With the sunroof open and rear windows opened the temperate is perfect. If you want A/C installed it’s not that difficult to do but because this is a swapped car, the engine bay gets a little tight in the front to work on.

All the little knickknacks as seen in the pictures are included (bra, BMW license plate, etc). Super fast and much faster than an E36 M3. With the tire size, diff, 6 speed gear ratios, hp, the computer tells us this is over a 194 mph car. I believe it! You can chirpthe tires at 65 mph.

The car will come with a clean CA title, SMOGGED for a CA buyer, and documentation / receipts. This is a car not for the faint at heart. The car was built to be a daily driver and a good track day car. At about 2k pounds and over 200+ hp, you get the idea.

Reason for selling is have too many cars. This one needs to go to make room for a full-blown, not-as-pretty racecar. Since this car is a fresh build, it has not been abused. The next owner can do that.

Located in Huntington Beach and happy to work out the logistics if being shipped. Please, serious buyers only. If don’t have the funds, please don’t bid. This is not a cheap E30, but well worth it. My loss is your gain.

Video clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOYE4ejZEPc&feature=youtu.be

Good luck and happy bidding.