Beautiful 1991 BMW 325i Cabriolet

Price: - Item location: White House, Tennessee, United States
  • Make: BMW
  • Model: 3-Series
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: Convertible
  • Year: 1991
  • Mileage: 162,000
  • VIN: WBABB2318MEC25861
  • Color: White
  • Engine size: 1992 2.5L M50 Conversion
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Gray/White
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Safety options: Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Options: CD Player, Convertible, Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1991 BMW 3-Series Convertible

For sale is my 1991 BMW 325i Cabriolet with 162K miles. I'm a BMW enthusiastand have had several over the years, but this one has been the most fun to work on. This car came from Texas and I purchased it in Oklahoma about 14 years ago. It was a daily driver until 8 years ago and has been garaged. I’ve decided to sell it and get another project car (wife said I have to sell one of my cars to get another...). I swapped engines with a newer BMW model about 7 years ago which gained an extra 40-50 HP, 4 valves per cylinderinstead of 2, timing chain instead of belt. This swap will now also make it very easy to replace it with an S50 (M3 motor) if you like. At the same time I swapped the automatic for a five speed. It is lightning quick! The M3 Springs and Bilstein/KYB strut/shocks makes it handle like a dream. The paint is original and has a few minor imperfections as the car is 26 years old. I would not hesitate to drive this car anywhere – very reliable.

Original paint and top. Rear window was replaced about 10 years ago (zipper type-easy to replace) but will need to be replaced in the next 2-3 years or so (you can get them on eBay pretty cheap).

No rust!!!

Dash has two minor cracks in the tray.

The ‘checkered flags’ are vinyl and can be removed if you like.

M type steering wheel – original air-bag wheel included.

Cruise control does not work due to newer engine computer.

Perfect shape OZ 16" wheels with Bridgestone G019 Grid performance tires with 85% tread.

Engine swapped with a 1992 M50 2.5L with ~100K miles. Cold air induction, ECU performance chip, Stainless Steel Headers.

5-speed with 4.11 rear axle (car originally was an automatic). Lightning quick.

Sachs high performance clutch.

Bav-Auto short shift kit.

M3 springs.

M3 polyurethane offset front suspension bushings.

Bilstein Front Struts.

KYB Rear shocks.

Meyle Slotted / Cross-drilled brake rotors with Akebono pads.

Custom two-toned Leather seats. Front seats are heated.

European ellipsoid headlights.

Front spoiler swapped for ‘is’ style.

Top is electric up/down.

Battery moved to trunk.

Panasonic touch-screen AM/FM/MP3 stereo with trunk amp/subwoofers.

Day/Night rear-view mirror with map lights. Original mirror will go with the car.

Alarm/keyless lock is installed but disabled since I park it in the garage. I do have the wiring diagram available.

Bentley repair manual included.

When the motor was swapped I replaced the Air Conditioner Dryer, Expansion Valve, and all O-Rings. Never got around to filling it with refrigerant (it’s a convertible…). I do have two cans of Freeze 12 that will go with the car.

I have a pair of side-skirts that I never installed that will go with the car.

Extra parts – starter, clips, gaskets, original stereo, etc. etc. etc.

Purchaser can fly in to Nashville (BNA) and I will pick you up if necessary, along as it’s outside normal business hours. Winning bidder must provide $500 down payment via PayPal and balance due at pickup.

It’s a great car and I hate to see it go but it’s time to start with something else.

Please do not ask what the reserve is. Thanks for your interest.