1992 325iC Mtech2 Appearance Package - CLEAN - NYC
Price: - Item location: West Babylon, New York, United States
- Make: BMW
- Model: 3-Series
- Type: Convertible
- Year: 1992
- Mileage: 108,800
- VIN: WBABB2310NEC29534
- Color: Alpine White
- Engine size: 2.5l Inline 6
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Interior color: Black
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Safety options: Anti-Lock Brakes
- Options: Bluetooth Head Unit, Hands Free Talk, Convertible, Leather Seats
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1992 BMW 3-SeriesSome history on the car... I purchased it back in 2011 on a whim because the car looked like a diamond in the rough. I figured that with some (serious) elbow grease I could bring it back to life.
So began the cars journey haha. It came from an auction in South Carolina and made its way up to NY. I couldn't start working on the car immediately because I just had too much going on at the time. About a year later I would finally bring the car from a friends lot in Monticello to a garage that I started renting in Long Island (Soon to become my shop, OMG Motorworks). It would take me about one year to build the car... I took as many pictures of the process as I could but closer to completion I gave up.
I finally registered and insured it May of 2014. In that time period I’ve driven 4000 miles. I purchased it with 104k on the clock, it’s now just a hair over 108,700. Every mile has been thoroughly enjoyed but I just don’t drive it enough. With 2 other cars in my stable I rarely drive this one because I have to shuffle three cars around in order to bring this one out! I know such a good looking car and I don’t drive it enough… shame! In my defense I have a swapped E30 that I just find to be more exciting to drive. The vert is a supreme cruiser that is relaxing as heck to drive when the sun is out and the weather is right! It’s part of the reason why I tried to keep the car as stock as possible.
What’s been replaced in the past 5 years over the course of this cars restoration?
The motor was completely seized when purchased, someone absolutely destroyed the oil pan and the auto was toast as well. I picked up a good running motor (around 110k) from a local friend that had recently had most of the major service work completed. The suspension was completely gone through because I figured if I’m yanking the motor I might as well just do a complete teardown? in for a penny in for a pound!
Motor:110k, timing belt service, water pump, oil pan gasket, cam seals, oil pump/crank seals, valve cover gasket, blind plugs, spark plugs, wires, cap and rotorPowdercoated Intake Manifold + Valve Cover
Suspension:Bilstein SportsEibach SpringsControl ArmsE30 M3 Offset Control Arm BushingsSway Bar End Links (front and rear)Sway Bar Bushings (rear are polyurethane with reinforcements)Rear IX Sway BarSubframe BushingsIE Polyurethane Trailing Arm Bushings
Steering:Rack Doctor E36 M3 Steering rack + New tie rod assembliesAll new power steering lines + reservoir
Drivetrain:5spd ConversionNew Clutch, Pressure Plate & Clutch Master/Slave CylinderResurfaced Single Mass FlywheelGuibo/Flex DiscCenter Support Bearing3.73LSD - low mileageZ3 1.9l Short Shifter w/lighted M3 Shift Knob96k on Getrag 260 (came out of 88 Super ETA, swapped to smaller output flange)UUC DSSR
Interior:Removed from an early model 325iC with low mileage (can’t recall)Sport Black Leather Interior - Front seats are heated and workingCrack Free DashboardAlpine UTE-42BT - hands free microphone, wireless music streaming, USB charging/playback (factory amp eliminated and removed)Anthracite CarpetNew Mtech2 Steering Wheel**Working A/C - R134A**OBC Light Bar upgraded with an LED light bar
Exterior:15x7 BBS RZ 378's205/55 15 Dunlop Direzza DZ101Manual Top Conversion from same early model + Top ItselfNew WindshieldSmoked U.S. Ellipsoids + Cross HairsRUST FREE
Million dollar question... What does this car need?
-New SI board - the mpg meter is freaking out but everything else works-The front bumper/valance and rear bumper could use a respray
If you have any questions feel free to call me at the shop (business hours). The car lives in my garage in Brooklyn. I can meet with prospective buyers during the day as long as its a nice day and within reason. I do have a shop to run so its difficult to travel anyplace far during the week. I can make myself available on the weekends.
Please do not hesitate to ask for any additional information or photographs of the car!
Thank you for taking a look!