1985 e30 BMW 318i sedan **pro M42 swap** new inspection **two owner** 5sp manual

Price: - Item location: Pottstown, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Make: BMW
  • Model: 3-Series
  • Type: Sedan
  • Trim: Base Sedan 4-Door
  • Year: 1985
  • Mileage: 235,000
  • VIN: WBAAC7408F0677088
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 1.8L 107cid L4
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1985 BMW 3-Series Base Sedan 4-Door

Up for sale is a 1985 BMW 318i with a uniquely good service history. I bought the car in Feb from the original owner, who gave me a 2" thick binder detailing 20 years of maintenance by the dealership, and in later years by Bimmerworks in West Chester, PA. The attention to detail by the original owner is incredible, as shown by receipts for such parts as OEM alternator bushings, OEM exhaust hangers, and many, many other jobs.
The car has always received OEM parts. It runs and drives 100%, and feels great to drive. Inspection is good through April 2018.
Good:-100% stock, other than engine swap-Fuel injected 140hp M42 installed by Bimmerworks, has 120k miles on it, runs strong and smooth (body has 235k)
-5sp Manual
-Clutch feels new
-Trans is smooth and precise
-Original paint still shines
-New brakes, battery, fuel line, and clutch slave cylinder in the last 6 months
-Full matching spare and two matching wheels with snow tires
-75% tread left on Khumo Solus tires
-Analog dashboard clock unit included with sale-Two keys, lots of original literature, and service history binder is included with sale
-Starter is going. Always starts, but sometimes the crank is weak/slow
-Rust in the wheel wells (see pics)
-Needs fresh struts-- strut mounts and bump stops included with sale
-Heavy wear on driver's seat (passenger and rear seats are in great shape)
-Radio does not work-- new Infinity speakers and Sony head unit included with sale-Locks are working, but a little wonky-- a keyless entry kit that will solve the issue is included with sale
This car drives straight as an arrow-- no shake or pull at any speed. You will not find another E30 that drives this good short of a fully restored model. This is a running, driving, inspected project car, or simply a very cool old sedan. The service history is truly unique. This is an old car in need of some attention, but none of its shortcomings keep it from being a daily driver, if you want it to be.
I know it is hard to buy a car online, so please feel free to message me with questions or to set up a showing. I will check for messages a couple of times per day. I can deliver the car within a reasonable distance (Philadelphia). This car is also for sale locally. Thanks and good luck