1988 BMW e30 M3 For Sale: Low Miles and Great Condition!

Check out this great looking e30 M3 for sale on eBayMotors:

I’m not usually a fan of the Cardinal Red interior, but it works well with the dark gray exterior. And with 44k miles, it should be in fantastic shape. Here’s a quote from the seller’s auction listing:

Up for sale low mile E30 M3, Diamantschwarz-metallic, cardinal red interior, Car is in unbelievable condition for age and mileage. It is bone stock except for two things, it has 16X8 BBS wheels and BORLA stainless muffler. Its defiantly collectors item, it have bean garaged all his life, newer tracked, two owner car first owner was 75 years old second 60 years old.. Car did got professionally detailed, it cleaned up awesome, interior looks like new, It has had some body work ( hood and right front fender and front bumper have bean sprayed) Who ever did job was a good painter it matches perfectly and you need to be professional to see that, None of panels have bean replaced all the vin tags are original and present. Headlight bezels are original to. I think it got sprayed due to rock chips. It has new tires, intake blocks. Full tune up was done 5K miles ago and I did change all the fluids. Car Drives quiet, smooth and tight, it needs nothing, it has clear CARFAX

I expect more and more of these low mileage examples to surface due to the crap economy. This one looks great with the BBS upgrade rims and diamantschwarz exterior. Any guesses on winning bid?

Update: Reserve not met at $19.3k


Weekend Wrap Up: Posts from GermanCarsForSaleBlog and RareSportbikesForSale

Here are my picks for this week’s online classifieds highlights:

Super Low Miles BMW e30 M3 For Sale: As in only 4k Miles!

BaT has once again spotted an amazing e30 M3, but this time, it’s a museum piece with only 4k miles!

Museum BMW e30 M3 Alpine For Sale

The asking price is $59,500. Yes it’s alot, but as stated in their post, this could be the lowest mileage, privately held, e30 M3 in existence.

Question of the day: If you woke up and found $60k in your account earmarked for an M3, would you buy the original in like new condition, or would you buy a brand new e92? Leave a comment with your choice.


1987 Alfa Romeo Milano Verde 3.0: Sharp Original Car For Sale

If you’re like me and grew up lusting after unusual European sports models, the Alfa Romeo Milano Verde is on your list – the list of cool cars of course. I love the odd angles, old world suspension, and the oh-so-80’s gaudy molding running the entire hip-line of the Milano. But the Verde ups the ante not only with special fit Recaro interior with every whacky 80’s feature they could install, it also has the larger and more sporting 3.0L engine. When new in 1987, specs like 180hp and 0-60 in 7.7 seconds were very respectable. And with Super Unleaded running around $4.50 right now, the 35mpg highway looks appealing today.

1987 Alfa Romeo Milano Verde 3.0 on eBayMotors:

Alfa Romeo Milano Verde For SaleAlfa Romeo Milano Verde Recaro SeatsAlfa Romeo Milano Verde 3L Engine

quote from the eBay listing:

Here is a rare car with ALOT of upgrades. There has been tons of work and money put into this car. Its a ALFA ROMEO MILANO 3.0 Verde.
super nice recaro seats, they have been redone at some point with factory material.

I’m not really feeling the DVD player and carbon fiber accents that have been added, as I think period correct updates would be more fitting. I do really like the wheels shown on the car in most of the pictures. Unfortunately the listing states they are not included, but that the car will come with some old school Zender rims — which if they’re in good shape, would be a period correct wheel and probably pretty desirable themselves.

Finally, this auction is no reserve with a starting bid of $3k. There is a buy-it-now shown for $6500 and only 3 days remaining. If this car slips under the radar and someone can snag it for close to $3k, that would be a stellar buy. On the other hand, $6500 looks really fair too.

Read more about the Alfa Romeo 75 (as it’s known everywhere else in the world but in the states) on Wikipedia and about the Verde specifically on Bruce Timberlake’s Verde page. Or check out other Alfa’s that have been previously featured on dancrouchblog.com


1987 ALPINA B10 (E28) 535i #70 of 77 produced For Sale in British Columbia

Arghhh, yet another reason to move to Canada: Their classic car import exempt rule is only 15 years, versus our 25 years. Check out this beautiful e28 Alpina that’s providing incredible inspiration for our new e28 family car:

1987 ALPINA B10 (E28) 535i #70 of 77 produced on eBayMotors

1987 Alpina B10 e28 For Sale in BC1987 Alpina B10 e28 For Sale in Gray1987 Alpina B10 e28 For Sale Interior

quote from eBay listing:


Damn. So sexy!

This car looks like damn good value for $16.5k. Too bad it’s not coming to the U.S. legally because it’s not 25 years old yet. At this price though, maybe it’s worth buying and storing for 5 years and then title it. “Hello, home equity loan office? Yes, I need to cash out!”

Check out the specs on the Unofficial Alpina Pages.


1985 BMW e28 535i: Our New Family Car

We’ve been on the prowl for a modern classic, affordable, sporting German car for a while now. And while we were pretty sure an MK2 GTi or GLi would fit the bill, we couldn’t find one close enough to justify a trip to check out, and those that looked promising were $4-6k believe it or not! Not to mention perfect cars were even more amazing!

My wife has been more and more impatient with our Golf recently and was really ready to shop. Being my favorite hobby of all time, I was on the job. But nothing in the 100 mile radius really tickled our interest as much as the following Portland Craigslist ad did this past week:

535 series BMW

BMW e28 Rear Seat Leather Black1985 BMW 535i Gray1985 BMW 535i Gray

535 Series BMW 1985 535 Series BMW *Excellent Condition***Very Clean One owner**

* All service records and original MSRP available

**This car is a must see**

The Good: It was owned for 21 years by a doctor and the sale included an eye popping $28k in maintenance receipts. Not a misprint; twenty eight thousand dollars!! It also includes the original MSRP from the Portland BMW dealership for well over $30k! This car was all stock in their care and nearly any issue or service item was done at the dealership. Almost everything works on the car, except of course for the onboard computer. Most of the 200k miles on this car are well looked after.

The Bad: The past 3-4 years of history on the car are sketchy. Someone junked the stock TRX wheels in favor of e36 M3 alloys. While they look good, I’m not sure they’re fitted correctly. And the front suspension bushings, alignment, and wear items are all feeling like they need attention. The front seats are also feeling really loose, and the driver’s side leans heavily to the left. The exhaust also has holes in it.

While this post would be cooler if it was a perfect car and a 5 speed, I think it’s a car that was rescued at the right time by the right new owners. Even if another $2k needs to be spent immediately, it’s amazingly clean over all. We’ll have a great car that has a ton of style and is a real pleasure to drive. Even with the suspension on the questionable side, the corning is very flat and easy to control. The seating position is great, and the car has some guts too!

Look for e28 project updates in future posts!


1996 Ducati 900 SS/SP: Custom in Portland

Someone really loved this bike and it’s build. Very tasteful and well executed modifications. Bike is being listed on the Cheshire Motorsports website, which offers an alternative to Ducati dealer service in the Portland Metro Area.

1996 Ducati 900SS SP, 10,635 Miles, $6700

Ducati 900 SS/SP Custom Gray1996 Ducati 900 SS/SP SuperSport Gray CustomDucati Super Sport For Sale Portland, Oregon

Jetted with K&N air filter and carbon exhaust slip-ons.

Aluminum rear sprocket, Speedy Moto clutch cover and pressure plate.

Beautiful custom paintwork, solo seat cowl.


While this price respresents a premium on current 900 SS/SP models with similar mileage, it appears to be a fine example worth the money for the right buyer.


1982 Alpina C1 2.3: More Gray Market Alpina Hotness!

I’m such a sucker for Alpina’s, and here’s another great looking example out of SoCal:

1982 Alpina C1 2.3 For Sale on eBay

1982 BMW Alpina 323 C1 2.3 InteriorBMW Alpina Gray Market C1 2.31982 Alpina C1 For Sale

This car has the following Alpina parts installed: 323i-based 6-cylinder engine, limited-slip finned-cover differential, front and rear sway bars, 7Jx15″ wheels & wheel caps, rear rubber strakes (mud guards), front fiberglass spoiler, rear rubber spoiler, dash plaque (no. 3-2108), 4 (somewhat worn) floormats, dead pedal, front grille emblem, L&R trunk emblems, decal on front spoiler. The following parts could be from Alpina but cannot easily be verified as such: springs, shocks and struts, extra gauge cluster on dash, close-ratio 5-speed transmission, early mechanical fuel injection system, headers, center muffler, twin rear mufflers, manual (non-power) steering gearbox. The following parts are definitely not from Alpina: steering wheel (needing recovering) and shift knob (although owner has access to used Alpina steering wheel & knob which are correct for this car, which could be substituted at buyer’s request), seats (Sparco driver’s seat, and Recaro passenger seat), US (MPH) instrument cluster. The following stock Euro-version E21 parts are of course installed on the car: front and rear bumpers (currently painted gloss black, along with the center grille), grey “basket weave” fabric door panels and seats, rear skirt-mounted license plate bracket, manual windows, power mirrors, manual sunroof.

Check out other Alpina cars I have listed previously.


Mercedes Benz 190E 2.3-16 For Sale in the U.K.

Jim Meager sent me this great looking Smoke Silver 190 2.3-16 that he has for sale (U.K., £8,000 Updated Price 9.21.2010: £5,000!):

Mercedes Benz 190 2.3-16 Cosworth For SaleMercedes 190 2.3-16

This beautiful 1988 Mercedes has a full provenance and has been in
the hands of a single owner from new. It has the advantage of a
complete and unbroken service history and is maintained to a high
standard. Garaged throughout its life, it has been lovingly cared for and
carefully driven with only 119,000 miles on the clock.

The condition, appearance and performance of the vehicle demand a
sale price of £8,000 and this will be a cash only sale.
Please contact us at jmeager@waitrose.com to register your interest or
make further enquiries which are most welcome. We shall endeavour to
respond to all emails within 24 hours. We are in Bedfordshire, UK and
prospective purchasers will need to come to us to see the vehicle
strictly by appointment only.

Download a .pdf with all the details and 6 high resolution images of this Mercedes 190E 2.3-16. [3.6 mb]

If you have a car worthy of listing on dancrouchblog.com, please contact me!

Good luck with the sale Jim!


Update: This listing is very out of date. Why not check out one of these Mercedes 190 2.3-16’s on eBay right now:

[AffomaticEbay]Mercedes 190 2.3-16[/AffomaticEbay]

1987 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16 For Sale: Great Value!

Check out this beauty! A 1987 Mercedes 190E 2.3-16 with only 41k miles and a buy-it-now of $11250:

1987 Mercedes-Benz 190 2.3-16 CosworthMercedes 2.3-16 For SaleMerc 2.3-16 Cosworth For Sale

Considering the ridiculous prices that e30 M3’s currently command, the value of this car, it’s nearest competitor, looks very good!

Take a look at the other 190 2.3-16 for sale cars I have posted on dancrouchblog.com