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1988 Bmw 325 With M20 E To I 2.8 Liter Engine Conversion on 2040-cars

Year:1988 Mileage:178000
Location:

Johnston, Iowa, United States

Johnston, Iowa, United States

This 1988 BMW 325 is too much car for my 17-year-old. It is built to race but is ready for the road. First the good: The engine is a conversation that gives the car the low end torque along with top end power. Read more by searching strictly eta. The car is fun to drive with the manual sunroof back and the electric windows down....and did I mention that it is fast! The interior is solid with great seats.

This is a rebuild from a 1990's accident. Cosmetically it is a true 15-footer. Looks great but a closer examination and you see paint is peeling and you have the typical rust of the e30. The rear quarter has rust through where the repair in the 90's was done (it appears it was hit in rear quarter). A replacement panel will be included in the sale. There is no radio or speakers. Heater is not hooked-up and there is no air (did I mention this car was built for racing). Runs strong with a rough idle. Shifts smoothly.

This is an as is sale with NO warranties. If you have questions please ask before bidding. Pick-up is in person or I can arrange to have the car ready for a shipper. Deposit due within 48-hours. 

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