Hello just found this site today and i gotta say lots of useful stuff here.
Ok now to what brought me here, i have always wanted an older 3 series bmw, my first car was an 82 528i but i have always liked the look of the 3's. Well anyway the other day i was out helping round up some cattle and i spot this 3 series sitting in the field. So i decided to check it out.
Now from my limited knowledge i think its a 320 e30, Iam not sure what year because i have no idea of how to check. It looks like the car has been sitting for some time, and as so it wouldn't start. It has some rust but thats expected and needs some interior work. The car looks like it came from Germany because all the labels were in German (as far as i could tell).
I guess what iam worried about is if the car needs major drivetrain work is it worth it, and also as the car looks to have come from europe does that make it harder to find parts. When i have looked at buying a 3 series before the prices around my area are anywhere form $3000 to $12000 for an e30, I hope to pick it up for a couple hundred bucks. Iam looking at the car as a long term project but if its going to cost big bucks just to get it running iam not sure iam willing to spend the money.
If anyone has any tips on what to look for and any idea on what i might be getting myself into i would appreciate it.