Hello everyone! I am new to this forum and hope I am putting this in the right place.
I am contemplating purchasing a 1986 325es from someone in my area, lower AL. One of the main reasons I am looking for a second vehicle is gas mileage. I am currently driving a 90 2500 series suburban and need something that will be easier on the wallet.
I was stationed in Germany and had the privilege to own a 1986 325is and a 1996 316is. So I already know about BMW machines. and I love driving them.
Here is the description of the car:
This BMW is a classic E30. This 325 actually utilizes a 2.7 liter in line 6. It is a manual equipped with a limited slip differential (rare). It runs good, has no leaks, and the seats are in decent shape considering how old they are (they are the sport style seats btw). I have just changed the oil with 10W-30 Mobil 1 fully synthetic and replaced the spark plugs. I took the back seats out because they had a rather large tear in them. Also I put in a new fuel pump so I just left the seats out after doing the repair with plans to get a new back seat put in (I still have it if you want it). Now as far as the work to be done goes: the windows are not currently in operation but I know for a fact it has to do with the wiring behind the climate control. I recently had it fixed but when I replaced the climate control frame I must have unplugged something. She'll need a brake job, as the brakes are a bit squishy but work fine. And lastly it might need a new battery because lately I've been having to jump start it if it sits for too long
I have went and looked at the car and test drove it. It drives fine, a little on the sluggish side, but I think that is due to old gas. I did however find that the speedo/odometer as well as the blinkers don't work in conjunction with the windows being inoperable. Guy said he had taken in to a shop and had the windows fixed but when he installed a new center console cover they stopped working again.
So let me know what you think and please feel free to give any feedback.
BTW, here is a link to a couple of pics: