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1988 BMW 325i (e30) - low miles - manual - 2-owner car

  • Condition: Used
  • Make: BMW
  • Model: 3-Series
  • Type: Sedan
  • Year: 1988
  • Mileage: 115,841
  • VIN: WBAAD1303J8834029
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 2.5L I-6
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Power options: Power Locks, Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: 5-speed Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Red/Black
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Safety options: Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Options: Sunroof
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States


I am selling my 1988 BMW 325i. This car has a clean PA title but it is currently located in Albuquerque, New Mexico.The car was originally purchased in the DC area and was owned by one family until I purchased it a little over two years ago. I purchased the car with about 100k miles and I performed about $2k worth of preventative maintenance because I was using it as my daily driver. Please see the complete list of items that have been replaced. I’m asking $6,500 but I will consider any reasonable offer.

This vehicle is very original with a few changes that can all be converted back to stock, with the original parts, if interested. The only changes to the car include:

  • A/C compressor and power steering system have been removed
  • Driver's seat has been replaced with a fixed race style seat (I still have the original seat but it will need reupholstered)
  • Audio head unit has been replaced with modern MP3/Bluetooth enabled unit
  • Original BMW steering wheel replaced with Momo steering wheel


  • Timing belt, water pump, and thermostat were replaced (June 2016 / 100k miles)
  • Valve adjustment performed at 114k miles
  • Oil pan gasket at 100k miles
  • Valve cover gasket at 114k miles
  • Engine mounts at 100k miles
  • vacuumand fuel lines at 110k miles
  • Spark plugs & wires at 100k miles
  • Distributor & rotor 100k miles
  • Air filter at 100k miles
  • Oil changed every 5,000 miles


  • Lower control arms and bushings at 100k miles
  • Inner & outer tie rods at 100k miles
  • Front & rear sway bar bushings and links at 100k miles
  • Front Struts/mounts and rear shocks/mounts at 100k miles


  • Trans fluid, transmission output shaft seal, and trans selector rod seal at 100k miles
  • Differential fluid replaced at 100k miles
  • CV joints and half shafts rebuilt at 100k miles
  • Original differential was replaced with 2.93 LSD from 1987 325e at 110k miles
  • Clutch slave cylinder replaced at 105k miles
  • Brake lines were replacedwith stainless steellines 100k miles
  • Rear rotors and pads at 100K miles
  • Brake fluid flushed at 100k miles


Seats are in very good condition but there are rips on the top of the rear seats (see photos). The headliner has a few rips (see photos). The dashboard has cracks (see photos). All of the electronics are fully functional including the sunroof and 9-button OBC. The blower motor works but it is a little noisy because the securing strap is loose and needs replaced.


Original 14" bottle cap wheels with 50% thread tires.

There are a few dents and dings. (see photos).

The car is rust free.

Paint is all original and there are few blemishes overall but the clear coat still shows well.


  • New battery installed about a month ago
  • New windshieldinstalled at 110k miles