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1991 BMW 318is, Clean Title, All Original - Great Restoration Project!

  • Condition: Used
  • Make: BMW
  • Model: 3-Series
  • SubModel: Sport
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: 318is
  • Year: 1991
  • Mileage: 220,550
  • VIN: WBAAF9315MEE67144
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 1.8-liter M42 inline four
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: Sunroof
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Santa Cruz, California, United States


If you are looking for a classic e30, here is the car for you. There was only one production year (1991) for the BWM 318is so it is relatively rare. This car is 100% original. The carpet, interior, and paint are original. It has the hand crank sun roof and it is fully functional and does not leak. The air conditioner works and the fan blows in all speeds. The computer (clock, temp) needs to be replaced. The electric window switches also need to be replaced (they work but intermittently so it has to be the switch and not the motor).
I bought this car in 2000 and have had it serviced continually. I have service records and the original manual. It has been a daily driver and reliable. It has a clear title.
I love this car. The only reason why I am selling it is because I don't have the time or the energy to restore it. It is great as it is but is an excellent candidate for full restoration.
Full disclosure: this car is sold as is (it is a good daily driver but has 220K+ miles on it). It has some wear and tear on the interior (drivers seat has some tears, dashboard has a few cracks in it, face plate for the radio/clock is cracked, center console is peeling in the back by the ashtray, there are a few dings and lots of paint chips). The photos make it look better than it is. It could use a paint job, honestly.
This car is owned and operated in California. Local pick up only. I am not able to coordinate shipping. I would love to find someone who will appreciate it as much as I do and has the time, energy and know-how to restore this beauty.
Carfax report and more photos here...
Bimmer article about the 318is...
Hemmings article about the meaning of the "is"...
There is no reserve and the opening bid is set at $1200. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.