BaT Auction: 1987 BMW 325iS 5-Speed
This 1987 BMW 325iS is a 2-door example powered by a 2.5L inline-six paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox and limited-slip differential. The seller purchased the car in November 2016 and it has since remained largely unused. Service work in July 2017 included a new clutch, timing belt, engine seals, and more. This E30 shows 70k indicated miles and is offered with partial records, an accident-free Carfax report, and a clean New Hampshire title in the seller’s name.
Sheet metal is finished in Cinnabar Red paint, and no history of accidents or other damage is listed on the Carfax report. The early 325iS featured a deep vented front air dam with large rectangular fog lights, large aluminum bumpers, small taillights, and a deck lid spoiler.
Factory 14″ basketweave wheels are shod with Falken tires, and a matching spare wheel wearing an older Pirelli resides in the trunk. The trunk lid seal was recently replaced.
Pearl Beige leather covers the factory sport seats and door panels. Aftermarket items include a set of color-matched rubber floor mats and a Sony CD player. The stock cassette stereo will also be included in the sale.
Interior appointments for the 325iS included an M-Tech 1 steering wheel along with bolstered sport seats. Just under 70k miles are indicated on the 6-digit odometer. The air conditioning system remains functional according to the seller.
The single-overhead cam 2.5L M20 inline-six was rated at 168 horsepower when new. A service completed in July 2017 totalled over $3,700 and included the following new items:
- Rear crank seal, camshaft seal, rocker shaft seals
- Valve adjustment
- Cylinder head bolts
- Clutch kit & slave cylinder
- Timing belt
- Oxygen sensor
A new tie rod and sway bar end link set were also installed and a 4-wheel alignment performed. Additional work is detailed in an invoice pictured in the gallery below. Several undercarriage photos are also provided.
The Carfax report shows an initial 9-year gap followed by consistent reporting with no accident history until 2015.
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