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Just like Spac - bitten by the BMW disease

TzantushkaTrent (@Tzantushka) E. suburbs - Melbourne
edited March 15 in Non-Volvo
It might not be a rally car - but just like Spac ended up getting a BMW as a weekend ‘fun & cruising ’ car.
had to be an auto as the wife only has an auto license.
Had to be a four seater so all three of us could come along.

Saw an ’88 320i in Sydney on Carsales and was talking to the PO for a few months remotely.
Always loved the E30, timeless style, easy to work on, built like a BMW should be…

Spare time is my biggest issue. I’m realistic what I can get done in the weekends and after work.

The car is original and unmolested and car is true to original specs:
Prod. Date 1988-02-15
Type 320I (EUR)
Series E30 (3 Series)
Body Type CABRIO
Steering RHD
Engine M20
Displacement 2.00
Power 95kw / 129hp
Transmission Automatic
Colour MALACHITGRUEN METALLIC (205)
Upholstery Natur (0295)

Driver Assistance And Lightning
S520A Fog Lights
S530A Air Conditioning
S540A Cruise Control

Yes it’s a 320 – would have a loved a 325, but there are hard to find in good condition especially convertible. Because it’s original, the timing belt, tensioner, water pump & belts are the first things to be done.

In the meantime enjoy the pics.

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Oh, and I broke my first rule – ‘…get the critical and important mechanical work done before the cosmetics…’
Spotted a set 14” basket weaves for very reasonable price and had to buy them.

As it turns out the seller was a true gentleman and E30 aficionado. Tyres were Michelins and 90%, rims were in great condition. Some Iron-x, claybar and painting of the centre caps they look awesome. Also hit them with a ceramic coating to make cleaning easier down the track.

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