BMW 3-Series (1986)

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Condition: Used Year: 1986
VIN : WBAAE510001245065 Mileage: 79800
Interior Color: Gray Drive Type: RWD
Options: Cassette Player, Sunroof Fuel Type: Gasoline
Body Type: Sedan For Sale By: Private Seller
Trim: Euro Spec Number of Cylinders: 6
Model: 3-Series Exterior Color: Red
Transmission: Manual Vehicle Title: Clean
Make: BMW Engine: S52

Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

Vehicle description

This 1986 BMW 325e is a European model that was imported from Germany to Texas in December 1985 and federalized in early 1986, Second owner acquired the car from a friend in April 2017, subsequently replacing its failed stock engine with a 3.2 liter S52 inline-six featuring an M50 intake manifold, Racing Dynamic headers, a 3” exhaust system, a catalytic converter, and a MagnaFlow muffler. The stock G260 5-speed manual transmission was retained and fitted with an S52 clutch kit as well as a short shifter. Additional modifications include a Z3M 3:25:1 limited-slip differential, E36 M3 steering rack, new Fortune Auto 500 series coilovers, front subframe reinforcements, brake upgrades, and more.
The car is finished in Zinnoberrot and features European-market exterior touches including wider license plate housings, fender markers, different headlight grilles, and slimmer bumpers compared to the US model. Modifications include additional side markers, clear startec taillights, and blanking panels in place of fog lamps. 14” Borbet Type C. wheels are equipped, and brake work included fitment of new ventilated rotors and pads. The previous owner revamped the suspension with new Fortune Auto 500 Series coilovers as well as front subframe reinforcements and new front control arms, tie rods, and sway bar end links. The cabin retains factory cloth seats with houndstooth inserts and features a manual-crank sunroof and windows, and M-tech 1 steering wheel, an overhead check panel, a Euro analog clock, and vent mounted forward of the shifter in the lower center console. Several dash cracks are highlighted in the photo gallery. A previous owner added a coolerWorx adjustable short shifter and a new European blower motor for the heater and air conditioner. A period Blaupunkt AM/FM cassette player was fitted by a prior owner. The instrument cluster features metric fuel and economy gauges as well as MPH speedometer and an odometer reading 79k miles The 3.2 liter S52 inline-six was reportedly sourced from a donor with approximately 81k miles.
The ECU has been tuned by Kassel Performance, and an M50 intake manifold and M42 Aluminum radiator have been installed. The exhaust system consists of Racing Dynamic headers, 3” piping, a catalytic converter, and a twin tip Magnaflow muffler. Shifting is through a G260 5-speed manual transmission fitted with an S52 clutch kit as well as a garagistic transmission brace and selector rod. The Z3< 3:25:1 limited slip diff. Has been fitted with a finned cover. An E36 M3 steering rack was fitted during the engine installation.
Buyers note: Includes custom fit dash cover. Arizona clean title. 2 keys. Has small road rock in front windshield.
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