1985 E30 BMW 323i – Today’s German Tempter

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

1985 E30 BMW 323i 1985 E30 BMW 323i

This one’s very tempting

The E30 BMW 3 Series is the second generation of a range of small and medium sized vehicles built by the Munich firm.

Replacing the outgoing E21 3 Series, the E30 was first released in 1982 and stayed in production until 1994, at which point it was succeeded by the E36.

Initially, the E30 was only made available to customers as a two-door coupe, however, in 1983 the four-door sedan was released, followed by the release of the two-door convertible in 1985 and the five-door wagon in 1987.

Power came from a range of inline four-cylinder engines and inline six-cylinder motor in various sizes of displacement.

These donks sent power to the E30s rear wheels via either a four or five-speed manual or a three-speed automatic transmission.

This particular E30 is an ’85 323i four-door sedan with a 2.3lt inline six-cylinder motor and three-speed automatic transmission.

According to the seller, the vehicle has only ever had one owner from new and has always been garaged.

The seller adds that vehicle has travelled an original 108,517 kilometres and is in as new condition both inside and out.

The E30 323i is $9500 and anyone interested in this iconic Germanic sedan can view the full listing here.   

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