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1991 BMW 318is E30 Coupe Brilliantrot 1.8L M42

Make: BMW
Model: 3-Series
Type: Coupe
Trim: 318is
Year: 1991
Mileage: 154,140
VIN: WBAAF9310MEE70792
Color: Red
Engine: 1.8L M42
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Tan
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Columbus, Ohio, United States

1991 BMW 3-Series 318is Additional Info:

Purchased from NJ seller and and enthusiast owned since 2005. Professionally repainted by True Performance Automotive, Plain City, Ohio in 2009. Dealer maintained by Midwestern Auto Group, Dublin, Ohio and mechanically sound. If this car has needed it, it's received it. Nearly all stock with a few tasteful upgrades. Not perfect, but darn close. I've enjoyed this car immensely, but it's time to move on to my next project.

Please note, this car is not a California example. I purchased this car from the seller because the body panels and interior were nearly perfect. Some undercarriage components were rusty and were replaced with donor car parts. It took time and money to restore the the car to its current state and I have no rust concerns. A small section underneath the battery was also addressed before the car was repainted (a common problem for E30s). Since its restoration, this has been a fair weather summer driver only. The car has rarely even seen rain and certainly has never been driven in the winter months.

Please note however, this is a 27-year-old car and is sold as is.

  • New upper, lower oil pan and oil filter housing gaskets are due for replacement and will be included in sale - new installation bolts/washers (40) also included
  • 15" BBS "basketweaves" are notoriously hard to keep clean and the next owner may prefer to have them refurbished.
  • Other imperfections include the usual 2" tear in the vinyl driver's bolster, a VERY small chip or two on the front panels, a missing plastic cover on the passenger seat adjustment controls, faded seatbelt clasps, and an occasional lose connection on the dashboard clock (but still 100% functional).
That said, these issues can all be easily remedied and I can confidently state that this one of the best surviving examples of the venerable E30 318is you will find. I've taken great pride in this car and hope its next owner will as well. Vintage BMWs are in demand and if properly maintained, this car will likely continue to appreciate in value.
  • Eibach/H&R
  • Mark D'Sylva ECU (factory ECU also included)
  • Supersprint Exhaust
  • AC converted to R-134
  • New windshield
  • ALL new body trimand fasteners
  • New wheel bearings, brakes, calipers, power steering pump, water pump, thermostat, alternator, bushings, GAS TANK, both fuel pumps, slave cylinder, battery,belts.
  • 15" factory BBS rims - a 325is option (spare tire remainsoriginal 14")
  • New tires in 2017
  • 1993 BMW Z3 stereo with CD player
  • SiriusXM onboard,integrates with factory stereo using the functionality that was normally reserved for accessing a trunk mounted CD changer (simply press the CD player button twice and you're connected to the SiriusXM tuner)
  • Numerous interior buttons, switches, and cosmetics have been replaced.
  • IncludesColgan custom bra protector andBavarian Auto car cover.
  • Hood and front driver quarter-panel were replaced by previous owner.
Please email with questions and I will do my best to provide any additional information you require. Thanks.