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BMW 324D 2 door E30 Coupe Diesel

For sale: 1987 BMW 3-Series

Technical specifications

Item location:
Hampstead, New Hampshire, United States
324D 2 door
Engine size:
M21 Diesel
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Just imported from EU on 25 year rule, legal both EPA and DOT. Rare even in Europe, 1987 E30 324D 2 door. I had owned several E30 diesels some 20 plus years ago, all ware 4 door or touring models. This example is finished in burgundrot metallic that looks to be largely original. Really clean car with functioning sunroof. There is no apparent rust other than one tiny bubble shown in the pictures. If not familiar with those engines, M21 was very popular in Europe, aspirated and turbo version. Unlike other period diesel engines this motor runs much smoother and quieter, yet still quick and economical. US market has seen it in 1984 and 1985 Bmw 524td, sadly only as automatic, as well as Lincoln continental MKVII of same vintage and some Vixen motor homes. Based on M20 engine but with much stronger internals.

Short first gear takes a bit to get use to but very drive able car. Shows 121k kilometers witch loosely translates into 76K miles. Odometer and speedometer are in working order, however I'm not sure how accurate that is. I have seen paper stating timing belt has been done some 10k kilometers ago. Engine starts right up, smooth and no hesitation. I have replaced few things on the car, as I felt car would benefit from. New Dunlop tires just installed on factory BMW 15" wheels, as old set was still with good tread but old and I didn't trust them. Spare appears to have never been used. Valve cover gasket and injector return lines have been also replaced due to age. Engine is dry and free of any leaks, so is the rest of the car. Exhaust has no leaks but has seen better days, and even it has full function right now, probably not for very long. Good news is, very simple system and no catalytic converter.

Steering wheel has been refurbished while still in Europe, new leather has been applied and it looks and feels excellent. BMW looks to be lowered some, handles excellent, smooth ride, owns the road.

This is a drivers car, has no power steering, yet steering is very smooth and light.

European VIN not recognized by Ebay WBAAE110301980678

Two video clips on youtube show running and driving as of 2 days ago!
It is currently registered in State of New Hampshire, that has no title for vehicle this old, but rather just registration. That registration will transfer into Title in all Title states.

As far as California, I have no knowledge what "flies" thereas far as emissions butI'm sure there is plenty knowledgeable people to advise.
Plates on the pictures are NOT included in sale. I collect plates, and those are JUST for show!
I invite and encourage you to check the car out in person prior to the AUCTION end.
A NON-REFUNDABLE, 200 PAYPAL deposit within 24 HOURS of AUCTION end with the final payment within 3 business days via Bank Wire or CASHIER CHECK.
After all clear, vehicle can be picked-up.
The Winning Bidder is responsible for all transportation. Thanks for your visit and Good Luck with this RARE, UNIQUE and COLLECTIBLE vehicle.
Please bid thoughtfully, s this BMW is sold 'as is' and there is no expressed Warranty of any kind. All Pre-sale 3rd party inspections are welcome to personally inspect this BMW. There will be no 'Post Sale Inspections'- to determine whether you actually want to purchase this car. Zero feedback bidders, need to call us to verify credibility, or bids will be cancelled. This car is being advertised and marketed outside of eBay. I reserve the right to end this auction at any time. Mike 781-941-6969 Text please

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