1989 BMW 325i German-market Touring Found in Seattle

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Spotted for sale in Seattle is a 1989 BMW 325i German-market Touring for $17,500

German-market Touring with M3 Flares

This 1989 BMW 325i is a modified German-market Touring which was imported to Spain in 1996 and came to the US in March 2018. Finished in Diamantschwarz Metallic, the car has been restyled with E30 M3 wheel flares, rockers, and bumper covers and also features a custom 2-tone interior, Alpina-style wheels, and lowered suspension. Power comes from a 2.5L M20 inline-six paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox, and a recent service included a fluid change and tune-up. Now showing an indicated 223k kilometers (~138k miles).

The car resided in Spain between 1996 and 2018, and the M3 styling conversion was performed by a Spanish aftermarket firm sometime prior to 2017. The body panels reportedly include fiberglass M3 front fenders and rear wheel flares. A few scratches and blemishes are reportedly present in the paint.

Lighting includes European-market “smiley” ellipsoid headlamps, and the kidney grilles have been blacked out to match the Shadowline window trim. The car is lowered on aftermarket springs over Alpina-style 17” wheels from BK Racing. A manual sliding sunroof came fitted from the factory but is currently stuck in the closed position, and the seller is including a spare set of rails.

The interior has been reupholstered in a custom baseball glove orange and black leatherette scheme including on the front sport seats, M-Tech 1 steering wheel, rear bench, and door panels. A factory onboard computer and air conditioning system are equipped.

An aftermarket shift knob has been added along with a modern head unit. Noted issues include slop in the gearshift and an inoperable windshield washer. Approximately 223k kilometers (~138k miles) are shown on the odometer.

I had planned to swap in a full M3 drivetrain to match the look of the car, but just don’t have the time. The new owner can drive and enjoy the care just as it is now, or continue to modify it to meet their own taste.

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