My E30 is a 1989 316i Coupe with 5 speed manual transmission. The interesting part about my car is that it came with a lot of extra options that normally are only seen in the 320 or 325, electric mirrors and electric windows, rpm gauge, recaro seats, central locking. The options it’s lacking is the air conditioner and rear locking differential and the ABS brakes and power steering. So even if it has the smaller four cylinder engine, it has really nice equipment.
When I first bought the car back in 2012, it had around 380000 km on it (dont have a picture, but something around those figures). February in 2013 I hit 400 000 km with it, and a when the accident happened in 2016 it had around 430 000 km, and from then it has been sleeping and waiting for the day when I am able to bring her back into the living.
Even if it has a lot of kilometers when I bought it, it had a service manual with all services to this day all the way from the day she rolled out of the factory, which is pretty rare when you have a car that has so many kilometers on it.
For me it was an easy decission to buy, even if she has the small engine she was is such a good shape with service records all the way from the begining and with all the extra option she was loaded with that are rare in the 316i.
It is fully stock execpt 3 things.
One, it is lowered (not to the ground), it has some regular sport shocks and springs but now with the repair and restoration it is gettine bilstein shocks accompanied with springs with a perfect preload.
Two, the wheels, it has 17 inch Beyern Mesh wheels, but even so, I still have the original BMW BBS Style 5 14 inch wheels in storage.
Three, the radio, I have changed the original radio and it has a Blaupunkt Madrid unit, which sits really good with the 80-90s style interior as it has no flashy or fancy big screens.
Engine M40B16 / 1596 cm3 / 71 kW / 145 Nm / inline 4 cylinder
Transmission 5 speed manual Getrag 240
Brakes Front disc / Rare drum
51mm diameter shocks (these are rare as most have 46mm)
Wheels 14 inch BMW BBS Style 5 (I still have the original wheels in storage even if I don’t use them)
Bilstein shocks with lowered springs
Beyern Mesh wheels 17 inch
Blaupunkt Madrid radio unit