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1991 BMW 318is 5-Speed

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Seller Username jcrosara
Sale by dealer or Private party? Private Party
Reserve? Yes
Make BMW
Model E30
Year 1991
Mileage (kms) 343k-kms (213k-miles)
Vin Number WBAAF9302MEE
Motor 1.8L M42 Inline-Four
Transmission 5-speed manual
Exterior Color Alpine White
Interior Color Grey cloth
Seller reported accidents Yes
Any Liens? No
Sold for $8,000 to bflan2001

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Description

This 1991 BMW 318is, is a Canadian market example and was purchased by its current owner in 2022 and registers approximately 343k kilometers (~213k miles). The vehicle features a 1.8-liter inline-four engine coupled with a five-speed manual transmission, enveloped in an Alpine White exterior and gray cloth interior. It comes equipped with a variety of features including a limited-slip differential, 14-inch basketweave alloy wheels, lowering springs, a sunroof, a rear spoiler, a cassette stereo, power windows, an M-Tech 1 steering wheel, and gray floor mats.

The car is currently located in Medicine Hat and includes additional accessories such as a European grill, replacement seat bolsters, oil filters, coolant, oil, two keys, and its original manuals and maintenance records. The car's registration history is confined to Alberta, as detailed in a recent Carfax report, which also notes a single accident with damages estimated at approximately $5,633 CAD.

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For US bidders, this 318is is directly importable without modification as it is EPA & DOT exempt being greater than 25 years old. For more information on transport/import please visit our Transport/Import page here.

This particular model, a two-door sedan, is adorned with a standard front spoiler, and a decklid spoiler. It sports Alpine White paint complemented by a sunroof, a power antenna, and painted mirror caps. Its 14-inch basketweave alloy wheels are fitted with 185/70 Goodyear Integrity tires and it boasts efficient stopping capabilities with four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes featuring ventilated rotors.

 

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Inside, the three-spoke M-Tech 1 steering wheel is set against a dashboard that includes a 240-km/h speedometer, a tachometer with a 6,550-rpm redline, and gauges for coolant temperature, fuel level, and instant fuel economy. The odometer records 343k kilometers, with about 1k kilometers added by the current owner.

The 1991 BMW 318is showcases a variety of cosmetic and mechanical imperfections. Notably, there is poor paintwork visible on the passenger door with touch-ups around the fenders and front where rock chips commonly occur. The vehicle likely requires attention to the front suspension, including control arms and bushings, and the brake rotors appear unevenly worn. The radio antenna fails to fully retract, and the radio itself is missing a necessary code. Additionally, the exterior suffers from several flaws including paint chips, areas of rust. A small chip in the windshield and a surface rash on one wheel also mar the car's appearance. The driver's seat is notably damaged; it is torn and unable to lean forward using the side handle.

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The 1.8-liter M42B18 inline-four engine delivers 134 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque, directing power to the rear wheels through a Getrag five-speed manual transmission. Regarding maintenance, the car has been well-serviced with several significant updates and repairs recently completed. In May 2023, a new battery was installed along with a new blower motor and OBC screen. A thorough overhaul of the cooling system was undertaken, which included replacing all OEM hoses and removing the throttle body heater plate. Other maintenance tasks included a cooling system flush, and the installation of a new radiator cap, thermostat, water pump, air flow meter, intake elbow, oil filter housing gasket, and O-ring. Additionally, the front right wheel bearing and the washer pump were replaced, a new chain tensioner was installed, and all related gaskets were replaced during the removal and reinstallation of the intake manifolds and cooling system.
 


 

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High bidder: bflan2001
Total bids: 1