Practically Brand-New 1985 BMW 323i Will Cost You A Small Fortune

There’s an extremely low-mileage BMW E30 currently on sale in what looks like time-warp condition and oh boy does it look delicious.

The BMW E30 is a cherished, affordable classic with hordes of fans and seeing one in mint, showroom condition is always exciting.

This is a Euro-spec 1985 323i Coupe located in Belgium that somehow managed to cover just 260km (162 miles) in the last 37 years. Power comes from a 2.3-liter straight six with around 150hp, there’s a five-speed manual and a factory-fitted limited-slip differential.

Everything looks so much new, from the paint to the chrome bits and from the wheels to that immaculate interior with its beautiful unworn Recaro seats, that will certainly bring a tear or two to the E30 fanboys out there.

The catch is of course the asking price; the seller is asking for 69,900 euros which roughly equates to $82,000. That’s around the same BMW is asking today for a brand new 2017 M3, not to mention that with the same amount of money you could probably find an E30 M3 too.


  • Obsequious Lickspittle

    Steel wheels? Poverty spec?

  • KSegg

    I get the appeal of E30’s, but this is ridiculous.

    • Auf Wiedersehen

      It’s not about the cars anymore. It’s about the money. Thanks to Barrett-Jackson and Mecum people buy great cars and park them away to let them simmer. These guys are NOT car guys no matter how much they say, collect and warehouse, but investors in a commodity that potentially could increase in value 25-30 years later. It’s really sad for the cars and for the people who could have potentially enjoyed them and I am no longer amazed by this kind of car, in mint condition with ultra low miles. Sadly it’s passed it’s prime and has been drained of what made it something fun to own and drive.

      The best we can hope is a real car guy will buy it and drive the hell out of it.

      • KSegg

        Agreed. Enthusiast cars, be it new or vintage, are meant to be driven and enjoyed, not garage queen’ed and stored.

        • LWOAP

          There is a silver lining to all of this, at least they keep them looking nice. That’s the only good thing I can say about this.


    Nope. For that money I’d want a E30 M3.

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  • Blade t

    Price is crazy for this….

  • EM1

    If it came with BBS rims which were popular at the time, electric windows, than perhaps I can see justification for at least $50,000. I love the color and body style of that model.


  • pcurve

    If you plan on driving it, it’s basically pointless…

  • Mill0048

    Crack pipe… wrong site?

  • Bash

    $82000 ??

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    “Practically Brand-New 1985 BMW 323i Will Cost You A Small Fortune”

    You can bet on that! A 32 year old car with less than 200 miles?? Run!

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