Detailed Droptop: 1992 BMW E36 318iC 5-Speed – SOLD!

by | May 2021 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Topless Thursday

June 11, 2021 Update – we confirmed the seller of this BMW “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

Three Series BMWs of the E30 and E36 variety represent the pinnacle of analog, sport sedan design.  No one did it better than BMW in the 1980s and 1990s. While many might gravitate towards finding a six-cylinder version of these cars, a stick-shift-equipped 318i can be just as much, if not more, fun.  A prime example is what appears to be a finely detailed white-over-tan 1992 E36 currently listed here on Craigslist in Broadway, Maryland (Washington, DC) offered at $15,250 currently. Comparing that price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms the private seller has their Bimmer priced between this guide’s #3 “Good” estimate of $12,500 and its #2 “Excellent” appraisal of $20,400.

If this BMW is half as good as it appears to be, run, don’t walk, to buy it. E36s in this condition are becoming harder to find and prices are on the rise as a result. 

Here’s the seller’s description:

“BMW 1992 318i convertible with a manual transmission, original paint in BMW alpine white; the exterior is flawless, not even a rock chip. Tan interior with leatherette heated seats; wind deflector behind front seats; no cracks in dash, the interior is in perfect condition. Car also has new top.
Car has new Bluetooth CD radio with Ipod hookup; five new 15 inch Beyern wheels and new Continental tires; also comes with the original five bottlecap wheels. Car has bilsteins with adjustable camber plates and limited slip diff. Car has fresh service all around, new belts and hoses and comes with many new spare parts including original airbag and steering wheel if you wish to install. Racing dynamics strut bar; factory rear lip spoiler; and chrome tip. Car has original build sheet (original price $30105) and has all service records.
This car has been garage kept and is in perfect condition. Only serious inquiries please.”

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