Hi I'm Corey,
I've had a WTB posted up here for over a year patiently looking for an E30. Finally pulled the trigger on one yesterday.
1989 325i Coupe 5 Speed in Zinnoberrot.
The car lived it's life in California and it's only been here for 1.5 years and has been stored since. The previous owner (girl) owned it for 10 years, and her dad was a mechanic so he did all of the maintenance.
It's got 204k miles, but the odometer recently stopped turning. The timing belt was done in June of last year. The radiator looks pretty new, as does the starter. This car has zero, I mean zero rust, so I'm very pleased.
No aftermarket parts on it, the interior is in pretty good shape. This is by far the best one I've looked at while shopping so I had to pull the trigger.
My near future plans would be probably suspension, LSD, short shifter, maybe a steering rack from an e36 M3. I'm used to my past two cars, a WRX and an Evo, so I'm holding the suspension feel and clutch/shifter feel to high standards. So I want to get those feeling better first and foremost.
I'm sure down the line somewhere I'd like to do an engine swap.
I'm still learning about these cars, there's so much info out there on them. Any tips on first things to do to these or look for would be greatly appreciated!
Anyway, cheers guys. Hope to see some of you at events and what-not.