Car Catcher: A Five-Speed, BMW 325i Touring Unicorn

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Looking for a unicorn? Here it is: a right-hand-drive, E30-chassis BMW wagon with a manual transmission. Inline-six under the hood, bronze basket-weaves on all four corners, and finished in Malachite Green.

The best part? It's for sale here in the U.S.

The listing stresses that this is an authentic, rear-wheel-drive 325i Touring, while its original automatic has been replaced with the manual box. The stock wheels have been also replaced with "mounted 16 inch style 5 wheels refinished in a deep bronze color."

The car is said to have 120,000 miles on the odometer, with its 2.5-liter M20 inline-six reported to be a "incredibly reliable and extremely healthy powertrain."

Also included in the sale are the original tool and first aid kits, stock "bottle cap" wheels and the factory automatic transmission that came in the car.

Find this 1988 BMW 325i Touring for sale through eBay Motors for $18,990.

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wspohn Dork
9/5/20 12:52 p.m.

Oddball cars do pop up. A friend owned a first gen BMW 7 series from the 1970s. When he needed a clutch for it, they told him it was never imported to North America as anything but an automatic  - they had to special order a clutch from the Fatherland.

sdkgt6 New Reader
9/13/20 1:40 p.m.

Seeing that 5er behind it reminds me that I will never forgive BMW for not offering any greens in the US in the 80's.  I want a Malachite Green 5er so bad I can taste it, but my project is white too.

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