We’ve seen rapid increases in all E30 values, and 325is with M-Tech kits breaching the £10k barrier for the best examples some time ago.
We’ve found what could be a bargain, however. This 1989 325i, up for grabs with Anglia Car Auctions on January 2018, has an estimate of just £6k-7k. There doesn’t appear to be too many catches – it’s got an MoT until November, and has just been serviced at a cost of £1501. It’s also got lovely Alpina alloy wheels – it takes us straight back to the late 1980s/early 1990s in a way only seeing a bloke with boombox on his shoulder could match.
The M-Tech kit was fitted after the car left the factory, but its history file points to loving care. There’s lots of service history, invoices and MoT results to back up the mileage – which reads as a comparatively barely used 79,407 miles.
Other cars in the same sale with tasty estimates include an Alfa Romeo 147 GTA with an £6k-8k estimate and less than 60,000 miles and a Ford Sierra L 3dr with 19k miles on no reserve.