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Need advice.... buying an e30

I've got a chance to pick up an 198* e30 m3 convertible in the next few days. 160k on the odometer.

What should I look for? What are the warning signs to stay away? What price should I be looking to pay, (I'm getting this car from a dealer that took it in on a trade. My dad works for the dealership so i'm probably looking at $100-200 over what the trade in value for the car is.)

What breaks on these cars? What repairs will I run into from the start and what should I expect to spend to fix them?

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I didn't even know the e30 m3 came in a convertible...

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I didn't even know the e30 m3 came in a convertible...
IIRC, there were less than 200 of them built. Who knows how small a fraction of that came to America. It's one of those ultimate BMW trophy pieces as far as I can see. I'd happily pick it up myself just for the investment potential!

Edit: a few more than 200 built, but still very rare, and all eurospec: BMW M Registry - FAQ E30 M3 convertible



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ditto. OMG GET THE F---ER!

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