Sunday, January 22, 2017

Hair Dryer: 1990 BMW 325i Convertible

The E30 generation BWM 3-series offers an affordable entry into rear-drive German luxury, but in stock trim they can be a bit lackadaisical in straight line performance.  But that is easily solved with an M50 engine swap and a giant cantaloupe sized turbocharger.  Find this 1990 BMW 325i Convertible here on eBay bidding for $6,200 in Yorktown, VA.

 The convertible 3-series had a reputation of being a bit of a chick car back in the day, but they are now typically owned by flatbrimmers and BMW fanboys.   

Under the hood is an M50 inline-6 that has been boosted up to 600 horsepower according to the seller.  The only reason that the rest of the drivetrain isn't twisted into pretzel shapes is because the tires are likely incapable of containing that power in anything but top gear.

See a faster way to blow dry your hair?


  1. Listing was removed or wrong link.

    1. bikerjosh13 -- whoops, messed up the link! Fixed now! -Vince

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  3. "flatbrimmers" lol...I thought I was the only person who referred to that particular sub species of humans in that way. Throw in the brand sticker on the brim, the ears tucked underneath.and you have the low end of the gene pool.

    1. The Blatbrimmer Bros are now the majority and us normal hat wearers are now called "dad hats".
      What a crack-up.
      Back the the car, blown away by what I saw in the ad. That is some Gnarly power! Really nice little E30.

    2. @WoodieMan - nope, you are not alone. "Flatbrimmer" is one of my go-to terms also. Frankly, it probably bugs me the most when I watch the F1 podium.

    3. i learned that term right here on DT - from El Jefe himself, in fact

    4. I'da sworn he wrote 'Flatbimmers'... and it made sense to me.


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