Friday, March 1, 2019

Scheiterhaufen zur Feuerbestattung: 1991 BMW 318i

I really don't know what to say about this car.  On the plus side, it IS a small bumper E30 BMW with a manual gearbox...but there's the little thing about the wheels or lackthereof...or...the use of firewood as a makeshift version of used kitchen stoves.  The best part of the firewood floor stand system is you can see the evolution -- first the blocks went under the suspension parts and Noah decided that wasn't good enough, so he put the blocks under the frame and it still wiggled around like a Trump fixer under oath and finally the outrigger flying buttress pieces were installed.  Job done.  Just, please no smoking near it. Find this 1991 BMW 318i offered for $1100 CAD ($835USD) in Richmond, B.C., Canada via craigslist. Tip from Erik202.

From the seller:
1991 BMW 318i 
condition: fair 
fuel: gas 
paint color: green 
size: compact 
title status: clean 
transmission: manual 
type: convertible 
1991 BMW 318i sale as it $1100 Not drivable but engine is working, need to tow it. Please text for appointment viewing

I'm not sure if I am more disturbed by the bottle of mystery lotion in the front...

Or the box of tissues in the back...

Just burn it where it sits? Or can you clean it up (and out) enough to make it a cheap daily driver?


  1. On the plus side, the weeds have to grow that much taller before they can brush up against the undercarriage and make it rust faster.

  2. Ah yes, the Viking ship conversion that is so popular with the e30 crowd.

    1. ...or possibly preparation for a Viking Funeral?

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  3. Thanks to DT for a thorough engineering analysis of this storage method. I had not yet worked out the likely purpose of the outriggers. But on to the car: this thing does not look rusty. Up here in Canada, any interesting car that is not rusted is considered a prime candidate to be saved. As I recall, this model had a pretty good reputation for being well built, and easy to repair. If this was closer, I certainly would take a look. For me, this would be a 5,000 km tow to get it home. On the other hand, lumber prices are up, so I could offset the gas costs.....

    1. p.s. I love the "up on stoves" icon!

  4. "Note: Car appropriately includes tissue for the inevitable tears that will come soon after purchase."

  5. Bring a set of wheels.

  6. Ok...somebody at DT needs to speak with this obviously 'different' seller. Where are the wheels? How can it be towed without same? What is wrong that it wont drive but it runs? Maybe the wood came from the enclosed porch they are either building or tearing down in the background? In any event this is surely worth of some further investigation. If nothing else to speal to a real Viking.


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