Wednesday, January 15, 2020

M60 V8 Swap: 1984 BMW 325e

The E30 generation BMW 3-series  is zippy, reliable, simple to maintain, and cheap to buy -- which is why it has become the beater of choice for many folks.  Prices were good for years, but the nice examples have started to appreciate and you'll have a hard time finding V8 swapped examples like this for cheap in the get it now. Find this 1984 BMW 325e offered for $7000 in Portland, OR via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.

From the seller:
 1984 Bmw 325e
fuel: gas
title status: clean
transmission: manual
84 Bmw 325e with 4.0L v8 m60 swap, 5 speed trans. Clean body, interior rough-ish but nothing extreme for 35 year old car. Built for fun and to be driven which I don’t do so time for better home. Needs tires. Like stock look/sleeper myself but thinking of tossing wheels on with decent tires. Blast to drive with roughly 300hp/tq. Let’s talk and see if it’s your new toy. No trades, have too many cars. Please don’t ask silly questions or lowball me. I will ignore you. Find another one. Uncommon and awesome. $7000 obo. Open to reasonable offers. Text preferred. Thanks, James.

See a better way to drive something with a ripped interior?


  1. Replies
    1. $7k, I could find 2 in better shape for that price. The weed in Portland must be off the chain.

    2. Swapped ? prove it ..

    3. Missed the V8 swap part...Didn't notice it with all that leaf trash in the engine bay and dulled paint. With some elbow grease I'm sure it could all be brought back.

  2. glad to see the other comments are in line with my initial thought, "what a piece of sh.."


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