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1975 BMW 3.0

Sedan Car for sale in Long Lake, Minnesota 55356


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1975 BMW 3.0 $5,500

Other · 6 Cylinder

Up for sale is my hard to find 1975 BMW 3.0 Si (E3 - "New Six") with automatic transmission, which I originally bought on eBay for about $2,500. It's still a bit of a project, but I think it is priced very well considering the amount of work that has been done to it. I hate to let this go, as I probably have at least $6,000 invested (plus my time), but I picked up a 1976 2002 project that I would like to finish.

According to Wikipedia: In 1975 BMW introduced fuel injection to the US market M30 motor, replacing the twin two-barrel Zenith carburetors used since its inception. The Bavaria was dropped from the line-up, nominally replaced by the fuel-injected M30 powered E12 530i, and the fuel-injected 3.0Si became the highest end of the BMW model range. The fully optioned 3.0Si was sold during the 1975 and 1976 model years.

I will upload a full set of photos soon.  I'm currently working on putting it back together and will update the photos as I go along.

Note that I have all of the molding, even if it is not installed in the pictures.

I purchased this car about 5 years ago on eBay. It had a good amount of rust in the lower panels and the fenders, so I bought it just to drive and enjoy. After driving it for a few months, I changed my mind and decided to save it.

I removed most of the paint, cut out the rust, and had most of it replaced and purchased some nearly perfect second-hand fenders. When doing the metalwork, I had the side trim holes filled to give it a cleaner look (no side trim). Since most of the paint was stripped off, I had it primed.  While the fenders were off, I undercoated the inside of the fenders to keep the rust from coming back. You can still see some of the original paint where it was in great condition.  There are just two more holes in the body (above the rear side markers) that need to be welded up. 

I also replaced the ignition components (plugs, wires, cap, rotor), replaced the points with electronic ignition, and added an upgraded coil.

It's also has upgraded rims and tires. I still have the original wheels, which I'm sure you will want.
I recently had an alignment performed and the brakes bled. 

The brakes are a little sticky from sitting around for so long, but I'll start driving it soon, which should take care of that problem.
After the alignment, it tracks well, but it is obvious that the shocks are shot and need replacing.

Still to do:
* Weld up a few holes left in the body
* Prep and paint
* Put the remaining parts back together (marker lights, antenna, some trim including the bumper trim, etc)
* Replace the ignition switch
* Replace the shocks
* Get the AC working again. It has been converted to R134a, but the system was empty and the belt was off when I bought the car.
It also has a high idle, so there is likely a leak in the hoses connected to the manifold. 

I think this will be a great, and very unique, car with a bit more work and a coat of paint. Come and get it while it while the price is good!

1975 BMW 3.0 Specifications

  • VIN

  • Classic Car ID

  • Stock Number

  • Category

    Import Classics
  • Condition

    Project - Nearing completion
  • Trim Body Style

  • Bodystyle

  • Doors

    Four Door
  • Suspension

  • Suspension

  • Engine

  • Engine

    6 Cylinder
  • Drivetrain

  • Transmission

  • Transmission

  • Exterior

  • Exterior Color

  • Custom Exterior Color

  • Interior

  • Interior Color

  • Seat Color


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