I picked up a 1990 320i Baur TC earlier this week and had a very amusing drive from Sheffield to Edinburgh (300 miles or so). It's an automatic in unmolested condition and has a leather interior. The car has had 3 owners including myself and has no rust. The bodywork is on the whole excellent with one or two typical BMW early 90's 'Red' issues and a few lacquer issues as well. Doesn't really bother me - I like originality and the patina of use with what is quite an iconic 80's symbol.
I had initially intended to move the car on but I think we'll keep it - ok it's not a 323 or 325 but the power is adequate for my purposes which will mostly be pottering about town and some touring.
here's some pics:
The car needs a good service and I suspect there is an air leak in the throttle inlet system somewhere as it is a pig to start and idles rough when cold.
other than that the usual bulb holder havoc is causing the brake warning light to stay on. The front left indicator bulb holder being the culprit.
I suspect the service indicator batteries are knackered as the interval lights won't reset.
the suspension bushes need doing and the rear shocks are spongey
there's a smell of petrol - I suspect there is a weeping hose somewhere - only after hard driving or speed driving though
the only upgrades I think I will do other than the stereo (and that will be period with a 3mm jack socket added) will be:
replace rear drum brakes with discs
I am considering lowering the car by 1 " but no further
This car is really growing on me - the baur conversion is very practical for the horrible Scottish climate and means for the 30 mins sunshine we get a year I can actually enjoy driving! A wonderful addition to the fleet