BMW E30: BBS alloy wheels for the classic are becoming more and more expensive!

Stocking up is primarily for squirrels. But even classic car drivers know a thing or two about how important bunkering of rare parts has become. This is how AUTO BILD editor Mario Puksec experienced it: With cross-spoke wheels for the BMW 3 Series E30 (1983-94), he follows the motto “Having is better than needing”. In other words, he strikes as soon as he spots any.

The legendary alloy wheels with the dimensions 7×15″, bolt circle 4×100, offset 24, cast by BBS, are now developing into extremely popular rarities.

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The original wheel rims, reports the classic car lover, were still available a few years ago in good, used condition for 50 euros each or even less. He owns two of the coveted compact BMW E30s – and dreams of a third…
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Having is better than needing: over the years, Mario Puksec has collected three BBS wheel sets plus three individual aluminum rims.

After all, he has already hoarded the complete BBS set for him, fortunately at a time when prices were moderate.

Mario Puksec Production Editor on September 4th, 2011 on the Nordschleife in the BMW 318is, Type E30

Wheels for use in motor sports must be light and stable. The BBS rims for the E30 are both, here on the 318is.

Today that would be quite expensive: A set can easily cost over 1000 euros. A few things speak for the construction of the rim: It is light, stable and conveys the irresistible prospectus look with which this second 3-generation became known and popular.

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