1987 BMW Hartge H26



Lot # 146
Seller: HNT Motors
Location: Redondo Beach, CA
VIN: WBAAE410300910315
Miles: 75,000
Engine: 2.5 Liter I-6
Transmission: 5 speed manual
Private/Dealer: Dealer
Category: Classic Sports

Hartge is a tuning company that specializes in tuning/modifying cars made by BMW.  The company was founded by Herbert Hartge in 1971 and in 1985 Hartge were approved as a car manufacturer in their own right by the German Motor Vehicle Authority (KBA), allowing them to register a new car as a Hartge product rather than a modified BMW.

This car is a Hartge H26 that has the full Hartge upgrade including the engine, ECU, suspension, brakes, headers, exhaust, wheels, interior and exterior modifications.  The engine produces 190 HP and it is matched with a 5-speed manual transmission.  This was originally a Alpine White 325i equipped with power central locking, sport seats, electric mirrors, windows and rear headrests.  Here is a link to a recent article on the prior owner and the car, https://blog.fcpeuro.com/euro-spec-hartge-h26-e30-1980s-catalog-time-capsule?hs_amp=true

The car looks and presents well without any obvious rust present and recent maintenance included a new clutch.  This is a nice driver quality H26 that could be brought to the shows or just driven around town.  These are somewhat rare in the E30 community and is definitely a unique car with 4 doors that you don’t see very often.  If you want something different take a close look at this one.

The Hartge VIN tag confirms that this car is a West Germany built H26 that was then imported to Japan before being shipped back here to the US.


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High Bid $19,500 By C-YA7 (Reserve Not Met)
Auction Ended Oct. 21 at 10:12 am U.S. Pacific.
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Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
C-YA October 20, 2020 9:32 AM $19,500
GTI50 October 17, 2020 7:03 PM $19,000
Fizzyone October 17, 2020 7:01 PM $18,000
E3002 October 14, 2020 8:34 PM $17,000
Fizzyone October 14, 2020 8:49 AM $16,000
TLC October 12, 2020 7:29 PM $15,500
GTI50 October 12, 2020 7:25 PM $15,000
Auction started October 21, 2020 10:11 AM
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Ps the seller also has a driver quality early 91 E34 M5.


I drove both cars today and yes E3002 these were both Cody’s cars. I am not a buyer but can tell they are both nice examples. This car is very original and just needs a bit of TLC for a great car. GLWS


Seller, was this Cory’s car? If so, it is well known in the So Cal E30 community and it is the real deal. For anyone that does not know these are even more rare than Alpina’s. Check out the link that is attached. https://blog.fcpeuro.com/euro-spec-hartge-h26-e30-1980s-catalog-time-capsule?hs_amp=true


This is a cool car and not a lot of them in the US. GLWS