So you're looking for a car, don't want to spend your hard-earned dough on some forgettable new economy car, but crave the luxurious and/or sporty feel of something quintessentially German. Your obvious choice is BMW. Now, how much BMW can you get for $20k on eBay?

(Photo by Alexandre Prévot on Flickr)

Here are the rules:

  • Selections aren't limited to simply 'cars' (kit cars, trucks, and military/commercial vehicles included)
  • Cars must have a realistic selling price under $20,000.
  • Cars must be operable/easily restored to running condition.
  • Completed and sold listings can be included.
  • You can add modifications, as long as it doesn't go over the total budget.
  • Write a short reason why your car is the best BMW for under $20k.

Now go find the Ultimate Driving Machine that's also the Ultimate Bargain.

I'll arrange the best selections afterwards. You have until the end of the weekend.