Lot 213 - 1989 12866 325i (Series 2) Convertible
|Odometer reading||89,250 miles|
|Estimate||£4,000 - £6,000|
|Result||Sold - £6,160|
The BMW E30 3-series was first introduced in 1982, with the BMW built convertible version joining the line up in 1988. Unlike the bulky Baur roll cage E30 convertibles that preceded it, the BMW factory built convertibles used a strengthened windscreen to provide a cleaner and more attractive design and distinctive roof down profile. E30 convertibles manufactured between 1988 and early 1990 are considered the models to own as they were produced after the last major design update (1987 - often called 'Series 2') and before the final minor revision in late 1990 that moved away from chrome to colour coded bumpers and introduced a less desirable tail light configuration. BMW E30 3 series had a large variety of inline 4 and 6 cylinder engine options. The 325i was the most desirable of the mainstream production 6 cylinder engine option, producing a distinctive and smooth purr. The E30 is considered one of the car design icons of the 1980s.
Presented in stunning Diamond Black with a matching original black hood (with new rear window) and black leather interior, this immaculate example of a BMW 325i Cabriolet Automatic 'Chromie' was first supplied through Coopers of Leicester in February 1989 and still benefits from a fully-stamped service history. The previous owner kept the car in a heated garage since 1997 and the current owner has continued to keep the car stored and used in only dry conditions, it rides on BBS 15" alloy wheels (also immaculate). A recent and comprehensive cam-belt service and MoT test has just taken place and security is provided by a Thatcham category 1 alarm. With just two owners recorded since 1997, this really does represent a time-warp example in truly superb condition.
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