Lot 428 - 1989 BMW 320i Convertible
|Odometer reading||178,000 miles|
|Estimate||£5,000 - £7,000|
|Result||Sold - £2,912|
The BMW 3-series is a compact executive car manufactured since May 1975 and has been produced in six different generations and in five different body styles. It is BMW's best-selling model, accounting for around 30% of the BMW brand's annual total sales and has won numerous awards throughout its history. The E30 was sold from 1982 through to 1991 in saloon form and through to 1993 in convertible format. Both four-cylinder and six-cylinder petrol engines were used with a six-cylinder diesel added in 1985 and in 1987, the first all-wheel drive 3-series was produced called the 325iX. The E30's introductory price was nearly double that of the E21 just seven years earlier. Initially released as a two-door coupé, the four-door saloon body style was added to the 3-series line up in 1984 and in 1987 the first BMW M3 was released; based on an E30 the M3 coupé was an instant success.
This BMW Convertible has had three former keepers and is in good all-round condition. These splendid E30 BMW's have suddenly found a niche in the market and have become desirable. This automatic transmission 320i example is finished in black with black trim and is supplied with a V5 registration document and a full years' MoT test certificate. It is hard to believe this car is 25 years old and can only be described as a future classic.
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