Lot 344 - 1991 BMW 325i Saloon
|Odometer reading||94,447 miles|
|Result||Sold - £2,464|
Designed in 1978 by Claus Luthe (responsible for the timeless NSU Ro80) the BMW E30 has become a design icon. The M3 and six-cylinder models being today the most coveted.
This is a righthand drive 325i saloon with the later 169bhp high output engine. Built in October 1991 at the German Regensburg factory, this car was built to a very high specification for a customer in South Africa who wanted this 325i for his wife to be as closely specified as possible to his 7-Series car. The array options specified to this car therefore make this a very interesting and attractive example. The spec includes Calypso red paint, automatic transmission, grey leather with rear head restraints, electric steel sunroof, electronic adjustable wing mirrors, air-conditioning, cruise control, long distance fuel tanks, 7-Series tool tray, trip/consumption computer, tinted windows, front fog lights and electric windows all round.
The owners imported the car privately to the UK six years later and it has been meticulously cared for with eight service stamps from BMW Sandton, South Africa and a further five stamps by a BMW dealership in the UK during which time the cambelt and rollers have been replaced a total of four times on an age related basis - the last being at 150,000kms. Receipts in the history file that a toothed belt service may have also been carried out in 2010 using BMW supplied parts. It has been dry stored for much of the past four years. In addition to the original owner's handbook and service record, there is BMW service history print out plus paper receipts for servicing and parts. There is a number of old MoT test certificate which also supports the mileage.
This 325i has been somewhat pampered and the condition reflects this. The paintwork, which looks original, has a deep shine. Tyres have good tread and remain on original un-scuffed alloys. The interior of the car is superb with none of the usual cracking to the dashboard or wear so usually seen to the front seat bolsters. It is reported to be entirely reliable and a pleasure to drive. It has done approximately 500kms since its last MoT test with no advisories reported.
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