Lot 228 - 1973 BMW E3 2500 Saloon

Lot 228 - 1973 BMW E3 2500 Saloon

Lot 228 - 1973 BMW E3 2500 Saloon

Lot Number 228
Registration LOR 449L
Chassis Number 2183255
Engine Number 2183255
Odometer reading 58,000 miles
Estimate £13,000 - £17,000
Result Sold - £15,960
  • Stunning condition throughout
  • Comprehensive history from new

The 'BMW New Six' was a line of full size luxury saloons and GT coupés produced from 1968 to 1977. All models used the then-new M30 straight-six engine, an engine that would become renowned for silky smooth power delivery which punched far above what its litre capacity should have allowed. The E3 version, which marked BMW's return to the full size luxury saloon market after a hiatus of five years, was introduced as a response to growing market segment dominated by Mercedes-Benz. It was important in establishing BMW's reputation as a maker of sporting, luxury saloons.

Finished in Verona Red with a black interior, this car is the epitome of all the classic BMW styling cues, an amazing example of the ultra stylish BMW 2500 saloon. The kidney grilles, twin headlights and, of course, the Hofmeister D Kink curve can all be observed on his example of BMW heritage. The interior shows classic functionality of the day and is in superb condition, much like the entire car, wonderfully kept and one of the best E3 saloons we have come across. Purchased new from official BMW agents of the time, Rushington Motor Co. Ltd of Totton, Southampton in the March of 1973. The car comes complete with the original book pack and manuals including the original service book, owner's handbook, Europe Service Directory, warranty book and some other original material. The car has a great service history with 19 stamps in the book. The previous keeper was one of the Directors of Bowker Preston BMW where the car was looked after by his technical staff who passed it though MoT tests and changed the oil every year regardless of how few miles it had covered, of course, being a true classic means that this cars is exempt from both Road Tax and an MoT test certificate. Inspection is recommended to appreciate the fabulous quality of this motorcar, with 70's saloons becoming ever more popular, we would challenge any bidder not be impressed.

The service history is as follows;
March 1973                          194 miles            Rushington Motor Co. Ltd.
May 1973                             577 miles            Rushington Motor Co. Ltd.
December 1973                     2,780 miles        Rushington Motor Co. Ltd.
August 1975                         6,076 miles         E & J Jarvis Ltd.
August 1976                         12,856 miles       E & J Jarvis Ltd.
August 1978                         18,462 miles       E & J Jarvis Ltd.
July 1980                             22,742 miles       E & J Jarvis Ltd.
February 1985                      33,768 miles       E & J Jarvis Ltd.
February 1986                      35,769 miles       E & J Jarvis Ltd.
August 1991                         38,847 miles       E & J Jarvis Ltd.
February 1993                      48,782 miles       E & J Jarvis Ltd.
November 1994                    54,568 miles       E & J Jarvis Ltd.
August 1996                         56,156 miles       E & J Jarvis Ltd.
September 2013                   57,678 miles       Bowker Preston
October 2014                       57,709 miles       Bowker Preston
October 2015                       57,783 miles       Bowker Preston
December 2016                    57,921 miles       Bowker Preston 

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.

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