Lot 123 - 1991 BMW 316 Lux
|Odometer reading||2,404 miles|
- Only 2,500 miles from new
- One owner until May 2021
- Totally original condition
In some ways, the E30 was a turning point for the success, some would say world domination, of BMW. From the moment it was launched, it moved the game on in engineering integrity, from performance and handling all the way through to ergonomics and durability. Plus, it has always looked sharp, not trying too hard but good enough for all those yuppies, reps and families of the 1980s and 1990s to feel good about the vehicle on their driveway. All this created another new phenomenon, a BMW regularly in the top 10 UK best sellers chart. With all this engineering finesse and ‘Ultimate Driving Machine’ marketing makes the E30 BMW one of the more popular, sensible and usable modern classics out there.
Originally registered on 3rd January 1991, this automatic transmission BMW 316 Lux is something special. It was purchased and tucked away by the owner as he saw the investment potential of the car. It was used exceedingly sparingly and was always kept in a warm dry garage. It is thought this car has never been out in the rain. The term ‘time warp condition’ is often over-used, however in this particular instance it is very relevant. Purchased from Rydale Cars Ltd. in the West Midlands, the only factory option on the car was metallic paint. Dealer options included a Radio cassette with four speakers, an alarm system and mudflaps, the final invoice price was £15,181.00. Finished in Diamond Black with Anthracite interior this car is totally original. All the panels are exceptionally straight with excellent panel gaps, the interior looks like new and under the bonnet there is still the protective wax from BMW. This iconic E30 has covered only 2,500 miles from new and must surely be one of the, if not the lowest mileage example available anywhere today. The car was purchased by the current vendor in May 2021, he has continued the theme of not taking the car out in the rain and is only selling it due to restrictions on space. Supplied with a V5C registration document this car is best summed up in one word-exceptional!
Interested parties should note that the private registration plate shown is to be retained by the vendor and a new, age-related registration issued instead.
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