Lot 132 - 1987 BMW 325i Sport M-tech 1
|Odometer reading||121,407 miles|
|Result||Sold - £22,640|
The BMW E30 325i Sport was manufactured between 1986 and 1991. It is best known for its sporty looks, powerful engine, and excellent driving dynamics. The E30 325i Sport is a rear-wheel-drive car, which features a 2.5 litre inline-six engine, producing 161bhp and 167 lb-ft of torque. The engine was paired with either a five-speed Getrag manual transmission or a four-speed automatic unit, both providing a smooth and responsive driving experience. The E30 325i Sport was also equipped with sport suspension, a limited-slip differential, and larger brakes, which made the car one of the very best driver’s cars of its time.
This particular example presents superbly in Diamondschwartz with a two-tone grey houndstooth and black cloth interior. With just four owners from new, this car has clearly been cherished throughout its life and looks as though it has never been repainted. Small details such as the VIN number on the scuttle panel are still very clear to see, something which can often be lost when a car is repainted and the pinstripes down the flanks of the car look to be original.
The service history for this car is particularly impressive, with 22 stamps in the service book and further invoices for servicing. The most recent service stamp is showing as a BMW Inspection II and cambelt service at ETA Motorsport in October 2019. The car is currently fitted with a later M-tech 2 steering wheel, but the original M-tech 1 steering wheel is supplied with the car, along with all owner’s manuals and books.
These cars are very rarely available, and even less so with such a comprehensive service record. Interest has really piqued in these cars in recent years, with some even leaning towards the 325i Sport instead of the M3, due to its silky smooth straight-six engine opposed to the M3’s tamer four-cylinder offering. This example ticks all the boxes and is estimated very reasonably, offering much more character than many of the latest BMW M departments offerings.
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