Lot 196 - 1986 BMW 320i Convertible by Baur

Lot 196 - 1986 BMW 320i Convertible by Baur

Lot 196 - 1986 BMW 320i Convertible by Baur

Lot Number 196
Registration D145 DST
Chassis Number WBAAA320409499314
Engine Number 21613904
Odometer reading 36,500 miles
Result Sold - £4,368

The 1985 BMW 318i Convertible by Baur is a rare and captivating classic car. Baur, a renowned German coachbuilder, transformed the BMW 3 Series into an elegant and stylish convertible. With its sleek lines and open-top design, it offers a unique driving experience. The 318i Convertible is powered by a 1.8 litre engine, providing a balance of performance and fuel efficiency. Its compact size and agile handling make it enjoyable to manoeuvre. The Baur conversion adds exclusivity to the BMW 318i, making it a sought-after collectible for enthusiasts who appreciate its distinctive blend of craftsmanship and open-air motoring.

This rare BMW by Baur was originally registered on 30th October 1986 and in Silver. It has covered a low mileage of 36,500 which is believed to be correct. A desirable 2 litre manual example which we understand was painted in the 1990’s and is now presented in white with a very good blue hood sitting on BBS style wheels. The interior trim befits the odometer reading and is well appointed in deep blue showing no heavy signs of wear and the carpets are in good order. The dashboard shows no cracking or marks and the roof mechanism works well. Having been ‘garage found’ recently and recommissioned, the vendor informs us that the car starts and runs, indeed it drives and appears in fair order. However, when it was sat for some time in a garage, the underside of the car requires some attention showing surface rust and requiring some work to the rear corners and upon inspection the car would require new inner sills and may require some welding. Overall, this delightful convertible is ideal for both summer motoring or long term investment post necessary works. Offered to auction with a V5C registration document and without reserve this is a very desirable example for the BMW enthusiast. Consignor Mathew Priddy

Guide Price £4,000-£7,000

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