To BMW enthusiasts, the E30 generation of the BMW 3 Series has for many years been the epitome of the “modern classic” car. While the car’s old-fashioned styling makes it a real head turner on the road today, it is still a safe, comfortable and – perhaps most importantly – very reliable car. Moreover, it is historically significant for enabling BMW to outsell rival Mercedes Benz for the first time, as it was in many ways superior to its 190E counterpart. While many were built, very few good examples have survived on British roads, and the market for pristine examples such as this is stronger than ever.
This particular E30 is a 1987 model year 320i manual coupé (or 2-door saloon, as they were marketed in their day). As opposed to later model years, this car sports the more desirable chrome bumpers and slender tail lights. Like the top of the range 325i model, it comes with the excellent M20 straight six cylinder engine, famed for its unprecedented smoothness and reliability. Moreover, this car is equipped with many rare and desirable optional features, including 14” “bottle cap” alloy wheels, front and rear mud flaps, front fog lights, a boot lid spoiler, mechanical sunroof, heated washers and power steering,
This stunning specimen is without doubt one of the most preserved and unmolested examples on the market today. The car was first supplied by Paragon BMW of Hull in February 1987, with the original dealer supplied number plates surviving to verify this. Having had only two devoted owners, this car has enjoyed meticulous care throughout its life; this is reflected both in its outstanding original condition and comprehensive history file. The previous keeper spared no expense in ensuring the preservation of the car’s original bodywork and it has recently had the undercarriage wax oiled to prevent corrosion.
The car has full MOT history dating back to 1990 to verify the low mileage of only 74,000. Supplied with the original floor mats, keychains, sales brochure and main dealer invoices, this car displays provenance that most E30s on the market are sadly lacking. Grab yourself a stunning collectible car with great potential for future increase in value.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with any queries or sensible offers!
BMW E30 M3..... a vey rare AK05 Euro car with a factory 215 bhp and finished in alpine white (alpinweiss 146) with anthracite (0211) cloth interior. Specification to include fitted.....