BMW E36 318i Convertible

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An exceptional BMW E36 318i Convertible with just 35,167 miles and one owner.

EQUIPMENT
Active rollover system, low impact regenerating bumpers, driver and front passenger airbag, integral side impact protectors, predetermined crumple zones, central folding-top closing mechanism, triple layer fabric hood, BMW toolkit, centrally operated electric windows all round, heating system electronically controlled, tachometer with energy control, service level indicator, warning triangle and first aid kit. Factory options; Electro-hydraulic folding top. Dealer accessories; Colour coded hard top.

EXTERIOR
This outstanding 318i Convertible is finished in stunning vibrant Bright Red (Hellrot, Code 314). The factory original paintwork boasts a spectacular deep gloss shine and high polished uniform finish. The original panels are beautifully straight and all gaps and shuts are linear. Structurally perfect and true to BMW’s original vision, this unspoilt example is truly exceptional. Aside from very light and minimal stone chips to the bonnet, it is difficult to fault the presentation even upon very close scrutiny. The original supplying BMW dealer number plates remains fitted to further emphasise the cars outstanding preserved state. The fabric folding roof is pristine with no damage to the covering or the headlining, and the optional colour coded hard top is as new. This enthusiast owned cherished example is without question one of the best and will delight any classic BMW aficionado.

INTERIOR
The unmistakable cockpit of the E36 BMW is designed purely with driver experience in mind. The Grey Cloth interior (code D6TT) is essentially perfect and truly reflects the exceptional low mileage credentials. The carpets have been protected by fitted over mats from new and the door cards are spotless. The wrap around dashboard inclined to the driver is simply perfect and retains the factory matt finish as does the leather trimmed sports steering wheel, all too often lost by years of amateur ‘dressing up’. BMW heritage is clear to see with the unique blue and red stitching to the leather steering wheel and M-Tec emblem which is also on the gearknob. The complete toolkit, first aid kit and warning triangle are present. Arguably as close to a ‘new’ E36 interior as is possible to find.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Displacing 1796cc, the wonderfully quiet and smooth four cylinder unit from BMW produces 115bhp and 168Nm of torque to achieve respectable 0-62mph and top speed figures of 12.5 seconds and 121mph respectively. Ready for bonnet up exhibiting, the spotless engine bay displaying factory plates and stickers will impress the avid detailer. The preferred five speed manual gearbox is light, tight and precise and a joy to use with sporting short throw operation.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Five original sports-spoke II style light alloy wheels are unrestored and virtually flawless. The correct centre caps remain fitted and the wheel stampings are clearly defined. Factory specification Pirelli P6000 205/60 R15 tyres all round have masses of tread remaining and the spare alloy wheel is also unused and shod in the original Pirelli P6000 item. The anti-lock braking system (ABS) incorporating all round discs offers ample stopping power and straight line braking.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new by BMW Main Agents, Benham BMW of Wolverhampton, on 29th October 1999, this example incredibly has covered just 35,167 miles with just one owner from new. Both the new vehicle order form and the sales invoice remain in the history file to illustrate a purchase price of £25,870 including £1,070 for the Electro-hydraulic folding top. The first and only keeper is a Mr Trevor Smith, an avid car enthusiast who purchased the car having originally had the intention of buying an early E46. Upon visit to his local BMW dealer, this E36 example was offered to him and he loved the colour enough to change his mind!

The history file consists of the original dealer supplied leather wallet containing absolutely every handbook, guide, leaflet and point of sale publication as well as the service booklet. All previous MOT certificates are present to fully verify the low mileage. Mr Smith and his wife kept the vehicle strictly garaged and used it only for recreational purposes along with their other vehicles forming a small classic car collection. This cosseted existence has been instrumental in preserving the vehicles amazing condition and exceptionally low miles. Truly superb and guaranteed to impress the enthusiast seeking one of the absolute best E36 Convertibles.

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BMW E46 M3 Convertible

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A stunning BMW E46 M3 Convertible with 45,337 miles and full service history.

EQUIPMENT
M Aerodynamic Bodystyling, side airbags, automatic stability control + traction (ASC+T), Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), xenon headlamps, auto headlamps, front air dam, rear apron, heated screenwasher nozzles, Park Distance Control (PDC), M leather multi-function steering wheel, electric M Sports seats with memory, automatic climate control, remote key memory, cruise control, auto wipers.  Factory options: Folding mirrors, windscreen with green shade band, Dark Blue hood, high-gloss Shadowline, seat heating, Professional navigation with TV, Harman Kardon Hi-Fi, 6 CD changer, cordless GSM telephone, 67M 8/9.5J alloy wheels, Sequential M Gearbox (SMG Drivelogic).  Dealer options: Carpet mats, hard top.

EXTERIOR
Finished in Titanium Silver metallic, (Code 354), the paintwork is simply magnificent with a brilliant polished shine and uniform finish throughout.  Light scratches to the underside lip of the front bumper are visible upon close scrutiny and surprisingly only very minimal stone chips are present to the front.  All trim sections and discreet BMW M badging are in impeccable condition and BMW dealer number plates are fitted.  The optional blue hood is in excellent condition as is the expensive colour coded hard top with one tiny mark.  The rear lamps have been upgraded to the newer style LED units.  This beautifully presented and unmolested example proudly showcases its low owner, low mileage cherished credentials.  An absolute delight for any BMW M enthusiast.

INTERIOR
Soft luxurious Nappa leather in vibrant Cinnamon, (Code N52M), compliments the exterior colour scheme perfectly.  Very supportive MSport seats and the driver inclined cockpit hint towards the race breed pedigree of this awesome machine.  The beautifully clean upholstery portrays all the hallmarks a fastidious ownership and devoted upkeep with only tiny hairline creases to the driver’s seat bolster and light indentations to the rear seat, barely worthy of mention.  The spotlessly clean carpets are preserved having been protected by carpet mats from new.  Faint scratches around the handbrake area and a small mark to the one door speaker are barely worthy of a mention.  The chunky M leather multi-function steering wheel displays the blue and red stitching clearly.  Even the GSM mobile phone supplied as an optional extra remains with the car but has currently been replaced with a genuine BMW cup holder.  Completely original and far superior to the usual offerings, this M3 has been beautifully preserved.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
A ferocious and true performance legend.  Designed solely with pure driving exhilaration in mind, to experience the E46 M3 is an unforgettable drive and truly addictive.  The 6 cylinder in-line powerplant is nothing short of a genius in engineering and under bonnet splendour is guaranteed as the area is spotlessly clean, exactly as it left the production line.  All correct stickers and identification plates remain fixed.  An electronically limited top speed of 155mph and 0-62 time of just 5.5 seconds is quoted.  The factory optional SMG Drivelogic system offers a hugely diverse range of settings to suit the driver’s mood delivering everything from the fully automatic relaxed to the phenomenally quick manual gearchanges.  In maximum Race mode, rocker switches on the steering wheel allow shifting in less than 80 milliseconds with power flow interrupted for less than 150 milliseconds.  True supercar credentials.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Factory optional expensive 19in BMW M Light alloy wheels in double-spoke styling 67 are forged and immaculate.  Continental Contisport Contact tyres measuring 225/40 ZR19 and 255/35 ZR19 front and rear respectively have excellent tread remaining and are the correct type made specifically for the car with the M3 logo on the side.  The high performance braking system featuring compound discs brakes safely masters the staggering power and is everything you would expect of this ultimate driving machine.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new by Main Dealer Stephen James BMW on the 3rd November 2001, this example has had just three former keepers from new.  A new vehicle order outlines the purchase price of £49,160.00 including factory options of £6,217.02.  A comprehensive BMW Main Dealer and specialist service history provides a complete recorded of the mere 45,337 miles covered with fastidious maintenance throughout.  A documented 15 visits to BMW Main Dealers plus specialist invoices, the most recent service entry is April 2016 at 45,108 miles with 15,150 miles until the next service is due.

The vitally important running in check required within 400 miles of the 1,200 mile marker in order to maintain the manufacturer warranty was carried out and stamped by the supplying dealer at 1,145 miles.  Two sets of keys and the complete A5 leather wallet with every original book pack and user guide remains with the car, in addition there is the BMW Approved Used Car wallet supplied when the car was purchased through the Main Dealer network as an Approved Used Vehicle in 2010 when the car had covered 33,782 miles.

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BMW E46 Coupe Alpina B3 3.3

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A sporty and very exclusive BMW E46 Coupe Alpina B3 3.3 with full history.

EQUIPMENT
Front Alpina air dam, rear apron, headlamp wash system, heated door mirrors, heated screenwasher nozzles, third high level brake light, front and side airbags, automatic climate control, on-board computer, cruise control, memory seats, boot warning triangle and tool kit.  Factory options; Graduated tinted screen, front centre armrest, heated seats, PDC, xenon headlamps, navigation system, 6CD changer, white indicator lenses. Alpina Specification; 280bhp engine, Alpina Switch-Tronic, Alpina light alloy wheels, Uprated suspension, Alpina blue instrumentation, Myrtle wood with Alpina logo, Alpina floor mats. Alpina door sills, Alpina steering wheel, silver plated production plaque.

EXTERIOR
This jewel among sporty automobiles is beautiful at any angle finished in Cosmos Schwartz Metallic which offers a purposeful sporting stance without attracting unnecessary attention.  The unique Alpina front spoiler and rear badges inform the knowledgeable that this is just one of 90 coupes made.  Optional xenon headlamps and white indicators totalling £875 help disguise the 15 years that have passed since production but minor stone chips and age related marks can be seen under scrutiny.  An almost spotless engine bay proudly displays the manufacturer’s information plates, Alpina stickers and both the BMW and Alpina chassis numbers.  A car for the connoisseur.

INTERIOR
The driver-orientated ergonomically designed interior showcases exemplary craftsmanship.  Finished in optional Grey Montana leather costing £1,670 when new this interior still displays all the vital Alpina features key to establishing authenticity such as the blue Alpina instrumentation with red needles and the gold logo discreetly stamped in the Myrtle trim.  The driver bolster has some loose stitching and the unique Alpina carpet mats are present.    The leather sports steering has the vivid blue and green stitching housing the switch-tronic buttons integrated into the reverse side favoured by most.   The silver plated production plaque numbering this car as 041 is proudly on display in clean tight headlining reminding the occupants of engineering excellence.  Highly specified including Navigation at a cost of £1,400 but the PDC and glovebox torch is inoperative. A complete unused toolkit is correctly housed inside the boot lid and although very clean the carpeting has aged slightly.  The benchmark for perfect automobiles.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The inline 3.3 litre places much emphasis on reducing the movement of free masses so extremely light pistons and bespoke crankshaft help produce a thumping 280bhp and 335Nm of torque.  With a raft of other engineering changes expect 0.60mph in 6.8 seconds and a top speed of 159mph.  The revolutionary Alpina Switch-Tronic developed in a joint effort with ZF and Bosch constitutes the ideal driving style for any kind of situation and operates seamlessly.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Light alloy wheels with weight-optimised spokes have concealed tyre valves behind lockable Alpina branded light alloy die-cast covers and have been refurbished.  Matching Continental 225/40 R18 upfront and 255/35 R18 at the rear are fitted.  The brakes are powerful, well weighted, and have a reassuringly firm pedal feel.

HISTORY FILE
To the cognoscenti of British high-performance enthusiasts, the Sytner name is inexorably linked to that of Alpina with this example being registered new on the 9th June 2000 by Sytner Nottingham.  Recorded with the Alpina Register as one of 66 survivors worldwide this car always represented a rare breed and at a list price of £43,470 reserved for the connoisseur.  A mixture of BMW main dealer and independent BMW specialists help track the 112,710 miles covered with the last of 11 documented condition based services being at Sytner Coventry in June 2014.  This visit along with other maintenance work is accompanied by invoices with the last totalling £1747.36.  All handbooks, including the rare Alpina supplementary handbook, have been passed on to all seven former keepers and are contained in the leather Alpina wallet with green and blue striping often kept back as a souvenir of ownership.  Previous owners have proven their dedication by keeping such artefacts as old fuel receipts confirming the use of high octane unleaded fuel specified to ensure optimal performance.  This example is certain to delight the classic BMW aficionado appreciative of the Alpina marque, seeking an unmolested showpiece.

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BMW Z3 Roaster

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An exceptional BMW Z3 Roadster with just 61,617 miles and full history.

EQUIPMENT
Crumple zones front and rear, integrated side impact protection, passenger cell with reinforced A-pillar, regenerating bumpers front and rear, halogen front fog lamps, heat insulating glass, airbag for driver, power assisted seat adjustment, power operated outside mirrors, stowage lockers.  Factory options; Leather upholstery £723.40, automatic transmission £885.11, front passenger airbag £408.51, Z-Star alloy wheels £425.53, graduated tinted screen £59.57, on-board computer £153.19.  Zero cost options; Black hood, non-smoker package.  Dealer accessories; Rear turbulence deflector, 6-disc auto-changer.

EXTERIOR
This sporting two seater BMW Z3 Roadster is finished in stunning vibrant BMW Bright Red (code 314) to accentuate the classic lines of this fun sports car with its sweeping bonnet and low slung waistline.  The paint work boasts an incredible bright polished shine and pleasing uniform finish, every inch the stereotypical red sports car!  The term flawless can often be misused but aside from a couple of almost undetectable stone chips to the front, this example clearly warrants the accolade.  Effortless in operation, the soft top hood is simply pristine with a clear and crease free rear screen.  All trim, glass lights and badges are immaculate and even the supplying dealer number plates remain fitted.  This low mileage and low owner example displays its cherished existence without question and now represents a highly desirable modern classic, utterly usable and ready for the sunshine!

INTERIOR
Remaining precisely as BMW intended, this spotless interior bares all the hallmarks of devoted ownership.  The factory optional upgrade Oregon leather upholstery in Black (code Q2SW) remains in beautiful condition with firm bolsters and no damage to the trim.  Only close scrutiny will reveal very faint hairline creases to the driver’s seats.  The leather trimmed steering wheel and gear shifter are unworn and the matching black door cards and carpeting are impeccable, the latter having been protected from new by genuine BMW over mats.  The dashboard is perfect and houses fully functioning equipment to include the original BMW Business stereo system which features a six disc changer in the boot.  Even the often discarded selector sticker on the centre console remains in place!  An original lockable BMW turbulence deflector is neatly fitted and can easily be removed or kept in place, even with the hood raised.  A beautifully preserved interior just as the manufacturer intended.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The immaculately clean engine bay complete with factory stickers is fitted with BMW’s proven 1895cc bulletproof four cylinder engine.  The power output of 140bhp at 6000rpm and 180Nm torque at 4300rpm achieves 0-62mph in 10.5 seconds and a top speed of 122mph.  The factory optional four speed EH automatic transmission features economy, sports and manual modes and delivers smooth progression up and down the range with positive kick down.  Everything you would expect from a low mileage and well maintained ultimate driving machine.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Fitted as a factory upgrade, the 7J x 16in Z-Star alloy wheels are in remarkably good order with only very faint scratches visible upon close inspection.  Two of the centre caps have started to delaminate slightly.  Matching quality Avon ZV5 225/50 R16 tyres have masses of tread remaining.  The original space saver spare wheel, jack and complete BMW toolkit are with the car.  Front and rear disc brakes with anti-lock assistance (ABS) offer superb stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new by BMW Main Dealers Chandlers Garage of Worthing, this example was registered new on 4th July 1997.  Paperwork in the history file details the purchase new price of £23,070 including all factory options.  Just two former keepers and a mere 61,617 miles covered, the history file depicts a truly cherished and impeccably maintained car.  The original service booklet displays fifteen main dealer stamped entries with less than 1,000miles covered since the most recent.  A print out from the supplying BMW dealer documents no less than 30 visits to them up to 2007!  Completing the history file is the original leather wallet containing every handbook and guide issued when new as well as a second wallet supplied when the vehicle was sold again by Chandlers Garage as an Approved Used Car.  A further file contains many previous MOT certificates and invoices including a recent brand new battery from BMW.  This outstanding example has wanted for nothing and now simply requires a new owner to enjoy and appreciate!

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BMW E46 M3 Coupe

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A pristine BMW E46 M3 Coupe with 54,501 miles and full BMW history.

EQUIPMENT
M Aerodynamic Bodystyling, M exterior & interior mirrors, M Mobility System, ID (impact-depending) airbag system, side airbags, automatic stability control + traction (ASC+T), Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Xenon headlamps, automatic headlamp activator, front air dam, rear apron, headlamp wash system, heated door mirrors, heated screenwasher nozzles, Park Distance Control (PDC), M leather multi-function steering wheel, M sports seats with electric adjustment and memory preset, electric backrest and lumber support, automatic climate control, remote key memory, ISOFIX, follow-me-home function, electric rear quarter light windows, on-board computer, cruise control, auto wipers, boot warning triangle and tool kit.  Factory options; front centre armrest, third 3-point rear seat belt, single disc CD player, Harmon Kardon Hi-Fi, gradual tint windscreen, Motorola V.3690, M double spoke 67M 8/9.5J alloy wheels, Sequential M Gearbox (SMG Drivelogic).  Dealer options; Tracker Retrieve, BMW floor mats.

EXTERIOR
Chosen by BMW as the promotional launch colour for the E46 M3, this phenomenal example is finished in Phoenix Yellow Metallic (code 445).  The vibrant factory original paint finish is simply magnificent with a brilliant polished shine and uniform presence throughout.  Extremely faint stone chips to the lower front bumper can be detected along with a miniscule touched in scratch to the nearside rear quarter panel and bonnet.  All trim sections and discreet BMW M badging are in flawless condition and the supplying dealer number plates and rear screen sticker remain.  Under bonnet splendour is guaranteed as the area is spotlessly clean, exactly as it left the production line.  This beautifully presented and unmolested example every inch reflects its low owner, low mileage cherished credentials.  An absolute must for any performance BMW aficionado.

INTERIOR
Soft luxurious nappa leather in Kiwi (Code N50V) with Black interior trim is the perfect combination for the vivacious exterior colour scheme.  Hugely supportive M sports seats and the driver inclined cockpit hint towards the race breed pedigree of this awesome machine.  The beautifully clean upholstery portrays all the hallmarks a fastidious ownership and devoted upkeep with only tiny hairline creases to the driver’s seat bolster barely worthy of mention.  The spotlessly clean carpets are wonderfully preserved having been protected by BMW floor mats from new which are equally clean having been protected themselves by a second set of mats!  The chunky M leather multi-function steering wheel is simply perfect with the distinctive M blue and red stitching providing a subtle insight as to just how special this BMW is.  To describe this example as showroom fresh is truly befitting and the fantastic presentation is a testament to the cherished ownership.  All functions, gauges and information systems perform seamlessly, just as you would expect from a vehicle maintained exclusively by BMW.  Even the Motorola V.3690 mobile phone supplied as an optional extra remains with the car!  A genuine BMW cup holder is supplied as an alternative to the phone holder should the next owner desire.  Completely original and far superior to the usual offerings, this E46 must not be missed.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
A ferocious and true performance legend.  Designed solely with pure driving exhilaration in mind, to experience the E46 M3 is an unforgettable experience and truly addictive.  The 6 cylinder in-line powerplant with advanced technological marvels is nothing short of a genius in engineering.  Little more needs to be said other than to quote performance figures of an electronically limited top speed of 155mph and 0-62 time of just 5.2 seconds.  The factory optional SMG drivelogic system offers a hugely diverse range of settings to suit the drivers mood delivering everything from the fully automatic relaxed and smooth to the phenomenally quick manual gearchanges.  In maximum Race mode, rocker switches on the steering wheel allow shifting in less than 80 milliseconds with power flow interrupted for less than 150 milliseconds.  True supercar credentials.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Factory optional expensive 19in BMW M light alloy wheels in double-spoke styling 67 are polished and forged and remain in amazing unrestored condition.  With absolutely no lacquer peel, just two tiny scratches to the offside rear wheel can be seen on an otherwise pristine set.  The correct Michelin Pilot Super Sport items measuring 225/40 ZR19 and 255/35 ZR19 front and rear respectively have masses of tread remaining.  The high performance braking system featuring compound discs brakes safely masters the staggering power and is everything you would expect of this ultimate driving machine.

HISTORY FILE
A simply tremendous history file sets this example well above the rest.  Supplied new by Sycamore BMW in Peterborough on 10th August 2002 to first keeper Mr Hallacy who kept the car until March 2013, with just one further keeper since.  A new car sales invoice outlines the purchase price of £45,075.08 including factory options of £4,845 and accessories of £860.08.  A complete BMW Main Dealer service history provides a fascinating insight to the life this M3 has led throughout the mere 54,501 miles covered.  A colossal file is beautifully presented with every single service invoice, receipt and MOT certificate chronologically placed along with the original service booklet with a full complement of BMW service stamps including an Inspection II entry in August 2014 at 51,847 miles.  The vitally important running in check required within 400 miles of the 1,200 mile marker in order to maintain the manufacturer warranty was carried out and stamped at 1,272 miles.  A known area requiring observation is the rear subframe which was inspected and given the all clear by BMW Main Agent Stephen James in April 2013, evidenced in the history file.  Three sets of keys and the complete A5 leather wallet with every original book pack complete the history file.

Even before taking this astonishing E46 M3 on a test drive, the enthusiast will be astounded by the history file and the condition of the car as a result of the fastidious ownership.  To drive this amazing example further enhances the experience.  A true automotive legend.

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BMW E30 325i Sport

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A phenomenal BMW E30 325i Sport with an incredible complete history file.

EQUIPMENT

Monocoque construction, torsionally rigid safety cell, front and rear crumple zones, all-round body reinforcement, anti-lock braking system (ABS), M Technic body kit, M Technic sports suspension, limited slip differential, twin halogen circular headlights, integral front air dam, laminated windscreen, heated rear window, green heat insulating glass, central locking with deadlock, BMW sports seats to front, rear centre armrest, anthracite roof lining, M Technic sports steering wheel, toolkit, first aid kit, warning triangle, check control system, electric windows, rear side openers, electrically adjustable door mirrors, rechargeable glove box torch.  Factory options; Electronic Hydraulic (EH) automatic transmission, electric sliding roof.

EXTERIOR
This outstanding 325i Sport is finished in stunning vibrant Brillantrot (Brilliant Red, Code 308).  The paintwork boasts a spectacular deep gloss shine and high polished finish.  The original panels are beautifully straight and all gaps and shut spaces are uniform.  Structurally perfect and absolutely unmolested from BMW’s original vision, this unspoilt example is truly exceptional.  Only very close scrutiny will reveal a small touch in mark to the offside rear inner bumper section behind the wheel, barely noticeable.  Unique styling features of the M Technic package factory fitted as standard on the 325i Sport remain exactly as BMW intended having escaped the all too common modification trend.  All trim sections are spotless and the factory glass displays a BMW Car Club Great Britain badge.  This enthusiast owned cherish example is simply magnificent and will delight any classic BMW aficionado.

INTERIOR

The unmistakable cockpit of the E30 BMW is designed purely with driver experience in mind.  The BMW sports front seats along with the complete interior has undergone a no expense spared re-trim in full BMW silver leather and the results are incredible.  The interior upgrade extends to many period genuine BMW accessories such as rear headrests, central front armrest, M tailored floor mats and door pocket additional bin, all now near impossible to source.  The wrap around dashboard inclined to the driver is simply perfect and retains the factory matt finish as does the leather trimmed M Technic sports steering wheel, all too often lost by years of amateur ‘dressing up’.  All functions and controls are seamless in operation and feel tight and solid to the touch, commensurate with a cared for cherished example.  The complete toolkit, first aid kit and warning triangle are present and even the rechargeable glove box torch works!  Three discreet and fully operational VDO gauges have been carefully placed and consist of oil pressure, voltmeter and quartz clock.  Spotless and truly cossetted, an out and out sports machine.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Displacing 2494cc, the legendary straight six cylinder unit from BMW needs little introduction.  170bhp and 222Nm of torque in a relatively lightweight car raise this car firmly into performance car territory and 0-62 and top speed figures of 9.9 seconds and 132mph respectively are more than respectable.  A spotless engine bay to delight any enthusiast has been further enhanced by a polished inlet manifold.  The unmistakable crisp engine note remains unsullied by the discreet stainless steel exhaust system.  The factory optional Electronic Hydraulic (EH) automatic transmission performs faultlessly and offers positive kick down, exactly as it should.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES

Five genuine light alloy cross spoke wheels with pristine centre caps are in beautiful condition with no curbing scuffs or scratches whatsoever.  Only microscopic areas of lacquer lift around the tyre valves can be detected.  Quality Michelin Pilot Exalto 205/55 R15 tyres have masses of tread remaining and the spare is shod in the original Pirelli P600 item.  Even the often misplaced plastic centre cap removal tool is in the boot area.  The anti-lock braking system (ABS) incorporating all round discs offers ample stopping power to this performance contender and straight line steady braking is assuring.

HISTORY FILE
A truly incredible history file sets this example apart from the usual offerings and firmly cements the fastidious ownership this car has enjoyed.  Supplied new by BMW main agents Williams Motors in Manchester on 20th October 1989, this example has covered just 90,282 miles with only three former keepers.  A complete BMW Main Dealer and specialist service history provides a fascinating insight to the enthusiast and bordering on obsessive ownership this car has had.  A colossal file is beautifully presented with countless service invoices, receipts and MOT certificates chronologically placed along with two service booklets, the first having run out of space!  The fully stamped history documents no less than five cambelt changes, most recently in November 2013 at 87,519 miles along with a full Inspection 2 service.  The complete original A5 wallet with every original book pack completes the history file along with an original sales brochure.

A very well known car to the BMW Car Club Great Britain, the car featured in the August 2008 and May 2009 club magazine with the member owners story of his time with the car.  This amazing example represents a rare surviving unmolested example with a history file second to none.  Never wanting for anything and not to be missed.

MOT November 2015, HPI Clear, Approved Used Car Check Certificate.

BMW E21 320

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A superb BMW E21 320 with just two owners and 68,142 miles from new.

EQUIPMENT
Torsionally rigid safety cell, pre-determined deformation zones, door locks with anti-burst strikers, cantilevered bonnet, sunroof, deep front air-dam, chrome bumpers with rubber insert, rubber side rubbing strips, black synthetic rear spoiler, model designation in front grille, laminated windscreen, brown tinted heat insulating glass, dual halogen headlamps, electrically adjustable door mirrors, anti-dazzle mirrors, twin tone horn, digital clock, rev counter, trip recorder, infinitely adjustable orange panel illumination, foam padded four spoke steering wheel, toolkit.  Factory options; Automatic gearbox, light alloy wheels.  Dealer options; Mud flaps, BMW sunroof deflector.

EXTERIOR
The unmistakable classic lines of the BMW E21 are typical of 1970’s and 1980’s BMW’s, particularly the brawny styling of the shark nose front end.    This excellent example is finished in ever popular BMW Henna Red (Hennarot – Code 052).  There is a bright shine to the paintwork and all panels are original, straight and free from damage.  Whilst very presentable, minor age related markings and evidence of remedial cosmetic paintwork is visible upon close inspection, most notable being a small repair to the bonnet edge.  The extensive original chrome brightwork has a glorious mirror finish and the trim sections are in outstanding condition.  All glass is the factory BMW Sekurit fitment with number plate etching.  Delicate items such as the twin headlamp wipers and genuine BMW sunroof deflector and mud flaps are perfectly preserved.  Having been cossetted by the first owner until 2016, this garage kept example is unmolested and ready for enjoyment.

INTERIOR
The semi-circle arrangement driver orientated cockpit in this BMW E21 320 offers a delightful throwback to 1980’s interior design, wonderfully reminiscent!  The factory original Anthracite cloth interior is in excellent order with only light fading evident to the more exposed sections of seating and carpet.  The seats remain comfortable, and the door cards and headlining are beautifully preserved.  The dashboard and associated switchgear is perfect with all functions, controls and gauges fully operational, a testament to BMW build quality.  This low mileage and cherished example proudly displays a wonderfully retro BMW interior, very stylish!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The legendary and time proven BMW six cylinder inline engine is effortless and smooth, and the instantly familiar engine note is a delight.  Displacing 1990cc, the power output of 122bhp and 160Nm of torque propels to car through 0-62 in just 13.0 seconds and reaches a top speed of 109mph.  A clean and unmolested engine bay displays factory stickers, plates and panel stampings, and the inner wing chassis stamp has not been painted over, just as it was upon leaving the BMW factory.   The factory optional automatic transmission operates perfectly and offers a more relaxed cruising manner.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The rare and much sought after light alloy BMW cross-spoke wheels are in good condition with only minor markings and some discolouration to the centre cap badges.  These classic BMW wheels are shod in matching brand 185/70 R13 tyres with masses of tread remaining.  The twin-circuit braking offers advancements such as automatic brake pad wear compensation.  The brakes feel completely assured in all manner of driving.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on 22nd March 1982 by BMW Main Dealers New Hatherley Garage of Sidcup, the first owner was a Mr Charles Gibbons.  Incredibly, Mr Gibbons kept the car until 2016 before selling to a close friend and collector, Mr Paul Bevis, who had wanted to buy the car for many years!   The original blue V5 document has been kept along with the dealership supplied BMW Owners Information Pack containing the stamped service book, handbooks and absolutely all point of sale literature.  Furthermore, a huge folder of service invoices date back to 1983, many of which are BMW Main Dealer, and leave in no doubt that this is a very well cared for example.  A documented cambelt change was carried out in 2014 with less than 400 miles covered since.  The folder also contains spare keys and many previous MOT certificates to fully verify the mileage of 68,142 miles.  The driving experience is exactly what you would expect from a low owner, low mileage and well maintained machine, truly brilliant!

A delightful 1980’s throwback and an instant hit with the City Trader ‘Yuppy’ set.  Red braces optional!

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BMW E46 Coupe Alpina B3 3.4 S

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A very exclusive BMW E46 Coupe Alpina B3 3.4 S with only 41,854 miles.

MODEL HISTORY
Established as a manufacturer of fine automobiles for the connoisseur, Alpina has thrived since the firm was founded in 1965 by Burkard Bovensiepen. Alpina to this day works closely with BMW and their processes are integrated into BMW’s production lines, thus Alpina is recognised by the German Ministry of Transport as an automobile manufacturer. The building of special automobiles for demanding clientele in small numbers ensures exclusivity. The total UK production of the BMW ALPINA B3 S is 224 (made up of only 35 Coupes of which this example was one of only five made in 2004).

EQUIPMENT
Front spoiler with integrated Alpina badge, rear spoiler, xenon headlights with wash system, heated door mirrors, heated screenwasher nozzles, third high level brake light, front and side airbags, automatic climate control, on-board computer, cruise control, auto headlights and wipers, electric memory seats, heated seats, parking sensors, Harman/kardon sound system, Bluetooth, tool kit. Alpina Specification; 305bhp engine, Alpina Switch-Tronic, Alpina light alloy wheels, Uprated suspension, Alpina blue instrumentation, Myrtle wood with Alpina logo, Alpina floor mats, Alpina door sills, Alpina steering wheel, silver plated production plaque.

EXTERIOR
This very rare sporty automobile is beautiful at any angle finished in the optional and costly Individual colour, Mora Metallic, (Code 359). A uniform gloss shine from cossetted enthusiast ownership, low mileage and indoor storage is immediately apparent. A small touched-in mark to the lower front bumper and a professional stone chip repair to the front screen do not detract from the excellent overall appearance. The unique Alpina front spoiler and rear badges inform the knowledgeable that this is just one of 35 coupes made and benefits from the E46 facelift. All trim, lights and rubber seals are perfect. A car for the connoisseur.

INTERIOR
The driver-orientated ergonomically designed interior showcases exemplary craftsmanship. Finished in optional Champagne Nappa leather with contrast coloured piping, this interior still displays all the vital Alpina features key to establishing authenticity, such as the 180mph blue Alpina instrumentation with red needles and the gold logo discreetly stamped in the Myrtle trim. The condition of all the interior trim is exemplary. The leather sports steering has the vivid blue and green stitching housing the switch-tronic buttons integrated into the reverse side favoured by most. The silver plated production plaque is proudly on display in clean tight headlining reminding the occupants of engineering excellence. All door shuts and apertures are spotlessly clean. A complete unused toolkit is correctly housed inside the pristine boot area. The benchmark for perfect automobiles.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The inline 3.4 litre is an evolution of the B3 3.3 litre engine which places much emphasis on reducing the movement of free masses so extremely light pistons, a bespoke crankshaft and a reworked intake system result in a thumping 305bhp and 362Nm of torque. With a raft of other engineering changes expect 0.60mph in 6.3 seconds and a top speed of 165mph. The incredibly clean engine bay proudly displays the manufacturer’s information plates, Alpina stickers and both the BMW and Alpina chassis numbers. The revolutionary Alpina Switch-Tronic developed in a joint effort with ZF and Bosch constitutes the ideal driving style for any kind of situation and operates seamlessly.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Light alloy wheels with weight-optimised spokes have concealed tyre valves behind lockable Alpina branded light alloy die-cast covers and have been refurbished. Matching Michelin Pilot Sport 225/40 ZR18 upfront and 255/35 ZR18 at the rear and recommended by Alpina were fitted new in June 2018. The brakes are powerful, well weighted, and have a reassuringly firm pedal feel.

HISTORY FILE
To the cognoscenti of British high-performance enthusiasts, the Sytner name is inexorably linked to that of Alpina with this example being registered new on the 24th November 2004 by Sytner Nottingham. Recorded with the Alpina Register as no. 122, this is one of just 35 UK B3 S Coupes made and offers a rare opportunity especially having covered just 41,854 miles. Full BMW Main Dealer history, with the exception on one visit to leading BMW Specialists Munich Legends, is documented. The last service was carried out at 39,944 miles at Sycamore BMW. All handbooks, including the rare Alpina supplementary handbook contained in the leather wallet with green and blue striping often kept back as a souvenir of ownership, are included. Two sets of keys are present. This example is certain to delight the classic BMW aficionado appreciative of the Alpina marque, seeking an unmolested showpiece.

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BMW E38 735i

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A luxurious BMW E38 735i with one owner and full BMW history.

EQUIPMENT
Airbags for front seat occupants, side airbags, headbags, door handles outer illuminated, rain sensitive headlight washer system, Park Distance Control (PDC), heated door locks, washer nozzles, mirrors and screenwiper rest position, thermal insulation of entire underfloor, 6 disc autochanger, interior temperature zone climate control, cruise control, soft close automatic luggage compartment lid.  Factory options; Rear axle level control, Xenon headlights, Multi-spoke style alloys, de-chroming, heated steering wheel, active front seats, Comfort memory seats with heat and massage.  Dealer options; 24 Hour Tracker, velour fitted mats, mudflaps.

EXTERIOR
This beautifully elegant E38 735i was factory ordered in Sahara Beige Metallic, (Code 4434) and has been constantly garaged by the original and only owner.  The stunning original paintwork is simply magnificent with a brilliant polished shine and uniform finish throughout.  With absolutely no stuffs or dings and only a minuscule paint blemish to the boot lip worthy of mention, this example has been preserved to an amazing standard.  All trim pieces are perfect, as you would expect from this pampered, one owner, low mileage example.  The expensive optional Xenon headlamps have crystal clear lenses, as do all other light fitments.  An imposing executive 7 Series, an absolute delight for any BMW enthusiast.

INTERIOR
Soft luxurious Montana leather in beautiful Pearl Beige/Marine Blue, (Code O7OY) compliments the sophisticated exterior colour scheme immensely.  An eye-watering specification will delight seekers of upmost opulence with factory optional Active front seats featuring seat heating, active breathing affect with massage and multi-function memory adjustment.  This is in addition to the optional heated steering wheel specified for all-out indulgence!  The pristine interior is truly exceptional and beautiful kept, an absolute credit to the fastidious owner to whom only the highest standard was acceptable.  The deep pile quality Marine Blue carpeting is perfect having been protected from new with velour fitted mats, also immaculate having been protected themselves with a second set of mats!  The matching marine blue dash top and dual tone door cards are as new.  The boot lid tool kit is complete and the original first aid kit is still sealed in the factory cellophane wrapper!  All comprehensive equipment is in optimum working order, although one small section of the LCD trip display is distorted.  Far superior to the usual offerings, this well-appointed cabin space enjoys a wonderful ambience.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The sublime 8-cylinder V-Design light alloy engine in this example has covered a remarkably low 55,924 miles with no expense spared servicing carried out by the supplying BMW Main Dealer to the exact servicing schedule.  The resulting prime performance from the 235bhp is powerful, responsive and exceptionally smooth.  The five-speed automatic transmission with Adaptive Gearbox System (AGS) offer near seamless changes and also features Steptronic control to allow increased Driver interaction and command.  The ultimate exclusive driving machine.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Factory optional and very expensive 18in BMW Multi-Spoke light alloy wheels are shod in premium brand tyres measuring 235/50 ZR18 and 255/45 ZR18 front and rear respectively.  The rims are completely free from scuff and curb damage and only light oxidisation to the alloy on the inner spokes can be seen.  All tyres have masses of tread remaining and the spare is still shod in the original Dunlop SP Sport 2000 item.  The high performance braking system featuring Dynamic Brake Control (DBC) is everything you would expect of this powerful driving machine.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new by Fawdington BMW of Newcastle Upon Tyne on 1st March 2000, a new car sales invoice made out to Mr T Oates outlines the purchase price of £46,298.16, including factory options of £6,262.16!  Registered in his company name before himself upon retirement, the complete service history from new by the supplying BMW Main Dealer is simply incredible.  Mr Oates specified strict servicing and maintenance to be carried out and documented to the manufacturer’s schedule.  With an incredible recorded 32 visits, whereby on each occasion Fawdington BMW would collect and return the car, a 90 minute round trip, in recognition of Mr Oates valued custom.  The original service booklet is fully stamped with every service, inspection and maintenance procedure carried out, accompanied by supporting invoices, inspection sheets and MOT certificates.  There is also a BMW print out confirming the date and mileage of every visit.  The A5 leather wallet also contains the dealer supplied book packs, manuals and user guides.  Two sets of remote keys, master key and emergency key complete the history file alongside an original sales brochure and option pamphlet.

To drive a low mileage E38 BMW 735i serviced to exacting standards using all correct grade oils, fluids and service parts is a true motoring delight, allowing the manufacturer’s claim of creating the Ultimate Driving Machine is clearly justified.

BMW Z3 2.2i Sport Edition Roadster

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A beautiful BMW Z3 2.2i Sport Edition Roadster with 64,863 miles from new.

EQUIPMENT
Crumple zones front and rear, integrated side impact protection, passenger cell with reinforced A-pillar, automatic stability and traction control (ASC+T), airbag for driver and passenger, power assisted seat adjustment.  Sport Edition Roadster equipment; M Sports suspension, cross spoke alloys wheels in Style 78, sports seats, seat heating, centre console in aluminium finish.  Factory options; Heated mirrors/washer jets, Dark Blue hood, electric hood operation, air conditioning, BMW advanced loudspeaker system.  Dealer accessories; Rear turbulence deflector, 6-disc auto-changer.

EXTERIOR
This rare and desirable Z3 Sport Edition Roadster is finished in factory original Estoril Blue Metallic, (Code 335), an expensive option when new from the BMW Individual range.  The stunning paint finish has been very well preserved and boasts a bright uniform shine.  Only light and minimal stone chips to the bonnet affect an otherwise wonderful paint finish, and all factory panels are straight and damage free.  The original three layer soft-top, upgraded as an option to Dark Blue cloth, is fully intact with only faint marks and electrically operates in seconds.  The Perspex rear screen has light scratches.  Factory stickers and protective film in the door shuts as well as the BMW Routine Maintenance sticker to the inner boot lid affirm this as an unmolested example.  This wide bodied Z3 is every inch a special edition and has been preserved exactly as BMW intended.

INTERIOR
Also remaining precisely as BMW intended, this clean interior bares all the hallmarks of devoted ownership.  The factory optional Black Classic leather upholstery, (Code R7SW), remains in beautiful condition with firm bolsters.  Only close scrutiny will reveal very faint hairline creases to the driver’s outer bolster.  The leather trimmed steering wheel still displays bright red/blue M Sport stitching, and the matching black door cards and carpeting are impeccable.  The dashboard is perfect and houses fully functioning equipment to include the original BMW Business stereo system which features a six disc changer in the boot.  The brushed aluminium centre console remains fitted, a unique feature standard on the Sport Edition Roadster.  A fabulously preserved interior, ready for open top enjoyment in seconds.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with BMW’s legendary and time proven inline six cylinder engine, this example is the desirable 2.2i unit.  The power output of 170bhp and 210Nm torque at just 3500rpm achieves 0-62mph in 7.9 seconds and a top speed of 139mph.  The spotless engine bay displays factory plates, stickers and even the usually lost green PDI markings.  The five speed manual short throw gearbox is light and precise.  This outstanding straight six Z3 drives as wonderful as it sounds!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Fitted as standard to the Sport Edition Roadster, the cross spoke alloys wheels in Style 78 are in remarkable order with only very light scratches.  The BMW centre caps have delaminated slightly.  Matching quality branded tyres have plenty of tread remaining and are size 225/45 ZR17 front and 245/40 ZR17 respectively.  The original space saver spare wheel, jack, warning triangle and complete BMW toolkit are with the car, and the boot carpet even has the small felt jack locator sticker still attached!  Front and rear disc brakes with anti-lock assistance (ABS) offer superb stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new by BMW Main Dealers Wollaston of Northampton, this example was registered new on 12th April 2002 and has covered a documented 64,863 miles from new.  Paperwork in the history file details the purchase new price of £26,405 including all factory options.  The original BMW black leather wallet houses the stamped service booklet as well as every handbook and guide issued when new.  There is also a second wallet supplied when the vehicle was sold again by Wollaston BMW as an Approved Used Car.  A print out from the supplying BMW dealer along with service stamps and supporting invoices reveals main dealer servicing up to 41,000 miles with specialist thereafter.  The most recent service entry is August 2017.  A further file contains many previous MOT certificates and further invoices.  Two working remote keys have Wollaston BMW fobs and the additional grey valet key is present.  This outstanding Sport Edition Roadster example requires nothing other than simply a new owner to enjoy and appreciate!

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