BMW E34 535i Sport

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Quite possibly the best BMW E34 535i Sport with one owner and 9,498 miles.

EQUIPMENT
All-steel monocoque body, rigid safety cell, front and rear crumple zones, dual tail pipes, M Technic spoiler equipment, twin halogen headlamps, ellipsoid dipped headlamps and front fogs, high-pressure lamp wash system, pressure control front wipers, heated drivers lock, door mirrors and washer nozzles, front and rear electric windows, electric sunroof, LCD alphanumeric check/control, rear cigar lighter, 4th generation on-board computer.  Factory options; Servotronic system, de-chroming, graduated tinted screen, through-load system, speed hold cruise control, automatic air conditioning.  Dealer options; Velour carpet mats, Grundig 5500RDS stereo and Denon DCC-1570 autochanger.

EXTERIOR
This incredible range topping BMW 535i Sport Auto has been amazingly cherished and preserved in original time warp condition owing to the remarkably low miles covered and careful indoor storage. The factory applied paint finished in desirable BMW Dolphin Grey Metallic, (code 184), boasts an astonishing bright shine and polished finish.  All panels are original, straight and damage free.  Bright metal work can be seen to the underside through the clear factory wax thanks to dry, low mileage use only.  All exterior trim, including the BMW Motor sport full spoiler equipment, glass and lights remain in pristine order.  A classic E34 offering, almost certainly unsurpassed in this condition and quite possibly the best.  Manufacturer museum quality.

INTERIOR
The driver-orientated ergonomically designed interior showcases exemplary craftsmanship.  The BMW sports seats trimmed in Silver cord-flock upholstery (code 0280) are simply perfection and the M Technic leather sports steering wheel is as new.  The original velour carpeting has been protected by dealer fitted over mats from new.  As you sit in the driving seat behind the driver inclined dashboard, the showroom fresh appeal of this brilliant car becomes ever so apparent.  The soft skin surface dashboard and incorporated switchgear are in flawless condition, with all functions operating as intended.  A period mobile phone cradle remains neatly installed in the centre console.  The owner also specified a Dealer fit high-level brake light be installed.  The untouched first aid kit still in its cellophane wrapper continues the real ‘as new’ feel of this car.  A complete unused toolkit is correctly housed inside the boot lid and even has the two locking wheel keys in an unopened clear bag.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 3.5 litre straight six cylinder power unit is the supreme engine in the range with outstanding flexibility and power reserves.  211bhp and 305Nm of torque enable a top speed of 144mph and 0-60mph in 8.8 seconds.  A concours champion in the making with all factory markings and wax laid bare to see.  If the vehicle is to be put into regular use then recommissioning is advised.  The wonderfully smooth optional EH automatic transmission with sport, economy and winter modes together with near perfect 50/50 weight distribution firmly uphold BMW’s renown for sheer driving pleasure.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
To complement the looks and performance the 535i Sport has 195 TR 415 unmarked cross spoke alloy wheels with factory supplied Michelin TRX 240/45 ZR415 tyres.  These have ample tread with no cracks to the tyre walls.  Four large disc brakes with Anti-lock brake system are standard. It is advised if the vehicle is to put into use that tyres and brakes are replaced as they are original fitment items.

HISTORY FILE
Ordered in January, manufactured in March 1990 and registered on the 11th April 1990 by BMW Main Agents, Hungerford Garages Ltd, this incredible example has had just the one private keeper from new.  Perfectly stored and used only in fine weather, the amazingly low 9,498 miles is clearly evident for all to see. It was so adored by the owner that an ‘everyday’ car was purchased.  Feeling that it should be used, it was taxed and MoTed it in anticipation of using it, but as it became more and more of a survivor, it remained unused.  All handbooks are pristine and contained within the immaculate grey A5 folder with dealer business cards inserted.  The service book has some entries and a collection of 13 MOT certificates are included.  A full complement of keys are present on the supplying dealer key fob along with sales literature from the point of purchase.  This example is certain to delight the classic BMW aficionado appreciative of the E34 marque, seeking an unmolested factory standard showpiece worthy of the BMW Museum in Munich.

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BMW E30 325i Touring

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Quite possibly the best BMW E30 325i Touring with one owner and 9,896 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Monocoque all-steel body-work, front and rear crumple zones, aerodynamic front spoiler, rear spoiler, rubber side strips, green heat-insulating glass, black satin-chrome, heated rear window wiper, twin halogen headlamps with ellipsoid technology, headlamp wash/wipe, power steering, service interval indicator, central locking, height adjustable seats, fuel consumption gauge, analogue quartz clock, roof mounted check control system, lockable illuminated glove box with rechargeable torch, luggage compartment cover, toolbox and warning triangle.  Factory Options; EH Automatic gearbox, cross spoke alloys, heated mirrors and door locks, electric sunroof.

EXTERIOR
The sporty dynamic styling lines of a BMW E30 Touring emanates a unique flair and especially so when finished in Sterling Silver, (Code 244).  The paint boosts a brilliant deep shine and glossy appearance from a pampered low mileage indoor existence.  Show goers and onlookers will gaze in amazement on how clean this example is.  All the trim, bumper rubbers and lenses are immaculate.  A handful of tiny marks to the bonnet can be seen under close scrutiny and the nearside bumper indicator lens has a hairline fracture.  All glass is original fitment and even the running-in sticker remains on the front screen.   Manufacturer museum quality and quite possibly the best BMW E30 325i Touring.

INTERIOR
The cockpit of this 3 Series is typical BMW design arched in a concave arrangement around the driver offering a whole range of working exemplary functions.  The body contour seats are finished in Anthracite Cloth, (Code 269), and along with the symmetrically contoured rear seats, are unmarked and practically as new in appearance and feel.  Carpeting has been protected by four genuine BMW velour mats and the versatile boot area is pristine.  An unused tool roll, warning triangle and optional first aid kit still wrapped in the clear cellophane wrapper is correctly housed.  Door shuts and bottoms are spotlessly clean and all factory stickers remain in place.  The term ‘time-warp’ on this rare occasion is justified.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Powerful, smooth and synonymous with quality this range topping 6-cylinder in-line engine develops 170bhp from the 2494 cubic capacity.  A claimed top speed of 132mph and 0-60mph in 10.1 seconds are quoted.  The concours circuit will be amazed at the under bonnet originality, the appearance being factory fresh.  If the vehicle is to be put into regular use then recommissioning is advised.  The electronic-hydraulic transmission with three shift programmes, (economy, sports and manual), operates perfectly

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Optional BMW 7JX15 cross-spoke light alloy wheels are unmarked and have never been refurbished.  The tyres are all factory fitted Uniroyal Rallye 205/55 R15,  not cracked and with ample tread.  Four extra-large disc brakes with ABS ensure optimum safety.  It is advised if the vehicle is to put into use that tyres and brakes are replaced as they are original fitment items.

HISTORY FILE
Manufactured in December 1989 and registered on the 16th January 1990 by BMW Main Agents, Hungerford Garages Ltd this car has covered a genuine 9,896 miles from new.  What follows is an explanation from the actual owner:  ‘I bought the BMW 325i Touring in January 1990 for my father to use.  It was bought by my company so it was registered in my name.  He was the Company Secretary.  He used it for two years and then we became aware that he was no longer himself.  In December 1955, he had been the unrestrained front seat passenger in a car accident.  My mother realised at the time that the man who came back from the hospital several weeks later was not the same man who had left for work that morning.  A brain scan in 1995 revealed serious and long-standing brain damage so we hid his car keys.  The car remained unused from that moment.  Only now, more than 10 years after his death, do I feel I can simply let the car go.’  The vehicle is supplied with all keys and supplying dealer key fobs, handbooks and sales literature.  A   factory standard showpiece worthy of the BMW Museum in Munich.

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BMW E24 635CSi Highline Coupe

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A magnificent BMW E24 635 CSi Highline Coupe enthusiast owned.

EQUIPMENT
Front air dam with integrated spoiler, rear spoiler, impact absorbers, ellipsoid headlights, green heat-insulating glass, laminated windscreen, chrome plated door sills, electric central locking with locking fuel cap, electric door mirrors, check control system, on-board computer, electric memory seats, heated mirrors, heated door locks, heated screenwasher nozzles, rechargeable torch, service interval indicator, air conditioning, electric sliding/tilting sunroof, rear blind. Factory Options; Limited Slip Differential, BMW sports seats, anti-theft lock.

EXTERIOR
The unmistakable and timeless styling of this last inline BMW 635CSi Highline is truly breathtaking. This elegant example is finished in incredibly rare Luxor Beige, (Code 219), and the paintwork boasts a glossy uniform shine. All exterior trim, glass and lights remain in excellent order aside from a tiny ding to one panel and the plastic colour coded trim to the front bumper has lifted slightly seen upon close scrutiny. The flared wings and spoilers are damage free and a small mark to the rear bumper has been touched in. Sheer driving pleasure and the epitome of first class automotive engineering, beautifully preserved in this example.

INTERIOR
Those fortunate enough to experience the Highline finish will understand why this car is so special. Exquisite Natural leather upholstery, (Code 7200), and trim extends from the roof lining at the top to the knee panel beneath the dashboard and everything in between. Craftsmanship can be seen as the leather upholstery is sewn and fitted largely by hand even to the glove compartment and instrument panel which still looks amazing today owing to the very best leather being selected by BMW and enthusiast care. The deep velour carpeting has been protected by genuine colour coded carpet mats from new and the boot area is spotlessly clean. The warning triangle, first-aid kit and boot-lid mounted tool kit with spare bulbs and fuses are all present. All electrical equipment functions including the fully electric and memory optional sports seats with variable thigh support. A functioning in car phone and Sony 10 disc auto-changer has been professionally installed. Almost beyond comparison.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The advanced technically sophisticated 6-cylinder 3430cc inline power unit produces 220bhp and is enough to propel the car from 0-60mph in 8.4 seconds and on to a top speed of 140mph. Silky-smooth refinement thanks to a crankshaft running in 7 bearings and balanced by 12 counterweights is controlled by third-generation Digital Motor Electronics receiving information from more than 30 sensors and interfaces for spontaneous power. The engine bay is an absolute delight in its incredible detailed presentation with all factory plates and stickers confirming the true correct identity. The 4-speed automatic transmission with electronic/hydraulic control including three direct gear change programmes compliments the power plant perfectly. The ultimate driving experience.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Correct and factory supplied BMW light alloy cross-spoke wheels have been refurbished and are in excellent condition wrapped in quality Michelin TRX 240/45/ZR415 tyres. A full size spare is present with factory supplied BMW gloves just in case you had to change the spare yourself! The anti-lock braking system with sensor and wear indicator brings this true performance contender to a straight and assured halt.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on the 23rd January 1989 by BMW Main Dealers Coopers Teesside this desirable Highline Coupe cost the first owner a staggering £35,516 excluding on the road charges. A wonderfully complete history file has been meticulously summarised by the previous long-term custodian of 12 years breaking down the date, mileage, description and cost of work done. A substantial collection of invoices, MOT certificates and a stamped service book helps to reveal the care bestowed on this example. A BMW printout provides useful information such as the specification and options fitted along with dates and mileage of visits to the Main Dealer. Sales literature from the period has been retained and is presented in a box file along with vehicle handbooks. The ultimate sports Coupe.

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BMW E9 3.0 CSL

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The ultimate expression of superiority, a genuine RHD BMW E9 3.0 CSL.

MODEL HISTORY
The 3.0 CSL is a lightweight, performance-oriented version of the standard 3.0 CS/3.0 CSi coupe. CSL denotes Coupe Sport Lightweight. It was originally developed as a homologation model for the German Touring Car Championship by a separate division within BMW AG, a division that would later become BMW Motorsport GmbH. It is therefore generally considered to be the first M Series model. All were assembled at the Karmann Werkes in Rheine, Germany and just 500 RHD genuine 3.0 CSL models were produced. Chassis number 2285430 is number 430

EQUIPMENT
UK City Pack, accent stripes, wing extensions, light-weight construction, aluminium doors, bonnet and boot lid, trip mileage recorder, revolution counter, hazard warning flashers, rear fog warning light, electric windows, heated rear window, map reading light, cigar lighter, door map pockets, ashtray, lockable glovebox, boot mounted tool kit, power steering.

EXTERIOR
Unmistakable at any angle this very rare homologation special reflects the enthusiasm of BMW engineers not limited by economic restrictions of volume production. Finished in striking Fjord Blue metallic, (colour code 037), this example is very bright with a gloss texture. Importantly the aluminium bonnet, boot lid and door skins all remain fitted and a detailed pre-purchase inspection by Munich Legends in 2011 reveals the general good state of the car prior to a sympathetic restoration. The accent stripes and badging are in lovely condition. The chrome CSi front and rear bumpers as fitted to RHD vehicles and standard chrome wing extensions are in exceptional order. The kidney grille and surrounding trim is marked and some of the side glass rubbers have aged. The underside has waxoyl as per the City Pack cars. A race-proven special car.

INTERIOR
The functional interior of this cockpit will encourage the enthusiastic driver with the roof, interior trim panels finished in standard black. Deep bucket Scheel sports seats offer unrivalled comfort and perfect support and the Momo three spoke leather steering wheel provides grip. Expensive Coco mats are fitted to protect the speckled carpeting and the simple dash configuration is all operational including the often inoperative clock. Most of the wood trim has been refurbished but areas show aging and the Karmann door pillar badge remains fixed. An uncompromising sports drivers car.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 6-cylinder 4-stroke inline engine with triple hemispherical swirl action combustion chambers produces 200bhp which is enough to propel the car from 0-60 in 6.9 seconds and a top speed of 137mph. Being a UK model it has a displacement of 3,003cc and has the Bosch fuel injection system. The gearbox is an all synchromesh 4-speed unit with precise action. A limited-slip differential with 25% locking action helps keep the power down. Glorious.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Still sitting on the standard refurbished Alpina 7X14 inch light alloy wheels shod in matching Yokohama 195/70 R14 tyres with ample tread. Disc brakes vented all-round on a twin dual circuit system bring this 1165kg lightweight machine to a rapid halt.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on the 19th June 1973 as one of 500 only UK RHD examples this example is chassis number 2285430 and represents a very rare and collectable opportunity for the enthusiast. Traceable ownership history and a comprehensive file of expenditure records all make comforting reading. A detailed inspection by respected marque specialists, Munich Legends, in 2011 concludes the vehicle to be in a ‘sound, presentable and fairly useable order’. This was conducted prior to a sympathetic restoration by Avantgarde and is now much improved from the positive inspection. Acknowledged to be the first ever BMW M Car and now available for a lucky individual.

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BMW E63 645Ci

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“I don’t believe it!!” Victor Meldrews BMW E63 645Ci with just 11,738 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Bi-xenon auto headlamps, LED rear lights, driver, passenger, head and side airbags, HiFi loudspeaker system, sports leather steering wheel, electric memory seats and steering wheel, front and rear PDC, auto climate control, cruise control, info display, remote central locking and boot release, key memory, auto wipers, folding heated mirrors, illuminated vanity mirrors.  Factory options: Auto gearbox, Professional Navigation, TV function, heated front seats, CD changer, front cup holder.

EXTERIOR
This Gran Turismo flagship BMW model looks stunning finished in metallic Silver Grey, (Code A08). The dynamic lines and sweeping roofline flow beautifully giving the car huge presence.  Owing to the incredibly low mileage and cossetted ownership the condition is exemplary.  In order to reduce weight and achieve near perfect 50:50 weight distribution the doors and front section are aluminium and the font wings are Thermoplast.  Attention to detail can be seen with factory items such as the polished stainless chrome tailpipes and chrome plated windscreen washer jets.  Supplying dealer number plates are fitted front and rear and this example will appeal to the perfection seeking BMW enthusiast.

INTERIOR
Pure luxury is evident with the use of exclusive materials and outstanding workmanship all in as new condition.  Finished in Black Dakota Leather, (Code LCSW), with Ruthenium Pearl gloss the beautiful interior architecture complements the exterior harmoniously.  All deep pile carpeting has been protected by genuine BMW velour floor mats from new and the boot area along with the rest of the interior is virtually unused.  Desirable factory options such as the Professional Navigation, heated seats and a cup holder add to the occasion of an already very highly specified car.  All controls function correctly.  Outstanding in every respect.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The BMW 6 Series V8 engine sets many technological benchmarks and has been impeccably maintained despite only covering 11,758 miles with 16 recorded visits to the main dealer.  With 333bhp quoted 0-60mph is despatched in 5.8secs and top speed is electronically limited to 155mph.  The engine bay is spotlessly clean and factory perfect.  The optional six-speed automatic gearbox enables fast, smooth shifts for excellent driving dynamics and comfort.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Optional Double-spoke styling 120 alloy wheels are unmarked and are shod in matching premium Bridgestone Potenza 245/45 R18 front and 275/40 R18 rear tyres.  The high performance brakes with aluminium floating calipers and generously-sized light weight inner vented brake discs guarantee top levels of braking safety.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new by BMW Main Dealer Chiswick West London on the 30th April 2004 to Richard Wilson OBE the Scottish Actor, Theatre Director and Broadcaster.  Well known for his Victor Meldrew character in the BBC sitcom One Foot in the Grave.  Parting with £54,205 excluding on the road charges he remained the owner before selling to a good friend and only other custonian, Mr Peacock, in September 2015.  A fabulous and complete record of history is logged with 16 visits to a BMW main dealer and the last service entry being on the 16th November 2017 when 11,682 miles were covered.  All the BMW invoices are included along with a hardcopy print out confirming the date and mileage of each visit.  A full set of keys are included, all handbooks and a sales brochure.  Probably one of the best.

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BMW E46 M3 Coupe

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A breathtaking BMW E46 M3 Coupe with 55,797 miles and two owners

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; Electric folding mirrors, front centre armrest, professional nav and TV, loudspeaker system, 6-disc changer, M double spoke 67M 8/9.5J alloy wheels, Tracker Monitor, BMW carpet mats.

EXTERIOR
Distinguished by the very rare and highly sought-after non-metallic colour, Laguna Seca Blue, (Code 448), this striking factory original paint finish is simply magnificent with a brilliant polished shine and uniform presence throughout.  All trim sections and discreet BMW M badging are in flawless condition and the supplying dealer number plates and rear screen sticker remain. Extremely faint stone chips to the lower front bumper and bonnet can be detected confirming the original nature of this example.  The front screen still has the running in sticker attached and a small chip.  Probably one of the best unmolested examples and every inch a reflection of its low owner, low mileage cherished credentials.  An absolute must for any performance BMW aficionado.

INTERIOR
Soft luxurious nappa leather in matching Laguna Seca Blue, (Code N5LS) 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 of 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 have been protected by BMW floor mats from new and the M leather multi-function steering wheel clearly displays the M blue and red stitching confirming just how special this BMW is.  All functions, gauges and information systems perform seamlessly and the unused boot area with factory supplied ancillaries even includes the often pilfered leather pouch containing one litre of Castrol TWS BMW recommended oil!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
A ferocious performance legend, the 6 cylinder in-line powerplant with advanced technological marvels is nothing short of a genius in engineering.  Performance figures of an electronically limited top speed of 155mph and 0-62 time of just 5.2 seconds are quoted from the 346bhp engine.  Under bonnet splendour is guaranteed as the area is spotlessly clean, exactly as it left the production line.  The factory standard four stainless steel tailpipes protruding subtly emit an intoxicating bark when stirring the dynamic ultra-smooth 6-speed manual gearbox.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Factory optional expensive M double spoke 67M 8/9.5J alloy wheels polished and forged can withstand scrutiny with no curb damage.  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 disc 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 Murketts BMW on the 1st March 2002 to first keeper Mr Esson who kept the car until November 2013 with only one further keeper since.  Supplied at a cost of £42,099 it remained serviced religiously and to the manufacturers specification with the supplying dealer with no fewer than 15 visits recorded.  An Inspection 2 service was also carried out by BMW Specialists, Geoff Steel Racing, at 50,686 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 1,224 miles.  A letter from BMW United Kingdom confirms all the Safety Recalls have been carried out including the replacement of the front passenger airbag module announced in June 2015.  An A4 file with all vehicle related paraphernalia and the A5 leather wallet with all original book packs, dealer staff business cards and two remote keys are present.  A BMW M umbrella is to be passed over to the new owner.

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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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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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