BMW E30 M3

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A UK supplied BMW E30 M3 in treasured condition

MODEL HISTORY
The E30 M3 debuted at the 1985 Frankfurt motor show.  Produced at the Milbertshofe factory in Munich with the drivetrain assembled by special teams and the chassis thoroughly reworked by BMW Motorsport in every significant area.  The only reason for this iconic vehicles birth was to allow BMW to compete in Group A racing where a minimum of 5000 road going examples had to be built.  These vehicles are therefore incredibly similar to the successful competition versions.  Only 1512 European Spec 215 BHP examples were made, (Source BMW M Registry), of which fewer than 300 are genuine UK supplied versions making this offering a rare and privileged opportunity.

EQUIPMENT
Limited-slip differential, MacPherson strut front axle with anti-dive and reinforced anti-roll bar, sports tuned suspension, dual ellipsoid headlamps, front air dam, rear air dam, plastic boot lid with rear wing, flared wheel arches, heated side mirrors, heated door locks, heated screen washer nozzles, M3 insignia in grille, M Technic leather sports steering wheel, leather gear knob and gaiter, central locking, power front windows, electric sliding roof, map lights in the rear view mirror, glove box torch, BMW sports seats, contoured rear seats, toolbox in boot lid, oil temperature gauge, M Technic instrument cluster, service interval indicator, outside temperature display, check/control info centre, OBC.

EXTERIOR
This stunning example is finished in Brilliant Red, (Code 308), and retains an amazing deep gloss finish of a pampered and garaged car.  The paint has a uniform mirror finish.  Attractive from any angle with unmarked flared wheel arches, large low-slung air dams and extra-wide side sills all help accentuate the dynamic looks. A tiny stone chip to the bonnet is barely noticeable.  All the correct M3 insignia remains intact and the delicate plastic boot lid and rear wing are unblemished.  This car is a real crowd stopper.

INTERIOR
Cosseted, protected and covered help explain how this interior is faultless.  Finished in half leather Silver Cloth, (Code 0380), the M3 sport seats offer superb body support at all times.  The leather has been fed regularly.  Arched around the driver, the accurate clear instruments, switches and levers are in just the right place and fully operational.  No marks anywhere with perfect door cards, anthracite headlining and carpeting which has been protected by genuine BMW carpet mats from new.  The electric windows and sunroof operate smoothly and digital readouts are unbroken.  The BMW glove box torch does not work. M3 ergonomics, crafted items and attention to detail create an ambience of a high performance sports car.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Having been expertly maintained from new the heart of this M3 is the four-valve four- cylinder 16-valve engine displacing 2.3 litres and developing 215 BHP at 6750 rpm.  Lift up the bonnet and the clean engine bay greets you with a ‘BMW M Power’ inscription leaving no doubt why this car is so special.  Crucially documented evidence exists in the thick history file of a recent timing chain upgrade.  The five speed manual close-ratio Getrag transmission with a dogleg shift pattern is a delight to use.  A must drive for all serious car enthusiasts.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Pristine BBS 16 inch Cross Spoke and bolted light alloy wheels with new matching Toyo Proxes 275/45 ZR16 tyres .  A twin-circuit brake system with ABS and discs all round, (replacement vented and drilled front and solid rear) stop the car safely and quickly.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new in March 1990 (the final year of all E30 M3 production), by BMW Main Dealers, Williams of Liverpool, this is a genuine UK example and not a parallel import.  A detailed history log will be presented to the new owner accurately tracking dates and mileages of all work carried out.  Having now covered 103,717 miles this example provides a unique opportunity for the discerning BMW Motorsport enthusiast wanting a very rare, genuine UK spec E30 M3.

Presented with all handbooks including; Stamped Service Booklet, BMW M Power Manual, BMW Autoradio with radio pass card, BMW Security Booklet, BMW Owners Handbook, BMW Dealer Assurance and BMW Service Locations 1990/91.  A UK BMW M3 brochure also in the documentation.  A Thatcham Category 2 Alarm and Immobiliser has been installed and two original keys are included.  The master M Torch key still works.

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BMW E28 Alpina B2.8

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An elite and very rare E28 BMW Alpina B2.8 with only 29,643 miles.

EQUIPMENT
All-steel monocoque body, torsionally rigid safety cell, front and rear crumple zones, integrated roof cross bar, all-round body reinforcement, green tinted glass, chrome bumpers with rubber insert, chrome window trim, bodyside mouldings, dual halogen headlamps, service interval indicator, check control panel, central locking.  Alpina Specification;  Alpina B9 Type exhaust system, Getrag 260 Overdrive gearbox, 3.45 ratio limited slip differential, Alpina springs with Bilstein gas dampers, Alpina 16in wheel rims, dealer stripe kit, Alpina front spoiler, rear spoiler, Alpina badges, Alpina logo instruments, steering wheel and gear knob.  Factory Options; Electrically sliding sunroof, rear electric windows, sports seats, heated mirrors.  Dealer Options;  Tailored BMW carpet mats, tailored BMW rubber mats, Ziebart rust protection, Sansui Acoustic Research Stereo and graphic equaliser, mudflaps, BMW boot tidy.

EXTERIOR
Finished in beautiful and striking Henna Red, (Hennarot, Code 052), the glorious paintwork boasts a deep vibrant shine and uniform finish.  All panels are beautifully preserved, as is the underside having benefitted from Ziebart treatment when new.  A tiny ding to the boot lid is visible upon close scrutiny.  The distinguished and unique Alpina body accessories, badges and stickers are fully intact and exactly as intended.  Discreet in comparison to the more common bold Alpina decals, this example features a broad gold side stripe and matching pin stripe in excellent order.  Supplying BMW dealer branded plates remain fitted.  This very rare car is certain to delight the BMW Connoisseur.

INTERIOR
The driver-orientated ergonomically designed interior showcases exemplary craftsmanship.  The cloth upholstery optional sports seats trimmed in Pearl Beige cloth, (Code 0158), are in superb order and are a testament to the fastidious ownership and very low mileage this example has enjoyed.  A minuscule and very faint mark to the driver’s seat base is visible.  The immaculate driver inclined dashboard proudly displays the Alpina Dash Board Plaque reminding the driver of engineering excellence.  Additional Alpina features include the badged leather steering wheel and gearknob as well as the logo instruments.  A complete toolkit with fuses and bulbs still in the foam holder is housed inside the boot lid, and the original jack, wheel brace and full first aid kit remain in the boot area.  Even the genuine optional BMW boot tidy tray has been retained!  The dealer fitted Sansui Acoustic Research Stereo and graphic equaliser are a delight to see!  Two sets of tailored BMW carpet and rubber floor mats have preserved the original carpet beautifully.  An exceptional classic BMW interior.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The standard M30 528i straight six cylinder engine was upgraded as part of the conversion with the Alpina B9 type exhaust system, and the power output measured an impressive 192bhp at 5800rpm.  Alpina springs and Bilstein gas dampers were further advancements from the standard 528i specification.  The engine bay is spotless and displays all factory stickers, plates and stampings, as well as identification plates for easy inspection.  The standard five speed Getrag 260 overdrive gearbox is a joy to operate and the factory optional limited slip differential has regular documented oil changes in the history file to ensure optimum operation.  The ultimate driving machine.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Specially developed light weight Alpina 16in rims are shod in matching and correct Goodyear Eagle F1 205/55 ZR16 tyres up front and 225/50 R16 tyres at the rear with masses of tread remaining.  Only faints markings are visible and the black centre infills are as intended.  The brakes incorporate 285mm discs all round, ventilated to front, to enable straight and steady stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
This exceptional example, one of only four of the remaining cars known to theALPINAregister.com, (Click here for details), has covered just 29,643 miles from new under dedicated enthusiast ownership.  Built in September 1984, this example is one of the last Henna Red E28 cars to be produced prior to the introduction of Zinnober Red.  First registered on 16th October 1984 by BMW Main Dealers, Almondbury Garage Ltd of Huddersfield, the Alpina B2.8 conversion carried out when new was done to correct Buchloe specification, Buchloe being the town and headquarters of Alpina in Bavaria.  The genuine and exceptionally low mileage of 29,643 miles is verified in the comprehensive history file.  The original BMW service record displays 15 stamps, the first six being the supplying dealer and specialists thereon, and the most recent entry being Main Dealer Sycamore BMW of Peterborough in February 2017.  Even the Pre-Delivery Inspection (PDI) sheet has been retained!  The dealer supplied plastic clip wallet contains all handbooks, guides, stereo instructions and dealer staff business cards.  The history file further consists of a larger folder containing many specialist invoices, receipts and MOT certificates to absolutely verify the low mileage covered.  Two remote keys and a third spare are in addition to the original leather BMW key pouch holding the master and key code tag.

This example is certain to delight the classic BMW aficionado appreciative of the Alpina marque, seeking an unmolested and very rare showpiece.

BMW E46 Alpina B3 S Convertible

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A striking E46 BMW Alpina B3 3.4 S Convertible with only 51,163 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 and so  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 of which 161 are convertibles.  Our example is number 037.

EQUIPMENT
Front spoiler with integrated Alpina badge, rear spoiler, 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, tool kit.  Alpina Specification: 305bhp engine, Alpina Switch-Tronic, Alpina light alloy wheels, uprated suspension, Alpina blue instrumentation, Alpina floor mats, Alpina door sills, Alpina steering wheel, silver plated production plaque. Factory Options: Blue hood, high gloss shadow line, M3 mirrors, wind deflector Bi-Xenon headlights with wash system, Bluetooth, navigation system with TV, BMW hi-fi system, CD changer.

EXTERIOR
This rare sporty automobile is beautiful at any angle finished in the optional and costly Special paint colour, Estoril Blue, (Code 335).  A uniform gloss shine from cossetted enthusiast ownership, low mileage and indoor storage is immediately apparent.  Supplying Dealer number plates are fitted and the previous long-term custodian of 13 years has touched in stone chips to the front and rear bumpers.  M3 mirrors were dealer fitted as preferred by the owner.  The unique Alpina front spoiler, decals and rear badges inform the knowledgeable that this is just one of 161 Convertibles made.  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 Extended Light Silver Grey Nappa leather with Alpina roundels, rhombs and piping in Estoril Blue. This interior package cost £4045.  Vital Alpina features to establish authenticity are present such as the 180mph blue Alpina instrumentation with red needles and the Alpina plaque.  The unique Alpina velour floor mats are as new having themselves been protected by another set of mats.  Minor veins to the leather and a small pixel line on the optional navigation screen can just be seen.  All door shuts and apertures are spotlessly clean.  A complete unused toolkit is correctly housed inside the pristine boot area along with the cover for the wind deflector.

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 are in excellent condition.  Matching Continental ContiSportContact 225/40 ZR18 upfront and 255/35 ZR18 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 7th April 2003 by Sytner Nottingham.  With just two former keepers from new, the last Mr Purton since May 2005, this car has been cherished and is build number 037 of just 161 made.  The Sytner purchase invoice is included in the history file along with the original advert and specification sheet.  The total retail price of the vehicle was £52,285.  Every MOT from new and all service invoices have been kept and neatly filed.  A total of seven BMW Main Dealer and Specialist entries are recorded in the service book with corresponding invoices.  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 on Alpina leather key fobs and all sales brochures as supplied when new along with the Sales Executives business card.

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BMW E30 M3

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A stunning homologation BMW E30 M3 Motorsport with just 28,634 miles.

MODEL HISTORY
The E30 M3 debuted at the 1985 Frankfurt motor show. Produced at the Milbertshofe factory in Munich with the drivetrain assembled by special teams and the chassis thoroughly reworked by BMW Motorsport in every significant area. The only reason for this iconic vehicles birth was to allow BMW to compete in Group A racing where a minimum of 5000 road going examples had to be built. These vehicles are therefore incredibly similar to the successful competition versions and just 5300 North American AK03 models were produced in total. (Source BMW M Registry).

EQUIPMENT
Limited-slip differential, MacPherson strut front axle with anti-dive and reinforced anti-roll bar, sports tuned suspension, dual ellipsoid headlamps, front air dam, rear air dam, plastic boot lid with rear wing, flared wheel arches, heated side mirrors, heated door locks, heated screen washer nozzles, M3 insignia in grille, black satin chrome finish, M Technic leather sports steering wheel, leather gear knob and gaiter, central locking, power front windows, electric sliding roof, opening rear quarter windows, map lights in the rear view mirror, glove box torch, BMW sports seats, contoured rear seats, toolbox in boot lid, oil temperature gauge, M Technic instrument cluster, service interval indicator, outside temperature display, check/control info centre, OBC II, cruise control, air conditioning.

EXTERIOR
This fantastic example is finished in Zinnobar Red, (Code 138), and retains an amazing gloss finish. Attractive from any angle the 12 unique body panels designed to reduce drag are virtually free from damage and reflect the cossetted low mileage ownership. The Sheet Moulding Composite lightweight bootlid is perfect and the plastic extra wide side-sills show slight markings and fade due to the first paint credentials. The flared wheel arches, large low-slung air dams and extra-wide side sills all help accentuate the dynamic looks. The glass to the Bosch ellispoid headlights have lost a little clarity. All the correct M3 insignia remains intact and the bumper-mounted side marker lights are still fitted. A true icon in a rare unmolested condition.

INTERIOR
Finished in Natur Bison leather, (Code 0295), the M3 sport seats offer superb body support at all times and are near factory perfect thanks to the low miles covered. Arched around the driver, the accurate clear instruments, switches and levers are in just the right place and the unique instrument cluster with red needles, an M logo and an oil temperature gauge under the tachometer remind the driver how special this car is. The anthracite headlining and door cards are spotless and carpeting has been protected by genuine BMW carpet mats from new. The chassis tag remains in place on the undamaged dash and the electric windows and sunroof operate smoothly. The BMW glove box torch is present but amazingly so are the genuine chassis stickers often lost on the first wash. The boot is immaculate and a full BMW tool kit is present. Near new perfection.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
In the heart of this M3 is the compact and high-revving four-cylinder 16-valve S14 engine displacing 2.3 litres and developing 195 BHP at 6750 rpm. Lifting up the bonnet will reveal show winning detail and cleanliness desired by exhibitionists with all originality retained throughout such as the yellow coloured factory wax and chassis stickers to both front wings. The original Getrag 265 five-speed manual gearbox is precise and a delight to use.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original 15 inch Cross Spoke light alloy wheels are included with the car shod in 205/55 R15 tyres. Fitted are genuine BMW BBS 17 inch Cross Spoke light alloy wheels with Michelin Pilot 215/40 ZR17 front and 245/35 ZR17 rear tyres. A twin-circuit brake system with ABS and swing-caliper discs, ventilated at the front bring the car to an assured confidence inspiring holt.

HISTORY FILE
This iconic AK03 model was produced on the 17th October 1988 for the North American Market and was quickly snapped up by a Japanese collector frustrated that all 395 examples destined for this market sold out. Remaining in his cossetted ownership until January 2014 a substantial bundle of service documentation exists despite the low miles covered. Australian classic car dealer, Martin Bukkos of Mansle Pty Ltd sourced the vehicle who subsequently sold it to our UK collector, Mr Gary Sears. Mr Sears wanted the best, lowest mileage BMW E30 M3 available and his worldwide efforts and expense fortunately resulted in this wonderful car coming to the UK in August 2014 whereby all duties were paid and the car UK registered. Now made available for a fortunate second UK owner due to Mr Sears expanding his rare classic Ford collection which is his true passion. All handbooks and M3 supplements remain and the history file is neatly contained in a smart presentation case.

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BMW E46 318Ci MSport Coupe

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An astonishing BMW E46 318Ci MSport Coupe with 3,455 miles and BMW history.

EQUIPMENT
M Aerodynamic Bodystyling II, front air dam, rear apron, occupant safety cell, heated door mirrors, heated screenwasher nozzles, neon high level brake light, Park Distance Control, M leather steering wheel, front and side airbags, automatic climate control, on-board computer, cruise control, auto dimming mirror, DSC, boot warning triangle and tool kit.  Factory options; Model designation deletion, windscreen with green shade band, front armrest, third 3-point rear seat belt, six disc CD changer.

EXTERIOR
The exterior of this sporting model is finished in desirable Silver Grey, (Code A08), and boasts an incredible factory finish with a deep immaculate shine.  Ultra low miles and garage storage from new has preserved every aspect of the exterior enabling this car to be placed in a BMW Main Dealer showroom and stand proud.  The MSport model further enhances the dynamic appearance with purposeful touches such as the discreet rear apron and front air dam, all undamaged.   The supplying dealer sticker remains in the rear screen but the number plates have been replaced due to a personalised registration number assigned by the first owner who remained the custodian until 2015.  This BMW is top collector quality and simply one of the best.

INTERIOR
Opening the solid well engineered door will transport the owner back to 2003 with an explosion of visual perfection and a new car smell!  Finished in Grey Leather, (Code N6TT), the contoured sports seats provide optimal support and along with the rest of the interior, are unmarked.  The driver-orientated cockpit has the M leather steering wheel and a vast array of clear instrumentation putting the driver firmly in control.  All carpeting has been protected by colour coded velour mats and the boot area remains unused with a full complement of tools.  The door shuts, hinges and hidden crevices remain spotlessly clean.  Exquisite in every sense.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The powerful fuel efficient BMW 4-cylinder in-line engine with a displacement of 1995cc produces 143bhp and 200Nm of torque, enough to propel the car from 0-62mph in 9.3 seconds and on to a top speed of 135mph while still offering a combined fuel cycle of 38.2mpg.  Full BMW service history with invoices helps ensure optimal performance and lifting the bonnet reveals immaculate presentation with factory freshness.  The 5-speed manual transmission offers short-throw gear changes which are light, precise and a joy to use.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The bold 18inch M Double Spoke (Styling 135M) alloy wheels were an optional upgrade and bar one small mark to the nearside front wheel, are immaculate.  Factory fitted Michelin Pilot Sport tyres of 225/40 ZR18 front and 225/35 ZR18 rear have ample tread.  Massive ventilated front and rear discs with ABS incorporating Corning Brake Control (CBC) offer immense, safe and predictable stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Produced in week 42 of 2003 and first registered on the 27th November 2003, this astonishing example has only had two owners from new and is the revised Facelift model.  Supplied by BMW Main Dealer, Preston Hall to a Mrs M Ellington who remained the sole custodian until the 12th December 2015 when BMW collector Mr PR Kember took ownership.  The history file consists of BMW invoices and the car has been serviced in accordance with Condition Based Servicing with the next due in 13,500 miles time.  MOT certificates spanning the history of the car combined with service records warrant the incredibly low mileage of 3,455 miles. All handbooks, service book and pamphlets are contained within the black leather BMW wallet.  The BMW Owners Card made out to Mrs M Ellington and Dealer business cards are also present along with all keys on branded BMW key fobs.  This is a unique opportunity and difficult to better.

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