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 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 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 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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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 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 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 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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