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A wonderful BMW E46 318Ci Convertible with only 21,916 miles and one owner.
2+2 Convertible body, occupant safety cell, heated door mirrors, heated screen washer nozzles, neon high level brake light, Park Distance Control, front and side airbags, automatic climate control, on-board computer, cruise control, auto dimming mirror, ASC, electric memory seats, MFSW, boot warning triangle and tool kit. Factory Options; Topaz Blue metallic paint finish, Light Beige leather, 7 Star Style 44 8Jx17 alloy wheels, graduated tint windscreen, Maple wood trim, dark Blue hood, model designation delete. Dealer Accessories; Full BMW carpet mat set.
Amazing credentials of one owner from new with just 21,916 miles and full service history speak for themselves in the outstanding condition of this modern classic BMW. The factory optional Topaz Blue metallic, (Code 364), boasts an incredible original finish with a deep immaculate shine. Ultra low miles and garage storage from new has preserved every aspect of the exterior and even close scrutiny reveals no marking worthy of mention. The factory fitted hood in Dark Blue, (Code 391), is superb in condition and seamless in operation. The supplying dealer number plates and rear screen sticker remain fitted to further uphold the car original unspoilt provenance. This BMW is absolutely show worthy and simply one of the best.
Opening the solid well engineered door will transport the owner back to 2001 with a virtually spotless interior exactly as BWW intended. The Light Beige Leather, (Code N6HC), was an expensive four-figure cost option when new and it coordinates perfectly with the beautiful Maple wood trim, also a factory cost option! The driver-orientated cockpit has the leather steering wheel with Maple wood insert to which the leather covering shows the hallmarks of a super-low mileage example with natural veins still visible. All carpeting is protected by colour coded velour mats which look brand new thanks to sections of home carpeting to protect them! All functions and controls operate perfectly including the ice-cold air conditioning. The boot area is immaculate with a full tool kit, warning triangle and jack. The door shuts, hinges and hidden crevices remain spotlessly clean. Exquisite in every sense.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The smooth fuel-efficient BMW N42 4-cylinder in-line engine with a displacement of 1995cc produces 141bhp and 200Nm of torque, enough to propel the car from 0-62mph in 10.2 seconds and on to a top speed of 128mph while still offering a combined fuel cycle of 37mpg. Full BMW Main Dealer and marque specialist service history has ensured optimal performance and lifting the bonnet reveals immaculate presentation with all factory stickers and plates intact. The 5-speed manual transmission is light, precise and a joy to use.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The 7 Star Style 44 8Jx17 alloy wheels were a factory optional upgrade and are immaculate complete with perfect BMW centre caps. Matching Continental tyres are fitted with masses of tread. Ventilated front and rear discs with ABS incorporating Corning Brake Control (CBC) offer safe and predictable stopping power.
Registered new on the 26th September 2001, this astonishing example has had just one owner from new. Supplied by BMW Main Dealer, Rydale Sutton, the new car sales invoice in the history file is made out to Mr Glover, the first and only owner. The price paid of £27,373 includes £2,405 in factory options and a true BMW enthusiast, this car was ordered as a replacement for Mr and Mrs Glover’s cherished E36 Coupe. The car was used as a second vehicle only and kept strictly garaged from new. The remarkably low 21,916 miles is fully verified with comprehensive service history consisting of a fully stamped service book with corresponding filed invoices. There are 14 stamped entries, the first seven of which were the supplying by BMW Main Dealer followed by seven subsequent entries from the same specialist. The most recent service was carried out in September 2022 at 21,673 miles. A separate large history folder is neatly filed chronologically with all service invoices and previous MOT records. The handbooks and point of sale literature are contained within the black leather BMW wallet and there are two remote keys on supplying dealer key fobs plus the additional grey valet key and black plastic master blade. This is a unique opportunity and difficult to better.
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