With this E30 325i Convertible you can enjoy BMW's 'Sheer Driving Pleasure' adagium in classic comfort. With a smooth straight-six, a manual gearbox and an M Sport chassis, this is what an open top BMW is all about. Finished in Calypsorot Metallic with Natur leather upholstery, it is a classic beauty.
A 3-series has always been an excellent platform for a convertible. With the first generation (the E21), BMW did not yet build a convertible itself. A convertible was available through the BMW dealerships, but that one was built by coachbuilder Baur.
Initially, there was only a Baur convertible of the E30 generation, but this time BMW also came up with a 3-series Convertible. And what an entrance it made. Fully open and with the hood neatly recessed into the body. In contrast to the Baur version, which had the window frames still standing.
The M3 was of course the top version of the 3-series Convertible, but the 325i is also not to be missed. It has two extra cylinders compared to the M3 and is in our opinion just a bit more stylish. The delicious 2.5 liter six-in-line produces 170 hp and 222 Nm of torque. This made it a very smooth and rapid car for that time and still keeps up effortlessly with modern traffic. This engine also found its way to another BMW convertible: the Z1.
A BMW 325i might not be a sports car, but it is a driver's car. Definitely this one. A six-in-line, rear-wheel drive, a manual gearbox and M sport suspension: this is how a BMW should be. With the roof open, the 'Freude am Fahren' feeling is complete.
But even stationary it is a car to enjoy, because just look at it. The clean lines have withstood the test of time excellently. This specific example is executed in Calypsorot Metallic, a relatively rare color. With leather upholstery in the color Natur and the 'crown cork' rims, making it an overall tasteful picture.
After a long search, the current owner imported the car from Switzerland, where this E30 was originally delivered. The BMW has a modest (demonstrable) mileage of 112,200 km.
This BMW is equipped from factory with:
S219A Leather sports steering wheel 380 mm
S350 Heat-resistant glass
S370 Black hood
S423A Floor mat velour
S510A Headlight height adjustable
S653 Radio Bavaria C Reverse II
S704A M sports suspension
None, this car is still original.
There are of course some signs of use, documented on the photos:
Slight damage to the rims
Two chafing spots on the rear window, due to chafing along the edge of the trunk (not uncommon on E30s)
The most important points from the recent maintenance history are:
April 28, 2020 - 109.876 km: major service, including timing belt, water pump, manifold gasket, fuel hose replaced (performed by BMW Amsterdam mechanic)
June 16, 2019 - 108.953 km - BMW specialist JSM Cars: minor maintenance + new muffler (original BMW)
February 22, 2019 - 107.572 km - JSM Cars: track rod, wishbone rubbers and windscreen replaced, front seats renovated, among other things
Original booklets (including completed maintenance booklet)
Sony CDX-G3100UV radio
Original mud flaps
Hoist for the hardtop (hardtop itself was sold by previous owner due to lack of space)
About the seller
The owner fell under the spell of this model thanks to a friend who owned an E30 Convertible. In his eyes, this is the most beautiful version of the E30 (besides the M3 Coupe). He also quickly fell in love with the sound of the straight-six, so it had to be a 325i Convertible. His search eventually led him to Switzerland, where he found this beautiful E30 325i Convertible. This one was exactly what he was looking for and after a drive through the mountains it was sold. That he had made the right choice was confirmed by the E30 specialist who inspected the car when he returned to the Netherlands. He has thorougly enjoyed driving it, but in the meantime he has purchased his childhood dream: a Porsche 993 Carrera 2. As a result, he rarely drives the E30 now and that is a shame of course. That is why this beautiful BMW can now go to a new enthusiast.
Seller - Joris Seller type - Private Location - The Netherlands VIN - WBABB11000EB94670 Year/date of production - May 28, 1991 First registration - June 24, 1991 Mileage - 112.200 km Verifiable - Yes, based on the documentation Warranty - No Body type - Convertible Engine - 2,5 liter straight-six with 170 hp Lay-out - Rear-wheel drive Transmission - Manual 5-speed Exteriorcolour - Calypso Red Metallic (252) Interior colour - Natur (0295) Upholstery - Leather Smoker's car - No Owners - Unkown In possession since - July 2018 Tires - Continental ContiPremiumContact 2 (± 5mm)
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