1993 BMW 325i (E36)

Smart and rare to see earlier pre-facelift manual transmission 325i Saloon showing just 30,303 miles by its four owners

Dating from October 1993 this earlier E36 generation 3-series comes to us in desirable 325i saloon guise and is finished in appealing Granite Silver Metallic and rides on its original 15" multi-hole alloy wheels.

Inside, we find light grey cloth interior with manual seat adjustment.  An online chassis de-coder reveals the spec of this nice car to include lift-up and slide back electric sunroof (S401), electric front and rear windows (S411), emergency warning triangle (S428), height adjustment for the front seats (S451), central rear armrest (S497), manually adjustable rear head rests (S498), headlight washer (S500) and on-board computer (S554), heated door mirror and driver lock (S314) and leather Sports steering wheel II (S218) and more modern, retro-fit Pioneer radio/CD player.

Under the bonnet, we find the popular and sonorous 2.5-litre M50B25TU series six-cylinder petrol engine developing 189bhp and 245nm of torque driving the rear wheels via five-speed manual transmission thus making for a proper ‘driver’s car’.

Showing just 30,303 miles the car has clearly seen only limited use and presents well with but a few marks commensurate with its age to the bumper corners and some of the usual bagging to the cloth door cards and localised areas of the head-lining as with most original E36s of this period.

The history file includes the V5C showing just three previous owners to the current of nine years with all owners reputedly of the same family in Cardiff area, four old MOTs, a historic service invoice dated May 1996 at 6,062 miles from BMW Wyndham, bill for replacement OSF window regulator in August 2021, invoice for major service dated June 2021 at 29,824 miles including new alternator and tyres costing £565. The current MOT is valid until June 2022 recording five minor advisories (check online by entering the reg at check-mot.service.gov.uk).

A tidy, low owner, low mileage E36 with the desirable 189Bhp M50 six-pot engine and manual transmission – a retro BMW absolutely worthy of a good look.

Buyers please note, the car shows on the Experian data report as stolen in April 2016 which has been investigated through both Experian and Aviva the insurer at the time who have declared this to be invalid. The marker is due to be removed and we have had confirmation as such.

Documents: V5C; invoices; 4 old MOTs; current MOT June 2022 with 5 advisories

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Reg No: L425DUH
Chassis Number: WBACB32020FA73972
Engine Number: 35920577
Engine Size: 2494

Sale Section & Buyers Premium (ex VAT): Car 12%, Minimum £150

Estimate: £5,000-7,000

Lot 84

Lot ended

Wednesday 16/02/2022

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

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