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1989 BMW 325i Motorsport Cabriolet

Lot No.: 535

Registration: G410 WMO
Chassis Number: EB95397
Engine Number: 20616858
Number of cylinders: 6
CC: 2500cc
Year of Manufacture: 1989
Sold for (£): 16,875

The BMW 325i was a massively important car for BMW - and it remains an enduring success today. The E30 generation cemented BMW as the market leader in the medium sized saloon sector, and although it looked little different from its predecessor, thanks to understated styling by Claus Luthe, it was far more convincingly engineered and far better to drive. The upper models in the range, with their straight-six power, rear wheel drive and perfectly judged steering, were the ones to have.

The 320i and - even more so - the 323i/325i were a real driver's delight. The E12′s propensity to oversteer when it wanted to, had been tamed considerably in the E30. The manual 325i Sport was the best of the lot and with that wailing engine, controllable rear-biased handling, and all-round quality made this ‘the' sports saloon to beat.

This 325i Motorsport Cabriolet is 1 of just 250 right-hand drive limited editions made by BMW in 1989. Delivered new by Evans Halshaw, Buckinghamshire there is significant service history accompanying this E30, which includes every bill from new. Servicing has been carried out by the supplying dealer, Cooper of Thames Ditton and Dick Lovett. The service book in the BMW book pack has been stamped up and there are many previous MoT certificates that substantiate the indicated mileage of 89,000.

Supplied with an MoT Certificate until August 2017, the car is reported to be running and driving very well. The electric roof mechanism is functioning as it should and the manual gearbox is a joy to operate. This must be one of the rarest E30s available and is presented in totally standard and unmolested condition. An ideal companion for convertible Spring motoring at its very finest.