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1987 BMW E30 325i Sport Manual - £POA

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SOLD: A beautifully restored manual 325i Sport, over £20k spent, simply stunning.

SIMILAR REQUIRED /// Please get in contact if you are thinking of selling a similar classic car.

We are always looking for high quality, low mileage classic cars with good service history from the early 1970s to the 2000s. If you are looking to take the hassle out of selling your car privately then please don't hesitate to get in contact. We offer a professional and friendly service with two different sales options detailed below...

SALE OR RETURN This option achieves the best possible price for your car and removes the hassle of having to prepare, advertise, arrange viewings and organise payment with potential buyers. You can rest assured that your car will be pampered in our heated indoor showroom and kept in safe hands during the process.

OUTRIGHT PURCHASE This is a quick and easy way to sell your car. The funds will be securely transferred the same day to your designated bank account.

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EQUIPMENT
Front end Paint Protection Film (PPF), Dolphin Grey Metallic paintwork , Limited slip differential, Electric central locking, Electrically-operated door mirrors, M Technic Sports Package, Shadow Line trim, Manual sliding sunroof, Front sports seats, Centre armrest in rear, Map reading light, M Sport suspension, M Sport leather steering wheel II, GB specification, Blaupunkt Woodstock SQR 88 cassette radio, Blaupunkt BEQ 08E graphic equalizer, Blaupunkt BSA 160 amplifiers, Blaupunkt Denver SQM 108 remote control, Blaupunkt speakers front and rear, Cassette holders, Original BMW overmats, Chrome bumper trim (fitted), Body-coloured bumper trim (present), BMW toolkit, Alarm, Spare remote fob.

EXTERIOR
The gleaming grey paintwork presents to an excellent standard throughout, with no signs of any wear to be found - our studio photos really don't do it justice. A full restoration was carried out back in 2014 and the car has been carefully dry stored ever since. Early stages of the restorative work included stripping the body shell back to bare metal; any areas showing signs of age were professionally repaired before a fresh coat of Dolphin Metallic was applied to the exterior, interior, underside, and engine bay. Freshly re-chromed bumpers were then fitted for a more classic look; the original body-coloured ones are included with the sale and could easily be re-fitted should the new keeper so desire.

The car now presents absolutely as new, having more recently been treated to a professional detail including Gtechniq ceramic paint protection with PPF also applied to the front end (totalling in the region of £4k).

INTERIOR
The time-warp theme continues inside; the interior presents immaculately throughout and is a real testament to the car's careful ownership from new. The houndstooth sports seats show almost no signs of wear and the carpets are still protected by the original set of BMW overmats. Better yet, this example also boasts a period correct and complete Blaupunkt sound system. Travelling to Germany to source the radio components, the previous owner was fortunate enough to nd two period amplifiers as well as a 1988 touch screen graphic equalizer - all brand new in their boxes! The Woodstock cassette radio was a top of the range option in 1987, and still remains in mint condition.

ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION
At 121k miles the engine was professionally re-built to the spec of a 2.7-litre E30 Alpina, increasing the horsepower from the factory 172hp to approximately 210hp. The head was ported, polished, and fitted with a new sports camshaft. The engine was removed again during restoration and refurbished once more. Most ancillaries were new including the alternator, power steering pump, radiator, cooling system, engine sensors, and all gaskets of course. With the extra power, a taller LSD ratio of 3.46 was then fitted to ensure smoother and quieter motorway cruising. Lifting the bonnet now reveals a pristine engine bay. The engine upgrades are pleasingly subtle in appearance but offer a much livelier driving experience than a standard 325i.

WHEELS, TYRES AND BRAKES
The 15-inch Ronal LS alloys look especially good with their deep polished rims and near-OEM styling. They are shod in a matching set of Continental tyres, each with ample tread remaining. Between the spokes you'll notice fully refurbished calipers all round, with drilled discs fitted at the front.

HISTORY FILE
This unrepeatable 325i Sport was supplied new by BMW Park Lane's Tourist & Diplomatic Sales Department in London. As an export car it was delivered with red outline number plates (still present) to show it was VAT-free. The car then resided in Germany and was owned by Wing Commander Holland who was an RAF Harrier pilot in the late eighties and early nineties.

The BMW changed hands only a few times before it was purchased in 2014 by the previous owner, a submarine engineering officer who devotedly restored it back to as-new condition. During this time the body shell was stripped back to bare metal and any areas showing signs of weakness were professionally repaired. Following that the entire shell was re-painted in the original colour of Dolphin Metallic; this included the exterior, interior, underside, engine bay, and boot compartment. The next two years were spent refurbishing or replacing every component during the rebuild. Seven batches of metal ttings were passivated in yellow zinc to ensure a factory finish and prolonged lifespan. Every nut and bolt used to rebuild the car was brand new and sourced directly from BMW.

The entire refresh cost in excess of £20k. The vast assortment of paperwork has filled two of our 4 Star history folders and includes an enormous stack of invoices, old MOT certificates, dyno readouts, period Blaupunkt documentation, the original BMW document holder with all booklets, 1987 BMW pricelist and model specification leaflets, a 1987 sales brochure, a January 2010 issue of Classic Car World (in which this car featured), and a selection of ownership documents from new. There are also over 300 photos documenting various stages of the car's restorative work.

Please visit our website for a full write up and additional photographs.

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  • RefCode: TA1186244

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