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1995 BMW 320i

This vehicle is due to go to auction soon, however you can buy it now if your offer is accepted by the seller.

Guide Price

£4,000 - £6,000

  • Mileage38,000 (UK Clock)
  • TransmissionManual
  • Engine2.0L
  • LocationGreat Hale

AUCTION PREVIEW

Introduction

Glyn Parry
Professional Consigner

Changing the round headlights to a meaner squared style and modernising the bodywork, the car featured in Car and Driver Magazine's 10 Best Cars list for every year it was on sale.

The BMW 3-Series E36-generation was the defining compact executive car during the 1990s, with its competitors in Audi and Mercedes someway behind. The car did not take long to be loved by motorists.

The big change technically, on top of that sleek new styling was the fitment of a new independent rear suspension set-up, known as the Z-axle. It was a multilink set-up, which helped maintain the 3-Series' position as the market sector's best handling car.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Glyn after meeting Leigh the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

With two friendly owners, the great care shown to the car shines through in every angle.

Leigh has known the car for all of its life on the roads. Owning from new, he then sold it to a friend and subsequently received the car back many years later. Now restored to an excellent condition and ready for the next owner.

There is a lot of sentimental value Leigh feels with the car, as it is as old as his daughter. He bought the car in South Africa where he lived up until 2000. He did not want to let go of the smooth drive so he took all necessary channels to have the car imported to the UK and changed to UK road specification. After his friend owned the car for another 18 years, he received the BMW back when he passed.

Leigh
Vehicle Owner

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Exterior

Back in 1995, Leigh fell in love with the style of the car, snapping at the chance to own one from new.

Wheels and Tyres

The car sits on the original BMW 6-Spoke wheels that appear in excellent condition, please view the photos and videos.

The period-correct 205/60/15” Continental Eco Contact 6 tyres are from December 2019 with around 20 miles on them.

Bodywork

The panels and doors show no signs of rust or damage, even in every gap on this fixed-head coupe, signed off with a sporty spoiler.

Take a look at the gallery to see the great care the BMW has had over the last 25 years.

Paint

The dazzling Alpine White original paint really shines through in this example. Consistent across the car, we're sure the uniformity will impress the new owner.

Review the photos to see every angle of the car, coming across the sills with stone chip paint for extra protection.

Glass and Trim

In excellent condition across the car.

Interior

Leigh has refurbished the completely original interior. The colour scheme on this car just gets better.

Seats and Carpets

All 5 seats are in good condition, showing no tears or scrapes.

Looking comfortable, the all-white leather seats are gleaming as much as the exterior. The carpets are also in good condition.

Dashboard

The dials on the dashboard are looking crisp and clean. Everything is what you would expect from viewing the photos.

There are also some unexpected extras you can find in the car too. A car phone is equipped and Leigh mentions in the video that it still works, also having the device to store 2 SIM cards.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

The tidy 3-spoke steering wheel is looking great. Paired up with a 5-speed manual gear stick, this car will be sure to handle superbly.

Mechanics

The engine bay looks immaculate, credit to both owners. Over two decades of compassion.

Engine and Gearbox

The 2.0L straight-6 engine is perhaps one of the most reliable engines BMW have made, and with great care, the car runs smoothly in our ‘Engine review’ video.

The 5-speed transmission is perfectly set up for the engine.

Suspension and Brakes

The restored brakes look to be in excellent condition and working order on our visit.

As you can see by the underside photos, the car looks to be in great / well cared for condition.

The Drive

As mentioned, the car was in Car and Driver’s Magazine top 10 Best Cars list every year the 3 series was on sale.

Known for its great handling and swagger, the car is still a fantastic machine to drive.

Electrics and Other

Leigh states the car phone still works which is great! On top of this, the ergonomic and aesthetic qualities of all electrics really finish the car to be one of the best series of cars BMW have made.

History and Paperwork

With over 100 documents including paperwork of importing the BMW to the UK has been kept. This is a full history file of the car’s life.

From all works undertaken by Leigh and the former keeper, you can really see why this example looks so good. Still considered a great mileage with two owners and in two countries. Before the speedometer changed when imported to the UK the car had 23,000 KM recorded.

As Leigh loved the car, he was eager to bring it with him to the UK in 2000. After receiving the car back through 18 years living in the UK, Leigh performed a 4-5 month light restoration on the car that maintains a vast amount of originality.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
31.05.2019 MOT 38,260
22.05.2018 MOT 37,191
01.06.2017 MOT 36,362
02.06.2016 MOT 35,390
21.05.2015 MOT 34,014
22.05.2014 MOT 32,852
30.05.2013 MOT 31,640
28.05.2012 MOT 30,669
23.05.2011 MOT 29,197
10.05.2010 MOT 27,748
Key Details
  • ModelE36 320i
  • TransmissionManual
  • Reg. Date16.05.2000 (Import)
  • CC1,991
  • Mileage~38,000 (Clock Change to MPH)
  • HistoryGood
  • ColourWhite
  • Interior ColourGrey
  • Interior TrimLeather
  • Chassis #ABMCB18070FJ04920
  • Engine #2018B293
  • MOT12.2020
  • HPi ClearYes
  • Former Keepers1
  • LHD or RHDRHD
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • OwnedFrom New + Since 2018
  • Key FeatureCondition

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Leigh T
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Leigh T

Hello Steve. I didn’t know that Trade Classics had put the car on eBay but I can confirm that I did pick up on the mileage when they sent me the Web site proof and I see on their Web page they have changed it to say UK mileage, the text does show the SA km (about 14000 miles) as does the paperwork Please feel free to call me if you need any details. I will speak to them tomorrow re their ebay ad
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Steve Smith
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Steve Smith

Hi Leigh. I was impressed by your introduction to your vehicle. It certainly is in great condition and I would feel confident bidding on it with any inspection. If you don’t know the car is currently listed on E-bay. But the listing is currently wrong. I have E-mailed ‘trade-classics’ about the error,(Thursday).They have said they will ‘look at it’. But they have still failed to correct it. The advert currently states the car has traveled 38000 miles, which as you know is not correct. This is very misleading and everybody who will read your advert on the internet all the… Read more »

Leigh T
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Leigh T

Steve, hope you got my reply




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