The BMW E30 is iconic for its M3 variant and its successes in motorsport, however I’ve heard more than a few people saying going things about the 318is, as a low powered but fun to drive variant. The seller has owned the car for two to three years and has done around 5 miles in that time, with the car being a project that they just haven’t had time to complete. In the photos there are a number of other E30s so you would hope the owner knows what they’re talking about when saying the car is a solid example that hasn’t suffered in all the usual areas, though they do note that there is rust to the N/S/R arch. The car has suffered from hail stone damage to the roof and boot but apparently the dent doctor could make short work of those. The car has just been serviced but there is caution that there could be some engine work needed as there is a slight rattle and a couple of other minor issues. The interior looks to be in good condition with no rips and minor wear, which is impressive for a 165,000 mile car thats had 11 owners. Not mentioned is whether the car comes with any history or original books, which is of course crucial to the car’s value. Bidding ends soon with a current bid of just over £3,400.
I’ve owned a BMW 2002 but not a 1502 so I couldn’t tell you what the lower powered model is like to drive but they are a lovely place to be, with only slim pillars that give the car a feeling similar to that of a greenhouse, providing fantastic visibility (even if compromising safety in the process). Continue reading “Auction Spot #54”
This spot has a kind of class that is hard to find and something that manufacturers always try and replicate (often without success). Continue reading “Auction Spot #53”
The e24 generation 6-series is a fantastic looking car and is only going better as it ages. This one doesn’t look too tidy and it isn’t the cheapest car for sale at £12,500 but it does look to be a low mileage example at just under 75,000 miles, where most are over 100,000. Continue reading “Internet Find #75”
There isn’t a huge amount of information with this lot, apart from that it is believed that the mileage is correct at 46,000 (which if true would be very low), and that it has been a part of a collection for a long time. Continue reading “Auction Spot #43”
This is another last minute auction spot, as Barons is tomorrow, and I didn’t know about the whole auction until today. Luckily there are only a couple of cars I like throughout the auction unlike some others where there are dozens. Continue reading “Auction Spot #41”
A super coupe can be a fantastic thing, and the BMW 8-series is instantly recognisable as an appreciating modern classic that is starting to receive strong media attention. The 850CSI is the pick of the littler and an M8 in all but name, this eBay Find isn’t a CSI but it is still V12 powered and rare too. A big selling point for me is that it doesn’t have a grey interior, and though it isn’t a huge amount better it is still easier on the eye. This is a 150k mile example which looks a little sorry for itself but perhaps that is just me, but those wheels definitely need swapping out for an original set. It comes with service history but no MOT, though it does run and has been garaged during its current ownership period. It’s currently bid up to £2,250 with the reserve not met, but that is still a cheap car.