Just over 66 thousand indicated miles on the clock
The E30 generation BMW 3 series was an incredibly important model for the marque, perhaps even their most important. The all new, restyled, solidly engineered model cemented the brand as the leaders in the higher end saloon car market, a title which the brand arguably still holds to this day. To put it simply, the E30 was miles ahead of any of its competitors.
Whilst great in all variants, those looking for a truly great driving experience will find that the 325 E30 is one of the best of the bunch, courtesy of its now legendary straight six engine. Smooth, refined and paired with an incredibly dynamic chassis, the 325 was and still is a true drivers car, and as such good quality examples are becoming thin on the ground, with many being hidden away in private collections or as investments.
What we have here is a truly great opportunity for someone looking to get into E30 ownership, this 1987 325i is a highly original exceptionally well preserved example of the coveted model and will undoubtedly make a great addition to any buyer's garage.
The History and Paperwork
First registered 17/11/1987
Originally a Guernsey car, where it has spent the majority of its life
Registered in England in late 2022
Accompanied by a small selection of invoices for servicing and maintenance work undertaken by an independent garage during the car’s time in Guernsey
Invoice for work undertaken by Jacksons BMW - Channel Islands
MOT certificate highlighting current MOT valid until November 2023
V5 registration document present with the vehicle
Exceptionally well preserved interior space
Must surely be one of the finest E30 interiors on the market today
Good quality seating front and rear with excellent upholstery throughout
Very little if anything to be seen in the way of wear, tarnishing or damage throughout the cabin
Four good quality door panels, well upholstered with neat and clean door furniture
Factory sunroof which does work however there are signs of corrosion to be seen in the sunroof surround
Plush carpeting still rich in colour
Impeccable dashboard which appears to be free from the plastic cracking which affects many E30s
Very original example, down to factory radio and switchgear clustered in the centre panel, all reported to be in good functioning form
Rear window blind
Clean, unmarked rear parcel shelf
Carpeted boot area, in equally clean shape
Working factory electric windows
Steering wheel, trim panels and switchgear highlight vastly limited signs of use, much like the entirety of the cabin, these are in an excellent state of preservation
Iconic, quintessentially 1980s exterior styling
Good straight honest example from an aesthetic perspective
Paint is in good shape, this is not a concours car and does show some age related marks and blemishing however it is an entirely well presented example
Four great 14” BMW alloy wheels, all in good order
Some damage to the front valance below the number plate
Exterior plastics and trim in good order with, minor scuffing on the bumper corners
Some small areas of surface rust and patina seen notably around the sunroof and front grille
Legendary twin headlight front grille, in good clean shape
Rear boot lip spoiler
Sills are wheel arches appear solid and of a good quality
As this is a 325i, we find it fitted with the legendary 2.5 litre straight six engine
Refined, reliable with a great deal of power when needed
A great dynamic drivers car, incredibly well balanced
Current owner reports a good driving experience from the car however has advised that there is sometimes an intermittent misfire when driving
Good smooth automatic gearbox, ideal for longer distances and motorway driving
In a world where most modern day saloons are awash with computer controlled everything and driver assist galore, the E30 3 series is delightful and refreshing.
A genuinely raw driving experience, the 325i packs a punch courtesy of its six cylinder driveline and excellent chassis, and boasts classic 1980s styling you can't help but love. It really does make an ideal candidate for a quirky daily driver but equally lends itself to being preserved as part of a specialist collection.
This well preserved 325 is a wonderful example of the model and presents in exceptionally original form. With an impeccable interior and great aesthetics, this is one that with some light TLC is ready to be enjoyed by a new loving owner.
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1987 BMW 325i (E30)
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