1989 BMW 325i Cabriolet


  • To be offered with a fresh MOT and service
  • Highly original and well-preserved throughout
  • Desirable 325i variant: 2.5-litre straight-six paired to a five-speed manual gearbox
  • Original BMW BBS alloy wheels
  • Folding roof in good condition and operating well

The Appeal

The E30, BMW’s second generation 3 Series, is often cited as one of the best cars the firm has ever produced. A far cry from the divisive styling of today’s BMWs, the E30 was an undisputed design masterpiece and the engineering under the skin was even better…
The 325i is particularly sought after, boasting a naturally aspirated 2.5-litre straight-six which you could order with a five-speed manual gearbox. This commendably original 1989 cabriolet is one such example. Resplendent in white and fitted with period BBS alloys, this was the car to be seen in at the time. And today, with all things ‘80s back in vogue, these cars are coveted by enthusiasts. 
The vendor will offer the BMW with a fresh MOT in readiness for collection and we’re informed that it’s in very good driving order. There’s copious paperwork and service history, evidencing a life of careful maintenance and the car’s condition is a testament to how well it’s been looked after over the years.

The History and Paperwork

  • Just two former registered keepers: last keeper for 23 years
  • 103,274 miles indicated and supported by the service history
  • To be offered with a fresh MOT - (currently expired)
  • Original service book with numerous stamps
  • Large collection of accompanying service invoices
  • Original book pack present and in good condition
  • Collection of MOT certificates from 1998 onwards along with several tax discs

The Condition

  • Very smart white paintwork with no notable imperfections or signs of wear
  • Straight and solid-looking bodywork with good panel alignment and neat door shuts
  • Smart bumpers and trim
  • The fabric folding roof presents very well with just a few small wear marks and the vendor demonstrates that it folds neatly
  • Original BMW BBS wheels with only light signs of wear
  • The vendor points out that there have never been MOT advisories for corrosion
  • No signs of corrosion in the usual areas
  • Well-preserved original interior
  • The dashboard is free from obvious signs of damage 
  • Factory fitted M Tech steering wheel presents well
  • All the controls, instruments and switches present well and we’re not informed of any issues
  • The seats are particularly smart, with only light signs of use to the bolsters
  • The carpets present well throughout, as does the luggage compartment
  • Original tool kit present
  • Original Blaupunkt DIN stereo present along with an electric aerial and 6 CD changer

The Mechanics 

  • 2.5-litre M20B25 straight-six
  • Five-speed manual gearbox
  • Superbly presented under the bonnet
  • We’re informed that it runs and drives very well, having been tested over long distances on several occasions

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Auction Details
  • Year 1989
  • Make BMW
  • Model 3 Series
  • Colour White
  • Mileage 103,274 Miles
  • Engine size 2494
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Ferndown
  • County Dorset
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Auction ends
Bidding history
2 Bids
  • craig-o•••• £7,700 16/07/24
  • Barnaby £1,300 16/07/24

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