1991 BMW 325SE Auto (E30)


  • Genuine unmodified E30 
  • Flagship 325SE facelift model 
  • Service history and original manuals 
  • Completely unspoilt and original 

The Appeal

As far as enduring designs go, the BMW E30 3-Series has to be up there among the elite. Stylish and desirable no matter what the body style, the agonisingly pretty E30 is one of the Bavarian firm’s most recognisable icons, as well as an increasing popular choice of classic.   

Introduced in 1983 as the replacement for the E21 3-Series, the new model was wider, squarer and perfectly proportioned. It was a triumph of simplicity over excess and a wonderful piece of automotive styling, which has widely (and deservedly) become regarded as one of BMW’s all-time classics.  

The difficulty today, though, is finding a good one that hasn’t been excessively modified or has suffered from corrosion, which can blight the E30 series quite badly as they get older.  

This one, though, is an impressive survivor. It’s a 325SE automatic – the flagship of the E30 range back in 1991 – and is finished in unusual and striking Calypso Red metallic. It’s a fantastic example of a truly iconic classic of its era. 

The History and Paperwork

  • UK V5C 
  • MOT September 2024 
  • Original book pack and documents 
  • Service book stamped 17 times  
  • Several old MOT certificates 
  • Some more recent receipts for repairs and wheel alignment 
  • Original ownership details and supplying dealer information in front of service book 

The Condition

  • Desirable and rare Calypso Red 
  • Resprayed in original colour and looks extremely smart 
  • Smart lattice-spoke BBS alloys in good overall order with minimal kerbing and all four centre caps present 
  • Appears structurally sound underneath – MOT advisiories for surface corrosion to both sills  
  • Stunning looking car in completely original condition 
  • BMW MTech Stage One side skirts (easily removed if preferred) 
  • Front spoiler and fog lamps 
  • Small rear boot spoiler 
  • Some corrosion to rear battery tray 
  • Original and unrestored 
  • Grey velour upholstery in good overall condition 
  • Some bolster and seat base wear to driver’s side 
  • Electric windows, however offside rear window does not work
  • Electric mirrors  
  • Original toolkit, jack, first aid kit and spare wheel 
  • Some small cracks in dashboard 
  • Kenwood radio cassette 
  • Some LCD bleed in clock/trip computer 
  • Smart velour headlining 
  • Sunroof 

The Mechanics

  • 2.5-litre straight six 
  • Four-speed auto transmission 
  • Mileage believed genuine however speedometer has recently stopped working 
  • Recent new exhaust system  
  • Said by the vendor to drive very well indeed with no known faults or declared issues 
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This vehicle is “Sold As Seen”, on an “As Is Where Is’ basis and without warranty. Photos and descriptions are solely for guidance purposes and it's customary to carry out a full inspection of the vehicle prior to purchase for your own peace of mind. 
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Auction Details
  • Year 1991
  • Make BMW
  • Model 3 Series
  • Colour Red
  • Mileage 158,206 Miles
  • Engine size 2494
  • Seller Type Private
  • County London
  • Country United Kingdom
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