2008 BMW E88 118i SE Convertible

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  • Well maintained with FSH 
  • Great specification including manual box 
  • Only two registered keepers 
  • Stylish 2+2 convertible ready for summer 

The Appeal

BMW’s rear-drive 1 Series brought the firm’s renowned engagement and driving dynamics to the Golf market sector. Of the plethora of engines available the 2litre 140bhp in this 118 mixes lightness, economic and a decent turn of speed with the versatility of that summer sun drop top roof. 
It is finished in tasteful Kashmir metallic with a Boston beige leather interior. The car has been very well maintained, a run of 11 service stamps kept right up to date by its two registered keepers. 
The 1 Series is a perennially popular driver’s car and this one looks appealing. 

History and Paperwork

  • First registered 16th May 2008 
  • Two registered keepers from new 
  • Current keeper since May 2016 
  • Well maintained car with 11 service stamps by main dealers and specialists 
  • Last serviced at 109,565 miles in August 2023
  • 2 key fobs 
  • MOT to 24 May 2024 with no advisories 

The Condition

  • Finished in rare Kashmir gold metallic with Boston beige interior 
  • Well kept paintwork with straight bodywork and panels 
  • Five spoke alloy wheels present well with light signs of corrosion 
  • Fitted with Bridgestone tyres showing some wear but road legal 
  • Well specified car with leather interior and parking sensors 
  • Front and rear seats generally well kept with driver’s showing some wear
  • Interior generally well kept with some light wear to trim and components 
  • This is a well kept and presented car with only minimal age-related wear
  • Factory first aid kit and tools in boot 

The Mechanics

  • 1,995cc 140bhp fuel injected BMW 4cyl engine 
  • 6spd manual gearbox 
  • Full service history with recent attention in August 2023 
  • The vendor informs us that there are no mechanical issues with the vehicle
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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2008
  • Make BMW
  • Model 1 Series
  • Colour Silver
  • Odometer 113,842 Miles
  • Engine size 1796
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Hatfield
  • Location Hertfordshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
2 bids
  • mikep20•••• £600 19/06/24
  • jamie.p•••• £500 16/06/24

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