Tidy and appealing manual six-cylinder Baur convertible E30;
re-trimmed blue leather interior and replacement hood; last lady owner for 22
years; massive history back to 1992
Supplied new by Woodrows Harnham Garage Ltd of Salisbury in March 1988 this tidy E30 generation of BMW 3-series comes to us in 320i Baur guise and is finished in Alpine White II with Black Mohair Targa/Soft-top and sits upon its original, period correct X-spoke alloy wheels.
Under the bonnet we find the 2.0-litre M20 series straight-six engine which developed 127bhp when new, and 164NM of torque driving the rear wheels of course, via five-speed manual transmission.
Inside the cabin, we find a re-trimmed Camden Sapphire blue leather interior, electric windows, electric mirrors and of course the clever Baur Targa, convertible top with centra roll bar for increased safety.
The car shows 161,600 miles which is an average of just 4,600 miles per annum over 35 years and presents very well with but a few minor bits that may require cosmetic remediation in the future and boasts an excellent interior. Starting promptly the car moves around nicely on site.
The car comes to us directly from storage and has not seen much, if any use so far this year although does have a current MOT valid until 20th July 2023 recording no advisories. The MOT history shows how little use the car has had in recent times, covering just under 2,000 miles in the last seven years.
The history file includes the V5C showing just six former keepers (the last, a lady and wife of the BMW Club Chair) for some 22 years, an old V5C, the owner’s pack and service book boasting some 23 stamps plus some hand written entries and PDI along with a further four stamps for body inspection, 26 old MOTs and considerable file of invoices for parts and maintenance dating back to the early 90s.
Recent works of note include replacement rubber fuel hoses in August 2022, bill for an oil and filter change in July 2022, bill for a re-trim of the interior in February 2015, replacement clutch slave cylinder in 2018, timing belt service in 2016 at 158,953 miles, replacement Baur hood and Targa in 2014 costing some £750, dinitrol protection for the underside of the car in 2012 and various welding repairs in 2011/2012.
The file also includes correspondence between various owners, owners club information and various purchase receipts for the car dating back to 1992 when the car had covered just 48,517 miles.
A smart example, that critically comes with a six-pot engine and manual transmission, lovely blue leather interior, replacement hood and boasts rarity given we don’t see too many Baur versions anymore.
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