|Year||1991||Engine capacity||1796 cc|
|Exterior colour||Sterlingsilber metallic||Engine configuration||Inline 4-cylinder with injection|
|Interior colour||Black/grey||Engine number||Matching|
|Upholstery||Cloth||Rims||14-inch BMW alloy|
|0 - 100 km/u||12 sec||Wheels||Bridgestone|
|Top speed||187 km/u||Production numbers||24706|
|VIN number||WBABA510X0EJ22270||Other||Highly original and pretty|
Now the E30 series of BWM has achieved classic status, original and solid examples are searched after, and this fact pushes up the value development. Particularly the rarer exemplars such as the Coupe and Convertible, with corresponding low mileages have proven to be collectible. The popularity of the model can be related to BMW's famous build-quality and the truly pure BMW driving characteristics of the time. No computers, electronic limiter, or a design more accommodating hit pedestrians then the petrolhead's eye. Averagely they were sold as daily run-arounds, a low mileage and un-fettled with original car therefore proves to be trickier to find than an exotic sports car. Moreover, a relatively small number of 318i convertibles were constructed (24.706) of which not many have survived the tick of time. Especially not with an original and undamaged interior, delivered exactly the same as in the famous M3. In the rather well-known chequered pattern with no traces of usage, this indicates the minor and careful usage of the car. Here offered exemplar is a beautifully original car with an equally original interior. The car drives as new and is ready for many years of fun motoring to come.
This 318i convertible offers four electric powered windows, power steering, central locking, nice multi adjustable sports seats and a radio/cd player with detachable front. Fortunately, no electric powered convertible roof, every enthusiast knows BMW themselves nowadays offer a conversion kit from electric power to manual operation because of the failing electrical system of the convertible roof.
The body is wholly original, rust and damage free. In stunning Sterling Silver Metallic, combined with a contrasting convertible roof. All panelling fits perfectly with all opening parts closing softly. The bumpers executed in the exterior colour are undamaged and are fitted perfectly straight to the car. A beautiful tranquil and original ensemble as BMW pictured her in the brochure.
The interior is worthy of a special mention. Wholly original and undamaged. Even the bolsters of the perfect sports seats show no wear and tear. On the rear left seat there is a tiny blemish. On behalf of the limited usage of the car, the support the seats offer remains as new. The carpeting us undamaged and nicely clean. All levers, switches and gauges are nicely clean and function accordingly. This 318i has never been smoked in.
The 113bhp strong and economical inline engine is nicely clean and runs silky smooth. No traces of oil, odd noises or heavy smoking exhaust. Evidently well maintained. Fully original. In the luggage compartment all is likewise nicely clean and undamaged. Under the load floor an unused full spare wheel. The toolset on the inside of the boot-lid is complete and unused. The wheels are free from damages, very good Bridgestone tires.
Delivered new in 1991. I acquired her from the second owner. The car has always been garaged and was only used with good weather and special occasions. A nice, rust free E30 convertible with an attractive mileage is a rarity that will guarantee many trouble-free happy miles. Will be delivered ready to drive with a new MOT, warranty and service.