1989 BMW 320i Convertible (E30)

Lot: 614

Sold for (£): 6,660
Offered for sale is a 2.0L 1989 BMW 320i Convertible (E30) manual that has been with the current owner for the last 5 years. Coming with an extensive history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 108 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Lovely, 2-litre example of the sought-after E30 with 78,200 miles...

  • Two former keepers. One family owned from 1989 to 2014
  • On SORN for eight years in a large dry garage in the Algarve. Returned to the UK in 2015
  • Purchased by the current owner in Portugal in February 2014 at 60,000 genuine miles
  • Fully retrimmed in black leather during 2004 and 2005. Very smart
  • Original tool kit, first aid kit, emergency triangle and glove compartment torch
  • E30s of all sizes are firming in the market. This right-hand drive, manual box, Cabriolet looks like good news


Lot Details

Registration: G925 AJT RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1989 Engine size: 2.0L
Make: BMW Odometer reading (miles): 78200
Model: 320i Convertible (E30) MOT expiry: 2019-10-19
Warranted: No Chassis number: WBABA12070EB66219

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 108 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Absolutely original condition. Bodywork and paint 95%, with two minor stone chips on bonnet (retouched) and a "ding" on driver's door, also retouched. Hood in amazing condition for a 30 year old car


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


The original fabric trim was replaced with black leather in 2004/5. Rear seats unmarked. Passenger seat shows little signs of wear but driver's seat slightly worn on top outside corner, from exit and egress. Hood lining excellent. Dash and instruments all 100%. Radio/cassette player in full working order, aerial rises and lowers smoothly, original six-cassette storage unit between front seats undamaged and operates well. Carpets original and little worn. Original tool kit, First Aid kit and BMW emergency triangle and glove compartment torch.


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Engine bay clean but not 'Concours'. No oil or water leaks. Bonnet clean. Engine starts and runs beautifully, with wonderful straight-six burble from exhaust. 200 mile run on 4th July in hot weather with no hesitation whatsoever.


Gears: Drive-shaft:


What more is there to say ??? No transmission noise or "slop".

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


All of the above criteria exceptionally good. No rust, no leaks, no extraneous noises off. Five tyres perhaps 5% worn.


Minor: Major:


No problems with electrics. New battery 2017/8

Vehicle History


A one family owned car from 1989 to 2014. Purchased by business lady from Wood of Bournemouth who maintained the car until 2007 when it was passed to original owner's son. SORNed for eight years in a large dry garage/ workshop in the Algarve, Portugal. Purchased by current owner in Portugal February 2014 at 60,000 genuine miles. Entered numerous Classic Car events in Portugal and UK. Driven across Portugal and Spain to UK April 2014, back to Portugal October 2014 and returned to UK May 2015. Garaged

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history