This was one of THE cars of the mid-80ís. It symbolised you had arrived; it matched with the wine bar lifestyle and the shoulder pads. If you had one of these you were a player, and probably listened to Tears for Fears.
Sadly, these old 3-series are becoming a rare sight and getting rarer as time marches on. It was for that very reason why, when I stumbled across this little beauty, I contacted PH to ask if I could spend the weekly imaginary £1000. Well a nice E30 has to be better than that old Golf hasn't it.
This E30 was registered in 1986 on a C plate, and has a vague sounding 80k miles. Finished in silver, it's complimented by the 80ís-tastic chrome trim, dinky little 14 inch BBS alloy wheels, oh and the jewel of a 2.0 straight-6 engine giving 127bhp propelling not much over a ton in weight.
The M20 straight-6 is really the only way to go for the E30 as most of the 4-pots (save the M3) were a bit anaemic, and a decent 325i was way over our £1000 budget.
Reading the ad, it doesn't mention if itís got leather so let's assume not, but it has got the optional electric windows and sunroof. It's hard to believe that these features were an optional extra back in 1986, but hey BMW used to charge you for a radio in those days.
So £750 doesnít seem a lot for this almost time-warp BMW, and is a cut above most of the other growlers you see at this kind of money. In fact this could be a SOTW first, a tip for a car that might go up in value over the next few years. How many Shedsí could you say that about?
Nice little 3 series, long mot and tax, service history, 80k miles, manual box, electric windows, electric sunroof, alarm/imob, alloys, chrome bumper model, lots of work carried out recently.† £750