BMW (E21) 316 Auto
This late E21 BMW 316 is simply stunning. Unrestored and totally original in lapis blue and with only 31000 miles throughout her pampered life. Coming with an extensive service history and 22 MOTs to support this low mileage.
The car was recently featured as the lead car in the 40th anniversary campaign for the 3 Series by BMW UK. This consisted of a TV ad, extensive magazine coverage and pride of place on BMWs Earls Court show stand at the 2015 Goodwood Revival.
Car: BMW (E21) 316 Auto
Reg: 1982 Y Reg
Mileage: 31000 Warranted
Owners: 4 Owners
HPI: HPI Clear
Purchased new in August 1982 by a gentleman from London working in Germany. Supplied by Wolfgang Wurtele BMW in Giessen, Germany. He sold the car in March 1983 to a lady in London.
As previously mentioned the car comes with 22 MOTs and a comprehensive service history. The car has spent a lot of its life in London and a private underground car park was used for storage for many years.
Supplying dealer Wolfgang Wurtele BMW Giessen in Germany 9th August 1982.
Jan 83, 1200 miles Virie Prestige
No date 2481 miles Hexagon Motors
July 85, 3883 miles Not Known
July 86, 4668 miles Senator Motors
Mar 88, 6038 miles Auto Reliant
Nov 88, 6743 miles Auto Reliant
Jan 90, 7724 miles Auto Reliant
Mar 93, 13637 miles BMW Auto Services
July 94, 15006 miles BMW Auto Services
Sept 97, 17739 miles BMW Auto Services
Sept 99, 19501 miles BMW Auto Services
Sept 00, 20368 miles BMW Auto Services
Sept 01, 21184 miles BMW Auto Services
Sept 02, 22101 miles BMW Auto Services
Sept 03, 22826 miles BMW Auto Services
Sept 04, 23432 miles BMW Auto Services
Sept 05, 24061 miles BMW Auto Services
Oct 07, 25276 miles BMW Auto services
Oct 08, 25719 miles BMW Auto services
Sept 13, 28240 miles BMW dealer Battersea
Mar 17, 31000 miles JM Motors
22 MOTs support the mileage and Service book and provide an excellent provenance for this BMW. Current MOT until March 2018 and with no advisories.
All hand books for the car and radio are provided.
You will see from the pictures that the boot is unmarked and under the bonnet is a joy to behold.
These were very solid and well engineered cars when new and this car although very well maintained and clearly loved must be one of the very best outside of a museum.
The wheels have probably been refurbished and look in new condition. All tyres were replaced in March 2011 and have hardly been used. They are Goodyear duragrips.
The seats are finished in blue cord fabric which are firm and comfortable. Door cards and roof lining are excellent and the cigarette lighter doesn’t look as if it has been used.
The cloth upholstery, head rests and electric door mirrors are the only concession to luxury motoring on this BMW. A period Blaupunkt Turin radio is present with two speakers.
Dark grey carpets look unmarked and only a few pulled threads on the corded upholstery tells you this isn’t a brand-new BMW.
The BMW still has its original solex carburettor and interestingly the previous owner who was quite meticulous has printed specific instructions for starting from cold.
The engine and gearbox are very smooth and she drives beautifully as you would expect for such a light and agile car. With just 90 BHP to play with and a 3 speed auto the car isn’t quick by modern standards but cruises nicely at 70 MPH and rides very comfortably.
I have always loved these E21 BMWs and they are becoming quite scarce now in any condition. The majority succumbing to rust. This car is I believe one of the very best for sale today in either original or restored condition.
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