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Old 03-08-2016, 10:06 AM
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That's a very nice car, I'd love to see it in the flesh
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Old 03-08-2016, 11:31 AM
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Immaculate car,regretfully sold my 320i se last year,didn't realise the extra's it had at the time tbh (compared to other e30's)


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Old 04-08-2016, 11:26 AM
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Thanks for all the nice comments

It's a Galway car & I have found out some interesting info about the original owner.

The 320 has been in storage from 2008, I will be recommissioning it mechanically over the next year.

The cost of the options in 1988 would have been around £5250 STG in the UK.
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Old 04-08-2016, 02:32 PM
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The original owner must have been well heeled back in the 80's.A salesman in Park Lane motors wrote a book about the demise of the British car industry back then due to the onslaught of great German cars in that era. He reckoned that the Golf Gti, Bmw e30, Porsche 911 were super cool back then for yuppies on the way up and they were flying out the door. Its likely that the original owner here was one of these original yuppies and was persuaded by Park Lane that as she was going to be living in Finland for a year, she had to have Air con,heated washer jets, heated seats etc. A very nice car to have in such fantastic condition.
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Old 04-08-2016, 03:32 PM
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The original owner had a very unusual surname I google it & her husband was a Professor in a collage in Galway, he his written books in his specialist field of work. The run in inspection & first service invoices are in his name in Finland. They would have been middle aged when the bought it new. The 320 would have been a tax free export sale I looked @ a UK 1988 pricelist & it would have been around £14.5K ex VAT
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Old 04-08-2016, 05:23 PM
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That is surprising as one would not expect a well off middle aged couple at that time to have kept a car for so long. They bought a well specced car and paid no vrt on it when they imported it into Ireland so its right hand drive as they knew in advance they would be moving here.
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Old 04-08-2016, 06:04 PM
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The lady owner had it from 1988 to 2005 & BMW dealer then kept it till a few years ago. She only did over 35000 miles in all them year's & there was lots of battery's fitted in it over them years, her make up is still on the indicator sticks, steering wheel & drivers door card.
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Old 04-08-2016, 06:45 PM
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Then you probably should not wash those marks off. I remember looking at a programme on the Saint's famous Volvo P1800 a while back and there was a nasty cigarette burn in the dashboard but while the car was fully restored this mark was not and remains as a badge of honour because Roger Moore actually caused the damage. So if a famous person damages your car--its ok-its more valuable.
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Old 04-08-2016, 11:17 PM
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After two coats of wax













I think they look great with out a boot spoiler


Wheel arches & wheel wells are very nice.





Top of the wings have the sealer on them would be the very last to have this I had a 88 320i & it didn't have the sealer & I had a 89 320i built late 88 & it had none too.


It's funny not having the sunroof in a e30, but no rot & more headroom.





The map lights are great

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Like it just came out of the showroom . Hate to bring money into it but any idea of its current value
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Old 05-08-2016, 11:42 AM
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I have a good bit of work to do to get it up to my standards, I was planning on putting in a 325i engine de chrome it & so on but it's to nice an original e30 so I will leave it original.

I will be doing a good mechanical recommission on it like full service & timing belt, water pump, brakes, check coolant system, exhaust. I will be doing a full rust treatment with Dinitrol it's the best rust treatment you can use.

It's worth what ever someone wants to pay for it, it's an original very clean non sunroof 2 door e30 with 49000 miles 25 BMW dealer stamps in service book & every invoice, brown/pink Irish card board tax book. It's a very unusual spec e30 it looks standard on the outside & then you look inside & see all the extras it has. I don't think that you would find another one with this kind of spec ?
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Old 05-08-2016, 01:09 PM
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Always nice to find out the history of any car


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Lovely car. Spotless
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Old 13-08-2016, 11:07 PM
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Lots of detailing later

The aerial was showing its age so I replaced with a new Hirschmann flex. Most of the e30's have electric aerial this one didn't because they freeze in very cold climates.








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Old 13-08-2016, 11:55 PM
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The inside has come up lovely, it had never been cleaned inside. I used Zymöl leather cleaner on seats & steering wheel.



Around the insides of the doors where very dirty they came up like new once cleaned.


The A/C still works.


The sub blind was always up so the parcel shelf is mint, every e30 owner should have order one.





The door card has no marks on it ! you always get a few marks on them.

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