VERY RARE MODEL
BMW E30 3 SERIES 318IS 16v COUPE MANUAL
AUGUST 1990 – H REGISTRATION
MILEAGE – ONLY 97,000 MILES
VERY RARE CAR – ONLY MADE FOR 2 YEARS
NICKNAMED THE ‘BABY M3’ THESE CARS ARE VERY SOUGHT AFTER AND GREAT FUN TO DRIVE FITTED WITH THE EXCELLENT 1.8 16v TWIN CAM ENGINE
FULL SERVICE HISTORY
BRIGHT RED WITH GREY SPORTS CLOTH INTERIOR
PAINTWORK HAS DEEP ALL OVER SHINE – NO RUST ETC
LOVELY SPORTS CLOTH INTERIOR – NO RIPS OR TEARS
LOVELY BMW BBS ALLOYS WITH GOOD TYRES
A STUNNING ORIGINAL EXAMPLE THAT DRIVES AS GOOD AS ANY YOU WILL FIND
NEW MOT WITH NO ADVISORIES
Here we have an excellent example of the very rare and sought after E30 3 Series 318is Manual.
These cars were only made for 2 years at the end of the E30 production run to compete with the Hot Hatches of the day, but what made the BMW stand out was that it was fitted with a 16v twin cam engine with rear wheel drive and excellent weight and balance. These cars have been nicknamed the ‘Baby M3’ because they are such fun to drive, with a high revving engine and great handling, but obviously at a fraction of the cost of the M3’s. The performance was very similar to the 325’s but with much better fuel economy.
This example is finished in Brilliant Bright Red. As you can hopefully see from the pictures, this example has a really deep all over shine, complimented by the factory ‘is’ front and rear spoilers etc. There are not many of these cars left and very very few will be as original and we’ll looked after as this example. Although I’m sure this car has had some paintwork here and there, it’s very refreshing to find one that not been subject of a quick respray. For example all the wheel arches are factory metal still, infact it’s the same all over the bodywork , no rust and very original. Underneath it’s just the same, original sills and jacking points, all good.
Inside is also in lovely condition. The check sports cloth seats are in very good condition, no wear to the cloth, still very supportive, lovely carpets, door cards, dash etc and everything works as should.
The wheels fitted to this model are original 14inch BMW BBS alloys, as you can see they are in very good condition, no curbing, they really complete the factory original specification of this car.
The specification on this car includes PAS, Electric windows, Electric mirrors, Sunroof, Sports Seats, CD player, BMW BBS Alloys, Front and rear spoilers, Sport suspension along with disk brakes all round.
This BMW comes with full service history, a fully stamped service book, old service bills and mots, all the manuals etc. As you can see from the history, this car has always been serviced and looked after and the result is that this car drives and performs as a good one should. The engine is extremely responsive and free revving, the gear selection is good and precise.
On top of this history, the car comes with a new MOT, it went straight through with no advisories.
This car is great fun to drive and will make a great investment..