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Here at Old Colonel Cars, the Classic and Performance Car Agency,  we are delighted to have this unrepeatable, low mileage, all original BMW E30 318is 16v Twin Cam  ….

This rare E30 318is has covered only 49,000 miles and is original and immaculate as an E30 you will find.

Amazingly, this is the second 318is I have found in the last couple of years with 49,000 miles … The last sold very quickly, so don’t miss this amazing example.

Everywhere you look on this immaculate example, its as good and original as you will find.

The paintwork, interior, underneath, engine bay, boot, all just as good.

This car is part of a small BMW collection, owned by a very good client of mine. He has enjoyed this car for the last few years, always garaged and maintained correctly. Before that, its clear this car has always been cared for correctly, its so clean and original, garaged from new.

These are one of the rarest E30’s and are now very much sought after, only made for 2 years, same performance as the 325i Sport. Many have covered high mileages, it wasn’t uncommon to see examples with over 200,000 miles on them 10 + years ago. These cars certainly seem able to take the high mileages, so its almost impossible to find good, low mileage examples, let alone ones anywhere near as good as this one.

Finished in Brilliant Red, the paintwork and bodywork on this car look superb. Looks to be all original paint, with the deepest all over shine, no rust anywhere. This car could be sat in a BMW showroom, its that good..

Inside, the sports check cloth seats are in amazing condition, as are the door cards etc. Look closer, none of the very common cracks on the dash. Headlining all all good and correct, a lovely electric sunroof as well. Again, like a 2 year old throughout, even has the original dealer fitted stereo.

Underneath this car is again all solid, original and in excellent shape.

This cars drives and performs perfectly. The engine starts and performs without any fuss, very eager to rev and a lovely engine note. The 5 speed manual gearbox is nice and precise, the clutch feels just right, the factory sports suspension feels nice and precise.  A very sporty drive, a lighter car compared to the 325i Sport, often described as the ‘Baby M3’.

One to grace any collection, this is as good as any you will find worldwide.


Mileage    Garage             Work Completed
0          BMW Exeter         Pre Delivery Check
1863       BMW Exeter         Running In Inspection
6356       BMW Exeter         Oil Service
9193       BMW Exeter         Annual Check
13,301     BMW Exeter         Inspection I Service / Annual Check / Brake Fluid / Coolant
16,612     BMW Exeter         Annual Check
20,119     BMW Exeter         Inspection II Service
20.538     BMW Exeter         Annual Check / Brake Fluid / Coolant
23.199     BMW Exeter         Annual Check
25,887     BMW Exeter         Inspection I Service / Brake Fluid / Coolant
28,685     BMW Exeter         Oil Service
32,178     BMW Exeter         Inspection II Service / Brake Fluid / Coolant
48,693     Newhall BMW Spec   Oil Service / Check Over
48,784     Peter Irwins       Full Service / Gearbox oil / Diff oil / Brake Fluid / 4 Tyres / Alignment

Old Colonel Cars, the Classic and Performance Car Agency, was formed in 2005, by Andy Miller. Driven by a passion to deal in the very best classic and performance cars, from the 80’s, 90’s and modern classics beyond. We are proud that we now have many repeat customers and access to some of the best cars and car collections available. We offer a very personal service, selling the best, most cherished examples on behalf of their owners. You will not find expensive coffee lounges, pushy salesman, just properly presented classic and performance cars and a 1 to 1 service. Take a look on our Testimonials page, see what our customers say. If you are considering selling a similar quality car, classic, modern classic or performance car, please see our Sell Your Car page and send us the details, we would love to hear from you.


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