1991 BMW 318i Design Edition  Chassis no. WBABA62040EJ55253
Lot 286
1991 BMW 318i Design Edition
Registration no. K844 RLB Chassis no. WBABA62040EJ55253
£ 10,000 - 15,000
US$ 14,000 - 21,000

Lot Details
1991 BMW 318i Design Edition  Chassis no. WBABA62040EJ55253 1991 BMW 318i Design Edition  Chassis no. WBABA62040EJ55253 1991 BMW 318i Design Edition  Chassis no. WBABA62040EJ55253 1991 BMW 318i Design Edition  Chassis no. WBABA62040EJ55253
1991 BMW 318i Design Edition
Registration no. K844 RLB
Chassis no. WBABA62040EJ55253
One of only 200 made
• One owner
• Circa 67,000 miles from new
• Professionally restored in 2013

Footnotes

  • Successor to the well liked 1602/2002 range, the 3-Series debuted in 1975 and would go on to be an even better seller for the Munich firm than its predecessor. Built initially in two-door form only, the newcomer made use of BMW's existing range of four- and six-cylinder overhead-camshaft engines. Four-door versions were added when the 3-Series was face-lifted (as the E30) for 1983, improved rear suspension arriving at the same time. Coachbuilders Baur in Stuttgart had been producing convertible BMWs in collaboration with the factory since the 1960s and continued to offer a Targa-style version of the E30, to which BMW added its own full convertible in 1985. Most of these second-generation 3-Series models were replaced by the new E36 range in 1991, the exception being the convertibles, which kept the old-style coachwork until 1993.

    As early as 1991, the BMW 318i Convertible appeared as a limited 'Design Edition' variant finished in the special colours of Neon Green and Neon Blue. The interior featured seat centre panels and door trim matched to the exterior colours and given a mottled treatment, while Design Edition models were upgraded with factory options including cross-spoked alloy wheels and an M-Technic leather-trimmed sports steering wheel and gear shift knob.

    This Neon Blue Design Edition is one of only 200 made. A right-hand drive, one-owner car, it has covered only some 67,000 miles from new, and in 2013 was restored by TT Cars Ltd and Toderidge Motor Engineers, North Finchley. Described by the private vendor as immaculate throughout, it benefits from an interior re-trimmed using original material sourced from Germany. The interior is black cloth with the correct blue flashes and blue piping.

    Offered with current MoT, a V5C document, and service history, this beautiful and rare car must be seen to be appreciated.
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