There were a number of interesting classic BMW cars crossing the block at the latest Classic Car Auctions Everyman Classics September Sale… Here’s how the hammer fell. (Please note, prices are the final hammer price, and do not include premiums and fees)
BMW E36 M3 3.0 Coupe (Estimate £8,000 – £10,000)
Sold on the hammer – £10,400
The car presented here is a 1994 E36 M3 in the distinctive BMW colour of Avus Blue. This right-hand drive, UK car is in great original condition, having covered just 76,000 miles with just two former keepers. The car drives and feels just as you’d expect from such a well-preserved example. The driver-focused interior displays minimal wear, with even the wear-prone sports seats in great condition.
Trying to find an earlier E36 M3 in this sort of condition is getting much harder. The inherent build-quality from this era is high, with a real feeling of being built-for-purpose and BMW had a hard act to follow after the E30 M3, so invested heavily in the development and execution of these early M3 E36 cars.
This car comes with its BMW book-pack, a full set of keys, and the main dealer service records are consistent with the mileage. It has been hiding in a private BMW collection for 2 years, explaining the low mileage, and was recently subjected to a full recommissioning, with fresh brake pads and an MoT until August 2017. With prices having risen significantly for well-preserved and original E30 M3s, this is an ideal opportunity now to acquire its younger sibling before they do the same. This car is the right example to buy and keep
BMW E36 M3 GT Coupe (Estimate £16,000 – £20,000)
Sold on the hammer £18,500
This car is in simply fabulous condition inside and out and needs to be seen to be fully appreciated. In addition to the above, it’s fitted with, parking sensors, cruise control, red leather dash, dual climate air conditioning, Harmon Kardon sound system, remote central locking, 4 x electric windows, electric sunroof, heated mirrors, and an auto dim rear view mirror. It has covered 107,277 miles with a full documented history including an engine re-build by Dick Lovett BMW at 83,835 miles and is accompanied by a comprehensive history file containing over Ј10,000 worth of receipts!! An absolutely superb, very rare E36 M3 Imola.
BMW E30 M3 (Estimate £45,000 – £50,000)
Sold on the hammer £44,000
Extremely rare right hand drive M3…..This Misano Red, (E30) M3 EVO II is number 276 of 500 produced, and one of only 50 officially imported to the United Kingdom. Its rarity is considerably increased by being one of only 6 converted to right-hand drive by Birds of Iver. The current custodian is reluctantly parting with his pride and joy after 16 years, during which time he has lavished much time and money to keep it just so. The car has been hibernating in a Carcoon for the last 8 years, however, is now the proud possessor of a new MOT. Presented in superb condition, this 220 bhp Bavarian legend has unmarked 16 inch BBS alloys and pristine silver grey half leather interior and comes with a detailed service history.
1973 BMW E9 3.0 CSL (Estimate £17,000 – £20,000)
Sold on the hammer £17,200
The left-hand drive, Fjord Blue example here was built in 1973 and is powered by a 3-Litre straight six producing 180bhp on Solex Carbs. It has covered an unwarranted 57,800 miles and the vendor describes its condition as “Good”. These cars are a rare sight on UK roads today.
1972 BMW 2002 Touring (Estimate £5,000 – £7,000)
Sold on the hamer £5,800
This BMW 2002 Touring is in fantastic condition and is a little gem having covered only 65,000 miles with 3 owners from new (one family from new until 2011). The body work is very solid with no rust and has previously had two new wings. The paintwork is in good order and the colour is rare. All the chrome is in good condition and this car was put on display at classic car shows by its owner. The car also benefits from a Webasto roof which is lovely to have open and drive the country roads, the car handles so well. BMW had it right even back in 1972. Prices are on the rise so this is a real eye catcher. Supplied with 12 months MOT and recently recommissioned.
1989 BMW E24 635 CSI Highline (Estimate £6,000 – £8,000)
Sold on the hammer £8,200
A sparkling example of BMW’s classic eighties coupé…This elegant 635 CSi Highline is superbly presented in the really cool colour combination of Alpine White with Lotus White leather and Cream carpets. First registered in August 1989, respected restorer Andrew Coxhead of 355 International, acquired this BMW in December 2013 with the intention of restoring it as part of his collection.
As is patently obvious from an inspection of the car, the return of this elegant 635’s bodywork to its brilliant best was completed to a good standard. When he purchased the car our vendor spent a further £2,000 on mechanical items including new front shock absorbers and bump stops, new off-side front caliper, new front brake reaction bushes, steering box pre-tension adjustment, four wheel laser alignment and changing the air conditioning refrigerant from R12 to R134a.
When properly set up and maintained, these classic ‘shark nose’ E24 Coupés are an absolute delight to drive. Have a good look at this super late-production example.
1991 BMW E30 M3 (Estimate £36,000 – £40,000)
Sold on the hammer £37,500
First registered on 28/06/1991, it’s an original UK supplied car and has been meticulously maintained judging by the detailed service history which includes a folder full of invoices and old MOTs. It has just had the sump gaskets replaced along with a full service using genuine parts. Overall this is a beautiful original example, inside and out, with a great history file and is a great investment opportunity.
1971 BMW 2002 Tii Round Light (No Reserve)
Sold on the hammer £7,920
The two-litre version of the Michelotti-designed two-door cemented the company’s reputation for compact sporting saloons and served as the forerunner of the BMW ‘3’ Series. The Tii features a number of other mechanical modifications that makes the car more fun and more desirable as a collector’s car. 1 owner until 1986 and showing only 3 In total, 65,000 miles, Owned by BMW collector, Desirable Rare round light version. This very desirable Inca Orange, RHD, UK Supplied BMW 2002 Tii was first registered in 1971 and is the rare and desirable round light version. The car has been with its last owner since 1986 and used as a daily driver. BMW 2002s are rewarding cars to drive, particularly the Tii, as well as being practical and spacious for a small coupé. They are easy to maintain and cost-effective to run as well as being ballistically good fun to drive and this car ticks all the right boxes. The car would benefit from restoration or can be enjoyed in its present condition. These cars are becoming very rare and prices are on the rise.
2002 BMW Z3 M COUPÉ S54 (Estimate £22,000 – £25,000)
Sold on the hammer £21,500
Very collectable modern high-performance coupé… Introduced in 1998, the Z3M was designed to be a performance version of the Z3, featuring revised bodywork and the 3.2-litre, 317bhp engine from the E36 BMW M3 (S50). In 2001, the Z3M was fitted with the 338bhp S54 M-Sport engine, from the E46 M3.
One of only 269 built, this left-hand drive, Japanese import is in superb condition with a good service history and has clearly been cherished. This car, registration number ‘LU02 ARX’ is supplied with a UK V5c and a valid MOT certificate until August 2017. For fans of BMW’s legendary M-Sport Division, this rare S54-engined Z3M is not to be missed.
1991 BMW 850I E31 V12 AUTOMATIC (Estimate (£14,000 – £17,000)
Sold on the hammer £12,000
Currently showing a mere 38,000 miles, this well presented 1991 BMW 850i 5.0 litre V12 automatic, was first registered in March 1991, and has had four owners from new. Finished in Oxford Blue with an excellent Grey leather interior and sitting on the correct wheels, this stylish BMW coupé looks well cared for and is accompanied by its original service book (12 stamps) and 11 old MoT certificates.
As a general rule, we find that owners who are fastidious about the way they keep a car’s paperwork, apply the same level of care to looking after their car. The 850i is a complex motor car and they are becoming rare, so a well-maintained example that looks as good as this will surely prove a sound investment.
1985 BMW E28 M535i (Estimate (£10,000 – 15,000)
Sold on the hammer £9,500
A great example with low owners and good history…A rare E28 M535i using the revered BMW 6-cylinder engine. This rare mid-eighties BMW is in very good condition and is said to perform as well as you’d expect. It comes fitted with a factory body kit, shows only three previous keepers and has a good history file.
The vendor has carried out a recent comprehensive overhaul of the car including a full refurb of the trims and engine bay, new brakes, new battery and tyres, new fog lights and lamps, new badges and new indicator lamps. It’s also had a full service and a new MOT, with the invoices for all this work totalling over £7,000.