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For Sale: 1998 BMW 3 Series in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Vehicle Description

1998 BMW 328i Convertible - One Owner - 33k Original Miles - Texas Car - 2.8L Inline 6 - 5 Speed Manual - Power Convertible Top (Please note: If you happen to be viewing this 1998 BMW 328i Convertible on a website other than our Garage Kept Motors site, it's possible that you've only seen some of our many photographs of the car due to third-party website limitations. To be sure you access all the more than 140 photographs, as well as a short start-up and walk-around video, and a link to BMW's accident-and-damage-free, low-mileage, one-owner Carfax history report, please go to our main website: Garage Kept Motors.) A magical car �€" Top Gear Magazine In a 2015 article entitled Driving all the BMW 3-Series, Chapter 3: E36 (1991-1998), writer Paul Horrell virtually bubbled over with praise for the E36: 'The cabin is lovingly made but delicate and unboastful. Everything's compact and concise �€" the vents, rotary heater knobs, the buttons, even the main clocks. But it all works beautifully. The seat is slim but perfectly supportive. It all sets the tone for a car that treads down the road lightly but with terrific precision. This really is a masterful suspension. The steering is just lovely, full of feel, perfectly proportional. It's not that high-geared but it just seems to follow your thoughts. And the car follows the steering, its motions precise yet somehow relaxed. There's not vast grip from the 225/5016s, but hey it's enough. The ride is a high-water-mark too. The little 24-valve six-cylinder engine is fabulously crisp. Not vastly powerful, no, at 170bhp, but happy to rev. Always eager to the throttle and sweet to the ears.' Offered here is a one-owner 1998 BMW 328i Convertible from the final year of the legendary E36 model series. The car is silver over light-gray beneath a black-fabric, power-operated convertible top. Since being manufactured in Munich and imported to the U.S., the car has traveled just 33,515 miles, fewer than 1,500 miles per-year on average. The car's superb condition shows every indication of impeccable maintenance in service to its only owner to date. The exterior Arctic Silver metallic paint is virtually flawless across the entire body, including the lower, bodyside ground effects panels. The clearcoat is consistent, and the shine appears almost factory-new. There is no damage anywhere on the sheet metal. The black-fabric convertible top is similarly free of damage or serious wear indications. The black rub strip that surrounds the car appears never to have rubbed anything. The chrome surround for the bespoke kidney-shaped front grille is perfectly shiny and undamaged. Lighting lenses fore and aft are clear and uncracked; the lightly smoked lens covering the quad headlights shows slight clouding. Characteristically minimal factory badging-including the blue-and-white (replicating the City of Munich crest colors) BMW emblems on the hood and rear deck, and the 328i model designation-is properly in place. Split-spoke factory alloy wheels (in excellent, undamaged condition) with BMW-logo center caps are mounted with Yokohama® S530 all-season performance tires. The car's interior is classic BMW, the perfect interpretation of what The Ultimate Driving Machine should offer its driver and passengers (although to be fair, there is little evidence here that a passenger ever sat in this car!) Gray-leather upholstery shows virtually no wear indications; the color is classic German, reserved, yet elegant. Sculpted door trim includes both light and darker gray panels. Very well-maintained medium-gray carpeting covers the cabin floors. The BMW-logo sport steering wheel frames a distinctly driver-focused dashboard, covered on top in dark gray. Instrumentation, vents, controls for HVAC and factory audio are arranged on a sweeping, black-faced dash segment, with outer portions angled toward the driver; the dark-gray portion of the dash facing the front passenger is free of all but

Vehicle Details

  • 1998 BMW 3 Series
  • Listing ID:CC-1512973
  • Price:$19,900
  • Location:Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Year:1998
  • Make:BMW
  • Model:3 Series
  • Exterior Color:Silver
  • Interior Color:Gray
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:33519
  • Stock Number:21GKM226
  • VIN:WBABK732XWET65772
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