2002 BMW 325 CI Convertible
The origin of the logo as a portrayal of the movement of an
aircraft propeller, the BMW logo with the white blades seeming to
cut through a blue sky, is a myth which sprang from a 1929 BMW
advertisement depicting the BMW emblem overlaid on a rotating
propeller, with the quarters defined by strobe-light effect, a
promotion of an aircraft engine then being built by BMW under
license from Pratt & Whitney. "For a long time, BMW made little
effort to correct the myth that the BMW badge is a propeller"
(quote by Fred Jakobs, Archive Director, BMW Group Classic). It is
well established that this propellor portrayal was first used in a
BMW advertisement in 1929 - twelve years after the logo was created
- so this is not the true origin of the logo. In actuality, it
depicts the clops of the Bavarian flag.
For consignment a 2002 5-speed manual version of the 325ci, and
it's a convertible! Purchased by our consignor after spending 3
years looking for the right car to enjoy and so his son could learn
the forgotten art of driving stick shift, fully serviced and ready
to go this entry level German sports car is well preserved and
maintained over the years and only 87,841 original miles...WOW! The
car presents well and is very clean.
The sleek aero sculpted steel exterior is bathed in Steel Blue
Metallic which is all looking nice. Save for a few scratches here
and there and a small dent it is looking in excellent condition.
Nice tight gaps and aerodynamically designed grille and headlights,
integrated body matching bumpers and smooth framing for the windows
allow this car to slip right through the air that gets in its way
going forward. The iconic dual kidney bean grille surrounded by
some highlighting chrome is fronting the way otherwise the car is
clean and free from embellishments. A black canvas top is on and is
also in very good condition with a glass rear window. Nice 16-inch
wheels are on in alloy form and wrapped by nice tires with plenty
of miles left on them.
Gray leather covers the front buckets and rear bench which is a 2
plus 2 setup. These seats are all very clean and in excellent
condition. Plenty of power conveniences abound inside with power
adjustable seats, windows, locks and mirrors. Fitted into the gray
center console is the 5-speed leather wrapped and wood knobbed
shifter and the power window switches. As the console melts into
the dash we see a litany of push buttons for the power top, seat
heaters, and electronic climate control and resting above this
technological marvel is a Sony AM/FM/CD player. The instruments are
analog and digital panels and are within eye level of the driver
behind the steering wheel and are highlighted by a nice wood burl
inlay that stretches across the dash. This inlay also appears on
the doors, adding some class to the molded and contoured gray
vinyl. Gray carpeting is on the floors and all is very nicely
preserved thanks to the very nice black and white Coco floor
German engineers just love plastic covering panels, and the engine
has many to look at. Along with the power plant, which is a 2.5
liter inline 6 cylinder, and like the rest of this car is
wonderfully clean. It is fed by EFI and a 5-speed manual
transmission is within these confines too. A 3.46 geared rear axle
rounds out our precision-built drivetrain tour.
Underneath has a peppering of lightly corroded aluminum parts,
factory original exhaust, and solid black undercoated floor pans.
Amazingly only minor road dirt is on the suspension, (4 wheel
independent), and is very clean for the cast parts that make it up.
Power disc brakes are on all 4 corners all pristine.
A fun driver with lots of power, rail-like handling, bias free
panic stopping, and all working just great for all the functions.
Shifting through the gears enhances the driving experience and
makes you feel as one with the car. Sadly, the power top would not
go down for our drive, so instead we enjoyed the chilly A/C while
surrounded by leather bliss.
A very well kept and pampered, lower mileage toy in this 235ci
convertible from 2002. Nice paint, clean light gray interior and
plenty of power conveniences along with the benefit of a manual
transmission. A glimpse of luxury/sport, and well within affordable
range so the everyday driver can now be within reach of all price
wise. Our consignor's son doesn't realize what he's missing!
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.