BMW 328i Convertible (E36) Manual

£ 14,500

31,793 Miles
1998 / R
Exterior Colour:
Montreal Blue Metallic
Interior Colour:
Light Grey Montana Leather
5-Speed Manual


The E36 was the third generation of the BMW 3 Series, produced between 1990 and 2000.

Initially launched as a 4 Door Saloon, followed by the coupe, convertible, Touring and Compact.

The multi-link rear suspension was a significant upgrade compared to the previous generation, All-wheel drive was not available for the E36, unlike the previous (E30) and successive (E46) generations.

The E36 was named in Car & Driver magazine’s 10 best list for every year it was on sale.

Development of the E36 began in 1981 and the exterior design was heavily influenced by aerodynamics, specifically the overall wedge shape, headlight covers and smaller wing mirrors. The lead designers were Pinky Lai and Boyke Boyer.

Launched in October 1990 with a press release in November and market launch in early 1991.  The Convertible and Coupe body styles joined the range in 1993 and the Touring in 1995, as the Touring version of the previous generation (E30) had remained on sale until April 1994 alongside the E36 saloons and coupes.

The E36 chassis was all new, using the “Z-axle” multi link rear suspension proven in the 1989 BMW Z1 and designed with rear toe-in to minimize the oversteering characteristics of the preceding generation.

Available safety equipment included a driver’s airbag, passenger airbag (from 1993 production) and side impact airbags in later models, ABS braking and stability control (“ASC +T”). 



Presented in original condition, this example has resided with its second owner for the past 19 years.

Largely unused during his ownership, even more so in recent years, it is delightful to discover not only an original, unmodified E36, but also one that presents with its original factory paintwork.

Now a 26 year old car, it probably doesn’t look much different to when the previous owner bought it at 7 years old !

Some marks are evident as you would expect given its originality, age and mileage, but this car has enjoyed a sheltered life, in the preceding 16 years its covered just 1,800 Miles.

We have now extensively recommissioned the car, along with all the expected service items and fluids it is now ready to be enjoyed with 4 new tyres, new brakes all round and extensive detailing of both the original factory paintwork and interior.



Montreal Blue Metallic

Light Grey Montana Leather


Fully Automatic Soft Top in Dark Blue

Automatic Air Conditioning

Front Centre Armrest

BMW Business RDS Radio/Cassette

6 CD Autochanger

Full Colour Coding

Front Fog Lights

Auto Dimming Rear View Mirror

Rear Park Distance Control

On Board Computer


Service History

Supplied New by Evans Halshaw BMW Tring on 9 April 1998

Oil Service by Ashridge BMW on 5 May 2000 9,140 Miles

MOT 10 April 2001 @ 12,183 Miles

MOT 8 April 2002 @ 15,474 Miles

Inspection I by Specialist Cars on 11 March 2003 @ 18,340 Miles

MOT 7 April 2003 @ 18,895 Miles

MOT 30 March 2004 @ 25,811 Miles

MOT 14 April 2005 @ 27,898 Miles

MOT 1 June 2006 @ 28,741 Miles

MOT 25 June 2007 @ 29,975 Miles

MOT 3 September 2008 @ 30,010 Miles

MOT 24 March 2014 @ 30,253 Miles

MOT 15 April 2015 @ 30,763 Miles

MOT 5 October 2017 @ 31,460 Miles

MOT 1 July 2019 @ 31,497 Miles

MOT 23 October 2023 @ 31,546 Miles

Inspection II by East Midlands Service Centre on 21 December 2023 @ 31,699 Miles

2 Owners


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