1996 BMW 328i Convertible E36 Auto

MODEL328i Convertible E36 Automatic
COLOURMontreal Blue Metallic
INTERIORSilver Grey Montana Soft Leather
LOCATIONHebburn, Tyne & Wear NE31

1996 BMW 328i Convertible E36 Auto

1 in stock

  • Extensive Factory Options 
  • Low mileage 
  • 2.8-litre 24v straight-six engine 
  • Electric Hood 
  • Special Order Paint 
  • M-tech suspension 
  • Please scroll down the page past the video to see the bidding and to read a full description for this BMW 328i



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  • Extensive Factory Options 
  • Low mileage 
  • 2.8-litre 24v straight-six engine 
  • Electric Hood 
  • Special Order Paint 
  • M-tech suspension 

The BMW E36 is considered by many to be one of the best-built vehicles to ever come out of BMW. It is reliable, affordable, and the handling is impeccable. In convertible form like this, the 3 Series is a stunning looking classic. If you wanted quality, practicality and fun, the BMW 3 Series Convertible was the default. For many that hasn’t changed 

History and paperwork 

  • Registered new September 1996 
  • Original sales invoice from Hexagon BMW  
  • Tidy document pack 
  • Extensive options pack – a copy is in the Gallery 

Owned by our vendor since 2021. Prior to that the BMW 328i was in one family ownership. 


  • BMW PDC (Parking Distance Control) 
  • Factory fitted Dual Zone air con 
  • Eighteen Button on board Computer 
  • Heated front seats 

The Soft Light Grey Montana Leather seats are all in good condition and the carpet and leather trimmed door cards are in equally decent order.  

The optional BMW Leather Sports Steering still looks good. As you can see the dash is free from cracks and sun damage, with optional passenger side air bag fitted. Inside the boot is very clean and is carpeted throughout. 

A nice touch is the period mobile phone holder complete with phone – that could probably still be made to work. Which is more than can be said for a modern iPhone once it gets to 18 months old! 


  • Beautifully finished in BMW Special Order metallic Montreal Blue 
  • Electrically operated matching Royal Blue hood in good condition 
  • The rear screen looks so good, we suspect that is new-ish 
  • BMW parking sensors at the rear 

This BMW 328i is in remarkable condition and looks very good. Is there any better looking four-seater convertible with the roof down, windows down, headrests up? Probably not for the money, no.   

The condition suggests it has been looked after very well. We’ve not been advised of any dents or significant damage on the BMW. We’re sure if we looked hard enough on any 27-year-old classic we’d find something. But from the images and the description from our vendor, it looks very clean and tidy. Our vendor was keen for us to tell you: “Very importantly the wheel arches are excellent”. 

The original BMW 16″ Type 30 alloys are in good condition. All glass, fixtures, fittings, lights and exterior trim look good too. To say that this classic BMW 328i has endured 27 British Summers, it does look rather good. It says a lot about BMW’s build quality. 


  • 2.8-litre 24v Inline straight-six engine 
  • 190 bhp 
  • Factory fitted M-Tech suspension 
  • Three driving modes, Economy, Winter and (of course) Sports mode. 

Martin tells us: “The 3 Series drives well and is much admired at car shows; in fact, on its first outing in my ownership it won Car of the Month at the NE BMW Car Club meet”. 

The straight six BMW 328i engine matched to the manufacturer’s renowned automatic box with switchable driving modes is a perfect combination for any situation. 

Bottom Line 

The 3 Series was the benchmark back in the day and the E36 convertible is still a great car by any standard. 

The build quality is excellent. The design is timeless. And the performance from the chassis, suspension and the 24v straight-six engine is sublime. This one has clearly been looked after and lasted very well. There are still a few of these around. It is uncommon to find one this good. If you’ve been looking for a good one, you’ve probably found it. Go on, you know you want to. 

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Vehicle Location: Hebburn,Tyne & Wear NE31– it’s the responsibility of the winning bidder to make collection / transportation arrangements directly with the vendor.

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Bidder Bid amount Bid time
s************e £2,500.00 2023-04-11 17:37:03
b************r £2,000.00 2023-04-11 11:45:15
g*************e £1,500.00 2023-04-04 19:57:02
i*****9 £1,000.00 2023-03-31 16:12:04
Start auction £1,000.00 27/03/2023 11:00 PM


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