Pleased to offer this incredible restoration work of art on a stunning California BMW 3 series that was given an open checkbook as well as documented meticulously by the owner. This car was sold new out of Riverside California where it was delivered to Dr. Michael & Diane Sackett where it remained in their ownership and anticipating a move to Minnesota. They never moved and enjoyed the BMW for the next 26 years and compiling over 300k miles on this car. In August of 2011 Ward Good purchased the car and had it transported to Wyoming, Michigan where it was treated to a very extensive full restoration of the car to restore it to its glory and have a car that was properly brought back to life.
This process began quickly and with the help of a trusted German service center, German Automotive in Grand Rapids the car was stripped down and just about all mechanical, electrical, powertrain and drivetrain were gone thru and either replaced, rebuilt or restored. The body was treated to a glass, trim and seals removal and sandblasted and painted in its original color of Alpine White. Natural leather interior was replaced with a very similar setup that shows remarkable. All parts were ordered from the local BMW dealer or sourced from other parts centers and all being OEM parts. Car was featured from the factory as just one of 2,647 325ix produced in 1988 and less than 20% were believed to be sent over to the North American market. Car was nicely optioned with the following factory features; front spoiler, power sunroof, power windows, sport seats, heated front seats, A/C, cruise control, on-board computer, map reading light, BMW premium sound system, and M-sport leather steering wheel. The rare 5spd manual was also featured as many of the x series were upgraded with the automatic transmission.
The owner has documented, cataloged and photographed just about every aspect of this rebuild and the car comes along with an extensive stack of 3 ring binders full of receipts, service bills, pictures and history of this car. It is very impressive and a true love affair with this car. Yes, the car does show well over 300k miles on the odometer, but this car is as new as you could ask for and the advantage you have of buying basically a brand new 1988 is a rare and unique chance in history.