Classics, passion for the past

1977 BMW 3300 E3

£ 89995

Body Sedan
Odometer 65121
Fuel type Petrol
Engine 3.3L
Transmission Automatic
Exterior Color Grey metallic
Interior Color Black
Upholstery Leather
Steering Rhd
VIN 3070205
Chassis 3070205 was manufactured on 18th January 1977 and delivered to the UK importer, BMW concessionaires GB Ltd, on 26th January 1977. It wears its original colour Anthracite Grey Metallic, paint code 055 as confirmed by BMW archives.

DVLA records show it was initially allocated to Blue Bell Garage (Wilmslow) Limited, Cheshire which now trades under Halliwell Jones BMW however it was later transferred to Rydale cars in the West Midlands who were the selling agents and did just that, first registering the car on 1st May 1977, registration mark ROA 750R, the original plates are still with the car with Rydale cars stamped on them.

The first owner was GKN Group services ltd and this sports limousine was just one of its chauffeur driven cars to transport the then group chairman Sir Barrie Heath.

On the 22nd October 1980 Tony Gladwin purchased the BMW from a Rover dealer in Redditch called P J Evens, The BMW came with a 3 month guarantee which is on file along with its dealer sticker. The mileage at the date of purchase was 30,900. Ownership was much enjoyed for the 3 years where the car then covered most of its further mileage up to 1983 at 61,899 miles. As a company car came into favour the BMW was used less and less and eventually found its way onto axle stands in a heated garage and stood from 1991 until 2013 at which point due to a kitchen extension encroaching on garage space the car was sold and found its way to us.

In excellent original condition already the car was carefully recommissioned by our BMW technician of 30 years and sold to its 3rd owner Mr David Davies at 62,904 miles who has further improved its mechanical condition and enjoyed showing the car at BMW events and the NEC motor show where the car has been hugely admired by fans and collectors alike.

Having had limited paperwork Mr Davies has further compiled a fantastic history file having made direct contact with Mr Gladwin, the DVLA and BMW archives which makes for fascinating reading and opens the door to verify and understand how this very special Lia has stood the test of time and now remains as the best RHD example in existence.