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BMW 318i (1981)

BMW E21 318i Cashmere Metallic 3rd hand H license plate Partially restored with new service (1981)
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1.500 €
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Manufacturer Model Year
Manual110174500 km
Country VersionLocation Color
DEDE-51069 KölnCashmere metallic

Vehicle description

Highlights and general information

For sale is a BMW E21 318i from 1981, painted in Cashmere Metallic, with fabric interior.


  • From 3rd hand, H license plate, registered and ready to drive, in a well-kept condition
  • New service was recently completed
  • Partially restored, according to the owner, just under €12,000 was invested. Rust was removed including the frame panels on the window, sill, trunk and engine compartment
  • Brake system as good as new
  • Beautiful color combination with sunroof
  • Owned by the current owner since 2013
  • Rare last series 318i delivered with BOSCH injection system and original cross-spoke rims
  • Engine with good compression values and low oil consumption
  • Sliding roof with new crank
  • New windshield with green wedge
  • Two exterior mirrors, electrically adjustable on the driver's side
  • Rev counter and digital clock
  • Retrofitted 5-speed gearbox
  • Many as-new parts such as fuel pump, clutch, exhaust, electrics with wiring harness and ignition, rubber seals, trunk cover
  • New brake callipers and brake hoses
  • CURRENT: New wishbones and new glove compartment handle (currently in the workshop)

General information about the vehicle

  • Year of construction: 1981
  • First registration: Germany, 1981
  • Location: 51069 Cologne, Germany
  • 3 vehicle owners
  • TÜV until 07/25
  • H license plate
  • Repaired accident damage
  • Registered
  • Ready to drive

Model history

  • The BMW 318i was introduced as a mid-range car in 1975. It was to become an important part of the German car manufacturer for the next few years. The first 3 Series E21 was produced from 1975 to 1983 and was the first BMW to be built in excess of 1 million units (1,364,039). This last generation BMW 318i with the Bosch fuel injection system replaced the 318 with carburetor engine, which was still available as the 316. Instead of 90 hp, it already produced 105 hp. The E21 318i was actually only intended for the export market and is therefore rarely found. To this day, the E21 is one of the absolute classics and a trend-setting model of the BMW 3 Series.


Exterior & interior:

  • Cashmere metallic paint finish
  • Interior in light-colored fabric
  • Rear, rear fender and C-pillar were repainted

Engine and transmission:

  • 1.8 liter four-cylinder engine with 110 hp
  • Manual gearbox
  • Last engine service in November 2023


  • 174,500 km. Mileage can be traced.
  • No checkbook


  • (German) vehicle documents, MOT and service reports, invoices.

Tires, brakes, body & underbody:

  • Tires: 70-90 %
  • Brakes: new
  • The underbody is rust-free
  • Please take a look at the photo gallery and videos to gain further insight into the condition of the vehicle.

Known defects

  • Repaired accident damage, the rear end was damaged. Repaired with new bumper
  • Seats need to be reupholstered
  • Please view the photo gallery and videos for further insight into the condition of the vehicle.


An overall well-maintained 1981 BMW 318i in Cashmere Metallic is up for auction. The vehicle, from third hand, with H license plate, was recently serviced and received a partial restoration with investments of around €12,000, including rust removal and a new brake system. With a mileage of 174,500 km, a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine (110 hp) and manual transmission, the car presents itself in good condition.

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Kickdown check

  • Kickdown photographer was on site
  • Video of the vehicle available
  • Milage trackable
  • Current service performed

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