1998 BMW 328i Convertible

$19,900

Body Color
Silver
Stock
21GKM226
Vin
WBABK732XWET65772
Miles
33,519
Engine Size
2.8L I6
Transmission Type
5 Speed Manual
Figure based on a stock vehicle with OH rates with $100/$300k Liability/UM/UIM limits. Rates vary depending on the state, coverage selected and other factors. Policies underwritten by Essentia Insurance Company. Some coverage and discounts not available in all states. Call 877-922-9701 to speak with a representative or apply online. Get Quote
Body Color
Silver
Stock
21GKM226
Vin
WBABK732XWET65772
Miles
33,519
Engine Size
2.8L I6
Transmission Type
5 Speed Manual
Figure based on a stock vehicle with OH rates with $100/$300k Liability/UM/UIM limits. Rates vary depending on the state, coverage selected and other factors. Policies underwritten by Essentia Insurance Company. Some coverage and discounts not available in all states. Call 877-922-9701 to speak with a representative or apply online. Get Quote

One Owner

Silver
Gray
2.8L I6
5 Speed Manual

1998 BMW 328i Convertible

- One Owner
- 33k Original Miles
- Texas Car
- 2.8L Inline 6
- 5 Speed Manual
- Power Convertible Top

(Please note: If you happen to be viewing this 1998 BMW 328i Convertible on a website other than our Garage Kept Motors site, it's possible that you've only seen some of our many photographs of the car due to third-party website limitations. To be sure you access all the more than 140 photographs, as well as a short start-up and walk-around video, and a link to BMW's accident-and-damage-free, low-mileage, one-owner Carfax history report, please go to our main website: Garage Kept Motors.)

“A magical car” – Top Gear Magazine

In a 2015 article entitled “Driving all the BMW 3-Series, Chapter 3: E36 (1991-1998),” writer Paul Horrell virtually bubbled over with praise for the E36: 'The cabin is lovingly made but delicate and unboastful. Everything's compact and concise – the vents, rotary heater knobs, the buttons, even the main clocks. But it all works beautifully.

The seat is slim but perfectly supportive. It all sets the tone for a car that treads down the road lightly but with terrific precision.

This really is a masterful suspension. The steering is just lovely, full of feel, perfectly proportional. It's not that high-geared but it just seems to follow your thoughts.

And the car follows the steering, its motions precise yet somehow relaxed. There's not vast grip from the 225/5016s, but hey it's enough. The ride is a high-water-mark too.

The little 24-valve six-cylinder engine is fabulously crisp. Not vastly powerful, no, at 170bhp, but happy to rev. Always eager to the throttle and sweet to the ears.”'

Offered here is a one-owner 1998 BMW 328i Convertible from the final year of the legendary “E36” model series. The car is silver over light-gray beneath a black-fabric, power-operated convertible top. Since being manufactured in Munich and imported to the U.S., the car has traveled just 33,515 miles, fewer than 1,500 miles per-year on average. The car's superb condition shows every indication of impeccable maintenance in service to its only owner to date.

The exterior Arctic Silver metallic paint is virtually flawless across the entire body, including the lower, bodyside “ground effects” panels. The clearcoat is consistent, and the shine appears almost factory-new. There is no damage anywhere on the sheet metal. The black-fabric convertible top is similarly free of damage or serious wear indications. The black “rub strip” that surrounds the car appears never to have rubbed anything. The chrome surround for the bespoke kidney-shaped front grille is perfectly shiny and undamaged. Lighting lenses fore and aft are clear and uncracked; the lightly smoked lens covering the quad headlights shows slight clouding. Characteristically minimal factory badging—including the blue-and-white (replicating the City of Munich crest colors) BMW emblems on the hood and rear deck, and the “328i” model designation—is properly in place. Split-spoke factory alloy wheels (in excellent, undamaged condition) with BMW-logo center caps are mounted with Yokohama® S530 all-season performance tires.

The car's interior is classic BMW, the perfect interpretation of what “The Ultimate Driving Machine” should offer its driver and passengers (although to be fair, there is little evidence here that a passenger ever sat in this car!) Gray-leather upholstery shows virtually no wear indications; the color is classic German, reserved, yet elegant. Sculpted door trim includes both light and darker gray panels. Very well-maintained medium-gray carpeting covers the cabin floors. The BMW-logo sport steering wheel frames a distinctly driver-focused dashboard, covered on top in dark gray. Instrumentation, vents, controls for HVAC and factory audio are arranged on a sweeping, black-faced dash segment, with outer portions angled toward the driver; the dark-gray portion of the dash facing the front passenger is free of all but vents. The front console hosts the shift lever for the 5-speed manual transmission with cupholders, power-window controls, light storage, and a fold-down armrest to the rear. Showing perhaps the only indication of use, the car's trunk lining displays some residual light stains.

Under the hood, the 2.8-liter inline 6-cylinder engine—renowned for its smoothness as well as its power—rests beneath BMW-branded engine cladding. The engine bay is extremely clean and absent of any indication of modifications. All factory components—including air conditioning—are properly in place. Viewed from below, the chassis is complete and undamaged. There is no indication of too-aggressive driving in the form of compressed metal. Dual exhausts share the same rear muffler. Befitting a car long owned in Texas, there is no rust.

All factory build and identification tags remain in place. The 328i's owner's manual is included in the sale.

While the more than 140 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase this '98 328i Convertible in detail from every angle, including from below, we expect and encourage in-person inspections at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. Please call to arrange an appointment in advance as our showroom is not open to the public. And feel free to get in touch anytime by phone or email if you have questions.

Top Gear writer, Horrell, summarized the E36: “This was the car that really built the reputation of the 3-Series.”

And as everyone knows, that reputation is absolutely stellar.

Estimated Monthly Payment

$248.05

Learn More

Contact us about this vehicle

CALL +1-616-888-3230

or

Fill out the form below

Message