After the Baur convertibles with their bulky roll-over structures, the in-house 3-Series convertible, which made do with a strengthened windscreen surround instead, looked an incredibly clean design. And in a marketplace dominated by cluttered convertible designs, the E30 convertible did very well indeed. Available with a variety of engine options, the 318i version was the most popular in the UK, although the 325i came a close second. Rapidly disappearing from the UK’s roads, grab a good one now – values are bound to be on the up soon.
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Independent, MacPherson strut, coil spring
Independent, semi-trailing arm, coil spring
rack and pinion