1973 BMW 3.0SI
Surprisingly few examples of the BMW E3 saloon – perhaps the most serious rival to the Jaguar XJ6 Series 1 and 2 – ever appear at auction, although another was offered the following day at Anglia Car Auctions. And while interest was expected to be strong, few could have imagined just how keen punters were on landing this unwarranted 25,000-miler. There was much to like and little to fault, with its bodywork, paint and interior all in fine condition. Recent specialist attention to the brakes and fuel injection system made this even more tempting, and some in the SWVA crowd clearly thought the same. Wonderful in so many ways, and well bought.