Fancy a celebrity car? You'll struggle to find a cheaper one than this E36 323i, owned for 20 years by Van Morrison, now up for sale for £4,000.
The Northern Irish icon obviously has good taste, having run this 323i for the past 20 years, from new. With 46,000 miles on the clock, we imagine the BMW has been the star's run around between his numerous concerts across the world.
Certainly this 'little but often' use has stood the 323i well, as it now presents in fantastic condition, surely being one of the best E36 saloons for sale.
Unfortunately most non-M3 E36s find themselves in the 'old' rather than 'classic' stage of their life, often resulting in scrappages and unsympathetic owners. When the E36 does graduate to a classic however, this 323 will surely be one of the most desired around, not just for its star studded history, but simply as a good condition, low-mileage car in good spec.
The 2.5 litre straight six offers a useful 167bhp, which propels the car 60mph in a respectable if not amazing 9 seconds, undoubtedly slowed down slightly by the automatic gearbox.
While the E36 was an able handler and a good sporting saloon in BMW's best tradition, the model was most notable for its advancements in terms of refinement. With this specific car's auto 'box and smooth straight six, we imagine the car will make for an outstanding GT saloon.
The 323 seems to be in rust free condition, with an almost unmarked interior. A full service history has also been kept up by Van Morrison, who one would help wouldn't scrimp on maintenance. What's more, the car comes with a pair of sunglasses rumoured to be Van Morrison's own!
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