As is the interior.
For example, the boot lid not only contains the unused tool kit but also the business card from Lewis BMW of Falmouth who supplied the car. The first aid kit is sealed too, and the spare wheel and tyres – a matching Michelin Pilot - has clearly never been fitted. The warning triangle is still there and lifting the (very good) carpet shows nothing other than solid, rust-free metal.
As for the cabin, it’s still in a showroom condition. Completely stock, the half-leather seats are still plump and clean and unmarred by even a suggestion of a crease.
Other goodies include lashings of walnut veneer, electric windows all round, a comprehensive trip computer, an electric sunroof, and air-conditioning.
The glovebox also still has the original white torch in it.
There are Sport, Economy, and Winter settings on the gearbox and the gear lever still has the original warning sticker stuck alongside it.
The only change to the factory specification are the red and green buttons on the steering wheel and the gadget screwed to the passenger side of the transmission tunnel. These are both part of a Race Logic gearchange system that allows the buttons to be used to change gear. The seller’s representative can’t remember how the system works but he has been in touch with the firm and they’re seeking advice from one of their retired directors, so all may be made clear soon.
If we’re being hyper-critical – and we do try to be as we know so many of you rely on the photos and descriptions in lieu of a visit in person – some of the fabric on the door cards has come loose. Presumably the glue has ‘gone off’ and let it ease away from the backing a little.