Recently restored BMW 325is meets sticky end

Recently restored BMW 325is meets sticky end

BMW Group South Africa has recently been restoring some of its locally-built automotive icons. Last year they completed a 333i: that now much sought-after alternative to the original E30 M3 that was never made available on our shores. In May of this year the BMW Rosslyn plant finished off an E30 325is – a car known colloquially as the Gusheshe.

It was clean and silver and made all the right noises according to some of the local motoring journalists who got to drive it. Anyway, today it was involved in a serious incident – what appears to have been a head-on collision.

The 325is after the crash

Details are sketchy at this moment in time but according to BMW South Africa Group Product Communications Manager, Edward Makwana, “the car was involved in an accident while being moved from an event and back to our storage facility in Pretoria. We [BMW Group SA] are investigating further.”

Whatever the cause it remains a sad day for the South African classic motoring scene. – Thomas Falkiner (Pics: Twitter)

The 325is shortly after restoration was completed