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The 1982 BMW E21 320is

1982 BMW E21 320i

So in May of 2012 I purchased this garage beauty from a Older lady in Los Angeles. She had owned it since 1985 when it was purchased Certified Preowned. Couldn’t believe my eyes as to how clean the paint was and well kept. Certainly not withouts its defects but definitely above the rest of the E21’s out there. It was Cosmetically sound (very important for me since I hate doing body work, and messing with rust and mismatched paint colors etc.) but mechanically sluggish and unresponsive and unreliable (which is OK for me since I know mechanics and electronics). So this was the perfect project for me.

Specs:

  • CALIFORNIA CAR SINCE NEW
  • 1982 BMW 320i SEDAN
  • VIN: WBAAG3302C8376361
  • 1.8L M10 4 CYL ENGINE
  • 5 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION
  • 184,000 MILES
  • CLEAN CarFax Above Average Ratings

REPAIRS/MODS COMPLETED:

  • Authentic BBS Front Spoiler Painted
  • Front and Rear Bumper Tuck
  • New Front Grilles
  • New HVAC Control Panel
  • New Tail Lights Lenses
  • New Positions Lenses
  • New Bilstein Struts all 4
  • New BavAuto Springs
  • New Control Arms and Bushings
  • New DUNLOP 205/50R15 85V Tires
  • New Front Brake Pads and Rotors
  • New Rear Drum Brakes
  • New Water Pump
  • New Thermostat
  • New Coolant Hoses
  • New CARB Catalytic Converter
  • New Rear Muffler
  • New Battery
  • New In-Tank High Pressure Fuel Pump
  • New Fuel Pressure Regulator
  • New Fuel Filter
  • Full Tune Up, Spark Plugs, Distributor, Oil
  • Original DINAN Intake
  • Original Recaro 320is Cloth Bucket Seats
  • Original 15″ BBS GOLD Wheels
  • Rebuilt 3.91 LSD 320is Differential
  • Rear Sway Bar 320is
  • Sport Steering Wheel 320is
  • Porsche 911 Radiator and Electric Fan with Fan Controller
  • All Paint Body Panels match in paint except for BBS Front Spoiler

DEFECTS/FLAWS

  • Engine Oil Leak at Exhaust Manifold
  • A/C Condenser and Compressor Removed
    (Still have the Parts)
  • Random chips/scuff flaws on the paint
  • Exhaust tip will rattle occasionally
  • Haven’t Finished the Black Carpet Install
    (All Pieces are in the Trunk)

Ok so I’ll stop with all the teasing and give you some pictures! Ill even throw in a video for you.

***UPDATE*** 7/20/2017 – I’m thinking of selling my car for the right price. Anyone interested can contact me at bavtekinc@gmail.com – Phone/Text: 951-522-4032

 

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