I'm Matt and I'm a E21'aholic.
I've had this problem almost 15 years.
My habit-of-choice is a E21 Hartge H3 323i RS. Not just another E21 Hartge, but after 14 years of looking, I believe it's the only E21 converted by Hartge left on the Planet.
Having a one of one has it's beni's, I mean there's worse things a guy can be stuck with: like an E30 M3.
BTW, my car has the dogleg tranny, but it's attached to a 4:75 rear, which makes those long freeway drives feel like you've been sitting hours on those hard vibrating chairs at the fair while drinking a few Starbucks. The bright side is that falling asleep while driving isn't an option.