Yes, MY 82 is correct. Thanks markseven.
They made E30s in 1982, and deemed them 1983, just as they now make 2012 models in 2011... but did they make them in 1981, and deem them a 1982 model? Wikipedia notes the e30 was from 1983 to 1993, while our very own site notes the start of the model in 1982.
Anyhow, it seems a moot and insignificant point now. I will just have to wait until I see the car this weekend. Carry on.
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