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Old 12-09-2006, 07:15 AM
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So, where are all the E21 people?

First, to anyone who stops by while I am this...


Oh well, I guess they are out

Oh well...
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Old 12-09-2006, 07:25 AM
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Old 12-10-2006, 04:39 PM
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There are still a few out there.

Here's mine (I have another one, an Alpineweiss parts car).

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Old 12-10-2006, 05:14 PM
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Great photo Harry. How many miles and more photos!
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Old 12-11-2006, 12:22 AM
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Thanks! The car has around 250K. I'll post additional photos soon.

In the meantime, here's its older brother, my '76 2002 :

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Old 12-18-2006, 05:16 PM
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Hi Guys, I just got the call from FedEx shipping, my 83 320i will be here tomorrow afternoon. Finally! This has been in progress for almost 3 weeks so it will be nice when it is finally home. Of course, pics to follow soonest once it arrives...

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Old 12-18-2006, 05:24 PM
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Hi Guys, I just got the call from FedEx shipping, my 83 320i will be here tomorrow afternoon. Finally! This has been in progress for almost 3 weeks so it will be nice when it is finally home. Of course, pics to follow soo st once it arrives...
Congratulations! Can't wait to see. What are the specs and just out of curiosity, how much does Fedex charge for BMWs?
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Old 12-18-2006, 07:06 PM
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Congratulations! Can't wait to see. What are the specs and just out of curiosity, how much does Fedex charge for BMWs?
Hey Jonathan,

She's an 83 320i with 5-speed, sunroof, & A/C...Sapphire Blue Met w/beige int. Only 58,500 actual miles...original owner had it for the first 20 years, then sold it to a BMW mechanic on a trade for a 7'er three years ago. It's a rust belt car, but it has not been driven in winter or salt, and rarely in rain so the body is rust free.

I talked to the service department of the BMW dealership that did the PPI...the SA said it was the cleanest E21 that he has seen since they were new. The guy I bought it from told me later that the SA told him he would definitely buy it from him if I backed out for any reason.

The only deficiencies they found on the PPI were the V-belts need to be replaced. Also, there is some minor oil 'seepage' from the trans and diff. The SA said if I park it in the same spot for a year I might see a couple of drops of oil where it's parked. Bottom line, I asked him if he would have any reservations about buying it if it were his money...he said hell no, you ain't gonna see a better one than that.

I hit him up hard on the rust issue, I asked him if they found any rust at all during the PPI. He said the only rust they found was some light surface rust in front where stone chips had gotten down to bare metal. The SA said "I don't think the owner ever took it out of the garage." (ha...)

BTW, I paid $3k even for it...plus FedEx hit me up for $1200 from NY to KC. So already I am in $4200 total. I figured I could pay it up front for a low-mileage, reliable E21, or spend $1000 initially, and pay $$$ later to keep it running. I was planning on using Intercity Lines (board sponsor) but they wanted more than $200 additional. Also, FedEx (Passport) uses the same type of specialized equipment Intercity uses. I asked the seller about it after they picked it up last week, he said oh yeah, he had a nice truck...separate floors and partitions inside, all cars are closed-containers. Took exaclty one week to arrive.

BTW the build date is 1st Dec 82...the last month they made E21's.
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Old 12-18-2006, 07:22 PM
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Sounds really incredible. Can't wait for the photos.

Just don't count on too much a/c from the a/c. Neither of my E21s had a/c. In Europe it wasn't necessary but when the 2nd car came here I survived for several hot muggy summers w/o. Black with Black interior.

The ventilation system (w/o air) is really good though. It never bothered me to drive in it in the summer. I also liked the flat factory look of the dash.

I still have the BMW first aid pillow and warning triangle from E21 number 2.
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Old 12-18-2006, 07:42 PM
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Yeah, I know about the A/C. If I had a choice I would have gotten it without. Anyway, when I asked about that the previous owner said that the air is cold, but not ice cold...so, better than nothing, I guess. We will see.
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Oh pretty puuuhhhhllleeease??

Photos of your "new" E21 ........???
I can hardly wait to see these.
I spent my college years beating around in an E21 5 speed.
Damn that car made a lot of memories...
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Oh pretty puuuhhhhllleeease??

Photos of your "new" E21 ........???
I can hardly wait to see these.
I spent my college years beating around in an E21 5 speed.
Damn that car made a lot of memories...
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Red face Pics at Last!?

Hey guys, sorry I have never posted my pics. I had some problems for Herr 320i with the water pump back in early February, and recently (May 2007) for the clutch. I tried to teach my wife how to drive a stick, the old man gave up. So now I have to replace my clutch....

Anyway, here are some pics I took in December. Sorry for the long wait. I absolutely love my car, it is more fun to drive than my '03 540i/6. In fact I will am selling/trading in my 540 for a new 328. I can't bear it, but I never drive my 540i/6, it just sits in my garage waiting to go outside. I am always on my motorrad (Beemer) or my 320. The 540 has become a garage queen that nobody wants to play with....

Oh BTW, I am moving to Hawaii, I will take the (new) 328 and (old) 320 with me. The guys in Hawaii said bring the 540, not the 320 as it will rust in the salty air. But, I cannot bear to part with my 320...hope she will not start rusting from the sea breeze.

OK, pics to follow...again, sorry for the long delay...I appreciate your patience!

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OK! Jonathan!

R U happy now?!

Note, these pics were taken back in 12/2006. I have made a few minor changes since then. Put on OEM shift know (w/Roundel); put in OEM Sport Pkg springs; and Bilsten HD shocks.

As I stated, now I am replacing original clutch w/all OEM parts (clutch, PP, bearing, etc. etc.) But, she is really dirty now...a 100% Zaino treatment is in her near future.

I will try to post some update pics before I have her shipped to Hawaii in July.
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Ja, indeed I am happy. The car looks almost new.

And I'm jealous: I love Hawaii.

What island?
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Ja, indeed I am happy. The car looks almost new.

And I'm jealous: I love Hawaii.

What island?
I will be on Oahu, assigned to Schofield Barracks.
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Beautiful 320i, reminds me of my first BMW I had, it was the same color. Artic Blue Mettallic (Corrrect?) with the Tan interior. Mine was a 77 320i, unfortunately it had the auto trans.
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I will be on Oahu, assigned to Schofield Barracks.
I take it you are Army. I also assume that this is a good assignment. Good luck with your new post.
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Oh yah, it's a good assignment. Better than my last one (Tikrit, Iraq.) You're right, I'm in the Army.

The actual colour is Sappire Blue (or Saphir Blau in Bimmer-Speak). But yeah, it really kind of favours Arctic.

BTW, a friend of mine is offering to buy the car for $5500. I really don't want to sell it...at all. But it will save me $1000-1500 shipping if I sell it (Uncle Sam only ships one POV for you; you have to ship any others at cost.) Even though she is slow as hell...and old...and the clutch just went out as I stated...it is so much fun to drive. I really like the 'greenhouse' atmosphere, so easy to see all around you. I wanted to do some mild mods to it as well, like an LSD, sport exhaust, maybe a few more things. Not to mention I need a second car (not a new one though), for those days when I just don't feel like (or can't) ride the motorcycle.

I easily have $8k in the car all told...if I ship it that's at least $9k total. Also, some of the guys on the Bimmerforums Hawaii community thread advised against bringing an E21 to Oahu...they said it will start rusting quickly (due to the salty air.) (There is NO rust anywhere on the car at this point.)

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