History hasn't been kind to the E21. I haven't seen one in years. But, back around 2000 I saw one in pristine condition in, of all places, a community college student parking lot.
One piece of trivia is that the European-spec' 320i had an in-line six cylinder engine, where the U.S. spec' 320i had a four cylinder engine. In-line six cylinder engines are inherently smooth, and make a better sound (bark instead of a drone).
Although the E21 was the first "3 Series," the "two-door sports sedan" was defined by the E10, the car that saved BMW from being a division of Daimler-Benz.
This particular E10 was built by BMW Classic, the restoration division of BMW, around 2003 from a shell and new parts.
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