Obviously, I’m a bit partial towards E21-series BMWs, but this one just blew me away. Said to be a low-mileage survivor locked away in a suburban garage until just recently, it sports a one-year only color and remains in completely stock condition. Find it here on CarsForSale.com with no price listed.
From the original steel wheels to the stainless steel exhaust tip, not much has changed on this 320i since it left the factory in the late 70s. It’s rare to find one that hasn’t at least been lowered slightly, and although my preference is for cars to have a bit of a drop, this one does look great at stock height. Though originality is what you’re paying for, the seller has left some issues unaddressed, like a cracked original windshield.
The tiny four-cylinder was never a rocket ship, but it delivers decent performance in a light-weight package like this 320i. A compression test revealed excellent numbers, and the seller has done some basic servicing to ensure it runs as reliably as it did when new. A new fuel pump and filters, water pump, radiator hoses, clutch master and slave cylinder round out the list of recent maintenance items.
As you would expect, the interior looks fantastic. The bus-like steering wheel would be quickly replaced with a three-spoke unit from a sport package car if this example were mine, but otherwise, I wouldn’t change a thing. The dash is un-cracked, which is hard to find in cars this age. Though the price isn’t listed, I suspect this preserved 320i won’t go cheaply. When’s the last time you saw an E21 this nice?