Motorcar Studio is pleased to offer this beautifully restored 1982
BMW E21 320i. When the E21 debuted in 1976, it ushered in a new era
for BMW as the first 3 series. Offering a more refined driving
experience than the aging 2002, the E21 directed BMW's design
language for the next two decades. Although relatively expensive in
the U.S. market, the 320i was a sales success due to its excellent
driving dynamics and build quality.
While is has become commonplace today to find 2002s that have been
restored to a high level, it is much rarer to find an E21 that has
been restored with such attention to detail. This example has been
with the same owner for over 30 years. First it was a daily driver
for many years, but he was so fond of the car that he embarked on a
nut-and-bolt, no-expense-spared, photo-documented restoration to
the highest standards. It now presents as factory fresh and is
truly show / collector quality.
This BMW was stripped down and repainted in its original color of
Hennarot, a red-orange not often seen on E21s - finish quality is
excellent. The drivetrain was rebuilt front to back, the interior
was refreshed top to bottom in correct materials, hardware was zinc
plated, even details like the sunroof track and antenna hardware
were thoughtfully addressed. The dash is perfect, the glass retains
correct BMW markings, the tools are complete and restored. Every
rubber, gasket and piece of trim was renewed. Because the car was
stripped to a bare shell before paint, the engine bay and underside
were able to be detailed to a like-new standard.
Under the hood, the stock, fuel injected 1.8 liter M10 engine was
rebuilt - it starts easily and makes good power. The five-speed
manual transmission shifts smoothly and the car is comfortable at
highway speeds. Five matching 13-inch alloy wheels are wearing
The time and detail that went into restoring this car is simply
amazing - this is surely one of the nicest E21s available anywhere,
and is a must have for the BMW collector or enthusiast. Original
books, records, restoration photos and a clean CarFax report with
no accident history accompany the sale.
For more information about this exquisitely restored 1982 BMW 320i
for sale at Motorcar Studio in Atlanta, please call
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