This is a 1983 Sapphire Blue 320i with 115k miles and a 5spd transmission. It is a beautiful, clean, very well-maintained example that gets driven often and lovingly. It is a driver quality car and I would love to sell it to someone who will keep driving it.
I have driven it nearly every day since I bought it in April 2018 and I have taken it on more than a few longer road trips without issue. The owner prior to the previous owner had it from the mid 90's through to 2017. He owned a body shop and repainted it the factory color with clear coat in '98 or '99 and fitted a euro motorsport front bumper and the rear spoiler you see in the photos. I was told that the rear spoiler is an OEM BMW piece that he ordered from BMW back in the 90's but I have no proof of that and I haven't been able to identify the piece without removing it. A lot of other maintenance was done at the time including fitting a new OEM clutch and rebuilding the sunroof. From that point through to when I purchased it, about 6k miles were added, and the car lived in a garage exclusively. I was told it was never even driven in the rain. I have since put on about 12k miles on the car to reach 115k where it sits today.
Additions/Pros: Zero rust. Bilstein shocks and HR springs all around Stock 13 inch steelies, currently on the car, all season tires bought late 2018 and have about 2k miles on them, and comes with two sets of BMW wheel caps Coco floor mats that I pulled from a parts car, they are not in particularly great condition. Euro OEM motorsport front bumper Euro OEM rear spoiler Complete sound system with a small sub in the trunk. Handmade wooden spare tire cover for the trunk 70% tint all around except windshield which just has a UV filter tint.
Parts that come with the car: 15x7 Euro BBS basket weaves in decent condition, far from perfect. Euro brackets for rear bumper if you wanted to do that conversion Extra fuel system parts, including a full set of injectors, lines, and fuel distributor OEM limited slip differential from a 320is, not installed. OEM rear sway bar from a 320is, not installed. The previous owner had a massive two 10 inch sub setup in the back that I still have if someone happens to be interested in rocking your neighborhood. OEM repair handbook, electrical wiring diagrams book, and original owners manual, including the original bill of sale from '83 and a bunch of other interesting paperwork. Extra stock style muffler, brand new, never used. Various exhaust gaskets Extra fuel pump relay (common failure point on E21's) Extra external fuel pump Too many assorted small bits and pieces to list.
In 2017 the entire Kjet fuel system was replaced by Korman Autoworks along with some other basic items below. I have stacks of papers documenting all of this. The following has been done since 2017, most of which has been done in the past 10k miles.
Ignition distributor Spark plugs Spark plug wires Ignition cap and rotor Ignition coil Exhaust manifold gasket Brake fluid flush Brake master cylinder Clutch master cylinder Clutch slave cylinder, with stainless line Transmission fluid Coolant flush Radiator Thermostat Rear diff fluid Front main crankshaft seal All four wheel hubs Complete braking system, including stainless lines and rebuilt calipers Valve cover gasket Valve's adjusted, oil changed four times , 15w50 mobil 1 synthetic Fuel distributor rebuilt Warm up regulator Cold start injector Fuel pump - external Fuel pump - in tank Fuel pressure accumulator Fuel filter Fuel injectors and seals Fuel injector lines Fuel tank vent lines replaced with fuel safe hoses (common e21 issue) Entire front suspension rebuilt, all bushings replaced with OE rubber except control arms and steering rack replaced with poly bushings. Battery replaced in 2017, trickle charger installed in engine bay. Hazard switch, it’s a common source of electrical gremlins. Main chassis grounding strap replaced with CaTuned wire Heater blower motor Accelerator pedal, throttle cable, and all pedal linkage bushings Oxygen sensor
Cons/Problems This car has been very good to me and very reliable, however it does have some issues.
Has a small exhaust rattle around 3500rpm A couple of rock chips on the front of the hood Multiple rock chips and blemishes on the front bumper Rear deck carpet is a little faded Dash is cracked but has a clean dash cap on it Driver seat has small tear in it Missing steering column cover, I had it off to replace a bunch of things and realized it was the source of a very annoying squeaking noise so I threw it in my shed and it was lost in a move. AC does not work. I was told the compressor seized at some point and the belt was taken off. All components are still in the car.
I highly encourage you to come see it in person if interested. Please feel free to reach out with any questions you may have, I could spit out tons of information about the car. Will provide more photos upon request. Price is negotiable.
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