Auction Watch: 1980 BMW 320is

Find this 1980 BMW 320is here on eBay bidding for $4,150 reserve-not-met with auction ending today (Monday) at 4:22PM Pacific.

From eBay listing:

Item specifics

Condition: Used Year: 1980
Mileage: 134,875 Interior Color: Black
Make: BMW Number of Cylinders: 4


Transmission: Manual
Trim: Is Body Type: Sedan
Engine: 1.8L Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Drive Type: RWD Vehicle Title: Clear
Options: Sunroof Sub Model: 320 IS, “Rare” California Car
Fuel Type: Gasoline Exterior Color: Black

Featured here, one of the rarest modern BMW automobiles produced: a
1980 BMW 320iS.  While E21 production numbers exceeded 1,000,000 cars,
the 320iS was a very limited model with manufacturing totals in the

This BMW features a rust free chassis and body, topped with an
immaculate interior and running gear with 134,875 miles. The car
exhibits great long term care, showing great paint, body rubber and
trim. The paint is original, the BMW roundels gleam, and the interior is
in great shape. The tool kit in the trunk is mostly complete.  The
sunroof and windows also operate properly – no worn out compononents…
In addition to being a well cared for, this BMW comes equipped with the
best of USA market equipment of its time:

  • Recaro seats
  • special front air dam
  • larger front sway bar + additional rear sway bar
  • Limited Slip Differential (3.91 to 1)
  • Special steering wheel
  • Llightwieght BBS wheels.

The package as a whole transforms a standard 320i into an agile,
rewarding machine. This Beemer WILL BE one of the most fun cars the
lucky new owner has ever driven.  Styling of this car contained elements
from Paul Bracq, who also styled the Mercedes Benz Model 600 Limousine,
the 230SL /280SL Pagoda, as well as the 220SE Coupe. These legendary
cars were styled in the 1960s and upon joining the BMW design team, work
commenced on the successor to the BMW 2002 / tii. From 1970 to 1975,
details evolved to become the finished product we now know : the
elevated trunk plane essential for better aerodynamics, the front grill +
nose treatment, as well as the “Hofmeister Kink” ( the rear side window
angle common to several BMW models). The BMW 2002 predecessor was and
is a great handling car, but suspension settings and chassis details
were optimized in the new design. Summary:  arguably the best USA E21
available today. Unbeatable condition, top specification and expert
service makes this car a must-have for the collector or enthusiast.

Please feel free to call or e-mail Evan with any specific questions regarding this vehicle 310-594-4224.

buyers, or if you plan on picking up in California you will be
responsible for full price of motor vehicle + tax, title, registration
(current or past due), smog *if applicable), transfer,DMV and all other
fees associated with the sale in California. This Beemer is turn key and
ready to be enjoyed now! The new owner will be pleased with the overall
outstanding  condition.

 This classic is also
available for sale locally and is subject to removal from the auction at
anytime should it be sold. If you have any questions call Evan at
310-594-4224 or email. Shipping can be arranged worldwide and expedited
quickly and inexpensively to your door.  Thanks for looking!