Bracq Saturday: 1978 BMW 320i E21

Instead of celebrating Cyber Stalking Saturday or whatever nonsense holiday big or small business has dreamt up to make us spend money on the Saturday after Thanksgiving…we will continue to celebrate Bracq Friday. If you stopped me and asked “how old is this next car?” — I would not be quick to say 43 years. It doesn’t look that old…because 50 year old cars shouldn’t be daily driveable? Imagine driving a car from 1935 when this car was new… wouldn’t have been at all a similar experience. But here we’ve got a car that will drive and behave like a slightly more rattly version of a new 3-series. And that ain’t a bad thing. Find this 1978 BMW 320i E21 offered for $10,750 in West Los Angeles, CA via craigslist. Tip from Mark.

From the seller:

1978 bmw 320i
VIN: 5413645
condition: excellent
cylinders: 4 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 94000
paint color: red
size: mid-size
title status: clean
transmission: manual
Very Clean and Rare E21. This car has been part of a collection and we are ready to let this one go.

It has had everything sorted out including cold A/C and the entire fuel injection has been professionally serviced. The interior is very clean and the car runs great. There are a few 1 inch round dings on the trunk and the roof of the car caused during storage from the previous owner but the paint is overall very good. The dashboard is nearly flawless. Perfect headliner. Sunroof works great. Everything Works!

This is a 2 owner with no previous accidents.
The timing belt was replaced about 3 or 4 years ago and 4 or 5000 miles were put on the car since then.

94,000 Miles
Always garaged
2 owner car
4 Speed manual
No Leaks
All the fluids have been replaced

This car is one of the good ones. A Gem.

Here’s a link to 150 photos of the car.

See a better way to drive something red?