This next car is an interesting proposition (not a preposition….or a presupposition) because of its condition and price…but I’m going to start with an anecdote. A few decades ago I was offered a non-running E21 BMW for free. It also had expired plates and needed a tow, but the asking price was free-fifty and I […]
u won’t find many sub $3k BMW 3-series around from any year of production, the modern ones are propped up by the massively inflated “new” car prices and the older ones have become collectable classics. So it is nice to find one for a low price, even if it has some rust AND it “NEEDS WORK, may be minor or significant!”. How bad can it be? Find this 1982 BMW 320i E21 offered for $2500 in Uptown, NM via craigslist.
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. […]
Global sales of BMW’s first 3-series started in the 1975 model year and by the time they switched factory operations to build the E30 version in 1983, over a million examples of the E21 had left the shipping dock. Today’s next example is from the final year of production and has a cool set of black/white/grey stripes on the side, plus a manual gearbox. Find this 1982 BMW 320i offered for $6,200 in Torrance, CA via craigslist.
This next car comes from tipper Carter who writes: Maybe DT can have a contest for CL ads where there is something seemingly obvious in the ad that is completely unexplained. And, while this car isn’t as extreme as a Mustang on stoves, or an E30 3-series on logs, it is arguably more perplexing. Those other cars needed the scrap material as impromptu wheels/jacks/jack-stands, but this car is inexplicably sitting on 4 pieces of newish plywood. Afraid of getting the wheels wet? Trying to stay ungrounded? The tires have a bias for ply? Painting the driveway? Find this 2015 BMW 320i xDrive offered for $16,000 in Auburn, ME via craigslist.
The E21 generation BMW 3-series is sort of the forgotten little brother of the big cheese E30. Perhaps it is because the E21 never had a hyper-popular fanboy-drool-inducing M version, or Turbo graphic covered version like the 2002…but I dig the overbite fenders and sharp looking Hofmeister kink, and love the sport package front apron. […]
This next car is a celebration of Bracq Friday — a festival of the best stuff from French born automotive legend Paul Bracq. I know the days of getting a running/driving car for $500 are long behind us…and $500 will barely get you the parts to do your own brake job on a late model car…but […]
The E21 generation BMW 3-series is sort of the forgotten big brother of the big cheese E30. Perhaps it is because the E21 never had a hyper-popular fanboy-drool-inducing M version, or Turbo graphic covered version like the 2002, but the market for an E21 is affordable and they are simple machines…and that is a good […]
Global sales of BMW’s first 3-series started in the 1975 model year and by the time they switched factory operations to build the E30 version in 1983, over a million examples of the E21 had left the shipping dock. The E21 was not a cheap car when released, but the magic of depreciation made it […]
The E21 3-series is the middle child stuck between two BMW icons: 2002 and E30. The 320i was not a fast car when new and could be considered painfully slow by 2018 standards. The good news is that there are still sane asking prices out there for these unlike the newer E30. In addition, the […]