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 of the E21 and features a […]
Instead of celebrating rampant consumerism of basic commodity goods at your local mall in the shopping frenzy known as Black Friday…we car folks enjoy a celebration called Bracq Friday where we celebrate the infamous French car designer Paul Bracq. This next car doesn’t look that old….right? But if I told you it was a 42 […]
The E21 generation BMW was the successor to the classic BMW 2002 (aka the 1600 or the New Class or the 02 Series depending on who is talking) and the first BMW to be give the legendary 3-series designation. Today’s E21 has a lot of good stuff going for it — first it isn’t some […]
This next car is a celebration of Bracq Friday — a festival of the best stuff from French born automotive legend Paul Bracq. International 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 […]
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. […]