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Rare 1979 BMW E21 320/6 - $21,995 (Roswell)

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Old Alabama near Holcomb Bridge Rd

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1979 bmw 320
VIN: 6664906
condition: excellent
cylinders: 6 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 62095
paint color: white
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: coupe
This first generation 3-Series—the E21—has become a classic and, dare I say, an icon. Offered for sale and showing 99,932 Km, or just 62,095 miles, this tidy example of a Solex carburettor Euro-market 320/6 (not to be confused with the more familiar US-market 4-cylinder, fuel-injected 320i) is even more so!

A few words of validation from BMW Group Classic: “The BMW 320 (E21), VIN 6664906, was manufactured on 13.12.1978 and delivered on the next day to the BMW importer in Italy. The original colour was “Chamonix”, paint code 085.”

A bit of history: By 1975, to keep pace with rivals Alfa Romeo and Lancia, BMW recognised the aging 2002 needed a successor. The E21 was quieter, softer-riding, better on fuel and better-looking inside and out. It was far more modern, comfortable, and with a vastly improved interior showcasing that fabulous driver-focused dash!

The car features rack and pinion steering, with BMW’s traditional McPherson struts up front and independent angled semi-trailing arms for the rear suspension. Braking was boosted and there are discs in front with drums in the rear to stop the optional Alpina-styled 5.5” x 13” alloy wheels. These have been refurbished by the current owner and fitted with NOS hub caps.

The body of this example is straight and clean, with no rust perforation and only slight imperfection in some areas. The paint is mostly original, and there is some evidence of respray by a previous owner. There is no evidence of bondo. There was a recent paint correction and ceramic treatment by the present owner.

The dash is mint with no cracks or splits, and the interior is all original with exception to the custom floor mats and high end retro-classic AutoSonik bluetooth audio fitted by a previous owner. Also, a genuine mahogany NOS Alpina shift knob was fitted by the current owner to replace the original OEM knob that finally succumbed to age-related wear during shipping.

A recent service included cleaning fuel lines, replacing spark plugs, and flushing the coolant. Although when the vehicle was acquired, I was told it had a completed and passed a PPI, I was not 100% satisfied with its idle, so I had it looked over again for good measure. Now she’s happy!

This was the car that turned me on to the brand as a teenager. I purchased it just six months ago with the intention of keeping it, but a home project has now taken priority. I believe I’ve priced it fairly (for less than I have invested) and I think when you see her, you’ll agree.

Deon

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