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  • Dustin Rittle

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    I have always been sort of fan of BMW and this car is no exception to that rule. I really like the wheel combo of this car. Sometimes i think people seem to forget that a wheel combo can make or break a car. I personal believe it looks wonderful on this car.. thanks for showing it off

  • Ae Neuman

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    not a fan of the silly stretched tyre look, though some retraint appears to have been applied in this case.

  • Tsvetan Tsekov

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    Me neither...also less comfort, less durability, doesn't make the car faster..otherwise the car is great. I love how the E21 handles and even the beautifully restored 318i that I drove a couple of years ago didn't have much power, it was still a great joy to drive and a reasonably quick little car. To me, the feeling in the E21 is much much better than in the E30. I still wish I had bought that one, but my "hobby fund" was completely dry. :D

    from Vratsa, Bulgaria
  • Guest (Bryan Reeves)

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    I own a schwarz 320is as well and love it. This car is tasteful and an inspiration to bring my front bumper in closer. Cheers, Sam.

    from Portland, OR, USA
  • Gary Groce

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    It's nice to see the forgotten BMW starting to get some attention lately. I have owned 5 E21's including one I bought new in 78'. I prefer the softer lines to the E30's. They are a joy to drive when maintained properly and in spite of around a million of them being produced, they are more rare to see today than the coveted 02. I should know, I also own a beautiful bone stock malaga 73' TII in addition to the 83' all original E21 s package I use as a daily driver. The 2 cars offer uniquely different driving experiences but are equally wonderful in their own respect. What's really fun for me is that my 27 yr old daughter Bridget owns and drives an exact twin of my 83's. It's the same car she took her drivers test in at age 16. Both are Henna red and 100% stock. How many dads can make that claim ?

  • Andrew Robertson

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    Great article and Well done. My E21 323i is sitting in the carport awaiting a resto. It took me back to when I had a '79 320i in silver, back in 1986. What a car. Kugelfischer injection, M10 high spec rebuilt motor, 4 speed, Simmons 3 piece Aussie wheels, Koni progressive lowered adjustable suspension, immaculate paint, front deep dish Kamei spoiler with soft rear bootlid lip as well. Interior in small check blue velour and That Smell. Too much happened in and with that car. Today a 323i sits ready to go but it is now a difficult proposition to do much with it. Most of the engine is sitting in the boot and a manual conversion is looming. It is rusty in spots and needs paint in many places, but it is 2014 and not 1984. Motivation to proceed with an E21 resto needs careful consideration as it is not a deemed classic yet, although I suspect that will change in years to come. A much unloved car in its time and when the M3 E30 turned up the 323i was relegated to the back blocks overnight. A manual and well presented 323i is still revered, even today but not well remembered enough to be worth much. Yet. Time will tell.

  • Antony Ingram

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    Great simple style to this one, and love the interior shot with the driving gloves. I considered buying an E21 about a year ago - this makes me wish I'd gone through with it.

  • Alex Dimen

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    Beautiful ride. if you're looking to restore the chrome windscreen surrounds you can use 3m aluminum tape. Found that trick on the e28 forums. Good luck.

    from Ashland, VA, USA