1981 BMW E21 320IS (true factory IS) daily driver quality.
Price: - Item location: Portland, Oregon, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: BMW
- Model: 3-Series
- Year: 1981
- Mileage: 161000
- VIN: wbaag3304b8022338
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Transmission: Manual
- Vehicle Title: Clean Want to buy? Contact seller!
1981 BMW 3-Seriesits a 81 320is thats a current reliable daily. its a true "is" and still has all of the "is" stuff plus some nice aluminum strut braces and a nice vintage ansa exhaust system from the 4-2-1 header all the way to the rear muffler. it has bilstein sport struts and hnr springs. it also has the alpina chassis stiffening mod done to the front of the frame rails, that along with the other suspension goodies makes this thing handle very well!the interior is very nice and has the original leather recaros' although there is some tearing on the bolsters. the sunroof works perfectly.i removed the door panels to clean and lube all inner moving parts, everything works smoothly!it has a period correct working blaupunkt sacremento am/fm cassette player but does need to be hooked up. it has new alpine speakers already installed.the factory limited slip works very well and is really fun on wet roads! it has the getrag 265 5 speed overdrive trans which shifts perfectly and makes no funny noisesclutch is strong and has no chatter.heat and climate control works perfectly, the rear defroster also works!wipers work smoothly, intermittent setting works as does washers.
i just changed the oil using total 20-50 racing and installed some new spark plugs. it runs very well
i picked this car up on a whim when my gf's car got stolen and im debating whether i want to basically restore this car or sell it before i sink more money into it.
the only problems the car has are some blue smoke on decel and sitting at stop lights which indicates worn valve seals and it has some rust around the tail lights and a bit in the b pillar. the rest of the car is very rust free. i made no attempt to detail or hide and flaws with paint. what you see is what you get. i am located in portland oregon. the car has a clear washington title and can be driven reliably right now!
heres a couple links to quick videos of the car. one shows a simple theft deterent i installed the other is just me driving on the highway.
highways cruise https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjcKteKgL2E