1983 BMW 320IS Turbo (E21)

Price: US $5,000.00 Item location: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: BMW
  • Model: 3-Series
  • SubModel: IS
  • Trim: IS
  • Year: 1983
  • Mileage: 210,019
  • VIN: wbaag3308d9006835
  • Engine size: M10 1.8 turbo
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Options: Sunroof, Cassette Player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1983 BMW 3-Series IS

With a long term project car nearing completion its time to put my current fun daily driver up for sale.
This is a 1983 BMW 320IS turbo that is and has been a reliable daily driver for me for nearly two years.
i purchased the car from the original owner, nice lady living in pittsboro. when i got the car i went through it very thoroughly and replaced anything it needed promptly. then i got bored with 100 horsepower so i decided to turbo it. i did so using all oem turbo parts including.
-mistu TD-04 13c turbo from volvo 740, sing stock 5 psi wastegate
-k-jet fuel injection setup from 83 volvo 240 with a b21t
-timing boost retard is accomplished using a vacuum advance/boost retard canister from 83 volvo 240
-Very large and efficient intercooler from Audi 200 quattro 20v turbo
-stainless turbo header for BMW 2002 turbo with stainless ARP manifold bolts
-i removed the oil pan and welded on a oil return for the turbo. while i had the pan off i put a fresh set of standard rod bearings in. the crank measured perfectly and had no scratches.
i tuned the turbo system and fuel pressures and timing to be reliable with no chance of detonation. it is tuned for 5 psi of boost using at least 89 octane fuel (i always use 93).
-innovate wide band meter installed and VDO boost gauge right next to it.
-the car boosts hard and the afr's starts at about 10.5 at very low revs at 5 psi and never gets leaner the 12.5 under wide open throttle . it cruises in 5th at about 14.8-15.5 at very light throttle going about 75mph. these are great numbers especially considering this is a entirely mechanical fuel injection system!
This is a factory IS model car which means it has the following
-3.90 Limited Slip differential 25%
-23mm front sway bar and 19mm rear. I just installed poly bushes on these.
-Recaro interior
-leather wrapped sport steering wheel
-BBS front air dam
-Sports suspension with increased diameter front stabilizer bar and the addition of a rear stabilizer bar
-dual operation sun roof (works perfectly and doesnt leak a drop)
-deluxe tool kit
-fog lights
-Most importanly it is has a Getrag 245 close ratio 5 speed! (i changed the gear oil to royal purple)
aside from all the turbo work i replaced tons of stuff on the car including.
-new bosch fuel pump assembly
-new fuel accumulator
-new continental fuel line throughout the entire car
-new fuel filter
-new injectors and stainless injector lines
-new radiator,water pump, hermostat and all cooling lines
-New cooling fan
-new high output alternator from a e30 318i including new poly alternator bushes
-battery was relocated to the trunk and all new cables and ends were installed
-new battery as of 2014.
-new reman starter
-new bosch red coil with taylor 8mm plug wires.new cap and rotor. NGK plugs gapped to .022"
-totally custom exhaust with 3" mandrel bent downpipe to 2.5" exhaust and magnaflow stainless muffler.
-new KYB gas struts all around
-new control arms and bushes
-new poly rack and pinion bushes
-ALPINA style 4130 chassis reinforcement was welded on below the radiator. this connects the ends of the unibody frame and reduces chassis twists under hard cornering
-the brakes have been totally rebuilt including
.new rotors pads and all lines for the front
.new drums,cylinders,shoes and all lines in the rear.
-has new 15"x8" zero offset wheels on it, he are hub centric and do not shake.
-new kumho tires. this car is extremely grippy and easy to drive at its limit.
-new driveshaft center bearing. changed the transmission output shaft seal at the same time.
-changed the diff oil to royal purple
-new front wheels bearings and seals,changed with rotors.
-new clutch master and slave cylinders.
-new engine mounts
-new strut mounts all around
-Regular oil changes using oem Mann filters and shell Rotella T5 semi synthetic 15-40.
-light window tinting
this car starts right up every time, rive great, tops great, andles amazingly. The transmission shifts flawlessly and doesnt make any noise. the engine never runs hot.
I drive this car about 60-70 miles everyday. it gets around 35mpg on the highway and about 28 Mpg mixed driving.
170hp, 30MPH top speed
all accesories work as they should. very hot heat.
ready to drive as is for years.
overall a very nice 35 year old car. A little bit of rust here and there,nothing bad.
interior is id say 7/10 very nice but some thread baring on drivers seat. Paint is 7/10 no dents whatsoever but not perfect.....a very nice vintage daily driver.
i am only selling this because i will start using my 1965 Ford cortina (lotus Clone) as a daily driver. this Bmw is cool But the cortina is much more interesting!
i work on and restore Vintage German cars for a living. the car will be at Transporter Werks in raleigh