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RARE - BMW 320is - restored e21 - UPDATED PHOTOS - $9500 (hayward / castro valley)


1981 1981 BMW 320is

condition: like new
cylinders: 4 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 180187
paint color: silver
size: compact
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: coupe

Restored / Preserved E21 320is Polaris Silver

Due to medical issues I have to part ways with my 10 year long restoration project.

Shown recently at Radwood in SSF.

Nuts and bolts restoration. Clean California rust free wheel wells and body. Huge pile of receipts (over $15k), runs smooth, quiet, and powerful, no leaks. Includes the new alpina / michelin wheel set and also the original wheel set (with 95% tread tires).

One of 2500 "is" models produced featuring recaro seats, 3 spoke steering wheel, debadged trunk, LSD 3.91 diff, oversized sway bars, no air conditioning, leather wrapped shift knob, oversized toolkit.

Original carpet, both trunk mats & all 4 floor mats, owner's manual, service manual, OEM keys and original Weatherford key chain. Complete Heyco toolkit (pliers not shown in photo but I have them somewhere in the garage), original spare, jack etc. Also includes OEM BMW all weather mats (I keep the original carpet mats in the garage).

Equipped with rare OEM Euro parts; bumpers, instrument cluster (green/red tach 8k rpm), vented front brakes, euro lights.

Below is all the work done, parts replaced, upgrades, etc.

Paint & body
Complete glass out repaint, engine compartment, and underhood. 
Replaced:  rear window seal, trunk seal, tail light gaskets, sun roof seal, windshield gaskets, all trim moulding clips, wiper motor grommets.
Match painted mirrors and door handles, hood insulation, replacement under hood decals.
New Roundels
Euro import plates & frames

OEM Euro bumpers
Original Vintage Hartge Euro front valence
OEM Euro Valeo hi/lo headlights with Bosch inner fog lights & Euro turn signals

Rear battery relocation, upgraded alternator wiring
Rebuilt starter
Rebuilt alternator
New fuses, cleaned terminal contacts, dielectric grease on wiring connections
Upgraded engine grounding (known issue on e21's)

Performance resonated exhaust - 323i euro dual exhaust rear valence

Rebuilt Cylinder Head - new valves, stem seals, head gasket, bolts, manifold gaskets, intake elbow, timing cover gaskets, emission and idle air hoses

OEM Clutch replacement 18k miles ago.

Cooling system - radiator, all hoses, tstat, early fan shroud upgrade (not installed), water pump, low temp fan switch - intake manifold coolant lines.

New Fuel pump & WUR & frequency valve hoses, fuel , fuel distributor supply hose, under seat hoses.

Interior - reupholstered recaros, matching headliner and parcel shelf

Original BMW Cassette Radio (working)
New Polk 4x6 speakers front
New kicker 4x6 speakers rear
Discrete bluetooth and amplifier provides clean power to drive the modern speakers. The amplifier and bluetooth are hidden under the dash for a completely factory look. Factory fader still connected and working.
Dashcap (has not yet been siliconed into place)
Serviced window regulators, door lock actuators

Wheels Tires / Suspension
Replaced OEM Sachs Shocks front & rear (20k miles ago)

15" Alpina Wheels New Michelin tires (6/2019)

Rebuilt CV Axle shafts


323i Euro front vented disc brake upgrade, new Textar discs and Bosch premium ceramic pads, cleaned repacked bearings

Resealed blower fresh air diffuser

A great shark body bmw for fans of the E3, E9, E12, E24.
  • do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers

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