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Thread: My 1979 323i

  1. #1
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    1979 Karneolrot 323i

    My 1979 323i

    Hi!


    This is my 323i - bought it from Germany, just got it home to Norway
    • September 1979 build (facelift)
    • Karneolrot Metallic (really a pre-facelift color...)
    • 117800kms
    • 3 owners before me - the first had it for 23 years
    • Bilstein dampers
    • G-Power springs
    • Alpina-frontspoiler (not mounted due to transport)
    • Hartge manifold
    • Stainless steel exhaust (designed after Hartge system)
    • Recaro seats (not OEM)
    • BBS RS 7"x15" front, 8"x15" rear














  2. #2
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    1981 E21
    So clean. So proper. Perfect!

    wallpaper worthy...still drooling...
    Last edited by E21OG; 02-13-2011 at 04:26 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    1979 323i BMW. 2003 GTI 20 V Turbo
    I saw this car on Jerome's site....love the color and the BBS. Nice looking car.

    You car is in excellent shape, where did you find it...and what did you do to restore it?
    "..Horsepower is a measure of work done over time, or the rate at which work is done."




    http://www.cardomain.com/ride/579694/1


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    e24 m6/e83/e32/e34T
    my jaw literally dropped beautiful car man! love the color too!
    Me e34: 95/ 525iT____e83: 05/ x3 3.0____e24: 87/ m6____e32: 94/ 740i

    G/Fs e30: 89/ 325ix____e83: 06/ x3 M sport

  5. #5
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    Thanks! I'm extremely happy with it!

    Quote Originally Posted by jjgbmw323 View Post
    You car is in excellent shape, where did you find it...and what did you do to restore it?
    I've had a pic (see below) of this car as a desktop since 2008, as a "model" of how I wanted my 323i to look. Then in january - browsing a few used-car sites - this one showed up for sale in Germany. And since we only live once, I just HAD to buy it

    The first owner had the car for 23 years (1979 - 2002) but it was not used from 1984!!! In 2003 some one bought it and fixed all the stuff that gets ruined due to no use; hoses, brakelines, fueltank etc. The engine got a small overhaul (bearings and seals..).

    In 2006 there was a new owner who fixed a lot of the "optics"; new lights, chrome details, suspension, wheels etc. The paint is still the original.

    So I hven't restored anything (yet) - it's bought, not built

    Here's my desktop pic

    Last edited by Orjan; 02-14-2011 at 02:26 AM.

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    7th bmw 2003 325i
    absolutely beautiful I have a 1998 323is..

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    E21 320i 2.0ltr "79"
    the car looks New like it rolled out of the production line yesterday. i would be very happy with this purchase if i was in your shoes

  8. #8
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    E21 323i
    Wow, that's a cool story and a gorgeous car.

  9. #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by MelbourneE21 View Post
    the car looks New like it rolled out of the production line yesterday. i would be very happy with this purchase if i was in your shoes
    Nice purchase. I love the car, and the color. Mad Props to you....
    "..Horsepower is a measure of work done over time, or the rate at which work is done."




    http://www.cardomain.com/ride/579694/1


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    81 323i 86 535i 08 335i
    Simply perfect, gorgeous,
    80 B6, 81 & 82 323, 85 745i, 86 535i-all euro. 01 750iL Blk/Blk 08 335i

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    Duke - '82 320i

  12. #12
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    80 320is, 98 328is
    wow.

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    Goddamn!

    I'm in love w/ your car and that colour, especially in the first two pics, wowzers indeed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by EBMW21 View Post
    wow.
    I second that!!!!!! That's the only word that comes to mind!

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    76 2002, 82 320i, 325ci
    You had that out in the ice? Did the mirrors come painted that way? Sorry for the multiple questions.

  17. #17
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    1984 BMW 745i
    Unreal! I hope mines this clean one day

  18. #18
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    73' tii 79 320i 73'2002
    i think i need to clean my pants...


    any interior shots to finish it off?
    Last edited by tlapham; 04-27-2011 at 11:33 PM.

  19. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by ekr470 View Post
    You had that out in the ice? Did the mirrors come painted that way? Sorry for the multiple questions.
    The snow pics was taken when I moved it from one garage to another - 50 yards of winter use

    Mirrors were black from the factory, I do not know when they were painted.

    I have driven the car 500km the last week, and it is absolutely flawless

    And I love the "back to basic" feel of no powersteering and the absense of driving aids; this is indeed the ultimate driving machine

    A few pics;






  20. #20
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    e21/325, w124
    Gorgeous!

    Motronic M20B25 E21 Legion Page

  21. #21
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    1981 E21 323i
    Wow, very very nice.

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    I think the Alpina front spoiler is becoming my favorite airdam now.

  23. #23
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    e24 m6/e83/e32/e34T
    such a perfect car!
    Me e34: 95/ 525iT____e83: 05/ x3 3.0____e24: 87/ m6____e32: 94/ 740i

    G/Fs e30: 89/ 325ix____e83: 06/ x3 M sport

  24. #24
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    83 320i
    Great looking car. Glad you decided to buy it and realize your dreams vs just looking at the desktop.
    I'd rather be driving...

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    78' 320i
    hot lava

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