Posts Tagged ‘320i’

WWPD – 1981 BMW 320i KA-T

June 12, 2016

Have you ever found yourself wondering how cars designed by a specific artist would appear? BMW has done a series of art cars, so you don’t have to guess at Andy Warhol or Roy Calder’s interpretations of their cars. If you were looking for Picasso’s take on a car, what make would you expect it to be? Citroen seems most likely, but the only car with his name on it is the Xsara/C4 Picasso, a small one-box design that doesn’t seem to take anything from its namesake – in fact, the first generation Fiat Multipla is one of the most surreal minivans, with abstract elements like relocated headlights and beltline. There’s also a Citroen 2CV that’s had its body rearranged in a sort of Picasso-esque interpretation of where the parts belong. However, if you’re looking for a Picasso-esque interpretation of a BMW, there aren’t many places to turn. Until now. Take a look at this 1981 BMW 320i for sale for $3800 in Milwaukie, OR.

1981 BMW 320i ka-t


Stanced Again – 1982 BMW 320i

February 18, 2014

While the E21 BMW 3-series shares significant responsibility for the 3-series being what it is today, E21s are largely ignored by enthusiasts. They suffer from heavy safety equipment, dubious aesthetics caused by that equipment, and low-powered engines designed with a primary goal of passing emissions standards and maintaining a semblance of driveability. That makes European market models – especially the 323i – much more appealing, and secondarily North American cars that have had European market parts retrofitted. You can find this 1982 BMW 320i for sale for $1700 in Normal Heights, CA.

1982 BMW 320i right front


Lingering Listing #2 – 1979 BMW 320i

November 15, 2013

As a continuation of today’s theme, you can find some pretty decent cars lingering on online listings sites. With all the great cars BMW has produced over the years, the E21 is an easy series to overlook. It has the unhappy position of filling the 2002’s shoes, which it did fine as a new car, but not so much as a classic. As such, it has 2002 power, but more weight from safety and smog equipment. It’s also a more muted driving experience than a 2002, having been upgraded to be a more luxurious car. All that considered, it’s still typical of BMW design and philosophy, so is worth considering if you’re looking for affordable alternatives. You can find this 1979 BMW 320i for sale in San Diego, CA for $3000.

1979 BMW 320i for sale left front