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1979 320i Antrazitgrau - Danny043 - Netherlands

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1979 320i Antrazitgrau - Danny043 - Netherlands

Post by Danny043 » Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:52 pm

Hello everyone, it's been half a year since I bought my 320i, but I never posted it here in the international section. So here goes :launch

When I bought it back in February:

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Some pictures at Scheveningen beach:

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Just washed the 2 sharks:

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And last summer in Prague:

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That bumper looks like a bench:

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Indeed it does:

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So what does this 320i have to offer, besides ... uh, bumpers?
5 speed gearbox
tacho
pop out rear windows
air conditioning
lots of cracks in the dash
and now equipped with 15" BBS Mahles

It hardly has any rust; surface rust, not rotten. I want to give it a full respray, because it has minor rust on almost all panels, esp the roof.
It handles really well, but it's pretty lazy compared to the 318i. Revs slower, and has a longer differential. I want to convert it to euro spec and swap the front bumper.
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1979 320i Antrazitgrau US spec
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Re: Danny043's 320i USA model

Post by Jeroen » Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:06 pm

Now finally there are the photos :D One of the very few US E21's in Holland I guess, and even though you have some work coming up the car does look very good. In fact, you beat me buying it and you got yourself a good deal. Can imagine you want to remove the US rubbish while you are at it. Enjoy!
Regards/groeten, Jeroen

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Re: Danny043's 320i USA model

Post by jimbob » Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:45 pm

those bumpers are huge
car looks much better now with the bbs wheels
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Re: Danny043's 320i USA model

Post by Danny043 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:49 pm

Here are some pictures I took at Scheveningen beach a while ago:

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1979 320i Antrazitgrau US spec
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Re: Danny043's 320i USA model

Post by Danny043 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:56 pm

I'm breaking my green 318i and also bought a parts car, a 320\6:

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And a 4th E21 from forum member Menno Huisman:

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Re: 320i Antrazitgrau US model

Post by Danny043 » Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:57 pm

Today I washed my car together with a friend and his Cinquecento:

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And when it was time to go to a nice location for more pictures... Ah well:

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I also changed the spark plugs and cables, and it runs smooth as silk now!
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Re: 320i Antrazitgrau US model

Post by E21meister » Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:11 pm

US-spec bumpers are a guilty pleasure of mine; I'd keep them on if I were you! The more I look at them, the more I like them, the more I think of fitting a set to the bride, along with the square headlight grills and rear window louvre on the wall of my workshop.
Those grills keep looking at me and whispering 'fit us, fiiit uusss...' :D
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Re: 320i Antrazitgrau US model

Post by Danny043 » Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:57 pm

Hehe, I have a double feeling when it comes to the bumpers. That front bumper ruins the beautiful sharknose, and the rear bumper puts the number plate in a weird position. But all in all they make the car look special, in a good way :thumbsup

Square headlights are a no, no, NOOO!!!! :hammer
And if you want, I have some Kamei air vents that look really, really wrong:

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Re: 320i Antrazitgrau US model

Post by raseeda green » Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:03 pm

Good to hear from you again... You have shark nose meet, cool.. :D
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