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jdench   Posted Tuesday, May 9th 6:08pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 38

Sussex, UK
1979 E21 323i, 1998 E36 323i touring
I have just seen my first e21 of the year! this morning going north on the A21 at hurst green, I saw a very clean looking white 320, on an X plate. If this is anyones car then say hello!
This has given me a bit more energy to complete my 323, It is back on it's wheels now after having new rear subframe bushes. just waiting for the radiator to turn up from Germany and I will be all set!

sunbeam***   Posted Tuesday, May 9th 7:06pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 154
wirral UK
1982 323i
I've not seen an e21 on the roads for about 2 years!
Glad to hear yours is nearly ready, saw your car on e-bay,are you the new owner or were you trying to sell?

paul dyer   Posted Tuesday, May 9th 11:15pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 11

manchester england
1977 rhd 320i/4
The last e21 i spotted was a silver one on the m53 about four months ago when it overtook my works van..

jdench   Posted Tuesday, May 9th 11:40pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 39

Sussex, UK
1979 E21 323i, 1998 E36 323i touring
I am the new owner, the bloke I bought it off didn't have the time to finish it, but the previuos owner had it for 18 years. In it's strip down we have discovered a few little nasty surprises, like the thermostat, which had no inner, which is why I have had to get a new radiator.
Fired it up today with the old rad on, and boy did it sound nice!

blair winter   Posted Friday, May 12th 1:37am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Junior Member
Post nr. 1
Oregon, USA
'81 323i, '70 2002, '97 540i/S
Still reasonably plentiful here in the States. We've got one next door - and a couple in our local sports car club.

davethedog   Posted Friday, May 12th 3:38pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 92
Northants, England
E21 320
I very rarley see any in the UK. So when I do I always take a piccy on my phone. Here's the last two the first is a 320/6 I saw on the M20 coming back from the chunnel. The second a Baur convertable I snapped in Sainsbury's Car Park, whilst on Holiday in Truro, Cornwall.

kpeters   Posted Friday, May 12th 5:47pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 760
San Jose, Costa Rica
1981 320/6 Kastanienrot-Metallic 5spd
Nice that 320 is same color as mine

melloh   Posted Saturday, May 13th 4:26am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 376
California, USA (San Jose)
1980 320is, 1991 318is
Nice. I'm also impressed by the picture quality your phone takes!

kpeters   Posted Saturday, May 13th 10:16am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 761
San Jose, Costa Rica
1981 320/6 Kastanienrot-Metallic 5spd
melloh wrote:
Nice. I'm also impressed by the picture quality your phone takes!

Yup me too!

davethedog   Posted Saturday, May 13th 2:19pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 94
Northants, England
E21 320
Yeah it is good. It's only a freebie Sony Ericcson K700i. It's quite an old phone iv'e had it over a year now.

kpeters   Posted Saturday, May 13th 9:09pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 762
San Jose, Costa Rica
1981 320/6 Kastanienrot-Metallic 5spd
davethedog wrote:
Yeah it is good. It's only a freebie Sony Ericcson K700i. It's quite an old phone iv'e had it over a year now.

I wnat a K750i but its too expensive currently i have my old trusty T610

jdench   Posted Sunday, May 14th 12:23am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 42

Sussex, UK
1979 E21 323i, 1998 E36 323i touring
If you can get one for free, a nokia N70 has a brilliant camera on it. Much better than my old Motorola RAZR.

jdench   Posted Friday, Jun 9th 9:47pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 49

Sussex, UK
1979 E21 323i, 1998 E36 323i touring
I couldn't believe my eyes today, on the A27 between Brighton and Arundle, I saw 2 e21's! a late (83) 316 in dark met blue and a 323i in gunmetal grey!
The car will be finished this weekend hopefully.
Time to add to the numbers of e21's on the road!

paul dyer   Posted Friday, Jun 9th 10:06pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 14

manchester england
1977 rhd 320i/4
where are these cars comeing from? I saw a nice e21 316 parked in bradford on tuesday (reg gmr---y).I would post a pic if only i knew how!

Marquis_Rex   Posted Wednesday, Jun 21st 12:05pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 445
BMW 323i 2.7-as featured in Total BMW Nov 2002,Porsche 911/993TT
There's hardly any in Germany, less then in the UK I'd say.
I'm really sick to death of the enforced new car culture over here.
The only old cars, (not including the cossetted over pampered classics) I see here are quite a few W123 Mercs....usually 230Es- as that combination of engine size/non catalyst emission tax is just about bearable on an old car here

I will say THIS though, the workmanshipand cost, of bodywork ,mechanics and tyres/ tyre fitters etc etc is in a totally different league to the UK though....

davethedog   Posted Friday, Jun 23rd 11:47am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 111
Northants, England
E21 320
I can't believe it. All this time I have been going on about never seeing an E21. I went to have a look at a house for my sister on the other side of town, half way between my Step-mums house and my Step-sisters house. Look what I found.

I think this guy must be related to me or something as he not only has an E21 but also a Commer Camper van, like the one I used to own. He also has an old Mini like the 19 I have owned. Spooky. I will try to find him when he is at home to get some more info.

aussie323i   Posted Friday, Jun 23rd 11:56am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 507

1979 323i
Hi all... I had been complaining about not seeing any e21s in the UK too, but about a month ago I saw my first one (well aside from when I visited Marquis Rex ) which was a henna red 316 in Bath... unfortunately I didn't get a pic.

Maybe they're all being wheeled out for the summer!

Mr Lucky   Posted Monday, Jun 26th 1:38am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 73

County Durham, England.
BMW 323i E21
Well there are two on my driveway but one of them is slowly being 'assimilated'...

ArnZ   Posted Monday, Jul 3rd 9:08am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 18
Qld, Australia
BMW 323i
hey the other day i was driving home and on the other side was a nice yellow e21.... its the first time ive seen another e21 here on the Gold Coast. i see e30s all the time here and i kinda hate that cuz people always say they've seen the exact same car as mine, wen really its the e30. wish there were more e21s here. if u live on the gold coast and own a e21 let me know...

jdench   Posted Friday, Jul 7th 9:45pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 73

Sussex, UK
1979 E21 323i, 1998 E36 323i touring
I saw another one today at Mark Cross, it seems that someone is taunting me! It was an X plate 323i in met grey, driven by a rather elderly chap, should have followed him to see if he wanted to sell it

Oldmanwillie   Posted Tuesday, Jan 23rd 8:24am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 20

South Australia
1982 323i motorsport
well living in the riverland of south australia i rarely see anything but holden commodore's, ford falcon's, toyota land cruiser's, and hyundai excel's but on a recent drive around town i spotted a black 323i which had a motorsport rear spoiler the same as mine and no front spoiler. i was most pleased to notice im not the only sports car (and not massive V8) lover in my area.

Boost_me   Posted Tuesday, Jan 23rd 11:07am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 86
Victoria, Australia
1981 BMW 323i
I too live in Australia, We have 3 E21's in my area (including mine)......We are blessed

pjs323i   Posted Tuesday, Jan 23rd 12:42pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 51
Canberra, Australia
'81 323i
i have one 3 houses down (white 318i) and i occasionally see the odd one driving around Australia's Capital, and when i do i get all excited, i'll start taking photo's too

Madhatter   Posted Tuesday, Jan 23rd 3:15pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 90

Australia - QLD
E21, E24, E30
First one here for the year. There is one parked under a house on a main road up here, looks to be going through some sort of restoration as it has been stripped and is in the process of body work being carried out. Next time i get some time ill have to stop in and leave a card, only other e21 owner ive found in my area is a guy that owns a botched 323i convertible (done aftermarket) and a beat up 320i with more rust in it than good metal.

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