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320iS, 2.2 liter
Owner: Dumbclub
In registry since: Tuesday, Aug 23rd 6:36pm.
Year: 1983
Location: Penland, North Carolina

I have been methodically doing a rotisserie restoration of this car since 2001. Along the way, I've been acquiring hard-to-find, period-correct performance parts to include in the remade car. I have scrubbed, sealed, and repainted the entire undercarriage and replated or replaced every fastener on the car. Nearly every piece of plastic and rubber has been replaced. Every functional component has been replaced or reconditioned.

Modifications and tuning
2.2 liter M10 engine (bored, stroked, balanced)
JE forged pistons with Total Seal rings
Schrick 284 camshaft and springs
Stahl ceramic coated header
SuperSprint exhaust
JBR aluminum flywheel and Sachs sport clutch
Metric Mechanic Sport O/D 5-speed
3.64 40% LSD with Alpina cover
Bilstien Sport Shocks/Eibach springs
Alpina auxillary front sway bar brace
Dinan adjustable rear sway bar
323i trailing arms with rear disc brakes
Urethane bushings throughout
Powdercoated subframes and suspension
BBS RA series wheels: 15x6 front/15x7 rear
Recaro LS seats / MoMo Alpina steering wheel / Schnitzer pedal set
New factory dashboard, headliner and carpeting,
Body colored european bumpers
BBS air dam
Zender side skirts and rear valance

This car has been in the family since new. Always a southern USA car: never driven in snow and never any rust. It was stored and undriven from 1990 to 1997, when I got it from my brother-in-law to rescue it from neglect. It began as a 320i USA spec, 5-speed in Graphit metallic. It now has all the elements that make up the factory "S" package and has been repainted Imolarot.

My first e21 was a 1977 320i that I bought new. I've been a BMWCCA member since 1973 and a BMW enthusiast since owning a 2002tii that I bought new in 1972. They have all been great cars that are fun to drive and easy to work on.


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