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Pick of the Day is 3-owner BMW 320i

Car has been driven only 66,700 miles since it was new


BMW’s 320i had a great run in the 1970s and ’80s. The Pick of the Day is one of the last of the breed, a 1983 BMW 320i, advertised for sale on ClassicCars.com by only its third owner. 

“I am the third owner of this vehicle,” the seller reports. “I bought it in March 2017 with 61,450 original miles from the second owner in Texas. It was first bought in Virginia and garaged there for some time. From March 2017 until November 2019 this car was my daily driver. It has been a joy to drive.”

So why is it for sale?

BMW 320i, Pick of the Day is 3-owner BMW 320i, ClassicCars.com Journal

“I now have another car that is my daily driver and can’t justify having two cars,” the seller adds. “I have really enjoyed this car and it is time to pass her on.”

The pass-on asking price is $7,800.

The seller reports that recent work includes replacing the clutch master and slave cylinder, vacuum hose, spark plugs, distributor cap, ignition coil, radiator and support mounts, reverse lamps, oil valve gasket, fuel pump, front lower control arms and bushings, as well as a brake-line flush, wheel alignment, 

The seller nots that the dash cover adds doesn’t fit quite right, the left-rear speaker doesn’t work, there is some minor damage to the left-rear quarter panel, some rust in the rocker panels, and “small blemishes consistent with use and age.”

The car has a manual sunroof, cold air conditioning, and a deluxe tool kit. 

BMW 320i, Pick of the Day is 3-owner BMW 320i, ClassicCars.com Journal

“She starts up well and there are no engine knocks or rattles,” the seller adds.

The car has a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine, rated at 101 horsepower when new, and 5-speed manual transmission, and has been driven only 66,700 miles since new.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.


  1. I am interested in your 320I.Could you please email me some photographs and any history you elude to in your add. Thank you and I look forward to speaking with you soon.
    Until we speak in person I wish you Happieness and most importantly, Good health!
    [email protected]
    (415) 350-1695


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