1978 BMW (E21) 316I

We’ve got a real penchant for the design aesthetic of old school style BMWs here at The Coolector and there are few better examples of why this is the case than this brilliant looking 1978 BMW (E21) 316I which is going under the hammer with auction site, Collecting Cars. This is an eye-catching classic compact saloon, which has been enhanced with a handful of cosmetic Alpina features that set it apart from the crowd.

The 1978 BMW (E21) 316I from Collecting Cars has a current bid of just £2500 so someone could be getting themselves a real classic car bargain with this one. This BMW 316 is a supremely stylish 1970s classic, with a few tasteful cosmetic modifications, and it comes presented in a good mechanical order. It would make a delightful occasional weekend runner, or even an unusual and appealing daily driver for those who love their classic cars.

Ride in Style

Visually impactful to say the least, this 1978 BMW (E21) 316I has a lot going on under the hood including the carburettor-fed 1.6-litre ‘M10’ engine, which is capable of producing around 89bhp and 91lb-ft of torque, combined with the five-speed manual transmission. This car was first registered overseas in 1978, it was imported to the UK and re-registered in January 2014.

This spectacularly cool 1978 BMW (E21) 316I from Collecting Cars (current bid £2500) boasts a Chamonix White finish that has been resprayed, but is the factory colour, while most of its blue vinyl and cloth interior is the original and positively dripping in old school cool. This example has been fitted with period-correct Alpina wheels, decals and badging, alongside a dual-pipe exhaust silencer.

For anyone with an affinity for classic BMWs, this one from Collecting Cars is an absolute belter and seems to be going for a steal of a price right now. We’re big fans of its racing style aesthetic here at The Coolector and the fact the interior is largely the same as when it rolled out of the factory adds to its appeal still further. Mighty tempted to put in a cheeky bid on this one.

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