Strange “M3” Discovered on eBay
Much to the shock and confusion of true BMW lovers, a recent listing was found on eBay for a very strange and bizarrely renovated 1982 BMW 320i. The car comes off as a mix between a 633csi Cabriolet from Back to the Future 2, a wannabe track racer and a homespun M3.
The creator and possessor of the “BMW” took off the roof and added M3 E30-like fender extensions by cutting around two-thirds of the windshield and A-pillars. Also added were a hood scoop, front and rear spoilers and a roll cage. The owner furthermore partially stripped out the insides, but oddly enough, left the unusable rear seat bench and door panels as is.
The owner didn’t stop with just cosmetic updates; he also overhauled the engine. The stock four-cylinder mill was replaced by a a M35 3.5 liter big valve 6 cylinder engine. The fuel injection was removed and replaced with Weber carburetors
The eBay seller, based out of Oklahoma and asking $6,200 for the not quite authentic BMW M35, claims that the car is in perfect running condition, “street legal” and tons of fun to drive.
Here is a segment of the actual eBay description:
“Hello, I have for auction my 1982 BMW 320i. This highly modified race car is street legal with current tags, but it was set up for the race track. The original 1.8 liter engine was replaced with a M35 3.5 liter big valve 6 cylinder engine. The fuel injection was removed and now runs a triple 45 DCOE side draft webers. The top was removed and roll cage installed…”
What do you think about this overhauled “BMW”? One thing is for sure- he certainly made it his own!