Green underdog: 1979 BMW 323i

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The value of classic cars is given, in general, by their desirability therefore, basically, it is based on nothing.

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We mean that desirability has objective parameters, but these have an enormously lower weight than the subjective and, in general, emotional parameters: and since we have published a BMW E21 here, we remain on the same brand to give an example: not ten but just five years ago you could get your hands on a beautiful 2002 Turbo for less than $50,000, today you need more than twice as much for the same car. What has changed since then? Nothing, apart from its “desirability”.

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What we try to do is spotting good alternatives, dig into the niches of the past to find nice cars that are within “human” reach: one of these is this particular six-cylinder version of the E21, the 323i: the flagship version of the E21 is equipped with a 2.3-liter, six-cylinder electronic injection engine capable of developing 140hp: a respectable power even now, considering that it is a light car. This specimen looks dry, very well preserved and painted in a beautiful green “Turmalingrun”: we think there is nothing else to add. Find it for sale at €16,900 (today $19,000) here in Bolzano, Italy.

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