The Unloved 3
U.S. enthusiasts failed to embrace the E21 3 Series like they had the 2002, or like they would the E30 that followed. Were Federal regulations to blame, or were the Euro E21s equally forgettable? To find out, we put a Euro 323i to the test.
Unveiled at Villa d’Este, the fourth car in BMW’s Hommage series pays exuberant tribute to the legendary CSL racers of 1975.
The first thing you notice about Barry and Lynn Friesen’s 2002 tii is its gorgeous Turquoise Blue metallic paint. Look more closely and you’ll see a startlingly mint BMW, a car the original-owner Friesens have kept that way since 1973.
Black tie cabriolet
Chosen for the illustrious field at Pebble Beach in 2013, Stephen Norman’s 1938 327 cabriolet is a study in elegance and a pleasure to drive.
Turbo Dream Fulfilled
Ignatey Terzian’s rare and beautiful 1974 2002 Turbo is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream to put a classic, high-performance BMW in his driveway.
Mike Burger’s unrestored Bronzit 1988 535i isn’t only about cleanliness and originality. It’s also about a period-correct E28 driving experience, which can only be had from behind the wheel.
Believe the hype
Can a vintage car really be that much fun to drive in the modern world? It can if it’s a BMW 328, a 1930s machine that demonstrates clearly how racing improves the breed.
One of perhaps ten E3 sedans converted into station wagons by BMW’s U.K. distributor, David Maughan’s estate car provided a rare opportunity for a unique restoration.
A Batmobile for Bobby
One of the legendary—and rare—3.2-liter “Batmobile” CSLs was recently delivered to a racing legend in his own right, Indy 500 winner Bobby Rahal, who let us drive it before he’d taken the helm himself. Fortunately, we brought it back in one piece…and now
Art In Motion
When Miguel Aponte-Rios bought a white E30 M3 race car, he saw it as a blank canvas just waiting to be turned into an original work of art for the track.
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