This BMW E21 Is Inspirational
Owner: Sam Webber
Year, Make, and Model: 1983 BMW 320is (E21)
Location: West Brookfield, Massachusetts
Photographer: Caleb Vincent DesCognets
I became interested in cars after buying my first one, a Volkswagen GTI mk4. It was a fun car that left me wanting a faster car, then an older car, and then a more 'stylish' car. It was followed up by a BMW E28 5-series about a year later, but then I wanted to get back into something a bit smaller; at first, I thought of the classic, BMW E30. At a car show I met someone who longed for an E28, so we began talking about a potential trade. At that time, he was the owner of this E21 320is. Upon seeing it, I knew I wanted it. I was immediately drawn to the condition of the original paint, the driver oriented interior architecture, and the more simple body lines of the car's exterior as compared to my E28. The trade didn't go through and I said goodbye to this E21 for what I assumed would be forever.