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81 320 auto barn find project

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81 320 auto barn find project

Post by Charlton » Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:11 pm

Hi I'm new to the bmw scene always been into the vw but I upgraded lol

I recently found a 1981 320/6 auto in a barn I was working at 4 owners from new 100,000. Miles and in pretty good shape to say it had been stood since 2003 picked it up at a bargain price I think, got it running within 10 minutes and even drove it out and on to our recovery truck. Needs a wind repairable but rather not.
The rear valance has rotted but was given a brand new one with the car. I will try post some pictures if I can figure it out



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Re: 81 320 auto barn find project

Post by Charlton » Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:53 pm

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Re: 81 320 auto barn find project

Post by Charlton » Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:55 pm

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Re: 81 320 auto barn find project

Post by Charlton » Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:59 pm

After I got it home and cleaned up before work started
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Re: 81 320 auto barn find project

Post by Charlton » Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:02 pm

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Re: 81 320 auto barn find project

Post by Jeroen » Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:38 pm

First of all: welcome here!

A textbook example of a barnfind I'd say! And after some initial TLC there's even paint on the car lol! Looks like this idiot didn't do such a bad deal after all!
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Re: 81 320 auto barn find project

Post by Charlton » Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:09 am

Cheers
Yea that's what I was thinking as I drove it on the trailer it is solid underneath I only paid £300 which I think was a good deal really

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Re: 81 320 auto barn find project

Post by Jeroen » Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:18 am

Dead cheap I'd say!
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Re: 81 320 auto barn find project

Post by Charlton » Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:27 am

Well hoping to get a few parts collections tomorrow and will be heading for full respray in next few weeks, it's just the chrome round the windows that let it down :(

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Re: 81 320 auto barn find project

Post by Jeroen » Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:29 am

And don't forget that timing belt and water pump are way past their due date!
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Re: 81 320 auto barn find project

Post by Charlton » Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:36 am

Yea good call I need to go through the whole car, but any ideas on best to either replace the chrome or get re chromed some where as I see everyone else looks to have near perfect round the windows

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Re: 81 320 auto barn find project

Post by Jeroen » Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:05 am

Moving this thread to the 6 cylinder section
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Re: 81 320 auto barn find project

Post by croma_man » Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:03 am

really nice barn find, BBS front / rear spoiler, original BBS Mahle wheels...sunroof.

I love barns, they have great stuff in them :mrgreen:

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Re: 81 320 auto barn find project

Post by Charlton » Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:04 am

Yea good thing is it's not missing any parts, with bbs spare aswel. Starting to repair rear valance now

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Re: 81 320 auto barn find project

Post by Peter V. » Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:08 am

Looks good. For that price it is a cheap car.
Gr Peter V.

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