Started on Dec. 11 by johnhammer

1983 BMW 320i

The latest pile that I’ve hauled home on a flatbed (like you’ve never done that!). It’s an ‘83 320i…in fact, we think it may be a 320is, the factory sport model, since it has most of the hotrod parts: LSD, rear swaybar, basketweave wheels, etc. This car has sat unloved for 2 years while mother nature dumped on it day after day. Perfect! Since I bought the car to compete in the 24 Hours of Lemons, our budget was tight, but we only spent $400 on it leaving me plenty of cash for “upgrades” and spare parts for trades. Brakes are mostly on the car now…a cage is next. I’ll update when I can. See you at the track!

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Luke
Dec. 11, 2008, 6:50 a.m.

That's a really nice one, with a good spec. I hope the LeMons race won't be too brutal on her. Good luck with it.

Baxter
Dec. 11, 2008, 7:19 a.m.

Yup. It reminds me so much of my lost and lamented iS, I hate to see it go to LeMons. John has assured me that it's nowhere near as nice as it looks.

johnhammer
Dec. 11, 2008, 9:51 a.m.

I swear, she's NASTY! I'll try & dig up the pics of all the mudbug nests I've cleaned out of the undercarriage. The passenger side has the rust & dents! Plus...it smells. Bad. Musty.

gamby
Jan. 14, 2009, 7:18 p.m.

Seems criminal to wreck it in LeMons. I haven't seen a 320i in RI in AGES. They're all gone. :(

johnhammer
May 17, 2009, 6:14 a.m.

By the way, we got the car prepped, then raced and FINISHED the 24 Hours Of LeMons at Carolina Motorsports Park this past Spring. Check the details at www.HammersHeroes.com!

Woody
July 11, 2009, 9:59 p.m.

Did it have the Recaros, too?

johnhammer
July 27, 2009, 8:41 a.m.

No, that's the one 320is item the car didn't have. Of course, it's not exactly difficult to swap seats out so I really can't say for sure. We're going to do it again though!

19742002tii
Sept. 6, 2009, 9:32 p.m.

Online still? Some people never learn. Good luck buddy!

johnhammer
Aug. 2, 2010, 12:34 p.m.

Alright, here we go again... September 24-26 at Carolina Motorsports Park... Our third run at the 24 Hours of Lemons is ready. I have a whole new team of misfits to wheel the beast, and you can come over & say Hi too. Watch www.HammersHeroes.com for all the details!

johnhammer
Nov. 12, 2012, 10:20 a.m.

I've sold it to one of my co-workers & his friends plan on running Lemons & Chumpcar events with it. Hammer's Heroes live on!

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