I think that now RWD Escorts and the like have got so expensive people are looking for an alternative. E21's can be found for just a few quid and any car that was banned for being 'tail happy' has to be good fun!
after an hour on the web last night i was staggered just how cool these cars can look, with a few subtle mods and a set of wheels. never really caught my eye as a kid, but they should have because i remember my dad having a couple of 2002's.(and i think these replaced that model?) i think the e30's just started to lose the character a little compared to earlier beemers.
anyway, if the '82 316 i'm hoping to buy next week falls through, i'm still going to keep looking for one as they're so00 nice. rwd, german build quality, and affordable. can't understand why more people don't chase after these instead of old fords?! more car for your money for sure.
Went out for a run with some 2002 owners and another nice e21 yesterday...
We finally got to Brighton around 4pm I think and lost a couple of 02's on route. Both e21's were faultless although anyone behind me for the country lane sections got showered in sparks whenever the exhaust bottomed out.
Finally back from www.christullettexhausts.com and it looks and sounds great. The old system was awful and was just stopping the engine from revving as it should. The performance is much better now. I never actually expected such a jump in performance but its much torquier now.