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BMW 320 Turbo Group 5

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The ultimate BMW 320 Turbo Group 5. Very rare,light weight, turbo, large engine and the last one produced. Our BMW 320 Turbo Group 5 race car has been restored to period correct, race ready and show condition by experts from Europe, USA and Australia. Has current FIA HTP (Historical Technical Passport)) The ultimate BMW racing machine.

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Reference Number 546980

as of 9/26/2019

Dealer
 

 

Madison Zamperini Collection  Contact  Location
36 Dover Place  Phone    City  Zamperini Field
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266  Fax    State  California
United States  Mobile  1 310 266.3655  Country  United States United States
Overview
Car 1978 BMW 320/6 (E21)
VIN E21-R4-05 
Small Series  1 of 2 
Exterior / Interior Color      White with Coors, etc. livery 
Condition Exceptional 
Mileage Delivery Mileage 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
Options Competition: Full Race setup, Racing Seats, Rollcage 
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The ultimate BMW 320 Turbo Group 5. Very rare,light weight, turbo, large engine and the last one produced. Our BMW 320 Turbo Group 5 race car has been restored to period correct, race ready and show condition by experts from Europe, USA and Australia. Has current FIA HTP (Historical Technical Passport)) The ultimate BMW racing machine.

 

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Chassis no. E21 - R4 - 05

Drivers:

 

Ronnie Petersen, Hans Stuck - https://youtu.be/esmXJg0gxok Super Swede The Movie www.historicracer.com/motorsport-1/superswede-the-movie/

 

Jim Richards

 

Jim Busby

 

Technical Summary:

 

· One of two lightweight cars built.

 

· Works car meant for Ronnie Peterson und Hans Stuck

 

· Differences between early cars and this car:

 

Lighter from the factory by 200 lbs

 

Revised water cooling system

 

Different trailing arms and rear wheel houses

 

Revised front suspension pickup points

 

Repositioned fuel tanks

 

Different bodywork

 

Factory 321 Stainless steel roll cage

 

 

 

Jim Busby Modifications:

 

· Engine and transmission moved back about 8 inches

 

· Driver and controls moved back the same amount

 

· Rear window modifications. Possibly becoming a trend setter

 

· Tube frame front end

 

· Partial tube frame inside

 

Chassis: E21-R4-05

The very last BMW 320 Group 5 car built. This car has a two-liter turbocharged engine. One of two lightweight cars built. It features revised suspension geometry, larger wheels and relocated fuel tanks and radiators, as well as many detail changes compared to the earlier cars. It was given two unsuccessful outings in Europe during the 1978 season before it was shipped to North America and entrusted to Jim Busby Racing. Here it benefited from several subtle modifications. The engine moved further back as was the driver, and the car was fitted with a rear window to improve aerodynamics. Busby raced the Coors liveried car himself during the 1979 season with some success. In 1982 the car raced in Australia in 1982. Driven by local hero Jim Richards, it scored a couple of victories with the car liveried in JPS colours. Now owned by an American enthusiast, it was carefully restored to its 1979 specification by Jim Busby Racing. At the 2016 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, where BMW was the featured marque, it was raced once more by Busby for the current owner.

 

Our BMW 320 Turbo race car has not been available for sale, for more than 30 years. Please inquire