Cars Then & Now

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1975 BMW 3 Series
Original Base Price: $7,900
The first BMW 3 Series rolled off the assembly line in Milbertshofen, Germany, in May of 1975, arriving in North America in 1976 as a 1977 model. Internally known as the E21, the 3 Series in America was only available as a 2-door 320i, powered by a 110-horsepower 2.0-liter engine. More than 1.4 million sales of that first-generation 3 Series were recorded worldwide before the second generation came along in 1983.

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