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323i race car pics by demand, almost an '02


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Posted: 11-4-08 02:55 Post subject: 323i Korman racecar, almost an '02

Hi,

Several folks have asked to see the pics of this rare race car.

So apologies for posting something other than a 2002, (see my earlier project car post today) but this is the next generation 2002 that we did not get in the US of A.

Basically a 1983 2002, not really with the M20 engine (Euro car).

2.8L, 3x40mmDCOE Webers, Big custom headers, magnaflow side exhaust; Euro Getrag Dog-Leg 535 5 speed trans, M3 rear, all Heim-rod controlled. BBS 3 piece 15x9 fronts and 15x10.5 rears with Formula Atlantic Race slicks. 2300 lbs. All vertical and horizontal sufaces are fiberglass except roof!

Lots of other technical stuff that would probably bore most readers so not included here.

Not the fastest horse in the stable, especially with the high HP 6 and 8 cylinder machines around now.

185 hp rear wheel hp and torque. Awesome car to drive. I fell in love with the flawless engineering done by Ray Korman and the incredible simple-tech approach and true race car handling and suspension. Not a hybrid, just the right stuff that would cost huge $$ to duplicate.

Phil

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1971 BMW 2002 Alpina-Spec

1983 BMW 323 SCCA race car, radical setup by Korman

1985 BMW M635, white

1986 BMW M635, black

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Thanks for the pics!

Korman built what was essentially an IMSA RS car for the local dealer here back in the day. The car was very fast and beautifully detailed.

A buddy of mine eventually bought it and purchased a 323i I used to own to convert it to M20 power, but lost interest and built an E30 instead. My friend passed away some time ago, so I don't know what became of the car.

HarryPR

BMWCCA #19290

 

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