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Thanks Guys! Where i can found some parts Just take out the windshields and the seals are so damaged ... :(

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Hi Alek, I only have "door buffers" for sale if you need them.

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Here's my old 1800 TI chassis number 1412697 running a club race at Sears Point in the early 90's. 2nd overall that day running in a NASA group that included 5 liter and over Mustang/Camaro's and all BMW entrants. 2nd over under pic is a club race at Thunderhill Raceway after I had passed a GT 350 Shelby Mustang and was putting space between us. The Porsche is the leader and readying to lap us. Upper pic is the last day I owned it.

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I'm very saddened by the reason I was able to buy this car, but pleased to become its current caretaker. I found this '67 2000 Tilux for sale ten years ago when my 50 year BMW pal, (he convinced me to buy my first BMW in 1969) Elliott Schnackenberg, was looking for a Neue Klasse. He made the purchase after traveling out to see it and then the two of us trekked out to Montana to pick it up. He let me drive it back to Wisconsin and I remember thinking "This thing is great; should have bought it myself"! Most unfortunately, Elliott passed away this past December and I have arranged to purchase the car from his estate. The two of us had many great adventures over the past 50 years, including starting up the Badger Bimmers, rallys, auto crossing, planning a couple of O'Fests, two or three Indy 500s, etc., etc. and I feel he'd wholeheartedly approve of the car being passed along to his good friend. Sold new at Vasek Polak's Manhattan Beach dealership (it has two original license plate frames from Polak's dealership), the car spent its first few decades in Southern California before being sold to an owner on Missoula, Montana. It was from the third owner that Elliott purchased the car. The current engine is from a '70 2002 and with a single carb, but the complete original engine, albeit with a cracked head, was included. It's a US version car, VIN 1459124. Elliott shipped the car to Germany for the 100th Anniversary and that's where it's pictured here with Elliott smiling behind the wheel. Mutual friends in the BMWCCCA and BMWCCA are going to see this and say "Hey, there's Elliott's car"!, and I'm quite okay with that, he was a terrific friend and ambassador to the BMW Marque

JVO

 

 

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Jim,  Great story!  Show us a pic of the frames, many of the front frames were inverted but don’t know if VP did this as well.  A 67 frame should look like this:

 

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Thanks, Chris...and a beautiful rear end 2800 photo I must say! As you might remember from my E9 posts I have a Verona Bavaria so we have that e3 thing in common. My wife and I spend our Winters in Florida and haven't yet been able to escape just yet due to the Coronavirus thing and so can't post photos of the frames right now. I'll do when I return in the next couple of weeks.

 

And as an addendum, both have been painted somewhere along the line...


Cheers,

JVO

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Here is one of the two plates, carefully painted somewhere along its 53 years...

 

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Jim,  That is a Porsche frame and incredibly rare.  The large upper area is designed for the front license plate.  The earliest BMW VP Manhattan plate was also red and white.  Probably worth $400 to a Porsche nut.

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Hey Chris,
 

Thanks for that reply.

 

I’ll check the other frame to see if differs from this one. And yup, it has a Porsche crest. On a side note, my friend and I visited Polak’s last shop shortly before its end and got a tour of the “back room” which had flat twelve engines stacked on pallets as well as various 917 body parts. At the end of the session he gave each of us one of these:

 

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Yep, that is the early 90s version as the font for Hermosa is taller than earlier frames.  Why do I know this, don’t ask!  Worth a few bucks although this one gets repopped.

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