larryt

Is it worth the hassle?!

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morning all,

 

i know this is crazy, looking at it, this could be the worst investment ever seeing as its a UK car. but whats your opinions on this? 

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Barn-Find-1974-BMW-2500-MANUAL/142723063773?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

 

can you still get parts in the US for them? as im struggling to find anything over here or even in germany.

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Absolutely wonderful cars. However, the market for them in the U.S. is really thin.  I’ve seen the most gorgeous specimens sell for $10,000.  Parts are generally available but not quickly and cheaply as with ‘02’s.  You might have to hang out on German eBay, even for basic parts, like a hood!

 

Regards,

 

Steve

 

 

 

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whoah, look at the rust in the c- pillars!

 

The trim's held on with screws. Was that stock?

 

I like the moss.  We get that, too.

 

Personally, I'd start with a crawl over and under it carefully first...

 

t

 

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My experience with imports from the UK is mostly with old land rovers.  All I'm gonna say is this... IF you can actually see rust standing a few fee away, then the rust you can't see will 10 times worse.  

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yeah, from my experience with buying a 1600 which didnt "look" rusty, and was infact a rust bucket, this one looks rusty so i only imagine whats underneath is worse. my point is, is it worth trying to save even if it is mega rusty? i kinda want to bid on it, see if i could pick it up cheap and then put a few grand into it and try to sell it on 

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Larry,

 

Should be easy to put a “few grand into it” but “selling it on” will be a real challenge.... 😋

 

At least in the U.S., there are probably 50 ‘02 buyers for each e3 buyer, seriously....  😗

 

Regards,

 

Steve

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1 minute ago, Conserv said:

 

There are probably 50 ‘02 buyers for each e3 buyer, seriously...

 

this is my worry, i would love to keep it for myself, however having nearly finished the 1600 project, i dont know if i have the mental capacity to take on another project which would most probably be harder/worse.

 

i think i have answered my own question here :lol:

 

thanks for helping me see sense 

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10 minutes ago, larryt said:

 

....i think i have answered my own question here :lol:

...

 

+1

 

Agreed! 😉

 

Regards,

 

Steve

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Great cars but as noted trim and miscellaneous bits are going to be hard to come by. There's no way I would import one from the UK when there are examples to be had in North America, that will certainly will be more solid.

 

Don't worry so much about the oily bits as those are all available.

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23 hours ago, tdskip said:

Great cars but as noted trim and miscellaneous bits are going to be hard to come by. There's no way I would import one from the UK when there are examples to be had in North America, that will certainly will be more solid.

 

Don't worry so much about the oily bits as those are all available.

might be worth adding, i am in the UK so wouldnt be an import job

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Ah.  Then buy one from California and have it shipped, you'll still be ahead. 

 

:-)

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3 minutes ago, tdskip said:

Ah.  Then buy one from California and have it shipped, you'll still be ahead. 

 

:-)

i do keep thinking this, about importing some cars from cali, theres a huge market over here for all sorts of bugs,buses,bmw and the sort. 

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Happy to keep in eye out for you, they do come up.

 

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