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Early grille identification

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Grille on right is from my 1968

1600 

on left is unidentified early grille 

cant find serial number and I do not have a 2800 to check against 

many help appreciated

32839098-BEA3-4269-B9F7-19AE7A652B5F.jpeg

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1 minute ago, AceAndrew said:

Looks like a Coupe grill to me.

 

I agree.  I found one of these in a pallet lot of parts and the research suggested it was the later style chrome grill for the CS's.

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38 minutes ago, halboyles said:

 

I agree.  I found one of these in a pallet lot of parts and the research suggested it was the later style chrome grill for the CS's.

Not chrome 

It’s  alunimun

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31 minutes ago, West Palm 2002 said:

Not chrome 

It’s  alunimun

Or as one of my kids used to pronounce it -- alyuminium.

 

You are correct that it is an alloy and not chrome.  The CS's followed the '02s style and changed from what folks normally call "chrome" grills to the black plastic version at some point.  These early grills were also used on the Bavaria's, 5 series, ...  I am kind of guessing here.  But I do recall from my research that the mounting points were different.  The pic shows the mounting points on the one I have and believe to be from a CS.

CS Kidney Grill Connection Points.jpg

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That could also be from a Bavaria- they used the 4 studs as well.

 

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32 minutes ago, TobyB said:

That could also be from a Bavaria- they used the 4 studs as well.

 

RealOEM, BMW dealer and W&N seem to concur.    The W&N pic shows the later grille with black slats.  The all chrome kidney seems to be NLA.

 

CS-Bavaria Kidney.png

CS-Bavaria Kidney Black.png

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6 hours ago, halboyles said:

Or as one of my kids used to pronounce it -- alyuminium.

 

You are correct that it is an alloy and not chrome.  The CS's followed the '02s style and changed from what folks normally call "chrome" grills to the black plastic version at some point.  These early grills were also used on the Bavaria's, 5 series, ...  I am kind of guessing here.  But I do recall from my research that the mounting points were different.  The pic shows the mounting points on the one I have and believe to be from a CS.

CS Kidney Grill Connection Points.jpg

So, we’re both stuck with the same ones

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