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Should I buy or Should I run?


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I've come across a 1972 BMW 2002tii that hasn't run for a few years. Originally in riviera but resprayed red (shame). Owner claims to have owned it for the last 10 years and used to drive it as his daily before it was parked and forgotten. I'm learning more and more about the car and have plans to go see it in person. He says he's negotiable on price. My plan would be to restore it to its original color and rebuild all the suspension and mechanical stuff so it become a reliable car. I will share a few photos he has shared with me. Am I looking for trouble or could this be of interest?

 

 

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I think it all depends on the skills you have if its worth it. Plan on the worst and go from there. The bill can add up quickly even if you are doing it yourself too so theres that.

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I guess skill I have enough. I also have the means (a lift and tools) to do the work. Body work including rust repair I can't do and would have to outsource. But the availability of parts for repairs is what concerns me a little bit

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The simple quick math with respects to value afterwards is this. By the time to replace and source all the missing proper tii/2002 things this car does not have you will be underwater is terms of value when reselling. Now of course if you plan to keep it and enjoy it then do whatever and spend as much or little as you want on it.  If you like mostly stockish and original cars say with ALL the correct trim and factory interior, you can buy a car already done for likely less than it will cost to sort this one out.  

 

Captain obvious over and out.  

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But what do I know

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