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Anyone know this 1600?


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Ran across this 1600 on ebay. Anyone know the car? It appears from the open hood shots to be Bristol-but the new paint does not look to be Bristol. Any input-pro or con? Anyone in the Bellmore NY wanna look it over for me?

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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Cars-Trucks___1969-BMW-1600-2-DOOR-Very-Solid-with-New-Parts_W0QQitemZ150281960510QQddnZCarsQ20Q26Q20TrucksQQddiZ2282QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item150281960510&_trkparms=39%3A1%7C65%3A-1%7C240%3A1318&_trksid=p4506.c0.m245

TIA

Sam Adams

75 2002 Chamonix sedan

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My first impression is that it had been sitting for a long time, cobwebs, oxidation on the valve cover and alternator, and then someone threw some paint on it to sell it.

The paint does look good though. But looking under the hood and the underside of the bonnet tells me they only care what it looks like from the outside and they may have taken some shortcuts with the prep.

Sure the paint looks good now, but what will it look like in a year.

Be careful, I'm always wary of buying a car with fresh paint, they're usually trying to hide something.

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What was the original color? Bristol?

John

It appears to me that the paint tag, while badly faded, reads Bristol. And the trunk and engine compartment are a different color than the exterior.

Sam Adams

75 2002 Chamonix sedan

72 2000tii Touring Inka

89 325iX

03 MINI Cooper

Sam Adams
1972 Inka 2000tii Touring, 1968 Manila 1600-2, 2001 325iT
 

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My first impression is that it had been sitting for a long time, cobwebs, oxidation on the valve cover and alternator, and then someone threw some paint on it to sell it.

The paint does look good though. But looking under the hood and the underside of the bonnet tells me they only care what it looks like from the outside and they may have taken some shortcuts with the prep.

Sure the paint looks good now, but what will it look like in a year.

Be careful, I'm always wary of buying a car with fresh paint, they're usually trying to hide something.

Yeah I noticed the cobwebs and but the underhood area has not been touched. And it appears that the old trim and rear bumper were reinstalled after the paint work. But the swage line on both sides look good.

It would be nice to see the car close up.

Sam Adams

75 2002 Chamonix sedan

72 2000tii Touring Inka

89 325iX

03 MINI Cooper

Sam Adams
1972 Inka 2000tii Touring, 1968 Manila 1600-2, 2001 325iT
 

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realize that they'd probably sell them quicker (and for the same $$) if they'd leave the old, oxidized paint alone.

Personlly, I'd MUCH rather buy a car with dull, oxidized original paint than the same car with a quickie repaint that doesn't even match the original color. To me, that's a strong indication that the car was run through a Macco or Earl Schieb shop and shot with whatever color they had that was not TOO far off the original color (probably with little or no prep work.

If you go to look at the car, take one of those flexible advertising magnets with you - if the seller will let you, see if the magnet will stick in the areas where rust is most common (flexible magnets will conform to curved surfaces, but generally aren't strong enough to stick to surfaces that have any filler on them). If it won't stick, it's virtually certain that the new paint is hiding body work, and some carful examination is in order to try to determine what work was done to it.....

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realize that they'd probably sell them quicker (and for the same $$) if they'd leave the old, oxidized paint alone.

Personlly, I'd MUCH rather buy a car with dull, oxidized original paint than the same car with a quickie repaint that doesn't even match the original color. To me, that's a strong indication that the car was run through a Macco or Earl Schieb shop and shot with whatever color they had that was not TOO far off the original color (probably with little or no prep work.

If you go to look at the car, take one of those flexible advertising magnets with you - if the seller will let you, see if the magnet will stick in the areas where rust is most common (flexible magnets will conform to curved surfaces, but generally aren't strong enough to stick to surfaces that have any filler on them). If it won't stick, it's virtually certain that the new paint is hiding body work, and some carful examination is in order to try to determine what work was done to it.....

Yeah I agree on the paint. It would be worth more to me with the old oxidized paint. The seller claims no rot or rust and the resoration is 7/8 complete. And claims he does not know who did the paint work but it is an original color. That I do not believe.

It would still be nice for someone in the area to go look it over close up. If a solid car I would be interested.

Sam Adams

75 2002 Chamonix sedan

72 2000tii Touring Inka

89 325iX

03 MINI Cooper

Sam Adams
1972 Inka 2000tii Touring, 1968 Manila 1600-2, 2001 325iT
 

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