This is a 1974 BMW Bavaria barn find, was sitting since 1989 until 2016 (where it sat again until now). We have a sale paper from 1978 from the dealership in Racine which is still shown on the back of the car.
Four years ago the barn finder sold it to his close friend for him to fix up. He never got around to it, so we picked it up from him. We began working on it but our novice skills were not good enough for some of the repairs so we took it to Marks Motor Mechanic in Walworth.
The car has new
Steel brake lines
Brake pads (front and rear)
Brake calipers (front and rear)
Trans pan and gasket
Oil and oil filter
Brake fluid and booster hose
Intake manifold gaskets
Exhaust system (very quiet)
Tail lamp bulb
Wheel bearing seals
Upper and lower radiator hoses
Valve cover gasket
Thermostat and seal
Electric Fuel Pump
Re Upholstered Seats
Other things noted:
Fuel tank was drained, cleaned, and flushed.
#1: 165 #2: 165 #3: 162 #4: 173 #5: 165 #6: 175
The mechanical fuel pump broke and at the time new ones were not available. We had someone hook up an electric fuel pump that is controlled by a switch. If this is not preferred it could easily be removed and gone back to stock, but the fuel pump works quite well. This car is a really really nice driver, and also pretty fast. I think the the paint is original, but it might have been gone over. Looks like someone tried to make it look nice but failed with the buffer and they made some bad marks on the hood. Car needs a nice detail. There are also very tiny bubbles on the car that are noticeable up close. It is a 5 footer.
The interior is nice. The dash does have cracks, and the seats are original but we had the foam replaced and they are very comfortable. Everything works such as dome light, the warning signals for when the doors are open or when someone does not buckle their seat belts.
Have any questions please ask! Do not hesitate to offer or message me!