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1983 E23 BMW 735i

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Parabola

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1,681 posts

109 months

Wednesday 29th December 2010
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Bit of an impulse buy this one.

Really fancied something with more seats than my MGB for next years run to Le Mans. When I saw the car on this thread, I couldn't resist. I bought the car on eBay and got the train down to London the next morning to pick it up.

The car is a 1983 BMW 735i, with a 3.5l straight six engine. Before me (and the garage), it had the same owner for 27 years. The car is solid and tight, and rust free. Someone spent £6.5K restoring the car a few years back.
It has the optional extras, electric reclining rear seats and an Limited Slip Diff. The wheels have been changed from Metric to Imperial size.
There are a couple of minor things to get sorted, firstly the windscreen washer motor switch need replacing and the intermittently working speedo needs attention too.

The car has great road presence, it's meant to be a weekend car but I seem to be using it all the time at the moment!

















Edited by Parabola on Thursday 30th December 01:00

Ecurie Ecosse

4,767 posts

130 months

Wednesday 29th December 2010
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Fantastic! I love these.

Great pictures too.

Paul S4

541 posts

122 months

Wednesday 29th December 2010
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Very nice...a personal suggestion would be to get a 'modern' set of BMW alloys which would transform the image, maybe this would increase tyre choice...? apart from that, it seems almost perfect.

BDR529

3,546 posts

86 months

Thursday 30th December 2010
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Beautiful motor. Top choice of car. yes

Codd

80 posts

83 months

Thursday 30th December 2010
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Beautiful bargeness. I think the period alloys really suit it, more modern wheels would take away from it's lovely retroness.
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Elskeggso

3,059 posts

99 months

Thursday 30th December 2010
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Paul S4 said:
Very nice...a personal suggestion would be to get a 'modern' set of BMW alloys which would transform the image, maybe this would increase tyre choice...? apart from that, it seems almost perfect.
Absolutely not! Good condition old alloys on a car like this look perfect IMO.

ex vtskid

345 posts

88 months

Thursday 30th December 2010
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Simply fantastic. Proper car.

Aused

293 posts

81 months

Thursday 30th December 2010
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Elskeggso said:
Paul S4 said:
Very nice...a personal suggestion would be to get a 'modern' set of BMW alloys which would transform the image, maybe this would increase tyre choice...? apart from that, it seems almost perfect.
Absolutely not! Good condition old alloys on a car like this look perfect IMO.
+1, unless you want to look like a pimp, drug dealer or wanna b gangsta.

Very nice example

greggy50

4,673 posts

103 months

Thursday 30th December 2010
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This cost less than my old 1.25 fiesta that's not fair frown
Looks a really a lovely car cant wait till i can afford to insure barges like this would love something like this for the longer journey's I have been recently doing.

Ecurie Ecosse

4,767 posts

130 months

Thursday 30th December 2010
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These mid 90s BMW 17 inch cross spokes would look amazing on it. Not sure of the "Style" number.



ndtman

398 posts

93 months

Thursday 30th December 2010
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Lovely motor OP. Enjoy.

northandy

3,418 posts

133 months

Thursday 30th December 2010
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That's proper lovely, and a steal at that money.

BarringtonBrown

89 posts

73 months

Thursday 30th December 2010
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That's an awesome colour, and a bargain to boot.

Sounds like you're enjoying it already smile

soad

27,241 posts

88 months

Thursday 30th December 2010
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Looks fantastic, really really like it.
No need to change alloys - they work very well

Pickled Piper

6,044 posts

147 months

Thursday 30th December 2010
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Love it.

I'm surprised it doesn't have leather trim.
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mcelliott

3,970 posts

93 months

Thursday 30th December 2010
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Luxo barge of the highest order. Congrats.

Disco You

3,344 posts

92 months

Thursday 30th December 2010
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Gorgeous, shame about the lack of leather though.

TVR Sagaris

657 posts

144 months

Thursday 30th December 2010
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Want. A lot.

BelperJim

2,272 posts

95 months

Thursday 30th December 2010
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That's one cool car. Don't change a thing on it, it's perfect.

paulshears

741 posts

109 months

Thursday 30th December 2010
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Awesome bow