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Parabola

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1,314 posts

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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

4,522 posts

105 months

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Fantastic! I love these.

Great pictures too.

Paul S4

381 posts

97 months

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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

3,335 posts

61 months

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Beautiful motor. Top choice of car. yes

Codd

72 posts

58 months

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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

3,013 posts

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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

332 posts

63 months

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Simply fantastic. Proper car.

Aused

293 posts

56 months

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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

4,204 posts

78 months

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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

4,522 posts

105 months

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



ndtman

373 posts

68 months

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Lovely motor OP. Enjoy.

northandy

3,250 posts

108 months

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That's proper lovely, and a steal at that money.

BarringtonBrown

89 posts

48 months

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That's an awesome colour, and a bargain to boot.

Sounds like you're enjoying it already smile

soad

20,078 posts

63 months

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Looks fantastic, really really like it.
No need to change alloys - they work very well

Pickled Piper

5,608 posts

122 months

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Love it.

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

2,467 posts

68 months

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Luxo barge of the highest order. Congrats.

Disco You

3,302 posts

67 months

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Gorgeous, shame about the lack of leather though.

TVR Sagaris

604 posts

119 months

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Want. A lot.

BelperJim

1,997 posts

70 months

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That's one cool car. Don't change a thing on it, it's perfect.

paulshears

689 posts

84 months

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Awesome bow
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