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Fearless

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32 posts

105 months

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Saturday 16th June 2012 quote quote all
Hi all,

An old gentleman has asked me to find out the possible value of a 1973 BMW 30.si. It has been parked in a barn for 20 years or so.
it is covered in bird poo but looks pretty sound apart form the corners of both front wings which heve rotted through.I have taken a few photo's and will try to put them up if it is considered worth it.

Phil

MarkwG

1,296 posts

76 months

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Saturday 16th June 2012 quote quote all
I love them, there's a link http://www.pistonheads.co.uk/gassing/topic.asp?h=0... already running on the classics forum, I'd suggest putting the photos on there.

Gruber

5,172 posts

101 months

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Saturday 16th June 2012 quote quote all
They turn up on ebay from time to time. Getting very rare now. I'd have thought you'd get a grand for it however rotten it is, more if it's not so bad.

Worth taking some decent photos and sticking it on the Bay to see what it fetches.

CYMR0

3,060 posts

87 months

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Sunday 17th June 2012 quote quote all
Are we talking about the E3 saloon, like this?



If so, about £1k if rotten but salvageable, up to £8k for a very nice example ... £3 - £4k for tidy, useable everyday cars.

They're surprisingly powerful, too - 200hp in something that weighs 1,300kg - and nearly 40 years old.

Edited because this is clearly an E3, not an E9 (the coupé, my bad!).

Edited by CYMR0 on Monday 18th June 23:14

Drek

609 posts

52 months

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Sunday 17th June 2012 quote quote all
CYMR0 said:
Are we talking about the E9 saloon, like this?



If so, about £1k if rotten but salvageable, up to £8k for a very nice example ... £3 - £4k for tidy, useable everyday cars.

They're surprisingly powerful, too - 200hp in something that weighs 1,300kg - and nearly 40 years old.
I do like the look of those.

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Fearless

Original Poster:

32 posts

105 months

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Sunday 17th June 2012 quote quote all
CYMR0 said:
Are we talking about the E9 saloon, like this?



If so, about £1k if rotten but salvageable, up to £8k for a very nice example ... £3 - £4k for tidy, useable everyday cars.

They're surprisingly powerful, too - 200hp in something that weighs 1,300kg - and nearly 40 years old.
I have tried for an hour to put up some pictures and am giving up.
Yes it is the same as your photo but is right hand drive.
If you can tell me in very simple words how to get the pictures out of my album I will try again tommorow.

Phil.
PS I'm not very bright but I can pick up heavy things.

CYMR0

3,060 posts

87 months

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Monday 18th June 2012 quote quote all
Go to http://tinypic.com

Use the image uploader to upload the pictures you want, as if you were opening them on your PC.

Paste the text from this box:



into the forum post.

Preview it.

You should see the image. You can do as many as you like in one post, or just click submit because you've succeeded!


Fearless

Original Poster:

32 posts

105 months

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Monday 18th June 2012 quote quote all
CYMR0 said:
Go to http://tinypic.com

Use the image uploader to upload the pictures you want, as if you were opening them on your PC.

Paste the text from this box:



into the forum post.

Preview it.

You should see the image. You can do as many as you like in one post, or just click submit because you've succeeded!
Thanks for your efforts but I have failed yet again.
I have the photo's in my outbox And I wondered if I had an email adress I could forward them to someone who could then post them in the right place.

Many thanks

Phil

CYMR0

3,060 posts

87 months

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Monday 18th June 2012 quote quote all
Here you go... hopefully the public settings are okay:















For what it's worth, the car was first registered on 14.02.1973 (so build date might mean it's tax exempt, if actually built in 1972) and it was last taxed in 1987.

E31Shrew

5,246 posts

79 months

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Tuesday 19th June 2012 quote quote all
Gorgeous...Not an L version is it?

griffter

2,842 posts

142 months

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Tuesday 19th June 2012 quote quote all
Its a lovely car and an intriguing find especially as a rhd 3.0. Sadly I suspect that for any given condition level it will cost more to recommission or restore than it will be worth. In other words its got the most 'profit' in it as is. But that just means it will sell to an enthusiast over a trader. Hopefully someone who loves the e3 and doesn't cannibalize it for a 3.0 csl rep.

Fearless

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32 posts

105 months

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Thursday 21st June 2012 quote quote all
Many thanks, David for helping me to post the photo's I will advertise the car on Ebay and see what happens.

iSore

941 posts

31 months

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Friday 22nd June 2012 quote quote all
Although you can't tell from the pics, that looks like it may not be catatrophically rotten. The inner wings look good and I'd say a day spent cleaning it up would do wonders. I'd fire WD40 down the bores to get it turning over, and then spin the engine on the starter with the plugs out to build the oil pressure up before going for as fire up. Black vinyl trim is good too as the cloth used on these was normally shagged by the time it was 10 years old.
Is the missing air box present?

An early 1973 build date means it will almost certainly be 1972 build. My 1972 L plate manual 3.0S had a November 1971 build date.
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