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E28 finally finished

E28 finally finished

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derin100

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4,251 posts

159 months

Tuesday 16th January 2007
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Well, I've finally finished work on my E28 528i and uploaded to my website!

I didn't want to infringe any spamming rules so here is just a link to a slideshow of images.

Anyone actually interested in a full write-up on the car can view the text via the 'For Sale' on the website. Otherwise hope you enjoy the pics.

Regards to all

Derin

www.bmwclassics.co.uk/gallery/index.php?spgmGal=E28_528i_SE&spgmPic=97&spgmFilters=#pic


Edited by derin100 on Tuesday 16th January 01:27

bob1179

13,969 posts

125 months

Tuesday 16th January 2007
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Derrin, you will not believe how much I want that car off you!!! There are so few good e28's about, I sold mine as I came out here to work and there was no way I wanted to leave it unused at home as I didn't have the garage space then, will have a garage again in a couple of weeks...

Email currently going to other half in the UK, how much are you asking for it?

Bob

Egbert Nobacon

2,834 posts

159 months

Tuesday 16th January 2007
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Thats very impressive - how long did it take ?

dan101smith

15,862 posts

127 months

Tuesday 16th January 2007
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Derin - looks superb! Certainly gives the rest of us something to aim for!

If I can get my new E28 even halfway to that standard I'll be over the moon!

mustard

6,992 posts

161 months

Tuesday 16th January 2007
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Yes the bar is set very high! Just hope I can come close

She may break cover shortly but still plenty to do!
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derin100

Original Poster:

4,251 posts

159 months

Tuesday 16th January 2007
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Thanks Chaps! thumbup

Egbert, it's taken me just under 4 months of working basically every evening and every free weekend. The car was actually very good even when I got it having been advertised and sold as an 'immaculate' car. But you know I don't like that term! So here we are 4 months later!

Bob, I haven't determined an absolute final price but if you want to contact me directly through the contact page on my website to discuss further please do so and we can talk further.

Mustard, I'm sure you're making good progress just keep going...but I hope your family, neighbours etc are not having to suffer the way mine have over the past 4 months....what with all the swearing, frustration, cut and freezing hands etc etc banghead censored grumpy headache

Still, now that it's finished and I went back into the garage late lastnight to look at it I did finally....

jamesk

2,118 posts

195 months

Tuesday 16th January 2007
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Just.... WOW. I have seen your website before and it beggars belief. The car looks stunning. Well worth whatever you sell it for to the right owner frankly.

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dan101smith

15,862 posts

127 months

Tuesday 16th January 2007
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Mustard - do you have any pics/spec of yours? Bought my first E28 at the weekend, and looking for inspiration!

mustard

6,992 posts

161 months

Tuesday 16th January 2007
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dan101smith said:
Mustard - do you have any pics/spec of yours? Bought my first E28 at the weekend, and looking for inspiration!


88 F...Yes F Reg! 525e Cirrus Blue Metallic with Pacific Blue Velour Trim, TRX Alloys, EH Auto Gearbox, Seat Height Adjustment, 122k Miles, Full Supplying Dealer Service History up until end of 2005 (thats about 25 stamps from Stephen James BMW!), 1st Owner till 2006! then One Owner who didnt use the car, may do some pics next weekend as things progress

Whats yours Dan?



Edited by mustard on Tuesday 16th January 20:15

jay123

157 posts

124 months

Tuesday 16th January 2007
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wow... that is outstanding...

dan101smith

15,862 posts

127 months

Tuesday 16th January 2007
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Mine's an '84 B reg 528i auto - Opal green, 109k miles, with a number of "interesting" additions - a huge spoiler and wheels for a start! The car is basically sound aside from these modifications, so will be removing these and returning to standard spec.

Have to say, having just sold my M3 Evo, the driving experience is somewhat different! But at the same time, exactly what I'm after - it'll be a daily car rather than a showcar.

derin100

Original Poster:

4,251 posts

159 months

Tuesday 16th January 2007
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Thank you James and Jay!

Dan,
Yes, it will be a very different driving experience to your M3 EVO! Just be a bit careful...at least until you get some decent modern tyres. Those metrics and the light back-end can be a treacherous combination especially in this wet weather we've been having. Don't get suddeny caught out! Like... yikes weeping

xxplod

2,268 posts

160 months

Tuesday 16th January 2007
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Derin100 bow

Fabulous - how on earth can you consider selling it!! ??

derin100

Original Poster:

4,251 posts

159 months

Tuesday 16th January 2007
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Thanks xxplod,

It's very, very hard to do it...always sad to see a car you've put all this kind of effort into drive off down the road and turn the bend at the end (and you can still hear it going off into the distance weeping ) That's the bit few people can really appreciate...(i.e the time and effort) and it's a thing that's difficult to quantify and put a price on.

It's especially hard when effectively I never get to drive them unless it's to and from getting servicing or MOT's done etc...BUT I can't keep'em all! And if someone else really gets pleasure out of owning and driving a nice car that I've done...that's a 'good thing' too?

derin100

Original Poster:

4,251 posts

159 months

Wednesday 17th January 2007
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This should make you laugh:

I've just had enquiry (via another website where I've advertised the car). I'll keep the responder anonymous to spare embarrassment. The enquiry reads thus:

"have you anymore photos sides back and frnt engine bay boot area interior,has it cruise control service history and what are you selling car for?"

106...One hundred and six...photographs not enough?!...Description not detailed enough?

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dan101smith

15,862 posts

127 months

Wednesday 17th January 2007
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Derin / Mustard - does an E28 qualify for classic car insurance - if so, who are you guys with? Having switched my cover from the M3 to the 528, my monthly premium fell from £175 to £75 - still more than I was expecting (although only 2 months til renewal if that affects it). I was expecting it to be a few hundred quid for the year?

bob1179

13,969 posts

125 months

Wednesday 17th January 2007
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derin100 said:
Thank you James and Jay!

Dan,
Yes, it will be a very different driving experience to your M3 EVO! Just be a bit careful...at least until you get some decent modern tyres. Those metrics and the light back-end can be a treacherous combination especially in this wet weather we've been having. Don't get suddeny caught out! Like... yikes weeping



I got caught out a couple of times with the absolutley shocking metrics. The back end will let go even if your turning into a junction on a greasy road and apply the throttle just a tad too earlier. It certainly taught me restraint!

And Dan, you can get classic insurance for an e28, just sniff around a few of the insurance companies in the back of Practical Classics or somthing similar. Sometimes it helps if you are in the BMW Car Club too. I believe the BMW CC also has an e28 register so it might be worth checking out their website and having a look.

Bob

shouldbworking

4,114 posts

128 months

Wednesday 17th January 2007
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Thats amazing. Is the exterior trim original? looks to be in remarkable condition if it is

derin100

Original Poster:

4,251 posts

159 months

Wednesday 17th January 2007
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The E28 most definitely easily qualifies for classic insurance!

I don't know exactly how much we pay as I leave it to my wife to sort out but it's with AON and for a 5000mile/annum limit I'm sure it's under 200-quid.

mustard

6,992 posts

161 months

Wednesday 17th January 2007
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dan101smith said:
Derin / Mustard - does an E28 qualify for classic car insurance - if so, who are you guys with? Having switched my cover from the M3 to the 528, my monthly premium fell from £175 to £75 - still more than I was expecting (although only 2 months til renewal if that affects it). I was expecting it to be a few hundred quid for the year?


Yep, through footmanjames / BMW Car Club insure the 325i & 525e with 4500miles PA across the pair for just 400 pounds on a combined policy including recovery




Edited by mustard on Wednesday 17th January 11:06