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robertodonnell
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New member, looking for info on car to purchase

Post by robertodonnell » Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:11 am

Hello everyone,

I am new to the Big Coupe group, so wanted to use this opportunity to introduce myself. I am from Newcastle in Australia. I have had quite a few BMWs over the years, but none of them an E24. I was hoping some members would be able to help me decode the VIN of a car I am looking at, I can't seem to get much more than basic info like colour, production date and the like off the web. VIN is WBAEC820X08186783.

This car is an import to Australia, not locally delivered, and I was hoping to find out the delivery market, options, and whether this is a catalyst car or non cat.

Cheers,

Robert

Pod
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Re: New member, looking for info on car to purchase

Post by Pod » Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:37 pm

I nearly had a heart attack there! I own 8186873!

You have a UK car. I tried several decoders which used to be reliable and showed option codes, but none seem to work any more :(

robertodonnell
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Re: New member, looking for info on car to purchase

Post by robertodonnell » Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:45 am

Hi Pod,

Is your car a non cat version, or does it have an O2 sensor and cat?

Rob.

Pod
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Re: New member, looking for info on car to purchase

Post by Pod » Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:01 am

Hi Rob,

My car does not have those and as far as I am aware, no UK-supplied cars did. Hope this helps.

Paul.

robertodonnell
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Re: New member, looking for info on car to purchase

Post by robertodonnell » Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:27 am

Thanks mate, it does, but the bad news is the seller seems to have sold the vehicle...

Pod
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Re: New member, looking for info on car to purchase

Post by Pod » Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:32 pm

robertodonnell wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:27 am
Thanks mate, it does, but the bad news is the seller seems to have sold the vehicle...
Keep looking......

ron
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Re: New member, looking for info on car to purchase

Post by ron » Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:29 pm

I heard about a bright yellow 633 that is coming up for sale in Queensland shortly. Reputedly only 2 owners.

Will upload contact details as soon as I recieve them.
They are ALWAYS rustier than you thought!!!!!!
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daz635
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Location: Brisbane, Australia

Re: New member, looking for info on car to purchase

Post by daz635 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:35 am

Hi Robert welcome. Good to see another Aussie here

Some times the VIN decoders have issues with the early cars decoding the options.

If you send an email to [email protected] and give them your VIN they will give you as much information as they have on file record about the car

Be aware that they may not have details recorded about what options a car came with if it was produced before 1982. If this is the case the best you will do is production date, colour, transmission, and maybe the dealer it was first sold to

If you are on Facebook most of the Aussie E24 owners are on here https://www.facebook.com/groups/AussieSharksE24/ very helpful for someone starting out in E24 ownership. Come and introduce youself.

I would also get in contact with Addam Smith from Bavarian Classics and Restorations and let him know what you are looking for he is an absolute guru on all things classic BMW especially the E24 https://www.facebook.com/Bavarian-Class ... 796510086/ Mob: 0437551247
'86 Euro 635 #1887204 Schwartz (086) Buffalo Schwartz Interior
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daz635
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Re: New member, looking for info on car to purchase

Post by daz635 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:46 am

FYI

Vehicle Information
VIN WBAEC820X08186783
Prod. Date 1985-08-30
Service History !! CHECK HISTORY !!
Type 635CSi
Series E24 (6 Series)
Body Type Coupé
Steering Right Hand Drive
Engine M30
Displacement 3.5
Power 0kw / 0hp
Drive HECK
Transmission Automatic
Colour Polaris/imola-silber metallic (060)
Upholstery (0180)

Editions And Packages
S708 M Sports Steering Wheel Leather

Comfort And Interior Equipment
S481 Sports Seat
S401 Lift-Up-And-Slide-Back Sunroof, Electric

Driver Assistance And Lightning
S530 Air Conditioning
S510 Headlight Vertical Aim Control

Wheels And Drive
S290 BMW Light-Alloy Wheel Star Spokes 44
S201 Rape Methyl Ester Version (RME)
S209 Differential Lock 25%

Environment And Safety
S350 Therm.Insulat.Glass Green
S850 Dummy-SALAPA
S314 Door Mirror, Driver Lock, Heated
S301 Alarm System
S823 Hot-Climate Version
'86 Euro 635 #1887204 Schwartz (086) Buffalo Schwartz Interior
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