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FS - UK RHD M635CSi #330

Post by Soperman » Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:38 am

C187 LTT. Arctic Blue with Pearl Beige and 82k miles. The advert description tells us little about the cars condition or history.
The MOT history suggests the car has barely turned a wheel since it failed a couple of tests 3 years ago with rust issues.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1986-BMW-M635 ... escription

It also appears on Car and Classic with an asking price of £20,995.

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C782901
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Re: FS - UK RHD M635CSi #330

Post by Pod » Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:56 am

So its had a change of registration number then???

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Re: FS - UK RHD M635CSi #330

Post by brickwhite » Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:49 pm

you can fail MOT because of Rust?
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Re: FS - UK RHD M635CSi #330

Post by Soperman » Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:55 pm

Absolutely. If areas of structural integrity have corroded badly enough, the car is deemed unsafe and will fail the MoT test (an annual UK road-worthiness assessment for vehicles over three years old)
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Re: FS - UK RHD M635CSi #330

Post by Pod » Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:56 pm

brickwhite wrote:you can fail MOT because of Rust?
Of course - would you be stupid enough to drive or try to sell a car structually compromised due to corrosion? No, but some people are/would, so we have the annual safety tests here. Whilst not foolproof, the MOT test now carried out in the UK is generally pretty thorough (although some still manage to get hold of "bent" certificates).

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Re: FS - UK RHD M635CSi #330

Post by Soperman » Mon Sep 05, 2016 6:14 pm

Ebay auction ended with a bid of £16,000 meeting the reserve......
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Re: FS - UK RHD M635CSi #330

Post by Soperman » Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:54 am

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Re: FS - UK RHD M635CSi #330

Post by Soperman » Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:34 pm

Failed to sell at a physical auction, yesterday.
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Re: FS - UK RHD M635CSi #330

Post by Soperman » Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:39 pm

#330 seems to have undergone a restoration during 2017 at the hands of an organisation called "Classic Legends", whom I haven't heard of before.

http://www.classiclegends.uk/

Judging by the name (an amalgamation of CLASSIC Heroes and Munich LEGENDS perhaps?) and a gallery featuring previous restorations of models such 02, E9, etc. they appear to be a historic BMW specialist.

Anyway, here's a gallery of the work done to #330.
https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipM ... dKMVZOUEJR

Lot of paint.
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Re: FS - UK RHD M635CSi #330

Post by Pod » Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:02 pm

Soperman wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:39 pm
Judging by the name (an amalgamation of CLASSIC Heroes and Munich LEGENDS perhaps?) and a gallery featuring previous restorations of models such 02, E9, etc. they appear to be a historic BMW specialist
Pics look good, but no asking price as far as I can see. I haven't heard of them either and couldn't find anything on a Google search. Sounds like a prime example of "passing off" :wink:

The next thing will be someone starting a company called "Munich Heroes" :lol:

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Re: FS - UK RHD M635CSi #330

Post by olympia57 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:18 pm

I'd seen those photos on another site but found it interesting that only the final painting was catalogued , no open heart surgery shown.
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Re: FS - UK RHD M635CSi #330

Post by Pod » Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:17 pm

olympia57 wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:18 pm
I'd seen those photos on another site but found it interesting that only the final painting was catalogued , no open heart surgery shown.
Yes, but you surely must agree that they have done what appears to be an excellent job?

Still, it would be wrong of me not to point out that the securing nut on top of the power steering reservoir is incorrect :wink:

I reckon it will be up for £50k +

Any more observations?

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Post by Soperman » Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:41 pm

Front fog lights are wrong.
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Re: FS - UK RHD M635CSi #330

Post by olympia57 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:44 pm

Pod wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:17 pm
olympia57 wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:18 pm
I'd seen those photos on another site but found it interesting that only the final painting was catalogued , no open heart surgery shown.
Yes, but you surely must agree that they have done what appears to be an excellent job?

Still, it would be wrong of me not to point out that the securing nut on top of the power steering reservoir is incorrect :wink:

I reckon it will be up for £50k +

Any more observations?
Not meant to be a critisicsm ,the car looks gorgeous. I just like to see metalwork .
I've no doubt the standard would be high going by the quality of the painting/paintwork on the car.
Nice to see it being done thoroughly , right down to freshly sprayed paint on the plug lead caps....
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Re: FS - UK RHD M635CSi #330

Post by Pod » Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:25 am

olympia57 wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:44 pm
Not meant to be a critisicsm ,the car looks gorgeous. I just like to see metalwork .
I've no doubt the standard would be high going by the quality of the painting/paintwork on the car.
Nice to see it being done thoroughly , right down to freshly sprayed paint on the plug lead caps....
......and the throttle body caps (I've only seen them in blue or yellow - but I stand to be corrected!)

Bodywork apparently done very well, but a shame they didn't spend a little more time on adjusting the shut lines when they reinstalled the doors/wings/bonnet/boot :wink:

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Re: FS - UK RHD M635CSi #330

Post by sharkfan » Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:15 am

The wing mounted side repeaters are on the wrong sides and hence upside down...
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Re: FS - UK RHD M635CSi #330

Post by olympia57 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:23 pm

Pod wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:25 am
olympia57 wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:44 pm
Not meant to be a critisicsm ,the car looks gorgeous. I just like to see metalwork .
I've no doubt the standard would be high going by the quality of the painting/paintwork on the car.
Nice to see it being done thoroughly , right down to freshly sprayed paint on the plug lead caps....
......and the throttle body caps (I've only seen them in blue or yellow - but I stand to be corrected!)

Bodywork apparently done very well, but a shame they didn't spend a little more time on adjusting the shut lines when they reinstalled the doors/wings/bonnet/boot :wink:
The fitting up of the car lets the paintwork down , shame.
That's why I always like to see the guy's work that went before the painter too.
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Re: FS - UK RHD M635CSi #330

Post by wattsmonkey » Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:57 pm

Pod wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:25 am
olympia57 wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:44 pm
Not meant to be a critisicsm ,the car looks gorgeous. I just like to see metalwork .
I've no doubt the standard would be high going by the quality of the painting/paintwork on the car.
Nice to see it being done thoroughly , right down to freshly sprayed paint on the plug lead caps....
......and the throttle body caps (I've only seen them in blue or yellow - but I stand to be corrected!)

Bodywork apparently done very well, but a shame they didn't spend a little more time on adjusting the shut lines when they reinstalled the doors/wings/bonnet/boot :wink:
This is fun! I think the throttle body idle bypass screws are naked, with no yellow or blue cap. The vacuum take offs are either black or dark red, like these. Not keen on the cam cover and airbox without the polished logo.
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