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Re: Are E23's any good - Yes it seems so

Post by brickwhite » Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:04 pm

GazM3 wrote:I like it also there. How difficult was the manual conversion. Due to the intricate nature of a lot of the e23 interior everything is much more difficult than in other models.
I didn't think it was any different that working on my old e28....

My 85 e23 had a early HP22 non electric auto transmission so no wiring to splice into. It was plug and play with the existing dash harness.

Only hard part was finding the parts..... 265 tranny, correct drive shaft, cross brace, pedals,shift console, and shifter surround.
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Re: Are E23's any good - Yes it seems so

Post by madman » Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:51 am

Pics of my e23 745 IA executive after a Nano Ceramic coating ...e23s are really impressive cars
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Re: Are E23's any good - Yes it seems so

Post by ///Moe » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:02 am

Really nice E23, madman! =D>
What color is it? Delphingrau metallic? Graphite?
E24 635CSiA 85' (garage queen)
E24 628CSiA 83' (turbo/manual?)
E23 745i 82' (turbo project)
E23 728i 86' (745i project)
E23 728i 79' (part's car) [x]
E28 525i 81' (part's car) [x]

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Re: Are E23's any good - Yes it seems so

Post by GazM3 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:27 am

What a great looking e23.
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Re: Are E23's any good - Yes it seems so

Post by madman » Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:42 pm

Sorry for my late reply ... its Delphin - Metallic as per attached :)
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Re: Are E23's any good - Yes it seems so

Post by madman » Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:44 pm

Cant get enough of BMWs
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Re: Are E23's any good - Yes it seems so

Post by ///Moe » Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:14 pm

Nice collection of cars, I see you have retrofitted a BBS frontspoiler on the E23 as well :P
E24 635CSiA 85' (garage queen)
E24 628CSiA 83' (turbo/manual?)
E23 745i 82' (turbo project)
E23 728i 86' (745i project)
E23 728i 79' (part's car) [x]
E28 525i 81' (part's car) [x]

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Re: Are E23's any good - Yes it seems so

Post by MrE » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:34 am

Nice fleet. It's actually quite surprising how small the E24 looks there against the other two vehicles.
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Re: Are E23's any good - Yes it seems so

Post by ///Moe » Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:06 am

I have seen it my self, if I park the E24 next to the E23, the E23 looks massive compared to the 6'er :-)
E24 635CSiA 85' (garage queen)
E24 628CSiA 83' (turbo/manual?)
E23 745i 82' (turbo project)
E23 728i 86' (745i project)
E23 728i 79' (part's car) [x]
E28 525i 81' (part's car) [x]

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Re: Are E23's any good - Yes it seems so

Post by brickwhite » Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:30 pm

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Re: Are E23's any good - Yes it seems so

Post by madman » Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:05 am

Some late shots after installing the BBS front Airdam.....Also discovered that there were very limited number of 745i executive edition (some say 386 others say 1085).
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Re: Are E23's any good - Yes it seems so

Post by GazM3 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:03 pm

The front air Dam looks great

I’m actually getting finally my Miller ear chip fitted, and I scored a set of bbs rs 16x8 wheels. They look nice on it. Had to use 25mm F and 35mm R spacers so they would fill the guards.

Next it goes in to get fixed as when in a workshop someone reversed into the front. Only minor but annoying. The roof had some ordinary paint going on so may get this painted while I’m there.
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97 E36 M3 euro SC U/C

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Re: Are E23's any good - Yes it seems so

Post by Drew » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:53 pm

Not sure if anyone saw this one, but it needs rescuing if anyone fancies E23 Alpina (maybe) style?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/bmw-735i-alp ... 3053386056?

Usual story of bodywork etc.

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Re: Are E23's any good - Yes it seems so

Post by madman » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:58 am

///Moe wrote:
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:14 pm
Nice collection of cars, I see you have retrofitted a BBS frontspoiler on the E23 as well :P
I was lucky I got it off a Japan import e23 where the guy likes the stock look... I believe it looks nicer like this.
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Re: Are E23's any good - Yes it seems so

Post by madman » Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:32 pm

bumping this thread after over 3 years, hope you all guys are safe and doing well. I sold my e23, e24 and e31 in 2018 and felt a big loss ( I replaced with a fleet of Mercedes Benz W201, w124, w126).

I got my hands on a 1985 BMW E23 745i Japan import that I am currently fixing, however, I am having hard time decoding its vin and getting its build sheet with option codes. I will appreciate any help that can be offered.

vin: WBAFJ910008752080

thanks in advance, and hope you guys stay safe.
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Re: Are E23's any good - Yes it seems so

Post by redrumm3 » Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:16 pm

WBAFJ910008752080
Type 6991
Model 745 I
Market Europe
Development Code E23
Chassis Sedan
Steering left
Doors 4
Engine M30
Displacement 3.50 l
Power 0 kW
Drivetrain Rear-Wheel Drive
Transmission automatic
Color Cosmos-blau - 185
Upholstery - 0180
Manufacturer BMW AG
Mileage Show mileage of this vehicle
Production Plant San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Production Date 1985-07-04

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350 Sa Auspuffanlage Verchromt Sa Auspuffanlage Verchromt
401 Sliding/vent Roof, Electric Schiebe-hebedach, Elektrisch
440 Non-smoker Package Nichtraucherpaket
500 Headlight Washer Sys/intensive Cleaning Scheinw.waschanl./intensivreinigung
534 Automatic Air Conditioning Klimaautomatik
540 Cruise Control Geschwindigkeitsregelung
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80 Euro 635csi Stratosblau/Parchment

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Re: Are E23's any good - Yes it seems so

Post by madman » Sun Mar 14, 2021 6:57 pm

redrumm3 wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:16 pm
WBAFJ910008752080
Type 6991
Model 745 I
Market Europe
Development Code E23
Chassis Sedan
Steering left
Doors 4
Engine M30
Displacement 3.50 l
Power 0 kW
Drivetrain Rear-Wheel Drive
Transmission automatic
Color Cosmos-blau - 185
Upholstery - 0180
Manufacturer BMW AG
Mileage Show mileage of this vehicle
Production Plant San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Production Date 1985-07-04

Options
Detaillierte Fahrzeughistorie überprüfen!
350 Sa Auspuffanlage Verchromt Sa Auspuffanlage Verchromt
401 Sliding/vent Roof, Electric Schiebe-hebedach, Elektrisch
440 Non-smoker Package Nichtraucherpaket
500 Headlight Washer Sys/intensive Cleaning Scheinw.waschanl./intensivreinigung
534 Automatic Air Conditioning Klimaautomatik
540 Cruise Control Geschwindigkeitsregelung
Thank you so much, much appreciated.
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