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  • 03-04-2011, 09:44 AM
    Andy 85 M635

    Re: Guessing the car did sit, the 18 years

    What a shame to let a car like that sit and decay for so long. Kinda like marrying Ann Hathwaway and then deciding to remain celibate.
  • 03-03-2011, 06:53 PM
    cjarvis

    Guessing the car did sit, the 18 years

    My guess is the car did sit that long, and then the rings/cylinders ruined from trying to start it with rust on the cylinder walls. Cant imagine someone spending $5K to rebuild a healthy 23K mile motor, only to turn and sell the car.

    Quoted from the listing:

    "IN MARCH OF 1992 ... WITH ONLY 23,500 ORIGINAL MILES ... THIS CAR ENDED UP IN STORAGE FROM 1992 TIL AUGUST OF 2010. ... WHEN I RECIEVED THIS LOW MILEAGE BEAUTY ... I ORDERED OVERSIZED PISTONS FROM BAVERIA AUTO RECYCLING INC LOCATED IN RANCHO CORDOVA CALIFORNIA WHICH COST ME $1,185.73 THE ENGINE WAS REMOVED AND BORED 30 OVER..."Craig
    85 M635CSi
    85 745i
    71 F-250
  • 03-03-2011, 06:53 PM
    cjarvis

    Guessing the car did sit, the 18 years

    My guess is the car did sit that long, and then the rings/cylinders ruined from trying to start it with rust on the cylinder walls. Cant imagine someone spending $5K to rebuild a healthy 23K mile motor, only to turn and sell the car.

    Quoted from the listing:

    "IN MARCH OF 1992 ... WITH ONLY 23,500 ORIGINAL MILES ... THIS CAR ENDED UP IN STORAGE FROM 1992 TIL AUGUST OF 2010. ... WHEN I RECIEVED THIS LOW MILEAGE BEAUTY ... I ORDERED OVERSIZED PISTONS FROM BAVERIA AUTO RECYCLING INC LOCATED IN RANCHO CORDOVA CALIFORNIA WHICH COST ME $1,185.73 THE ENGINE WAS REMOVED AND BORED 30 OVER..."Craig
    85 M635CSi
    85 745i
    71 F-250
  • 03-03-2011, 02:13 PM
    hv232t

    Re: that was mileage in .92 when it was registered

    back in'85, if one wanted to bribe the conversion shop, it was possible, also, the dealer in Germany often messed with the odometer prior to the sale because they could. I'm not saying that this car was subject to any of this, but this sort of stuff did exist when there were so many Americans flooding Europe to get the best deal in the world on a premium car.
  • 03-01-2011, 06:02 PM
    Ray7er6ers5er3er

    Mines better too, but not bad except for the rust

    the chain guides and rubber parts will Have to be replaced due to age, if they haven't been changed already.
  • 03-01-2011, 07:21 AM
    fgb

    Re: that was mileage in .92 when it was registered

    When these cars were federalized the DOT required a speedo swap. Most likely it has much higher mileage. That kind of rust doesn't happen at such low mileage.
  • 03-01-2011, 01:04 AM
    winfieldw

    Actually looks nice. But there is a little rust

    by the right rear tail light, and what appears to be surface rust in the trunk.

    Still a nice specimen.

    Ofcourse, since it hasn't been driven much, some seals, hoses (and other rubber stuff) may need to be replaced, but still a nice looking car.
  • 03-01-2011, 12:40 AM
    JamaicaWI

    that was mileage in .92 when it was registered


    At least that is what I recollect after viewing the titpe copy.....
    Om ;ess theu just kept it virtually parked for 19 years

    Either way I'd be proud to have one anywhere near that nice!!
    Beautiful colors and if I ever won a lottery Andy we''d pay more thanm you would want as yours is truly properly done,
    Max ewspect .......ff
  • 02-28-2011, 11:21 PM
    Andy 85 M635

    Anyone believe this one on the bay?

    Supposedly about 23K on the clock. Same color as mine but frankly, with 117K, mine looks to be in better shape.

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