1980 Porsche 928

When it comes to the world of the 928, most people think about the repair bills associated with ownership rather than the premier grand tourer from Germany in the 1980s. So advanced was the design that it basically ran into the 1990s still looking quite fresh. Granted, the interior colors and plastic materials are quick to date it, but if you look at the overall layout it is not dissimilar to many supercars of today, and it’s especially notable when you see how antiquated the 911’s dash layout from the same time was. Today it has gotten a bit rare to see early 928s as many suffered from neglect and they’re difficult and expensive to resurrect; but in spite of an apparent engine failure this light blue metallic example has weathered the ages very well, and with a replacement heart and pristine exterior and interior looks like it just awaits a new owner. The best part? Of course, it’s a manual:

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1980 Porsche 928 on eBay

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Tuner Tuesday: 1983 Mercedes-Benz 500SEC AMG

About a month ago I wrote up a AMG-modified grey market 500SEC that scared people with it’s chromed Pentas, blacked out windows and questionable history. But perhaps if you can get by the again all-caps ad copy, this cranberry-colored grey market 1983 will be the one for you. Sporting the requisite AMG bits and period correct color-matched wheels, this 500SEC certainly looks the part – and the Moby Dick sized stack of receipts may mean this is the not-so-white whale you’ve been looking for:

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1983 Mercedes-Benz 500SEC AMG on eBay

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Tuner Tuesday: 1980 Porsche 928 Euro Gemballa

In the crazy world of Euro tuners, Gemballa stands out for some pretty crazy modifications that are sometimes in questionable taste. But in the 1980s you couldn’t flare a car enough, and Gemballa was one of the best. Gemballa actually made several different body kits for the 928, with seemingly few being the same. This particular model sports some of the wider flares and a large enough wing to make your local Lamborghini Countach jealous; mainted in dark blue paint and sitting over some seriously wide BBS wheels it looks ready for a filming session fo the next Rush music video:

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1980 Porsche 928 Euro Gemballa on eBay

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1993 BMW M5 Euro – REVISIT

We saw this stellar looking Daytona Violet European-spec M5 here in the U.S. last September. We loved the 3.8 motor, rare color and M-cloth interior – items not found on U.S. versions in general. Interestingly the car has moved to Wisconsin and has re-appeared on Ebay from a new seller with a new description, now at $15,990 “Buy It Now”. It’s about on par with good examples of the E34 chassis in terms of pricing, but this car has an interesting history; it makes me wonder why the new owner is flipping it so quickly and having added only a few miles. Second time’s the charm?

-Carter

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Tuner Tuesday: 1983 Mercedes-Benz 500SEC AMG

Back in October, I wrote up a Euro-market Mercedes-Benz 380SEC AMG that was a bit of a poser, but in great condition available for a relatively low price. It looks like no one was really interested in that particular model, though, as it still remains available today. Perhaps that’s because it lacked many of the real-deal AMG components; well, to rectify that I enter into evidence Exhibit B. Today’s near twin of that car appears to be the real deal, complete with AMG suspension, ATS “Penta” wheels, the full body kit and some nifty drive line components. With only a few hours left to act, will this period-correct Bahnstormer be the car that you desire? Take a look at all of that white:

Year: 1983
Model: 500SEC AMG
Engine: 5.0 liter V8
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 87,000 mi
Price: No Reserve Auction

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1983 Mercedes-Benz 500SEC AMG on eBay

HERE’S A GORGEOUS 500SEC CLASSIC MERCEDES BENZ, A TRUE GERMAN AMG BUILT.

THAT WAS IMPORTED TO THE US 83 BY ONE OF TWO AMG IMPORTERS AT THE TIME.
THAT ONE WAS O’ GARA COACH COMPANY IN BEVERLY HILLS BEFORE BHMA 1984.
THEY OTHER CLASSIC MOTORS AMG CENTRAL WESTMONT.

AMG 1983 MERCEDES BENZ CLASSIC DRIVES LIKE A WINNER, SMOOTH YET POWERFUL.
I PUT 500SL VIN# EBAY DON’T RECOGNIZE GREYMARKET VIN#

HAS CLEAN TITLE I HAVE A CARFAX REPORT HERE IS THE VIN# WDB12604412006032
SEND ME MESSAGE WITH EMAIL AND I CAN FORWARD THE CARFAX REPORT

LIST OF REPLACE OR FIX PARTS
NEW COAT OF 727 WHITE CLASSIC PAINT HAVE RECEIPTS
NEWER TIRES ABOUT 2K MILES ON THEM HAVE RECEIPTS
NEW GAS FILTER NEW AIR FILTER COMPLETE TUNE-UP.
NEW MERCEDES BENZ BATTERY
HAS NEWER BRAKES I REPLACE THE BRAKE BOASTER AND MASTER CYLINDER. THE SHOCK ARE BLISTER REPLACE BY PREVIEW OWNER IN 2008 I ADD THE H4 EURO LIGHTS WHEN IMPORTED THEY TOOK THEM OFF IN SOME CASES, I ALSO ADD THE AMG/FRENCH YELLOW FOG LIGHTS.NEEDS REPLACING OR FIXING A LISTED ON CONDITION DESCRIPTION.
HAS IT’S ORIGINAL TOOL BAG AND OWNERS MANUAL, ALSO HAS FIRST AID KIT.

THIS CLASSIC AMG HAS COMPLETELY NO RUST ON THE CAR ANY WEAR!!!

AS FAR AS AMG DOCUMENTS I DO NOT HAVE ANY.
SO HOW DO I FIGURE, ITS A TRUE AMG CLASSIC, FOUND IN THE INTERNET IS CLASSIC O’GARA COACH COMPANY WORLD CLASS LUXURY ADVERTISEMENT.

WHEN THE 500SEC AMG CAME TO THE US. IT WENT THROW CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE. THEIR IT PASS US AND CALIFORNIA EMISSION TESTS AND GOT STAMP ON THE DOOR JAM. STATING THE IMPORTERS NAME OR COMPANY NAME. THEIR IT STATES
O’GARA COACH COMPANY.

INTERIOR LIST OF UPGRADES
1. AMG RECARO SEATS
2. AMG FLOOR MATS
3. AMG SILVER ARROW STEERING WHEEL
4. AMG MOMO STEERING WHEEL HUB ADAPTER
5. AMG LEATHER WRAPPED SHIFT KNOB
6. AMG MATCHING FRONT AND BACK SEAT WITH WHITE PIPING
7. AMG BURL WOOD CENTER CONSOLE

EXTERIOR LIST OF UPGRADES
1. AMG COMPLETE BODY KIT
2. AMG CHROME ATS PENTA 8*16
3. AMG RARE TRUNK SPOILER
4. AMG A LA CARTA SOME CHROME DELETE
5. AMG CHROME TRUNK EMBLEM BADGE

PERFORMANCE LIST OF UPGRADES
1. AMG SUSPENSION
2. AMG LSD 282 DIFF
3. GTS 55 POWER CAMS
4. REMUS CAT BACK SYSTEM

pay pal only for deposit.
wire transfer
cash
cashiers check
pick only
i reserve the right to end auction early due to private sale outside of ebay.

It certainly is a lot to take in, but it looks the part for sure. I’m a bit confused by the advertisement; no documentation about the AMG parts – or, importantly, whether this was an AMG-built car or a car assembled from AMG parts, is provided. I would guess that, in part, is why the bidding is so low currently, sitting below $10,000. For that amount, you get the great SEC look in a bit overdone but correct “dipped” white, some fantastic looking wheels and Euro goodies, and a host of AMG upgrades. The package is about as perfectly 80s as you can get, minus Crockett and Tubbs. The white over blue is a nice combination, though I’d probably change the wheel color to either silver or matching white to complete it. I also liked on the 380 how the AMG badge was black – even if it wasn’t correct. These cars aren’t for everyone, but show up to a meet in this and you’re sure to draw an appreciating crowd. What a neat car!

-Carter

Reader Ride Success Story: Land Shark – Buying in to the Awesome and Scary World of the 928

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Back in November, I wrote up a trio of German luxury coupes in the 10K Friday “Big Coupe Off”. While the “smart” money thought the Mercedes-Benz was the best deal of the three, the car that captivated me was the early Euro 5-speed 928. Clean in look and design, the 928 still looks fresh today and while it isn’t as popular a model as the 911 it has a devoted following and an even greater fan base. Most of those fans, though, are fearful of the 928 maintenance stories. If that alone isn’t enough to scare them away, many that are affordable have fallen into disrepair due to the higher running costs. As such, the 928 presented a dilemma in that particular showdown; it was the best looking, it looked super clean, but it had needs and needed mechanical sorting. That seems to be the conundrum of the 928; buy one that is very sorted for a higher price, or run the tables on one that may turn into a money pit.

As with many of the posts we write up here, there are plenty of tire kickers and internet-cash-speculators who are happy to throw down with little knowledge of what actual ownership would or wouldn’t entail. I was a bit surprised then to see someone join the discussion on the Big Coupe post with the message that they were the brave soul who bought that particular 928. Did he know something I didn’t about the car, or was he on the verge of bankruptcy? I had to know, and the new owner Jim was kind enough to share his experiences with us. Enjoy!

GCFSB: Was an early European model 928 your goal, or just a bonus to find?

Jim: Typically, I look for ‘Euro’ models. Early 928s (’77, ’78, 79) possess an inherent purity with a direct link to the original design. In particular, I appreciate the purity of the Euro models having difference elements than US models – 8” H4 headlamps and no rear bumper overriders, for instance.

Porsche built near 500 RoW 928s before US production started. So, I prefer early serial numbers due to their rarity in the US. This one is a late ’78 build, so it interested me for different reasons. There were many running changes to the 928 between ’77 & ’78, and having a later build gives me an opportunity to assess these differences and improvements.

GCFSB: The car appeared in good condition in the photos, but it was said to need mechanic sorting. What amount of mechanical work does it need and did this concern you at all when purchasing?

Jim: Most important to me is that the engine spins and transmission shifts – check. Beyond that, I assume the typical mechanicals of a 36 years old 928. My experience is they all need the similar service – having less to do with miles and more to do with age.
For instance, when these early 928s aren’t driven much, the fuel system can suffer. So first I inspect fuel delivery system, then drain/drop the tank and replace old rubber hoses.
There are mile-related items which are good to see in the service history. Clutch, brake pads/rotors, etc. may have be done 20 years ago, but if they’ve only seen 10K miles of duty, all the better. It’s always nice to find big-ticket items with light use.

In the case of this 928, I’d consider it very typical but wanting for a better service history. Was I concerned? No, it was expected.

GCFSB: Were there any surprises, good or bad?

Jim: This 928 had been retrofitted with ‘S’ model spoilers. Originally, it came without them. I was pleased to find they were installed with little impact on the body, which made it easy to return the car to its stock configuration.
Another pleasant surprise was original wiring wasn’t butchered along way. Granted, I removed a pile of additional wiring (which is typical), but it was all tertiary, thankfully.

This car saw some road use in the northeast, and as such had experienced some salt corrosion. Keep in mind, the 928 was double hot-dipped galvanized, so we’re not talking about Karmann Ghia-type concerns here. But it affected the original finishes, which will need to be addressed during restoration.

GCFSB: Now that you have this neat 928, what are your plans?

Jim: I plan to restore it. It’s a very striking car that has a lot going for it! It needs a good going-over, and when it’s done, will be an excellent driver’s Porsche.

Mechanicals will be addressed, to include an engine refresh. Interior will be buttoned-up, and I may replace the carpet with black Sliverknit. Paint will be restored and improved where needed. The car will be returned to stock as close as possible (it’s not far from stock to begin with).

Ultimately this car will go back on the market. My plans is to continue to elevate the early 928 market by offering nice and reliable ‘driver’ examples. The key with this one is to highly improve it while keeping to a budget – granted a very fair budget. To make this happen, the car will be offered at a premium. Premium car, premium price. Biggest question is how will the 928 collector market react? With a strong desire to elevate the appreciation of early 928s, there are risks involved. However, it is clear to me we have a lot of momentum, and we must keep pushing on.

GCFSB: Do you have any other cars in the garage?

Jim: Too many, if that’s possible! There’s a ’77 Euro client car next-up for restoration. Also, you’ll find the oldest pre-production 928 ever built. It was press car and Weissach test vehicle for Porsche, ca. ’77-’79.
At my Father’s farm, there’s another pre-production 928, the 6th one ever built. Also a press car, it holds a very rich pictorial history. Currently going through a long-term preservation restoration. Lastly, an ’87 S4 5 speed in factory pearl white metallic. This one will go on the market next spring.
Always looking for more, because I’m just that crazy!

GCFSB: Jim, thanks for your time! You run a 928-themed business – can you tell us about it?

Jim: Here’s an excerpt from the front page of my website, 928 Classics:
Dedicated to the restoration and preservation of your classic Porsche 928.
What this means is I have a strong passion and desire to preserve and elevate the early 928 (77, 78, 79) into the classic status it deserves, given its significant place in Porsche history.

928 Classics is a client-based business, and all you early 928 owners and your cars are my clients. It’s my strong goal to be involved with as many as I can get my hands on, and I’m prepared to help you with your 928 restoration project.

I’m very excited about the future of our cars, and look forward to serving you.
Jim Doerr – Owner, 928 Classics

Do you have a success story you’d like to share with us? Send us an email at germancarsforsaleblog@gmail.com. If we select you we’ll feature your car on Facebook!

-Carter

First production 1992 BMW M5 Touring for sale

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M5 tourings command a lot of attention on this side of the pond, regardless of generation. I’ve seen an E61 M5 in person thanks to some clever license plating, but only pictures of the E34 and dreams of the prototyped E39. Some clever chap bought this E34 M5, the very first produced, from the original owner 6 years ago and had it professionally imported to the US. Clearly someone with an eye for that kind of provenance cares more than a little, and a high-quality repaint from top to bottom along with a reskinned interior show the lengths he was willing to go to make this a prime example. No matter how much rebuilding happens, you can’t turn back miles, but an engine and transmission replacement means it has more like 150k than 220k. You’ve got a few years left before E34s are legal to import, and you’ll never get a chance to buy the first Touring.

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Year: 1992
Model: E34 M5 Touring
Engine: S38B38 3.8 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 295,000 km (~ 220,000 mi)
Price: Reserve-on auction, $40k Buy-It-Now

Click for more details: 1992 BMW E34 M5 Touring on eBay

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I am the proud owner of first M5 touring ever produced. I imported it from Germany and had it federalized by Barry Taylor Enterprises in Richmond, Ca. Here’s a link to the world wide M5 Touring Registry :http://www.bmwmregistry.com/models.php?id=25, my car is at the top. BMW made 891 Tourings and never brought them to the USA. I have owned my car for 5 years and it’s time for a change. If you are looking at this ad you know how rare and special these tourings are. Here’s a link to great information on the E34 M5 http://www.bmwmregistry.com/model_faq.php?id=12

Here are pictures from Germany before I bought the touring:
http://euromcars.com/gschultz/04-09-07/

History:
In the beginning of 2007 I stated to browse the German car site Mobile.de for an M5 touring. I saw my car and had my friend who runs euromcars.com go and check it out. It turns out the car is the first M5 touring to be built. There is some dispute with my car’s vin ending with BL01001 and there’s a BL 01000 but the experts in Germany insist that mine was done first. I purchased the car and had it federalized by now retired Barry Taylor Enterprises. He had been in the car importation business for over 45 years. It took until the middle of 2007 for me to get my car. I bought the car from the original owner.

Condition:
Exterior- I had a complete paint job in ’08. I just had the hood, roof, bumper, and grille re-sprayed. It had picked up too many stone chips. The wheels were refinished 2 months ago. I just installed all new euro bumper strips. It looks pretty good. The front bumper was bead blasted down to clean plastic and painted. The body shop felt this the best way to make it like new.

Interior- Very clean, I’ve had all of the seats recovered with good leather. It gets a ton of complements. The only modification I’ve done was to change the radio to a later BMW CD43 unit with Ipod connection. The iPod cable is near the parking brake. The FM had died in the original. I have replaced the rear window blinds and the rear dog net. I just purchased one of the last sets of OEM black floor mats. The dash is clean with no cracks. The door cards aren’t perfect but I’ve seen much much worse.

Since I’ve owned it I’ve replaced:
Valve adjustment just completed
Fuel pump and CPS
The brakes were replaced the first year I owned the car
Radiator replaced first year
Alternator (February)
PS pump
2-EDC shocks, ordered from Greg at Concord BMW (Great guy)
A/C compressor, has been converted to R134. It blows cool but not cold.
Front steering components
Very recent drive shaft rebuild including guibo and center support bearing.

I have just passed strict California smog inspection. It burns virtually no oil. A fellow E34 M5 owner came by and asked me to start it up while cold. He was utterly amazed at how smooth it idled. We tried to balance coins on the plenum. This phrase is used a lot but I would truly drive this car cross country without fear.

I bought the car with 295,000 kilometers and it now has approximately 369k or about 220,000 miles. It had a factory engine and transmission replaced in Germany at about 100k kilometers. With 220,000 miles it’s not ready for a concourse but it’s in very good condition.

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This is a definite unicorn and the owner knows it. The cleanliness inside and out is impressive and when stacked with first-born history, it’s a serious counterbalance to the mileage. He’s going to a get a very nice price, and someone else can have an ///M trump card for the shows without worrying about driving it.

-NR

Afternoon Accessories: BMW Alpina Euro Front Spoiler

Apparently it’s Euro E28 week on Ebay, and while there hasn’t been much in the line of good E28 cars there have been some good E28 accessories. Today’s Alpina front spoiler is no exception – one of the more sought-after accessories for modded E28s. The Alpina items combine a look of both class and sport that perfectly suits the character of the 5-Series:

Year: 1982-1988
Model: E28
Condition: Used
Price: $195 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: BMW E28 Alpina Front Spoiler on eBay

For Sale:

Alpina front spoiler – Euro version for BMW E28

type: 4100654

Spoiler is in two parts.

Cut in such a place that it is easy to connect the two parts together.

Spoiler is without loss.

REAL PHOTO!

Watch the pictures carefully. Pictures don’t lie – it shows the real picture of the item being sold.

This what you are watching and buy – you are going to have for yourself.

Shipping and costs:

Whole package is ready for shipment from Poland.

I will send item within maximum 3 days of receiving the money. It is usually the next day.

Shipping all over the world. Cost of shipping to USA, Canada etc. = 75 U.S dollar

The parcel will be send by Polish Post (priority airmail). Parcel is Valuable with acknowledgment receipt.

Delivery is quite long – about 2-3 weeks. Take it into account, please. Customs control additionally can delay the delivery of parcel.

After sending the parcel I will give You the tracking number of parcel via the ebay. You can track your parcel (where it is actually).

I am waiting for payment up 7 days.

Possible forms of payment:

1. PayPal

2. Deposit into a bank account (I will give the BIC and IBAN numbers)

The form of payment depends on You. You choose what You like.

I invite to bid. Really worth it.

If You have got any questions or doubts I encourage to ask.

3….2….1….bid!

Copy photos and description of the auction is prohibited and going to be reported to ebay service immediately

I’ve seen a few Alpina spoilers in person and I don’t remember them being two-piece, so my guess is that this is either a copy or has been cut. Either way, it’s priced well at $195 and the two-piece configuration should make it much easier and less costly to ship. With some finish work this could be a really neat detail to add to your E28!

-Carter

10K Friday: Big Coupe Off – 560 SEC v. 633 CSi v. 928

Today we’re going to have a slightly different flavor for 10K Friday – big coupes. All three of today’s cars represented the peak of their respective brands when they were new and all three have achieved cult followings and collector status. Yet all three do their jobs in very different ways. We’ve got a last of the breed 1991 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC, a beginning of the run European-model Porsche 928 5 speed, and a middle of the run E28 switch-over 1983 BMW 633 CSi. Which would be your Coupe du Jour? Let’s start with the Mercedes-Benz:

Year: 1991
Model: 560 SEC
Engine: 5.6 liter V8
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 138,122 mi
Price: $9,000 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC on eBay

Great Looking Vehicle!
Last of the lifetime W126 Models, last seven off the assembly line in absolute museum quality. This car has always been garaged kept. It also has new front & rear disc brakes, new calipers, new front & rear ceramic pads, and a completely new AC system. It runs & drives flawless with no issues. No dings, dents or scratches. Absolutely no rust, with a very clean interior, no rips or tears and the leather is in pristine condition. Perfect wood work with no cracks in the dash and the carpet is in excellent condition. The new high end Sony radio provides features such as: Pandora, USB, Ipod, remote. Please take a close look at all pictures and enjoy the beauty of this car!! Any questions call before bidding – Andy 561-714-6355.

BID WITH CONFIDENCE!!

This car certainly looks pretty clean in the photos, and miles are right about where you’d want them. Price seems to be really great for the condition and claimed “museum quality” status. While that may be an exaggeration, the car does appear well kept. In out last executive sedan shootout, the Mercedes-Benz 560 SEL was pretty soundly defeated by the newer Audi S8 and BMW 740i; but in this case, the 560 is the newest of the three and in the best condition. I love the pillar-less design of these coupes, black is an appropriate color (though probably not what I would have chosen) and aside from the radio, it appears all original. It sure looks like a lot of car for your coin – but will this “German Corvette” sway your decision?

The early 928s, like the early 6 series, are the cleanest of the designs, especially in Euro-trim. While they’re not the most aggressive looking, it’s amazing how fresh the design still looks now 35 years later. This particular model is one of the better ones to look at for enthusiasts, with a 5 speed, red exterior and that crazy psychedelic interior:

Year: 1978
Model: 928
Engine: 4.5 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 38,866 mi
Price: $ 9,800 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1978 Porsche 928 Euro on eBay

Almost 40 yrs old and only 38,000 orig miles on this beautiful 1978 Porsche Euro Edition! This was the 1st year for the 928 and this low serial no. car is sure to increase in value! 5-speed manual shift, 4.5 V8 engine, top speed of 150 mph the euro edition had more HP then the standard 928.

Porsche Indian Red paint and camel interior with retro MOD black and white seats and door panels this car turns heads! adult owned and garage kept, just passed inspection right before we purchased it and regular service was done.

Never wrecked or altered still has the orig Alpine radio/tape deck and Porsche phone dial wheels with goodyear high speed tires. Yes the orig tool and first aid kit is still tucked away in the back! (see pic) Power windows, locks and antenna all work as do the kool pop up headlights! Equipped with AC that will need recharging as this has been in storage for awhile. We have many service records, books and manuals that go with the car along with a new battery and car cover! car is in driveable condition but does need some minor work. Fan bearing is worn and left valve cover is leaking oil so we would recommend trailering this vehicle.

Email with any Q’s, or call 856 261 9999 and we will be glad to answer. We are in southern NJ not far from Phila. Pa. and you are welcome to come see the car. We are selling this car AS IS with no warranty and have described it to the best of our knowledge but we are not Porsche experts and this is a vintage automobile!

paypal down payment due within 24 hours and balance due in three days by cash or certified check or money transfer to our bank. thank you

we reserve the right to end auction early as this is also for sale locally, thanks

While it sounds like it needs a mechanical freshening, the condition this car is presented in is impressive and the miles look believable. If you want an early 928 that would be collector status, I think this one fits the bill perfectly. The 5 speed coupled with the European motor gave a lot more motivation than the U.S. market saw until the end of the run. Yes, it has needs, but I feel the price appropriately reflects those needs and this one surely is the looker of the group. But if Porsche repair bills are a little too scary for you to contemplate, how about this BMW?

The 6 series is on an upward tick in value, following the steadily appreciating E30 and newly rising E28 models. While I think the early Euro-cars are the best looking of the run, without a doubt the best drivers are the later E28-derived models such as this one. White over blue probably wouldn’t be everyone’s first choice, but this car is presented as an all-original 1 owner car:

Year: 1983
Model: 633 CSi
Engine: 3.2 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 134,000 mi
Price: $ 8,500 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1983 BMW 633 CSi on eBay

Up for Sale is My 1983 BMW 633CSI in factory original Alpine White paint with original Pacific Blue leather interior. This car is a true survivor and is all original, no accidents or damage EVER. This is an estate 1 prior owner California Car. This car has no rust, no re-spray and factory original under coating. Perfect under carriage. I bought this car from a car broker that got it from the estate. I have a copy of the original California title and original California plates. Along with the car comes the original books and cassette cleaning kit (cool). Factory tool set intact but missing a pliers. You can get in this car and drive antwhere…..

This car is an amazing RARE Alpine White over Pacific Blue 5 Speed California Model. Up until now the car has been off the road since 2005. Appears it would not pass smog and was garaged. I have gone through this car and it is back on the road and running great. I have spent dozens of hours and over $3000 in parts/service alone in the past 60 days. Receipts included. Car is now smog and odometer exempt in most states. Please check your states DMV for its laws.

Here is a list of the items serviced and repaired in the past 60 days.

Fuel Tank removed and professionally cleaned and sealed.
New Fuel Sending unit
New fuel pump pickup
New fuel filter
New fuel pressure regulator
New Fuel injectors
New Water Pump
New thermostat
Coolant flush and bleed
New CTS (coolant temp sending unit)
New ICV (idle control valve)
New ICM (idle control module)
New Battery
New center shaft bearing and support bracket (for drive shaft)
New Guibo (center shaft bearing)
New Clutch Slave Cylinder
NOS Wagner Amber head lights
Oil Change

The car starts right up and runs very smooth. No smoke or leaky valve guides. Very strong engine and trans and shifts very smooth. Car drives tight and handles very well. These cars are the European muscle cars of the 80’s only way more smooth and solid. The original Alpine White paint is in excellent original condition with only a few minor dings. No rust or peeling of any kind. All trim in good shape. Factory matched basket wheels are in great shape. Factory under coating intact and no issues under the car. Power sunroof works great. Power windows go up and down. Cabin heats well and blower fans work. Dash has a few cracks from the California sun and has a dash mat in place. Door panels are excellent as well as carpet.

Here is what I feel still needs to be serviced at some point in the near future.

Front end alignment
New muffler
New tires
AC service
New rear speaker pods
Repair driver seat leather
Replace speedo gear
Dye interior all back to deep rich Pacific Blue
Buff and wax

This car is a great investment and will only go up in value in the very near future. You just don’t see time capsuls like this very often. I wish I could keep the car but I have to many projects going right now and don’t have the space.

Please ask all questions before bidding. All sales are final. Paypal deposit as soon as auction ends. Full payment due in 3 days. No monkey business. Buyer responsible for all transport cost’s.

Please call me to discuss 773-562-3925
Thanks

So unlike the 928, lots of service to get it back running, but also some time needed to finish sorting the details. For me, the mid-range 6s in the 1980s are the least appealing of the run, but they’re nice drivers, pretty reliable and long lived, and certainly will appreciate if maintained over the coming years. Though this car looks rough in the photos, I think with some time and attention the exterior would really sharpen up quite a bit, though the interior also needs attention. As with the 928, the price in part reflects the need for work, though while I think the 928 price is more or less spot-on, I think this price may be a little high still considering the work needed, overall condition and miles on the car.

Were it my money, it’s down to the Mercedes and Porsche. The 560 looks pretty immaculate, especially considering the price. The logical side of me says “STAY AWAY” from the 928, but I love the color combination, the interior, the manual transmission, and European build. Those details would just be too much for me to overcome and enough to push the better Angel off my shoulder.

Which would you choose?

-Carter

Afternoon Accessories: Volkswagen Corrado E-code Euro Headlights

Even though the Corrado’s headlights in U.S. form were not nearly as bad as the 1980s Volkswagen/Audi products, swapping in European market headlights is still a popular option for both looks and light output. Today there is a nice looking set of Hella European lights on Ebay:

Year: 1989-1995
Model: Corrado
Condition: Used
Price: $700 Buy It Now

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Original VW ECodes European Corrado VR6 Headlights. All tabs intact. You will need top level adjusters. These are fully functional with great reflectors and glass.

FYI!!
I have one electric adjuster available in my other auctions. I also have an awesome OSRAM HID H4 conversion kit available which eliminates the need for a harness and connects to you norm H4 harness. Plug n Play with hi/lo setting.

The description notes that you’ll have to get either the harness or the conversion kit, so factor that into your purchase as well. Corrado Euro lights are a bit more rare than some other models which in part explains the higher price. If you want this look though, you’re probably willing to pay for the right parts.

-Carter