51 13 1 810 539 is driver side black hood grille which shows production suspended 8/27/1996. It was superceded by 51 13 1 827 275 which also shows production suspended 09/14/2017. So these are no longer available as far as I know.
GENUINE BMW NOS DRIVER SIDE CHROME HOOD GRILLE 51 13 1 827 281
Never installed plastic "chrome" version with glossy finish on the outer thin edges and a satin matte finish on the wider flat surfaces.
This is NOT the newer plastic “chrome” version that is glossy throughout.
I feel a little like a drug dealer but I put away my scale when I was moving and have no idea where it is. I am curious though as well.
I will ask Gerhard Reiser, the host of the Deutsche E9 Forum, from whom I bought the grille.
When I asked him about the imperfection, his response...
GeNUINE BMW NOS DRIVER SIDE HOOD GRILLE 51 13 1 827 281
This is the plastic "chrome" version with glossy finish on the outer thin edges and a satin matte finish on the wider flat surfaces.
There is another plastic “chrome” version that is glossy throughout. This is not that version.
There is no reserve. Not making any judgments about the seller, but no reserve does not preclude shill bidding on eBay. Many cars "sell" and then are relisted immediately. I think if anybody bids 40K+, they will own it.
Up to 35K with 5days to go! It was RNM on BAT with high bid at 34.5K (36,225 with premium considering 5% BAT fee). Surprising to see that people are bidding on this without a thorough PPI. Has anyone in LA gone to see this coupe?
Please refer to this post:
DO NOT USE
(WallothNesch 51131400012). I used one on my original ones with the dual satin /chrome edge finish and when I tried to remove them it broke off one of my...
I did not call ECS. I did call Maximillian and they said both left/right black fender grilles are available. Both left/right chrome is back-ordered with no timeline for availability (so not NLA per se).
Ordered 61 21 2 353 803 from BMW of Beverly Hills. $145 list. Supposedly it is a rebadged East Penn battery. 45 Amp Hour 600 CCA. (Previously wrote 50 Amp Hour as one of the internet sites had it written as such)