1970 BMW 2800cs on Copart

rsporsche

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didn't see any pic of inside the engine compartment, but it isn't hard to imagine the redo of all rubber, including rebuilding of the carbs / fuel lines. but the body looks straight and the interior looks very good. seems possible that the upper dash could be damaged from the heat. if it goes for a reasonable amount, it looks worth saving
 

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I don't think the engine fire would concern me that much....if the price of the car reflected it (or MORE than reflected it ;) ). If no sheet metal was warped in the process, just engine parts are relatively inexpensive.
 

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Ya, not too worried about the fire damage; just wondering what those shock towers look like.

Ditto the trunk, underneath, rockers, etc.
 

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That's a strange place for a fire isn't it? You'd think if there was a fuel/carb leak, the drivers side center would be toast. The thing that's killing the value down the road is the salvage title... Unfortunate because that's a great color combo for a hotrod build...
 

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as the ultimate wet dream of most is a 3.5l engine on triple webers , i don't see why a 2800CS would be worth less....... ;)

i completely agree with you. as i mentioned, i own a 2800cs. i also love the free revving 2800cc engine, similar to the 3.0csi engine. my coupe has a 3.5L (fuel injected) but is getting a major improvement as we speak - a SFDon built euro b34 (10:1 compression) engine being installed currently. the point is, for some reason, the uneducated Americans think the 3.0cs is worth more and is a better car ... we all know that once the brakes are replaced with vented discs all the way around, there is virtually no difference except the trunk badge.
 

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Who knows, that may have been a steal. On the other hand, I have some experience with melted wiring and damn, it is tedious.
 
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