Sorry I can understand the confusion, not trying to keep adding. About 3 years ago I got the car out of storage from the owner. Shortly after my wife was pregnant. Baby came time dried up. About a year ago i moved the car to a friend of mines house. He has a covered RV parking area at his home. He is also a certified bmw mechanic. We were going to tackle this with my father in law who is a professor of welding and blacksmith.Your offering keeps getting more interesting. You can’t get a clean estimate from the group if you keep trickling little bits of information in though. Used front fenders in good condition go for $700, and inners are as much or more. You have major structural issues with the right-front area, but you don’t mention the fact that you have an entire spare passenger side front clip until the end of page 2. The fact that you have already sourced these parts is huge. Please take no offense - but lay out what you have up front!"View attachment 31708
I could not get a firm quote. Was given a soft quote with the customs disclosures. Soft quote was 8k...but not responsible for additional customs charges. This car belongs with miklos. In 6-8 months it will be perfect and can drive forever...no rust.I like the idea of sending it to Miklos for metal work. I love following his work on Facebook - he's an artist! Did you get any quotes on shipping it there and back again?
or list it for 15k on craigslist and it will be on ebay from googout or BHCC for 22.5k the next week. KEEP the petri and sell it to one of the many people on this forum that would love to buy it.
I agree. $10K has been my high water mark for the shell with bag & tag parts. The OP’s car is worth at least $10K in parts though. The extra $5K is mainly due to it being a CSI. Also, this car is still assembled which is a major bonus. I don’t envy anyone who tries to assemble an e9 from a bin of parts. I attribute it to a Lego set with no directions. I step on Legos in my house every morning so it’s a relevant analogy for me.I just finished working with buyer and seller on a 74 needing paint but no body work plus complete re-assembly. Came with spare 5 speed and euro bumpers.
Very few buyers for a big project like this. You are looking at big money and lots of time.
Going price as of last week for that kind of deal was 10k.
the other offers were less.
Oh man. $40k to restore, $16k for round-trip for shipping. Given that, I would just have CoupeKing or Mario at VSR do the work or anyone else in the USA that has done good bodywork on E9s.