Hi Folks, I joined in December 2014 after driving by my neighbors E9 for nearly a year. This car has been parked for roughly 20 years, driven occasionally, and likely spent a good chunk of that time outside. The rain damage is limited to what you would expect from a car that sits, and doesn't drive. The fender seams are clean. The shock towers and trunk are clean. The window frame is the biggest area of concern, as well as the rotten rockers. It looks like only one floor pan needs replacing, the driver's rear. The interior needs much work given that the car was taking on rain water. The owner said he drove it to his new house a year ago. This was validated when I bought it today. We hooked up an outboard gas tank to the mechanical fuel pump, and it fired up on first crank. I drove my very first BMW home this evening. I probably should have picked an easier project I created a valuation thread in December to see what to offer the gentleman. http://www.e9coupe.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17883 The valuation thread was a bit of a debate on restoration, doing work yourself versus having it done. How does one define restoration, etc. etc. Needless to say, I purchased the car. This won't be a checkbook restoration. Although it will likely hurt future resale value for me (if I ever decide to sell), I will be forthcoming with the cost to get this car road worthy and attractive. I prefer not to turn this thread into a debate on how rusty the car is. This thread will prove that out with pictures. Here is my first restoration pic. Notice the fuel line going from the passenger seat to the engine bay. I have a trunk full of factory wheels. I also have a set of blue books. The engine also has dual weber down drafts. Most of the discoloration on the body in the pic below is moss. It's a PNW thing... The owner is a good guy. He honored his original price after I low balled him (IMO). He received counter offers that were higher by others that passed by (including a alleged coupe owner with M6 engine - Edit: confirmed owner, we talked). Purchase Price: $3,000 Summer Activities: Get passenger door unlocked Strip Interior Soak Carpet in Vinegar/Water, then blast with my Power Washer Steam Clean Fabric Seats Clean headliner Remove Dash, assess firewall from inside Dry Ice to the sound deadening, assess Replace Floor Panels as needed Replace Interior parts as needed Remove Tint Check Brakes Replace Fluids Rinse/Seal gas tank Replace fuel filter flush fuel lines Source Parts Cruise I will be shying away from any engine/suspension. My goal is to get the car drivable for the summer, see how I like it. I will update this thread as I go.