Orange peel or perhaps not clearing off glue before painting? The sound insulation and glue used in these cars is tough stuff. I bet a coupe or two out there is still standing because the glue and insulation is holding it together.
1. Very poor timing of the sale. A Sub $35K play toy is catering to a demographic that has money to spend elsewhere during the holidays.Not sold at $27,000. This shocks me. Was this a bargain of the century? Why not?
We forget that E9's are at the lower value range of BaT offerings. They move hundreds of cars some very expensive and then the little E9 niche creeps in there and as vocal as some of us are there, just cannot stir up interest in everything.1. Very poor timing of the sale. A Sub $35K play toy is catering to a demographic that has money to spend elsewhere during the holidays.
2. The dealer did a poor job on the undercarriage and it screams polished turd. The paint job is a newer 10’er, but isn’t being presented as such.
I think that honesty and transparency goes really far when selling stuff. Perhaps not as far as dishonesty - but the former is certainly more sustainable for enthusiasts that want to continue to participate in the community.
I would have much preferred to see flaking undercoating, and surface rust on the suspension components, and more transparency.