Another BaT Coupe

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I'm sure it won't meet it's $90k reserve.

Non-oem type shsetmetal replacement and no ac working dings it the most.
 

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Big issue here is this was not restored by a big-name player ie: Korman, VSR, SFDon, etc....& this is not a club you can talk your way into.

These old BMW's have a steep learning curve & the best of us know that.

I for one think times have changed so much & BMW does not really back their product so deviations from 100% OE stock is to be expected if not embraced in certain scenarios.

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Mo
Korman did over 18k in work on my car for the previous owner and is way overpriced and workmanship is just OK. Just FYI
 
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This may be a high-watermark for '72 CS automatic-->man conversion? Or would that still be the Paul Cain car???
 

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The bidding just crested $125k. I am a bit shocked, and VERY encouraged by this. All of us who are restoring our e9's on a rotisserie should be very pleased by the support for such work. And it's not over yet...
 

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Well...guess I'll have to put my car on a rotisserie (I actually have one from my other project car) and cutoff the fenders so that it can show proof in the future of a restoration done right.
 

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This may be a high-watermark for '72 CS automatic-->man conversion? Or would that still be the Paul Cain car???
Paul hasn't sold his car AFAIK. His car is totally custom also.

Sold for $135K. That's a good bit of money:eek: And a new BaT e9 record, right?
The price seems fair given the obvious time and monetary investment. I was surprised by the $70K sale but not so much with this one.
 

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The price seems fair given the obvious time and monetary investment. I was surprised by the $70K sale but not so much with this one.
Fair, sure!
But I still think the price is way high considering it’s a -72 CS automatic, and the fact that it isn’t perfectly restored.
Seems like the buyer just wanted to own a gorgeous coupe and be happy, and not focus on the details.
Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.
 
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Fair, sure!
But I still think the price is way high considering it’s a -72 CS automatic, and the fact that it isn’t perfectly restored.
Seems like the buyer just wanted to own a gorgeous coupe and be happy, and not focus on the details. Sorry, I couldn’t help myself!
Sometimes the market speaks in strange ways like this. I hope it becomes more a trend than an anomaly. Anything that floats all our boats is welcome!
 

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Paul hasn't sold his car AFAIK. His car is totally custom also.



The price seems fair given the obvious time and monetary investment. I was surprised by the $70K sale but not so much with this one.
OH man, maybe I was thinking of this car, not Paul Cain (didn't Paul restore this one?): https://www.classicdriver.com/en/car/bmw/30/1974/119692

@ablank135, dang, your signature a bit big, dontcha think?
 
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