BAT New M30-Powered 1972 BMW 3.0CS 5-Speed now live at BaT Auctions

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    My 2019 New Year's resolution is not to get on the forum to point out flaws of cars for sale. :) So I will not note what I see. But I do think the title of the listing is odd, as essentially all 3.0CS coupes (and CSi's, 2800 CS's, etc) are powered by an M30 engine from the factory, no? That's like saying "Look at that guy, he breathes air!" :D
     
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    right up the road from me
     
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    Right Stephen. A "flaw" in the listing is NOT a flaw in the car. You are still resolved. (If that is the right word)
     
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    Okay, I have a question, which by nature of articulating it will reveal some items I "see" in these pics. But it is all just for my own edification. Really. :)
    The car is listed as a 1972. The bumpers appear correct for a '72 (I think - specifically the brackets, over riders, and license plate lights). The seats appear to be '74+, which is fine - they may have been changed or re-covered. No big deal. But here's the question: The VIN is a higher number than my '73. Did the VIN numbers run sequentially? Or did they skip around? If sequential, could this actually be a '74 with a Euro bumper conversion? I am not suggesting that is the case - just trying to learn about the VIN details that BMW used.
     
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    That’s an auto VIN, 2250204, built 6/9/72 before your manual VIN coupe.
     
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    This coupe was on eBay in 2011. Door panels are recovered as well. I remember seeing the hole cut in the driver side fender, pretty strange.
     
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    Inspection access? That is the most positive spin I can put on it. :D
     
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    Nice lookin car with a lot of fotoes...still, I'd really like to see under the (supplemental?) weather strip/seals on top of the fenders...
     
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    I want to see what's in that hole!

    Looks fairly solid otherwise (needs a new exhaust for sure).
     
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    What's holding the hood up?
     
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    Magic! Probably a combination of the hood being almost vertical and the hinges being tight. Weird though.
     
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    I don't get a good feeling about this car...
     
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    "Almost vertical" = risk of " hood edge contact"
     
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    I knew I have seen this car before. It was actually the rubber fender seals that @dp mentioned that I recall the most. I was still obsessing over Jeeps back in 2011...

    https://www.e9coupe.com/forum/threads/72-in-quebec.23434/
     
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    So in 2016, it sold for $31k.

    From what @ny30cs said in 2011:

    "I offered $25k for the car and went to pick it up in PA. I took a train home. Color change, was blue, trunk had rust and the quality of the repaint was horrible. The wood needed to be done over and it was a MESS. I didn't even start it. It was a 20 footer. It needs a TON to make it right and don't know if it would ever be. That was a lot of money for that car. Was worth about $10 to $14 at best in that shape......The interior needed to be done over and I KNOW what that costs......The seller didn't even know it was a color change!!!! "


    Doesn't sound like it's worth more than $31k in 2019.
     
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    Good eye. Let’s keep this quiet in the bat comments to see once and for all if bat indeed shill bids. Won’t be surprised if the car reaches 30 or 35k with two or three days left.
     
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    Does this mean the automatics have a 225 and the manuals have 224 starting their VIN ? My '73 started as an Auto and has 225 VIN #.
     

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