First off has anyone here actually checked out this car up close or in person or is everyone here prepared to plunk down a 4 year education from William & Mary on a car they have never seen?OK Chicane, I'll take the bait. What is so funny about the price?
I feel your pain Abe. It happened to me once with a Guilia Ti. Instead of fixing all the problems I ended up selling the car for a lost. The only ones who benefit are the PO and my mechanic. Lesson learned.This looks like a great looking car at a great buy assuming no rust...much better than the
POS I was sold by someone one on this site that claimed it was a rust free car. Paid 22k for a car that had front and rear collision, rust required door, hood, trunk replaced. The differential was falling off, the attachment for the seats had been modified so had to be welded and replaced. When you opened the glove box it would fall to the ground. Transmission never leaked because it had no more fluid to leak out. The rear brake caliber was stuck in a grip position....I can go on and on and on.
Always do an inspection and don't trust anyone that you do not personally know no matter how good they sound on the phone. I would buy this car in a heart beat over what I went through.
Very well put! It does have the "Carl Nelson" say so badge. More like 19K-20K.First off has anyone here actually checked out this car up close or in person or is everyone here prepared to plunk down a 4 year education from William & Mary on a car they have never seen?
I'll tell you what is so funny, that ^^^, and the fact that you have a 180K miles car that is resto modded with Dinan suspension components (for what car I do not know as they do not make E9 stuff), given that on any unibody car, chassis flex will certainly come into play and during normal use weaken the chassis to some degree. That the new engine and mechanicals do not enhance the car but may indeed mask other issues. That we have seen time and time again that resto mods DO NOT add value to coupes (or most other cars) but devalue them. That during the peak of the market the few pristine originals were garnering $40K (max) and that a well worn driver goes for about $4k-$8. That you are basing your ASSUMPTIONS on a weak Craigslist ad with three small pics (they couldn't link to a bigger site with more pics?).
Not to mention someone said he spent twice as much building this thing, REALLY?? The ad said original paint which means no paint or body which is by far the biggest expense. How much do you think a blueprinted 3.5 goes for I would say about $5K. thow in the other stuff and you have another $5k (MAX).
My guess is someone found a rust free coupe in decent condition, but with a tired 3.0 and suspension and decided to re-market it as an E9 Hot Rod with a new engine and suspension.
Yes, I LOL'ed. Even if the car is what they say it is I would say $18-19K max....IMHO.
Can you post the pics?Uh, I received pics from the seller. That ain't the same engine compartment! It may have a 3.5, but it does not have a nicely detailed engine compartment. The picture on Carl Nelson's site does show the exterior, but the picture below it of an engine must be from a different car. I thought the price wasn't too crazy until I saw the actual engine compartment photo. A letdown.