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day66

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Firstly, thanks to the admins for getting me logged in.

So, I've been tempted to buy an E9 for a few years and finally took the plunge a couple of months back.

There's not much for sale in the UK so i took a punt on a CSI in the Bonhams auction, here it is ...

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Currently it's a non-runner, as it's been off the road for around 20 years - first priority is to get it mobile, and I'll take it from there!

David W
 

day66

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Thanks - I'll get the camera out again tomorrow!

I've been picking through the paperwork. I have the early service history and plenty of other documents to confirm the mileage of 85,000 or so. The car was an executors sale, the last, late owner bought in 1977, so it's only had two owners before me.

I've not found anything that looks a major problem yet, probably the nastiest thing is the standard 4 spoke steering wheel, which looks like it should have been fitted to a Volvo!
 

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Welcome to the group, and congrats on the purchase. Looks like I nice car to get you going. Looking forward to seeing and reading more.
 

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Welcome David. I'm sorry to have missed your introduction.
As I am relatively local I will help in any way I can.

All the best.
 

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hey David Brexit , that steering wheel is on the wrong side ! :D;)
congrats ! seems nice…. hope for you not to many gremlins in it after 20 years garage.... yes, get it mobile soon !!!
 

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I've been making a number of strategic purchases! The original plan was to recommission and get on the road, but while I have most of the engine bay apart, I think it going to be prudent to go through the whole front end -so that's wings off and a (light) restoration thread! The car is basically sound and very original in many respects so I want to keep as much of that as I can.
 

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Yes, bought as a non-runner. I expect a few weekends would have had it running, but probably not well, so I figured I'd rather go through everything first since it's not looking like it's run for 15 years. The paperwork suggests a recent (in miles!) engine rebuild/replacement, but I plan on removing the head in any case - it would probably benefit from a check over.
 
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