Bid for the chance to own a M30B34-Powered Euro 1973 BMW 3.0CSi 5-Speed at auction with Bring a Trailer, the home of the best vintage and classic cars online. Lot #52,034.
Whoa. That does look crazy. Never noticed before, but I just went to the garage to check. It's a split in the undercoating, from what I have no idea. I poked my fingernail into the crack and there's more undercoating underneath it, so maybe it just dried that way? Nothing metal-related. Thanks for the adrenaline this morning.YOu have an awesome E9 and not much to fault on it. Bravo for taking the time to remove the rocker covers; bids will be higher because of that.
One question I have is the driver's rear floor pan; is that a undercoating line, or a weld line here:
Thanks. I'll keep an eye out for comments on the '74 items. I myself was blissfully unaware of the provenance of those, so hard to say where the Werk Shop found them. They have been functional, I will say.I love the subtle grey and the wheels. You should do well with your honesty and transparency. What seems strange to me only is the MY 74 axial A/C compressor and rear mount 74 style shoulder belts. Good luck!
I assumed it was a scrape from running over a BAT nay-sayer, probably his belt buckle.Whoa. That does look crazy. Never noticed before, but I just went to the garage to check. It's a split in the undercoating, from what I have no idea. I poked my fingernail into the crack and there's more undercoating underneath it, so maybe it just dried that way? Nothing metal-related. Thanks for the adrenaline this morning.
Well, I actually looked harder just now, without a car under the lift, so I could stand underneath the car with a flashlight. I now conclude it IS actually a scrape, but not THROUGH the undercoating, thankfully. It follows an odd path from front to back, inside the frame rail to the floor pan, so whatever caused it must have been narrow and taller than a belt buckle. But I like the way you think.I assumed it was a scrape from running over a BAT nay-sayer, probably his belt buckle.
Nice presentation, honest, without pretense. As my late dad would have described it, "quite handsome". Love the Ascot...Polaris with some unique attitude. I know that you will do well with the auction.
I teared up a little when I read that this morning...<sniff> Thanks for the underscoring of my own comment. I don't think anyone at BaT will object. FYI, in discussion with my auction "adviser," he also noted that they had been inconsistent on these displacements in the past, and added:
Thanks. So strange that they have a concurrent listing for a 3.5L M1. I get that they can say there are mistakes of the past but both of these ads were being worked at the same time. It's not a people problem, it is a policy issue. They need to determine if they list displacement for all makes/models based on the true specs of the motor, the engine code, or the manufacturer's (and generally accepted) figure. When the next B35 is listed as 3.5L, that will affirm that they have done nothing to address your concerns.So the compromise we reached, or that they insisted on, was calling out the displacement in to the ML rather than rounding down to 3.4, which was what they did originally in my listing. In the end, anyone actively bidding on this car will know what the engine is.