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SamiA

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Dear BMW and especially E9 enthusiasts,

I’m so excited not only to be here but even more to be able to tell that finally also I have bought myself an E9.
The car is 1973/1974 3.0 CSi with M90 engine, Fjord blue exterior and blue leather interior. The car is originally an Italian delivery. It’s been imported to Finland in mid 90s and has then been gone through. Simultaneously the engine has been swapped.

I have been following these cars in the European web pages mobile.de and autoscout24.de every now and then during the last maybe two years, with increasing frequency. At some point I also started to follow this E9 forum as well as the BaT. Firstly I was sooo impressed by the level of knowledge you share here and also in comments in BaT. After I got over the first impression, the desperation started to take place: how in the world do I have courage enough to buy this kind of stunning looking and race history owning but so prone for rust car. Maybe I would not have had. Maybe I would not have ever bought one, if I hadn’t noticed an advertise in Finnish car sale site with an E9 in almost next village, with reasonable price. So I just had to buy it or I would have regret for the rest of my life.
How wise it is to buy and own a car which is allergic to water in a country which is covered with (nowadays wet) snow and ice for 4 months and the roads are kept ice free and dry with salt? Not very. But hey, there just are things one can not justify with wisdom….

So the car is not original. And you experts can maybe easily notice several “mistakes” in it. I am interested in hearing them, even though I bought the car to be enjoyed by driving myself and seeing it in my own parking lot or garage and not be taken to exhibitions. But please be gentle, I’m still new here….

By the way this is not my first classic BMW. Some 30 years ago I learned to drive with my own 2002tii, though that was not original either.

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Gransin

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Welcome Sami,
I saw it when it came up for sale and it disappeared just as quickly, great buy if it was as beautiful as it appears in the pictures :)
 

Strato102

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Car looks great! like my Italian car in regards to four power windows and A/C. M90 is a perfect swap. Very quick. Those birch trees remind me of a great drive in Finland; great place to own a coupe!
 

DWMBMW

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Looks like a very nice coupe! Sounds like the snow/ice flaps on all 4 wheels are needed.
 

SamiA

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Thank you all.
Car truly has flaps on wheels. But I have no intention to drive the car during the snow season. Though it might hard to resists when the spring arrives, sun is finally shining and the roads are drying again...
 
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