Nice Bavaria on BaT

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I haven’t seen too many E3’s in Riviera. To me, it is a great color on an E3. Almost like some of the modern pastel-ish colors that are in vogue right now including new BMW’s. This looks like a very nice survivor. I haven’t totally gone through all the pics yet but on the surface looks like a great car to pick up and take in whatever direction you want. Prices are softening quite a bit it seems in certain vintage markets. This will be a good tell if I am correct in that assumption. This may be a good pick up for someone as I think it will hit reserve if a fair offer/bid is given. If I didn’t live in the snow I would think about picking this up. Riviera on E9’s looks nice as well and you don’t see E9’s in Riviera very often either.
 

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After going through all the pics, video’s, and even taking into account a back East car, this does look really solid. Hopefully someone on here picks her up.
 

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I agree; will be interesting to watch and see the sale price. As usual, quite nice up top; cool colour, nice interior, and looks like look a strong survivor. However for me the undersides are THE indicator. Looks like several leaks and old maybe original bushings. It seems, most people don't pay attention to this area of cars and maybe address stuff only when needed. Even a pressure wash or a dryice blast and a 'waxoil' or equivalent treatment would get paid back plus.

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I agree; will be interesting to watch and see the sale price. As usual, quite nice up top; cool colour, nice interior, and looks like look a strong survivor. However for me the undersides are THE indicator. Looks like several leaks and old maybe original bushings. It seems, most people don't pay attention to this area of cars and maybe address stuff only when needed. Even a pressure wash or a dryice blast and a 'waxoil' or equivalent treatment would get paid back plus.

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I agree that it appears to be a very nice survivor. However, these shots indicate to me that it has probably had a repaint at some point. I don't think BMW would have gotten overspray on the undercarriage....

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Also the front seats are probably too nice to be original after 50 years and 100,000 miles....


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Not a big deal, however, and the seller doesn't represent it as original.

This is one of the 4 BaT cars I'm tracking right now (just for fun ;)) . I know that bidding tends to go fairly slow after the 2nd day or so until the last couple of hours, but all these I'm tracking are going super slow. Could it be the collector car market is softening along with the rest of the economy?
 
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I agree that it appears to be a very nice survivor. However, these shots indicate to me that it has probably had a repaint at some point. I don't think BMW would have gotten overspray on the undercarriage....

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Also the front seats are probably too nice to be original after 50 years and 100,000 miles....


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Not a big deal, however, and the seller doesn't represent it as original.

This is one of the 4 BaT cars I'm tracking right now (just for fun ;)) . I know that bidding tends to go fairly slow after the 2nd day or so until the last couple of hours, but all these I'm tracking are going super slow. Could it be the collector car market is softening along with the rest of the economy?

Sold for $25.5. I would have thought closer to $30 (but then I'm an E3 owner ;)). Maybe the economy and/or the time of year?
....thats 35K CAD! Seems pretty high but it does look very nice. I'm curious to know what a 5 speed conversion, a clean bottom (LOL!), and an upgraded interior like Recaros does to the price and or interest.
 

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I'd guess a 5 speed would help.

A clean bottom may be either a plus or a minus. Attracts some buyers, but scares off others that feel it is a cover up.

Aftermarket seats, probably a minus. The original seats are not very comfortable compared to new cars, but there are few that drive these cars enough that they would notice and it is a big departure from the stock look.

Highest price one on BaT...$64.5 4 speed, dirty bottom, stock seats

2nd highest price...$61.1 5 speed, clean bottom, stock seats

3rd highest price...$38.3 4 speed, clean bottom, stock seats

4th highest price... 4 speed, dirty bottom, stock seats
 
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