1974 BMW E9 3.0cs
This is an original UK delivered car without the usual UK floor rot! The car was exported from the UK many years ago to a NZ expat working in the UAE. He took the car back to NZ with him where it changed ownership once. We then bought it and brought it into Australia in July 2016.
The car was restored at some stage and repainted in its original Polaris Silver. The bodywork really presents well even though there are a few blemishes. There is a small dent / paint chip on the bonnet and roof where it looks as though something fell on the car. There are a couple of very small bubbles underneath the paint in the usual E9 trouble spots. We have had the blemishes looked at by a reputable panel-shop locally, and the quote is in the region of $5,500 to sort it all out. The bumpers have been re-chromed in the past, but not a great job. They have started peeling in some places and ideally would need to be redone. Budget another $1,000 for this. We'd be happy to have these rectified for the buyer at their cost. The floors and sills are original and rock solid with no signs of any rust. The underside has been treated with black anti-chip paint.
The interior is exceptionally clean. The seats have been recovered in period style blue velour and vinyl. The carpets are new, the dash has been revarnished, and the door cards are all good with no speaker holes. The headlining is original with no tears or marks. The car was fitted with a period aftermarket aircon at some stage, and a more modern stereo head unit. The original 40cm steering wheel is still fitted to the car. All the glass is good and the electric windows work (painfully slow as is the common bugbear on all of these cars).
Mechanically the car is very sound. A new BMW motor has been fitted, and the gearbox rebuilt. The drivetrain is smooth and quiet and the car drives well. The steering and suspension has been inspected for Rego Inspection, and minor faults rectified. The car runs on her original 14" alloys with hubcaps on good tyres.
The car is currently on ACT Club Plates after having been over the Government pits for RWC.