eamo

Classic Bahnstormers

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Hi,

 

This car is not known to me but try contacting Forum member "weber magic" as this is up in his neck of the woods and he may know about this car.

 

The cars looks like it could potentially be a good baseline from the pictures and write up, but you probably need to "go look see" in the flesh to be sure.  Good luck with your search.

 

Regards,

 

Mick

 

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Hi Eamo,

I purchased a car from Classic Bahnstormers and use them for servicing.  Really enthusiastic and dedicated to E28s.  Thorough in the work undertaken and great at sourcing parts.  Fair pricing and great aftersales attention if you buy one of their cars.  Go take a look at the car!

 

Cheers

Darren

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Thanks Mick and Darren - appreciate that

Flying over in the morning for a gander so fingers crossed

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Probably time for me to fess up at this point.

 

 

I am Classic Bahnstormers.

 

 

It all got going by accident really as these things often do. I bought a donor car because I needed a few bits and bobs (the basalt blue 525i on the website) and when I got it home and realised how good it was I couldn't bare to break it. In fact another forum member and I had gone halfs on it so we set about restoring it.

 

 

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Smoked it about for a while and then sold it on and so the story has gone on. Quite by accident we've picked up some repeat business such as from Darren above and I am now at the point where I am negotiating to buy my local BMW specialist. The plan is to service all BMW's but specialise in 80's stuff which is what we know and love.

 

 

 

The car in question has been off the grid a long time so I doubt you'll be able to source any info on it although I'd love to see it if you do.

 

 

I had planned to go to town on this car before offering it for sale as the website ad suggests. It is a superb basis for a project with spotless unwelded sills and wheels arches. It does as I told you on the phone require rear disc baking plates as what's on there is totally shagged and the ABS is not working. I believe this to be a front sensor rather than a rear abs ring but I would have changed those when doing the back plates anyway.

 

 

To be totally transparent, I have done literally what was required for an MOT and so the car could be shaken down. It's had spark plugs, oil change, rear camber limiters, some brake pipes, front drop links and a new viscous fan coupling. I have also flushed the brake fluid and removed and serviced all the brake callipers.

 

 

This is a nice honest unrestored low mileage M535i with a good spec. It's far from a perfect car but it has bags of potential and the doors, pillars, sills, wheels arches and other normal rust spots are all sound. It also drives very well and feels nice and tight. It's all there with complete tool set and original wheels with tyres that aren't perished.

 

 

The only reason for me selling as an unfinished project is to raise money for my acquisition. I am having a fire sale and will be listing pretty well all the stock I have on car and classic within the next month.

 

 

I am looking forward to meeting you tomorrow and hope that you find the car as described. As I said on the phone it's not my business to waste people's time by pretending things are better than they are.

 

 

I hope everyone else will understands the nature of how I've come to this point. It's only been a conscious thing for about a year although I have told a few people on the forum what I'm doing in that time and have every intention as reregistering myself as a commercial entity on the forum when it becomes my main income.

 

 

I had hoped to launch myself by inviting everyone to a breakfast meeting (bacon butties on me) if I am successful in acquiring the local specialist. I thought it would be cool to offer people the chance to get their cars up on a ramp and use the workshop for the morning.

 

 

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Please feel free to have a good noose through the website. I welcome constructive feedback and comments.

 

 

www.classicbahnstormers.com

 

 

Many thanks Steve

 

 

 

 

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Really good and honest response, hope the expansion plans work and the car is question finds new home.

Just what this forum needs is an honest and open dialogue on cars and bits,

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Steve,

 

I agree and second Keith's (Urquattro) comments above.

 

It will be really good to have an E28 specialist business owned , managed and run by an enthusiast and fellow Forum 5 member B)

 

Best wishes and good luck with the acquisition.

 

Kind regards,

 

Mick

 

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Cheers guys,

 

No problem Eamon, I've been a little nervous about fessing up here as when I joined I was just a bloke with an E34.

 

I have told many people that this is the best car site I have ever used and want to ensure that it doesn't lose its core purpose of being a community for like minded people and a good source of technical information which I always give willingly.

 

 

 

 

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Good luck fella.

 

Its always good to hear of someone giving it a go.

 

Regards

John.

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