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Canadian144
07-20-2012, 01:01 AM
Hi,

Up for sale is a 1980 BMW 528i. It is a 5 speed car with the fuel injected engine. It spent most of it's life in B.C. and has spent the past 10 years inside a garage. It is dirty, and needs some cleaning, but is a very solid car.

Before it was parked, it ran and drove. Have not tried to start it since then.

The interior is in excellent shape. The paint is slightly faded but is in really good shape overall, considering it's the original paint. There are a few small rust spots, mostly on the drivers side. The bottom inside of the drivers door has a few areas of rust, as does by the rear of the engine bay on the drivers side. The worst instance of rust is on the drivers side rear quarter panel, and it is not that bad. The rear shock towers are in excellent shape, with no rust or rot, just like the underbody.

This car really just needs some cosmetic TLC and a tune-up.

These cars are getting incredibly rare, and finding one in this shape is even rarer. I do not have a set price in mind, as I have no market value to base the value of this car on - look at how many have been for sale locally recently. None! Make me a fair offer. I can be reached via PM and then email or phone. The car is located just outside of Georgetown if you would like to see it in person first.

This car has spend the last 10 years inside. If we don't receive any reasonable offers, it will stay inside for the next 10, at which point these cars will be all the more valuable. We just have too many other projects on the go to deal with it.

We also have black E12 530i, automatic, that has been sitting outside. It would make an excellent parts car. It is shown in some pictures. It would be sold without the wheels currently on it, and without an ignition. This car could be worked into the deal. It was also running before parked.

*** would consider trades for 2002s, E24 6 series, and E9 3.0 BMWs only.

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The Twin
07-20-2012, 11:38 AM
my insides are crying.

Canadian144
07-20-2012, 02:29 PM
Haha why's that? It's been stored inside and hasn't rotted outside in the elements.

I got one kijiji offer within 20 minutes of posting for $250. I lol'd. If this doesn't sell I'll just buy it from my dad, do the minor work needed, and put it on some bbs wheels.


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drenius
07-20-2012, 02:33 PM
very painfull to see the extent of neglect on these classy lady's
i probably would not pay more than $250..hint hint, wink wink, know what i mean, say no more, say no more...

sproule905
07-20-2012, 04:14 PM
I see a triumph TR6 in the first pic. Any decent parts on there that are forsale?

T.Dot_E30
07-20-2012, 04:58 PM
I hope you don't expect to get much for it in that shape....

You are better off cleaning it up and trying to get it running if you want anything decent for it. As it sits it will need a ton of work to get it road worthy...

Canadian144
07-20-2012, 05:19 PM
I should note that the panel that goes underneath the steering wheel was removed but can be seen in front of the passenger seat. The exhaust was also removed from the car before being parked but is included with the car.

I see a triumph TR6 in the first pic. Any decent parts on there that are forsale?

Haha what parts would you be needing?

I hope you don't expect to get much for it in that shape....

You are better off cleaning it up and trying to get it running if you want anything decent for it. As it sits it will need a ton of work to get it road worthy...

Anyone seriously interested will be able to see past the dust and bird shit to the unmolested clean example of a late E12. I can't imagine it needing a ton of work... a ton of detailing, yes. Other than that... some new tires, new fluids, lubricating the brakes, etc etc. If it comes to doing all that work... we will just keep the car!

Ceeker
07-20-2012, 07:35 PM
unmolested seeing past the bird shit?? do you know what bird shit that sits on paint does to a car over time? not even a genie can take that off. eats right through the clear if there is any. the interior needs as much a cleaning as the exterior. As for as sitting? all the bushings are probably drier then a witches tit...the car needs extensive work and possible restoration due to the neglect.

the car is for parts or scrap. sorry dude..not to ahem. thread "crap" but seriously. LOL

13blackknight
07-20-2012, 10:07 PM
I have to agree with the posters, it appears the car will need alot of work, body, cleaning, restoration, all suspension parts, braking components and being it's a old bmw electrical for sure.
If you believe it needs minor work and some bbs wheels, then I suggest you do that because you will get more money for a car that's running an looks better.
In the current state $250 is what most people would be willing to pay.
Good luck with your sale


QUOTE=Canadian144;1575662]Haha why's that? It's been stored inside and hasn't rotted outside in the elements.

I got one kijiji offer within 20 minutes of posting for $250. I lol'd. If this doesn't sell I'll just buy it from my dad, do the minor work needed, and put it on some bbs wheels.


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sproule905
07-21-2012, 08:40 AM
Haha what parts would you be needing?


send me some pics of the Triumph. msproule [at] rogers (dot) com

Also, what year is that TR6?

bmwm5lover
07-21-2012, 06:16 PM
its a couple hundred dollar car. if anyone offers you more, TAKE IT and run.
It doesn't even have any rare euro parts.

Canadian144
07-22-2012, 05:59 PM
Ah well. Here goes the thread. Thanks to those that have shown legitimate interest via PM or Kijiji.

I should clarify that it's a 1981. The parts car is an 87.

To all the shit talkers crowding this thread - it's clear that you have no interested in the car and are clearly not destined for ownership of a classic BMW.

unmolested seeing past the bird shit?? do you know what bird shit that sits on paint does to a car over time? not even a genie can take that off. eats right through the clear if there is any. the interior needs as much a cleaning as the exterior. As for as sitting? all the bushings are probably drier then a witches tit...the car needs extensive work and possible restoration due to the neglect.

the car is for parts or scrap. sorry dude..not to ahem. thread "crap" but seriously. LOL

Is your head on straight? WTF is wrong with you. If you scrap every car that has some clear coat issues... you've got some serious problems. Parts or scrap? Are you ****ed?

The interior is all together and in great shape. With a steam cleaner and some carpet cleaning solution it would look great with an hour or two of work. The wood trim is in great shape, as are the seats and dash.

If you consider this car to be needing "extensive work" then you've never had a real project car. The interior is all together, and the drivetrain is solid. The clear coat obviously has issues but that's not a huge deal. The body is in excellent shape and not rusted out like most E12s. The brakes need to be greased but anyone with any experience could have them greased and the lines bled in a few hours.

I have to agree with the posters, it appears the car will need alot of work, body, cleaning, restoration, all suspension parts, braking components and being it's a old bmw electrical for sure.
If you believe it needs minor work and some bbs wheels, then I suggest you do that because you will get more money for a car that's running an looks better.
In the current state $250 is what most people would be willing to pay.
Good luck with your sale

HAha electrical work? Where the hell did you pull that out from? I don't think a single one of our other 20 or so vintage BMWs has electrical issues. The older cars are very basic electronically.

This car really doesn't need that much work at all in comparison to what a lot of other E12s are like. The rear shock towers are mint, and there is minimal rust on the rest of the body.

send me some pics of the Triumph. msproule [at] rogers (dot) com

Also, what year is that TR6?

Ok I'll email you soon.

its a couple hundred dollar car. if anyone offers you more, TAKE IT and run.
It doesn't even have any rare euro parts.

Hahaha sure. Maybe if someone offers me $260 I should take it right?

Just because something doesn't have rare euro parts on it doesn't mean it's not collectible. This car is all original and is an excellent example of a North American E12.

motion
07-22-2012, 06:53 PM
you have clearly no experience with cars.

First things first...that car or any in those pics for that matter were NOT properly stored.
Do you know what happens to hoses, tubes, lines where there is still liquid in them? ie antifreeze, oil etc????

that motor will have to be pulled and refreshed up. I wouldnt want to just change fluids and start it up because it will have some serious wear marks in the cylinders after assuming it starts that is.

Needs all new tires, brakes (rotors, pads) most likely calipers are seized,,,,chances are it needs new handbrake cables, all the suspension bushings are more then likely dried up or will get cracks the minute you move the car

the list goes on.

you best bet is to take the car out of its current spot and wash it out and then go from there for a sale....

btw why is the interior floor carpet so stained? looks to me like at one point in time the windows or something was down and a shit load of water or snow remained in there and probably took its toll on it.

that car needs atleast 2-3 days of intense detail work to get it cleaned up not 2-3 hrs. LOL

Ceeker
07-22-2012, 06:56 PM
you have clearly no experience with cars.

First things first...that car or any in those pics for that matter were NOT properly stored.
Do you know what happens to hoses, tubes, lines where there is still liquid in them? ie antifreeze, oil etc????

that motor will have to be pulled and refreshed up. I wouldnt want to just change fluids and start it up because it will have some serious wear marks in the cylinders after assuming it starts that is.

Needs all new tires, brakes (rotors, pads) most likely calipers are seized,,,,chances are it needs new handbrake cables, all the suspension bushings are more then likely dried up or will get cracks the minute you move the car

the list goes on.

you best bet is to take the car out of its current spot and wash it out and then go from there for a sale....

btw why is the interior floor carpet so stained? looks to me like at one point in time the windows or something was down and a shit load of water or snow remained in there and probably took its toll on it.

that car needs atleast 2-3 days of intense detail work to get it cleaned up not 2-3 hrs. LOL

you are too kind. fcplm:D

v_bimmer
07-22-2012, 07:22 PM
You are defending your car so much that its sooo great.

At least take some time to wash the car from the bird shit, especially if you are not willing to accept $250 for it.

In its current shape, it resembles the shit on the windshield. Old, dried up, worthless, shit.

ezbst
07-26-2012, 12:47 PM
Does this car come with 4 matching rims? I see a steelie mounted on the passenger rear.

///Maluco
07-26-2012, 01:39 PM
If you truly want to get more money for it, I suggest giving it a good clean-up including the interior. Get it running so any new potential buyers can see/hear the drivetrain is still good to go for sometime. Make sure the brakes are in good working order so test drives can result in positive feedback for you.

Sadly these E12's are not fetching very much especially when you compare them to other classic BMW's like the E9's and 2002's nowadays. E3's are also starting to turn around slowly as long as the rust bug hasn't started transforming them.

This reply is not intended to offend you in any way, just offering you suggestions to help you obtain more than what you've already been offered.

Good luck.

Canadian144
07-30-2012, 06:43 PM
Does this car come with 4 matching rims? I see a steelie mounted on the passenger rear.

Yes.

If you truly want to get more money for it, I suggest giving it a good clean-up including the interior. Get it running so any new potential buyers can see/hear the drivetrain is still good to go for sometime. Make sure the brakes are in good working order so test drives can result in positive feedback for you.

Sadly these E12's are not fetching very much especially when you compare them to other classic BMW's like the E9's and 2002's nowadays. E3's are also starting to turn around slowly as long as the rust bug hasn't started transforming them.

This reply is not intended to offend you in any way, just offering you suggestions to help you obtain more than what you've already been offered.

Good luck.

You're absolutely right. We just don't have the time right now. Busy setting up some better air compressor piping and working on some other cars. If it comes to it, then yes we will have to do so. 5 years from now I predict these E12s will be turning around similar to the way the E3s are starting to now. I'm not expecting someone to hand us $5000 for the car as it sits, but just a reasonable offer.

sproule905
08-02-2012, 06:55 AM
Send pics of the TR6 already!!

Canadian144
08-04-2012, 10:20 PM
bump ttt

Canadian144
08-12-2012, 10:29 PM
Bump it

MBrown
08-13-2012, 12:00 AM
"a quick detail and some new fluids"

.........

seriously expect anyone here to believe that?

Eurostyle
08-13-2012, 01:05 AM
This car needs a RESTORATION!!! Nothing short of that. Not trying to hurt your sale, but very few peaple are ready for this kind of work, even fewer on this site. The hard reality is that people who like this kind of cars will spend some more $$$$ to get a clean original (or restored) one.

Unless you want to do a quick Bondo job, you WILL need to cut and weld new metal in. Most rubber parts will need to be replaced, and so are all fluid lines, gas tank, fuel pump, brakes, bushings, and so much more.

Good luck with the sale, but you might as well clean it up and store it INSIDE for another 10-20 years! *th-up*

freshpots
08-13-2012, 09:03 AM
lol you should start to consider paying somebody to take it off your hands

Marky Mark
08-13-2012, 11:14 AM
This reply is not intended to offend you in any way, just offering you suggestions........

Why people offer UNSOLICITED advice on a for sale thread is very poor form. *no-no*fcplm*thmbsdwn*

Bump for the seller and GLWS.

davericher20
08-13-2012, 11:42 AM
Unsolicited advice is mandatory for any seller who is out to lunch.

///Maluco
08-13-2012, 01:40 PM
Why people offer UNSOLICITED advice on a for sale thread is very poor form. *no-no*fcplm*thmbsdwn*

Bump for the seller and GLWS.

Welcome Mark Dobias (aka 'Mark in Toronto' from mye28)

I see you've decided to come back on-board to MaxBimmer under a different name too.

My addition to this thread was a suggestion that was well received from the seller unless he would like to state otherwise which I have no issues with.

Marky Mark
08-14-2012, 09:09 AM
Welcome Mark Dobias (aka 'Mark in Toronto' from mye28)

I see you've decided to come back on-board to MaxBimmer under a different name too.

My addition to this thread was a suggestion that was well received from the seller unless he would like to state otherwise which I have no issues with.

Thanks for the warm welcome back to Max, Eddie Ribeiro aka (Eddie in TO from Mye28.com). Your reputation is well known in these parts.

The way I see it, people such as yourself who offer unsolicited advice may have some knowledge in a certain area, and need to share it with people in order to feel needed and important. *par-t*

///Maluco
08-14-2012, 09:38 AM
Thanks for the warm welcome back to Max, Eddie Ribeiro aka (Eddie in TO from Mye28.com). Your reputation is well know in these parts.

The way I see it, people such as yourself who offer unsolicited advice may have some knowledge in a certain area, and need to share it with people in order to feel needed and important. *par-t*

Thanks for the kind words Mark. Have a nice day.


BTW...your first 4 posts speak volumes about who you really are and your hidden agendas.

Marky Mark
08-14-2012, 11:05 AM
Thanks for the kind words Mark. Have a nice day.


BTW...your first 4 posts speak volumes about who you really are and your hidden agendas.

Thanks Eddie for your hearty and hospitable greeting!

And yes, I've been a big fan of Alpina Man's S54 swap and continue to closely follow the additional modifications he is making to his car.

I would add you owe the OP an apology for highjacking his thread. Shame on you.

Bump for the seller and GLWS.

*wave*

ezbst
08-14-2012, 05:30 PM
Bromance Alert!

davericher20
08-14-2012, 11:07 PM
Bromance Alert!

Lmao *th-up*

Canadian144
08-27-2012, 02:43 PM
I don't know whats going on with this thread. Don't really care either.... so bump!

Canadian144
09-12-2012, 01:58 PM
bumppp

Canadian144
09-30-2012, 11:30 AM
bump

Canadian144
10-17-2012, 08:43 AM
bump. At this point ready to buy the car from the old man myself and take it on as project car #4... we'll see.

RockerGuy
10-18-2012, 12:01 AM
Anyone seriously interested will be able to see past the dust and bird shit to the unmolested clean example of a late E12. I can't imagine it needing a ton of work... a ton of detailing, yes. Other than that... some new tires, new fluids, lubricating the brakes, etc etc. If it comes to doing all that work... we will just keep the car!

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-88f10irxW1U/TbGXKaazsJI/AAAAAAAACzw/AXOmx10Lwuw/s1600/Not+Sure+if+serious.jpg

Canadian144
10-18-2012, 12:24 AM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-88f10irxW1U/TbGXKaazsJI/AAAAAAAACzw/AXOmx10Lwuw/s1600/Not+Sure+if+serious.jpg

OMG you're so funny......

I don't ****ing understand this forum.

If there are issues with the price, or you have a comment that you think may start controversy, then please use private message (PM).


If you don't like my description send me a PM. Never before have I seen such blatant disrespect for the rules on a forum as in this thread. Nearly all comments in this thread are from people who would have ZERO interest in buying the car regardless of the condition. SO GET THE **** OUT.

I never thought I would see so many panties get bunched up... if you all think a little bit of cutting & welding makes the car ready for scrap then you're ****ed...be a man and learn some bodywork skills. I've seen plenty of E46s with worse rust problems.

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Robb
10-18-2012, 09:45 PM
Those are nice. Some euro bumpers, a drop and some wheels and it'd look killer !

Blackedout95
10-18-2012, 10:57 PM
Truth hurts or it doesn't hurt and people just think other people are stupid and when said truth is spoken keep up the act.

Eurostyle
10-19-2012, 02:23 AM
I never thought I would see so many panties get bunched up... if you all think a little bit of cutting & welding makes the car ready for scrap then you're ****ed...be a man and learn some bodywork skills. I've seen plenty of E46s with worse rust problems.



I think the problem might be about going from: "It is dirty, and needs some cleaning, but is a very solid car" to "if you all think a little bit of cutting & welding makes the car ready for scrap then you're ****ed."

If you started this post with "Nice E12 in need of restoration." i highly doubt we would be having this conversation...That is just IMO.

InfiniteDice
10-19-2012, 09:42 AM
If you have a 1936 328 I'll take that with some rust on it.

Canadian144
10-20-2012, 01:25 AM
I think the problem might be about going from: "It is dirty, and needs some cleaning, but is a very solid car" to "if you all think a little bit of cutting & welding makes the car ready for scrap then you're ****ed."

If you started this post with "Nice E12 in need of restoration." i highly doubt we would be having this conversation...That is just IMO.

All depends on what you want to do with the car...... I'm pretty sure that from a rust perspective, the car would pass safety fine. New tires, lube brakes and look at rotors/pads, check brake/fuel lines, and change fluids. The other day I saw a video where a black fox body Mustang with paint that had more bird shit caked on was buffed back to life with some quality clay, cutting compound, and polishing... obviously was a lot of work. Again comes down to WHAT you want out of the car.

Would be best to pull engine and clean-up/inspect before initial start-up, but you could probably get away with squirting some quick-start and crossing your fingers. M30s are known to be pretty bulletproof, plus it's not like they are super rare or expensive if worse came to worse....

Not really expecting to generate any sales leads out of this thread (never was after the 1st page) but it certainly is entertaining to see all of these responses..... well at least it's going better than this thread: http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1900632

E36is
10-20-2012, 07:12 AM
i say keep it. bag it, lsx, staggered 16 inch and it'll be a retro fun car!

eugerspeed
11-24-2012, 09:19 PM
I'd be interested in purchasing the rear spoiler on the black car if it is for sale.
Please PM me to discuss.

vincenthclam
11-24-2012, 11:06 PM
Clearly candidates for sleeper S54 swap.

dbworld4k
11-29-2012, 03:28 PM
Finally some entertainment on Max!