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Old 04-13-2022, 07:18 PM
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picked up a LeMans blue from auction..

Look what I found on copart yesterday.. 2004 4.8is with approx 160k miles (based on carfax). came out to about $2k delivered after fees

2 owner, no accidents. local NW vehicle. 39 service records, mostly from BMW Seattle. unknown running condition. carfax says it was stolen 11/2021, insurance paid out, recovered 12/2021.

from the pics the exterior looked decent, and sport cloth interior had it towed today to my place. just took a quick look around before i went to work. interior is trashed. battery is dead. 2/4 doors wont open. exterior looks decent, no major flaws. aftermarket double din, amp missing in the back.

the good news: engine has oil, looks clean.

weird news: found some interesting items inside from "previous owner" (crack head starter kit).

interior needs a deep clean. battery is on a charger. if it runs, going to restore it. if it ends up being a dumpster fire going to part it out.

let me know what you guys think
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Old 04-13-2022, 07:20 PM
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Are there pictures I’m not seeing??
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Old 04-13-2022, 07:35 PM
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For $2k... that's a win whatever you end up doing with it. Assuming you have the time/space to part it of course. That interior needs some serious disinfecting though judging by the possessions left by the last inhabitants.

I'm hoping it savable, but that's because I'm a masochist for derelict BMWs. Like a woman that has to take in every stray dog and cat they find... That's me, but with Bimmers.
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Old 04-13-2022, 08:54 PM
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you might get more than you expect

Looks like a good project (I like blue), but since it was in the possession of unknown types, might I suggest fumigating the interior; you might be receiving more than you want while working on it.

I've used Raid or HotShot fogger/fumigators to kill vermin infesting project cars (or even co-workers' cars, when I'd work on them), if they were especially dirty, smelly, visibly infested, or came from a bad part of town. HaHa, the last one is a funny; any part of any town can be bad, these days.

Of course, leather, plastic and glass need covering beforehand, to save clean-up, but carpet, the headliner, & cloth interiors just get de-loused. No clean-up afterwards. I may be the only one that has done this, but it worked for me, killing ants, roaches, presumably lice & bedbugs, too. Nowadays, Covid-carrying-cooties may be eliminated.

Seriously, good luck on your project!
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2k... can't really go wrong there! Hope it runs!
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Looks like a rolling meth lab.
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Looks like a rolling meth lab.
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Looks like a -fancy- rolling meth lab.
Fixed it for ya
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Fixed it for ya
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Look what I found on copart yesterday.. 2004 4.8is with approx 160k miles (based on carfax). came out to about $2k delivered after fees

2 owner, no accidents. local NW vehicle. 39 service records, mostly from BMW Seattle. unknown running condition. carfax says it was stolen 11/2021, insurance paid out, recovered 12/2021.

from the pics the exterior looked decent, and sport cloth interior had it towed today to my place. just took a quick look around before i went to work. interior is trashed. battery is dead. 2/4 doors wont open. exterior looks decent, no major flaws. aftermarket double din, amp missing in the back.

the good news: engine has oil, looks clean.

weird news: found some interesting items inside from "previous owner" (crack head starter kit).

interior needs a deep clean. battery is on a charger. if it runs, going to restore it. if it ends up being a dumpster fire going to part it out.

let me know what you guys think

Can you go on mdecoder and look up what the specs are for this build? I'm curious!
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