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    Thoughts on these guys? One of the auction houses that I buy stock from on a weekly basis has a 1974 525 (badged a 2500). Was really surpised to see it as nothing that old is ever up there. Saw it tonight and as you'd expect for a car built so long ago, in an unrestored state it is pretty rough round the edges and sills. It's a one owner car with full history and just 60k on the clock that a BMW dealer owned since 1993. Looked underneath and both out sills need replacing/patching but could see inside and the inners are fine as are the chassis rails etc.

    Worth a punt or not chaps? I love the fact it is so retro and would be lovely to waft around in in the summer but I'm not naive enough to realise its probably a money pit

    Here are some pics of it.







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    That aint a E12 or a 525 it is what you said it is a 2500, a bigger sized car than a E12.
    It is actually a E3 Chris

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    Cheers Mark, thought it looked like an E12 but obviously not then!


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    No mate it is an old car all together

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    If you can get it for cheap enough its got to be worth a go?

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    Go for it James!as Plumb said this is e3 and looks qood so maybe you wouldn't have to spend much money on it to put it back on the road..

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    I've been offered it for a grand. I think its the type of car where when you start pulling it apart you start to think what have I got myself into?!? Followed by lots of tears, blood, sweat and topped off with bankruptcy so where do I sign?


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    You've got the space to take it slow and not get in to deep to fast?

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    Yup I've got a great big barn thats converted into a dealership so it could sit in the corner under a car cove. Looked on RealOEM and there are surprisingly a huge supply of parts still available. Very tempted but not sure if I've got the old rose tinted spectacles on.

    Poor man's CSL? I like.



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    They can be a real rot-box.

    Buy it. I went with my Dad to look at an Orange one in 1975, was going to chop in his Marina against it. Decided not to do it, I still bear that grudge ....
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