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Old 03-29-2009, 12:26 AM
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Check out this BMW ('74 3.0 Si)

Was traveling in the country recently, and came upon this gem for sale. Any thoughts?









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Old 03-29-2009, 12:33 AM
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I thought these cars said Bavaria on the back.


I LOVE the coupes...

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Old 03-29-2009, 12:44 AM
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Was traveling in the country recently, and came upon this gem for sale. Any thoughts?







I know a guy seriously interested in one of those. Any6 contact info available to pass to him?
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Old 03-29-2009, 01:50 PM
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Any thoughts?

Buy, drive, enjoy.

That's so identical to the one I owned in '94-95 I thought it was the same car. Mine was an automatic carbed 3.0S. This is an EFI model with a manual and a sunroof and I paid $1500 in 1994 for a lesser version!

Drove the hell out of that car, I was a 19 yr old pizza delivery guy and the big BMW took all I could dish out. Until I bumped the AT selector into reverse at 70 mph (the lockout button was broken and I was too dumb to realize why that would be a problem...) so I sold it for cheap with a bad trans.

BTW the difference between this and a Bavaria is nomenclature. Bavs were carbed, had vinyl seats, crank windows standard. 3.0S/Si had all the toys, leather, and the option of EFI. A manual 3.0Si is the king of the hill IMHO...

Go get it. Assuming the rust isn't bad (heck, that paint looks original!)
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Old 03-29-2009, 02:08 PM
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It looks pretty clean, for the money if its in decent shape it would be a fun car. Looks like its going to need some new gaskets, you can see in the picture the windsheild gasket is pretty cracked. But thats to be expected on a car of that vintage.
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Old 03-29-2009, 04:35 PM
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Looks cool except for those hideous bumpers. That 5mph legislation certainly threw a curveball at the car designers in those days didnt it.
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Old 03-29-2009, 05:59 PM
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Abysmal fuel economy, but a solid performer.

Certainly a rare car as it has the factory fuel injection and leather and all the attendant bells and whistles that came with Si cars.

I'd buy it, stick a 5 sped overdrive from a later BMW in it, European bumpers, and enjoy.
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Old 03-29-2009, 07:12 PM
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Super nice, and a MO inspection sticker too! I'd love to get my mitts on that car.
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Old 03-29-2009, 07:57 PM
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GRAB IT, GRAB IT, GRAB IT!!!

For $1500 you cannot go wrong. Just the parts are worth much more than that!

Plus it is a hoot to drive!

Bavarian Auto has all sorts of performance parts for it. Lowering springs,exhausts, etc.


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Looks like that marina is in Gravois Mills, western part of the state I think...
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Old 03-29-2009, 10:58 PM
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Dave you are a super sleuth! That is where it is. The seller also had a 300D just like mine, but it was his own car and not for sale. I can't buy another cr right now (read shouldn't), so I'm passing, but it sure is cool.

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