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wally509

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wally509 last won the day on October 19 2019

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    Going to PCA car shows and driving tours with my Dad.
    Cruising around with my wife and daughter in the e21.

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  1. Not at all, I greatly appreciate any and all input about selling this car. I have a tendency to just give things away to get rid of quick and move on. Unfortunately, in my current situation I can't afford to do that with this one so thanks for taking the time. Their contract states the commission is to be a MINIMUM of 12.5% of the asking price or $2500, whichever is higher, so in this case $2500. I went into this thinking that I needed to store the car anyway since I already bought something else (non BMW 😞 ) and my garage is full. If they could sell it for what I needed to get out of it, then great, if they couldn't, then I just got 6 months of heated indoor storage for $395.
  2. No. The contract is pretty clear about having it for sale "on the side". Basically if you pull the car before the contract is over, you owe them the commission. They also have a clause that if you sell it to someone who saw it at Gateway after the fact, you owe them the commission. Not sure how they would ever enforce that. I just signed up for another 3 month term with them, which doesn't cost anything. It it isn't sold by May when this three month term is over, I will probably yank it and send it through BaT.
  3. Thanks, eh. Needless to say it's still for sale at the consignment place. They have it priced in the stratosphere but insist it's priced correctly. I wanted to argue with them but a US spec '82 320is recently sold on BaT for like $35,000. It was a nicer car than mine but who knows. E21's selling for more than $10 or $15k?? The world has officially gone crazy.
  4. Not exactly a storage fee. There was a $400 fee for them to do the walkaround video and IMO not very good pictures and then do all the listings. That's for a 3 month term, then if it doesn't sell, you can re-up for additional 3 month terms for no charge for up to one year. You can see the pictures on the Gateway Classic Cars Milwaukee website. They were taken indoors under sodium lamps, flash wash out, let's zoom up on the one rusty bolt that the car has, etc. No mention in the ad of it being a factory sport package, etc. There's no need to comment on their asking price, not my idea and that's their procedure. I don't know if it has 100% fallen through but I was told the 30-day buyers contract expires next week, I don't know if they collected a deposit. My plan it to Bring A Trailer it if this doesn't work by next May or so.
  5. Question: How do you know a salesman is ________? Long story short, the car is NOT sold. I got a call some two weeks after going in to sign the paperwork, title, etc that was supposed to be "come pick up your check" instead it was " there's a problem". Now I have a car setting over there on a signed (open) title and no insurance with all the spare parts including a minty set of wheels in the trunk. Yes, I did specifically ask if there was any financing involved that might cause the deal to fall through and I was assured there was no financing involved and it was a done deal.
  6. After those pictures it went on consignment at Gateway Classic Cars Milwaukee location (which is actually in Kenosha, but whatever). The guys there shit when they saw it, Ruben and his crew did that good a job on it. It sold within three weeks for more than I originally expected out of it, despite their poor pictures and relatively poor description. Seeing as they tack their commission on top, they must have gotten a lot for it. Well, a lot for an e21, borderline e30 money. The car is being shipped to California, at least that's what they told me. It kind of sucks I had to sell that car, but it was a poor choice from the beginning. I should have bought a less nice one with more miles so I wouldn't be afraid to drive it.
  7. Picked up the car from Ruben today. It looks friggin' unbelievable! They are artists.
  8. Thanks guys! I will call around next week. edit: car is going into Ruben next week Thursday for engine compartment and outside polish and detail.
  9. Hello all, For a variety of reasons, I am going to need to sell off my e21 and need to get it prepped for sale. I'm looking for a detail shop with single stage paint experience so they don't burn through, cut off half the paint, etc. The paint is pretty good and doesn't need a full correction. I need the engine compartment steam cleaned (or whatever they do these days) and would like to at least have the underside steam cleaned/power washed, whatever, in case this car ends up on BaT. I'm in the Burlington area but don't mind travelling. Thanks! Wally
  10. This is as high as I've ever seen an e21 sell for, think about the sticker price new in '82 would have been like $16,000: https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1982-bmw-320i-21/ It still puzzles me how some of these sellers can get the undersides of these cars so friggin' clean.
  11. I use whatever my owner's manual says to use. Here's the recommended lubricants page from one of my cars, I'll just swing by Wal-Mart and pick some of this up:
  12. "This is going to protect the car if I get rear-ended my a modern SUV..." https://utica.craigslist.org/cto/d/utica-bmw-3-series/6876391548.html
  13. It also appears the strut tower brace has broken and been duct taped back together.
  14. I hate to be a guy that pee-pees on somebody's fruit loops but the odds of finding intact cloth seats of any color for an e21 are really slim. Any that are still intact will probably be found in a pretty pristine low mile car, meaning not being parted. There is a better chance of finding some pleather seats in tan, but even those will probably be starting to go off at this point. My opinion is your best bet is to have the seats redone by a local interior shop in some sort of a funky, period correct, houndstooth or pepita pattern. I realize that's going to cost money beyond what most e21 guys are going to want to spend, but... Sorry.
  15. Interesting, I thought you could buy turn key replicas for how much they want for this wrecked one? Unless the RCR ones are that much better than era or Superformance, but I don't see how that could be as I remember my buddy who knows a lot about GT40s once said the Superformance replicas were closer to the original cars than even the Safir continuation ones were. The RCR "deluxe plus" GT40 kit is not even $50k.
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