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      People also mentioned Mike Brewer here...I liked...

      People also mentioned Mike Brewer here...I liked him, too, and he also has a very important lessson about classic cars, or really any car. His main point which he consistently brought home is that...
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      The Last Boy Scout. Really the last man of...

      The Last Boy Scout. Really the last man of honor. They did not get the point of the show...that anyone can keep a car on the road if they know what to look for and how to do it. Because of him...
    3. I ask myself this question with the Six. Do you...

      I ask myself this question with the Six. Do you love it? If something breaks are you going to see this as a wasted expense or a labor of love for a car you really adore? E24 owners keep and fix...
    4. Owning two cars from the era I would look...

      Owning two cars from the era I would look carefully at parts costs and parts availability. Cars from the era are going to break. Things like r107 headlights are $800, interior parts are expensive,...
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      (Before traction control not always great in the...

      (Before traction control not always great in the summer, either. Definitely learned not to gun corners at the wrong time.)
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      You want a pretty Beetle I think you buy a real...

      You want a pretty Beetle I think you buy a real one. It was New in 1973 or so.

      https://www.dropbox.com/s/cfgsep0yc1k2jbb/File%20Mar%2008%2C%2010%2005%2048%20PM.jpeg?raw=1
    7. Poll: It kills me that my first Porsche was a '75 911s...

      It kills me that my first Porsche was a '75 911s many years ago when they were much much cheaper and I rolled it. :banghead:
    8. This is a clash if two distinct worlds, the BaT...

      This is a clash if two distinct worlds, the BaT world where everyone has an opinion and the scorecard is in excel, and the real world, where many of us enthusiasts and hobbyists have dabbled with...
    9. The last dealer on the site was actually Los...

      The last dealer on the site was actually Los Gatos Luxury cars (Qvale Automotive) after Silicon Valley Auto Group (think that was Symbolic, out of La Jolla). LGL consolidated the dealership location...
    10. You might absolutely be able to register it in...

      You might absolutely be able to register it in Cali. Now, does it have federal paperwork for the importation? Is there a customs release?
    11. What jurisdiction are you in? Your experience...

      What jurisdiction are you in? Your experience could depend on the state you are in. And thus Endeth the Bar Exam portion of the Car Lounge for this week!
    12. Italian import papers or US Customs release? ...

      Italian import papers or US Customs release? Needs okay from registered importer and release. A state title does not release you from Federal regulations, period, I don't know why people think a...
    13. I concur with 4.0. The problem as I see it is...

      I concur with 4.0. The problem as I see it is Texas has no cooling off period for car deals.
      Now I see the extenuating circumstances. I think we can all agree to stipulate that the strongest ...
    14. Even if it is more than twenty five years old it...

      Even if it is more than twenty five years old it has got to have been legally imported at the time it came here. It can be confiscated at any time by the Feds, CA is the least of your worries. But...
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      I'm going to ask...why the love now for x 1/9s? ...

      I'm going to ask...why the love now for x 1/9s? I had a friend in Ann Arbor back in the day who was so frustrated with his he turned it into a planter. Those cars were not well regarded at all back...
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      Depending on where you are in the country and...

      Depending on where you are in the country and your experience level with BMWs, these get press here:

      https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/cto/5952245826.html
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      Knowing what I know about e24 seats not sure I...

      Knowing what I know about e24 seats not sure I don't like the Hyundai solution.
    18. An interesting and unusual take. ...

      An interesting and unusual take.

      https://www.dropbox.com/s/yzvk7mx0y3th52c/File%20Feb%2004%2C%2011%2045%2031%20PM.jpeg?raw=1

      Would get takers from the Big Coupe community with an e24, racing...
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      You had to bring these up. :eek: for me it's...

      You had to bring these up. :eek: for me it's the later GTV-6, always wanted a busso 2.5.
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      Man after my own heart. Number one reason to go...

      Man after my own heart. Number one reason to go to California, all the good BMW junkyards are there. I have yet to leave without buying something to take back. Last time it was rear seats and...
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