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    Thread: What Car Is This? (#92912)

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      09-29-2012 11:41 PM #1
      I am not sure if this one is hard or easy for current TCL members...
      This vintage model is not a common site today, but the brand is.

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      09-29-2012 11:45 PM #2
      BMW, but i'm not sure on the exact model
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      09-29-2012 11:46 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by RQ1 View Post
      BMW, but i'm not sure on the exact model
      Series and gen is all you need.

      I thought about cropping off the top of the hood badge... but decided not to.
      Or maybe it was easy without it too... IDK.
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      09-29-2012 11:48 PM #4
      My knee-jerk response is BMWC635csi - but I may need to verify that now.

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      09-29-2012 11:48 PM #5
      Once again, if you already know, then why ask?

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      09-29-2012 11:50 PM #6
      E34 535/ 5 series seems to fit better.

      Edit- e28.. The 80's model

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      09-29-2012 11:51 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr Miyagi View Post
      Once again, if you already know, then why ask?
      It's a little "guess the car" contest.
      Some people like to do them. (shrug)
      If you don't, then move along.
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      09-29-2012 11:55 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      It's a little "guess the car" contest.
      Some people like to do them. (shrug)
      If you don't, then move along.
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      09-29-2012 11:57 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      Series and gen is all you need.

      I thought about cropping off the top of the hood badge... but decided not to.
      Or maybe it was easy without it too... IDK.
      I didn't notice the top of the badge- I noticed the lip at he bottom of the windshield, the nozzles, the vents, and the elevated section of the hood.

      First thought: 1980's BMW, wide enough body to fit that hood.
      Second: vents- surely the 635 will have this sporty treatment, vs the 5 and 7..
      Then: nose seems too short for a 6 or 7 series. Must be a 5.

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      09-29-2012 11:57 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by PsyberVW View Post
      Edit- e28.. The 80's model
      Yes.- E28.

      Same gen as Rusty Slammington.

      This one seems rust free.... so it must be from a different production plant.

      But it is all stock and complete and straight even inside except for a slightly crooked front bumper.

      I haven't seen a 100% stock one in forever.

      The single centered exhaust looks very odd now (assuming this is stock).

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    11. 09-30-2012 12:08 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      It's a little "guess the car" contest.
      Some people like to do them. (shrug)
      If you don't, then move along.
      Thats either an "I don't care cus every post should be a techy question" reply or a troll comment or a typical miyagi stab ...my vote is for the later two.

      Idk what car it is, but the feel of the pic makes me miss the e30 chipped 325is I learned to drive on. Ah, good times before bimmers ballooned into lane hogging luxury gas guzzlers
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      You were all new once. Someone asking questions or posting a car that you don't like is NOT a license to attack that person or start name calling and generally acting like a jerk.

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      09-30-2012 12:13 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      The single centered exhaust looks very odd now (assuming this is stock).
      The center exhaust was standard on those cars.
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      09-30-2012 12:25 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by iJETTA View Post
      Thats either an "I don't care cus every post should be a techy question" reply or a troll comment or a typical miyagi stab ...my vote is for the later two.

      Idk what car it is, but the feel of the pic makes me miss the e30 chipped 325is I learned to drive on. Ah, good times before bimmers ballooned into lane hogging luxury gas guzzlers
      agreed

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      09-30-2012 12:25 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by PJA View Post
      The center exhaust was standard on those cars.
      Which I feel could be a thread of its own: cars with single exhaust (sexy?)

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      09-30-2012 12:28 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by PsyberVW View Post
      Which I feel could be a thread of its own: cars with single exhaust (sexy?)
      I know we all have opinions...

      But the center exhaust poking out from the cantilevered trunk and bumper just makes me think naked fat guy with boner. (which is not good imho)

      Baja bugs are the only ones that look good with that center exhaust poking way out like that.
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      09-30-2012 12:28 AM #16
      It took the car lounge way too long to ID this. Is the e28 even still a darling?

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      09-30-2012 06:32 AM #17
      I still love mine

    18. 09-30-2012 09:58 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by PsyberVW View Post
      E34 535/ 5 series seems to fit better.

      Edit- e28.. The 80's model

      Is it sad that i recognized the OP's pic as an e28 immediately? I mean, i do have one sitting in the driveway, but, still..

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      09-30-2012 10:04 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Porsche Whisperer View Post
      I still love mine
      God DAMN that's nice. And do I spy a slicktop?
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      10-01-2012 12:00 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by wheeltowheel View Post
      It took the car lounge way too long to ID this. Is the e28 even still a darling?
      Was it ever? It does seem much less common - and dare I say less loved* - as the e30.

      *Less loved meaning we see much less e28 cars and enthusiasts - not that those enthusiasts love their cars any less.

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      10-01-2012 06:50 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by ATL_Av8r View Post
      God DAMN that's nice. And do I spy a slicktop?
      Thanks - what's a slicktop?
      Do you mean the jacket in the driver's seat? That's my 3-year old daughter

      And agree with the above. E28's were for 'executive' transport - E30's had a much stronger sporting vibe. Look at the popularity today of the 80's line up (in all countries) and it generally follows the sporting flow:
      E30 > E24 > E28 > E23

      Doesn't make the 5's, 6's or 7's any less of a car - just gives them less of a modern fanbase

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      10-01-2012 09:04 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Porsche Whisperer View Post
      Thanks - what's a slicktop?
      Do you mean the jacket in the driver's seat? That's my 3-year old daughter
      Sorry...."slicktop" means no sunroof. Rare to see E28s here in the US without one. Your country may vary.
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      10-01-2012 09:47 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by ATL_Av8r View Post
      Sorry...."slicktop" means no sunroof. Rare to see E28s here in the US without one. Your country may vary.
      I wondered what you meant by that too.

      Oh, and I see lines on the roof suggesting it's not a slick top. And I am looking at it on my phone.
      Your monitor must suck.
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      10-01-2012 10:15 AM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post

      Oh, and I see lines on the roof suggesting it's not a slick top. And I am looking at it on my phone.
      Your monitor must suck.
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