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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.
      e32

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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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      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.
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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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    25. 10-01-2012 06:23 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      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.

      That's because US market e28s came w/ a sunroof as standard.

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      10-02-2012 12:01 AM #27
      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.
      Ah - gotcha.
      Car has a sunroof - complete with 80's manual winding action.

      FWIW it's a 528iM (not an M 528i) as it was available prior to the M535i and was 'upgraded' by BMW Australia from a standard 528i. So not an official 'M' car - more akin to an M-Sport optioned car today. E28 M5 was never locally released in Australia. Has factory LSD, Bilsteins and Recaro seats as well as the matching Pfeba M-Sport airdam and rear lip. Car has since had Alpina B9 3.5 conversion done to the original M30 (same bottom end - new 3.5 head and cam plus Alpina headers and exhaust) - runs about 200bhp.

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      10-02-2012 12:11 AM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Porsche Whisperer View Post
      Ah - gotcha.
      Car has a sunroof - complete with 80's manual winding action.

      FWIW it's a 528iM (not an M 528i) as it was available prior to the M535i and was 'upgraded' by BMW Australia from a standard 528i. So not an official 'M' car - more akin to an M-Sport optioned car today. E28 M5 was never locally released in Australia. Has factory LSD, Bilsteins and Recaro seats as well as the matching Pfeba M-Sport airdam and rear lip. Car has since had Alpina B9 3.5 conversion done to the original M30 (same bottom end - new 3.5 head and cam plus Alpina headers and exhaust) - runs about 200bhp.
      Nice.

      FWIW- many still rate the E28 as one of the best all time sports sedans.
      I remember even in the 90s and 2000s journalists pulling the E28 card.

      Odd how the best drivers cars usually end up being examples when a brand is still clawing its way into acceptance versus when it already has it.
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    28. 10-02-2012 07:33 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by Porsche Whisperer View Post
      Ah - gotcha.
      Car has a sunroof - complete with 80's manual winding action.

      Your sunroof isn't electric?

      I didn't know there was the option for a manually wound sunroof on an e28. Mine is electric.

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      10-02-2012 07:39 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by VWguy2004 View Post
      Your sunroof isn't electric?

      I didn't know there was the option for a manually wound sunroof on an e28. Mine is electric.
      Didn't many electric devices on cars also have a manual crank backup back then?
      I know my 84 Celica had a manual crank you could turn to raise and lower the headlights manually.
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      10-02-2012 08:26 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by VWguy2004 View Post
      Your sunroof isn't electric?

      I didn't know there was the option for a manually wound sunroof on an e28. Mine is electric.
      Probably not in the US.
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      10-03-2012 02:05 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by VWguy2004 View Post
      Your sunroof isn't electric?

      I didn't know there was the option for a manually wound sunroof on an e28. Mine is electric.
      LOL
      Many here have electric ones - usually in 'executive' trim. The 528iM was pretty much the sporty 'stripper' model. No power windows, no power seats, no OBC, no leather and no power roof. You could option all these things - but if creature comforts were your thing the sales guy would likely have pushed you into an 'Exec' and the you could dealer-fit the spoilers if you wanted.

      In 1983 - this was a $37k car (Australian CPI inflation = $110k today)


      Sunroof handle here:




    32. 10-04-2012 06:58 AM #33
      Thanks for the pic. I've never seen a manually cranked sunroof on an e28 before.


      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      Didn't many electric devices on cars also have a manual crank backup back then?

      Yes, and the electric sunroof'd e28s arer no exception. There is a little plastic cover you pop off, and there is a fitting for a crank handle. The handle, as i recall, is stored in the toolkit. The same is true for the power windows.

    33. 10-04-2012 06:18 PM #34
      Electric sunroof overhead panel (crappy iPhone photo, sorry)...


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      10-04-2012 07:48 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by VWguy2004 View Post
      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..
      I did the same thing and I dont even own an e28!

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