Weekend Wrap-Up: Posts from GermanCarsForSaleBlog and RareSportBikesForSale

I must apologize for the delay, but I’m in Springfield, Missouri this week and the internet at the hotel isn’t stellar. In fact it sucks. And on top of that, I’ve been swamped at work, so there are fewer posts than there have been in previous weeks. I will work harder to make sure I’m better connected on the road in the future.

But without further ado, a summary of posts from other sites I blog on that I hope dancrouchblog.com readers will enjoy:

{update: Image thumbnails removed due to technical issues. I hate working from the road!!}

Thanks for reading at dancrouchblog.com and my other sites. Please let me know if there are vehicles or topics that you’d like to see addressed. Leave a comment!

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1988 BMW e28 M5: Euro Conversion For Sale!

This car has received lots of love by someone who is very obviously a huge e28 fanatic! The time and effort to convert the front end isn’t that easy to do or source. The list of important maintenance makes the 108k miles a non-issue. And those recovered seats look fantastic!

1988 BMW e28 M5 Euro Conversion For Sale on Roadfly:

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quote from ad:

1988 M5 Euro Conversion
108,146 miles
$17,500

– Euro Bumper conversion (Brand new bumpers and all associated parts purchased from BMW, not some old rusty parts)
– Euro headlights w/working wipers and factory reservoir (Powder coated with new trim rings and Euro factory harness, not a butcher job)
– Euro turns and fogs (Brand new units purchased from BMW)
– Hartge replica front spoiler (Brand new)
– Zender rear valence
– New black leather front seats (Brand new leather)
– Crack free dash
– Strut braces on the front and rear shock towers
– Koni Sport (Yellow) adjustable front and rear dampers
– New spring pads
– New strut mount bearings front and rear
– Front camber plates
– H&R springs
– E34 M5 big brakes front and rear, powder coated black
– New rotors and pads front and rear
– New parking brake
– Dinan chip
– Rear headrests
– Metric Mechanic Sport Exhaust
[…]

I think the $17.5k asking price will scare off many casual onlookers. But for a true e28 M5 enthusiast, this M5 has just about everything you could want short of having a real euro import.

Like the black e28 but can’t swing the asking? You could go the opposite direction with this 85 535i for $1200 😀 Quite a swing in value considering they’re on the same platform!

Update: Also listed on Bring A Trailer

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1984 Hartge H7S For Sale on eBay U.S.

What a cool car! A gray market Hartge H7S for sale on eBay from BimmerBros:

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Offered here for your consideration is one extremely rare and quite special 1984 BMW “Hartge” H7S 735i 5 speed! This beautiful rust-free specimen is one of only three know examples in the U.S.. It features the 245 horsepower 3.5 liter engine with Hartge heads, ecu, headers, camshaft, Hartge/Momo steering wheel and shifter knob, full Hartge suspension and 16″ wheels, euro headlights, 3.25 LSD rear differential, staggered size Euro headlights, chrome Euro bumpers and hartge signature striping. Finished in lustrous “lapis” blue over blue cloth interior with Recaro seats, this unique supersedan has approximately 120,000 original miles. [the Hartge cluster was just replaced after a unit rebuild at Palo Alto speedometer did not make it operative]. Overall this is a fabulous running, driving and handling E23 sedan that is virtually irreplaceble or recreatable regrettably offered here at a low four-figure reserve price!

Featured with a $8884 buy-it-now option, and current bid is $5301 with 20 hours to go. Compared to the Alpina’s I’ve featured on dancrouchblog.com, this one isn’t in quite the same condition and has higher mileage, but is also considerably cheaper — yet just as rare.

From the picture it looks like the front spoiler is missing and replaced with a stock unit, but otherwise, the car looks really complete. A tuned 3.5L ‘big six’ connected to a 5 speed transmission, killer wheels, and equipped with Hartge unobtainium sounds like fun to me. The dash strokers on the Car Lounge seem to think it’s a money pit waiting to happen, but what other cars with this kind of style and performance would you be shopping for? A Porsche 928S with a 5 speed would fetch that kind of money, and would have similar maintenance concerns. Maybe an Audi UrQuattro? Considering the company this car keeps, I think it’s definitely worth a look. Even if it does need a $5k shot in the arm upon purchase.

Update 12.26.07: Reserve not met at $5301

Update 1.14.08: Relisted. Note the comment at the bottom that ‘an old e23 should go for 1500’ LOL! Interesting to see the response too. Sounds like he needs to start then opening bid more like $6500+.

Update 3.20.08: Relisted again.

Update 4.18.08: Relisted again, but this time with a buy-it-now of $8484. At least we finally have an idea what they want for it. Think it’s worth it? Leave a comment!
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