New to a E30 325is
Okay experts... I probably paid too much but I think it might be a decent deal when all is said and done. Bought it at a shop where the shop owner aquired the car because the previous owner had no money for the hood damage and couldn't pay the storage fees. According to the shop selling the car, it did drive up and ran fine about 6 to 8 months ago.
87 325is in decent shape for $500. Cosmetically with the exception of the hood/bonnet exterior is an 8 with a decent repaint and the interior is a 7 with only seams thread coming out, pipping rubbed off on driver's bolster and typical dash cracks associated with the year.
Mechanically, it's a big ?. My associate and I have fooled with Porsches quite a bit but not much on the BMW side. The radiator was stolen out of it for it's cooper content I guess (rednecks and their meth, they'll steal anything) but all other engine parts are in place. We will do our typical prepping of the engine prior to cranking. (lube cylinders, remove sludge and oil, new filters, new gas, etc.)
Seen decent radiators on Ebay used with all the sensors attached for a good price.
Any thoughts on what we should look for? Other parts that might be troublesome after not running for 6 to 8 months? Anyone got a decent hood and front grill for sale near Nashville, TN?
Thanks in advance for your expert advice and opinions. Oh yeah, 150k on the clock.