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I love getting freebies!

Postby 87e30 » Thu Dec 31, 2015 3:29 am

So I had to pick up a crashed rental car from bumfuck, PA today to bring back to Newark. When I get there I see an EARLY 325e sitting there. I ask the guy about it, he says no title and a bunch of stuff was already stripped out of it. I didn't see much missing at all, except the 5 speed was in the trunk. He said he had sold the tranny to someone, but he brought it back because it was the wrong one. I asked him how much he wanted for it and he said just take it! So I have me a spare 5 speed with shifter, linkage, etc. I've only read about the early manual transmission's with the metal plate for the shifter, but didn't know what they looked like until today. I was gonna try to get the tan leather sport seats and the cluster out of it, but I was about to piss my pants without a mens room in sight. The shop was already closed or I would have asked to use his mens room.
Schwarz 5-speed 87 325is (newest project)
Arktisblau 5-speed 86 325e (current DD)
Schwarz 5-speed 87 325e (parts car/LS1 swap?)
Gazellenbeige automatic 85 318i (70,000 miles)
Alpine white 5-speed 87 325is (my first e30, possibly for sale)
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Re: I love getting freebies!

Postby Yoshi » Thu Dec 31, 2015 12:32 pm

need pix. Holy shit son!
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Re: I love getting freebies!

Postby 87e30 » Thu Dec 31, 2015 1:26 pm

Picture is a little blurry, but there ya go. I didn't even take it off my flatbed yet. About to do that right now so I can hit the road.
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Schwarz 5-speed 87 325is (newest project)
Arktisblau 5-speed 86 325e (current DD)
Schwarz 5-speed 87 325e (parts car/LS1 swap?)
Gazellenbeige automatic 85 318i (70,000 miles)
Alpine white 5-speed 87 325is (my first e30, possibly for sale)
99 Suburban
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Re: I love getting freebies!

Postby 87e30 » Thu Dec 31, 2015 1:30 pm

Yoshi wrote:need pix. Holy shit son!


After I reread my first post I think I gave the wrong idea. I meant he said take the transmission, not the car. lol. Hope I didn't confuse anyone. I'm sure I could get the whole car off him cheap, but no title and he is 100% certain the engine is completely shot.
Schwarz 5-speed 87 325is (newest project)
Arktisblau 5-speed 86 325e (current DD)
Schwarz 5-speed 87 325e (parts car/LS1 swap?)
Gazellenbeige automatic 85 318i (70,000 miles)
Alpine white 5-speed 87 325is (my first e30, possibly for sale)
99 Suburban
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Re: I love getting freebies!

Postby Yoshi » Thu Dec 31, 2015 2:51 pm

aw... I thought you got a car. Fine. Trans is good tho. $150-300 value IIRC
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Re: I love getting freebies!

Postby 87e30 » Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:31 pm

lol sorry, no full free cars right now. Although I know where I could probably get a free e30. It's a black 325 (not sure which one) 4 door if I remember correctly. It's been sitting in the same parking spot in a condo complex for at least 12 years by now. The people who live there want the car gone, but the property owner won't do anything about it because he doesn't care. The town won't take it off of private property without a complaint from the property owner. If it suddenly went missing I don't think anyone would mind. Anyone know a dealership that'll make a key without ID and the original title? The one down the street from me won't even make me keys without that and the parts manager knows me and my collection.
Schwarz 5-speed 87 325is (newest project)
Arktisblau 5-speed 86 325e (current DD)
Schwarz 5-speed 87 325e (parts car/LS1 swap?)
Gazellenbeige automatic 85 318i (70,000 miles)
Alpine white 5-speed 87 325is (my first e30, possibly for sale)
99 Suburban
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Re: I love getting freebies!

Postby Yoshi » Fri Jan 01, 2016 2:33 pm

Can't you mechanic's lien or something and get the title? There's laws to retitle an abandoned vehicle.

Not saying you need more cars...
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Re: I love getting freebies!

Postby 87e30 » Fri Jan 01, 2016 4:33 pm

Mechanics lien would apply if the vehicle was left at a mechanic shop. The car in question was left in the parking lot of a condominium complex, and the property owner doesn't care about it. He would be the only person who legally COULD do anything with/about the car. The people who live there have complained to him, but he won't do anything. For all anyone knows maybe he actually owns the car but won't tell anyone.

I definitely don't need any more 4 door cars right now. I got my eyes on a green 91 or 92 vert I found at an impound yard yesterday. They're waiting on a title to come up from NC so they can do something with it.
Schwarz 5-speed 87 325is (newest project)
Arktisblau 5-speed 86 325e (current DD)
Schwarz 5-speed 87 325e (parts car/LS1 swap?)
Gazellenbeige automatic 85 318i (70,000 miles)
Alpine white 5-speed 87 325is (my first e30, possibly for sale)
99 Suburban
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Re: I love getting freebies!

Postby Yoshi » Fri Jan 01, 2016 10:08 pm

I'd like more pix of the shifter. I too have never seen one and would like to see how it bolts in and what that water flotation jacket it.
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