Restoration recomendations

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alibo70
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Restoration recomendations

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Who is the current go-to person for a turn-key restoration? Otherwise can do it in phases.

Drivetrain?
Interior?
Body?

Thanks,

Ali
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How much are you willing to spend?
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cek wrote: Jun 12, 2021 9:45 PM How much are you willing to spend?
Roughly:

$15k drivetrain
$10k body
$7.5k interior
$7.5k suspension and brakes
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The Werk Shop near Chicago has gotten quite a rep for vintage and antique BMW restoration. The last example I was familiar with was a perfectly fine 2002tii for which the original owners parted with nearly $100,000 for a restoration probably 20-years ago. I suspect it hasn't gotten any less expensive over the last decade, or two. A few years after the restoration was completed, I'd judged it in several concours events. When the couple decided to get divorced, one of them asked me to testify to the value of the car. Knowing both parties as well as the restorer, I simply asked them to have the people who took their money attempt to justify that expense—plus the initial value of the car. Easier to justify today when EAG is getting over 6-figures for 2002s and E30s and BaT consistently sells clean garden-variety BMWs for often three-times what we assume is their street value.

That's not to say you'll ever get your money out of a quality restoration, but then that's not really why we do this stuff, is it?
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alibo70 wrote: Jun 13, 2021 5:22 PM
cek wrote: Jun 12, 2021 9:45 PM How much are you willing to spend?
Roughly:

$15k drivetrain
$10k body
$7.5k interior
$7.5k suspension and brakes
That's frugal.

I don't know how you can get any sort of quality body & paint done from $10k.

If you are in the PNW (I don't know what MS means):

- Drivetrain - C&D + 425 Motorsports
- Body - @dgvintagecoatchworks
- Interior - Hoglunds Customs
- Suspension & brakes - 425 Motorsports
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