BMW

What’s in Jeff’s Garage? Nothing!

I wish I had better news for you all about my collection of barn finds, garage finds, and unconventional projects, but sadly, this is all I have to offer at the moment. We actually moved to a new house… more»

Daily Driver Roundie: 1973 BMW 2002 Automatic

There was a time when manual transmissions were the norm in almost all foreign cars sold in the USA. By contrast, imports with automatic transmissions were relatively rare, often with a badge on the rear to call out this… more»

Rear Wheel Drive 1973 Volkswagen Beetle!

As someone who has more than a few projects in pieces at the moment, I can feel the huge sigh of relief this seller is likely breathing knowing this chassis swap between a 1973 Volkswagen Beetle and a BMW… more»

Ran When Parked: Garage Find 1985 BMW 318i

When it comes to accessible vintage BMWs, the 1980s E30 chassis is one of the best bangs for the buck going. Easy to work on, relatively affordable to maintain, and a hoot to drive, most models in the range… more»

Highly Desirable BMW 3.0 CS Coupe Project

Hiding in Colorado Springs, Colorado is this mega-desirable 1972 BMW 3.0 CS. It’s certainly enticing, but approach it sober – getting the car back on the road will be a significant undertaking. If you think you are up for… more»

Forgotten Church Donation: 1975 BMW 2002

This 1975 BMW 2002 is already fetching near $8,000 on eBay despite clearly sitting for some time and being saddled with the unfortunate automatic transmission. That’s likely due to a combination of causes, from its high and dry location… more»

Stash Of Rare BMWs: E28 M5, 2002 Tii, and 323i!

There’s quite a stash of desirable BMWs up for grabs in Ohio, all from the same individual’s garage. The older owner has had these cars in his care since 1996, and they’re not the usual assortment of collectible BMWs:… more»

Rough and Rare: 1988 BMW M3

This 1988 BMW M3 is a sad sight for any fans of this iconic 80s halo car, but a potential diamond in the rough for someone looking to get into one of these modern collector cars on the cheaper… more»

Real Alpina? 1986 BMW 528E

This 1986 BMW 528e is an unusual assortment of parts, featuring some very desirable period-correct upgrades. However, the seller calls it an “Alpina Package” car, which raises some questions about what we’re actually looking at here. Alpina is BMW’s… more»

Todd’s Rods! What’s in the Garage?

Before reading on, take your best guess to identify each of the vehicles visible here! For my 1000th Barnfinds post (and after multiple requests) I’m sharing a glimpse of the current fleet here on Fitch Mountain aka Todd’s Island… more»

No Reserve Roundie: 1968 BMW 2002

This 1968 BMW 2002 is a desirable round taillight model, and seemingly a largely unrestored example offered at no reserve. These days, it’s hard to find a “roundie” that isn’t priced exceedingly high, despite the deep bench of later… more»

Rare Restoration Opportunity: 1974 BMW 3.0 CSI

This 1974 BMW 3.0 CSI may be one of the more desirable two-doors the company has ever made, but that doesn’t mean it becomes the proverbial money pit when found in project-grade condition. That said, this example has a… more»

Bavarian Barn Find: 1974 BMW 3.0CS

The E9 BMW remains one of the more collectible models among the company’s vintage lineup, but that doesn’t mean every version of this pillarless coupe is fetching top dollar. Like so many other cars from this era, changes in… more»

Expensive Roller: 1990 BMW M3 Shell

It’s still amazing to me to see how certain cars have gone from once-cheap projects to borderline unobtainable in the same sort of condition that would have rendered them trash a decade ago. The E30 chassis BMW M3 is… more»

Stored 35 Years: 1958 BMW Isetta 300

That’s a big storage unit for such a small car, I wish I had that much spare room. We have seen many Isettas on Barn Finds over the years and this is one of the most Barn Find’y ones… more»

Original Paint! 1974 BMW 3.0CS Survivor

When it comes to E9 BMWs, buying a project-grade specimen really isn’t the way to go unless it’s free or has zero rust. Rarely, do those two paths come together, and while a finished car will cost you a… more»