Re: BMW 850
- From: "bfd" <bfd853@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2006 12:15:16 -0800
"Fred W" <Malt_Hound@*spam-me-not*yahoo.com> wrote in message
> keith wrote:
> > Fred W <Malt_Hound@*spam-me-not*yahoo.com> wrote:
> >>Russ (www.e36coupe.com) wrote:
> >>>well, given the choice of sticking it in the garage to have parts
> >>>corrode and sieze due to not wanting / be able to afford to fill the
> >>>thing up with juice, or having an LPG conversion (you can run petrol
> >>>when it's converted too!) and still being able to justify driving it
> >>>daily - I don't see what's so wrong?
> >>>It's not a collectors car, it never will be - it was probably one of
> >>>BMW's biggest 'flop' cars, as it was too big to be a sporty coupe and
> >>>not enough cabin space to be a luxury limo either.
> >>That is your opinion Russ. However is seems there are many others that
> >>have the opposite. Those would be the ones that would buy a 15 year old
> >>car and stash it away in a garage.
> >>I do not have the personal wherewithall nor garage space for such
> >>endevours, but I would bet that this car will appreciate from whatever
> >>price is paid today (assuming one does not drive it much). By the way,
> >>parts don't seize and corrode in dry storage.
> >>A car does not have to be practical, get good gas mileage or a marketing
> >>success to be a collectors item. There are many folks I know that
> >>consider this particular model to be a work of art, and I would include
> >>myself in that total. ...but I don't have a lot of artwork around my
> >>house either! ;-)
> >>-Fred W
> > seems a shame not to drive that car.. or any car, no matter how
> > "collectable" otherwise, its just a sculpture. pretty and all as it
> > is.
> > keith
> I agree with you, but that is what "collectors" do...
Actually, the only E31 that will probably be a "collectable" is the
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