Last post on Oct 06, 2011 at 8:39 PM
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BMW 5 Series, Car Buying, Sedan
#4 of 6 Re: 530i imported from Germany? [zoelman]
May 29, 2007 (6:07 pm)
I suggest you try the Edmunds True Market Value calculator. Car prices vary with equipment and location, and since cars like BMWs are configurable in a huge number of ways, you'll have to obtain the equipment lists of the two cars you're looking at before you can accuratly look at proper resale prices.
#5 of 6 1975 BMW 530i - good condition inside and out
Oct 06, 2011 (10:09 am)
I took delivery of this car new (certified US standards, through US customs, not a grey market car, 3.0L, 6 cyl., 4-speed stickshift, power steering, power brakes, air conditioning) from BMW's Munich headquarters in 1975. Personally maintained with occasional deeper maintenance by local dealers. Added gauges for voltage and oil pressure in dash. It had a complete (down to bare metal) paint job (original colour paint: metallic brown) in 2004, complete reupholstering and headliner $5000. Recent sideswipe fender bender repaired $3500. Replaced cylinder head $6000. New a/c compressor $1100. Mileage: 191,000 mi. Web search yielded two comparables $10,500 and $22,000. Does this car qualify as a "classic" and what is its worth?
#6 of 6 Re: 1975 BMW 530i - good condition inside and out [wildhobo1]
Oct 06, 2011 (8:39 pm)
WHere I live, a 25-year old car qualifies for an antique plate...but, that is with restrictions on how much it can be driven; otherwise, it must be registered as a 'normal' vehicle. Not sure that helps.