Tuesday, December 29, 2009

1977 E24 6 Series Convertible Conversion

I've never seen this done before. Maybe there's a good reason for that.

This is a 1977 6 Series that has been turned into a convertible. The seller says it was professionally done.

There are a lot of questions here... Does it have a cloth top? Was the structure reinforced after the top was chopped? Are there any rear windows? (The coupe didn't have roll up rear windows.)

The Buy It Now price is $1100.00. The seller says it will need a new transmission. However, he also says "The original 3 Litre 6 has been rebuilt with performance upgrades and it is fast. It develops over 240 hp and is cammed. The motor runs great and most engine related mechanics have been upgraded. Includes alternator, radiator, airflow box, ect. The exhaust system was also upgraded to headers and performance muffler." All that is well worth $1100.00.

The car appears to be in decent, but not great shape. It has Euro bumpers, but the front one appears to be damaged. The interior looks scuffed and dirty, but free of any serious damage. I'd take the rear view mirror off the dash and find one to mount on the windshield.

I really don't like the way this car looks. The 6 Series was such a beautiful car in coupe form. Chopping off the roof does not improve on those looks. Losing the silly side graphics and aftermarket taillights would improve the look somewhat.

This is not my type of car. But, I guess, if you're looking for a unique BMW, this might not be a bad choice, especially at the price and assuming it's had all the proper reinforcements done.

Located in Gaithersburg, MD, click here to see the eBay listing.

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