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Well Spotted Gruber
Hi Gruber I am impressed - what did you think of the old girl.
I was going to do a slow restoration of the car myself - already done the leather so glad you liked it - but I am spending more and more time abroad with my business now and decided that I either needed to sell the car to someone who I knew would restore it or I had to get someone to do it all for me. I spoke to the BMW Batersea guys at NEC last November and they were so keen and eager to do the car that I have sent it to them. They are in the process of inspecting and costing out everything for me and then we are looking to start the work probably July time depending on their workload. I have verbally agreed a timescale with them of up to 2 years so that we can do everything she requires.
Engine - Fit timing chain and possibly also rebuild depending on what Inspection finds.
Body - New wings, sunroof (metal) + panels as required then full respray.
Then depending on cost I have asked for them to look at replacing / renew braking system, cooling system, change exhaust to stainless etc...
Ultimately goal is to return her to the specification as she left the factory so that will be no M tech bodykit just the rear boot spoiler.
I have asked them to do a full photographic report on each stage as in between trips I was going to record the rebuild on the forum if other members thought it would be of interest, what do you think?