That car will be 'Post Vintage' in 3.5 yrs approx. IMO it would take that time to go from a DD to a show winner, as a rolling restoration. Drive and enjoy it - Join a club and show it - Some BMW Clubs run track days (see how good you really are!). Cruise it - but please don't make it into a rice grinder clone.
Good - Fast - Cheap: Pick any two.
3 x E32 735iL (Alpine White, Glacier Blue & Kashmir Beige); 2 X E38 735iL (Oxford Green & Alpine White); E53 X5 4.4i (Pearl Beige); R50 Cooper; R55 Cooper Clubman (Both Pure Silver).
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E21 318i; E23 735i; E30 318i; E32 735iL; E34 535i; E38 730iL; E53 4.4i
I've just changed my wiper blades and now my reverse lights don't work. Should I change my fuel pump relay?