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Old 02-25-2012, 01:28 PM
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Thoughts on a '71 1600

Hi folks, I am thinking of beginning another restoration project, and I am looking at a 1971 1600-02. 99K miles on it, I believe that it has not gone around.
The car is pretty much complete, but does not run, and has lots of rust.
The shock towers, frame and floor pan are in good condition, the rust is mostly in the fenders and rockers.
The interior is complete, dirty but no rips in the seats.

I do not have any photos, but I would like to get a rough idea of what something like this is worth.

Any ideas would be helpful.

Thanks!
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:21 PM
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Depends what you mean by "lots of rust." Without pics there is no way to even try to ballpark value.
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:03 PM
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yup, I know pics would help,but I do not have any
in terms of rust, the car has it front valence, all fenders, some areas of trunk, one shock tower. so, fenders and rockers need replacement for sure. looks to be a lot of cutting and welding
so I know my description is not enough to go on, but would a fairly complete parts car go for?

Thanks, decided not to buy it anyways
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Old 02-27-2012, 05:28 PM
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Well, the price of a complete parts car depends on a number of factors but a rusty car that doesn't run maybe is worth around 400-500? Hard to say without seeing it.
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Old 02-28-2012, 04:23 AM
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Thanks, thats about what I thought, seller is double that. If he lists it back on craigslist I will post the link.
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:30 PM
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So my father had a '68 1600-2 that he bought new. British raching green, it was the car that inspired me to be a BMW guy looooooong before it was "cool" to like/own/drive BMW's.

That said, it was so rusted out by the time I was in high school (mid 80's) that it was pretty much un-repairable. How I really wish I had been more knowlegable about body work, the car had rusted so badly the trunk floor, both front seat floor pans were gone - looked the gas tank was about to fall out! Dad didn't like washing or waxing his cars much - too bad for that one. He's doing quite well with his '92 Miata, however...

Unless you are a true sheet metal/light fabrications/welding craftsman and have the time and intrest to fully strip the car to it's chassis, I would pass and find something with more metal intact. The way I have understood restortations is to find one that the body is salvageable, the mechanical bits are a lot easier to rebuild/replace, etc.
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:28 AM
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Is that a Milano?
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Is that a Milano?
Looks like it - I forgot they imported late 80's - early 90's. Neat car...
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:08 PM
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Is that a Milano?
yup, it is an 87
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:14 PM
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So my father had a '68 1600-2 that he bought new. British raching green, it was the car that inspired me to be a BMW guy looooooong before it was "cool" to like/own/drive BMW's.


Unless you are a true sheet metal/light fabrications/welding craftsman and have the time and intrest to fully strip the car to it's chassis, I would pass and find something with more metal intact. The way I have understood restortations is to find one that the body is salvageable, the mechanical bits are a lot easier to rebuild/replace, etc.
Thanks for you comments! I restored a 75 Alfa Spider that was in worse condition so this may still be a possibility.

The spider was pretty rough, this was it when finished;

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