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E24 (1976 - 1989)
The BMW 6 Series (E24) was the first variant of the 6 series produced by BMW from 1976 through 1989.

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Old 05-08-2016, 09:29 AM
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I have a white L6 with super clean tan interior. Runs and drives but has Midwest rust on rear 1/4s and front fenders. The guy I got it from was fixing it up there are parts in the trunk (door seals, rubber bumper sides, BMW ovals, bumper shocks and some other stuff like a BMW car phone). If it was a 5spd I would keep it fix the rust and drive it. But its an auto..
So my questions are:
How hard is it to do a 5spd swap
Would I be better off selling this one and finding a 5 speed car
If I sell it what is it worth? I don't have time or patience to part it out.

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Old 05-08-2016, 11:25 AM
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As rusty as that appears on the outside, it's going to be MUCH WORSE under there. You're looking at several thousand dollars in just the body repair. Frankly, if you can't part it, sell it outright. Without fixing the tin worm damage, the 5-speed swap won't be worth the effort.

To be blunt, you aren't going to get much for it from anyone that knows E24s. The clean interior is worth more than the body.
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Old 05-08-2016, 01:05 PM
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Ok. Kinda what I figured. So how much is this running rust bucket worth? New door seals and emblems in trunk have to be worth at least a couple a bucks. It has 198k on it runs and drives.. All the power stuff works. I know it would be worth more parted out but it has to be worth enough for someone to buy it for the interior and still be able to drive it home? I guess it boils down to what the interior is worth?
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Old 05-08-2016, 02:01 PM
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What it's worth varies with location. If you have other E24 owners nearby, the value goes up, because they'll see it as a parts source. Really rough estimate, $1500. Parted out, the interior is about half that. If they were sport seats instead of comfort seats, that'd go up substantially. If any of the body parts are rust free (unlikely) they're worth $$$ too. Window glass, dashboard, differential, engine, even the automatic transmission is worth something.

By the way, where are you in Wisconsin? I was born in Frederic (Polk County) and lived near Grantsburg (Burnett County) until 1958.
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Old 05-08-2016, 02:43 PM
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Pass door has a spot of surface rust Drivers side is clean. Im in Plymouth right by Road America. I located body parts needed to get rid of the rust and dents (2k). But @ $1500 I think Ill stick a few grand into it and give it to my 12 year old when he turns 16. Wont be able to get to it till I get the 454 and 4l80 into my 99 2dr 2wd Tahoe. At least its clean. Came from OK.
Have there been many people sticking small LS (4.8 or 5.3) engines in the 635s?
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Old 05-08-2016, 02:47 PM
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None that I know of, but I'm sure it's been done. LS swaps are pretty common in other BMW models.There are even kits for it, but none that I'm aware of for the E24.
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Parts car, and it may not even be structurally safe.
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Old 05-23-2018, 11:32 AM
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Are you still parting this out ?
I need a few items, fuse box top, engine compartment on- board computer top: a plastic cap to protect female receptors from the male plug.
I'd be interested in the door seals
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