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I've been looking at various 633's and 635's for sale. Finding many more automatic transmission cars. How much more will I pay for a manual tranny car vs. auto? And how much would I pay to convert an auto to manual? I'm not doing the work.
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I've been looking at various 633's and 635's for sale. Finding many more automatic transmission cars. How much more will I pay for a manual tranny car vs. auto? And how much would I pay to convert an auto to manual? I'm not doing the work.
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Cars with manuals are much harder to find, not sure of the exact numbers but I am guessing less than 10% of the E24s sold in the US were manuals. I searched for almost a year to find one in good shape. You will probably pay quite a bit more for a manual as compared to an automatic in similar condition/mileage. I may put my car up for sale but not until after the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix in July. The E24 is the featured marque this year and I am committed to showing my car. I can send you pics if you are interested. The only thing it needs is repair of the left bolster on the driver's seat. Like most older BMWs with Recaro style sport seats, the left bolster of the driver's seat is sagging. I may have it done before July.
 

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Thanks. Sent a PM. What is the price differential between a 1983 633 and the 635's, in general with all things being equal (e.g., mileage and condition)
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The harsh reality is that the cars sell based upon three unpredictable and very individual variables: seller, buyer, and condition (all biased). In my contemporary search, I have seen lows in the $500s and highs in the $18,000 range. I have seen most lower priced cars south and east of Maryland , higher in Cali, Wash, and Oregon, and the highest in Virginia. Quite a range. Top looking manual examples tend to be in the $14,000 and up range. Top automatic examples tend to be between $8,000 and $14,000 - although I have seen automatics in the $18,000s. Keep looking, looking, looking, and looking until...
However, autos are in abundance and I too, facing an upgrade in future, am interested in seeking a solid price - and willing mechanic - to commit to a transmission swap.
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Try to attend the PVGP in July. The local BMW club is having a car corral and the E24 is the featured marque. There will probably be at least 40 cars on display, some for sale including mine.
 
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