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    WTF Dept: Talk about an optimist????

    Ebay item 180545024438

    1977 BMW 3-Series 323i

    description says: 200,000 miles.
    4 cylinder engine ??? (in a 323i?)
    SALVAGE title

    This car can be yours for the reasonable asking price of: $50,000.

    Is it me, or... does something seem.... ummm .... not quite right, or missing, here?

    Oh, and did I mention... there is no pic.

    Last edited by tomscat1; 08-11-2010 at 04:52 PM.
    Tom
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    i find that to be a perfectly acceptable price for an invisible car. imagine the possibilities. the only down fall, you could not drive it in traffic.
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    Good point, Tom.... I missed that angle. The Emperor's New ..... er ... BMW! Isn't it gorgeous?

    Tom
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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

    it would be a pain to keep clean
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    Dang, I thought I was lazy...


    If you're trying to make me feel better about this scenario, give it up....

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    Wow, If thats a reasonable price... I guess mine would be worth about 75k with a clear title. I mean I guess the publicity of someone trying to sell it for 50k can only be a good thing. We should all make fake listings on ebay of our cars for outrageous prices and "buy them" from each other to boost the market values.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beemer Tech View Post
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

    it would be a pain to keep clean
    Not to mention checking/changing the oil! Try to find THAT dipstick!

    Tom
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    "it would be a pain to keep clean "

    betcha the hazard switch still causes issues on those invisible e21's

    anyone message this guy, just for the hell of it?

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    I have $1,000,000 in an account in The Sudan that I can't access.
    Maybe he could wire just $10K to that account to establish himself as a co-holder of that account, transfer $800,000 to me and keep the balance as payment on the invisible car?
    Eric P.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 325Drew View Post
    Wow, If thats a reasonable price... I guess mine would be worth about 75k with a clear title. I mean I guess the publicity of someone trying to sell it for 50k can only be a good thing. We should all make fake listings on ebay of our cars for outrageous prices and "buy them" from each other to boost the market values.
    LOL Totally unethical, but funny as hell. It would be an interesting experiment in altering "perceived value." Members could flood our local Craigslists with ads for E21's from $5k, barely running, to $20-30K for pristine. Then after a week, put "SOLD" to the ad.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by bookman1785 View Post
    "it would be a pain to keep clean "

    betcha the hazard switch still causes issues on those invisible e21's

    anyone message this guy, just for the hell of it?


    I will. In order to stay in the spirit of this thread, however, I will use invisible ink.

    Tom
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    Quote Originally Posted by AutoBombe View Post
    LOL Totally unethical, but funny as hell. It would be an interesting experiment in altering "perceived value." Members could flood our local Craigslists with ads for E21's from $5k, barely running, to $20-30K for pristine. Then after a week, put "SOLD" to the ad.......
    I vote we do it. I mean to be honest it might work. If we had enough advertisement ebay craigs list local news papers. The oil industry does it, prices get jacked up over time and they never come back down because they know they can ask 2.50 per gallon.

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    2.50 a gallon wow so cheap....we are at $3.41 here now, the gas price went down in the lower 48 and it went up 6 cents a gallon here....

    if a 323 is 50k a 323 baur must be almost in the priceless range. I'll trade my baur for an M1 lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomscat1 View Post
    I will. In order to stay in the spirit of this thread, however, I will use invisible ink.

    Not sure if you got a response to your invisible ink message, but here's the one I got:

    "Sorry, the ad is a mistake. Sorry about that. I will be removing it soon."


    i24 hours later, still not gone. I'm on board with AutoBombe's idea, the '81 is going up on fleabay for $35,000 this afternoon

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    Quote Originally Posted by bookman1785 View Post
    Not sure if you got a response to your invisible ink message, but here's the one I got:

    "Sorry, the ad is a mistake. Sorry about that. I will be removing it soon."


    i24 hours later, still not gone. I'm on board with AutoBombe's idea, the '81 is going up on fleabay for $35,000 this afternoon

    I did send him an email in invisible ink. He responded in kind.



    No wait... here is his response:
    Dear toms_cat1,

    Sorry, the whole ad is a mistake. I am planning on removing it soon. Sorry about that.


    - jskabpatel
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    I suppose if I were caught promoting a scam, I'd say that too. Just sayin.





    Tom
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    OK, this is a little off-topic, maybe even a little off the wall.... but .... last night Tom D, my friend Bill K., and I stopped in at F40 Motorsports in Portland CT before we went to dinner. I was perusing the F40 website later on, and I came across this pic, which was taken at an F40 Car show back in 2009. My reaction was.... WTF?





    I found this quote:
    "The purple car, is Davis #9, serial #482E99, which I visited in Oregon in 1998, which has bounced around several owners and a couple of auctions, and was reputedly last known to be headed for Connecticut! What a Distinction!!! The only Davis in all of New England. I have E-mailed the owner, but no response"
    Also:
    "a 1948 Davis "Divan" coupe ... 1 of 13 made ... all aluminum body ... removable hardtop ... 3 wheeler ... most ran a Hercules or Continental inline-four powerplant ... but this one was powered by a V8-60 Flathead!"

    ... on this site:
    http://webcache.googleusercontent.co...l+cars&ct=clnk


    Meet the 'Davis Divan"!

    http://www.suarezweb.com/davis/davismen.htm

    At least for me this was ..... learn something new every day.... !!
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    Tom
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    What purple car? All I saw was a porche. Maybe its just me, I might need an eye exam
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    Ummmm.... I think this pic is for real.

    Tom
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    It is a hemi after all.

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    Most likely thats a typo and its 5k....
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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgbmw323 View Post
    Most likely thats a typo and its 5k....
    Which typo is that? Not sure what you refer to here.
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    Wayne Carini had a show that followed him around as he chased down classic cars to buy. I saw the episode where he bought the purple car. Interesting piece of history but not very well received with the 3 wheels.

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    I bet it has the same problem as a reliant robin with that single wheel up front.
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    Looks like something inspired by George Jetson or even his dog Astro.

    Oh SNAP!!! German Engineering is IN DA HAUS YAH!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marinersfan View Post
    Looks like something inspired by George Jetson or even his dog Astro.
    zactly, no doubt about it...


    If you're trying to make me feel better about this scenario, give it up....

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