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  1. #1
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    No more BavAuto...

    This is just sad...

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    Damn shame. I didnt buy from them enough. I wonder if they will liquidate parts but they were probably bought up by FCP or ECS or something

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    Oh, no!

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    Wow. I remember back in the 80's when they were the only game in town other than the dealer for most stuff.
    "Wally" Casten - 1956 Austin-Healey 100, 1982 e21 320i, 1987 911 Carrera, 2007 e92 328i, 1997 Triumph T509

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    That's a shame, they were one of the only places I could find some 323i parts.


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    Cool

    Yes, I have bought from them and got some good parts too. Competition from other sellers.. I Bought the red lowering shocks from them and assorted parts from time to time. Sorry to see them go.

    Randy

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    Bummer, I liked having parts the next state away from me

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    That is too bad... I wonder what happened, I buy from them all the time. Just got a set of shocks for my wife's e36 from them couple of weeks ago...

    Max

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    Hopefully they can reorganize Bavarian Autosport and get up and running again.

    Randy

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    I got their email last Friday. This is discouraging news, they were my go to guys for parts for the E21. I needed to order some parts on Friday and as their website was still up, I gave it a try for something cheap. All went well until I got to the payment method at which point it wouldn't accept my card, which is a good thing I guess. Don't want to be paying for something that isn't going to be shipped. I don't know what happened but I hope they can get up and running again. The statement on the site made it sound like that was a possibility and left the future kind of open.

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    No more Bavarian Auto Recycling, no more Bavarian AutoSport , is there a pattern here ?

    Randy

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    Quote Originally Posted by 320iAman View Post
    No more Bavarian Auto Recycling, no more Bavarian AutoSport , is there a pattern here ?

    Randy
    Marshal closed Double 02 Salvage in Hayward a few weeks ago. It is going to be more difficult to maintain our older cars..
    SAD DAYS.

    Jeff

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDB View Post
    Marshal closed Double 02 Salvage in Hayward a few weeks ago. It is going to be more difficult to maintain our older cars..
    SAD DAYS.

    Jeff
    Did not know they closed up. Yes used parts are going to be more difficult to get. Thats why when I see a 320i e21 at pick n pull, I go to get spare backup parts, I got a WUR-071 at P and P for $9.00 or so with both lines and the aluminum heat sink plate with engine securing bolt , tested it a few days ago, works as good as new one,,20/50 psi cold/warm pressure, Cleaned it up with brass brushes--looks brand new.

    Did you get rain where you were are at like we did here in Sacramento ? Snow Statewide is 150% above normal,,lol

    Randy
    Last edited by 320iAman; 03-16-2019 at 10:27 AM.

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    I had $500 of chrome window stripping and a trunk gasket in my shopping cart...

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    I got a refund today for an order I placed on Feb 21st.
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    '̶9̶2̶ ̶E̶3̶4̶ ̶5̶2̶5̶i̶ (sold)
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    '80 E21 320i

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    I wonder what happened? Does not sound like they sold their business. Sounds more like they went bankrupt...

    Max

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    That's what happens when you don't have the money to make payroll.

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    Yes they went into debt and had to close. Very sad as I attended many show and shines for twenty years or more and like the people and the company.
    Sales where down due to Goggle searches and their new Website not being very user friendly. They should have reverse engineered other ones that they where competing with.

    Times are changing and the BMW community around here will feel the loss of this Company that should have not went out of business.
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    Just got this email: https://www.ecstuning.com/Page/bavauto-announcement/

    HOME | MY ACCOUNT | TECH BLOG | 1.800.535.2002
    After 45 wonderful years, Bavarian Autosport closed its doors on Friday, March 8th.

    In the interest of looking after our customers and carrying on Bavarian Autosport’s proud commitment to BMW and Mini enthusiasts, we reached out to our friends at ECS Tuning to see if they could lend a hand.

    ECS Tuning has agreed to honor Bav Auto gift cards, and will be helping to fulfill all open customer orders. Additionally, ECS Tuning is offering Bav Auto customers up to a 15% discount on their first order with ECS. Both of those offers are good through April 30th and are available by calling ECS Tuning at 330-331-2340.

    ECS has agreed to carry on relationships with the BMW CCA chapters we’ve been proud to support. Further, they are working to maintain and continue stocking a number of the Bavarian Autosport branded parts that you’ve relied on for years.

    ECS has been very supportive since we made the decision to close our doors, and we encourage you to consider them for your parts and service needs.

    Thank you again for your dedication and commitment to Bavarian Autosport over all these years. We’ve loved being part of your community.
    '81 E21 320i
    '90 E30 325i
    '̶9̶2̶ ̶E̶3̶4̶ ̶5̶2̶5̶i̶ (sold)
    '15 Toyota XW30
    '80 E21 320i

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    Cool!!!

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    Does not sound like they reorganizing , sounds like like they are out of the business

    Randy

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