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Thread: A Comeback: My 1971 BMW 2800CS

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    Default A Comeback: My 1971 BMW 2800CS

    I am guessing that itís rather apparent to most people that I am a diehard BMW enthusiast. Iím sure there are a certain number of people who would also argue the point, but nonetheless, Iím as pro-BMW as they get. Iím probably most known for a car I put together which goes by the name of Rusty Slammington. Heís a bit ďout thereĒ and not traditional in any sense, and unfortunately, a large number of people have decided to hold that against me, ignoring cars like my E36, and E24 I once owned.

    After my garage burned down, I knew that I needed to come back to my roots. After a lucky find on Craigslist from one of my best friends, Jeremy Whittle, I booked it down to Atlanta to buy what I can consider nothing less than my dream car.



    I bought myself a 1971 BMW 2800CS, and while it is not perfect, itís in astounding shape for being 40 years old. The paint shines like new, the interior is almost flawless, short of the aging wood dash, and it runs unimaginably well. Of course sheís got some blemishes, but sometimes beauty comes with age. To top it all off, itís a euro import, not just an American model.



    I honestly had no intention of buying an E9. Itís something I never thought would happen unless I found oil in my back yard; however, this one happened to pop up for the right price and I knew it was game-on from there. The owner told me it hadnít been driven since 2004. He said to bring a trailer, that it would be some serious work to get her back on the road.



    I showed up figuring that perhaps I could jump start the car to at least see how it ran, knowing full well that Iíd buy it either way. I looked the car over and figured Iíd turn the key and see if the battery had any life at all. What were the chances anyway?



    The car fired up instantly. Both the owner and I were floored. I handed him a hand full of cash and decided Iíd try to drive the car to the end of the driveway where Iíd then call a tow truck to get Ďer home. At the end of the driveway, I figured Iíd drive it to the end of the street, then to the gas station around the corner. Before I knew it, I was driving a ďnot runningĒ car 4 hours back home, cruising at interstate speeds with no problem at all.



    Since then Iíve had to do nothing to it. Iíve been driving it every day with a huge grin on my face. I knew it needed wheels and I knew there was only one optionÖ my 18″ BBS RSs. I sent them off to Rotiform to have them fully chromed and they came out perfectly.

    I was worried the 18s might be too big but I love the way it came out. The car sits nicely on them without being low enough to tear the car up. I purchased a CSL airdam to finish off the exterior and called it a day.



    The offsets happened to be perfect, clearing the unrolled rear arches by less than a millimeter and the fronts are dead-even flush.

    For me, this car is the reincarnation of the 6er I wish I never sold. Itís a good way to come back. Classy and elegant; it feels like home. Refreshing to say the least.



    It seems as though every car I buy gets older and older. More and more character every time. More heart, more soul. Iím already in love with this car and Iíve only owned it for 3 weeks. I can tell our relationship is going to be a long one. Iím right in the heart of true BMW motorsport and I couldnít be happier. So, without further adieu: meet Marla.


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    WOW!

    That is all.

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    Oh my god. <3


    I am really broke with far too many ideas.

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    Damn....so awesome.

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    My.. oh my... that is one sexy ass lady. You've done it again.. and even better at that. Looks great

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    what a beauty. congrats mike.

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    1st page.

    that car is seriously beautiful. congrats on the pickup man.

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    Just seen this shared by a couple of guys on Facebook. Truly amazing stuff man. Those wheels do look like they were just made for this car.

    Can I ask what suspension you are running on it at the moment?

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    That is the most beautiful thing I've seen in all of 2011.

    And this makes the desire I've been having for a old BMW lately really grow. Huh. Once I'm better situated, I think I gotta buy an E12 or something.

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    @ jorge.

    my guess will be cut springs.
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    Damn that's an awesome car!

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    Speechless... Great work on the ride and the photos mang.

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    Fuck yes!

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    Sweet!

    but ! what's going to happin with Lucky number seven?

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    @Zic, I did think that given it wasn't mentioned at all anywhere lol

    It just looks so well positioned if it is. Didn't think you could get it so exactly when just chopping is all!

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    It's on BT struts and springs my friends. :-]

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    Quote Originally Posted by M.Burroughs View Post
    It's on BT struts and springs my friends. :-]
    What's BT stand for? Burroughs Tech?
    Last edited by Dr.AK; 07-18-2011 at 03:44 AM.

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    Boner Time







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