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    Make that very different! Hi everyone, I'm Aaron from Lancashire and since the age of 15 I've owned a Ford Capri, and then gradually more and more Capris until I now have five. Funds have limited getting any more otherwise it would definitely be more.

    Sparked off by my sister's mention of buying me another Capri for my collection at Christmas, I had a look on ebay for cheap Capris. Seeing none, I expanded my search and wondered what other cars I liked, were cheap... what wonderful classics had I forgotten about.

    I found some great cars. Triumph Dolomite Sprint, Mini Clubman, Reliant Scimitars and some old Merc's. I also spotted a BMW 635 CSi. It's a car I'd seen as a child but never really expected to get. However the price stayed low, and I placed a bid, completely expecting it to go far above what I could afford (well couldn't afford. I shouldn't buy any more cars but I think it's an addiction. Still cheaper than cigarettes I reckon and far cooler).

    So I very quickly became the owner of a silver BMW 635 CSi Auto. The car is a project; the previous owners having bought it but never got around to working on it. It's fairly complete, but I think there will be a few interior parts I have to buy, like black leather headrests for the front seats, some interior plastics that are broken, a radio (had a great read of a topic on here regarding radios and realised that it'll be a long time til I can afford a decent OEM or one that looks the part).

    The car looks rough and has some untidy welding along the sills, but I hope that overall it's going to be a fairly easy project to get back into road-worthy shape and have some fun in.

    There's some pictures in this thread on the 6-series sub-forum, which may or may not please you!
    1987 E24 635csi - Novice Questions

    This forum looks like a very well-developed community and already has given me some good reading and ideas of what to expect or focus on. I look forward to much more of that and hopefully I can give something back too!
     
     

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    Hi Fearthecat,Welcome to bimmerforums UK...

    One of my favourites those 6's worthy project may be quite expensive though.....
     
     

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    loving the project and welcome from another newb
     
     

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    Welcome to the forum

    Nice car and what a project

    I accidently pulled out in front of one of these the other day Didn't quite judge his speed correctly but I did the decent thing and left him in a bellow of diesel smog

    Couldn't understand why he didn't give me a smile and a wave when he pulled alongside me on the M5 roundabout



    I look forward to seeing updates posted in the "Members Project" section
     
     

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    Welcome in.

    Just to clarify - you've got 5 Capris?
    Clear your heads and get ready to run.
    Remember, the best times are yet to come.
     
     

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    Hi fearthecat and welcome to Bimmerforums UK, we have a couple of members who are also into classic cars, one is restoring a couple of Capri's currently.

    Anyhow, good luck with your 6 series project
     
     

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    Thanks for the wonderful welcome everyone =) No doubt I will post more as I try to figure out what everything is and how to get the 635 up to roadworthy standards. When I looked at the engine, that big engine spread out across a big engine bay, I realised this probably will be a lot more expensive and complicated than my Capris. But I've always wanted lots of different cars and this was one of them, so I'll do my best and ask lots of questions and try to learn!

    A20 RYM, I'll certainly start a thread in the Members Projects when I make some progress. Indeed it'll feel great putting the existing parts back on the car, as with the Capris I'm slowly stripping them down for complete rebuilds. Looks like a clean and mean BMW you have. I'm sure the 635 owner would've waved and smiled if you were both in the same model, but they were otherwise out-matched and probably a bit startled, hehe.

    Wonkydog, nice username and yes, five Capris, though one is really a parts car that will donate various bits to the other four. And if I got the chance to buy another, I probably would. They've been a passion and an addiction since I was a teenager. That said, the new arrival has captured my attention a lot at the moment!

    I was greatly surprised how much modern equipment was in this 1987 car, very pleasantly surprised though. Hope I don't have to do much re-wiring
     
     

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    Welcome to the site mate, nice purchase
     
     

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    welcome mate

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