I purchased this car in LA 1998 with 60k miles. We moved to NY in 2001. The almost 25 year old car has "only" 160,000 miles. I love this car, and it's been good to me. Well maintained at a fabulous BMW independent shop run by two older German guys. This car is right in their wheelhouse. Anyway, last week, the dreaded head gasket went. I don't have the space, tools, time or wherewithal to fix it myself. My mechanics tell me don't bother to pay them to do it. It still runs great, but of course it needs coolent every day. I wouldn't want to get stuck in traffic with it. I already purchased a 2002 E39 525i with a 5 speed to replace it. It's nice, but I'm sure it won't be the same as the '92. At least it doesn't require r12 for the ac (I never converted the ac system in the '92). The question is, what do I do with it. I won't sell it to the public, as I don't want to deal with the crazies especially with car that needs engine work. I could donate it, or sell it to a junkyard for a little. I just hate to see this specimen that is in good shape with a fine interior pieced out or destroyed. I just put it on the club classifieds, but i won't hold my breath. Do I just let go?