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One that got away-I bought it.

Discussion in 'The Hack Mechanic Goes Online (closed)' started by 370457, Nov 2, 2014.

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    Rob, my name is Ryan from Menifee,CA. Just read your article on the Golf 72 2002tii Euro that was for sale this summer near Bremerton (Seattle) WA. I bought the car from the deceased owners son for $10000. I recall him mentioning 'some BMW club guy from back east' was waiting for more pictures and description of any rust. Sorry I scooped you. The car needs some work and there has been a lot of previous bodywork and a complete re-spray at one point. Its been sitting in my garage since July and I am about to start some projects. First is to drop the 5-spd and replace the clutch. I was able to drive the car before buying but the clutch was almost gone and there is a grinding into second gear. Im replacing the K&N filter with the stock intake which came with the car. Also removing the front strut brace and air dam. I located the original front seats with the cloth inserts from a 2002 owner nearby that had bought a bunch of parts a few months earlier. Hopefully the transmission is OK but will not know for sure before really driving the car hard. Im a member of the San Diego chapter and hope to drive the car to a future gathering over the winter.
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    A-HA! So YOU'RE the one! Yeah, that episode represented an endpoint in terms of my desire to lower risk. I weep that I lost that car. But, had I bought it, I wouldn't have been able to scoop up the $4000 '87 325is or the $3700 Euro 635CSi, so it ain't exactly hardship. Stay in touch. I'd like to know how the car turns out. --Rob

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