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Old 28th October 2013, 14:20   #736
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There is a Facebook page for you. Do join the E30 owners in India:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/458129977615636/

You can possibly find some answers here. Also meet the owners of the 12-15 E30s that are still roadworthy.
thanx for the advice, I've actually found this page before, requested to join twice. maybe I'm too young to be taken serious
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thanx for the advice, I've actually found this page before, requested to join twice. maybe I'm too young to be taken serious
Average age is lower than you assume
Was just waiting for you to pick up the E30. Do let me know how you came about it and the story of your search for one, I'm sure it is interesting, knowing how few there are existing in India.
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An all-time favorite luxury import of the 90s - the Lexus LS400. Abandoned for months in Lokhandwala - the car has now disappeared.
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Look what 8 years can do to one of the best looking Mazda RX-7 in Mumbai (Modded RX 7).
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Coming soon - a W220 S350 with Brabus wheels and a busted suspension and a W140 S 320.
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What are the reasons behind the owners abandoning the cars apart from massive repair bills and missing paperwork or owner moving abroad?

Agreed some of them have way too much money to be bothered about a car or two but why not even make an attempt to find a buyer.

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Nostalgia kills more cars than lack of parts I suppose. (My father's car, my first drive, I'm going to restore it soon).

Sometimes it is sheer fatigue of seeing the same vehicle for many years, you don't care about it as much as when it was new.

Also could be that the collection is easier to 'maintain' in stasis than keep it ticking in adequate condition. For these owners a pruning of the list could help get some cars back on the road with the new owner's efforts.

And from what I notice, like everyone else, the car locked up in a garage is sometimes looked upon as a gold mine, the veritable blank cheque from a crazy collector, the retire-in-the-Bahamas money making machine.

Don't think this is true only in India though. The classic car blogs are full of the same human truths
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Nostalgia kills more cars than lack of parts I suppose. (My father's car, my first drive, I'm going to restore it soon).

Sometimes it is sheer fatigue of seeing the same vehicle for many years, you don't care about it as much as when it was new.

Don't think this is true only in India though. The classic car blogs are full of the same human truths
There is a W123 rotting at a workshop in Kochi. The workshop guys say it had come for regular service, was in immaculate condition when it came, but the owner never bothered to pick it up after the service. Has been lying there for 3 or 4 years now. They stopped calling the owner long time back to come and pick the car after they had tried a lot.

P.S: Will get the pic next time I am there.

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Chanced upon these covered imports lying disused and gathering dust. In a property adjacent to nirlon knowledge park, goregaon, Mumbai. Two coupes and a range rover. Wonder if the import on the snap is a Ferrari
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A few of the cars spotted today:

Buick has been there for quite some time. It is accompanied by a Range Rover, an E300/E250, a Couple of Japanese saloons, a modified Fiat Padmini. Hope it is a collector waiting for a good time to restore them.
The years have taken their toll on the covers too

The VW Variant is a new addition to a known restorer/garage, who also has a couple of Beetles in his personal collection. Including a split window.
Where is this located ? More pics of the Buick please ! To me, it looks like the same old Skylark I had discovered in a barnfind in Dadar, and has changed places ever since.
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Had been to a customs warehouse lately.. saw some beauties in a very sad condition there.

Hurts.
the bmw was sold today for Rs 72,102/-
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how does one get to know when are the auctions happening?
and how to participate?
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please register with MSTC for about Rs12000/= and participate to buy anything that the various government departments dispose through them routinely! they email their lists daily .

initially, please google " mstcecommerce " .

the RC book is not available . contacts with RTO agents can resolve this problem.

the BMW had been water flooded earlier . automotive pneumonia ! a good mechanic can bring her back to life . in pic, car still looks cute !

I hope Tbhpians rescue all such classics needing TLC!

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love this beemer. but unfortunately not sure about how good/bad the electricals would be. until recently the electrical problems with the germans have been nothing short of petrifying!!
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The BMW in the pic I believe is a 6 series (635CSi). A similar car can be seen here :

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/super-...w-635-csi.html (Pics : BMW 635 CSi.)
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Problem with the 6 series is rust, I have seen plenty of them in the UK get scrapped as they are MOT failures due to structural rust despite being mechanically sound
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