Not sure what to do with this...
I've lumbered myself with sorting out and disposing of my
father-in-law's 1984 BMW. It belonged to his father from almost new and
has only done 48,000 miles, but has been standing for the last 5 years.
Bodywork is excellent, so it'd be easy to recommission and get back on
the road as a very tidy car.
But the costs don't seem to add up.
It needs a full exhaust system, full set of tyres, cambelt (which I've
started on), brakes freeing off and an MOT. Done properly, I can see
that little lot costing close to 800 pounds.
Doing it on the cheap (patching the exhaust, budget tyres, etc.) might
have it on the road for 300 or so, but won't look so good when it comes
to selling it.
So, anyone have any thoughts of its value?
It's a 1984 520i (straight six engine), auto, E28 shape (the one with
the exhaust coming out of the middle at the back), cloth seats, manual
windows, nice colour (charcoal metallic), excellent condition inside and
out except for the rusty rear bumper.
I'm pretty convinced that breaking it for spares would be the sensible
option, but that seems a real waste and wouldn't exactly please the old man.