Found on BaT: Green dream machine

my summer love

When I saw this on BaT this morning, I about crapped myself.  You see, I spent the better half of last summer stalking this car.  I would see it in downtown traffic almost every day but it never sat still long enough to make it into my V.I.S.I.T. file. 

Then, oddly enough it just disappeared.  According to the sellers ad is has just been parked for the winter.  Good choice as the roads here in SL,UT turn into salt and hydrocholoric acid.

The car is an imported 1976 BMW 520 Euro with a handful of tasteful upgrades.  Seller claims motor runs strong and wouldn’t hesitate to drive it cross-country.  Neither would I.
Find it here for $2900 or possible trade.
Via BaT

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  1. bzr Avatar

    Reminds me of the Dodge Charger ad (the only good one) that said "it's a hybrid: it burns gas AND rubber."
    Slap a hybrid sticker on it and park it in the HYBRID PARKING ONLY spaces at the mall. It's far greener than any Prius.

    1. Jo_Schmo Avatar

      Greener and cheaper!

      1. Tomsk Avatar

        And eleventy-billion times cooler.

  2. muthalovin Avatar

    Those black-out turbine rims really do it for me. This would make an awesome daily driver.
    4-speed, FTW!

  3. engineerd Avatar

    I think in Germany this color was Kätzchen Magnet grün.
    I saw this car this morning when I checked my email. I would buy it in a heartbeat.

    1. Jo_Schmo Avatar

      I bow to thee! hahahahaha! Let's all pitch in a few hundred and "time share" it!

    2. Ambersand Avatar

      I believe you're right on the color there 'neerd…I have two of them staring unblinkingly at the screen right now. Oh wait…what?

      1. Charles_Barrett Avatar

        Eek…! Stereo pussies…!

    3. Charles_Barrett Avatar

      +1, Sir…!
      I'd "Thumbs-Up" more than that, but the site won't allow me to…

  4. Jo_Schmo Avatar

    I found a few more photos digging around in that forum. Here is a cool one:
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    2. CptSevere Avatar

      I miss carving the corners in Emigration Canyon on my old bikes. That turnoff is at the summit. I used to stop there for a cigarette. Yeah, that Beemer is way cool, but these SLC pix almost make me miss the place.
      I used to manage parking garages downtown a long time ago, and that shot on the top deck looks eerily familiar. Second South and State, right?

  5. PFG Avatar

    99.9 percent of the time, I am as big a defender of the great state of California as you will find.
    This is the other 0.1 percent.
    I curse you, smog overlords, for banishing this from my sight. As you might expect from my avatar, this car excites me considerably.

  6. BrianTheHoon Avatar

    +1 'cause I feel your pain and echo the sentiments. In my uninformed, off-the-cuff opinion, we should change the law so cars 30 years or older are exempt. Who besides the enthusiast or the dirt poor drives most of them, anyway? Why so little regard for the enthusiast or the poor or the poor enthusiast? There are a lot of post-1975 cars that deserve to be rodded by real enthusiasts. Too many that are nostalgia cars for the next generation Barrett-Jackson bidder with $125K burning a hole in his pocket for a rotisseried-to-perfection resto-mod that makes him misty-eyed for his lost innocence/mom's apron strings.
    And let's not forget the dirt poor! WHY does our state hate the poor?

    1. engineerd Avatar

      I agree, though I would make it a rolling 25-year exemption.

      1. LTDScott Avatar

        There is no more 25 year rolling exemption. 1976 and newer will always require smog check unless they change the law again.

        1. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar

          …which they should do, because 25-year exemptions are arguably the most logical way of going about it in non-Rust-Belt states.
          Of course, California's government hates the automobile. California's population doesn't, fortunately, and so engine swaps and such aren't as hard as they could be, right?

  7. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar

    If I did a Volvo 242/244 up like this, it would look ridiculous.
    Maybe I shouldn't let that stop me, though.

  8. dustin_driver Avatar

    Oh my. I could see this as my daily driver. Or a 2002. Yes. Hmm.
    However, right now I'm leaning toward an . . . Alfa Romeo GTV. Yes, I am brave. Yes, I am ready to take the plunge. Yes, I work at home and never drive anywhere, making an Alfa the PERFECT daily driver for me.

  9. lilwillie Avatar

    Wow. I love it. The color and the lines on the side are excellent. I see Recaros in the car and I want that spoiler.

    1. Jo_Schmo Avatar

      Agreed, it's a gorgeous car. If I had some extra money I would seriously go snatch it up right now!

  10. Tripl3fast Avatar

    Thanks. I now have a new fetish car…. Old BMW's. I'll have to hide it from the VW's and my wife. This could get trickey…. what would Tiger do?

    1. Ambersand Avatar

      He'd hide it in another city in a posh storage unit, then text it to see how it's doing and leave his phone lying around so his wife could find it. Yeah…not a win win situation no matter how you look at it. In other news, I can absolutely make a spot in my barn for it for you. Just leave the key, and the title.