The BMW E24 is the first generation of the BMW 6 series coupes and was produced from 1976 to 1989.
This car was produced after the first face lift in 1982 (CS/1) with big chromed rear bumper (the best composition of the E24 in our opinion) on the E28 chassis, what is not just about 50 kg lighter but more rigid. The transmission is a five speed Getrag 265/6. Because of the nature of the manual transmission the car accelerates faster and has a higher top speed.
This car was first registered by a german media company in 12.10.1983 with the following options:
320 Model Designation, Deletion
350 Therm.insulat.glass green
400 Slide/tilt sunroof, manually operated
660 Bmw Bavaria Cassette II
680 Radio antenna, manual
690 Cassette holder
915 Without Special Conservation Exterior
979 Velour mats front and rear
The second owner was a man from Allerhausen (born in 04.12.1955). Interesting that he registered the car on 04.12.1986 on his 31. birthday.
The third and last owner from 1988 is a man from Reutlingen (born in 1948). The car was not used since 2003.
In February of 2016 we bought the car and not much later we started the restoration.
Our goal is to restore the car to it's original condition. We are aiming for perfection with the help of old factory photos.
The most important works like the disassembly, assembly, engine renovation, bodywork, painting are covered by us.
What can "impair" the originality, is the 3 piece 18 inch Kerscher CS wheel setup. The car will have a modern but classic look with these wheels. Of course the original BMW wheels will be supplied with the car.
was disassembled and all the rusty parts were removed (spot weld drill). Then the body was sandblasted. The rust free part of the body was immediately painted with 2K epoxy base coat to prevent rusting. Then we started the welding with new parts. All the rust was removed even between the typically rusty areas between the sheet metals. After the welding the whole body received an epoxy base coat and was sealed with a Teroson product much better than in the factory. At some places we used a special Teroson 2K epoxy product instead of using tin. So the sheet was not heated up and had no chance to deform. The underbody and the cavities will be protected with a Teroson product. The body will receive the original bronzit beige color.
Some chromed parts will be renewed some will be changed for new.
was cleaned and inspected after removal of the car. The engine was in excellent condition so no additional work was carried out above the regular. The block received a heat resistant black paint. The engine recieved the following new parts: piston rings, crank- and rod bearings, 6 valves and rocker arms, valve guides, valve seals, timing chain, tensioners, sprockets, all sealings, water pump, thermostat. The generator and alternator was renewed. The cylinder head received the regular machining. No more job was necessary. The clutch looked like new.
The car has the original engine. "Matching numbers".
All the aluminium parts were cleaned and blasted to look like new.
The car received a catalyst in 1998 (it's in the logbook). We removed the catalyst and changed for the original exhaust section.
Recaro seats received new leather in the original color and pattern. The headliner will be renewed.
The lips of the Kerscher wheels were polished. The middle and rear section will be painted.
The original BMW wheels were sandblasted and painted to the original color.
The axle carriers, rear trailing arms etc. were sandblasted, had zinc bath and were powder coated. All seals, rubber mountings, bearings will be changed.
The car previously received lowering springs (written in the german logbook).
We are a small family business from Baja, Hungary. More than 20 years of experience in the bodywork and painting.
Our motto: quality before everything.
A few photos of our job.