Car of the Month - September 2009

Cars of the Month

The Car of the Month for September belongs to:
Austin Kent

  • Model: 1977 530i

  • Custom bodywork and paint

  • Manual transmission

  • Austin writes:

    I have been lucky enough to have been chosen to be the new owner of this original owner car. The car was owned by my old boss/close family friend and has been in their family since it was new. All of his kids learned how to drive on it and he couldn't bring himself to sell it to just anyone. It has been sitting for the last couple years and a move has forced him to find a new house for it. I have had my eye on this car for YEARS and its finally mine! Unfortunately I'm currently living in NYC and won't get to drive it too much but that is most likely going to change before next year. Anyway, I have a TON to learn about these things but am looking forward to my new project! My big question is to keep it a street/show queen or convert it into an all-out track car. I'll probably do a bit of both but for the time being, its going to be a restoration/modification project to fit my 6ft 8in body comfortably into the thing. I'm going to be spending some time with the original owner next weekend so I will have more info/pictures then. To my knowledge its a 530 with a 3 of a kind front bumper (which needs some tlc). This is my first BMW and I can't wait to dive into the FAQ and liven this thing up. Is there a thread on things that are good to replace after they have been sitting? Apparently the fuel lines were replaced a few months ago so those should be good. I look forward to being a part of this small(er) car community (that I'm not new to) and I'm already apologizing for all my new-b questions that have probably been asked many times. I do try and search as much as possible. Hopefully this site has a functional one!

    John Savage
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