Originally Posted by E46Mango
+1 get ready to fork over at LEAST another $3,000 to get it back into decent shape even if it's MINT. Unless you have receipts to show the entire cooling system, suspension, etc was replaced...
$5,000-$7,000 if you're picky. First BMW?
Nuts, bolts, washers, screws (not even talking about missing ones, talking about ones that are stained or look funny)
interior panels, bulbs, light assemblies (faded, dirt inside, etc) rubber seals, oils, filters, seals, washers, etc.
also pure man hours in cleaning, reconditioning, restoring, and analyzing.