I hate to think of this becoming a series of sort, documenting the demise of the CCs of Eugene. But here’s another one, and this time there’s no argument about its final demise. Looks to be a 528e, from the wheels (CC here). And what’s that emblem on its C-pillar?
CC Outtake: Another CC Bites The Bullet; Or Is it Snake Bitten?
– Posted on January 19, 2014
Paul, did you notice the pastel yellow Ford F-whatever in the background of the first picture?
Of course! It will make its own appearance here soon.
Thats been hi fairly hard when it was newer it could have been fixed, now probably not worth the effort shame, it was a survivor.
And yet, in this area (NE Illinois), it would be considered “driveable”. There was a Camry (early 2000s) just down the street that the owner kept driving with similar damage.
And, no, Illinois does not have a safety or certification program beyond emissions. As long as it passes the emissions test…
Does Oregon have some sort of safety or certification program?
Oregon only has emissions testing in the Portland and Medford areas and there is no safety inspection.
Dang there is no fixing that even when new due to the amount of damage and I do not know how structurally sounds these BMWs were built especially compared to more modern vehicles. Plus, the rear tire has a yellow x on it so this vehicle is not long for being a Curbside Classic. The damage pattern leads me to conclude it was a low slung vehicle of some sort, but there is no paint transfer so I can only assume it was a much newer vehicle with plastic and foam bumpers that did this.
I have never really owned a Curbside Classic, but I have a (irrational) fear of damage so I do my best to never park on main streets, under trees that look iffy, or where there is a higher probability of my vehicle being run into such a corner. I never like taking the first spot in a block of parking, I rather have at least one vehicle, dumpster, curb or other large item behind my Caravan.
Agreed; it doesn’t look quite like an SUV-height injury. Maybe an Outback?
I think it would have been repairable when it was new or nearly new. There is a lot of damage but I have seen much worse repaired. But now you would be better off to find another one and use this one as a parts car.
I’m mesmerized by the patterned concrete façade wall in the background.
Maybe I should start shooting Facade Classics? That one is quite the period piece.
Yes yes yes yes yes!
Such a contrast to the old style frame house on the other side.
It’s in a old, close-in neighborhood long zoned for higher density, and this is one of several very 50s-60s vintage apartments built in that area. It’s just a couple of buildings down from this one, the “Cherrywood”. As if…
https://www.curbsideclassic.com/my-curbside-classic/curbside-catharsis-travels-with-dad-and-brigitte/ looks worse than Bridgitte did. Also, I do remember seeing a YouTube video of a car being driven on the road with damage similar to this BMW, seemingly like it was no big deal. Don’t remember the type of car but the video appeared to be from some Middle Eastern country.
Sad. I have wanted one of these 5s since they were new. Just convinced the wife we should try and snap one up, but finding one period – let alone taken care of, is getting to be
a task and a half.
In the midwest, a car of this age with this kind of damage always displays huge hunks of exposed Bondo. How strange to my eyes to see that missing here.
I know that (in theory) the secret of collision repair is to apply force opposite of the crash, so I have always wondered how it would work if you could hook a long enough cable to the car and a big oak tree, then get up to about 25 mph before the slack comes out of the cable. I would imagine that there are a lot of things that could go wrong with this approach. . . . .