Sitting pretty in Turkis Metallic – a rare but original paint colour for some E9’s
Paul’s car started out life as a 1971 3.0 CS automatic in Silver, originally sold in Germany then on sold and imported into California at the beginning of the 80’s. In about 1983 the car had its engine replaced, for reasons unknown, and the car was resprayed in Fjord Blue. The car was purchased and imported into Canberra being owned by a prominent member of Canberra’s BMW car club. Paul purchased the car in 2017 and knowing full well it was in need of some work and had some visible rust to be dealt with. After further investigation, Paul discovered the visible rust was hiding further layers of rust and at that point Paul hatched his full rebuild Restomod plans. First step was to pull the car apart, getting down to the inner panels that needed the rust repairs. Tongue in cheek, Paul tells me the German coach builder, Karmann’s name translates to ‘Invented Rust’. There is nothing special about Pauls’ car, they literally all disintegrate slowly from the inside out.