Sometimes I browse CL and fantasize about what could be if I had more green to my name. A couple of gems from a BMW search.

http://huntsville.craigslist.org/cto/4173938656.html

When the link dies here's the text.
QUOTE
I HAVE A 1987 BMW 328 TI 6 CYL. 5 SPEED CAR WITH 180K. THIS IS A PARTS CAR. IT HAS A GREAT BODY, FENDERS, HOOD, TRUNK AND DOORS ARE IN GREAT SHAPE. TIRES AND WHEELS ARE IN GOOD CONDITION. WINDOW MOTORS WORK AND INTERIOR IS GOOD. $500 OBO THE ENGINE DOES NOT RUN, SUSPECT THE FUEL PUMP. THE CAR HAS BEEN SETTING FOR A FEW YEARS AND SOME POS STOLE THE CADILLAC CONVERTER


I could have been looking at a Coupe DeVille but someone jacked the converter. Better luck next time.



and



http://huntsville.craigslist.org/cto/4180109076.html

QUOTE
This car runs well. New tires were put on it about 8 months ago. It has only been a computer for us and we don't need it anymore.


Stepping back from all of this tech.