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Re: Munich Legends (long) (archive)

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Posted by Derin on December 26, 1999 at 10:39:59:

In Reply to: Re: Read before going to IMC posted by Stevie on December 26, 1999 at 08:43:08:

: Thanks Paul for letting me know amout IMC,it's far better talking t someone who has first hand experience with a dealer and their aftersales.You're right though a full independent inspection is needed to avoid financial ruin and heartache!Have you dealt with Munich Legends before and do they have a web site.
: Once again thanks,
: Stevie

I've dealt with Munich Legends before via my 3.0CS. Whilst one doesn't not want to malign anyone and let's face it they're all just trying to make a living - I've been less than impressed with my contacts with them.
When I had my 3.0CS restored about 5 years ago by a specialist firm in Norfolk they had a yellow 'CSL' in being restored for Munich Legends. The restorers told me they doubted it's authenticity as certain panels which should have been aluminium were not (or were no longer). It also had a non-standard engine and as such said they themselves wouldn't have touched it with a barge pole.
In response to one of their adverts, I once contacted them to see if they would be interested in purchasing my 3.0CS (which is an extremely nice, one previous owner example - see current BMW Car). I won't tell you what they offered me but it was so laughable (particularly in the face of what they were asking for their cars)that I told them I would rather sit the car out in the rain and have the pleasure of seeing it rot than accept that!

A good friend of mine down in London has his M6 in with them at the moment. It has been there for some 3 weeks. He took it to sort out the common BM front wheel wobble, a service and whilst it was there decided that he may as well get the MOT done early. They've told him the sills are gone and need replacing ( strange how absolutely no mention of the immenence this was made at the last MOT inspection which must have been much less than a year ago?)It does need some attention to the bodywork (it's got the usual E24 bubbling of rust appearing near the front of the front wings - expensive we know - but before the mention of the sills he'd already been quoted 4000 worth of bodywork by them! Now he's a really good friend of mine (mates since we were 5 years old) but when it comes to cars he's being a bit of a mug and I worry that they'll take him to the cleaners.

This brings me back to my point! I think the attitude to take is to think no dealer is your mate - they have to eat like all us and I don't hold it against them. I think we should do as Paul advises and get an independent inspection from someone who really knows the cars.

As far as I know Munich Legends don't have a website.

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