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1989 BMW 635CSi

  • 29-01-2019 3:37pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 19,855 ✭✭✭✭ MetzgerMeister


    Hi all,

    My boss has a 1989 635CSi that he wants to put back on the road now that it's 30 years old. However the motor tax site is still giving tax rates based on engine size and isn't taking into account the vintage status.

    I presume it only qualifies for vintage tax and insurance on it's 30th birthday i.e. the date of first registration which is April 1st? Therefore until then it remains on engine size?

    Thanks!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,059 ✭✭✭ Kenny Logins


    Yeah, wait until its birthday.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,928 ✭✭✭✭ ELM327


    As above, wait till birthday.
    Also worth noting that it doesnt automatically change to vintage classification, you have to request this at the MTO (or possibly with a change of particulars form)


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,849 ✭✭✭ fancy pigeon


    ELM327 wrote: »
    As above, wait till birthday.
    Also worth noting that it doesnt automatically change to vintage classification, you have to request this at the MTO (or possibly with a change of particulars form)

    Same boat here, counting down the days till I change my E34 to vintage in March and having that €56 tax disc :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,695 ✭✭✭✭ Wishbone Ash


    ELM327 wrote: »
    ....Also worth noting that it doesnt automatically change to vintage classification, you have to request this at the MTO..
    This. You occasionally see an 'ordinary' car over 30 years with the normal tax. Presumably the owners don't know about the classic status and the MTO don't say anything.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,855 ✭✭✭✭ MetzgerMeister


    Thanks all for the replies. I'll relay this to him.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 19,855 ✭✭✭✭ MetzgerMeister


    One other question - Matt Simis mentioned that on his 850CSi, the S was of huge importance to the car compared to an 850Ci. Does the same logic apply to the 635CSi or was the S just applicable to the 850?


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,059 ✭✭✭ Kenny Logins


    One other question - Matt Simis mentioned that on his 850CSi, the S was of huge importance to the car compared to an 850Ci. Does the same logic apply to the 635CSi or was the S just applicable to the 850?

    635s are all the same AFAIK - all CSi (Coupe Sport injection??)

    There was also a 630 CS (carbs) in the late '70s.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 58,892 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    One other question - Matt Simis mentioned that on his 850CSi, the S was of huge importance to the car compared to an 850Ci.

    He was right. It is the only one that has an M-sport tuned engine very similar to that used in the McLaren F1. The other V12 engines in the 850i and 850Ci are pretty ordinary in comparison :D

    "Wind is Ireland's oil" - An Taoiseach, 25/05/2022



  • Registered Users Posts: 19,855 ✭✭✭✭ MetzgerMeister


    unkel wrote: »
    He was right. It is the only one that has an M-sport tuned engine very similar to that used in the McLaren F1. The other V12 engines in the 850i and 850Ci are pretty ordinary in comparison :D

    I didn't doubt what he was saying about it, just wondering if the same thing applied to the 635 :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,855 ✭✭✭✭ MetzgerMeister


    I know this isn't the detailing forum but I said I'd post a few pics of the car after it got its paint enhancement/correction:

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    The alloys are going to Rim Solutions for a full refurb soon so that will be the icing on the cake.

    And a little comparison of what the paint was like beforehand:

    Left polished, right with oxidation:

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  • Registered Users Posts: 19,241 ✭✭✭✭ Larbre34


    Beautiful job above.

    A cousin of mine bought an '87 V12 XJS in the UK and the vendor stored it for him until its birthday. He drove off the Ferry in Rosslare on 30th Birthday +1 day and took great pleasure from bringing it for the VRT inspection.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,928 ✭✭✭✭ ELM327


    He could have imported it up to 27 days before its birthday, once you present it afterwards its all that matters
    (I imported a 7.4 v8 Chevy Suburban and did exactly that)


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,156 ✭✭✭ w124man


    Pity the plates are not correct on that BMW.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,855 ✭✭✭✭ MetzgerMeister


    w124man wrote: »
    Pity the plates are not correct on that BMW.

    As in it needs the black/silver ones? I totally agree :)

    EDIT: How would one go about registering a car as a classic and obtaining ZV plates?


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 25,535 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Dades


    Lovely car, Meister.
    w124man wrote: »
    Pity the plates are not correct on that BMW.
    The plate police are out. :pac:

    Black and silver plates wouldn't be correct either for an '87. But whatever you like on it is what matters.

    I went for plain black on white on my '83, with no euro flags etc.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,855 ✭✭✭✭ MetzgerMeister


    It's not mine Dades, it belongs to my boss. I just did the paint restoration for him.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,156 ✭✭✭ w124man


    As in it needs the black/silver ones? I totally agree :)

    EDIT: How would one go about registering a car as a classic and obtaining ZV plates?


    Black letters on white reflective will be correct for an 89 and why in God's name would you ZV plate a genuine Irish classic?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,156 ✭✭✭ w124man


    Dades wrote: »
    Lovely car, Meister.

    The plate police are out. :pac:



    Why screw up a lovely car with the wrong plates? Its in the detail


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,940 ✭✭✭ KevRossi


    w124man wrote: »
    Black letters on white reflective will be correct for an 89 and why in God's name would you ZV plate a genuine Irish classic?

    Judging by the plate that's an import. Could be wrong, but I don't think TN would have hit that high in 1989. Early-mid 90's would be my guess.

    Gorgeous colour on that car, really suits it along with the blacked out chrome. Far too many are silver/grey/black.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,063 ✭✭✭✭ Duke O Smiley


    The correct plates for that car should be these; plain white plastic plates. I think eireplates does them

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    Also, you could put a ZV on it if you download and fill out form VRT35, send it along with the logbook to revenue in Rosslare and they'll send it back with your new ZV number and logbook


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