Picked up a 2008 BMW 535i with 73k miles at auction for 2700$ (plus auction fees and shipping, closer to 3500 initial investment). Car books for close to 10k, so I should be able to make decent money on it even if I sell it for closer to 7-8k. Needs a cooling fan, oil filter housing gaskets, front control arms and some bodywork. Parts list so far is around 500. An 11 year old BMW has red flags all over it, and this one is weird because it's unusually low mileage but it's for sure been a rough 73k. It seems likely the person who bought it used before me did not have the financial ability to properly maintain an old BMW lol. But I got all the codes except one to clear... For now But the rwd twin turbo in-line 6 is pretty nice. And it is very luxurious especially compared to my truck lol. It's unlikely i'll commit to the car, but I do plan on driving it for a couple months (unless it sells quickly) Tonight I straightened the fender, just needs a slim coat of Bondo to finish it out properly and I heated and re-shaped the bumper which just needs a light coat of plastic repair material.