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theWITNESS 08-16-2011 08:50 PM

Ghost BMW dealership....
 
Source: [url]http://www.bmwblog.com/2011/08/12/the-story-behind-a-ghost-bmw-dealership/[/url]



The folks over at Endras BMW published a story today on a mysterious BMW dealership in Oakville, Ontario. The story of the ghost BMW dealership starts in 1988 when the company operating under the name “Citation Motors” had its license revoked before moving to Toronto and operating under the “Downtown BMW” name.

Interesting enough is the fact that the owner only sold off the name and operating license rather than the physical space and inventory. 23 years later and the showroom seems frozen in time with two BMW models in mint condition. In the typical 1980′s showroom interior furnishings, architecture, and design, BMW aficionados will notice a classy E28 5 Series and 635 CSI with beautiful BBS wheels.

The 6 Series has very low mileage, but most likely with some damaged caused by time.



Around the back you’ll find the shop, packed with BMWs, from a mint dark blue 635csi, to a 1984 733i, a dolphin blue E21 or 2002, and another 635csi.

MaxBimmer forum member “WhadUpp” managed to beat the window reflections to get some amazing pictures of the dealership from the outside. Great find, especially when you stumble upon such great used BMW cars…

[img]http://www.bmwblog.com/wp-content/uploads/attachment-3-655x491.jpg[/img]
[img]http://www.bmwblog.com/wp-content/uploads/attachment-12-655x491.jpg[/img]
[img]http://www.bmwblog.com/wp-content/uploads/attachment-2-655x491.jpg[/img]
[img]http://www.bmwblog.com/wp-content/uploads/attachment2-655x491.jpg[/img]


I've personally driven up Royal Windsor Drive many, many times. It's about 10 minutes from my parents' house, and I've never seen this place once.

someone else 08-17-2011 08:53 AM

YES WE ALL READ JALOPNIK

WELCOME TO LAST WEEK

NO YOU DONT DRIVE ON ROYAL WINDSOR DRIVE

YES YOU STILL LIVE WITH YOUR PARENTS

WHY WOULD YOU SEE IT, TOO BUSY MAKING UP LIES

GOD I YOU

u467 08-17-2011 09:08 AM

Damn, I used to pass by this all the time when I worked on Royal Windsor. I always thought it was just some used car dealership...

[url]http://maps.google.ca/maps?q=Royal+Windsor+Drive,+Mississauga,+Ontario&hl=en&ll=43.491779,-79.650691&spn=0.001131,0.002411&sll=43.653524,-79.383907&sspn=0.572317,1.234589&vpsrc=6&z=19&layer=c&cbll=43.491714,-79.650756&panoid=jzyd5Re6FbJBFWA5YJFxLw&cbp=12,307.9,,0,4.51[/url]

why_ask_why 08-17-2011 09:11 AM

this whole thing is bullshit. someone trying to generate free publicity and advertising. it worked.

joemama 08-17-2011 09:26 AM

The thing about this is that some :tard: with too much money is going to buy those things for a wildly inflated price. Sure they are 20+ year old BMW's that are technically "new", but just sitting for that long means that there are quite a few parts that will have to be replaced before they can be daily drivers. For the average person, this is just as much a pipe dream as owning a Veyron....and even more rare.

theWITNESS 08-17-2011 09:28 AM

[QUOTE=joemama;24842431]The thing about this is that some :tard: with too much money is going to buy those things for a wildly inflated price. Sure they are 20+ year old BMW's that are technically "new", but just sitting for that long means that there are quite a few parts that will have to be replaced before they can be daily drivers. For the average person, this is just as much a pipe dream as owning a Veyron....and even more rare.[/QUOTE]

I read somewhere that the 7-series has like 400K on it and isn't new at all. I would have had my doubts except for how dirty the tires are.

why_ask_why 08-17-2011 09:53 AM

seemed like a good place for this

[img]http://i.imgur.com/ooxLV.jpg[/img]

why_ask_why 08-17-2011 09:56 AM

[QUOTE=joemama;24842431]The thing about this is that some :tard: with too much money is going to buy those things for a wildly inflated price. Sure they are 20+ year old BMW's that are technically "new", but just sitting for that long means that there are quite a few parts that will have to be replaced before they can be daily drivers. For the average person, this is just as much a pipe dream as owning a Veyron....and even more rare.[/QUOTE]

judging by this you're seriously overestimating the value

[url]http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1988-BMW-M6-LOW-89k-MILES-BRIGHT-RED-GRAY-LEATHER-/150647338285?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item231347f52d#ht_47312wt_1158[/url]

joemama 08-17-2011 10:08 AM

[QUOTE=why_ask_why;24842445]judging by this you're seriously overestimating the value

[url]http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1988-BMW-M6-LOW-89k-MILES-BRIGHT-RED-GRAY-LEATHER-/150647338285?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item231347f52d#ht_47312wt_1158[/url][/QUOTE]I was basing on the fact that I assumed that the cars in the showroom were technically new and untitled....like that 80's era Trans Am in Indiana or somewhere a while back.

[H]ard|On 08-17-2011 06:19 PM

[QUOTE=why_ask_why;24842445]judging by this you're seriously overestimating the value

[url]http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1988-BMW-M6-LOW-89k-MILES-BRIGHT-RED-GRAY-LEATHER-/150647338285?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item231347f52d#ht_47312wt_1158[/url][/QUOTE]

That one has 89k miles. Untouched ones are worth a lot more to a collector ;) I don't know how much though.

Anyway I bet it was, and still is a drug front.

theWITNESS 08-17-2011 06:32 PM

[QUOTE='[H]ard|On;24842746']That one has 89k miles. Untouched ones are worth a lot more to a collector ;) I don't know how much though.

Anyway I bet it was, and still is a drug front.[/QUOTE]

I actually thought of you right as I was making the thread. Did it take you an entire day to clean your keyboard after the jizz to be able to post? :D

[H]ard|On 08-17-2011 08:18 PM

Hmm well I'm not super into old beemers.. neighbor had a 2002 and it always reminded me of a Moskovich, which was the chosen transportation of invalids and super old people in the motherland...

[URL="http://www.uploderx.net/display.php?id=131432"][IMG]http://www.uploderx.net/dphrag/415134970a82e34bf72dd2faaba8e17f342.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

Altough they seem to have gotten a following among the younger crowd the same way other old peices of crap return to fashion, like the mini.

Some old beemers are pretty jiz-worthy, the old M5s were kinda neat - 340 hp and they weighed a lot less than the new ones do. The CSLs and shit are pretty bad ass... Not so much a plain jane 635 though.

asa 08-17-2011 08:27 PM

[QUOTE='[H]ard|On;24842837']Hmm well I'm not super into old beemers.. neighbor had a 2002 and it always reminded me of a Moskovich, which was the chosen transportation of invalids and super old people in the motherland...

[URL="http://www.uploderx.net/display.php?id=131432"][IMG]http://www.uploderx.net/dphrag/415134970a82e34bf72dd2faaba8e17f342.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

Altough they seem to have gotten a following among the younger crowd the same way other old peices of crap return to fashion, like the mini.

Some old beemers are pretty jiz-worthy, the old M5s were kinda neat - 340 hp and they weighed a lot less than the new ones do. The CSLs and shit are pretty bad ass... Not so much a plain jane 635 though.[/QUOTE]

i liked the mini before liking the mini was cool :cool:

[H]ard|On 08-17-2011 08:33 PM

[QUOTE=asa;24842851]i liked the mini before liking the mini was cool :cool:[/QUOTE]

I never cared about em and then i saw italian job or whataver and hated the old ones, the new ones and the whole concept of putting them in a movie.

I hate it when they pimp car deals in movies, sort of takes away from the film. If there's anything to take away, I guess F&F5 was a giant chrysler commercial judging by the previews (havent seen it)

asa 08-17-2011 08:37 PM

well, my teacher worked on all the old english and italian exotics, so i got exposed to them as a semi-young'un


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