We found this vehicle on October 29th, 2020 on the Ebay classifieds platform. It was advertised as “Slaughter Festival original BMW E36 318is Class 2”, the condition was really miserable, as can be seen in the pictures below. The engine did not start. The seller, a very nice man, by the way, thank you very much again for the nice reception, had just recently bought the vehicle himself.

Here is the original ad in which the vehicle was offered:

This vehicle is one of 2500 built special models of the BMW E36 Class 2, which was built in 1994 in a limited edition of 2500 copies. All vehicles with chassis numbers can also be found in our BMW Class 2 register, click here on the link.

www.bmwclass2register.com

What makes this vehicle even more special, however, is the fact that only 17 copies in total were made in white. Our vehicle is the 14th of the 17 BMW E36 318is Class 2 vehicles ever built and the 2037 vehicle out of a total of 2500 vehicles built.

According to the seller, the vehicle had been standing in a meadow for years and was rotting away. And indeed, the vehicle was so overgrown with vegetation in all cavities and the creepers even fought their way through the tank and between the tank nozzle lines. The wasps probably also regarded this vehicle as an excellent place to live, the entire vehicle was full of it.

Due to the desolate condition, the owner, incidentally a very talented screwdriver who has a small but very well-equipped hobby workshop, decided to dismantle some parts such as the interior and the glove compartment strip and use them for his project vehicle. This was a BMW E36 316i sedan in Mauritius blue that was first hand and had no rust at all. He converted this vehicle into a Class 2 Reblika. The engine and gearbox from another 318i was also already in the corner for transplantation to round off the project. Unfortunately, since the rear spoiler and the entire front bumper were already missing, the owner resorted to a Class 2 replica spoiler for the rear spoiler and gave his vehicle an M package. This decision was understandable given the condition of the Class 2.

Under normal circumstances, the vehicle could no longer be saved, because the body work and the required repair moldings, insofar as these are still available, run into the thousands, including the missing special parts such as rear spoiler, front apron, sword mounts. Not to mention the glove box strip and interior fittings, some of which are no longer available.

However, since we have set up a small warehouse with, among other things, rare parts for years, all of these parts are already available.

After we brought the vehicle back home from near Munich, we had the vehicle, which had the engine no longer running, still running on the trailer because we absolutely wanted to drive the vehicle off the trailer. The fuel pump (totally rusted) and the fuel pump relay were defective and the control of the fuel pump on the board of the DME had burned out and had to be replaced. Then the engine started, but the candle shafts were full of water so that the spark did not jump over properly. After the candle shafts were dry, the engine ran and we were able to drive the vehicle on its own axle with its own drive into the garage for inspection.

The inventory was, as expected ….. terrifying! So we decided to remove the rust from the vehicle immediately so that the whole thing doesn’t get worse. We will therefore do all the body work in the coming weeks and then seal the entire body …..

When clearing out the vehicle to prepare for the welding work, we found an old sales sign from the previous owner in the vehicle, who had apparently offered the vehicle for sale for a long time without success, which has completely faded. Interesting that the owner at that time also stated that the vehicle was FIRST HAND !!! is.

The original seller’s totally faded sale sign.

Originally, the vehicle had left the factory in Munich without air conditioning, which we knew from research in our database www.bmwclass2register.com. We were therefore astonished that an automatic air conditioning control could be seen in the vehicle’s interior on the pictures of the seller’s advertisement. After researching at BMW, the previous owner had an original automatic air conditioning retrofitted at BMW in 1999, which makes the vehicle even more interesting due to its history.

Here are a few impressions of our just purchased BMW E36 318 IS Class 2 when it was picked up in October 2020 near Munich.

This is what our Alpine white BMW E36 318 IS Class 2 looked like when we picked up the vehicle near Munich in October 2020 …
The rear view of our newly acquired BMW E36 Class 2 also gave hope …

The moss in the engine compartment of our BMW E36 Class 2 gives an idea of ​​how the vehicle had fared in recent years …

Here are the pictures of the inventory, as we bought the vehicle …

 
This is the donor vehicle for our BMW E36 318is Class 2. We have completely removed the sills from this, as the inner jack mounts are no longer available from BMW.
Simply cut everything out completely …
As you can see, the substance is great …
We were able to save the original tailgate. We stripped them of paint and then had them coated with KTL.
The stains are bumps from the rust that had attacked the sheet metal in these places. Therefore, the flap must be filled and filled in these places.
The edges and cavities are now protected again by the KTL coating. After painting, we will treat the cavities with Fluid Film and then with cavity sealing. Our BMW E36 38is Class 2 will never be outdoors again, but we still want to play it safe.
The holes and openings of the original Class 2 tailgate are clearly visible here.

We were also able to get the original 18 in 16 inch styling, with which all BMW E36 318 Is came off the production line as standard, as these were not included in our black and white BMW E36 318 Is Class 2 when we bought them. Therefore all 8 rims got and stripped them.
More, original welding plates and cables have also arrived …
The rubber seals that we ordered have also arrived, we will replace all rubber parts on both vehicles, just like with our Alska Blue BMW E36 Class 2.
We also got a new sword, we still had 2 new ones here, but we thought it would be better to order another one …
New original bumper BMW Class 2 front apron part number 511112264 370 (only this fits because of the sword and the brackets (the same as the E36 M3 GT) has arrived
We also ordered the original lip from BMW again.
All bumper strips also only originals from BMW
…. and all mounting parts