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BMW 735i 6spd Photoshoot

August 19, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

It's not every day you see a finely tailored example of a 7 series. Let alone see one stateside with a 6 speed conversion. Curtis Messer, a local German car guru is the current owner of this Bavarian chariot. Curtis is a master mechanic by trade and owns a local "German only" automotive service shop in Kennewick Washington. His love for German cars, and cars in general goes back to his childhood. 

The love has rubbed off onto his children even. They often spend time building high end LEGO models, such as a Porsche 911 GTR in their off time. His customer base shows that he has gained much respect with local enthusiast as well. Porsche and often BMW club meetings are held at his shop on Saturdays where coffee and pastries are served and knowledge is shared. 

While doing the photos of this 735i, he was telling me about his search for a V12 750i e38 variant he was on. Hoping to make that a 6 speed conversion car as well. A local customer wants to buy this 735i (although he loves it and has grown attached) so once it sells he will be off to start another project. Wives have a tendency on limiting the number of projects a man can have sometimes. Especially when his wife does their books lol.

Look for more images of Curtis and his project cars in future posts on my blog.

Visit his shop for service or repairs:


Messer Motoren Werke | 555 N Edison St Kennewick WA 99336 #509-392-5717



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