Respect Your Elders!



Classic Bahnstormers is a BMW specialist based in the Cotswolds concentrating its efforts entirely on classic and future classic BMW's. At Classic Bahnstormers you will find a dedicated team of passionate and highly knowledgeable people ready to assist in every aspect of classic BMW ownership, from the supply of cars and parts to the servicing and full restoration  of these vehicles.

Classic Bahnstormers aims to offer the equivalent of franchised dealership levels of service. Our customers comprise of a diverse range, from those owners who treasure one special vehicle to those looking for a shrewd investment. We offer degrees of service to suit everyone no matter what their level of interest might be. We offer the full collection and delivery of vehicles, a local pick up and drop off service, as well as a connection to the local London main line train station.

We are located within an hour’s drive of Bristol, Bath, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Oxford, Newbury and Swindon. We are easily accessible from the A419, which links the M4 and M5 motorways.

Classic Bahnstormers is surrounded by beautiful Cotswold countryside and is the ideal place to buy, try or sell your classic BMW.




What our customers have said about us and our work.

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David From Lincolnshire M535i Major welding project

I would like to convey my sincere thanks to Classic Bahnstormers who were trusted to take care of the part restoration of my M535i. The integrity and attention to detail of this company has not failed to return my car in the best possible condition. Regular and detailed email and telephone updates allowed me to follow each stage of the restoration., with any challenges quickly overcome. I live 200 miles from Classic Bahnstormers but I always felt part of the decision process. If you are wanting a proficient, reliable and knowledgeable company specialising in classic BMW’s I urge you to contact Classic Bahnstormers for an informal chat. (

Paul From ireland 

After hunting (in Ireland) for an E28, I decided to broaden my search to the UK.  The car certainly looked the part on the Classic Bahnstormers website, and I was pleasantly surprised at the details provided for the car. It quickly became clear that Steve is first and foremost an enthusiast who likes to get these cars back on the road where they should be, rather than just a guy selling cars for a quick buck.

I wanted to get the lowdown on the car before committing to make the trip from Ireland. Steve offered to take plenty of video of the car, and did so - top, sides and bottom, engine running cold and warm - interior, exterior, engine bay, sills, door undersides  - basically anywhere he could possibly reach to give me as much of an insight into the car as possible.  He was at pains to point out any negatives (albeit minor issues) as well as the positives, and clearly he wanted to be as open and honest about the car as he could be. 

As regards Steve and Classic Bahnstormers - I can wholeheartedly say it was a positive experience to deal with Steve from start to finish.  Buying from an enthusiast is a whole different experience compared with buying off an anonymous dealer just selling cars. When I bought my E28 from Classic Bahnstormers, I bought not just a car but the detailed knowledge of where it came from, what work was done to it, who owed it etc.  When you're buying a 30 year old car, that knowledge and history makes all the difference.

I'd happily deal with Steve again, and would thoroughly recommend him for any classic BMW sales and service requirements.  Even living in Ireland, if I was in the market for another BMW, Steve would be my first port of call. 


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Darren From Yorkshire service and MAINTENANCE 

I purchased a car from Classic Bahnstormers and use them for servicing.  Really enthusiastic and dedicated to E28s.  Thorough in the work undertaken and great at sourcing parts.  Fair pricing and great aftersales attention if you buy one of their cars.

More than just a specialist.


Classic Bahnstormers is more than just a specialist – we are enthusiasts too. The business has grown from our shared passion and our desire to save as many of these iconic cars as possible. The goal of the business is to develop relationships with long term customers that appreciate the fact we put as much effort into the cars we restore to sell, as we would our own personal cars. 





Servicing is crucial for any car. Regular servicing is important to keep your classic BMW performing as Munich intended. At Classic Bahnstormers we only use top quality service items to ensure that your BMW is on top form all of the time.

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Sales and Acquisition 

We buy and sell cars on behalf of our customers

At Classic Bahnstormers we understand that not everyone has the time or the knowledge to find their perfect car. We offer a sales and acquisition service for those customers who need a little help buying or selling their Classic Bahnstormer.

Spare Parts 

We buy and sell new and used spare parts 

We buy, sell, refurbish and source spare parts for classic BMW's! We are always interested to acquire parts to help with our restorations. Through our international network we are able to source most parts for  70's, 80's and 90's BMW's Please call us for more information! 



At Classic Bahnstormers our main occupation is the restoration and sale of cars. We have developed skills in house, and also have a large network of trusted crafts people that can facilitate any type of bodywork repair to very high standards.


Collection and Delivery 

Getting your car to where it needs to be 

As well as offering a collection and delivery service of people locally from Cirencester and or the main line London train station of Kemble, we are able to offer a collection and delivery service of your classic BMW. Please call us for more information!

End of Life? 


The most well intentioned projects can often remain unfinished for a multitude of reasons. We understand that parting with these cars whether they are unfinished projects or simply uneconomical restorations can be tough. We are always interested in acquiring cars that have become surplus to requirement. We will never put a good Bahnstormer down, just take a look at our blog page! 


Come and visit us.


The Cotswolds is a stunning area of natural beauty and we are pleased to be able to call it home. We are located 15 minutes from Cirencester in the small village of Minety on the B4040