In 1988, Citation Motors, a BMW Dealership in Ontario, shut its doors with little explanation. The simple answer seems to be that the dealership had its concession license revoked, but nobody seems to be able to track down why exactly. Endras BMW, another Toronto-based Bimmer peddler, did some digging, but didn't come up with too much.

Whatever the case, the dealership moved to Toronto, switched its name to Downtown BMW, and went under in 2002. The owner of both places seems to be eccentric at best, as he left Citation where it sat, untouched, with a then-brand new 635csi and E28 5 Series abandoned inside. The business is reportedly well cared for, and the cars have not succumbed to the elements the way they would have were they truly left to rot.

The owner of the establishment apparently has little interest in selling the business or his wares. To make things more interesting, there's apparently an as-yet unopened underground storage facility and a back lot packed with junked Bimmers.


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      Hike15
      • 3 Years Ago
      Anybody else think it is ironic for a BMW dealer to go out of business in 2002...
      Rich M.
      • 3 Years Ago
      when they open the underground storage facility and come across an E30 M3 with a window sticker please email me...
      Edward
      • 3 Years Ago
      Who would want to do business with a crazy sumbitch like this?
      ken
      • 3 Years Ago
      I will gladly pay $50,000 CAD for that 635i. Wow.
        Eddie
        • 3 Years Ago
        @ken
        That 6er is reportedly up for $75k, all yours if you can get in contact.
      Juan Fontana
      • 3 Years Ago
      Five years ago, my buddy (who owns an M6) was able to contact the owner of Citation and inquired on the cost of the 635, which has an M6 emblem on the front grill. The owner was eccentric indeed. Very short with his anwers and would get quite irritated when questions regarding the condition of the cars, or the reason for the place shutting down were asked. Long story short, back in 2005 he wanted $60,000 Canadian dollars for the 635. I have walked around the property a few times with my friend, trying to gather info, and I haven't seen any underground access. I have looked inside the garage at the back, and there are about a dozen Fivers either in pieces, or awaiting pre-delivery inspections... The place is cool and spooky at the same time
      Carnut0913
      • 3 Years Ago
      since no one has claimed it in the comments, I want the 2 wheeler.
      • 3 Years Ago
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        ryan
        • 3 Years Ago
        i coudnt agree more, i wish i had the money to buy that one.
      Hazdaz
      • 3 Years Ago
      That is easily one of my favorite generations of BMW cars. The whole lineup was great in the late 80s/early 90s. After that, they started getting too big and complex.
      KAG
      • 3 Years Ago
      Amazing nothing has happened to those cars, like they have been frozen in time. Those Junked BMW's in the back would be worth so much in parts now.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Eddie C
      • 3 Years Ago
      I would love one of those old BMW's!
      cds9000
      • 3 Years Ago
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