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by Racing Tortoise
Mon 07 Aug, 2017 19:16
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Alpina V8 4.7l For sale
Replies: 4
Views: 664

Re: Z1 Alpina V8 4.7l For sale

An automatic V8 Z1?

Why does something make me think that'll be a bit of a pig to drive?
by Racing Tortoise
Mon 07 Aug, 2017 19:12
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 For Sale
Replies: 21
Views: 1876

Re: Z1 For Sale

Yes. Mrs RT is less keen. Not less keen on a Z1. Just less keen on any "superfluous" motorcar.

But I am still recovering from the unpleasant shock of having sold mine not terribly long before they suddenly added about 50% in value, which doesn't help the man maths.
by Racing Tortoise
Thu 03 Aug, 2017 15:49
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 For Sale
Replies: 21
Views: 1876

Re: Z1 For Sale

by Racing Tortoise
Thu 14 Apr, 2016 15:55
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Blue Z1 - Auction.
Replies: 36
Views: 3727

Re: Blue Z1 - Auction.

That blue car is lovely. Anybody want to lend me £30k!?!
by Racing Tortoise
Wed 22 Oct, 2014 16:23
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 for sale on Autotrader
Replies: 10
Views: 2914

Re: Z1 for sale on Autotrader

TJS wrote:http://www.nutleysports.co.uk/BMWZ1-TopRed.htm

asking prices are heading in the right direction !

TJS
A quick squint at their stocklist more strongly suggests comedy pricing.
by Racing Tortoise
Fri 08 Aug, 2014 14:18
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Buckled wheel
Replies: 6
Views: 861

Re: Buckled wheel

Just took the Z1 for its MOT and was told that there is an advisory for a 'slightly buckled wheel'. Clearly it didn't fail on it, so it should be reasonably safe. However, not knowing much about wheels I have to ask a couple of naïve questions: 1) Can it be regarded as safe? 2) Can it be repaired? ...
by Racing Tortoise
Fri 08 Aug, 2014 14:16
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: MPH Speedo converters
Replies: 7
Views: 1106

Re: MPH Speedo converters

It took a bit of finding, but here it is. The MOT rules for testing a speedo... http://www.motinfo.gov.uk/htdocs/m4s06000701.htm DVLA need the vehicle to have an MPH/KPH (both) speedo before they will issue a UK number plate, but it's not an MOT requirement. Re side indicators. If vehicle first use...
by Racing Tortoise
Tue 20 May, 2014 21:47
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 613

Re: Z1 for sale

Punchy asking price for that mileage, however tidy.
by Racing Tortoise
Wed 09 Apr, 2014 19:12
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: What would you pay for a "driver" Z1?
Replies: 23
Views: 2552

Re: What would you pay for a "driver" Z1?

Why not just buy a RHD one over here and drive around down there on Brit plates? Let's face it, having the steering wheel on the "wrong" side is usually only an issue when driving a slow car, which is not an accusation you can level at any M BMW. And if we can all cope with LHD over here, you can su...
by Racing Tortoise
Wed 09 Apr, 2014 10:52
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: What would you pay for a "driver" Z1?
Replies: 23
Views: 2552

Re: What would you pay for a "driver" Z1?

With the caveat that my Z1 proved remarkably easy to sell without actually ever advertising it other than on here, I've always taken the view that Z1s are a tricky re-sale prospect (although perhaps not in France) so not a car I'd take on as a short term prospect. Plus the Z1 is one of those cars wh...
by Racing Tortoise
Tue 08 Apr, 2014 12:57
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Silverstone Auction
Replies: 17
Views: 3058

Re: Silverstone Auction

Yes. And never better than circa 10%.
by Racing Tortoise
Tue 08 Apr, 2014 11:43
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Silverstone Auction
Replies: 17
Views: 3058

Re: Silverstone Auction

Sure, but I never saw a dealer accept nigh-on 20% under the asking price on a used car.
by Racing Tortoise
Mon 07 Apr, 2014 18:54
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Silverstone Auction
Replies: 17
Views: 3058

Re: Silverstone Auction

So Hexagon bought it at at the Silverstone auction for £18.5k and are seeking to flog it for £30k. I defy anyone to deny that this is not the same car. Has same mileage, same exhaust, same-looking interior. http://www.hexagonmoderns.com/car_sales/BMW-Z1/9335.htm That is an outrageous mark-up. Two th...
by Racing Tortoise
Thu 03 Apr, 2014 15:46
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Set of OE alloys with winter tyres
Replies: 2
Views: 426

Re: Set of OE alloys for Z1 with winter tyres

More photographs of the wheels/tyres: http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b40/RacingTeatray/z1wheels5_zpsc0c0feed.jpg http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b40/RacingTeatray/Z1tyres_zps4bf48b85.jpg http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b40/RacingTeatray/Z1tyres2_zps72ec42e4.jpg http://i16.photobucket.com/albu...
by Racing Tortoise
Fri 21 Mar, 2014 19:37
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1Wanted
Replies: 21
Views: 2184

Re: Z1Wanted

High mileage for a Z1 but looks in great condition.
by Racing Tortoise
Fri 14 Mar, 2014 17:45
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: First proper drive in the Z1
Replies: 12
Views: 1042

Re: First proper drive in the Z1

The hardtop does make such a difference to the profile, one of the few drop top cars it actually suits, also better suited to certain colours I find, and Traumschwarz is one of them. I would eventually change the plate though, much like the mascot, thats RT through and through. It's still my plate....
by Racing Tortoise
Thu 13 Mar, 2014 10:55
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: First proper drive in the Z1
Replies: 12
Views: 1042

Re: First proper drive in the Z1

I can hardly look... Kidding aside, I'm glad you're enjoying it. Dartmoor is surely a better place to enjoy its charms than central London. Apart from your tendency to drive in the middle of the road, what does your other half think? Mine loved it even though she normally has no time for "old" cars.
by Racing Tortoise
Mon 10 Mar, 2014 14:36
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Superman spec
Replies: 7
Views: 904

Re: Superman spec

Never seen one in this colour combo before - must surely be unique since Purblau is rare enough, and the red interior even rarer?: http://suchen.mobile.de/auto-inserat/bmw-z1-utrecht/189359901.html?lang=en&pageNumber=1&__lp=1&scopeId=C&sortOption.sortBy=searchNetGrossPrice&makeModelVariant1.makeId=...
by Racing Tortoise
Wed 05 Mar, 2014 10:40
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Superman spec
Replies: 7
Views: 904

Superman spec

Never seen one in this colour combo before - must surely be unique since Purblau is rare enough, and the red interior even rarer?: http://suchen.mobile.de/auto-inserat/bmw-z1-utrecht/189359901.html?lang=en&pageNumber=1&__lp=1&scopeId=C&sortOption.sortBy=searchNetGrossPrice&makeModelVariant1.makeId=3...
by Racing Tortoise
Wed 05 Mar, 2014 10:37
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1Wanted
Replies: 21
Views: 2184

Re: Z1Wanted

The mucked-about blue one has been for sale on-and-off at that over-inflated price for years. The two in Holland both have around 80,000 miles on the clock which is leggy for a Z1, so you'd need to inspect carefully. If you serious about importing one, look on here: http://www.mobile.de/?lang=en Ger...
by Racing Tortoise
Mon 03 Mar, 2014 19:07
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Wiki aka ZIKI
Replies: 7
Views: 1111

Re: Z1 Wiki aka ZIKI

Agreed. Congrats.
by Racing Tortoise
Mon 03 Mar, 2014 14:43
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Non-starter
Replies: 5
Views: 646

Re: Non-starter

Starter motor?
by Racing Tortoise
Mon 03 Mar, 2014 12:17
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Tough decision - selling Z1
Replies: 18
Views: 2543

Re: Tough decision - selling Z1

Cheers Sam. After the little car disappeared out of the gates in the general direction of Devon, I spent the rest of yesterday in a properly foul mood.
by Racing Tortoise
Thu 27 Feb, 2014 21:38
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Tough decision - selling Z1
Replies: 18
Views: 2543

Re: Tough decision - selling Z1

Green Genie wrote:
Racing Tortoise wrote:Looks like the Z1 forum will be getting a new contributor...
Who got custody of the tortoise?
:lol: That stays with me awaiting such time as I find another steed worthy of it. I'm not sure it would suit the M135i.
by Racing Tortoise
Thu 27 Feb, 2014 10:22
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Tough decision - selling Z1
Replies: 18
Views: 2543

Re: Tough decision - selling Z1

Yes, I am that man, picking it up on Sunday. Thereafter, do I use the Z1, or do I use the M Coupe? Difficult choice - unless the sun's shining! Then no argument. Since I have always also coveted an M Coupe, I'd say you are a lucky man either way! And let's face it, you've got better roads to enjoy ...
by Racing Tortoise
Wed 26 Feb, 2014 19:49
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Set of OE Z1 alloys
Replies: 0
Views: 249

Set of OE Z1 alloys

Anyone need a set? Am selling my winter set:

http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopi ... 11&t=39813
by Racing Tortoise
Mon 24 Feb, 2014 11:00
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1Wanted
Replies: 21
Views: 2184

Re: Z1Wanted

by Racing Tortoise
Mon 24 Feb, 2014 10:59
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Tough decision - selling Z1
Replies: 18
Views: 2543

Re: Tough decision - selling Z1

Looks like the Z1 forum will be getting a new contributor...
by Racing Tortoise
Mon 03 Feb, 2014 17:44
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Tough decision - selling Z1
Replies: 18
Views: 2543

Re: Tough decision - selling Z1

deni2s wrote:I think, just try to sell it to someone who will take good care of it and who will value it.
That is a big consideration.
by Racing Tortoise
Mon 03 Feb, 2014 17:42
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Should I?
Replies: 11
Views: 1144

Re: Should I?

This is a useful link: http://fred.brossaud.pagesperso-orange.fr/pdf/bmw_z1_eng.pdf As noted, from the VIN, that's an October 1989 car. Whether it was an original UK car or not would have to be investigated. I don't think it makes much odds to the value. I doubt it is actually Lhasa Green - more lik...
by Racing Tortoise
Sun 02 Feb, 2014 21:49
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Tough decision - selling Z1
Replies: 18
Views: 2543

Re: Tough decision - selling Z1

I am very much in two minds. We had a very nice chap come and look at it just before lunch (courtesy of Jet) so since it was then out of the garage and it was a nice day for once, we then used it to go to a lunch engagement this afternoon. As we drove through Knightsbridge, my other half suddenly sa...
by Racing Tortoise
Fri 31 Jan, 2014 09:43
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wiesmann hard top for Z1
Replies: 2
Views: 1280

Re: Wiesmann hard top for Z1

To clarify, the hard-top does come with all the necessary brackets and fittings to enable it to be fitted to another car.
by Racing Tortoise
Wed 29 Jan, 2014 11:27
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wiesmann hard top for Z1
Replies: 2
Views: 1280

Wiesmann hard top for Z1

For sale, Wiesmann hard-top for BMW Z1. These are very rare and useful to convert the Z1 to a snug watertight coupe for all year round usability. Equally useful for cars that are not kept garaged. I've had it for eight years and it was professionally re-sprayed from Primeval Green to Dream Black in ...
by Racing Tortoise
Wed 29 Jan, 2014 11:06
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Set of OE alloys with winter tyres
Replies: 2
Views: 426

Set of OE alloys with winter tyres

For sale, one set of four OEM 16" alloys from BMW Z1. £400. Would need to be collected from central London. Rarely used and always kept in dark garage so in excellent condition. Three in unmarked condition, one has light kerbing scuff to outer rim. Previously refurbished (by me in 2005). No centre c...
by Racing Tortoise
Wed 29 Jan, 2014 10:42
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Tough decision - selling Z1
Replies: 18
Views: 2543

Re: Tough decision - selling Z1

Jet wrote:Shame RT, but hard to argue with your reasoning. There is the one chap I mentioned, will send him an email.

Good luck
Cheers
by Racing Tortoise
Tue 28 Jan, 2014 18:32
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Hard top and winter wheels
Replies: 0
Views: 355

Hard top and winter wheels

Whether or not I do sell my Z1, I am certainly going to sell my Wiesmann hard-top as frankly we never use it and it just sits at the back of the garage on a stand. Anyone interested? It's the flock-lined version and painted Dream Black (was fully re-sprayed from Green in 2010) and comes with all the...
by Racing Tortoise
Tue 28 Jan, 2014 16:53
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Tough decision - selling Z1
Replies: 18
Views: 2543

Tough decision - selling Z1

As mentioned to Jet on the phone the other day, I sadly have to decide whether or not to sell my Z1. I am in the middle of a very expensive house renovation and frankly realising the cash I have locked up in the Z1 would make a substantial difference to my peace of mind and bank balance health. Ulti...
by Racing Tortoise
Mon 20 Jan, 2014 19:12
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 restoration
Replies: 4
Views: 608

Re: Z1 restoration

What happened to the poor thing that it needs restoring!?
by Racing Tortoise
Fri 17 Jan, 2014 10:15
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: 2014 Technical Day
Replies: 44
Views: 3721

Re: 2014 Technical Day

Only Motorhead has read the part about adding your name to the list gents....... We may have to limit the number of spaces if we get more interest than can be accommodated.. What is this? Dad's Army?! 1. Pat - Leather Care and Panel Repair 2. Chris (Scorpion) - Doors 3. Chris S 4. Richard (Motorhea...
by Racing Tortoise
Thu 16 Jan, 2014 13:28
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: 2014 Technical Day
Replies: 44
Views: 3721

Re: 2014 Technical Day

Interested depending on the date.
by Racing Tortoise
Tue 14 Jan, 2014 16:49
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Alpina Z1 RLE for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 1449

Re: Alpina Z1 RLE for sale

Do all RLEs have those nasty wheelarch extensions?
by Racing Tortoise
Tue 07 Jan, 2014 17:55
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Secret Circuits - Bruges.
Replies: 2
Views: 832

Re: Secret Circuits - Bruges.

Article doesn't appear to say much about the car, more the city?
by Racing Tortoise
Fri 13 Dec, 2013 16:36
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Source for a new wing?
Replies: 29
Views: 4202

Re: Source for a new wing?

Ouch!
by Racing Tortoise
Thu 07 Nov, 2013 12:50
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Source for a new wing?
Replies: 29
Views: 4202

Re: Source for a new wing?

No idea. Hasn't arrived yet!!
by Racing Tortoise
Mon 04 Nov, 2013 13:34
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 hardy disc quibo
Replies: 8
Views: 1025

Re: Z1 hardy disc quibo

In case anyone was also flummoxed, my friend Google tells me a "hardy disc" is disc-shaped flexible coupling which I am guessing, in the case of the Z1, connects the transmission to the torque tube....
by Racing Tortoise
Mon 04 Nov, 2013 13:28
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Wanted a metallic Z1
Replies: 7
Views: 745

Re: Wanted a metallic Z1

The Z1 comes in six factory colours: Four metallics: Dream Black, Primordial Green, Pure Blue and Magic Violet. Two non-metallics: Top red and fun yellow. The most common colours are red, green and black. The other three are pretty rare. The Dream Black has quite a prounced blue/green tinge to it. P...
by Racing Tortoise
Mon 28 Oct, 2013 13:55
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Got a new hood
Replies: 3
Views: 657

Re: Got a new hood

Pics please.
by Racing Tortoise
Thu 12 Sep, 2013 20:21
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Source for a new wing?
Replies: 29
Views: 4202

Re: Source for a new wing?

Not at present.
by Racing Tortoise
Thu 12 Sep, 2013 12:51
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Red Z1 wanted.
Replies: 7
Views: 977

Re: Red Z1 wanted.

www.mobile.de?

Found mine on here (wasn't advertised anywhere else): http://www.carandclassic.co.uk

This N-reg example is red: http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C400952
by Racing Tortoise
Wed 11 Sep, 2013 19:49
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Source for a new wing?
Replies: 29
Views: 4202

Re: Source for a new wing?

Finally got the car back today, albeit still with a slightly loose front wing as the new one is still AWOL in the BMW back order system. Front bumper looks spotless and it's great to have it back. Took advantage of it going into the bodyshop to finally have the horrible old Belgian dealer badge that...