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by shantybeater
Wed 07 Feb, 2018 20:02
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Blast from the past - help valuing s54
Replies: 6
Views: 617

Re: Blast from the past - help valuing s54

Phil p/x'd his car for an Alpina 3 series from Sytner. A forum member had seen the car and approached Sytner and made an offer 'as is'. If the S54 isn't a keeper then I would pass @ £21k Thanks Gazza, I wish I could commit to it as a long termer but its just completely the wrong time (I now have th...
by shantybeater
Wed 07 Feb, 2018 10:04
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Blast from the past - help valuing s54
Replies: 6
Views: 617

Re: Blast from the past - help valuing s54

Phil’s S54 was advertised at BMW for £27K but sold for £19K I believe, 85k miles approx. With 61K miles I would expect £22-25K private sale Thanks Gazza, I've been offered the car at 21k but its come at a really bad time for me. How easily do you think I could find a buyer at a similar price (if ci...
by shantybeater
Wed 07 Feb, 2018 10:03
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Blast from the past - help valuing s54
Replies: 6
Views: 617

Re: Blast from the past - help valuing s54

('_')Z3 wrote:
Tue 06 Feb, 2018 16:40
Loved that car ^^^^^^^ simply the best z3m on the forum in its Shantybeater day.
There's a username I recognise! Thanks for the kind words, hope all is well with the z3?
by shantybeater
Tue 06 Feb, 2018 13:58
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Blast from the past - help valuing s54
Replies: 6
Views: 617

Blast from the past - help valuing s54

Hi All, Its been a long time since I visited the forum. Not sure if any of the old members are still kicking about? Anyways in a strange (and tragic) turn of events I have been offerered the chance to buy back my S54 M Roadster. This comes at a very inconvenient time but its not a chance I would pas...
by shantybeater
Wed 03 Jun, 2015 22:17
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My Z3M's Replacement
Replies: 80
Views: 24360

Re: My Z3M's Replacement

Well its been a long while since i've updated this thread, hope all you zedders are doing well!. Various things happened in my personal life which involved a flat sale/temporary relocation leaving me a 3 drive to work each day. The car needed to be re-homed as well since my daily was in full use, th...
by shantybeater
Fri 20 Mar, 2015 22:57
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: S54 Vanos
Replies: 24
Views: 3217

Re: S54 Vanos

For anyone interested the state of my bearing shells/rod bearings can be seen here:

http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=27468
by shantybeater
Fri 20 Mar, 2015 22:53
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: S54 Vanos
Replies: 24
Views: 3217

Re: S54 Vanos

It does but you try getting any BMW dealer to recognise that..That is why I bought the recall kit and had it fitted. To be honest if you guys are at high mileage now I doubt its anything to worry about. My car hadn't even hit the 45k mark at the time - wasn't worth the risk
by shantybeater
Thu 19 Mar, 2015 13:51
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: S54 Vanos
Replies: 24
Views: 3217

Re: S54 Vanos

Without trawling through numerous threads over the years and to keep things simple and as a generalisation the S50 has the vanos issues and the S54 had the bolts issue. The E46 M3s were recalled but the M Roadsters weren't. The faulty bolts were traced to a batch of engines made in a 6 week period ...
by shantybeater
Thu 19 Mar, 2015 13:41
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M Roadster S54 for sale?
Replies: 47
Views: 5386

Re: Z3M Roadster S54 for sale?

Althulas wrote:I wonder if mine would having a rebuilt engine add or take way value?
With proof of work by a known specialist I suspect it would add some value.
by shantybeater
Thu 19 Mar, 2015 13:40
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M Roadster S54 for sale?
Replies: 47
Views: 5386

Re: Z3M Roadster S54 for sale?

Can't believe what has happened to the prices of these! Glad the car is finally getting some recognition I just wish I hadn't sold mine when I did! They have literally doubled in two~ years Should have put your feet in both camps, welcome back :wink: I still keep my hand on here but not as much fun...
by shantybeater
Tue 17 Mar, 2015 16:15
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: M cars
Replies: 93
Views: 7103

Re: M cars

I really don't think Z4M prices will control Z3M prices. Rolling back 3+ years ago now when I bought my s54 a Z4MR was only a grand or so more. As tempting as the 'newer' car was it didnt do it for me anywhere near as much, yes it was technically alot more capable but it didnt have the outragious lo...
by shantybeater
Tue 17 Mar, 2015 15:56
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M Roadster S54 for sale?
Replies: 47
Views: 5386

Re: Z3M Roadster S54 for sale?

Just replied to your PM Mark :)
by shantybeater
Tue 17 Mar, 2015 11:56
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M Roadster S54 for sale?
Replies: 47
Views: 5386

Re: Z3M Roadster S54 for sale?

Can't believe what has happened to the prices of these! Glad the car is finally getting some recognition I just wish I hadn't sold mine when I did! They have literally doubled in two~ years
by shantybeater
Tue 21 Jan, 2014 18:54
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Graffiti Wall
Replies: 10
Views: 1325

Re: Graffiti Wall

All good plans, if you ever come to sell please make sure i get first refusal :)
by shantybeater
Sun 12 Jan, 2014 08:57
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Graffiti Wall
Replies: 10
Views: 1325

Re: Graffiti Wall

Hi James Enjoyed every minute I have driven in it. How are you getting on with the Porsche 12 months on? Glad to hear its going well :) The Porsche has been good to me for the last year, no real issues at all. Unfortunately I decided to tuck it away in October to try and save for other things and t...
by shantybeater
Fri 10 Jan, 2014 20:12
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Graffiti Wall
Replies: 10
Views: 1325

Re: Graffiti Wall

Stunning....man i miss that car..
by shantybeater
Sun 29 Sep, 2013 16:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hamann hardtops...
Replies: 337
Views: 36497

Re: Hamann hardtops...

Looking good, silver wins hands down imo
by shantybeater
Sun 28 Jul, 2013 08:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hamann hardtops...
Replies: 337
Views: 36497

Re: Hamann hardtops...

Cannot wait to see this painted and fitted..
by shantybeater
Fri 26 Jul, 2013 23:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hamann hardtops...
Replies: 337
Views: 36497

Re: Hamann hardtops...

oh wow, a hamann hardtop has finally hit british shores! well done Deano for taking the plunge, it looks fantastic!. Not so good to hear work is need after such a big price but I genuinely believe it will all be worthwhile once you've finished. As for color, imo you should stick with artic silver, t...
by shantybeater
Sat 30 Mar, 2013 01:05
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Blue Z3M - Bristol
Replies: 0
Views: 302

Blue Z3M - Bristol

Blue z3m with an ACS exhaust in Bristol early afternoon, looked absolutely stunning, very clean!
by shantybeater
Sat 30 Mar, 2013 01:03
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Red bmw z1 - Wessex way Bournemouth
Replies: 0
Views: 293

Red bmw z1 - Wessex way Bournemouth

This afternoon a red BMW z1 driving like an absolute tit on the Wessex way (Bournemouth bound), I know how frustrating outside lane hoggers are but dangerous undertaking not appreciated in busy two lane traffic
by shantybeater
Wed 27 Mar, 2013 22:00
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My Z3M's Replacement
Replies: 80
Views: 24360

Re: My Z3M's Replacement

Well at least you got some upgrades thrown in there! I assume your old turbos were on the way out? Any symptoms for future reference?
by shantybeater
Wed 27 Mar, 2013 21:44
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Jonttt Imola II Red S54 Z3m Roadster Journal
Replies: 661
Views: 174042

Re: Jonttt Imola II Red S54 Z3m Roadster Journal

Lovely choice! Congrats on the purchase
by shantybeater
Sun 24 Mar, 2013 17:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hamann hardtops...
Replies: 337
Views: 36497

Re: Hamann hardtops...

What a shame this thread didn't pop up 6 months back! Will be watching with interest :)
by shantybeater
Sun 24 Mar, 2013 17:02
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The story so far 2.0ltr Titanium silver
Replies: 103
Views: 24324

Re: The story so far 2.0ltr Titanium silver

Wow fantastic work, good job
by shantybeater
Sun 24 Mar, 2013 16:58
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My Z3M's Replacement
Replies: 80
Views: 24360

Re: My Z3M's Replacement

Ouch! What did that entail?
by shantybeater
Sun 17 Feb, 2013 11:42
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My Z3M's Replacement
Replies: 80
Views: 24360

Re: My Z3M's Replacement

('_')Z3 wrote:My that cover does look a snug fit! Don't think I'd leave my bike there :roll:
All looking fab though :D
Trust me if I had a choice I wouldnt!, unfortunately I live on the 4th floor of a block of flats and the road racer wasnt cheap! (so it cant sit outside)
by shantybeater
Sun 17 Feb, 2013 11:24
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My Z3M's Replacement
Replies: 80
Views: 24360

Re: My Z3M's Replacement

Well the weather was so nice this weekend I had to get out and do something on the car, the exterior was already clean from last weekend so I spent the afternoon doing the following: - AG Glash polish inside/out - Leather care - Gummifledge all rubber seals - I noticed at the bottom of the front win...
by shantybeater
Sun 10 Feb, 2013 20:58
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3M Headlights - One only 6 months old!
Replies: 14
Views: 881

Re: Z3M Headlights - One only 6 months old!

ALL SOLD - Thanks for the interest!
by shantybeater
Sun 10 Feb, 2013 14:43
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3M Headlights - One only 6 months old!
Replies: 14
Views: 881

Re: Z3M Headlights - One only 6 months old!

Ending this evening...last chance to pick this up!
by shantybeater
Tue 05 Feb, 2013 19:16
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3M Headlights - One only 6 months old!
Replies: 14
Views: 881

Re: Z3M Headlights - One only 6 months old!

Passenger side - SOLD
Driver side (6 months old) relisted on eBay - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/380570510099? ... 1555.l2649
by shantybeater
Sun 03 Feb, 2013 19:48
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3M Headlights - One only 6 months old!
Replies: 14
Views: 881

Re: Z3M Headlights - One only 6 months old!

Thanks Jon, i'm sure they are, if they looked similar to OEM then alot more owners would see them as a suitable substitute. Unfortunately I was never fan (to put it lightly) which is why I would rather put over £500 and blood sweat and tears into converting OEM units to Bi-xenon :lol:
by shantybeater
Sun 03 Feb, 2013 19:20
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3M Headlights - One only 6 months old!
Replies: 14
Views: 881

Re: Z3M Headlights - One only 6 months old!

Not all of em are made in China, some are made in Taiwan :wink: As a thought for the night, the cars were built in the USA, but the USA buys most parts Asia pacific, guess which countries sit in that arena.......................... Plus i am interested if you do not sell on ebay I'm sure they are b...
by shantybeater
Sun 03 Feb, 2013 19:04
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3M Headlights - One only 6 months old!
Replies: 14
Views: 881

Re: Z3M Headlights - One only 6 months old!

Disagree, Chinese tat is not a substitute for OEM ;) it is also in no way related to the price of BMW parts

P.S I have bought and sold 5/6 sets over the past year and in the usual 10+ year condition they usually sell for £200 - if they don't sell this time round they will be relisted
by shantybeater
Sun 03 Feb, 2013 18:43
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3M Headlights - One only 6 months old!
Replies: 14
Views: 881

Re: Z3M Headlights - One only 6 months old!

2 hours left now :)
by shantybeater
Sat 02 Feb, 2013 18:14
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Light Units
Replies: 24
Views: 622

Re: Light Units

As far as I'm aware the M lights have the chrome surrounds around the lenses Sent from my HTC Desire Nope they are identical. Anything pre 2001 has no chrome surrounds and the lenses are made of glass. 2001 onwards has chrome surrounds and plastic lenses. It was part of the facelift and I'm pretty ...
by shantybeater
Sat 02 Feb, 2013 13:26
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3M Headlights - One only 6 months old!
Replies: 14
Views: 881

Re: Z3M Headlights - One only 6 months old!

Cheers :) pain in the ass to keep clean though!
by shantybeater
Sat 02 Feb, 2013 10:42
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3M Headlights - One only 6 months old!
Replies: 14
Views: 881

Re: Z3M Headlights - One only 6 months old!

Quick bump guys, 1 day left
by shantybeater
Sat 02 Feb, 2013 10:34
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Light Units
Replies: 24
Views: 622

Re: Light Units

huntert - are they the orange lense version or the white lense? Orange go for quite a bit less but the M style clear version (which people like to upgrade to) sell for circa £200 (£100 each) in aged condition. How do I know? I've bought and sold about 6 sets in the last year. The link you posted is ...
by shantybeater
Sat 05 Jan, 2013 23:41
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Single BBS LM145 Rim - 8.5" 18" ET25
Replies: 1
Views: 703

Re: Single BBS LM145 Rim - 8.5" 18" ET25

SOLD pending payment
by shantybeater
Sat 05 Jan, 2013 20:17
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Single BBS LM145 Rim - 8.5" 18" ET25
Replies: 1
Views: 703

Single BBS LM145 Rim - 8.5" 18" ET25

Hi All, I have for sale my 'spare' BBS LM. Specs are as follows: LM145, 8.5" 18" ET25 5x100 The wheel has been professionally refurbished with powder coat to the outer rim. It is immaculate, since the refurb the wheel has not been fitted to a car or had a tyre on it, its sat surrounded by bubble wra...
by shantybeater
Sat 05 Jan, 2013 20:07
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: JL Audio 300/4 Amplifier
Replies: 2
Views: 453

Re: JL Audio 300/4 Amplifier

Bump!
by shantybeater
Sat 05 Jan, 2013 20:06
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: S54 Z3M Standard Exhaust system
Replies: 10
Views: 721

Re: S54 Z3M Standard Exhaust system

SOLD pending payment, thanks guys
by shantybeater
Sat 05 Jan, 2013 19:59
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3M Headlights - One only 6 months old!
Replies: 14
Views: 881

Z3M Headlights - One only 6 months old!

Evening all, Collecting all my last bits together for sale. After my xenon retrofit project I ended up buying quite a few sets for various reasons. My last remaining two are up for grabs. Neither have been dismantled/played with in any way. Passenger side - Bought second hand off ebay, fully functio...
by shantybeater
Sat 05 Jan, 2013 19:38
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My Z3M's Replacement
Replies: 80
Views: 24360

Re: My Z3M's Replacement

Cheers Mark, So far no plans to let her go so no idea! :) I think 4.5k is over-kill but you can see how it could add up. The servicing costs are near enough on par with the M (due to lack of valve clearance adjustments). Parts are more expensive but I think its the labour which can spiral out of con...
by shantybeater
Tue 01 Jan, 2013 11:36
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale: M3 Convertible - bargain price as I'm about to p/x
Replies: 12
Views: 783

Re: For Sale: M3 Convertible - bargain price as I'm about to

Seen this car in the flesh and its very tidy, a good buy for someone!
by shantybeater
Tue 01 Jan, 2013 11:34
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Z3cades Zed - journal
Replies: 202
Views: 40090

Re: Z3cades Zed - journal

looking good, I was hoping to source the same spoiler for mine but never managed to find one. A daring look would be to blend it in to the rear bumper ala CSL - could work?
by shantybeater
Tue 01 Jan, 2013 11:32
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Alpine White III 2.8 Eaton M62 build
Replies: 227
Views: 44822

Re: My 2.8 Alpine White Project Update

Not made it to any meets yet shanty a few people off the club have seen it though should make it to a few next year. Hows that new motor going loos very nice and I bet it shifts too? It does mate, its also a pain in the a** to work on! hopefully i'll catch you at a meet so I can see your handy work!