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by Racing Tortoise
Mon 11 Feb, 2013 18:01
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: BMW Z1 Register (Cars From All Countries Welcome)
Replies: 75
Views: 44549

Re: BMW Z1 Register (Cars From All Countries Welcome)

That's one eclectic bunch of automobiles!
by Racing Tortoise
Mon 11 Feb, 2013 11:54
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Keeping a z1 on the road
Replies: 22
Views: 1352

Re: Keeping a z1 on the road

He asks for 40k $.... Too much by any standard.... With damaged chassis.... But again, how much would you pay? Well, the wreck of my first Z1, which looked like this (probably worse than the one you are looking at) before Ivor lovingly repaired it, was valued at about £4k by the insurance company (...
by Racing Tortoise
Tue 22 Jan, 2013 10:57
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Tyreweld v Mobility kit
Replies: 21
Views: 3185

Re: Tyreweld v Mobility kit

Southernboy wrote:Ah yes, that was a founding catch-phrase for the AA in 1951....Let them come out in the cold & wet to fix it.... :wink:
Founding? I thought the AA was founded over 100 years ago in the early 1900s?
by Racing Tortoise
Mon 21 Jan, 2013 10:45
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Tyreweld v Mobility kit
Replies: 21
Views: 3185

Re: Tyreweld v Mobility kit

I believe runflats are now optional on normal BMWs and the M cars have never had them fitted. Until recently I had a 2007 E60 M5, which didn't have runflats and rode very acceptably, particularly in view of the sort of car it was, thanks to adaptive suspension. I'm sure Felix can confirm as I think ...
by Racing Tortoise
Wed 16 Jan, 2013 09:32
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Tyreweld v Mobility kit
Replies: 21
Views: 3185

Re: Tyreweld v Mobility kit

sfh3l wrote:I suppose it is true to say that the size of the damaged tyre that you remove will always be a problem though.
^^ This. Where is it supposed to go? On your passenger's lap!?
by Racing Tortoise
Tue 15 Jan, 2013 20:28
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Tyreweld v Mobility kit
Replies: 21
Views: 3185

Re: Tyreweld v Mobility kit

I have used the bmw/mini mobility kit on several occasions. Its very good, the tyre 'weld' is like copydex glue, but seals up nicely.The electric compressor works, all be it slow. I have these kits in all my cars now as they are so good. M Interesting. I think I shall also get one of these. Otherwi...
by Racing Tortoise
Thu 29 Nov, 2012 11:33
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Cheap Z1 on PH
Replies: 31
Views: 2283

Re: Cheap Z1 on PH

Absent any unexpected body parts failures (touch wood), I have found the Z1 to be an inexpensive car to run. - The tax is standard pre-2001; - The fuel consumption is normal (unremarkable); - I service mine annually regardless of mileage but that's out of choice and I think the last oil & filter ser...
by Racing Tortoise
Wed 21 Nov, 2012 18:30
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Cheap Z1 on PH
Replies: 31
Views: 2283

Re: Cheap Z1 on PH

The only Z3 that remotely interests me is the Z3M Coupe because it's appealingly barmy. As a general rule, I find the (1st generation) Z4 a much more appealing car in both roadster and coupe form to the Z3. But none of them are comparable to a Z1, which is simply a different sort of car to all BMW'...
by Racing Tortoise
Tue 20 Nov, 2012 23:55
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Cheap Z1 on PH
Replies: 31
Views: 2283

Re: Cheap Z1 on PH

The only Z3 that remotely interests me is the Z3M Coupe because it's appealingly barmy. As a general rule, I find the (1st generation) Z4 a much more appealing car in both roadster and coupe form to the Z3. But none of them are comparable to a Z1, which is simply a different sort of car to all BMW's...
by Racing Tortoise
Wed 24 Oct, 2012 13:33
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: BMW's for auction at Duxford on Tuesday evening.
Replies: 11
Views: 1192

Re: BMW's for auction at Duxford on Tuesday evening.

Granted that interior is nasty but I can't be the only one who thinks ALL the standard interiors are basically horrible reminders of what wasn't good in the 1980s and that a decent re-trim shouldn't kill value?
by Racing Tortoise
Tue 23 Oct, 2012 13:55
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: M5 Z1
Replies: 2
Views: 1386

Re: M5 Z1

Not digging that bonnet-bulge!
by Racing Tortoise
Mon 22 Oct, 2012 19:02
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: BMW's for auction at Duxford on Tuesday evening.
Replies: 11
Views: 1192

Re: BMW's for auction at Duxford on Tuesday evening.

Seats are horrid but the colour looks normal enough?

That car's been up for sale before in the past few years - there can be only one with those seats...
by Racing Tortoise
Tue 09 Oct, 2012 10:20
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: I've recovered my seats-with pics.
Replies: 6
Views: 1172

Re: I've recovered my seats-with pics.

Looks very nice. One of these days I need to get someone to have a go at the grey leather in my car (eg the dash, door sills) which is looking awfully scuffed.
by Racing Tortoise
Wed 03 Oct, 2012 19:00
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Winter Zzzz
Replies: 27
Views: 2207

Re: Winter Zzzz

Jamal, Woburn is a 10 minute drive from home, I will see what I can do. You have a distinct advantage when it comes to "cheeky" parking in London, no front registration plate, which means no one can identify the car or owner. TJS The Z1 is the worst car in the world for anything discreet, even with...
by Racing Tortoise
Fri 14 Sep, 2012 09:52
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Taxed & SORN Z1's - Vaguely interesting
Replies: 6
Views: 1227

Re: Taxed & SORN Z1's - Vaguely interesting

In fact mine's my acting daily driver at the moment as I am inbetween daily drivers. To be honest, I can't wait for my new "normal" car to arrive (should be in about a month). What have you done RT? A V10 M5 was a very fine toy to play with for 18 months but I did eventually tire of its ability to ...
by Racing Tortoise
Thu 13 Sep, 2012 18:07
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Taxed & SORN Z1's - Vaguely interesting
Replies: 6
Views: 1227

Re: Taxed & SORN Z1's - Vaguely interesting

I never SORN mine - the saving isn't worth the bother. In fact mine's my acting daily driver at the moment as I am inbetween daily drivers. To be honest, I can't wait for my new "normal" car to arrive (should be in about a month), as it's quite a fag getting the Z1 in and out of the garage (which is...
by Racing Tortoise
Thu 13 Sep, 2012 18:02
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Never thought I'd see this...
Replies: 4
Views: 989

Re: Never thought I'd see this...

Except Clarkson has a soft spot for Z1s so probably wouldn't do that to one.
by Racing Tortoise
Mon 10 Sep, 2012 16:11
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Poor car!
Replies: 10
Views: 1528

Re: Poor car!

Would need a major service to recommision with all fluids changed,plus four new tyres due to flat spotting. And then as soon as it gets on the road and gets some miles under it's belt the value drops! crazy. Bet lots of perished rubbers and things - cars hate being left unused for any length of tim...
by Racing Tortoise
Mon 10 Sep, 2012 11:51
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Poor car!
Replies: 10
Views: 1528

Poor car!

This really is a sad sight! http://suchen.mobile.de/auto-inserat/bmw-z1-brand-new-z1-antwerp/166477519.html?lang=en&pageNumber=1&__lp=2&scopeId=C&sortOption.sortBy=searchNetGrossPrice&sortOption.sortOrder=DESCENDING&makeModelVariant1.makeId=3500&makeModelVariant1.modelId=50&makeModelVariant1.searchI...
by Racing Tortoise
Wed 05 Sep, 2012 14:26
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Never thought I'd see this...
Replies: 4
Views: 989

Re: Never thought I'd see this...

That's just bizarre. Yes, so you get wet in a carwash in an old convertible. Not news and frankly anyone who puts a decent car through a mechanical car wash deserves boiling, particularly a car whose bodywork is not the strongest and is hard and expensive to replace! No, definitely just soft top in ...
by Racing Tortoise
Wed 29 Aug, 2012 13:26
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Spotted in Monaco
Replies: 20
Views: 3288

Re: Spotted in Monaco

Think this is the same car I spotted in Monaco two years ago:

http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/4189214.htm

Unusual alloys.
by Racing Tortoise
Wed 22 Aug, 2012 15:49
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: BMW HUB CAP EMBLEMS
Replies: 5
Views: 833

Re: BMW HUB CAP EMBLEMS

For item 4 on the diagram of the Z1 alloy, I paid Park Lane I think something like £16 last year. Pretty sure they are about £4 each - it's just a metallic sticker. You have to peel the old ones off (which really needs a heat gun or soaking in very hot water), clean off any residue and then just sti...
by Racing Tortoise
Fri 10 Aug, 2012 14:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: V12 in a Z3
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Re: V12 in a Z3

Not sure about the egg yolk paint colour though!
by Racing Tortoise
Thu 09 Aug, 2012 11:57
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Gaydon 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1279

Re: Gaydon 2012

I would but I'm in Italy that w/end. Not my year for car shows.
by Racing Tortoise
Thu 09 Aug, 2012 11:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: V12 in a Z3
Replies: 4
Views: 429

V12 in a Z3

by Racing Tortoise
Tue 31 Jul, 2012 10:00
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Art Drive
Replies: 2
Views: 620

Re: Art Drive

I need to get to this on Saturday although I don't fancy the scrabble across to East London on the tube with all the gormless Olympic hordes.
by Racing Tortoise
Mon 30 Jul, 2012 11:35
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Silverstone Classic
Replies: 19
Views: 2401

Re: Silverstone Classic

Was a good day and the weather was fantastic for once! And nice to meet all you chaps again :D I'm still recovering from no sleep for 23hrs due to clubbing till 04:30 :shake: I`d be quiet about that Mr T, thats definitely an age related issue :D Thanks to Sam and Senior Sam, Mr T, Steamview, Ivor t...
by Racing Tortoise
Tue 17 Jul, 2012 19:46
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 attendance at Silverstone Classic ZedFest 21st July
Replies: 106
Views: 14103

Re: Z1 attendance at Silverstone Classic ZedFest 21st July

I have a problem. I have left it far too late to obtain BMWCC tickets and a Display pass for the Zedfest on 21/7. I am happy to buy AA sponsored tickets but do not know how to get the Display Pass that would enable me to access where the Z1s are to congregate. The official ticket agency suggested I...
by Racing Tortoise
Mon 16 Jul, 2012 10:05
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: UK Insurance
Replies: 13
Views: 1707

Re: UK Insurance

An independent witness doesn't necessarily help because the law can be an utter ass and seems skewed in the favour of defendants. In our case, we had a very credible one whose written testimony entirely backed my mother's case. However, because the offending motorist refused to admit liability to hi...
by Racing Tortoise
Wed 11 Jul, 2012 16:22
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: UK Insurance
Replies: 13
Views: 1707

Re: UK Insurance

In my view you should pray you never have an accident. My mother was insured with Saga until somebody hit her car whilst it was legally parked, rendering it undrivable. Saga contracts out all its claims handling to a claims management firm, who we found aggressive and unhelpful in their approach, an...
by Racing Tortoise
Thu 05 Jul, 2012 17:38
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: What Tyres should I go for?
Replies: 8
Views: 955

Re: What Tyres should I go for?

I have Pirellis on the front and Fuldas on the back (I was a bit concerned that Fulda was some sort of dodgy Chinese remould but no, they are apparently a rather well-regarded German tyre manufacturer who did that special Mayback coupe a few years back). If I was replacing them, I think I'd bite the...
by Racing Tortoise
Wed 04 Jul, 2012 14:23
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 attendance at Silverstone Classic ZedFest 21st July
Replies: 106
Views: 14103

Re: Z1 attendance at Silverstone Classic ZedFest 21st July

Anyone need Saturday tickets? Looks like I am not going to be able to make it. :cry: If there not gone already I'd love them and will buy them if there not already sold! Call me any time, 07776238662 Regards, Ben I left you a v-mail. Having spoken to the organisers, we might be able to sort out a s...
by Racing Tortoise
Wed 04 Jul, 2012 14:11
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: UK Insurance
Replies: 13
Views: 1707

Re: UK Insurance

It seems to be very postcode-sensitive like normal insurance. Notwithstanding that I pay an arm and a leg to garage my Z1 (far far more than the difference it makes to the insurance), being in London just seems to load the policy. My insurance is up for renewal and the renewal quote of £320 from Hag...
by Racing Tortoise
Fri 29 Jun, 2012 14:13
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 attendance at Silverstone Classic ZedFest 21st July
Replies: 106
Views: 14103

Re: Z1 attendance at Silverstone Classic ZedFest 21st July

Anyone need Saturday tickets? Looks like I am not going to be able to make it. :cry: If there not gone already I'd love them and will buy them if there not already sold! Call me any time, 07776238662 Regards, Ben Nope, still got them so you're welcome to them, although they've not actually turned u...
by Racing Tortoise
Thu 21 Jun, 2012 11:03
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Recommendations for Interior Valet
Replies: 7
Views: 1332

Re: Recommendations for Interior Valet

I had mine done by this chap last year but I don't recall him "fluffing" the nubuck ("Fluffing the Nubuck" sounding like either a new band or a euphemism for something perverted) - nevertheless it looked good afterwards and cost £65 for a mobile service (he's based in Surrey but was happy to travel ...
by Racing Tortoise
Wed 13 Jun, 2012 10:23
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 attendance at Silverstone Classic ZedFest 21st July
Replies: 106
Views: 14103

Re: Z1 attendance at Silverstone Classic ZedFest 21st July

No, holiday-related. Turns out to be the only week we can get away and my other half stamped her foot very hard indeed over the idea that we should fly out Sunday rather than Friday night as that would mean in her world view "losing" the first weekend of the holiday.
by Racing Tortoise
Sun 10 Jun, 2012 23:30
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 attendance at Silverstone Classic ZedFest 21st July
Replies: 106
Views: 14103

Re: Z1 attendance at Silverstone Classic ZedFest 21st July

Anyone need Saturday tickets? Looks like I am not going to be able to make it. :cry:
by Racing Tortoise
Thu 17 May, 2012 13:59
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: This looks reasonably priced
Replies: 13
Views: 1977

Re: Canadian Z1

by Racing Tortoise
Tue 15 May, 2012 11:33
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: This looks reasonably priced
Replies: 13
Views: 1977

Re: This looks reasonably priced

Looks like the photos of the real car are now up - looks tidy for the price: http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/3825518.htm
by Racing Tortoise
Fri 04 May, 2012 10:13
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Groan.
Replies: 9
Views: 1183

Re: Groan.

Well with luck whatever it is won't be expensive. Unlike the £1,600 I had to fork out this morning for a service and new dics/pads on the M5. And that wasn't even at a main dealer! My wallet is still sobbing. its worth it though, isn't it, every penny? your fav car? Hmmm. The jury is out on that wh...
by Racing Tortoise
Thu 03 May, 2012 18:05
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Groan.
Replies: 9
Views: 1183

Re: Groan.

Well with luck whatever it is won't be expensive.

Unlike the £1,600 I had to fork out this morning for a service and new dics/pads on the M5. And that wasn't even at a main dealer! My wallet is still sobbing.
by Racing Tortoise
Sat 28 Apr, 2012 20:49
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: This looks reasonably priced
Replies: 13
Views: 1977

Re: This looks reasonably priced

Quite so. I saw that one in the back of Classic & Sports Car. And most you see advertised these days here in the UK start north of £20k unless they are tatty.

Hence why the Classic Heroes one looked decently priced at first glance.
by Racing Tortoise
Tue 24 Apr, 2012 10:53
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 prototype
Replies: 4
Views: 936

Re: Z1 prototype

Original design really wasn't very pretty!
by Racing Tortoise
Mon 16 Apr, 2012 21:50
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: This looks reasonably priced
Replies: 13
Views: 1977

Re: This looks reasonably priced

Is this car also reasonably priced given its very low mileage of 5,700 ? http://www.hexagonclassics.com/car_sales/BMW-Z1/3621.htm I tend to think not unless you just want to put it in a museum, on the basis that you'd be scared to use it for fear of destroying its USP - i.e. the low mileage. Plus r...
by Racing Tortoise
Mon 16 Apr, 2012 16:07
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: This looks reasonably priced
Replies: 13
Views: 1977

Re: This looks reasonably priced

I doubt it if you look at the quality of the rest of the stock - it's just a new listing. Plus I bought my Z1 from these guys back when they used to run Munich Legends, so I tend to believe they know their onions when it comes to BMWs.
by Racing Tortoise
Mon 16 Apr, 2012 10:34
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: This looks reasonably priced
Replies: 13
Views: 1977

This looks reasonably priced

...compared to some of the stuff kicking around for £22-24k!

http://www.classicheroes.co.uk/cars-for ... s-from-new
by Racing Tortoise
Mon 16 Apr, 2012 10:31
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: 2012 Goodies
Replies: 17
Views: 3353

Re: 2012 Goodies

Never understood why they dont cover the entire steering wheel, looks unfinished left like that. http://suchen.mobile.de/auto-inserat/bmw.z1%202.5i-exclusive%20full%20leather-historic-new%20soft.wielsbeke/155869746.html?lang=en&pageNumber=1&__lp=3&scopeId=C&sortOption.sortBy=price.consumerGrossEuro...
by Racing Tortoise
Tue 20 Mar, 2012 18:47
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 attendance at Silverstone Classic ZedFest 21st July
Replies: 106
Views: 14103

Re: Z1 attendance at Silverstone Classic ZedFest 21st July

No but I received an e-mail apologising for that.