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by Alfie
Thu 17 Jul, 2014 20:31
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: this looks beautiful! 18k miles!
Replies: 19
Views: 2700

Re: this looks beautiful! 18k miles!

the coupe lads don't talk the prices of their cars down like some of the roadster people though! Yeah, I've never understood that on this forum. :puzzle: Most folks on here already own their cars, so what's the point of knocking people who ask a decent price? The ///Ms (especially) are rare cars an...
by Alfie
Wed 16 Jul, 2014 18:59
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Red Z1 for sale- soon to be featured on TV
Replies: 24
Views: 4630

Re: Red Z1 for sale- soon to be featured on TV

If anyone finds out when the episode is due to be broadcast, please can they post it on here? Preferably in a new thread so it's obvious!
Cheers.
A.
by Alfie
Wed 16 Jul, 2014 18:54
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: this looks beautiful! 18k miles!
Replies: 19
Views: 2700

Re: this looks beautiful! 18k miles!

Crisp and lovely. Well worth the money to the right buyer.
There can't be many in that condition in existence, even S50s.

Simple answer is, you need TWO....
One to cocoon in a time capsule like this one, and one to RAG THE ARSE OFF... :twisted:

A.
by Alfie
Mon 16 Jun, 2014 09:45
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run
Replies: 109
Views: 13431

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

I take it from one of the pics there was a wrong turn involved. :D :shock: How very DARE you....! The 'U-turn' was to take in Hardy's Monument which was one of the sightseeing stops. We thought there would be a car park, but no, just a few passing points, so we didn't stop. We could've gone straigh...
by Alfie
Sun 15 Jun, 2014 11:00
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run
Replies: 109
Views: 13431

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Phil wrote:Its some time since I've had a spirited drive with a kindred spirit in the same car. Awesome my old mate.
:drive :thumb:
by Alfie
Sun 15 Jun, 2014 10:53
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run
Replies: 109
Views: 13431

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

A great day out! Lots of different types of road, not too much traffic (except one horsebox that broke us up....TWICE!), great weather, beautiful Dorset scenery, old friends, new friends, what more could you ask? Thanks loads to Ci who planned the route and organised everything, and to Dave (Mint) f...
by Alfie
Mon 26 May, 2014 20:27
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run
Replies: 109
Views: 13431

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Hi All... We ran the route today, although not in the same order. Weather was not brilliant, but the roads were dry and we managed to have the top off most of the time. There is a great mix of roads, :drive some incredible scenery and some beautiful towns and villages to oggle at. Unfortunately many...
by Alfie
Tue 20 May, 2014 23:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Clasp covers for hardtop - anyone got a pair?
Replies: 17
Views: 565

Re: Clasp covers for hardtop - anyone got a pair?

Boysie wrote:Robert they go on the hardtop for storage don't they, if so I want some of them
I thought he meant the covers that go over the
fixing holes when hardtop is removed from the car
I need both...if anyone's planning on ordering a few pairs?

A.
by Alfie
Sat 17 May, 2014 09:09
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3M Roadster FS
Replies: 18
Views: 1270

Re: Z3M Roadster FS

^^^Tasteful mods indeed, Southernboy. That car looks a hundred times better than it did originally. But... I believe that as these cars get older, and therefore nearer 'classic car' status, 'originality' will be more important than looks to the potential buyer. As we've seen with some of the rarer c...
by Alfie
Fri 16 May, 2014 01:10
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3M Roadster FS
Replies: 18
Views: 1270

Re: Z3M Roadster FS

WOW.... Perfect. AND it's got a RED soft top too...! 8-) Cracking motor. And good to see the S50 prices are starting to creep up. :idea: With care, the next owner of this car will sell it for more than they paid. A. We'll if you take away the hard top and fitting kit and it's value, it's a sub 50k ...
by Alfie
Thu 15 May, 2014 09:47
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3M Roadster FS
Replies: 18
Views: 1270

Re: Z3M Roadster FS

WOW.... Perfect.
AND it's got a RED soft top too...! 8-)
Cracking motor.

And good to see the S50 prices are starting to creep up.
:idea: With care, the next owner of this car will sell it for more than they paid.

A.
by Alfie
Wed 14 May, 2014 02:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Roadster valet storage bag - help please
Replies: 13
Views: 649

Re: Roadster valet storage bag - help please

Simplest tip is to only use soft bags, then there is always room to squeeze another little thing in... Hard cases (tailor-made excepted of course) are not an efficient use of space. Then there's always the OEM boot mounted luggage rack, but you have to drill your boot lid to fit it... :shock: Or I h...
by Alfie
Thu 08 May, 2014 00:01
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run
Replies: 109
Views: 13431

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

JAY wrote:
Alfie wrote:Looks like Mrs A. isn't able to swop shifts for that day so she probably can't make this cruise :(
Cheers.
A.

SHOTGUN :twisted:
YEEEHAAAA....!

:squeeze:
by Alfie
Thu 01 May, 2014 03:39
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run
Replies: 109
Views: 13431

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Looks like Mrs A. isn't able to swop shifts for that day so she probably can't make this cruise :( , but myself and RED are very much looking forward to it! If I can find a few hours, I'll happily run the route in advance for you. It'd be a good excuse to let RED off the leash for a while! :twisted:...
by Alfie
Thu 24 Apr, 2014 22:54
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Imola s54 z3m for sale
Replies: 47
Views: 4318

Re: Imola s54 z3m for sale

Hey Daz.... :) Not seen you round here for a while. Sounds like Charlotte is still in good shape which is great to hear. Yeah, the 4 Imola sisters NEED a reunion....! RED and Jonttt met up at Silverstone last year, but we didn't manage to get any pics. Having spent many crazy miles hooning around be...
by Alfie
Wed 23 Apr, 2014 00:41
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Imola s54 z3m for sale
Replies: 47
Views: 4318

Re: Imola s54 z3m for sale

Yeah, thanks for doing the investigative journalist bit ('_')Z3. I can't believe the main dealer didn't sell it on themselves. :puzzle: You would've thought it would take pride of place in their showroom. And years ago I heard a rumour that this car once lived on the Isle of Man. I'd like to know if...
by Alfie
Mon 21 Apr, 2014 22:16
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run
Replies: 109
Views: 13431

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Phil wrote:Got an hotel in mind near Shaftsbury. Best Western and I have enough points for a free night.
:roll:
Tightwad.

:lol:
A.
by Alfie
Mon 21 Apr, 2014 11:34
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run
Replies: 109
Views: 13431

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Phil wrote:Might well be up for this.....
Hey Phil...
It's a bit of a trek for you guys, but it'd be great to see you!
Let me know if you want me to arrange accommodation for you in lovely West Bay... :D

A.
by Alfie
Sun 20 Apr, 2014 19:48
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Imola s54 z3m for sale
Replies: 47
Views: 4318

Re: Imola s54 z3m for sale

pingu wrote:If it is the last one made, whatever you do, don't tell the seller - even though he might lurk around here :shock: .
Good point, but looks like the seller is a dealer, so unlikely to find his way here....

A.
by Alfie
Sun 20 Apr, 2014 19:29
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Imola s54 z3m for sale
Replies: 47
Views: 4318

Re: Imola s54 z3m for sale

was just looking at the red one on autotrader and saw this!!!!..., http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201404123280689/sort/default/usedcars/page/1/model/m_roadster/quicksearch/true/onesearchad/used%2Cnearlynew%2Cnew/make/bmw/postcode/wn49ej/radius/1500?logcode=p I know the red is rare, b...
by Alfie
Sun 20 Apr, 2014 19:12
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run
Replies: 109
Views: 13431

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Ok, cheers Ci.
It's in the diary.
Looking forward to seeing you again after a few years!

If you're looking for a lunch venue, I can arrange a free private car park and very decent pub lunch/carvery in West Bay....

A.
by Alfie
Sun 20 Apr, 2014 18:40
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Imola s54 z3m for sale
Replies: 47
Views: 4318

Re: Imola s54 z3m for sale

It will either be 64118 or 64134, whichever Charlotte isn't.
I think this one will be 64134, or in other words, the last S54 Z3M ever made.... :shock:
A.
by Alfie
Sun 20 Apr, 2014 11:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New car prices
Replies: 9
Views: 489

Re: New car prices

IIRC, the opening price for the basic models was the same as the engine size, ie:
1.9 was approx £19,000
2.8 was approx £28,000

I'm sure someone will come up with something more accurate soon!
A.
by Alfie
Sun 20 Apr, 2014 10:40
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Imola s54 z3m for sale
Replies: 47
Views: 4318

Re: Imola s54 z3m for sale

Okay, okay, I'm trying to keep calm, but... THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT FIND..... As we know, there are just FOUR RHD Imola S54s, three of which have been regulars on this forum over the years: RED, Jonttt and Charlotte. There has always been one very elusive example that has never been seen or heard o...
by Alfie
Sat 19 Apr, 2014 13:51
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run
Replies: 109
Views: 13431

Re: Calling Dorset Z3 owners and neighbours

bazza1966 wrote:...a weekend trip to Devon a couple of weeks ago with another Z-site...
Didn't see that mentioned on here.
Shame. :(

A.
by Alfie
Fri 18 Apr, 2014 18:48
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run
Replies: 109
Views: 13431

Re: Calling Dorset Z3 owners and neighbours

Hey Ci...

Alfie, Di and RED would be interested, date dependent.
We're in Bridport Harbour.....

A.
by Alfie
Thu 17 Apr, 2014 20:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Project - 1998 M Roadster
Replies: 80
Views: 11258

Re: New Project - 1998 M Roadster

Image

Might do the trick?

Good luck!

A.
by Alfie
Sat 29 Mar, 2014 18:14
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 2002 S54 Pheonix Yellow M Roadster with hardtop
Replies: 15
Views: 1899

Re: 2002 S54 Pheonix Yellow M Roadster with hardtop

Stunning car. Made of liquid gold.
And only 9 ever made in that colour combo.

IMHO worth lots more than that to the right buyer....

Hope it sticks around on this forum.

A.
by Alfie
Tue 18 Mar, 2014 00:54
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Good garage near North London? And other service related Qs
Replies: 10
Views: 1081

Re: Good garage near North London? And other service related

CPC looked after RED before we moved away from London. Phil is an incredibly knowledgeable chap and passionate about everything BMW old and new, unlike most main dealers. Unless your car is still under BMW warranty, a top quality independent such as CPC will always be better and cheaper than a main ...
by Alfie
Sun 16 Mar, 2014 22:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ACS hoops fitted and a little polish
Replies: 16
Views: 719

Re: ACS hoops fitted and a little polish

Woody1000 wrote:Wish mine went in that easy, had to give them more than a little tap !!
Getting them in is one thing.... You try getting them out....!
:lol:

A.
by Alfie
Mon 10 Mar, 2014 09:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Chrome gills on dark body, or not?
Replies: 12
Views: 489

Re: Chrome gills on dark body, or not?

I had chrome gills on my first Z3 which was a Topaz 3.0l. They looked great! The car also had a few other chrome bits which made it stand out from an 'ordinary' Z3.... like door handles, boot lock and ACS hoops. I also added the chrome windscreen surround and 3rd brake light cover so the car looked ...
by Alfie
Tue 25 Feb, 2014 09:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Like Z3 M Roadsters?
Replies: 3
Views: 324

Re: Like Z3 M Roadsters?

$39,000 for the Imola/Imola/Red combo..... HA HA.... :squeeze:

That's an interesting site, but don't forget that the US S54 was detuned compared to the Euro and UK version, and the US S52 has roughly the same HP as the UK 3.0 litre. Yankie nancies....! :twisted:

A.
by Alfie
Wed 12 Feb, 2014 09:27
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: looking for a nice z3m roadster
Replies: 70
Views: 5383

Re: looking for a nice z3m roadster

WOW...! Congrats!
Great find.

Welcome to that very exclusive club that ALL Zed owners aspire to.... :wink: :devil: :-D

Now.... get that wonderful machine out on the road!

Cheers.
Alfie.
by Alfie
Mon 10 Feb, 2014 23:58
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Zimmer (Phoenix ///M) Now Sold
Replies: 5
Views: 755

Re: Zimmer (Phoenix ///M) Now Sold

Car sold.... :bawl: :bawl: :bawl:

Getting married (at last!).... :squeeze: :squeeze: :squeeze:

Caribbean..... :shock: 8-) :head:

Stay in touch mate.

A.
by Alfie
Sun 12 Jan, 2014 14:24
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Z3M White (Picture Heavy) Now Silver!!
Replies: 18
Views: 5231

Re: Z3M White (Picture Heavy)

That ///M is looking really sweet. Love the black & white theme. I don't normally like smoked/blackened rear clusters, they usually look so 'aftermarket', but on that ///M they really work well. Suggestion: Swop the front orange indicator bulbs for chrome ones to lose that 'fried egg' look. Nice. A.
by Alfie
Sat 11 Jan, 2014 02:54
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: Zed police
Replies: 17
Views: 3184

Re: Zed police

Nice spoiler... if you have a part-time job ironing....

A.
by Alfie
Fri 10 Jan, 2014 09:27
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hi Fi and record deck set up.
Replies: 15
Views: 1163

Re: Hi Fi and record deck set up.

GE45TON wrote:......just bought this on vinyl:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygdtsQyLM8Y
probably the best sound I've heard for ages, incredible musicians too.
:shock: WOW....!
Never heard of them before, but I'm off to Amazon right now. Right up my musical street. Thanks for the tip-off!

A.
by Alfie
Fri 06 Dec, 2013 17:11
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Tax discs to be scrapped
Replies: 18
Views: 1812

Re: Tax discs to be scrapped

Alfie, this is not about tracking vehicle usage, or pay per mile or anything like that. Maybe not today, but what about tomorrow? It's just another step down that slippery path. Once the hardware is in place, sneaked in under the pretense of simplifying the VED system, it won't take much for some m...
by Alfie
Fri 06 Dec, 2013 09:46
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Tax discs to be scrapped
Replies: 18
Views: 1812

Re: Tax discs to be scrapped

I think they're scrapping the paper discs because the electronic systems are already in place, rather than as an excuse to implement them. In London yes, and probably in some other big metropoli, but elsewhere? I'm certainly not aware of such cameras here in Dorset. The police already use ANPR rath...
by Alfie
Fri 06 Dec, 2013 00:24
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Tax discs to be scrapped
Replies: 18
Views: 1812

Re: Tax discs to be scrapped

Just another excuse for 'Big Brother' to watch your every move. Pure and simple. Massive public response caused the gov to shelve the 'black box + spy-in-the-sky' scheme a few years ago because of the blatant infringement into the privacy of the individual, and quite right too. This is just another ...
by Alfie
Sun 17 Nov, 2013 16:10
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FOR SALE: One of a Kind BMW Z3
Replies: 4
Views: 772

Re: FOR SALE: One of a Kind BMW Z3

On Pistonheads, BlackBeautZ wrote:Will be open to very small offers...
Thirty quid?
:D

Nice looking Zed.
GLWTS.

A.
by Alfie
Sun 17 Nov, 2013 16:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlights; perspex cover and bulbs
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Re: Headlights; perspex cover and bulbs

Yep. Toothpaste.... Really! I was recommended to try it on my old focus coz it might've failed its MoT with cloudy front light lenses. It definitely succeeded in reducing the cloudiness significantly. You have to be brave because the first treatment seems to make the problem worse, producing many fi...
by Alfie
Tue 15 Oct, 2013 15:07
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Tax disc or fuel charge ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1528

Re: Tax disc or fuel charge ?

A few years ago I decided to SORN RED for six months over the winter, so arranged that with DVLA no problem. I contacted Admiral to tell them that the car would be off the road for six months and requested that they downgraded the insurance to fire and theft only, expecting to get a rebate on the fu...
by Alfie
Tue 15 Oct, 2013 01:12
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Tax disc or fuel charge ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1528

Re: Tax disc or fuel charge ?

So Gazza...
What happened with your insurance?
Did you change your existing policy to a 'laid up' policy?

And yeah, scrapping road tax for the equivalent amount added to petrol duty would be so much fairer in every way.... :idea:
I could list the reasons, but it's far too late at night for that!

A.
by Alfie
Fri 20 Sep, 2013 01:05
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: New Z car in 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1623

Re: New Z car in 2016

There have been lots of 'imagined mock-ups' of the mooted Z2 over recent years, and generally they looked a whole lot better than this latest effort.
I WAS gonna start saving up, but.... :?

A.
by Alfie
Tue 17 Sep, 2013 21:57
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Belgian Delights Tour 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1143

Re: Belgian Delights Tour 2013

SHAADDUUUPPPPP......

:head:

A.
by Alfie
Thu 12 Sep, 2013 10:21
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Belgian Delights Tour 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1143

Re: Belgian Delights Tour 2013

Not me....

:bawl: :bawl: :bawl:

Hope you all have a fab time at the home of the lovely Miss Artois....
Have one for me.

:bawl: :bawl: :bawl:

A.
by Alfie
Thu 12 Sep, 2013 01:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Falling Prices
Replies: 45
Views: 6492

Re: Falling Prices

Awesomely gorgeous car for no money at all.....
Shame, isn't it?
A.
by Alfie
Sun 08 Sep, 2013 20:24
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Stupid Question??
Replies: 14
Views: 1128

Re: Stupid Question??

Was there ever an oem rear spoiler? :puzzle: ....Veilside..... That's traditionally been a dirty word around here! Most of the stick-on-bits they produced for the Z3 were truly tacky and tasteless (go do a search for some pix...Yuk!), but if you fancy a bit of rear-wing action, I think that actually...