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Post by Jet » Thu 02 Jun, 2016 13:51

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Z1-S50-S5 ... 3641.l6368

Apollo, I'll take it, in exchange for a Z1, a Golf, an SLK and full tank of petrol in all 3.

Deal?

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Post by Pat Slade » Sat 04 Jun, 2016 19:32

OK Jet, calm down! Was it the wheels that sealed it for you??!!

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Post by Jet » Mon 06 Jun, 2016 08:02

Touche! I can see why you might think that :)

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Re: Would you?

Post by peter2b » Mon 06 Jun, 2016 14:38

for that price I would want doors :)
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Geoff H
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Re: Would you?

Post by Geoff H » Mon 06 Jun, 2016 22:49

Looks like something Senna would of done
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Post by Del » Mon 06 Jun, 2016 23:05

S52 engine? Am I correct in thinking that this was the "M" engine used in the US instead of the S50 engine used (in earlier Z3ms) in Europe. The S52 being a bored out and tweaked 2.8 M52 engine without the full power/performance of the S50 M division engine?

Z1s are very rare - would a non-standard conversion like this reduce its value to potential buyers/collectors? It does sound a very thorough, all-round conversion though and I would guess a very nice drive. :)

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Post by Jet » Tue 07 Jun, 2016 19:56

Del wrote:S52 engine? Am I correct in thinking that this was the "M" engine used in the US instead of the S50 engine used (in earlier Z3ms) in Europe. The S52 being a bored out and tweaked 2.8 M52 engine without the full power/performance of the S50 M division engine?

Z1s are very rare - would a non-standard conversion like this reduce its value to potential buyers/collectors? It does sound a very thorough, all-round conversion though and I would guess a very nice drive. :)
Its an M engine, thats all that counts :wink:

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Re: Would you?

Post by Budget M3 » Thu 09 Jun, 2016 05:48

Del wrote:S52 engine? Am I correct in thinking that this was the "M" engine used in the US instead of the S50 engine used (in earlier Z3ms) in Europe. The S52 being a bored out and tweaked 2.8 M52 engine without the full power/performance of the S50 M division engine?
Correct the S52 was custom-built for the US-version E36 M3. At 240hp/240lbft it is a nice performance mix when paired with the right gear ratio and diff. S52 performance below 100mph is generally equivalent to the S54 but it loses ground to S54 above that.
Del wrote:Z1s are very rare - would a non-standard conversion like this reduce its value to potential buyers/collectors? It does sound a very thorough, all-round conversion though and I would guess a very nice drive. :)
Value is always subjective. Any used car--collector or not--is worth exactly what a buyer is willing to pay for it. "Pure collectors" want a stock configuration, so it definitely will affect the attraction of the car for them. However, there are plenty of very low mileage stock cars held by collectors for the last 2 1/2 decades, so any car with more than a couple thousand miles is in another category. A well-done resto-mod like this appeals to another category of buyer (like Jet :D and me), so could well be worth a premium over a similar mileage stock car.

Just my $.02 (US slang for just my opinion...)
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