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I needed another Z1 fix so.....

Post by steviemillar » Sun 27 Aug, 2017 18:49

....my wife and I rented one of BMW Classic's own Z1s again a few months ago.

BMW Classic allowed us to use their Magic Violet car on this occasion having rented their Toprot car for our last drive-out in 2015.

The rental mileage limit was 250kms - my wife is a big fan of King Ludvig II so we decided to drive to Altötting to visit the Chapel of Grace where Ludvig's heart is kept and then on to Herrenchiemsee to see one of King Ludvig's castles there.

It was a beautiful day so the roof was down for our whole trip as were the doors!

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Leaving BMW Classic with No. 7999

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The centre of Altötting

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Chapel Of Grace

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Urn containing King Ludvig's heart

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Seemed appropriate to catch this moment!

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Back at base, the '02s are part of the rental fleet too

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Photo taken during Toprot rental in 2015

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I managed to photograph both together at the 100 Years celebrations in 2016

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

We would still love to have our own Z1 but it looks like we may have missed that particular boat. Hopefully BMW Classic will continue to rent their collection so that non-owners like us can still enjoy these special cars.

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Re: I needed another Z1 fix so.....

Post by Gazza » Sun 27 Aug, 2017 20:55

What an incredible opportunity.
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Re: I needed another Z1 fix so.....

Post by Jet » Tue 29 Aug, 2017 10:11

Great story and love the colours in the photos, hardly ever see Magic Violet in the UK. Toprot on the other hand......as common as commoners :D

Don't give up on ownership, they do come up occasionally.

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Re: I needed another Z1 fix so.....

Post by Gazza » Tue 29 Aug, 2017 18:18

Jet wrote:
Tue 29 Aug, 2017 10:11
hardly ever see Magic Violet in the UK. Toprot on the other hand......as common as commoners :D
I seem to remember more Green cars than Red at the Technical day :P :P :P
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Re: I needed another Z1 fix so.....

Post by Jet » Tue 29 Aug, 2017 21:07

You colour blind Gaz? :D

Let's see, there were 3 green, 1 emerald, 4 red, and 1 with a red interior, which makes 5 :wink:

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Post by blue_and_white » Mon 25 Sep, 2017 07:29

Lovely story and lovely pictures. As Jet said, never give up on the dream, took me 20 years but finally got there !


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