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A13
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Post by A13 » Tue 06 Aug, 2013 11:40

Hi All,
New here. Had my Zed for about 5 months now and been loving it, especially with the weather we have unusually been graced with!
It is a 1999 2.8l in Hellrot red, pretty high spec i believe and just past 50k miles.

Fell into ownership accidentally to be honest, had a 118D for a year, being a diesel hatchback was a little dull. My granddad bought the car on impulse from Chandlers in Hailsham in 2009 after seeing it in their showroom, ran it for a few years and was about to chuck in in to PX on a new Audi so i snapped it up!

I'm 23, and this is my 6th car already! Can't see myself getting rid of this too soon though. Even came with the hardtop to help get through the winter months.

Heres a couple of pics. Cheers. :)

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'99 Z3 2.8 | Hellrot Red |

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Re: Newbie

Post by Gazza » Tue 06 Aug, 2013 11:44

Welcome to the Forum :D
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Re: Newbie

Post by Ragtop » Tue 06 Aug, 2013 12:08

Welcome from me too. Looks like a lovely red Zed. :drive
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Re: Newbie

Post by PCSAM » Tue 06 Aug, 2013 12:46

nice bus mate ..... any spare granddads going with z3 to get rid of :D
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Re: Newbie

Post by Alan W » Tue 06 Aug, 2013 13:56

Nice car, welcome to the forum
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Re: Newbie

Post by Southernboy » Tue 06 Aug, 2013 14:13

Welcome...and a really stunning car you've got now! :wink:
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A13
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Re: Newbie

Post by A13 » Tue 06 Aug, 2013 14:54

PCSAM wrote:nice bus mate ..... any spare granddads going with z3 to get rid of :D
Think he is regretting it to be honest, he loved the z3.
He's happy I got it though, rather than it going out to trade somewhere.
'99 Z3 2.8 | Hellrot Red |

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Re: Newbie

Post by Cloz » Tue 06 Aug, 2013 20:29

Welcome A13 from the other side of the pond

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Re: Newbie

Post by seasurfer » Tue 06 Aug, 2013 21:25

Its a welcome from me too - a great car to have and enjoy :wave :drive
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Re: Newbie

Post by Bonzo » Tue 06 Aug, 2013 23:53

I like the little rear boot spoiler. What type is it? Nice motor you have there!

Cheers,

Bonzo.
Z3lda (Zelda), 1998 2.8, Montreal Blue, Beige Oregon leather interior and M steering wheel, Sports Seats, Wood trim, Chrome Line Interior, Centre armrest with Cupholder, Alpina Softline wheels, Chromed Angel Eyes, De- tango'd, Rear stone guards, Sport aerial, ASC front strut brace, Strong Strut Butt Strut and Body Brace, Uprated brake fluid, Yellowstuff pads 78k.

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Re: Newbie

Post by Bonzo » Tue 06 Aug, 2013 23:53

Lovely colour, almost as good as Montreal Blue!
Z3lda (Zelda), 1998 2.8, Montreal Blue, Beige Oregon leather interior and M steering wheel, Sports Seats, Wood trim, Chrome Line Interior, Centre armrest with Cupholder, Alpina Softline wheels, Chromed Angel Eyes, De- tango'd, Rear stone guards, Sport aerial, ASC front strut brace, Strong Strut Butt Strut and Body Brace, Uprated brake fluid, Yellowstuff pads 78k.

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Re: Newbie

Post by Cloz » Wed 07 Aug, 2013 01:46

Bonzo wrote:Lovely colour, almost as good as Montreal Blue!
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Re: Newbie

Post by Woody1000 » Wed 07 Aug, 2013 09:35

Loving the colour and welcome from me too
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Post by Brian H » Wed 07 Aug, 2013 10:37

Lovely car you have there, I would have loved that at 23 :shock: I had a two seater of a different kind, a Toyota Hilux Pickup!

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Re: Newbie

Post by A13 » Wed 07 Aug, 2013 11:02

Bonzo wrote:I like the little rear boot spoiler. What type is it? Nice motor you have there!

Cheers,

Bonzo.
No idea. Is it not standard then?
'99 Z3 2.8 | Hellrot Red |

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Post by A13 » Wed 07 Aug, 2013 11:05

Brian H wrote:Lovely car you have there, I would have loved that at 23 :shock: I had a two seater of a different kind, a Toyota Hilux Pickup!
I've gone though the boring hatchback stage, had a clio, golf, couple of A3s and the 1 series.
Have no need to 2 back seats so made sense. Insurance is surprisingly cheap too, I do live in a 'good' area though which helps!
'99 Z3 2.8 | Hellrot Red |

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Re: Newbie

Post by Bonzo » Wed 07 Aug, 2013 15:11

A13 wrote:
Bonzo wrote:I like the little rear boot spoiler. What type is it? Nice motor you have there!

Cheers,

Bonzo.
No idea. Is it not standard then?
Nope!
Z3lda (Zelda), 1998 2.8, Montreal Blue, Beige Oregon leather interior and M steering wheel, Sports Seats, Wood trim, Chrome Line Interior, Centre armrest with Cupholder, Alpina Softline wheels, Chromed Angel Eyes, De- tango'd, Rear stone guards, Sport aerial, ASC front strut brace, Strong Strut Butt Strut and Body Brace, Uprated brake fluid, Yellowstuff pads 78k.

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Re: Newbie

Post by A13 » Wed 07 Aug, 2013 17:21

Bonzo wrote:
A13 wrote:
Bonzo wrote:I like the little rear boot spoiler. What type is it? Nice motor you have there!

Cheers,

Bonzo.
No idea. Is it not standard then?
Nope!
Interesting, i'll have a look when i get home and see what it says on it!
'99 Z3 2.8 | Hellrot Red |

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Re: Newbie

Post by Robert T » Wed 07 Aug, 2013 17:43

Hi and welcome to the forum.

Spoiler looks like an OEM 3-piece. Not standard, but it is BMW. :)

Cheers R.
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Re: Newbie

Post by XVar » Wed 07 Aug, 2013 18:14

Hellrot red? Check.
2.8? Check.
BBS Type 42s? Check.

You clearly have a good taste in cars :D Welcome to the forum!
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Re: Newbie

Post by A13 » Wed 07 Aug, 2013 19:52

Robert T wrote:Hi and welcome to the forum.

Spoiler looks like an OEM 3-piece. Not standard, but it is BMW. :)

Cheers R.
Yeah you're right. Never noticed before.

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Re: Newbie

Post by RichP » Fri 09 Aug, 2013 00:19

Cloz wrote:
Bonzo wrote:Lovely colour, almost as good as Montreal Blue!
+1
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Re: Newbie

Post by Z3cade » Fri 09 Aug, 2013 09:04

Oh yes you have an original bmw aero spoiler!

Rare and Nice!! 8-)

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