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Oxford Green?

Post by tiggercoco » Sun 13 Nov, 2016 22:32

Are these two the same colour? (I'm colorblind with red/green/brown!)

Totally love the one in the historical setting but is it the same as the Syntner one?

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Re: Oxford Green?

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Re: Oxford Green?

Post by g8jka » Mon 14 Nov, 2016 13:12

Sytner one has all black seats by the look of it and the top one has green/black seats plus the Sytner one has headlight washers so at a guess they are not the same car.
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Re: Oxford Green?

Post by BladeRunner919 » Mon 14 Nov, 2016 13:21

I think he wanted to know if they were the same colour, which I believe they are.

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Post by gookah » Mon 14 Nov, 2016 15:53

tiggercoco wrote:Are these two the same colour? (I'm colorblind with red/green/brown!)

The first one is orange.... :D
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Re: Oxford Green?

Post by BladeRunner919 » Mon 14 Nov, 2016 16:17

Perhaps we should organise a snooker tournament!

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Re: Oxford Green?

Post by tiggercoco » Mon 14 Nov, 2016 17:17

BladeRunner919 wrote:Perhaps we should organise a snooker tournament!
I tried playing once and it was a disaster.

OK so both Oxford Green, I guess the ambient light makes a difference to the hue and I know there was an Oxford Green 2 just to complicate matters.

But that ad! 76K and £22.5K?...wow!

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Re: Oxford Green?

Post by mrscalex » Mon 14 Nov, 2016 17:31

I don't think £22.5k from a main dealer is that bonkers. As long as the car is immaculate - I doubt it is though.

It's not a common colour although unusual colours seem to be popping up for sale currently. On ebay there are red and yellow (2) currently - yes please :)
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Re: Oxford Green?

Post by Robert T » Mon 14 Nov, 2016 18:12

Just trying to work out what engine they both have. The second car is advertised as 2001 and 325 bhp, indicating that they know it is an S54, making it a rare beast indeed. You can also see it has shadow chrome wheels, whereas the first car looks to be just plain silver. Now it might be that the first car has had its wheels refurbed... Do you have a link to the first ad?

The colours are listed here and Oxford Green seems to have been available throughout for the ///M. Note that there is also a Boston Green. It is also possible to have an Individual car with whatever the customer chose on it.

To my eye, they do at least appear to be the same colour, just in different lighting.

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Re: Oxford Green?

Post by Desiro » Mon 14 Nov, 2016 20:20

I'm sure I have seen the Sytner one for sale before, but it was far too expensive at 12K. How things change!

the car is such a rare beast in that colour, it must be the one.

I personally like the colour and it's rarity adds something for me.

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Post by Gazza » Mon 14 Nov, 2016 23:13

The S54 version at Sytner would be Oxford Green II, one of three S54's in that colour.
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Re: Oxford Green?

Post by tiggercoco » Tue 15 Nov, 2016 21:23

Gave Sytner a call but its not an S54.

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Re: Oxford Green?

Post by BladeRunner919 » Wed 16 Nov, 2016 08:08

tiggercoco wrote:Gave Sytner a call but its not an S54.
I'm pretty sure it is an S54, as it has DSC. I was under the impression that the S50 cars didn't have this.

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Re: Oxford Green?

Post by Robert T » Wed 16 Nov, 2016 11:10

tiggercoco wrote:Gave Sytner a call but its not an S54.
I was going by their quoting the BHP as 325 rather than 321.

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Re: Oxford Green?

Post by Gazza » Wed 16 Nov, 2016 19:18

BladeRunner919 wrote:
tiggercoco wrote:Gave Sytner a call but its not an S54.
I'm pretty sure it is an S54, as it has DSC. I was under the impression that the S50 cars didn't have this.

Definately an S54, DSC, Grey dials, the salesperson must be new or ignorant. It's an old car for a Main Dealership.
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Re: Oxford Green?

Post by mrscalex » Wed 16 Nov, 2016 22:12

Gazza wrote:It's an old car for a Main Dealership.
Decent Z3s turn up at main dealers surprisingly often. They are perfectly happy to sell old cars as it's a good advert for the longevity.

This one is in my local currently. Stunning by the way but definitely not immaculate/concours.

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