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by Richardenigma
Wed 19 Feb, 2014 04:19
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Wrapped M Coupe
Replies: 4
Views: 1763

Re: Wrapped M Coupe

Haven't had the chance to take out the S52 yet but plan to very soon. As for comparing the M54 and the S50...not sure it's a valid comparison IMHO as I drive them differently. The M54 is automatic and the S50 isn't...obvious I know but makes them a different drive. I'd have to say the S50 is the mos...
by Richardenigma
Wed 19 Feb, 2014 02:13
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Z3M White (Picture Heavy) Now Silver!!
Replies: 18
Views: 5693

Re: Z3M White (Picture Heavy)

What a great colour...but I may be biased!
by Richardenigma
Sat 15 Feb, 2014 20:09
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Wrapped M Coupe
Replies: 4
Views: 1763

Wrapped M Coupe

Having been separated from our Zeds for just over a year whilst we’ve been over here in the States I finally succumbed to the temptation to get another one! Spent some time looking at the market (it’s much better here for Zeds than in the UK in my opinion with the cars holding their value well, main...
by Richardenigma
Thu 02 Jan, 2014 14:00
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: New LHD Z3 Coupe 3.0 Automatic
Replies: 16
Views: 3518

Re: New LHD Z3 Coupe 3.0 Automatic

I took all the importation documentation including the receipt for the customs duty I paid, copy of the bill of sale and the bill of lading. Being honest I'm not sure any of it was really needed but I can't remember so better be safe than sorry. The BMW Main Dealer I used was Dick Lovett in Bristol....
by Richardenigma
Thu 02 Jan, 2014 02:08
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: New LHD Z3 Coupe 3.0 Automatic
Replies: 16
Views: 3518

Re: New LHD Z3 Coupe 3.0 Automatic

Go to your nearest BMW main dealer and speak to the service manager. He/She can order a new one for you. That's all I did.
by Richardenigma
Tue 03 Jul, 2012 21:25
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Richardenigma's white coupe
Replies: 1
Views: 498

Re: Richardenigma's white coupe

...it was Mrs Richardenigma coming to collect me at Preston railway station...
by Richardenigma
Mon 02 Apr, 2012 21:24
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: White Z3m Coupe in Lytham on Sat 31 Mar...
Replies: 5
Views: 821

Re: White Z3m Coupe in Lytham on Sat 31 Mar...

I don't think it was the one on eBay...think it was a private plate...the eBay listing says he's had it sprayed pure bright white...why not Alpine White I wonder unless its one and the same!
by Richardenigma
Mon 02 Apr, 2012 13:17
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: White Z3m Coupe in Lytham on Sat 31 Mar...
Replies: 5
Views: 821

White Z3m Coupe in Lytham on Sat 31 Mar...

...heading towards Preston just by Lytham Quays...certainly lowered & probably due a wash (which is just about all the time when its white I know!)...sadly wasn't in either of my Zeds otherwise I'd have pursued...I believe,courtesy of expertise on here, that there were only 4 white RHD Z3MRs and won...
by Richardenigma
Mon 02 Apr, 2012 13:10
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Pink Z3 for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 1338

Re: Pink Z3 for sale

I did see one on the M61 heading North on Saturday around 10 in the morning and believe me it was unmistakeable...and this one is advertised as being down south in Bournemouth...could there possibly be three?
by Richardenigma
Fri 09 Mar, 2012 21:50
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: SOLD SOLD Z3 Angel/Halo projector headlights RHD - PICS UP
Replies: 9
Views: 870

Re: F/S Z3 Angel/Halo projector headlights RHD - PICS UP

I also used Jonnt's easy step by step guide...it made the whole process painless and easy. :)
by Richardenigma
Fri 09 Mar, 2012 17:14
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: New Wheels for the Coupe
Replies: 9
Views: 1302

Re: New Wheels for the Coupe

Lowering is absolutely on the agenda... The red on the calipers is meant to be more subtle hence being slightly darker but its definitely a personal choice... ...and I get it that we all have a different view which I welcome and value in equal measure... ...now what to do with my Roadster (the coupe...
by Richardenigma
Thu 08 Mar, 2012 16:42
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: New Wheels for the Coupe
Replies: 9
Views: 1302

New Wheels for the Coupe

Finally managed to get my set of BBS RC041s refurbished and onto the Coupe (I also had the brake calipers painted red as a sheer indulgence)...I think they look great but suspect I'm biased...anyway wanted to share so hope you enjoy! http://i996.photobucket.com/albums/af86/richardenigma151/Albino/Co...
by Richardenigma
Sat 24 Dec, 2011 23:06
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: White Z3M Roadster
Replies: 10
Views: 1392

Can confirm it was me...returning from an abortive attempt to fly to Rome via Paris from Manchester airport...
by Richardenigma
Thu 11 Aug, 2011 06:03
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Z3M vinyl wrapped @ The Sign Team, with pics
Replies: 27
Views: 2812

as above...I'm also intrigued as to what happens to the paintwork underneath after a while? Is it OK? Does the wrap act as a sort of protective 'film' for the paintwork or does it get trashed?
by Richardenigma
Mon 25 Jul, 2011 12:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: spare wheel
Replies: 18
Views: 1047

Don't think breakdown services care...if you had the spare and it was flat or damaged and you didn't know it wouldn't, I suspect, be a decision factor whether you were recovered or not...same for not having a spare! I'm not a fan of 'the goo' as well and have also invested in a bag for my space save...
by Richardenigma
Wed 13 Jul, 2011 16:05
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Weismann Hardtop and fitting kit on eBay
Replies: 11
Views: 4035

I thought the wiesmann hard top was longer at the back with a more rakish angle than the BMW OEM one as well as having a bigger rear window? I'm sorely tempted as the black top would look great on my white M... Jonnt you mention that the fitting kit is different to the OEM fitting kit...how easy/har...
by Richardenigma
Fri 08 Jul, 2011 20:07
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Moving to Dubai, looking for a Z3 (m/non m) Coupe...
Replies: 2
Views: 564

Hey Vanne, Just checked the usual online adverts for the UAE (Dubizzle, Souq.com & autotrader.uae) and the pickings are indeed slim! I sold my 2.8 Silver Auto when I left Abu Dhabi in 2009 to a colleague who may still have it...he wasn't that much of a Z3 afficianado so he might be interested in sel...
by Richardenigma
Wed 29 Jun, 2011 23:14
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Opinions Please!
Replies: 9
Views: 475

...once you go white... :)

Agree about the price being a tad ambitious...I thought at first it may have been another white M...
by Richardenigma
Sun 15 May, 2011 21:57
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale Clear Perspex Wind Deflector
Replies: 2
Views: 301

You have a PM
by Richardenigma
Fri 13 May, 2011 09:34
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FS: Tanin red leather seats.
Replies: 6
Views: 726

Hi just a couple of questions , will they fit a 2000 1.8 and how much are they
...and how much are you looking for?
by Richardenigma
Fri 06 May, 2011 13:42
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Urban Camouflage
Replies: 23
Views: 1505

Really cool colour & what brilliant wheels...and a great set of pictures to boot...very impressive 8-)

I could suggest that Grey is simply a Dark White which is why it looks so good :roll: but you probably wouldn't believe me I suspect!
by Richardenigma
Fri 06 May, 2011 09:54
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale, White R Reg Z3 1.9
Replies: 1
Views: 356

Good luck with the sale...hope it stays 'within the forum' as us 'white ones' are few and far between 8-)
by Richardenigma
Mon 02 May, 2011 19:07
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: RHD Z3 coupe 2.8 for sale on pistonheads
Replies: 9
Views: 1378

I agree HT...thats why I have one...an automatic that is...and don't M Coupe sellers generally leave on the standard gills and wheels? But hey you're quite right it's absolutely possible that they may have removed them and already sold them... As Wikepedia says...A pedant is a person who is excessiv...
by Richardenigma
Mon 02 May, 2011 17:07
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: RHD Z3 coupe 2.8 for sale on pistonheads
Replies: 9
Views: 1378

I can understand trying to make your standard Coupe more like the 'M' (I know some folks get hot under the collar about putting 'M' badges on the back but generally pedants can and do get excited about any & everything that takes their fancy) and the first example has clearly done that but as Jonnt ...
by Richardenigma
Fri 29 Apr, 2011 22:04
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Another "classic" eBay advert for a Z3
Replies: 19
Views: 1165

...I got to get me some of that 'Chrome Trime'... :shock:
by Richardenigma
Fri 29 Apr, 2011 08:57
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: How rude!
Replies: 27
Views: 2217

Image
by Richardenigma
Thu 28 Apr, 2011 22:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: A few pics of my Z3M
Replies: 6
Views: 630

Very nice looking M and agree the wheels are unusual and look cool
by Richardenigma
Thu 28 Apr, 2011 22:29
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Newbee first pics
Replies: 25
Views: 2034

Terrific colour and I'm liking the Black Gills...yellow & black is a great combo...black wheels would be awesome...but I would say that :lol:

Welcome...
by Richardenigma
Wed 27 Apr, 2011 09:39
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: How rude!
Replies: 27
Views: 2217

Sadly ownership of Z3s isn't restricted to the pleasant & friendly...its quite likely that this couple you describe are universally disliked...I refuse to be rebuffed by such experiences and continue to wave like a mad person next time I see a Z3... :wink:
by Richardenigma
Tue 26 Apr, 2011 19:37
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: An aerial for... those who like the finer things
Replies: 6
Views: 590

...the old 'Stella Artois' marketing approach relying on adherence to the 'you get what you pay for' mantra convincing folks that it must be great at that price!

Reminds me of the 'more money than sense' saying... :shock:
by Richardenigma
Sat 23 Apr, 2011 08:35
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: OTT or reasonable!!!???
Replies: 7
Views: 860

...and miss the chance to own a pair of S54s Shantybeater? :shock:

I know you could get a lot of car for that sort of money but each to their own...now where did I put that spare 20 grand? :?
by Richardenigma
Fri 22 Apr, 2011 23:02
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 2.0 for sale with pics (and some ducks)
Replies: 36
Views: 2900

What an absolute corker...and she looks in immaculate condition...loving the colour combo...best of luck with the sale but how could you sell such a magnificent specimen? :head:
by Richardenigma
Fri 22 Apr, 2011 22:57
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: OTT or reasonable!!!???
Replies: 7
Views: 860

I'm guessing low mileage examples of S54 Coupes must have some rarity value and from an investment perspective I suspect that buying this even at this extortionate price might see a reasonable return in 10 or 15 years...but they were built to be driven IMHO...I couldn't afford it but if had the cash...
by Richardenigma
Fri 22 Apr, 2011 18:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Nice 2.8 with nice mods for sale on autotrader
Replies: 3
Views: 472

I agree...some might say high mileage but for the 2.8 that ought not to be a problem...Fair amount of service history, nice chrome hoops, M Gills and electric roof and it looks tidy enough...lot of car for £3K... :o
by Richardenigma
Fri 22 Apr, 2011 18:04
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: New Members Z3 2ltr
Replies: 14
Views: 1282

Loving the Black & Red combo Alan...the centre console also looks fab as does the chrome gills...all in all a great looking car 8-)

Bet it would look even more awesome with a red roof... :twisted:
by Richardenigma
Fri 22 Apr, 2011 17:27
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Marmite Accessory
Replies: 36
Views: 2013

No offence taken John...its hard to convey meaning over and above the written word on here and I suspect I may have been a little sensitive! Having had my M resprayed as a consequence of stone damage I was keen to try something preventative but even though I like the mask the fact that this one is i...
by Richardenigma
Fri 22 Apr, 2011 16:44
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Marmite Accessory
Replies: 36
Views: 2013

As the arbiter of 'good taste', albeit self-appointed, I thank you for your candour...I would counsel you to avoid the temptation to speak for everyone else or indeed draw an erronneous conculsion about why I chose to buy and use the mask. I'm neither obsessive or compulsive and even drive both my Z...
by Richardenigma
Thu 21 Apr, 2011 11:54
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Marmite Accessory
Replies: 36
Views: 2013

No offence taken muckeyman... :bawl:

Have considered the protective film approach and may revisit it...
by Richardenigma
Thu 21 Apr, 2011 09:29
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Marmite Accessory
Replies: 36
Views: 2013

My secret is out Oxo...I converted some of my thongs... :? I completely accept the point about why would I protect the bonnet by using the mask when there are greater potential dangers...and for the record I do wash it every week (it's white and that requirement comes with the territory)! I've taken...
by Richardenigma
Wed 20 Apr, 2011 21:26
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Marmite Accessory
Replies: 36
Views: 2013

TitanTim Don't get the 'half bra'...I got one in white for my M (they don't do a full version for the M) and to be honest it looked less like a bra and more like a pair of Y-Fronts...it looked...yes 'pants'... :lol: The fit will improve and get tighter when I've sorted the design flaw but it is what...
by Richardenigma
Wed 20 Apr, 2011 21:23
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Fapa Unispider Boot Rack For Sale
Replies: 15
Views: 1792

Indeed HT...my own homage to my 'old chesnut' question from before :)

Spookily enough having :rtm: the instruction show it fitted this way round...
by Richardenigma
Wed 20 Apr, 2011 21:15
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Fapa Unispider Boot Rack For Sale
Replies: 15
Views: 1792

Worry not...its not a permanent feature but as I have opted to carry a space saving spare wheel in the boot which is shared with large amp when we go off on trips it gives us the option of carrying clothes etc!

Having said that I actually like the look but each to their own!
by Richardenigma
Wed 20 Apr, 2011 21:00
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Marmite Accessory
Replies: 36
Views: 2013

The Marmite Accessory

Fitted this 'auto-mask' (or 'bra' as its known colloquially) over the weekend to keep the flies off and any flying stones... The design is slightly flawed but can be relatively easily fixed which should make the 'fit' better but the 'under bonnet' straps are a triumph of the 'close your eyes and hop...
by Richardenigma
Wed 20 Apr, 2011 20:45
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Fapa Unispider Boot Rack For Sale
Replies: 15
Views: 1792

Almost intuitive to fit but loving the absence of any drilled holes 8-) http://i996.photobucket.com/albums/af86/richardenigma151/Fapa%20Unispider%20Luggage%20Rack/DSCN0439.jpg http://i996.photobucket.com/albums/af86/richardenigma151/Fapa%20Unispider%20Luggage%20Rack/DSCN0443.jpg Cheers Mike :D
by Richardenigma
Sat 16 Apr, 2011 22:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Show us your Wheels!
Replies: 69
Views: 7191

One man's chestnut is another's revelation but thanks for the tip...from that useful quip I now know BMW do luggage for luggage racks...why am I not surprised...

Thanks again :dunce:
by Richardenigma
Sat 16 Apr, 2011 21:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Show us your Wheels!
Replies: 69
Views: 7191

I know this thread is about wheels but...

Dennisedlin...is your luggage rack on the right way round?
by Richardenigma
Sat 16 Apr, 2011 19:33
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Fapa Unispider Boot Rack For Sale
Replies: 15
Views: 1792

Apologies Gaz...and everyone else :oops:
by Richardenigma
Sat 16 Apr, 2011 19:22
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Fapa Unispider Boot Rack For Sale
Replies: 15
Views: 1792

Ditto... :)
by Richardenigma
Wed 13 Apr, 2011 22:53
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Fapa Unispider Boot Rack For Sale
Replies: 15
Views: 1792

pm sent
by Richardenigma
Thu 07 Apr, 2011 20:53
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: What was your's
Replies: 61
Views: 3634

First car was a purple Triumph Herald Estate YPB 528G...1979...

Most unusual car was a Mercury Meteor Rideaux 500...