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Post by Jet » Wed 01 Nov, 2017 09:38

Very Interesting Z1 review by youtuber Doug DeMuro.
Pay close attention to the car itself, being US based parts are scarce, which might explain it, but how many 'anomalies' can you spot?
I counted 7.

https://youtu.be/ssbSc0gaI04

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Post by blue_and_white » Wed 01 Nov, 2017 11:42

For a roadster I disagree about the scuttle shake, makes me think this car might have been accident damaged at some point what with the condition of it etc


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Post by Jet » Thu 02 Nov, 2017 09:38

It does raise some queries, the mirror switch bezel is an odd colour.

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Post by Green Genie » Sat 04 Nov, 2017 00:11

Jet wrote:
Wed 01 Nov, 2017 09:38

how many 'anomalies' can you spot?
I counted 7.
How's this:

1.O/S door belt/brush cover broken and missing.

2. Red headlights! Has the car been resprayed? Previously Red?

3. Inside of bonnet/boot lid looks like it's in primer or undercoat, further evidence of a respray?

4. Roll bar leather covering missing.

5. Roll bar metal drain channel covers missing.

6. Cigarette lighter-no picture of a cigarette on knob.

7. Boot lid gas struts laughably wrong.

8. Replacement fuel cap (no stickers tyres/fuel)

9. In some shots it appears that the centre console has an extra piece by the handbrake, but not in others!
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Post by Pat Slade » Sun 05 Nov, 2017 15:51

Keith,

You must be really bored!!

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Post by Green Genie » Sun 05 Nov, 2017 18:51

Pat Slade wrote:
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Keith,

You must be really bored!!

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You know me too well, the car is in it's P.J's and I wasn't looking forward to the long winter nights :(
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Post by Jet » Mon 06 Nov, 2017 09:14

Green Genie wrote:
Sun 05 Nov, 2017 18:51
Pat Slade wrote:
Sun 05 Nov, 2017 15:51
Keith,

You must be really bored!!

Pat
You know me too well, the car is in it's P.J's and I wasn't looking forward to the long winter nights :(
Take no notice GG, Pat probably didn't spot quite as many :D

I imagine this is a restoration project, the panel cracks, switch bezel colour, roof cover and fuel cap are a different green, the interior was yellow at some point in its life (green dash?). Really like the matt black leather retrim, including centre console and gaitor? Nicely done.

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Post by felix » Tue 14 Nov, 2017 18:19

I agree with the scuttle shake - the Z1 is nothing special when it comes to chassis stiffness. Probably not bad in its day though.

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Post by Budget M3 » Sun 01 Apr, 2018 17:41

Hi Guys,

I've been MIA here on this forum since returning to the US from France 3 years ago. I brought the red Z1 with me and have been "tuning " it since picking it up at the port in California.

I have personal knowledge of the Z1 in the Demuro video. I shared space with it on the golf course concours at the 100-year BMW celebration in Monterey, California in 2016. The reason it looks like a restoration project is because it is! The owner purchased the original tub by itself--possibly one of the original prototypes that were "supposedly" destroyed. He then shipped the tub to the US, purchased the rest of the car in parts and shipped them to the US where the car was then reassembled. It is indeed a hodgepodge of parts which explains the red headlights on a green car! The VIN is a BMW VIN but it is not in the range of AL00001-AL08000.

Demuro doesn't know what he's talking about in the video either. All he sees are the doors and a roughshod car assembled from parts. I've not driven this particular car, but I agree that his comments about cowl shake, etc, are unwarranted on a properly sorted Z1.

I hope to correct the record with a video of my red Z1 which should be published by Petrolicious sometime soon. I connected with a video producer in LA (you can't swing a dead cat and not hit one in Los Angeles ;) ). We shot several hours of footage over the last month or so, and he is in the final stages of editing to create a 10-minute video. I'll post a link here when the video is up!
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Post by Lord Taki » Mon 02 Apr, 2018 07:52

Can't wait to see it.

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