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    A bittersweet goodbye

    Today I have sold my beautiful Z8 Alpina to a loving new owner in Miami, Florida. It will be shipping out tomorrow. I still have my 4,400 mile silver/red Z8 so I won't be going anywhere.
    Marty

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    Congratulations on the sale Marty. Well done.

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    It was a tough decision but I just didn't need two Z8s.
    Marty

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    Wow. Congratulations!
    Greg AH61930 - 2003 - Silver/Black

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    Oh, and a big thank you to Eric Keller at EAG in Cincinnati for sending me a quality buyer. Eric and I are both passionate about BMWs in general and Z8s in particular and both of us have very high standards when it comes to sourcing high quality cars.
    Marty

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    Congratulations! Knowing your passion for special cars, I look forward to reading the future update on vehicle to be parked next to the Z8.
    My Best,

    Ed

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    Actually, what I am looking to do now is upgrade our 2009 X5 4.8i to a 2011 or 2012 X5M. Must be the same color we have now which is black sapphire metallic with a black interior. Loaded with all of the toys. Have a line on a 2011 here in LA but I am so busy I have no time to even go see it until the weekend after next.
    Marty

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    From my research, the 2011 to 2012 changes on the X5M are limited to updates to the iDrive with how it interfaces with phones, iPods, etc. It's actually some nice-to-have stuff that I wish was on my 2011, and I'm investigating what it would take to get it. I was hoping it was only software, but it may be a newer iDrive unit. Luckily my unit has value with some of the older models.

    I think your wife is really going to love the X5M. It's kind of like her Turbo grew a foot taller (and gained a ton of weight).

    I took mine through the Angeles Crest last week on the way south to meet up with family. With two of us in the car and a full compliment of luggage, etc. it did things that boggle the mind. Sure, it's no feather-weight, but it really makes you smile.
     
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    Awesome color and high praise. We test drove one Saturday and loved the way it drove. It just wasn't clean enough.
    Marty

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    Speaking of smiles, your son's smile in the photo would suggest his approval of the X5M too! Great color.
    My Best,

    Ed

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    That is a nice color, looks great!!
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    Great looking X5M!

    Marty - Glad you still have one of the Z8's in the stable.

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    The Alpina shipped out today. I'll miss it but love my new one.
    Marty

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    Sweet Rifle. Well done Marty.

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    Alpina gone, but Raptor still in the stable!

    Congrat's on your sale Marty. I do see that the Raptor remains in your fleet, which says you still retain a bit of true sanity! I've had numerous offers to buy my Raptor, but I just can't do it yet. Different than the Z8, but almost as unique and fun to drive.
    StuM
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    Actually I am waiting for Roush to get CARB approval in California and I am then going to order a new 2013 Raptor supercab with their phase 2 kit "supercharged" with 590HP and 590 ft lbs of torque.
    Marty

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    Muuummmm Torque...

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    Torque'ie Raptor

    Yow, watch the rear end on that planned new torque monster of a bad boy truck! And stock up on spare sets of rear tires. Gonna' be nice.
    I worked with the Roush guys on an engine for a Superformance Cobra I gad once, Great engine guys.
    StuM
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    I just received a call from the new owner in Miami. He wired me the money last week and other than pictures I sent him and my reputation on the forum, he bought it sight unseen. He is thrilled with the car and said it is in perfect condition. He is a car guy with
    many other expensive cars so he knows a good car when he sees one.
    Marty

    2001 Z8
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    2013 Ford Raptor
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    Thats great Marty. Congratulations to both of you.