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  1. Now I am curious. What other rare BMW could bump...

    Now I am curious. What other rare BMW could bump a Z8 out of the garage? May I suggest to start a new thread with what you've got for sale.
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    Common issue. Faulty steering lock. It only gets...

    Common issue. Faulty steering lock. It only gets worse until you end up on a flatbed (like me two years ago). Replacement part 32-32-6-758-211 plus labor around $2,500.
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    Sticky: Yep, until one day it won’t :(

    Yep, until one day it won’t :(
  4. Thread: Alpina Z1 !

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    Besides the (welcome) power increase from 170 to...

    Besides the (welcome) power increase from 170 to 200 HP, the differences between the regular Z1 and the Alpina RLE are too small to justify a premium of >100%. That's just my opinion as the owner of...
  5. Thread: Alpina Z1 !

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    Anything on wheels and >25 years is road legal in...

    Anything on wheels and >25 years is road legal in the US. California is a different story.
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    The west coast has the roads. We don't in South...

    The west coast has the roads. We don't in South Florida. Having said that, we had great fun on the post-Amelia Florida Tour in 2015. There is some neat territory in Central Florida, even a mountain,...
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    The Alpina has softer suspension and 'normal'...

    The Alpina has softer suspension and 'normal' tires for which the frame was designed, and the performance package is a bit of an overkill. Having said that, no significant work or cutting is required...
  8. Hello Craig - I have been fairly pleased with the...

    Hello Craig - I have been fairly pleased with the services received from Braman in Miami (Marcos Rodriguez, service advisor) for the past 11 years or so. They are also the one who installed the strut...
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    With San Pellegrino, imported from Italy!

    With San Pellegrino, imported from Italy!
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    Sticky: 507s in Pittsburgh

    Three 507s at the BMW CCA Oktoberfest and at the PVGP Jet Center fundraiser gala in Pittsburgh.
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    Sticky: The John Surtees 507, without a doubt the most...

    The John Surtees 507, without a doubt the most unique and special 507 of all, sold at the Bonhams auction in Goodwood for over $5 million. John Surtees owned the car since new until he sadly died...
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    As always, a pleasure seeing you Satch (and Party...

    As always, a pleasure seeing you Satch (and Party A of course!)
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    Sorry. Pointless investment.

    Sorry. Pointless investment.
  14. That's why I like the classic BMWs. No Sensors,...

    That's why I like the classic BMWs. No Sensors, no modules, no screens. Just sheer driving pleasure.
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    Sold for $329,500

    Sold for $329,500
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    Sticky: I am on my 4th starter and 4th battery during my...

    I am on my 4th starter and 4th battery during my 10 years of ownership. Purchased with 7,000 miles, the car now shows 17,000 miles. Never had other issues with it, and consider this the (small) cost...
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    Sticky: Just have them replace the starter and your...

    Just have them replace the starter and your issues will be solved. Mine was clicking again a few months ago. Didn't take it to the dealership but had my mechanic remove the starter and we opened it...
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    You are correct, BaT has really picked up these...

    You are correct, BaT has really picked up these past couple of months. Be prepared however, to sit behind your computer the entire day to send pictures and answer questions, and have your car...
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    Placement in the Roundel is free for CCA members...

    Placement in the Roundel is free for CCA members and reaches over 70,000 BMW enthusiasts. You just need to find one.

    Other suggestions:

    hemmings.com
    finecars.cc
    autoscout24.com
    mobile.de
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    Sticky: The 507 featured in the Seinfeld show (70089) and...

    The 507 featured in the Seinfeld show (70089) and the Elvis 507 (70079) used to belong to the late Jack Castor in Half Moon Bay. Jack made a deal with BMW Classic; they would restore both cars to the...
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    Sticky: The green 507 did not sell at the RM Sotheby's...

    The green 507 did not sell at the RM Sotheby's auction at Villa Erba.
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    Sticky: After an 8 months tour in the US (Monterey,...

    After an 8 months tour in the US (Monterey, Spartanburg, and Amelia Island), the Elvis 507 is back in Munich. Here she is, on display at the BMW Museum.
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    Sticky: Nice ... patina. Car was offered at RM Sotheby's...

    Nice ... patina. Car was offered at RM Sotheby's auction in Monterey 2016. High bid was $1,950,000, reserve not met.
  24. Evie's car ended up in the Netherlands and is now...

    Evie's car ended up in the Netherlands and is now part of large Z8 collection. It was being displayed by the Z8 Club at the Techno Classica in Essen.
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    Hello Christopher - if there is one reason that...

    Hello Christopher - if there is one reason that would make me sell my (silver over black) Alpina, it would be to replace it with a blue over creme Alpina, in similar condition.
    That is just one...
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    A few recent sales: ...

    A few recent sales:

    http://www.rmsothebys.com/am17/amelia-island/lots/2001-bmw-z8/1701684

    http://www.goodingco.com/vehicle/2002-bmw-z8-2/

    http://www.goodingco.com/vehicle/2002-bmw-z8/
    ...
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    My friend who is a big car collector, and I am...

    My friend who is a big car collector, and I am talking big as in BIG, told me all proud, almost with a certain sense of victory, that when he sold his Z8 many years ago, he kept the "book wrapped in...
  28. Well, go check them out next door!

    Well, go check them out next door!
  29. I agree Ian. All we can do is to keep on doing...

    I agree Ian. All we can do is to keep on doing the things we like and enjoy them to the fullest.
    Take out those cars, drive the hell out of them and then polish back up like they just came out of...
  30. Congratulations Daniel. I think you did very...

    Congratulations Daniel. I think you did very well.
    Please let us know about the transportation, import duties, and conversion costs to get the Z8 on the road in Germany. This will serve as a...
  31. Sad news indeed. What a wonderful initiative...

    Sad news indeed. What a wonderful initiative Andrew ! Thanks.
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    Stunning car.

    Stunning car.
  33. Great pictures.

    Great pictures.
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    Very nice !

    Very nice !
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    Hello Eric - welcome from a fellow Dutchman in...

    Hello Eric - welcome from a fellow Dutchman in Florida.
    Waiting for sunny weather .... :rotflmao:
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    Sticky: What an amazing story and such a great tribute to...

    What an amazing story and such a great tribute to Jack Castor, a man not driven by greed and whose only interest was to keep the legacy alive. Thank you Jack.

    For those who did not get a chance to...
  37. One lucky new owner.

    One lucky new owner.
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    Replaced the starter for the 4th or 5th time in...

    Replaced the starter for the 4th or 5th time in the car's life. This time not with a rebuilt BMW starter but a new BOSCH starter (same thing but new vs rebuilt).
    Note the burn marks on the contacts...
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    Sticky: 507 Treffen in Langenlois, Austria, earlier this...

    507 Treffen in Langenlois, Austria, earlier this month, 30 507s, many of them driven hundreds of miles to attend this 46th annual gathering. One couple drove down from Sweden (2,500 kms round trip),...
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    Sticky: Easy fix. Contact these guys:...

    Easy fix. Contact these guys: http://sybesmas.com/site/
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