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    Sorry, that is a pic of the "little house" that I...

    Sorry, that is a pic of the "little house" that I designed behind my mom's home in Houston. It is smaller than it looks. I drove the contractor crazy requiring the first floor ceiling to be lower...
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    That is so cool and so custom! Please post a pic...

    That is so cool and so custom! Please post a pic of the floor plans if you can.
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    BMW built more Silver/Black's than any other...

    BMW built more Silver/Black's than any other color, and it is the one Mr. Bond drove. Other than individual colors, Stratus is the rarest exterior color, followed closely by Red and Topaz, but...
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    Sticky: I think they are getting harder to find. Keep...

    I think they are getting harder to find. Keep checking eBay. There is a Silver/Black European (AF Vin) currently offered for $2499.00 (Yikes!)
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  5. Beautiful video, thanks!. I got mine at the 2011...

    Beautiful video, thanks!. I got mine at the 2011 low period, too.
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    Keep Watching

    I watched through several ups and downs until 2011, which was the last big downmarket I think, when I bought my car, although my story is a bit different and I benefitted a lot from this board and...
  7. Thread: Insurance

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    Not sure if there is a main insurance thread, so...

    Not sure if there is a main insurance thread, so using this. I have been remiss in not logging in and checking (thank you so much Andrew for keeping it going), that I thought I would add something...
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    Can't wait to see the new pics! There is always...

    Can't wait to see the new pics! There is always something you might have done different, but you have planned well and endured forever getting it built. You will absolutely love it. I have thoroughly...
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    Very Nice. The good news is you are absolutely...

    Very Nice. The good news is you are absolutely going to love it when it is done. The bad news is that you may just be at the beginning of the decision making. If you looked at some of the other...
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    Seems like forever since I have been on the site....

    Seems like forever since I have been on the site. My world has been topsy-turvy for some time. How is the new home and garage coming? Still on target for late 2019, early 2020 completion? Exhausted...
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    Welcome, and congrats on your purchase. I have...

    Welcome, and congrats on your purchase. I have been going to Pat Arnold at Classic BMW since I bought my car in 2011. Fixed a nasty problem with the fuel door. Check out the threads on the...
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    Sticky: Worked like a charm. One of the weakest links in...

    Worked like a charm. One of the weakest links in our cars. There are a number of manufacturers of these now, including one claiming to be o.e., but for the official bmw part, I used ecstuning.com.
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    Read the story too and loved it, particularly the...

    Read the story too and loved it, particularly the foibles. Much better than some of the schmaltzy stuff in Car & Driver...sometimes I think they just like to see if they can find obscure literary...
  14. 2001 Z8 (#60703) Silver/Black with 29.8k miles - Sold - for $135,100 on open Ebay Auction

    Here is the description: Excellent condition, non smokers car that has been pampered and driven less than 2000 miles per year and kept in a garage year round. The hard top has had the interior redone...
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    I have had Farmer's for years, but never got...

    I have had Farmer's for years, but never got comfortable with what they would pay on the Z8, and apparently don't wreck cars as much as some of you that have more claims experience. I started with...
  16. Thread: Name That Car!

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    Exactly. It may be a normal name or not so much,...

    Exactly. It may be a normal name or not so much, but as real as the bond between car and human can be. My apologies to you. "Bullying" was a bit harsh and unfair. No doubt you love yours as much as...
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    Nice!!! Thanks. Hope it works!

    Nice!!! Thanks. Hope it works!
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    Have not been posting for awhile, and thankfully...

    Have not been posting for awhile, and thankfully don't have this problem...but the info here and all you guys, especially Andrew, are the best!!!
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    I read about the new ones with turbos. Sad, but...

    I read about the new ones with turbos. Sad, but looks you got the last of a better car methinks.
  20. Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington or DC?

    Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington or DC?
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    Scrumptious, creamy, dreamy.

    Scrumptious, creamy, dreamy.
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    Now that you are flirting with 90 degrees, can...

    Now that you are flirting with 90 degrees, can you understand why the tops go on in the summer in TX?
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    Agree with Marty and Andrew with a slight grain...

    Agree with Marty and Andrew with a slight grain of salt. Sam Zell is selling his RE portfolio again (last time in late '07 or '08) and in my world that is a sign that RE is cooling. The reports in...
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    Those colors should not go together, but they...

    Those colors should not go together, but they really do! Spectacular car, well worth the wait and search!!!
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    [QUOTE=///M Blitz;50624]Interesting about the...

    [QUOTE=///M Blitz;50624]Interesting about the "Munich's 21 Most Important Cars" article is that there is no mention of the e30 M3 (the most overrated BMW ever - sorry to owners here, just my...
  26. Thread: Name That Car!

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    I guess I am lucky or nuts or both. Most cars...

    I guess I am lucky or nuts or both. Most cars just tell me their names after I have spent some time with them. When my Z8 was delivered in TX from CA (I am the second owner) she even told me her...
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    Wow, really nice. The one thing I have been...

    Wow, really nice. The one thing I have been appreciating more and more was putting electrical outlets on the side walls by the garage door. I am sure you are doing it for a possible future electric...
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    Hey, nothing wrong with "free." Congrats,...

    Hey, nothing wrong with "free." Congrats, Christian!
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    Looks like it sold on 8/12/15 for...

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    Looks like it sold on 8/12/15 for "stupid money."

    2000 BMW Z8 BMW Z8 Classic - Silver with Red Interior - Includes original hardtop with stand<!-- DO NOT change linkToTagId="rwid" as...
  30. Palmer, I think a lot of us are in awe of an...

    Palmer, I think a lot of us are in awe of an owner that has driven the car daily. Except for group trips, I usually only drive every couple of weeks or so, to exercise all the mechanical and...
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    I'm just impressed you use the darn thing. Seemed...

    I'm just impressed you use the darn thing. Seemed to to be out of the "brass age" of nav systems to me.
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    A few other common issues you can research on...

    A few other common issues you can research on this forum (listed in my own order of priority):

    1. Performance Package - added to make sure the shock towers don't get bent. For most of us who drive...
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    Sticky: Also as I recall, don't be surprised that you...

    Also as I recall, don't be surprised that you have electrical issues (I think I could not open the trunk with the key fob, and perhaps not the glovebox with the actual key) until the mirror is...
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    My goodness, I am 1 of 50? I can probably name 10...

    My goodness, I am 1 of 50? I can probably name 10 or so of the others. I think the world of this Board, but agree with Z-acht. I bit the bullet a few years back and joined the Z8 Club for that exact...
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    All good points above. Here are a few others: ...

    All good points above. Here are a few others:

    1. Andrew has estimated there may be less than 1500 Z8's (including Alpinas) left in the US, and the shortage seems to be more of a problem in Europe,...
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    It should be the one in the bumper. The shark...

    It should be the one in the bumper. The shark gill is an led according to the manual. Glad you are stabilized.
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    I have not seen this problem before, but others...

    I have not seen this problem before, but others on the board may have. P. 58 of the manual says one of the turn signal bulbs is defective. That may be the cause. From p.131 of the manual the front...
  38. Poll: Perfectly understandable, Satch. I could not make...

    Perfectly understandable, Satch. I could not make heads or tails of it for years until an audio buddy gave me an external hard drive with his collection of 2000 albums, 193 artists and a 120 days...
  39. Poll: Sad to hear that Jerry had to leave the Board. He...

    Sad to hear that Jerry had to leave the Board. He and I were vocal audiophiles. His was a cd based Meridian while mine is a more vinyl focused mixture of multiple manufacturers. He probably has gone...
  40. Pat might be getting them from Christian...

    Pat might be getting them from Christian (ZAchterbahn) where I got mine when I joined the club. It is very easy to put on yourself. You can send Christian a PM. He is a recent club board member and...
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