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    Sebastian Vettel Needs Cash

    I’m sure you have heard that poor ol’ Sebastian Vettel has put his Ferraris up for sale… along with a couple of other significant cars, including a couple of wicked Merc AMGs.

    And his BMW Z8.
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    Time for more Xpel film and Ceramic Pro!

    My thanks to Brecht Collision for their work in repainting the hood and front fenders following Nancy Drew's adventure with what we call the Great Garage-Door Glass Incident. But since some of the...
  3. Thread: Scott Petit

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    And my decision to remain childless is validated...

    And my decision to remain childless is validated all over again.
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    I think Buffy arrived wearing BLACK Z8. Party A...

    I think Buffy arrived wearing BLACK Z8. Party A quickly replaced that with Z8GEIST. By now everyone who knows me understands that Nancy Drew, the Topaz-over-black roadster I love with an alarming...
  5. Thread: Changing oil.

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    Macfly says, "I try to keep them out but they do...

    Macfly says, "I try to keep them out but they do sneak in." Yeah, we do, we doooo! :D:D:D:D:D:D:D
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    Is it leather? Are there wheels?

    Is it leather? Are there wheels?
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    The Z4 M roadster came with a wind-blocker, but...

    The Z4 M roadster came with a wind-blocker, but it impeded my vision so much that I returned the damn thing. So it never even occurred to me to try the one for the Z8, If it involves any sort of...
  8. Thread: Presentation

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    Welcome, Monsieur! Glad to have you with us!

    Welcome, Monsieur! Glad to have you with us!
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    ... and it worked!

    To recap: I thought that there must be a way tohook a Bluetooth translator to the radio in order to play iTunes playlists frommy iPhone instead of the pathetic FM transmitter (which is cheap, and...
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    Somebody just shoot me!

    I have now been made aware that we are still in the year 2020. So Nancy Drew's twentieth won't occur for a few months.

    Which did not keep me from celebrating with a triple-digit bug splat!
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    I'm trying a GROM Bluetooth thingie...

    ... with dismal results so far. It's supposed to plug into the harness at the (now removed CD changer end, but so far none of the connectors of the GROM unit (or its accessory cable if you go...
  12. Sticky: Torx sizes

    ... and if you don't want to carry an assortment, I believe that you're looking for a T30 driver...
  13. Thread: What's My Color?

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    Sticky: Poll: Okay with me. Meanwhile: Eeew. Just eeew.

    Okay with me. Meanwhile: Eeew. Just eeew.
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    Why am I not seeing the pictures you guys are...

    Why am I not seeing the pictures you guys are mentioning?!
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    Oh, my goodness—I missed her birthday!

    Well, rats. I just looked up AH60664 and discovered a build date of February 21, 2001. I'm sorry, Nancy Drew, I missed yer birthday! I believe I owe you a triple-digit celebration nevertheless.
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    Also, be aware that it doesn't fit as nicely as...

    Also, be aware that it doesn't fit as nicely as the factory "condom" cover... but it's certainly a conversation piece!
  17. Thread: The Virus

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    Keep Yer Social Distance!

    How odd that my lifestyle has now become all the rage. Here's how bad it is: I can go days without wearing shoes. My commute is about twenty feet from one room to another. Boy, talk about an excuse...
  18. Thread: Something Else

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    "It's also the 20th Anniversary of the launch,...

    "It's also the 20th Anniversary of the launch, and the car model year, so that gives a good reason to do something."

    Wait, what? 2021 is the anniversary of the launch? I thought that might be...
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    MikeT says: "I bring my Z8 to our home in Pebble...

    MikeT says: "I bring my Z8 to our home in Pebble Beach each August and generally stay there until the later part of October. Any others who will be in the area?" Well, me 'n' Nancy Drew will be...
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    Z-Acht say: "The photographer is Helmut Werb and...

    Z-Acht say: "The photographer is Helmut Werb and he lives in Los Angeles." Um... well, he did until he moved back to Germany! I had been trying to get the story on the coupe for years, ever since...
  21. 2000 Z8 (#60297) Topaz/Crema - Sold

    This Topaz/Crema was originally posted at the Palm Springs dealership below, but subsequently sold through RM Sotheby's at Amelia Island.

    This thread combines the history of those sales in Mar...
  22. Thread: What's My Color?

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    Sticky: Poll: Nice hand position, however. Particularly cool in...

    Nice hand position, however. Particularly cool in an F150. I had dinner with Dr. Theisen (one S or two?) in Indianapolis at the Formula 1 race (which makes it 2007, I think). I asked him to name his...
  23. Sticky: Poll: Nancy Drew passed 135,000 on the way home from...

    Nancy Drew passed 135,000 on the way home from South Carolina....
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    Headlight washer covers? We have headlight washer...

    Headlight washer covers? We have headlight washer covers?!
  25. For me it's usually, "What the #$%@ is a guy like...

    For me it's usually, "What the #$%@ is a guy like you doing in a car like that?!"
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    Sticky: Jesus, Andrew, even your "here's something for...

    Jesus, Andrew, even your "here's something for sale" photos are stunning!
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    No true Z8 devotee would ever appear in public...

    No true Z8 devotee would ever appear in public with his shirttails untucked.
  28. Thread: Monterey 2019

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    Monterey 2019

    Me 'n' Nancy Drew will be staying in Salinas again—cheaper (via the BMW CCA), more convenient to the track and Legends Of The Autobahn, and it has a bitchin' underground garage that was virtually...
  29. Thread: Radio Problem

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    There is a certain joyous frustration to living...

    There is a certain joyous frustration to living with a Z8. Like cats.
  30. Nineteen-inchers!

    See my post under Tires & Wheels to see the Z8-style Alpina in a smaller size.
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    Nineteen-inch Alpina wheels

    Okay: So over on Bring A Trailer, with the Silver Z8 Of The Week auction going on, I mentioned a 19" version of the Alpina Z8 wheels. Here is what I saw in Buchloe (if I can figure out how to insert...
  32. Those are HRE's?! Bitchin'—they look something...

    Those are HRE's?! Bitchin'—they look something like the no-longer-available Dinan wheels!
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    It may be pressure from the steering-wheel lock...

    It may be pressure from the steering-wheel lock (at least it is in my Z4); try a little torque on the wheel one way or the other as you turn the key.
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    "Very interesting BMW show car recreated by...

    "Very interesting BMW show car recreated by custom coach builders in Milan..." Um... no, not exactly: it's a BMW show car originally created by custom coachbuilders in Milan and recently built by BMW...
  35. Andrew says, "The 20" rims should really be pared...

    Andrew says, "The 20" rims should really be pared with the Alpina suspension both for safety but also for a huge gain in overall handing and poise on the road." But do remember that there are two...
  36. I can't seem to find the price!

    I can't seem to find the price!
  37. Thread: New Post on Z8

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    Sigh. I'm going to have to assume that Standard...

    Sigh. I'm going to have to assume that Standard Written English is her second (or third) language.
  38. I have to repeat what Andrew says: "The Z8 is...

    I have to repeat what Andrew says: "The Z8 is such a stunning car that it can carry any wheels, just as a beautiful woman can wear any shoes." But some of the modern Transformer-style designs give me...
  39. Ride Height

    "Is the [Alpina suspension] ride height any different on the alpina suspension vs the regular suspension?" Yes, it is—or at least it looks like there's an abundance of space above stock 18" wheels...
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    Well, huh! I learn something new every time I...

    Well, huh! I learn something new every time I come on here! For what it's worth, I continue to use Optima battery maintainers on the Z8s because they provide information, not just a red/green LED...
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