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    2001 Alpina B10 V8 Touring (1 of 12 rhd)
    1997 Alpina B12 5.7 L (1 of 2 rhd)
    1995 Alpina B10 4.6 Touring (1 of 1 rhd)
    1985 BMW M635CSi (1 of 524 rhd)
    1982 BMW 635CSiA (1 of only hundreds left from thousands made and still valiantly fighting against a rusty grave)


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    B10 V8 T, B12 5.7 L, B10 4.6 T, M635CSi, 635CSiA

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  1. sharkfan

    Winter tyres - it's that time of year!

    To add a little perspective, on snow and ice, my E39 on winters had better traction and braking than our Impreza WRX on summer tyres. A 4wd/4x4 on winters would of course be top drawer.
  2. sharkfan

    Winter tyres - it's that time of year!

    Don't discount some of the budget brands. Years ago when I lived up t'hill in Yorkshire I popped a pair of Nankang winters just on the rear axle of my E39 - they were excellent on fresh snow, compacted snow and even re-frozen and hardened ice. The following year I bought another pair for the other axle and never got stuck once, with the car being so good in the blizzard conditions that loads of people asked if the 'ALPINA' badge meant it was 4wd. edit to add; I've moved to sunny Surrey and there really is no need for winters down here - I still have the tyres on a set of M-Paras in case of snowmaggedon but I doubt it will happen - winter tyres down south is like an ashtray on a bike.
  3. sharkfan

    E38 750i

    There are quite a few E38 750's and three E32 750's on ebay at the moment; time to get a fairly cheap V12 BMW while you can... but the E65 and E66 cars are also pretty reasonable as well although a lot harder to work on as a diy than the older models.
  4. sharkfan

    Range Rover Model Check

    Put the reg into the dvla website to find the year of first registration /when it was built then head over to wikipedia.
  5. sharkfan

    E65 730D - New battery needed

    Both my E34 and E38 have 110A Yuasa batteries with Halfords Lifetime Guarantees.
  6. sharkfan

    A £150000 E30?

    French dealers Special, a little like the E34 M5 Touring 'Elekta' Italian dealers special in spirit.
  7. Hi Tims, switchable or non-switchable gearbox and do you have any pictures of the interior.
  8. sharkfan

    BMW E34 540i/6T BH15021

    Bugger. Twin pipes suit the E34 so well.
  9. I went and looked at it about a dozen years ago - dark metallic blue, biege comfort leather and very tired overall iirc; I didn't buy it.
  10. sharkfan

    BMW E34 540i/6T BH15021

    Is the visible exhaust the actual box or just a trim?
  11. sharkfan

    BMW E34 540i/6T BH15021

    Yep, option S209A, a 25% LSD. Pretty rare and still very desirable in a six speed V8 car of any type. If you're struggling for a place for this in a few weeks I might put it use to save my E34 any more wear and tear - I know what you mean by the PO wanting it to survive as the E30 owners will be dribbling at the prospect of drifting that powertrain. PS. Don't rip out the Nokia cradle and kit as there is a aftermarket device that fits into the cradle to enable full and easy bluetooth capability.
  12. Fed up with the 'only available in lhd' stories? Here's a conversion for the UK. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-E34-M5-Touring-RHD-Conversion/283171655367?hash=item41ee588ec7:g:dNQAAOSwT7Nbo~rv
  13. sharkfan

    BMW E34 540i/6T BH15021

    Another E34 540 project for you Richard. I'm assuming you know the little secret that the absence of the ASC switch means? Congratulations mate, I still miss my Orient blue 540i/6T.
  14. sharkfan

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    The tobacco and green interior of the British Racing Green M5 Touring Elekta is probably just as marmite as the wholly ultramarine interior and silver exterior version... but they're both infinitely more interesting than the black, black, blackity, black version I used to own.
  15. sharkfan

    E39 540i/6 Sport touring

    There is a very well documented right hand drive E39 540i Touring to M5 Touring thread on the E39 section of the m5board forums if you need inspiration... P.S. It really is a lot of work to do it properly and apparently telling an E39 M5 ECU set that it is not a Saloon and is now a Touring is quite tricky too.