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    FS: BMW E34 520i Auto 1994

    BMW 520i Auto E34 1994 Orient Blue, Anthracite Cloth interior 2 Keys ( New BMW ones – one with original torch ) , V5 in my name MOTd to 6th Sept 2019, 139000 miles Electric Windows,, Sunroof, Air Con, Central Locking – all working BBS alloy wheels ( 5 off ) Well known on here I would say , it’s a very clean E34 that Andy Everett (Sir Anthony Regents Park) rescued as part of a BMW Car Magazine feature and then Mark Lawless ( Calypso E34 ) took to another level. Recent works includes front shocks, rear anti roll bar links,, pads , metal fuel pips also replaced recently along with the steel pipe that runs around rear of fuel tank. wiper blades. good exhaust, no 50 MPH shimmy , no knocks or bags , a supreme drive I have to say . Starts on the button and sounds like an M50 should, 5 speed autobox does its thing. It really does waft along in sheer serenity J Not the fastest version of an E34 but it’s very nice and does attract attention . There was a time in my life I couldn’t retro fit enough upgrades to any E34 I had , now there is something just nice about this, no frills , analogue clock , cloth seats etc Interior is grey anthracite cloth, very very clean , no rips or worn patches . Door cards, lower dash and centre console all replaced with facelift versions with walnut inserts It has a modern Kenwood , AUX , Ipod unit with amber illumination to blend in ( 2 mths or so old ) but original cassette and cd changer are present if needed BMW mats , sunroof, headlining is grey and in excellent order. Glove box torch as had the LED upgrade done too Orient blue in color , benefitted from a stage 2 detail recently and it really does look good, Mark had this done and has had it on previous cars telling me it looks good for years with normal car wash care Wheels are original BBS cross spokes but all 5 have been refurbed and are IMMACULATE , tyres are also excellent too with deep tread I have put the amber lights back in but it will come with the full set of clear .lights. There is an original BMW number plate infill on the car too . Previous owner has replaced all the correct dealer window stickers and number plates etc Boot area is very clean and complete ( cargo straps, sound proof mat , full toolkit ) I haven’t really had much to do to it as a lot was complete when I bought it. All I have achieved is a few missing clips, , replaced some trim, fitted US spec bumper corners and I enjoy driving it at weekends ! It was subject to an insurance claim at some point in its life , Andy Everett rectified this documenting it as a project in BMW Car over 3 or 4 monthly features ( mags included J ) It wasn’t a lot and only needed two doors and a wing and these have been replaced; a brand new wing and two perfect rust free doors, painted and fitted. No other damage and it's a spot on repair job. Even the rubber seal strips on the base of the doors were new. What I would say it is its not concours or new pin mint but it is very very clean, I drove up to Inverness to get it and wasn’t disappointed in any way .. I have owned loads so know them and I looked at a good few recently ( higher priced than this too ) and some are real rough examples cashing in on the fact it’s an E34 .. if it’s an E34 in fantastic condition you would like then this would well be worth your time to look at So to answer the question why am I selling it .. I enjoy all cars , I have had literally dozens of BMWs of this era and I have now ticked the box of owning this one especially now the prices are getting higher so it was a great opportunity to enjoy some retro ownership. I also have a classic Beetle I bought before this that does need work so I want to concentrate on that .. this will provide some funds and space J Ask any questions you want , feedback welcome, car is about 15 mins north of Edinburgh for viewing. Price is £1850
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    Parking ticket Belgium

    for 30 euros I would have paid it by now, seems a whole load of hassle even posting , attaching pictures and still talking about it , just pay it and forget ,
  3. Anyone used E34 roof racks on a saloon .. always a but dubious about racks just held on to gutter trims but wondered if anyone has and do they leave marks behind after being clamped on to either gutters or roof itself where the feet go ? ..
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    325ti on LPG, top motoring for a grand

    I have seen an e46 front on one ...much better looking
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    325ti on LPG, top motoring for a grand

    It’s a pity they are pig ugly at front ...changing it to an e46 front would make a very decent car tho just noticed big tank in boot ...LPG should be in room 101 I think
  6. Its an abandoned BMW 635i – currently scheduled for destruction L I am putting it here incase anyone is looking for one as it will now go to auction I have watched this car for a nearly a year sitting in a local multi story car park, and as time went by it became clear no one was coming back for it and it wasn’t a commuter parking in the same spot every day. It’s a B plate 635 in white with blue leather sports interior , auto, 16” crossspokes and in generally very good condition. There is a line of feint rust bubbles around the sunroof and some here and there but it’s by no means a shed. Infact if you didn't know it looks like it could be jumped in and driven away . Sadly the story goes the owner is not of this world anymore and never returned to get his car and despite numerous efforts from others and councils to find out if there are any family etc there is no one coming forward to claim it so it now has a ‘ Scheduled for Destruction’ notice on it. To try and avoid this happening I have tried to see if it can be saved and although the local council only authorise its removal . The contractor who lifts it will sell it online as it has a decent value …. the company is called Raw2K and this car could be on their website in the next couple of weeks Could be a cheap sharknose 6'er for someone ! I will get pics over weekend of it .
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    Piper's E39 540i Touring

    @Piper ....hey Chris...what’s wrong with your 540 ..I thought you had finished it ....
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    E34 Touring wanted

    My one was M540 GJF
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    Staggered set of Style 66 for e39 with good tyres

    Come to think of it I do this when sending wheels ...wrap them up leave them in driveway and courier picks them up ..he puts docket thru door for me
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    Staggered set of Style 66 for e39 with good tyres

    Don’t bother mate I will look closer to home there are loads about
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    Staggered set of Style 66 for e39 with good tyres

    Hi Rob, could these be couriered at all ?
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    E34 Saloon Roof Racks - anyone had them ?

    as always miles away ...Fife about 20 mins north of Edinburgh
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    Instrument cluster - from any older BMW

    I have sent you one from an E34 Mark , sent by Hermes so a couple of days to get to Inversneckie I would imagine
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    E34 Saloon Roof Racks - anyone had them ?

    Thank you very much Stan..that is very kind of you .. I have thule square bars from a Volvo 850 Thule kit .. they will surely be long enough to span an E34 roof ?
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    Winter oil 5w40 or 5w60?

    you cant teach it new tricks !!!
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    What have you done on your E34 Today

    yes ... agree ...wood it is
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    BMW 635csi Auto .. scheduled for destruction!!

    I asked a mate to check and he thinks its gone .. destroyed gone .. apparently issues getting it out so it was dragged by chains then lifted thru the roof There was a few cars lifted so hopefully that was another .. I am going to check tonight
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    The ONE bucket wash!!!

    a 45 minute video on washing a van!!!??? ... this guy needs to get out a bit more .....
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    E34 Saloon Roof Racks - anyone had them ?

    I will go see if they are still available for an E34
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    What have you done on your E34 Today

    Wicked Coatings can supply this as a hydro dip
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    What have you done on your E34 Today

    that Blaupunkt is just the business .. what a great idea ..
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    What have you done on your E34 Today

    stereo is a thing for me as I love music, this was decent as it also had variable colour so it matches the dash at night but there is a member on here who managed to get a period radio that had modern insides that really fits in ..must have a look for that When I got it the car had a wood console and I changed it to black vinyl .. now I have gone back to wood ..still not sure ..wooden gear knob sorted tho to I see what that looks like ... was considering hydrodipping the wood trim to something different I wondered if a dark wood like the old sports could be achieved And I changed the seat backs to cloth ones as I thought the black was too much but kept the vinyl pockets .. stupid things but keeps me busy
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    Style 65 - Square Set of Fronts

    drop them into heavy duty bin bags and a bit of cardboard over face .. easy taped up and sent )
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    What have you done on your E34 Today

    Gingercators are better I think too .. its a great car , serious waftability .. sadly not much to do to it because Mark really went to town but I do like an E34 and this ticks the boxes for now
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    What have you done on your E34 Today

    It will be familiar to you .....
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