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Calypso-E34 last won the day on December 1 2017

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About Calypso-E34

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    BMW5 SuperStar

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    Modern Classic Cars
  • Occupation
    Financial Controller, Company Secretary, Company Director.


  • Garage
    F10 525d SE Auto ; E34 520i SE Auto
  1. Watches, car brochures etc - Some BMW related stuff

    That’s good news Andrew - enjoy the nostalgia - and the inevitable eBay browse!!
  2. Any Full Spec Cars on Here? + Q about 535i

    Stick to your guns and wait for the right car to come along. Buy anything less, you'll never be happy with it.
  3. Mobile wheel refurb

    The guy that came to me cleaned the wheels thoroughly, deflated the tyre and broke the bead, tidied up any bad edges. Masked up, sprayed and then lacquered. He had an infra red thing to bake them. Then reinflated the tyre and fitted the wheel back on the car. We we had the E46 for 4 years, and they still looked great. I cant complain!
  4. Wheels to fit my E34

    Have a look here for different BMW wheels for each model, including sizes and offsets : CLICKY
  5. 7-seat MPV views and opinions

    Your Wife has a point. BMW warranty is pretty good, and covers everything pretty much, but you'll need it. Other marques seem to manage fine without visiting a dealer every couple of months or so...
  6. Mobile wheel refurb

    I had wheels done at home a couple of times, and have done the powder coating thing quite a few more. To be honest, I preferred the painted finish every time. It's closer to the original manufacturer's finish. The three sets I had done like that were staggered Alpina 17s, a set of Style 137s for Mrs Calypso's E46, and a set of Style 5s. Paint finish was durable, and I had no problems with any of them. I don't think anyone around here does this anymore. The powder coating is OK, but I just don't think the finish is as good. I had some issues with peeling too - although they rectified that.
  7. New Wheeler Dealers

    Hmm.... I’m surprised at one or two of the decisions Ant made with that Healey. He’d never have done that in For the Love of Cars.... Still - it may not be original, but it looks fun!
  8. Some bits and pieces I'm selling on eBay at the moment. A few BMW related items in there amongst it all. CLICK HERE!
  9. Back into a 5 series! 523i just purchased

    That E39 of yours is very nice. You don't see many nice amber indicator cars these days, and that one is a nice colour too. I still look wistfully at pictures of pre facelift E39s in Glacier green, on style 33 wheels, with dark green cloth interior. I know I shouldn't like them, but I do........
  10. Back into a 5 series! 523i just purchased

    Never mind X3s and E39s - what's the craic with that little Alfa Giulia GT Sprint back there???
  11. Random Saab question re 900 classic tool tray

    Have a look at this Duncan : https://www.jimellissaabparts.com/showAssembly.aspx?ukey_assembly=409892&ukey_make=1032&ukey_model=14676&ukey_category=19611
  12. Fake Castrol oil in Russia?

    Seems like a lot of trouble to go to though - get the oil, take out the good stuff by slicing open the side, re-fill with crap oil, re-seal and sell on. There are more productive ways to earn a coin I'd say!
  13. I’m not a whisky connoisseur by any stretch of the imagination. I like a nice Rusty Nail to be honest. BUT for my 50th, my best pal in life got me a quaich, and we drank a lovely drop of Balvenie Doublewoood from it. A great night.
  14. AncestryDNA - has anyone tried it?

    I never buy flowers for Valentines - I refuse to follow the commercial machine’s rules. I buy her flowers at other times, when they are not expected, or when I think she needs a wee lift. Last time was just Friday past in fact!
  15. High Mileage F10 or E60?

    I'd say the answer to that question would depend a lot on the service history. Not the stamped book, but sheafs of invoices. At 86k miles and 10 years old, your E60 is going to start getting tired, and might start to need some big ticket items replacing. Fine if this has been done, but if not.......... At 130k miles, you may well find some of the big ticket items have already been dealt with. It depends too on how many miles you'll be covering. The F10 should be worth more when you've finished with it if your annual miles aren't that high. Personal preference is the other thing. For me, the F10 is a much nicer car, even in SE guise - and the interior is definitely nicer - and better.