urquattro

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About urquattro

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  • Birthday 07/27/1937

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    fareham hampshire
  • Interests
    now getting dirty on old cars, spending pension on old car bits in the vain hope they will go again - usually do though.
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    old age lounger, part time bmw sorter outer

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    BMW E39 4.6 Alpina 755
  1. I had a 2.4 or 2.7 V6 auto Cortina, a real sleeper - miracle my wife kept here licence in that, God was it rapid in terms of acceleration and motorway use, shame it had to go as company needed to p/ex for van. Very high spec with fishnet recaros and super interior plus nice set of wider wheels as well. As you all know we still have the Mk1 RS2000 and no intention to sell after owning it for 25 years or so. Cant put picture up as my allocation full and cant arrange to delete old postings. We also had a mark 1 transit with V6 or 4 engine that had a keen appetite for self ignition as carb was in centre of block and any spit back loved finding the s/plugs - so milk container of water to lob on was essential tool.
  2. get the cill covers off asap and advertise for a good used cats, try quarry motors and watch ebay - good used do come around from breakers.
  3. Hi Dan, are there similar pattern to M5 and not sure if they would fit the touring as guessing they are for saloon, please let me know as for no money they would nice touch. thanks
  4. I didn't rate my M5 Touring, surely the Elekta is only a limited Italian marker variant (correct?) so some freak is always wallet full and brain light. mine was basically a good sound car, not perfect but capable of being a 90% version only needing minor work. So the 3.8/5 saloon was kept and the Touring sold on, for sensible money that enabled someone in UK to take on the work and still have a reasonable car and no mortgaged soul. I found the legend surpassed the reality, the saloon chassis balance is much better in my view plus a much cleaner profile and shape. 540/6 Touring can make a nice and lower cost alternative if possible to find/buy a specimen. I must be one of the minority who is not having a goal seeking plan to have the 3.8/T in the shed.
  5. Rare f/l beast, maybe a true Alpina enthusiast will bid as a collector item, as a low mileage, recomissioned nice car for use I think it will struggle beyond £14/15k. Its not a V8S and associated premium, it is rhd re out of uk sale, so only a committed few may jump. would I bother? no because I prefer the B10 as a stylish saloon that although more it has the classic shape. its very nice and interested to see where it leads, Old Colonel Cars I suspect and then £22k one off ever !!
  6. OK. will do as the new owner may now fancy the Alpina and the plans change.
  7. So are you a party to the rescue and service etc of this car? your postings suggest detailed knowledge etc.
  8. very nice, interested to see the price re mileage and condition. so what is the story re this rather rare specimen?
  9. Don't know who is silliest on this Juncker re USA stupidity, or Spain being accommodated re Veto by EU crass move and Michael Howard getting the context and comments all wrong. However, the die is cast for Spanish veto, ably supported by our EU no longer colleagues, so change that if UK can. ! I am giving up on Brexit postings now, I can see no commonsense from either UK or EU parties, just slinging as many complications, added trash and punishments that UK may or may not deserve. No idea where this democratic decision by UK will lead us to very soon - doubt end agreement is possible now re above additional complications that arise each and every day.
  10. Don't know who is silliest on this Juncker re USA stupidity, or Spain being accommodated re Veto by EU crass move and Michael Howard getting the context and comments all wrong. However, the die is cast for Spanish veto, ably supported by our EU no longer colleagues, so change that if UK can. ! To me it just gets made more and more confrontational and wait the next "Gib" moment re Spain veto over Falklands and anything else that can be tossed into the mix.
  11. This is the government's plan, bring it all in asap, then gradually review and change into UK revised law - that seems reasonable plan apart from the quislings and HoL adding more problems.
  12. Here comes the tough times, 27 V 1 plus fallon, sturgeon and any other saboteours who wish to make a bigger mess of the ratified decision. I have no idea how the PM/government can fight so many issues at same time, particularly as we have our own fifth column of EU quislings. Treason comes to mind for the extremists who put damage to the country and its majority who voted out as a prime objective. Can Article 50 be used by UK to say enough of this crap - we are out now and WTO rules effective from, say 31/12/2017 as punishment is the only word EU politicians can focus on. Worse case scenario is England/Wales then stands alone in WTO rules, Scotland flees to bosom of EU, Ireland gets unification and falls outside the comfort zone re trading and borders. Is this the nightmare scenario that EU seeks to reward UK with 40 years of net contribution to the most politically distraught organisation that benefits the German factory output via cheap currency (d/mark v euro) discrepancy - and sacrifices all the south and meditteranean countries. Think I need a drink after this summation/error or fright.
  13. will record both plus wsb also around as well - good frantic racing but prefer two wheel action
  14. Fine car from a 20+ year Toyota fan, ok ours is only a Previa but what quality and reliability in 22 years of non stinting work, whatever the task, family transport, works van or just a general lugger of bits. Really like the Lexus brand and particularly this top end saloon - great project. had I not had the Alpina B10 and liked it so much then a look/see what around is possibility.
  15. The chips are down now, odds 27 versus 1, so be prepared for crap demands, little or no compromises from fortress EU, this will be a testing time for UK to declare its mettle and show it not being kicked around - it may well turn out to be a pre-cursor to walk away and no agreement. We are going to need to back the Brexit now, dump Scotland and Ireland issues into the future and focus on UK well being despite the self centred EU. Demand a full balance sheet of assets and liabilities including our monies in all European institutions so we can net down the ridiculous demands to a realistic/accurate value and call in all loans made to EU member countries who benefitted from cash injections. No pay to EU before all set off's applied and certified as agreed. Time to grab the opportunity now their hand is declared, and shut Fallon, Clegg and the Gina women up by one process or another - this country is out whether you voted yes/no - its a one way EU led punishment exit path. Next target via Spain announced today, Veto all unless Gibraltar future status suits them - so the pile grows until there is no point in even negotiating - not that I believe there is on day 3 anyhow. just my view of course.