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First one

 

E39, 523i SE.  Bought in 2004 and had it for three years. Nice, but not quick enough. 

 

 

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It still looked like this under bonnet when I got rid of it with 90k on the clock

 

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Still going strong somewhere in Fife I believe.

 

Replaced with something a bit quicker, but it didn't last long.

 

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It ran for a few years after it was recovered but it's baked bean cans now. 

 

Replaced with one which had a few more toys and less miles.

 

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Did 75,000 miles in this E60 over nearly 8 years.  Still miss the V8 bellow.

 

Current barge.

 

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Here's my selection minus a 1990 318i which I don't have any pictures of.

 

1985 M535i dogleg manual with Recaros. :wub:

Jazzy B owns this now.

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1992 735i manual with Alpina goodies

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1992 850i A with a lovely V12!

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My current 645ci with V8 goodness as standard B)

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Edited by red35

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^^^^^^ That 7 series looks lovely,

How are you finding the 645?

I,ve been scanning the classifieds and quite fancy one in the near future,neighbour has a 650i as a weekend smoker and loves it.

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1 hour ago, 740mick said:

^^^^^^ That 7 series looks lovely,

How are you finding the 645?

I,ve been scanning the classifieds and quite fancy one in the near future,neighbour has a 650i as a weekend smoker and loves it.

 

I had an initial problem with a duff alternator which killed my battery and IVM but apart from that its an epic car!

Plenty of poke with a sweet V8 soundtrack to go with it and she handles quite well for 1650kg.

Oil leaks can be a problem on the N62 but mine had been thoroughly gone through by the PO so I don't have any (at the mo :D )

A 650i was my first choice as they have a few more ponies and do slightly better on fuel, but they were none for sale within sensible distance and this one looked to good to miss.

 

Edit

It could do with an LSD as the traction is constantly working overtime even in the dry B)

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1 hour ago, red35 said:

he traction is constantly working overtime even in the dry B)

 

In otherwords your right foot is too heavy! :P

 

Its when it kicks in at 60mph in the wet when you plant it, that's when seeing the traction kicking in makes you clench!

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37 minutes ago, 535i Andrew said:

 

In otherwords your right foot is too heavy! :P

 

Its when it kicks in at 60mph in the wet when you plant it, that's when seeing the traction kicking in makes you clench!

 

Most of the time I just switch it off and use my right foot instead :lol:

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2 hours ago, 535i Andrew said:

 

sounds like he needs to do his valve stem oil seals. Bloody N62 engines.....

 

I love the 850!

Ha Ha,i know what your saying Andrew,

He actually runs 2 fairly new Volvo V70 estates for his bespoke furniture business,but the 650i is his weekend pampered toy i think,it does look immaculate.

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1st ever BMW - E38 728i facelift; this started the bad habit off :lol: 

 

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2nd: Slate Green 530i Sport; fantastic car, should never have sold it:

 

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3rd: Sapphire Black 530i Sport; overall a great car, but I'd started to get bored with it and would have ended up swapping bits just for the sheer hell of it:

 

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Now my 4th; BMW E65 730D Sport. Overall a fantastic car with a cracking spec and the right size car for a gentleman of my stature :lol: 

 

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This one started it off for me back in 1989 - a 316 1.8 E21

 

 

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Then had an E36 318is, E46 330d Touring auto, two E39's and the current fleet:

 

 

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I can't find any pictures of my first 2 BMWs, I probably have some somewhere, but they looked exactly like these (colour, wheels etc) :

 

1) E30 325i manual Touring in Brilliant Red.

 

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2) E36 325i 4 door manual saloon in Boston Green.

 

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3) E36 328i manual Touring in Montreal Blue

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4) E46 330i manual Touring in Oxford Green II (one of those colours that can look awful in pictures, but is much better in the flesh).

 

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5) E46 330d manual Touring Individual in Le Mans Blue

 

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Then the ones I still have

 

E39 M5 in Carbon Black

 

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F06 M6 in Sakhir Orange

 

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E26 in white

 

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And finally, currently undergoing rebuild, something in Avus Blue that is powered by this (I am missing not having a Touring). Should be ready soon.

 

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Some lovely cars posted on here; these are mine.

 

1973 2002tii in Verona Red; I actually bought it with another , completely rotten, 2002 in white for spares. Restored it completely once but the tin-worm was extensive and eventually I sold it for spares/repair. It wasn't this exact car as I don't have a digital photo of it;

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When that was gone I immediately bought one of these (again not this, but like this), a 1985 635CSiA in Articblau with full electric seats and all the toys working; it got written off by a dozy Ford Galaxy owner who reduced the proud nose to a crumpled wreck...

 

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Immediately that was paid for by the insurance I went and got this, a 1982 635CSiA in blaticblau with recaro seats and lsd; I bought this in 1996-ish and still have it...post-29250-0-40543300-1327524659.jpg

 

At some point in time the blaticblau car suffered multiple intermittent electrical failures so while I was trying to fix it I bought a 1989 635CSiA Highline in Diamond black with lotusweiss sports leather...

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I believe this is still running with moon and on the way back mileage. I sold it when I upgraded to this, my 1985 M635CSi in alpineweiss with taurusrot sports leather; I've had it restored and it is my garage queen.

 

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It generally gets all the attention but occasionally gets put in the shade...

 

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Then I decided I needed an estate car; I had ummed and ahhed about Audi Avants for years but I eventually stumbled upon this, one the 64 UK manual cars, a 1995 540i Touring with a six speed manual gearbox; Orientblau with black leather. I changed the comfort seats to sports seats and hoped I would keep it forever as it was immaculate... until it got written by a sleepy taxi driver.

 

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So how do you replace a 540i/6 Touring? With an M5 Touring of course. 1993 in black, black, blackity black  - it lasted until the engine blew and the bodywork was too crusty to justify trying to save it...

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I still needed an estate so while this got scrapped my Alpina addiction followed my E24 and E34 addiction so I found this, a 2001Alpina B10 V8 Touring in Individual steel grey with Individual silver-grey leather; it's been a little poorly of late but I still have it...

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Over the years I had read about a very rare E34 Alpina Touring - the B10 4.6 of which one solitary car was made in rhd. When it popped up for sale I dropped everything and bought it...

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Of course I wasn't yet done with my Alpina addiction and I felt I needed a V12 in my life so after years of tracking the cars down I found the B12 I wanted; an E38 Alpina B12 5.7 Langversion, one of just two cars ordered for the UK...

 

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Of all those cars above I still have five of them, and my wife has a 435d Cabriolet as her daily driver.

 

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SuperDave; not greedy Dave, just rubbish at selling cars. The sum purchase prices of 5 of the cars in that picture cost less than one of those cars.

 

535iAndrew; they're pictured where they're kept.

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^^^^^^^Same here,saw it in the flesh at a NW meet up a fews ago,Stunning!!

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The only BMW I've ever owned and will probably ever own. Never selling.

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I’ll look out pics of my other E28’s and E30’s. 

Currently driving an immaculate 528i in Opal Green Metallic and loving being back in an old car again after 5 years of driving a 2013 Merc E350 coupe and a 2006 E46 M3. 

I also have a soft spot for these: this had 250k miles on it and drove and looked like new. 

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