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sharkfan last won the day on June 8

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About sharkfan

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    Guildford
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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

    Trump, like him or loath him?

    So what do you Trump supporters think about his weekend racist tweets about the elected Congresswomen American citizens who 'should go back home'?
  2. sharkfan

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    Just rolled over 165,000 miles at the weekend; original engine and transmission, minimal restoration and sill welding, long may she run as good she always has done.
  3. sharkfan

    Cricket wow what a game

    Jaw dropping ending to an edge of the seat game. Epic. Well done both teams for the best one day game ever played.
  4. sharkfan

    My e34 M5 Elekta Touring

    Glorious car Dave and in fabulous condition - though I would have a preference for the Sterling Silver over Ultramarine Elekta if I ever won the lottery. That green and tobacco does look beautiful together.
  5. sharkfan

    M5 Touring with McLaren F1 engine!

    Seeing that E34 M5 saloon on ebay with the S62 dropped in has made me dream of a rhd Touring with an S62 in it... Shame there's no actual pictures of the E34 Touring Mclaren mule.
  6. sharkfan

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    I did look at that one too, lovely colour combo. I also remember the 525i Touring that had ended up with an M30 3.5 under the bonnet - is that still around somewhere?
  7. sharkfan

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    Welcome to the E34 appreciation society
  8. sharkfan

    Its been a while / valuation please

    The only real example's for compison are E28's; how much would a manual gearbox E28 535i be worth in comparison to an E28 M5 or E28 Alpina B9 3.5? The answer sadly, even if it was low mileage and excellent condition like your E34 example, is nowhere near as much as the flagship cars. Please don't anyone think I am dismissing the desirability or dynamic ability and enjoyment you can get from an E34 540i or E28 (or E34) 535i as they are all great cars, but you asked about its value and the market is what it is and knows what it likes. I know from my own experience that I would still own my E34 540i/6 Touring to this day had it not been written off because it did everything so very well, and the number of E28 based 635CSi's I have owned would be dynamically no different from the E28 cars themselves. As for rarity, I recall there were just 64 rhd manual gearbox E34 540i Tourings and I think about four times as many saloons so perhaps a few hundred, but those numbers would have diminished significantly as collectors sought to save the flagship/premium models in preference. IMHO the only real value in a model lower down the range is in keeping it ultra-low mileage, almost time-warp immaculate original condition and then in a few years hoping you find someone that feels the same as you do... and is willing to pay a premium to keep it in exactly the same ultra-low mileage immaculate original condition. In short, it has to become a complete garage queen for any amount of miles reduces its value...
  9. sharkfan

    Its been a while / valuation please

    As said above, there os nothing '///M' about it if it is a UK car - it is just a 540i. You say Recaro seats but I have only ever seen those in an E34 Alpina; do you mean Sports seats?
  10. sharkfan

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    I went all the way to Glasgow many years ago to look at the blue with beige 3.6 rhd M5 Touring, as well as coming close to buying the 3.8 Avus rhd Touring conversion and also the 3.8 purple rhd Touring conversion; it was never quite the right deal but I have my 4.6 to console me in my grief of missing out.
  11. sharkfan

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    Isn't that the car Mr Olias had up for sale a little while ago?
  12. sharkfan

    Does anyone collect car brochures?

    I've got a pretty comprehensive collection of E24 brochures, pricelists and colour charts from 1976 to 1989 which I keep for reference, as well as reasonable set of UK Alpina brochures and pricelists including some quite rare stuff dated before 1999. I have some later BMW and ///M brochureswhich I ought to get rid of as well as some odd brochures of cars I've owned or was thinkin about buying... Original Audi S4/S6, Opel Ascona C, Scooby Impreza WRX, late BMW E23, Ford Orion Mk2 etc...
  13. sharkfan

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    The AC is genuinely icy cold too after last years renewal of condensor, drier, a few pipes and the fan.
  14. sharkfan

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    Early morning MoT pass (no advisories) for the Alpina so today is already a great day!
  15. sharkfan

    Replacing my blower motor

    WD40, for all its worth, dries out to leave no lubrication; a couple of drops of 3-in-one oil or even engine oil on the bearings will last a much longer time.
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