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MadeinWigan last won the day on April 5 2017

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About MadeinWigan

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    Avus Blue E34 540i/6 Touring

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  1. MadeinWigan

    Rare beast E34 540/6 Touring

    I went to see the techno violet one that they have. I think the chaps are Polish, their English is way bettter than my Polish! They are into their cars, the price is strong but if you really want an e34 540i/6t you have to pay for it these days.
  2. MadeinWigan

    Buying an e39 M5.

    That’s interesting, I went to see the same car last week and had the same thoughts. The sills were showing rust spots all along, the tailgate lock area had been rust repaired but the number plate lights ignored. Bad rust repair of the drivers side rear arch, dull paint. Even though it was a state I really liked it but it would be a money pit and without speaking to the previous owner there was no way of knowing what work had been carried out, the folder of invoices was sketchy. £6k sounds about right as a trade sale gamble but the costs to bring it up to standard would mean buying a cleaner, lower mileage car would be more cost effective. It was a no from me.
  3. MadeinWigan

    Alpina B10 V8 - SOLD

    It’s a bad time of year to be selling a Caterham but there’s been some interest. Who do you insure the B10 with?
  4. MadeinWigan

    Alpina B10 V8 - SOLD

    I want to get back into a V8 5 series and this is tempting me. Have to sell a car first unfortunately. If
  5. MadeinWigan

    E34 M5 Touring restoration

    Oh deary me, that is fantastic.
  6. MadeinWigan

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    Congratulations, job well done.
  7. MadeinWigan

    Trackday e34s anyone ??

    I love a good E34 but as a road car rather than a track car. I get the most enjoyment from sub 1000kg cars on track as they change direction so well and generally have more feel. I suppose they might be quite fun on some of the more open tracks like Silverstone and Spa but for me i’d want one for the road.
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    2004 E61 545i 6 speed £2,500

    Sold to a couple of real car enthusiasts. I hope it’s good fun for you. Hope you get sorted Gareth, the car is staying pretty local so you may get another chance in the future.
  9. MadeinWigan

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    I don’t know about that Scott, highlight of the MOT was a brake line splitting. It’s a rough diamond! Your car looks to be a great one, i’d Love one in that sort of condition.
  10. MadeinWigan

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    Was just thinking the same Duncan.
  11. MadeinWigan

    BMW E34 540i/6T BH15021

    Part of the back box unfortunately.
  12. MadeinWigan

    BMW E34 540i/6T BH15021

    Interesting, thanks Kevin, i’ll not rip it out for now. I’m weighing up my options at the moment, I really need to get underneath and see how much welding is needed. I gave the boot a clean, small steps but it already looks better. Then I started the engine and, oh my, the noise is fantastic even though the tailpipe looks ridiculous!
  13. MadeinWigan

    BMW E34 540i/6T BH15021

    It felt like putting on a favourite pair of shoes. Even in its current state it feels great, lots of feel, plenty of power and lots of lovely V8ness. The 545i is in better condition, far more competent in almost every respect but ultimately it doesn’t have the feel that any e34 has and I prefer the e34 for my sins. i believe that there is a lovely lsd fitted at the factory Kevin, no idea if it still locks or not but it needs a fluid and gasket change at the least. I really don’t know what to do with it, it would take a good chunk of money to get the bodywork sorted and a decent respray along with all of the trim pieces. I know it needs a bit if welding as well as some other small jobs before it passes an MOT. The previous owner wanted it to survive, that’s my main priority so if someone fancies a project i’m All ears.
  14. MadeinWigan

    BMW E34 540i/6T BH15021

    Yeah, pretty scary!