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About Captain Beaky

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  • Birthday 08/10/1969

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    Llanelli, West Wales
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    Old Cars and Slow Birds
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    Old Shark Doctor

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    E28 525e, 528i, M535i, Dolly Sprint, E30 Turbo E39-535i, 530d Touring

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  1. Captain Beaky

    E28 Prices!!

    Oh! you switched allegiance Bad Man No Argument here and to prove the points above the BDA's are so far & few they now command stella prices but it's still a bare bones escort at the end of the day. The sprints were never aimed at BDA's but at their direct competitors the RS200 mk1 or 2 and the BMW 2002, but unfortunately both the RS and 2002 prices soared while the stigma of BL stifled the sprint and having owned all 3 the only thing better about the RS was the handling and the fact the uprated spares were readily available everywhere and much cheaper than triumph stuff. On the subject of fords a friend of mine has a BDC and sleeps with a BDX head under his bed its the only one i've ever seen one The Dolomite Sprint has been described as "the world's first mass-produced multi-valve car".[10] Multi-valve engines had first appeared in 1912, with the most recent prior to the release of the Sprint engine being the Cosworth BDA (1969) and Lotus 907 (1972), but they had not been not used in mass-production vehicles until after the introduction of the Dolomite Sprint.
  2. Captain Beaky

    E28 Prices!!

    I quite agree with your Lordship the Escorts in motorsport were superior although I don't recall them winning a touring car championship 1975 and yes did handle better although Sprints won the 2 litre class in the Lombard RAC rally 1975, and were the engines used in formula 3 by Nigel Mansell in 1979 but was referring to the Sprint as a better all round car. The world's first mass produced 16 valve engine First Mass produced multi valve engine to fitted in a family saloon British Design Council Award 1974 They had more power standard form, faster top speed, better ride quality, better refinements indeed a Gentleman's Conveyance not the yobish brigade in their escorts Having owned plenty of both as a yob and a grown up i would prefer the quality over brashness
  3. Captain Beaky

    E28 Prices!!

    Bang ON!!
  4. Captain Beaky

    E28 Prices!!

    Well Said Green Man However! Once Spring arrives I dust my 525E off and its used every time i am off work until November, I done 1500 trouble free miles to France and back, do that in a 1600i, Crapri, Scirocco or golf and it would be murder but they all sell for more than an E28 Why? Because of Nostalgia and the people buying them are of an age when they grew up looking and wishing they had these cars, now they have some money on the hip so its supply and demand. "Imo, they're just buckets to stay well clear off" that's just talking shit! you could say that about any car from the same era Values - My 525e was valued at £7k by independant valuers, they were given the evidence, the pictures, the history so why should i sell it for a lot less? My Dolomite Sprint was valued at £5k, heritage registered car, equally as good condition, but how can that be when 70's Escorts are £20k even £30k + and they are not as good as a Sprint. It's Nostalgia again, but so what i get more pleasure and engagement from driving the Sprint than any of the above. Dunc buddy I hear what you say but TR6's Stags MG BGT's they all suffered because every man and his dog jumped on the bandwagon and was a classic car restorer in the 90's and there were a lot of very very bad cars out there, like pigs with lipstick, believe me i've been doing this for 36 years and it ruined the market for lots of cars that was the the biggest reason for the collapse in prices, stags are still suffering There will be a correction in the market but not for low end stuff. As for BMW 28 or 34 M5's and Alpinas these are exotic and will alway demand more, in contrast 911's there is a crash coming there for sure, too many pigs in lipstick again! BUT if a car was built in low numbers or not well built it will generally demand more money that's always been the case, look at the 131 mirafiori or Colt Lancer 2000 turbo if you can find one for sale its a fortune! Another factor that some people here don't appreciate is that 20 somethings have more money than we had at 20 and at the moment there is nothing cooler than mooching around in an uber cool eighties ride and the E30's E28's and the Japs, well these are the cool cars so they fetch more money. That's all i going to say on the matter other than you boys want to go to the Resto Show at the NEC in March and then tell me the classic car market is in trouble Nah!
  5. Captain Beaky

    Gradisca Coffee Machine

    This is a Gradisca coffee machine for Spares or Repair See pictures for model number This was a working machine until It was replaced with a 3 head unit and then put into storage, unfortunately the the two grounds heads were misplaced but are available to buy £150 These package will be quite heavy so collection prefered
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    Large Wooden Chest

    For Sale a Large Wooden Trunk/Chest Heavy duty with lockable latches and wheels It stands at about 6ft high Was used to transport stand alone kiosks so well made and foam padding inside Can be used for transporting delicate gods or a retro coffee table £150 These package will be quite heavy so collection prefered
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    LPG Pump and Motor

    LPG pump and motor for filling a LPG car I bought this pump a few years ago from a mate as a spare for filling my car as he sold his lpg car. I've now sold mine too so it is surplus to requirement. I never had the need to use the pump, it's been dry stored in my garage. £120 These package will be quite heavy so collection prefered however i can deliver along the M4 corridor as far as Uxbridge If required i can arrange a courier at cost
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    E28 M535i Rear Bumper

    For Sale 1 x Rear M535i Bumper This is a genuine BMW Motorsport part, i bought it for the metal bumper inside so this is the main apron minus the bumper, you will have to use your own. The car it was removed from did have a tow bar so there is a cut out in the apron, see the pictures £120 These package will be quite large so collection prefered however i can deliver along the M4 corridor as far as Uxbridge If required i can arrange a courier at cost
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    E39 Breyton Bodykit

    Can't believe i still got these I have not seen this type of kit for sale anywhere else. The front does not cover the fog lights like the Alpina, this kit is for the pre facelift and fits properly around the fog Bargain £120
  10. Beige door panels minus the centres, handles, glove box and steering under cowl Can deliver along the M4 corridor as far as Uxbridge also as far as southend-on-Sea £80
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    E28 M5 Door Cards

    One set of E28 M5 door cards Very good condition no rip or tears, no marks This auction is for the cards only no other trim I can deliver along the M4 corridor and as far as Southend for a small fee Don't miss out theses do not come up for sale in this condition very often £180
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    M5 Door Cards For Sale

    One set of E28 M5 door cards Very good condition no rip or tears, no marks This auction is for the cards only no other trim I can deliver along the M4 corridor and as far as Southend for a small fee Don't miss out theses do not come up for sale in this condition very often £180
  13. Captain Beaky

    E28 Beige Trim

    Beige door panels minus the centres, handles, glove box and steering under cowl £80 Can deliver along the M4 corridor as far as Uxbridge also as far as southend-on-Sea
  14. Captain Beaky

    New Addition to the Family

    Yep it is Gary's
  15. Captain Beaky

    New Addition to the Family

    Midlife crisis or trading up? call it what you will there is a new addition to the family. So with a heavy heart the Little Donkey is probably going up for sale. On Notify me of replies Preview Post Cancel Submit Topic Unread Content Mark site read Home Technical E28 1982-1988 Create New Topic
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