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About paulo

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    e36 328i 5-spd Motorsport
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  1. Ahh, it has been snapped up fairly quickly. Was losted for a fair price, I think. The last one of similar spec that I saw for sale on TradeMe sold for about $32k - $34k from memory. A nice , genuine NZ new factory 6-speed manual Phoenix Yellow with just less than 100,000km.
  2. This one here looks like it ticks most of your boxes: Not NZ New, but in my experience UK imports are fairly honest. They go through a rigorous inspection process around potential rust issues as part of the compliance process .
  3. At $24,150 it's sitting within 15% of the reserve price - I'm guessing it has a $25k reserve. Hopefully someone here will snap it up for that...
  4. I had a look at this M5 the other day and can confirm that the Turners photos definitely do not do this car justice. It is probably one of the best examples that you could find in NZ. Great overall condition, not super-mint, but obviously very well cared for and totally original as far as I can see. The idea of a grey interior with Violet exterior sounds not so great on paper, but in the flesh I think that it actually works. It has seude side bolsters (a little rubbed up on the drivers seat, but nowhere near wearing through) and "M-rain" grey fabric inserts. Gear knob would need replacing to tidy it up, and the steering wheel is a little shiny, but otherwise looking very clean and way better than any e34 interior that I have seen recently. If I owned it, the first thing I would do would be to change the chrome detailing around the side windows to Shadowline black. And probably delete the lower silver grey trim to body colour. And put some proper tyres on it (has some Bridgestone "Sporty Style" Japanese import numbers on it) I have attached a few slightly better photos.
  5. This Manual M3 is in Chch: I know Phoenix Yellow is not quite the grey / black colour you are after, but I don't think you could get much better than this particular example. NZ New, low Kms, good history, and low ownership. I've seen and driven it and can confirm that it is in very good order. I've driven 5 previously, and this would have to be the best of the lot. And remember, Phoenix Yellow is just one vinyl wrap away from becoming the colour of your choice!
  6. Hi Adrian, i have one - Sedan type with 2004 manufacture date. I don't know if it is the folding type - I suspect not, as it only has a single ribbon cable with 3 pins on the connector. Very good condition - colour looks like "SteelGrau" / Steel Gray. It was from a Motorsport version, so it has the High Gloss Shadowline finish to the triangular mounting plate (gloss black paint finish) Cheers Paul
  7. Hi there, I have one - In Christchurch - not actively for sale, but may consider selling for the right offer - above your maximum price however... 1997 328i Motorsport Coupe Factory 5-speed manual (ZF box as used in M3) NZ New 178,xxx km Very tidy inside and out Full black leather Motorsport interior, leather door cards, some wear on driver's seat, black headlining is mint, non smoker vehicle from new, no sunroof! 3-spoke Motorsport steering wheel, genuine M3 door mirrors, rare CD43 head unit. I have owned for about 4 years, (168,000Km) - previous owner for about 10 years, plenty of history and receipts. I think it has had 3 to 4 owners in total (excluding dealers - the previous owner bought it as a certified used BMW from Shelly BMW in Wellington). It spends 95% of its time in the garage, hence the thought of selling. The plan was to have this as a "keeper", however I have recently purchased an e46 M3 project that is demanding garage space. A bit of a dilemma for me, as I suspect that these e36 328i Motorsport Coupes will go the same way price-wise as good M-tech II e30 325i Coupes. I replaced the engine at approx 168,000 with the same type of engine from a NZ New 2.8L 1997 Z3 with a genuine 75,000km (documented). New genuine Sachs clutch kit at same time, along with genuine BEHR Radiator, Contitech belts etc. Well maintained, plenty of other Genuine BMW parts fitted over the years. Runs perfectly, an absolute pleasure to drive. New Toyo Proxies 225/45x16s fitted to reconditioned and straightened genuine AC Schnitzer type 1 alloys (16 x 8) New front brake hoses just fitted and fresh brake fluid, new WOF issued on 22/12/16 Front bumper needs plastic welding and repaint to sharpen up appearance (had a minor incident with a wheelie bin!) Bonnet has plenty of stone chips that have been touched up. I have 2 x new genuine Hella fog lights and a new M3 lower grille insert to fit once bumper refinished. A re-spray of the bonnet would make this car perfect. Driver's door central locking actuator starting to play up, otherwise everything else works 100% Apologies for the poor photos - please PM me if you are interested. Regards, Paul
  8. Thanks Hans - have you narrowed down your search to any particular suppliers in the UK?
  9. Hi there, Does anyone know of a damaged e46 M3 with good running gear that might be for sale? I need engine, 6-speed gearbox, driveshaft, engine bay parts and front loom, so I figure that a complete car will be a more economical way to go. I have an otherwise complete e46 M3 that was a factory 6-speed manual that I need to put these bits into in order to make it a runner. It looks like the cheapest option is to bring in a lightly damaged car from Japan, (possibly LHD?) but before I go down that path I thought i'd see if there was anything available in NZ. Would prefer manual to SMG in order to minimise further cost / complexities. Many thanks Paul
  10. I see that this one has just been listed. Looks like a great example :
  11. Just be sure that you purchase RHD versions. On eBay, most will be from LHD vehicles - they have different base plates - will fit up to RHD just fine, but will be set at the wrong angle (ask me how I know!) Regards Paul
  12. Hi there, I need to have my e36 Coupe headlining re-done in the factory Motorsport black / anthracite fabric. I'm in Christchurch, and wondering if anyone can recommend an auto trimmer here that could do the job using the correct type of fabric (colour and thickness). Would ideally like to have a finish as close as possible to the factory finish (the "A" and "C" pillars are good, so would look to keep those untouched) Alternatively I would be interested if anyone knows of a NZ or international source that I could contact for purchasing a couple of metres of the genuine OEM fabric, and I would have a go at doing it myself (using the correct 3M adhesive etc) Cheers Paul
  13. FCP Euro have shipping prices to NZ for a lot less than Pellican...not as much product range though.
  14. Hi there - I have a 1429373 from a 328i M52. $100 Please PM me if you are interested Cheers Paul
  15. Hi there, Sorry - not a BMW parts question, but just wondering if anyone here knows of an Audi S3 being parted out that has some front end parts available - Bumper, xenon headlights, radiator support panel. radiator, AC condensor Parts are for a 2003 8L version (facelift 2000 - 2003 model). Some of the parts may be the same as a standard A3 Any pointers would be appreciated. Would consider any UK or other overseas sources also. Many thanks Paul