Secniv

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About Secniv

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    Vincent S
  • Location
    Hamilton
  • Car
    Alpina B5
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    LED Halos, Michelin Pilot Sports
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    1988 320i 2.5L manual
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    Previously 1974 2002Tii

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  1. Hi Will do you have a FL dash no cracks? interior door handle surround? rr tail light with good seal? Any 16" alloys?
  2. Hi I'm after a set of Alpina 16" 4x100 wheels. Prefer staggered 7j & 8j but will consider WHY Will also consider Oz Alpina replicas.
  3. Reckon you should get the Mother Theresa award 👍
  4. Tasty.. if only I had a car to put it in lol
  5. 16 owners! Last one repo and you have to wonder what the service history is like.
  6. Thanks Allan maybe something like this https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=1413418776 ? Not too far from you! Given it's milage more a driver than collectable? I was looking for a manual but I guess with the right manual box, shaft and LSD it would make a good project..
  7. Right they shaved quite a bit of weight off with that facelift plus they went to the M88 engine? How often do you see or get a "dog leg box" in?
  8. https://www.trademe.co.nz/1346734901 This has been sitting in storage for 17 years. Has rust rear left inner guard tower and outer front wing (prob inner too?). What do you think?
  9. Yes would like to see a photo. I understood there was one around Auckland wasn't sure what colour. cheers
  10. Thanks Pete Uses the 4.4L hand built by Alpina with some of their internals and with their sc feeding it.
  11. Yeah dealer in Auckland was selling it black on black if I recall. When i brought mine the Alpina register had one other in NZ now there are 4! At this rate will be setting up an NZ register lol
  12. Yes saw this and has the black interior. I believe this is the 4th into the country? With only 88k on the clock and a full service history it may be a good buy.
  13. Great seats looks like Alpina stripes where'd you find them? Know what they're out of?
  14. A bit like when you take that international flight sitting on the runway and then the pilot floors it on take-off... just a smooth, seamless rush of speed and then you realise you're flying lol
  15. Hey Nathan, Yes I was reading the comments as I was thinking about buying the B5. The different points of view was very entertaining You know the M5 had always been the epitome of motoring for me and I drove a lot of M5's before the B5 particularly, as you indicated it's rarity particularly in NZ. I believe there are or soon to be 4 here. And to be fair I would be driving an immaculate Blue E39 M5 or Black E61 M5 now if I'd had my ducks in a row at the time or it hadn't sold by the time I got there thankfully, as I hadn't driven the B5 by that stage. The sound of the V10 on song and on the edge is hard to beat but IMO unless you're going hard it would be hard to live with particularly the SMG around town, at least and based on the 10 odd M5's I drove. The E39 M5 also sounds great and a excellent drive but when I drove the B5 with all the power of the E61 M5 plus the extra torque, good handling and the Alpina conversion sold me. Having said that I was very wary of issues with the supercharger and the failures I had read about overseas. That the importance of using the right grade and type of oil at the prescribed service intervals is critical. Given the complete service history and work that had been carried out during it's life together with my mechanic saying inside the engine looked like new and the car had been well cared it was an easy decision and one I am very much enjoying. It has an easy life just occasional weekends and long trips. cheers ps. sorry I'm a noobie and forgot to quote ya