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leonf last won the day on June 8 2018

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    Palmerston North
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    clio v6
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    BMW M3 Touring (exHellBM)
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    peugeot 205 GTI-C

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  1. the desire here is completely OTT the wallet is muttering in the background........'hey, hold on just a second'.
  2. I have been under a rock, obviously, as this is my very first visit to this thread.......wtf?? Love your work and enthusiasm Richard!! Wish I had your skills and spare time to achieve what will be an awesome result. When the Touring (finally) hits the road - gimme a buzz. I am also in PalmNth. We can do a wee cruise and show the locals what a true e46 Touring build looks like (in my case done by HellBM). Just promise not to embarrass my comparative lack of horsepower!!
  3. Anybody ever considered a diesel Mini?? It's almost a kind of BMW....... Ignoring RUC, they must be hellishly inexpensive on fuel??
  4. If $120k is in the ball park -- count me in!!
  5. leonf

    Official M3 Touring?

    I can vouch for the uber - coolness of an M3 Touring. Would like to see more of them.........
  6. I can appreciate the time, expertise, and money gone into this. But cannot for the life of me understand why anybody would go to all that drama and then sell the vehicle (or at least try to, on TM ffs!!) with a mere 5000km on it. Why not enjoy your pride and joy??
  7. leonf

    2011 LCI E93 M3

    thinning the herd, Ray?? Or just making room for some new stock?
  8. I bought a really well priced Triumph Jack Pine scrambler off BAT a wee while ago. Almost a bargain, until you get it to the Compliance Nazi's here in NZ!! The really low mileage Z3M red car that sold on BAT a couple of months ago for circa $95kusd has given all other Z3m owners a very inflated view of their own cars value. But, in fairness, it does seem the place for sellers to be given the popularity of the site. The z3 coupe that sold for $12k was a 3.0i, with a USA tune (ie, bugger all hp) and overpriced even at that low figure!! imho.
  9. leonf

    Z3M Personal Plate

    Does this mean the recently acquired Z3m car itself is/will be on the backburner before long??
  10. And approx the same (circa $35k) for an e82 bodyshell??
  11. I have a keen interest in purchasing a Z3 M Coupe. Have had for years.....sadly. I know a little about importing cars from the UK (see my owned vehicles). A purchase price of $50k nzd for a UK based car will result in a total, vinned and on the road in NZ, price of probably $20k nzd over the initial purchase price. It's a nice car, for sure. But it makes the $80k nz new s54 sold by Duttons in ChCh a few weeks ago look like a better deal.
  12. I actually love $1 reserve auctions, and mucho kudos to HellBM for running this one under those conditions. IMO this kind of thing kind of sets a benchmark for a true market driven referable price point for these cars. Anybody serious about a 135i can now point to this (really nice) example and say, with confidence, that is what the NZ market thinks these vehicles are worth. And therefore the $20k (or whatever) you are asking may be a little optimistic.........
  13. leonf

    1990 E30 325i SE

    wow, sharp photography with a really nice subject!!
  14. Good advice, polley. And what you are suggesting is NOT actually illegal. Whilst it is illegal to not have an operating speedometer in NZ, it is not mandatory to have a functioning odometer - even in a diesel (ruc paying) vehicle. Something I learned from the VTNZ people when I recently vinned a US origin motorcycle with a digital speedo that nobody could get the odo working on.........
  15. Welacome, long time lurker. From a fellow Manawatu Touring owner.......... Get in touch if you are keen to get together at the Feb 17 Shannon show & shine.
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