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leonf last won the day on June 8 2018

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About leonf

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    Palmerston North
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    clio v6
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    LOTS!! (ask HellBM)
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    BMW M3 Touring (exHellBM)
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    peugeot 205 GTI-C

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  1. leonf

    E87 M Sport with DCT/S65 Hellbm Project

    And approx the same (circa $35k) for an e82 bodyshell??
  2. leonf

    Mystery M-Coupe

    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.
  3. leonf

    Could be a Bargin 135i $1 Reserve

    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.........
  4. leonf

    1990 E30 325i SE

    wow, sharp photography with a really nice subject!!
  5. leonf

    I'm back...

    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.........
  6. 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.
  7. leonf

    It's very nice but is it $38k nice?..

    ok,,,,had a look at all the offerings from this TradeMe seller. Some nice, desirable, bits of kit here. The seller seems to have some good contacts (in Japan?). Prices seem very high though the cars on offer are presented well. Nothing exceptional in regards to collectability or really low km's imo however. As usual, the market will decide on the true value of these cars, and I suspect that, at these prices, these vehicles may sit a while before being sold at lower values.
  8. leonf

    S54 M-Coupe Anyone?

    Gee -- fast or last in this world, huh? For those of us in the market for a Z3M (pref s54) in NZ I suspect this sale may well have signalled to other sellers that this kind of price tag (ie, getting up there toward UK prices) is becoming the norm........
  9. leonf

    a 4 door M3 CS for sale now

    so, balancerider, you must mean THIS then............
  10. leonf

    SPOTTED! The official thread

    The Clio IS epic!! And you should see the Triumph locked away in the garage........us old fellas starting to accumulate $$ later in life desperately trying to re-live their lost youth!
  11. leonf

    SPOTTED! The official thread

    I must admit I love the M3 (clone), but I will die with the Clio for sure!!
  12. leonf

    SPOTTED! The official thread

    yep, that was me ....... guilty as charged. Had an away day from PalmNth. The m3 Touring is a HellBM build and one that has had its fair share of discussion on this very site. We dont get out much, but hoping to change that over the course of the summer.
  13. leonf

    Couple of Rides spotted recently :-)

    hey Phil "just got another Z4M Coupe" - you are a man of exquisite automotive taste (and humble with it!!). I reckon most of us would be happy with that..... Happy to say I have never come close to any v6 lift off oversteer, but probably because I am more of a Grandad behind the wheel than I should be!! cheers,,,,,,,,,,leon f
  14. leonf

    Couple of Rides spotted recently :-)

    hey Phil (OP) here is a couple of shots of your old car. Sold to me in 2011 and still in love with it!! cheers leonf
  15. leonf

    Ultimate ex’s revenge........

    Actually what sharonprentice on TM SHOULD be doing is contacting the buyer of the ex's (?) 2015 Lamborghini (ffs!) and offering the keys to him. You can guarantee he paid a not insignificant sum for the vehicle. Or at least allow him to buy it from her.....and not play silly games on an auction site.