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leonf last won the day on November 12 2021

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    Palmerston North
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    clio v6 (phase 2)
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    100% stock
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    1973 Mazda rx2 Coupe
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    '84Fiat Strada130tcAbarth

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  1. It's not on TradeMe, but it IS on Ebay usa (but it IS rhd). Nice car in the right colour and great mods Would love to see it here in NZ!! https://www.ebay.com/itm/185245357261?hash=item2b217bd4cd:g:xgEAAOSwVidh1x9a&mkcid=1&mkrid=711-53200-19255-0&siteid=0&campid=5338535179&customid=&toolid=10001&mkevt=1&ul_ref=https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1&fbclid=IwAR2Ho_QKakh0_AGvKH70mASrUQUeAUp8oe61Y93o8FXMpoohydz8ZQPxE_w
  2. Welcome, Boston. Amazing to me that the Alfa was a write off with that damage. I'm guessing its value was not too high, and we all know the cost of repairs in this country is horrendous. All it really means is there are a lot of vehicles meeting premature deaths here. Shame.
  3. Ryan from Brisbane now owns the car. Money paid, and car gone. A very nice transaction from my point of view to a genuine car guy who I am very confident will enjoy and look after the car. It will stay in NZ for a short time at least until the Aus logistics are sorted.
  4. If you click on "sellers other listings" on the TM listing you will see why the seller is not interested in any swaps. Some impressive machinery right there.
  5. you mean this one.........?? It's my DD.
  6. Shamefully - I do not know the answer to that question. Betcha that Ray @ HellBM does..........
  7. exhaust wise - how noisy?? Car has an Agency Power back box installed. Reasonably muted in the cabin, but some refined spits and burbles from the exterior. I would describe the car as a 'Gentlemans Grand Tourer", but that probably describes my personal driving style as opposed to what this car can do! Hope the crypto market picks up sooner rather than later. Currently at $72nzd, so THIS for well less tha 1 BTC seems a bargain..........
  8. FOR SALE: $55,000NZD or Bitcoin equivalent. **SOLD** Car is now SOLD pending payment to Ryan in Brisbane. (Dec22) It appears you gotta be fast in this current market! e46 M3 Touring SMG RHD tribute car based on the variant they never produced! (well, just the one concept car). Built in 2015 by HellBM in Auckland using a donor M3 and 318i Motorsport Touring. Featuring M3 or better spec this car has everything from rear view mirror to M3 spare wheel well delete. It is as close to the concept M3 Touring as you will get. There is an extensive thread that followed the build process right here on Bimmersport. Browsing the thread is better than me listing everything that has been done on this car. There are additional tasteful modifications completed by WerksGarage since the HellBM build that include: Recaro SR7 front seats trimmed in M-Sport fabric CSL-style alcantara steering wheel Dynavin navigation with Bluetooth & rearview camera Porsche-sourced Brembo calipers front and rear CSL 2-piece front brake rotors Pagid RS19 brake pads Adjustable front camber/caster plates BMW E9X M3 19" staggered rims Michelin PS4S tyres The car is also currently presented with: Bilstein PPS10 adjustable suspension CSL reflash engine DME CSL reflash on the SMG DME Auto Blip New clutch New starter New battery Sold with current WOF and REGO The car is LVVT certified for all modifications This is the "one car to do it all". Fit kids seats, carry all the gear and still do trackdays. I'm only selling to get finance my way into a 1M ... otherwise I would keep it! Asking price is cents in the dollar on the input. This car is in pristine condition and so very unique, I challenge you to find another! Car is located in Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND. Happy to assist with PPI, transport, etc. Best way of informing yourself of the quality of this build (the rear panels took 6 days to fabricate!) is to read the build thread on Bimmersport.co.nz. https://bimmersport.co.nz/topic/50043-e46- The car was featured on Pistonheads back in 2018. https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=1715725#message1 And again here on the WerksGarage site showing some of the post-HellBM improvements https://werksgarage.co.nz/blogs/news/one-car-to-do-it-all I can discuss the possibility of accepting Bitcoin as payment. WhatsApp +64 221937529
  9. 29 unanswered questions. On an auction that specifically says "call me - don't ask questions on TM". Difficult to see anybody pushing the Buy Now button on this one.
  10. gosh RS2 Avant. The one with the Porsche 2.2 turbo motor and running gear. Holy Grail for the Audi brand. Think it was the very first RS model. Rare, appreciating, and awesome. Wouldn't swap my BMW for a lot of cars - but maybe one of these.
  11. "Rarity is what gives great value to everyday objects, and the desire to make a profit is what makes a person buy an item with no practical use or artistic merit simply because it is guaranteed to go up in value over time. I'm not going to mention Bitcoin " Don't wish to kidnap the thread, but I'm happy to mention Bitcoin. Well, maybe not Bitcoin spescifically. But I'm happy to disagree with your flippant dismissal of Bitcoin. The general tech behind Bitcoin, ie Blockchain Technology, will change the way we live and interact with each other both socially and in business in the medium and long term future. Kind of like EV's really. Either get on board, or get out of the way, but one thing is for sure - you won't be able to avoid it.
  12. 6sp manual for a car like this may not be in keeping with the absolute desire to have the car as fast as it can possibly be (see earlier text "Sidenote: DCT will give at least a car length gain on a Manual with each gear change."), but is definitely in keeping with what most car guys see as the ultimate driving configuration with the most driver interaction / feedback with the vehicle, ie with a 3rd pedal. Good choice.
  13. Average Aus prices are already in that bracket. I owned a Peugeot 205gti for over 10 years waiting patiently for it to get to UK prices (and enjoying it along the way), but it never really happened with that car. I suspect though that you may be right with the e46 m3 prediction. Certainly the e30 prices are showing the way.
  14. I am an old fart, and drive/treat my cars like babies if truth be known. The treatment given to this m5 in that video (assuming it's the same car, and I think it is) is just simply disrespectful. As a result, I wouldn't touch it with a 10' bargepole. I MAY be out of touch. But I suspect not, and if I am representative of my era/generation then there goes 75% of the potential market for that car.
  15. You guys all make it sound all pretty easy to do the smg >>> 6sp manual swap in an m3. Not to disparage at all, and no doubt we are talking a good job,,,,,,,,,but if it's all that easy, why do the pros want almost $5k to do the swap????
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