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About 02Anders

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  • Birthday 01/09/1976

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    BMW 330Ci Sport & a few classic BMW's too.
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    Classic BMW's, classic cars in general and historic motorsports

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  1. Hi guys, I honestly haven't been particularly active on this forum. Not near as active as I had anticipated anyway. Guess I've just been too busy with the upkeep of my classic BMW's. Currently I've just brought my hillclimb/sprint 2002 back to a bare shell and she will now receive a full resto with fresh paint and all... Anyway, as for my 330Ci Sport, the past 18 months of ownership have really been very uneventful - that's of course a good thing! The E46 just gets on with the job and seems to never set a foot wrong. I had the Bilstein B12 Pro-Kit installed, and I'm really quite impressed with the result. Not really a harder ride than the stock Sport suspension, but somehow it manages to be more composed when pushing on a bit on undulating back roads. Also treated her to a set of four new Conti Sport tyres recently - I prefer them over the Pirelli's that were on her when I bought her... However, I've decided the time has come to sell. For some reason - despite having more than 50 posts - it seems that I can't start a thread in Cars for sale area, so I guess this will have to do for now... I will no doubt miss her! But I currently have all of nine cars on the drive, and that's really waaaay too many. So at least two will have to be sold - maybe even three... The thing is, I've decided to focus my attention on bringing my '81 BMW M535i back to its former glory. It's going to cost both time and £££'s, but it'll be worth it. Once done, I'm going to do something a little controversial, and actually attempt to drive the M535i as my daily! It'll be a bit of an experiment, trying to use a classic car as a daily, but if any daily can put up with this treatment, I'm sure a M30-engined E12 is as good a choice as any. So long story short... If you're interested in a very clean, original and unmolested E46 330Ci Sport, mine is now up for grabs! I sincerely hope she will go to a good home that will continue to treat her as well as I and the three previous owners clearly have. The very first post in this thread has more information about the specs of the car. Since buying her 18 months ago, I've added about 10k miles so mileage is now approx. 66,000 miles and still with full service history. I'll be looking for £ 4,950 which will include a fresh MOT (she's already booked in for one...) If you're interested, you can email me on: ab (a) viaretro dot com
  2. Looks very clean!! Sometimes I actually think I might prefer the saloon over the coupé. Especially when as tidy as this one looks...
  3. Not a lot of people know this about Santa either... http://www.viaretro.co.uk/2017/12/does-santa-drive-a-classic/
  4. So if that's the case, then enlighten me. Let's have your argument as to why my two statements are not factually correct. Simply stating that I am wrong is quite frankly not going to cut it...
  5. Fair and square mate. Luckily we all have varying taste - just imagine how boring it would be if we all liked the same things...
  6. I guess it's a matter of opinion then, as I would arguably say the same about your reply...
  7. HaHaHa... I must have been so focused on those very cool center pieces to the leather seats in @daboy E46, that I totally missed looking at the rest of the interior...!! But there you go - Light Beige leather with Black Carbon Cube trim must have been a factory option then. It actually works much better together than I had expected. But still, having seen it now - I think I'll do as both @Ruesta and @Benji83 suggest, and stick with my Myrtle Wood trim. Heh... not to your liking, I take it...? The funny thing is, in the US they tend to really love their tan interiors! Even combined with white paintwork, which I honestly find a rather mis-matched combo. But here in Europe, a beige interior is often quite an acquired taste. Personally though I tend to like them as long as it's combined with a dark exterior colour such as black, dark blue, dark green or perhaps a deep burgundy of sorts. Each to his own...
  8. Back from the days when I was heavily into trackways with my E36, I seem to vaguely recall people doing this to get a more direct and positive response from the clutch...
  9. Well that's what you get for buying cheap coil-overs! A coil-over suspension is always going to lead to a harsher ride quality than a stock set-up. But if you buy a high quality branded product, then it really shouldn't be unbearable. With the cheap-as-chips product you have bought, I struggle to see how you could expect anything but the given result...?? You're sadly unlikely to ever achieve a decent result, but your best bet is probably to set it at it's highest setting with the softest damping possible. It's down to physics - the harder and lower you set the suspension, the less weight-transfer you will get - i.e. weight transferred to rear wheels during acceleration, the outside set of wheels during cornering and the front wheels during braking. This inevitably will lead to less traction, unless it's a high quality product which has been finely tuned & tested to your specific car. In realworld terms, a coil-over set-up is really only of any use on smooth racetracks - certainly not on British pot-holed roads.
  10. So the facts are: 1) it was a BMW. 2) it was not a E46. 3) it had twin exhausts with one barrel either side. There are a few options to choose from, but maybe a '78 - '82 BMW 323i E21...??
  11. Definitely silver grey with black hoses. Looks stealth...
  12. My thoughts exactly Ruesta. Well, mostly because I'm just not too sure that the beige leather and the black cube will compliment each other particularly well. Though I would still love to see an example of beige with cube if anyone has that combo...
  13. Okay, so from the centre of the wheel badge to the arch is 360mm on the front and 345mm on the rear. Not sure if the rear measurement is of any use to you, as arches may be different from coupe to touring.
  14. Definitely been lowered! Here's my stock Sport suspension... If need be, I could try measuring the distance from tyre to wheel arch for you. Is yours on coilovers?
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