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ron ll
12-09-2014, 08:27 PM
...but I would like this for Christmas please.

http://www.hdwallpapersinn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/BMW-507_1.jpg

Paul Pless
12-09-2014, 08:32 PM
the last model they ever made with any real sense of style and charisma. . .

(shhh. . . i'm trolling for gatenby)

Gerarddm
12-09-2014, 08:34 PM
Not at all. The 3.0 CS coupe was and is exquisite.

WszystekPoTrochu
12-09-2014, 08:35 PM
Nice one, but don't be surprised to get this one instead

http://vader.joemonster.org/upload/qou/l_1305986f2187bed59bmw_isetta_250_1.jpg

ron ll
12-09-2014, 08:38 PM
Nice one, but don't be surprised to get this one instead



kind of looks like a lump of coal. :)

S.V. Airlie
12-09-2014, 08:38 PM
I want something in my stocking but, she wouldn't fit!

ron ll
12-09-2014, 08:41 PM
Hard to believe that 507 is a 1957.

Paul Pless
12-09-2014, 08:43 PM
kind of looks like a lump of coal. :)better than anything from the bangle era. . .

WszystekPoTrochu
12-09-2014, 08:45 PM
kind of looks like a lump of coal. :)

Which is what naughty kids are supposed to get, eh?

I kinda wasn't sure it's coal, it changes from place to place. I was told to get a willow rod - of course to witness it used on my naughty arse.

S.V. Airlie
12-09-2014, 08:49 PM
Which is what naughty kids are supposed to get, eh?

I kinda wasn't sure it's coal, it changes from place to place. I was told to get a willow rod - of course to witness it used on my naughty arse.Can you ake do with whip?

http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=HN.608034508982847759&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0

WszystekPoTrochu
12-09-2014, 08:53 PM
better than anything from the bangle era. . .

I dislike all BMW design (and type of drivers assigned to them here) in general, but I have to say GINA concept was more than ok.

Paul Pless
12-09-2014, 08:54 PM
you mean the vagina concept???

http://www.dieselstation.com/wallpapers/albums/BMW/GINA-Concept/bmw-gina-concept-2009-09.jpg

ron ll
12-09-2014, 09:02 PM
But if you can't find the 507 in time for Christmas, I'd settle for this.

http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--R0B6-7g6--/18n49sfcedqujjpg.jpg

C. Ross
12-09-2014, 09:12 PM
Well, I was with you on the 507.

To my eye, the latter resembles a Kharman Ghia after an over-enthusiastic breast augmentation.

http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/18248288.jpg

WszystekPoTrochu
12-09-2014, 09:12 PM
you mean the vagina concept???
You're getting coal for Christmas, too!

Reynard38
12-09-2014, 10:40 PM
The Z8 was also a very pretty car.
My Z3 based M Roadster is the most fun car I've ever owned.

All told I own, or have owned 6 BMW cars and 3 motorcycles. They have all been reliable good performing vehicles.

Stiletto
12-09-2014, 10:48 PM
I have an old E38 740i that is a pleasure to drive.

ron ll
12-09-2014, 11:00 PM
Well, I was with you on the 507.

To my eye, the latter resembles a Kharman Ghia after an over-enthusiastic breast augmentation.



Well first of all, I think the Kharman Ghia was a pretty nice design. But the Alfa Sprint Speciale was head and shoulders above it. :)

The Bigfella
12-09-2014, 11:19 PM
If you want a look-at-me car, buy a plastic chevvy stingray and some white shoes to go with it. If you want a car that's about the driving, buy one of the M Division's products.

I drove the same twisty road (half a dozen hairpins each way and lots of nice, more open, corners) in the old M5 today and had a lot more fun on it than I did yesterday on the BMW motorbike. Having the front wheel sliding yesterday wasn't met with the same feeling of control and enjoyment as the slides today. I spent a lot more time at or near 7,000 rpm today too....

The Bigfella
12-09-2014, 11:23 PM
I have an old E38 740i that is a pleasure to drive.

A mate of mine has one of those. Low mileage, bought quite cheaply. I suspect he's preparing one of his V12s for it. He's been playing with transplanting 4 valve M50 heads onto the old M70 V12s.

bobbys
12-09-2014, 11:26 PM
I dislike all BMWs and thier drivers.

Of course this comes with a disclaimer in that I cannot afford one and I yam a jeolous sort..

If I owned one I would be bragging all over town.

The Bigfella
12-09-2014, 11:30 PM
I dislike all BMWs and thier drivers.

Of course this comes with a disclaimer in that I cannot afford one and I yam a jeolous sort..

If I owned one I would be bragging all over town.


We can even find one for your budget. The old ones are much better than the American-styled ones anyhow.

moTthediesel
12-09-2014, 11:44 PM
I dislike all BMWs and thier drivers.

Of course this comes with a disclaimer in that I cannot afford one and I yam a jeolous sort..

If I owned one I would be bragging all over town.

I've got a '85 524TD sitting in my driveway with one flat tire that could be yours for $500 -- if that helps.

bobbys
12-09-2014, 11:44 PM
my friend has a BMW, a older one, I'm not sure of which kind it is, He said it was made for raceing but they had to sell some to the public.

I went for a ride and he drove like a crazy man so no more.

It felt as if I was sitting on a 2by4..

neighbor had a 90s model 6cyl, It was a sweet car, Inever would have thought of one but it was nice.

Only thing is there are no BMw mechanics Around here.

The Bigfella
12-10-2014, 12:30 AM
BMW Mechanics? Who needs one when you've got the internet? I rebuilt my car's engine.

As a matter of interest, I just said no to an offer to be the navigator in a BMW at Targa Tasmania... and no to the alternative to that... of entering my own car, as it looks like I'll be overseas.

My car has the engine that came out of this guy's other car. This is him at Targa Tassie. Ever seen a map of Tasmania, btw?

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff112/igatenby/E34Targa2-compressed_zpsdc6753fb.jpg (http://s240.photobucket.com/user/igatenby/media/E34Targa2-compressed_zpsdc6753fb.jpg.html)

RIP S.G.

Ted Hoppe
12-10-2014, 12:58 AM
I beleive I could be a modern batman in this BMW I8 Spyder.

http://www.bimmerpost.com/storyimages/a6fa400d-b2e7-7e45.jpg

Gerarddm
12-10-2014, 01:20 AM
I wouldn't kick that i8 out of bed...

:-)

purri
12-10-2014, 02:06 AM
But is the go button above the orifice?
you mean the vagina concept???

http://www.dieselstation.com/wallpapers/albums/BMW/GINA-Concept/bmw-gina-concept-2009-09.jpg

The Bigfella
12-10-2014, 03:15 AM
But is the go button above the orifice?

Why am I not surprised that you don't know the answer to that?

purri
12-10-2014, 04:05 AM
oh dear. more projection I see.

The Bigfella
12-10-2014, 04:51 AM
I've bought five BMWs so far... not one of them an automatic. I can't see me changing that.

Reynard38
12-10-2014, 06:45 AM
My "everyday" car is a 2001 330i. I bought it for $9000 from the original owner with 99,000 miles. She had taken very good care of the car and had all the service records back to day 1.
My mechanic performed a pre purchase inspection on the car and told me what it would need to go another 100k. Cooling system, cam sensors, oil pan gasket, PCV valve, belts and hoses and to be sure an alternator.
He services a lot of these cars and knows what breaks when.
I did all the work at once which saved me a big chunk of $$. Also put a new headliner in, had the leather redyed, and bought a nice set of 18" replica CSL wheels and new tires.
All tolled I've got $12,500 into the car and it's almost like new. It drives great, looks fantastic amd returns 30mpg on the highway, 23 in town. It's got 165,000 on it now. I plan on keeping it to 200k.
Oh I added a trailer hitch as well!


http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w16/Reynard38/Coquina17/imagejpg1-1.jpg (http://s172.photobucket.com/user/Reynard38/media/Coquina17/imagejpg1-1.jpg.html)

WszystekPoTrochu
12-10-2014, 09:50 AM
Those are the smallest trailer wheels I have ever seen. How much is it, 8" ?

Paul Pless
12-10-2014, 10:01 AM
look like 12's

Reynard38
12-10-2014, 10:22 AM
12's. Aluminum trailex trailer.

Figment
12-10-2014, 11:07 AM
Apart from the OP, I'd take the Isetta over any of the other cars in this thread :D

ahp
12-10-2014, 11:23 AM
Well, I was with you on the 507.

To my eye, the latter resembles a Kharman Ghia after an over-enthusiastic breast augmentation.

http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/18248288.jpg

I owned two Ggias. They were great on snow but a little slow on acceleration, 0 to 60 mph, 25 seconds.

Norman Bernstein
12-10-2014, 11:31 AM
.

http://www.hdwallpapersinn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/BMW-507_1.jpg

Personally, I wish car companies would bring back the body styles of the past... and put them on top of modern mechanicals. I honestly can't think of a single contemporary car which even comes close to matching the beauty of classics like this. (The only problem might be passing contemporary crash worthiness standards, which would force them to graft on some ugly bumpers)

Gary Davis
12-10-2014, 11:44 AM
I have an '84 6 series I use as a daily driver (when the roads aren't covered in snow). No problems except a few electronic glitches and still runs like a beast. I get about 25 mpg in town. I wish it was a little older. I think this year was the first year for computer-managed engines.

The Bigfella
12-10-2014, 03:55 PM
A friend of mine sold his same era E24 M6 recently. IIRC he got around $35-$40k for it. Got the same for the E34 M5 Touring he had too. I punted the E24 through some twisty mountain passes and it was quite nice.... but I prefer the E34.

Here's his M6 at its new home. The cocky that bought it has whacked JPS stickers and gold trim on it to recreate the livery of the cars that were raced here back in the day. Of course, the local pushrod fanatics back then made them race with the M30 engine, rather than the M88.

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff112/igatenby/M635newhome-up_zps48c5226f.jpg (http://s240.photobucket.com/user/igatenby/media/M635newhome-up_zps48c5226f.jpg.html)

The blue on the bonnet is just a reflection...

AnalogKid
12-10-2014, 04:16 PM
better than anything from the bangle era. . .

Yeah, the best they ever manages was a Simon and Garfunkel cover....


http://youtu.be/NFRx4PkXeVM

The Bigfella
12-10-2014, 04:23 PM
"Bangle has often pointed out architect Frank Gehry's work as a major influence."

'nuff said.

Reynard38
12-10-2014, 06:11 PM
A friend of mine sold his same era E24 M6 recently. IIRC he got around $35-$40k for it. Got the same for the E34 M5 Touring he had too. I punted the E24 through some twisty mountain passes and it was quite nice.... but I prefer the E34.

Here's his M6 at its new home. The cocky that bought it has whacked JPS stickers and gold trim on it to recreate the livery of the cars that were raced here back in the day. Of course, the local pushrod fanatics back then made them race with the M30 engine, rather than the M88.

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff112/igatenby/M635newhome-up_zps48c5226f.jpg (http://s240.photobucket.com/user/igatenby/media/M635newhome-up_zps48c5226f.jpg.html)

The blue on the bonnet is just a reflection...

Very pretty. My mechanic has a same era Euro M6. He's going through the motor now, rebuilding and warming it up a bit. They were 286hp stock, his should come in around 350 or so. They are very nice cars.
I will be doing the powder coating on it.
With the right exhaust that big 6 makes a wonderful sound.

Gary Davis
12-11-2014, 12:33 PM
Please tell me more about the exhaust to which you refer.

Paul Pless
12-11-2014, 12:37 PM
Dinan

Jim Mahan
12-11-2014, 01:20 PM
Replacing the original cat-back exhaust on my 2.8l 6, in the Z3, made it sound just exactly right for a real roadster; made it perfect.

leikec
12-11-2014, 01:43 PM
http://www.bmwpower.hu/gallery/albums/userpics/rend_vers_tali/sopron_0509034/7_rol340i/normal_Img_3910.jpg

This car represents the marque perfectly...

Jeff C

Jim Mahan
12-11-2014, 02:35 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvydPQgvEfw&feature=player_embedded

The Bigfella
12-11-2014, 03:13 PM
Right exhaust? Eisenmann

Gary Davis
12-11-2014, 04:59 PM
Thanks - we'll see if Santa has a big-enough sack.