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Scratching that V12 itch......
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E24man
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 5:27 pm    Post subject: Scratching that V12 itch...... Reply with quote

After many years of unrequited Seven series love and several years of tracking down B11's and B12's I have finally scratched my V12 itch.....



It's big.....







Rather pleasant inside with all that space...





One of just two UK cars in lwb, the other was last seen in 2001 and never seen since. There were other rhd lwb cars made, 2 more in 5.7 and 4 in 6.0, but these were for Japan although one has made it's way to these shores.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice, congratz!

I have had that niggling itch myself on occasion. One day..
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From Bonny Scotland ? Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jamesa wrote:
From Bonny Scotland ? Wink


Aye Wink

A long, long but very comfortable journey South yesterday Cool
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2001 Alpina B10 V8 Touring (1 of 12 rhd)
1997 Alpina B12 5.7 L (1 of 2 rhd)
1995 Alpina B10 4.6 Touring (1 of 1 rhd)
1985 BMW M635CSi (1 of 524 rhd made, but less than half left now)
1982 BMW 635CSiA (1 of only hundreds left from the thousands made and still valiantly fighting a rusty grave)
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful...just fantastic. Such a great shape and a great ride in the E38.

Congrats
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great to see you've gone done it, what a car! Congratulations Kevin on your new LIMO
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations, superb beast you've bagged yourself Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats Kevin, looks to be in good nick.
Luckily you seem to have plenty of space to park it, would take up most of my drive Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gratuitous Alpina collection shot.....


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2001 Alpina B10 V8 Touring (1 of 12 rhd)
1997 Alpina B12 5.7 L (1 of 2 rhd)
1995 Alpina B10 4.6 Touring (1 of 1 rhd)
1985 BMW M635CSi (1 of 524 rhd made, but less than half left now)
1982 BMW 635CSiA (1 of only hundreds left from the thousands made and still valiantly fighting a rusty grave)
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

E24man wrote:
Gratuitous Alpina collection shot.....



SHOW OFF!!!!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what a beast awesome work

any planned to do's?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's quite a list to do actually.

The obligatory wheel refurb, some stone chips and one or two tiny blisters, some leather restoration, a couple of very minor interior fixes.

Then there's the necessary AV upgrades; bye-bye to the Mk1 Nav and 4/3 screen and hello to Mk4, OEM widescreen, aux-in and iPod in. I might go for a full analogue tuner upgrade to integrated digital TV and DAB but I will probably retain the tandem telephone handsets with a standard SIM card on a PAYG contract.

The rear monitor and VHS player still work although the picture quality is, well, VHS, so a dvd player with USB and Memory Card input could find it's way back there.

Then there is the mat situation. I'm quite horrified to discover that Alpina will not make any more mats for the E38's, nor is there much choice from BMW, just biege IIRC, so that leaves me looking at aftemarket mats to try and preserve the life of the fabulous and period stripey Alpina mats.

Otherwise it just needs a new rear light assembly, one presently has a crack causing a leak so that will be done this week.

It's only done 70k miles and has full BMW Dealer history so barely run in, but as a precaution it will have a full gearbox service for the 17 year old 'lifetime oil'.

It should keep me busy for a few months....... until perhaps the Mora or Estoril B12 6.0 cars become available ......
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2001 Alpina B10 V8 Touring (1 of 12 rhd)
1997 Alpina B12 5.7 L (1 of 2 rhd)
1995 Alpina B10 4.6 Touring (1 of 1 rhd)
1985 BMW M635CSi (1 of 524 rhd made, but less than half left now)
1982 BMW 635CSiA (1 of only hundreds left from the thousands made and still valiantly fighting a rusty grave)
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

me likey, another deal being brokered behind the scenes eh.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice. Could you please tell me what that "panel" in the rear door nearest to the centre pillar is. It's intriguing me.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's just a little storage cubby hole Jolls.
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2001 Alpina B10 V8 Touring (1 of 12 rhd)
1997 Alpina B12 5.7 L (1 of 2 rhd)
1995 Alpina B10 4.6 Touring (1 of 1 rhd)
1985 BMW M635CSi (1 of 524 rhd made, but less than half left now)
1982 BMW 635CSiA (1 of only hundreds left from the thousands made and still valiantly fighting a rusty grave)
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