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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:07 pm    Post subject: Whatever happen to independent motor co and WLN automotive Reply with quote

They used move s lot of e46 b3 3.3 and the blue c2 which was once owned by a millionaire
WLN lancs sold many 325i sports a couple of Motorsport cabs and c2
Don't seem to be around anymore
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WLN stopped trading years ago now. Andrew was a nice guy, it where i bought my C2 from
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

simon13 wrote:
WLN stopped trading years ago now. Andrew was a nice guy, it where i bought my C2 from



Aaaah, you've got THAT c2!!!!! I believe it was around when I bought my E30 325i sport using him as a broker in a deal. I looked at it: out of my range back then. Top guy. I sold it via him too and paid him in a lot of wine as he wouldn't take payment. I knew his address so bombarded him with bottles Laughing

He had a dolphin (same as my then runaround E30 320i) M635csi knocking around for an age: lovely from 5yds. Be worth a packet, now: 7k back then.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah had many a long chat about alpina and 325i hope is well whatever he is upto
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yeah had many a long chat about alpina and 325i hope is well whatever he is upto


He works for Bentley, hap. He designs exhausts, maybe more, now.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah awesome what a great place to work good for him
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah Ade! I remember when i picked up my C2 on a very rainy day in blackpool he told me he used to design exhuasts for Bentley. Told us alot of interesting stuff about exhausts if you like that sort of thing





he had it forsale for months before i came and took the plunge










i saved the pictures of the advert in 2005!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes he did sy as we were chatting about alpina exhausts and the cost

Looking at the pics I was pro sleeper but now I think it's needs to be badges and proud and front striped
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

simon13 wrote:
yeah Ade! I remember when i picked up my C2 on a very rainy day in blackpool he told me he used to design exhuasts for Bentley. Told us alot of interesting stuff about exhausts if you like that sort of thing.


he had it forsale for months before i came and took the plunge


Think I was lucky; was a dry day in Blackpool when I 1st went up to look at the Sport!

I'm sure that's the one. Over a period of time he had a couple: there was a tourer auto too iirc which I think went over the Irish Sea, as much of his stuff did Inc my Sport when I sold it on. Was it really 2005? Good god! Shocked
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah! He also sold on a Royal blue C2 2dr which was auto with a cream leather trim. It had cruise and aircon also, i wonder what happened to it?

He bought and sold alot of 325i sports in his brief time. When i bought my car his wife was rolling in an e34 m5 as a daily kids tram Cool He was a good guy and this is very rare for a trader!.............he knew actually knew what he was talking about with cars and wasn't full of shit like 99% of traders

He won my C2 on ebay for 2500 taxed and MOT'd Shocked them the days! I can remember seeing it in ebay
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

THat c2,was the one that classic heros sold for 20k
It was parked up,In leceister not doing much and was very cheap when I believe he bought many years ago it no badges or stripes G88 okp reg since striped and badges up
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

simon13 wrote:
He bought and sold alot of 325i sports in his brief time. When i bought my car his wife was rolling in an e34 m5 as a daily kids tram Cool He was a good guy and this is very rare for a trader!.............he knew actually knew what he was talking about with cars and wasn't full of shit like 99% of traders

He won my C2 on ebay for 2500 taxed and MOT'd Shocked them the days! I can remember seeing it in ebay


Amazing value! Think I paid around 3300 for my sport and sold for nearer 6k after a lot of unmodding and improving: Andy took 200 from the seller, who was a bit, well, I can't say! Laughing

He was superb. Last saw him at Gaydon I think with a couple of his cars for sale.

His Mrs also drove a merc barge coupe for a while iirc. He sold that though with moon and back mileage and it was still immaculate. Hope he's doing well. Previous to Bentley I think he worked at tvr just down the road, and was always messing about with motors.

hap wrote:
THat c2,was the one that classic heros sold for 20k
It was parked up,In leceister not doing much and was very cheap when I believe he bought many years ago it no badges or stripes G88 okp reg since striped and badges up


That's where we were living at the time. I don't remember Andy saying anything about it: he knew we were interested in similar stuff at the time before job changes took us out of both E30's and into modern boxes for a while. I'm sure he'd have seen that and had a laugh: I can remember some comments he made about it: he was honest to a fault, really.
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