Just thought I would say hello and introduce myself and my projects to you.
Actually, it should be my wife's new toy!
This is my first BMW so it's a steep learning curve, however there is so much information on the Internet it is a doddle to find any info you need.
Anyway, the latest acquisition....
My wife has been going on all summer about getting another convertible (Having had an MGTF for a few years before) and I was getting fed up with driving a diesel Omega every day, so on a bit of a whim and without viewing it I bought this from Ebay.. I can appreciate why people like the M3 now, it's quite good at what it does!
It has 93K on the clock but no service history. It has a few electrical issues but the important bits, body work, roof and mechanics seem to be all good and it is quick. No nasty vanos noises and although not in the league of the Lotus Carlton I was planning to buy, it definitely hustles, and you can get spare parts for it which is always a bonus. It's to be used as a second car so won't be doing more than 3K a year and is on a classic insurance policy. The interior looks like it's been Tango'd but I actually quite like it.
As you can see, my wife has already commandeered the drivers seat!
My other toy is this....
It's a rather rusty 1985 Opel Monza GSE. I've had it for around four years. In that time I've changed it from a 3.0L 12v auto to 3.0L 24v manual, added bigger front brakes and welded large amounts of new metal in to it. I'm currently welding in replacement outer sills and once that's done I'll be adding these to the side of the engine!
On the last track day....
So as I know I have a few questions to ask here already I'll be picking your brains. I hope the search facility is good on here as I think it will be working hard for me for a while!