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casamolino 26th December 2018 16:58

Good afternoon yes that number is on retention and has been replaced with
A2 HPU , Geoff .

casamolino 30th January 2019 11:12

Morning , i am guessing there will be no work outside today! Geoff .
https://i.imgur.com/uS6g1Pch.jpg .

casamolino 30th January 2019 13:58

I need to update the statement about not working outside , once the snow was cleared off the cover and the cover put on the fence to dry , then clearing the drive and putting some grit down , the sun was actually good to work in , although what was i thinking when i bought a house without a garage , Geoff .

smash 10th February 2019 16:33

Surprised this hasn't gone yet. The wire wheels now fitted are game changing to the image, and what with the dash and interior all done I'm struggling to understand why it's sticking, especially considering valuations and previously achieveds being banded round on here

Mitchelkitman 10th February 2019 16:52

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Originally Posted by smash (Post 99058)
Surprised this hasn't gone yet. The wire wheels now fitted are game changing to the image, and what with the dash and interior all done I'm struggling to understand why it's sticking, especially considering valuations and previously achieveds being banded round on here

I suspect 2 main reasons........ Too soon after Christmas, peeps haven't got available money. Sun isn't shining! People feel good about buying (or viewing) when the sun is shining.

Barber 10th February 2019 17:39

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Originally Posted by Mitchelkitman (Post 99059)
I suspect 2 main reasons........ Too soon after Christmas, peeps haven't got available money. Sun isn't shining! People feel good about buying (or viewing) when the sun is shining.

Probably this, I have just bought a rusty 1963 Lambretta, and having followed prices for 15-18 months, knew I could get it for 20-30% less than the price before Christmas. Now, people are trying to offload projects because they need cash, and the ones that are not discounted are not selling, same as last year. People with kids always spend more than they can afford at Christmas, and those who don't or have kids that are grown up, are spending on holidays in the sun.

Lucky@LeMans 10th February 2019 18:21

The car has been on the market for at least six months, possibly longer. Its all in the detail really and these are my observations so take it with a pinch of salt Geoff.

First the wire wheels do set it off better that's for sure. However the tyres look small in diameter, a higher profile tyre would fill the arches better.

The dash is a step in the right direction but the gauges look like they are at a laid back angle rather than being more upright.

The centre consol could do with a better fit and finish and the blue carpet won't be to every bodies taste. I'm not a fan of the wing mounted mirrors either.

I'd give the advertising a break and try again in the spring with a new audience. I'm not trying to criticise but just making a few observations that potential buyers might be thinking when they look at the photos.

Your asking price is in the right area imo and you should hold out for that.

Donerix 2nd March 2019 15:35

I am by no means an expert but I think the price is great and leaves somebody room to give it some final touches to their liking.
Just my 2 cents.
I do have a question though:
What did you do with the duct work for the heater (I guess you don't have A/C). I can't see any vents with the new dashboard.
Thinking of building one myself but I live in the tropics and will need AC but I want the retro dashboard. Any help would be appreciated

casamolino 2nd March 2019 15:58

Good afternoon Donerix , my car does have AC but as a personal preference i did not want vents on either side of the dash , they could be incorporated if reqd , the AC working through the vents onto the screen will keep the car cool and that was with the rear roof vent sealed , thanks Geoff .

Barber 2nd March 2019 16:09

See my dash on the Z3gato thread. All is possible, as the are GRP

Donerix 2nd March 2019 16:27

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Originally Posted by casamolino (Post 99398)
Good afternoon Donerix , my car does have AC but as a personal preference i did not want vents on either side of the dash , they could be incorporated if reqd , the AC working through the vents onto the screen will keep the car cool and that was with the rear roof vent sealed , thanks Geoff .

Great news. This should make it a lot easier for me.
Good luck with the sale.
I would be all over this but the law here doesn't allow to import any cars older than 10 years. So I have to find one that is already in country and then do the work.

Donerix 2nd March 2019 16:28

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Originally Posted by Barber (Post 99399)
See my dash on the Z3gato thread. All is possible, as the are GRP

Barber:
Thanks for the hint. Yes I see now. Will get a better idea when I have my donor car. Just would like to plan as much as possible up front .

casamolino 20th April 2019 19:55

Good evening my Dark Blue car is now sold and has been replaced by this ,

https://i.imgur.com/5D7aS3lh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/8e6hIOdh.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/xja5yRah.jpg , built for me by Chris at Tribute , Geoff .

froggyman 20th April 2019 20:47

Well done Geoff. I look forward to seeing you personalise this one. The rear window makes such a big difference to the look of the car and even the door windows look more road than race.

molleur 20th April 2019 21:33

Interesting.
Is that the Grassbank rear screen and electric windows?

casamolino 21st April 2019 07:54

Morning here is a few more details this Z3 is a 2000MY car with a 3.0l engine less than 90,000 miles one owner last 5 years , the rear screen is from Justin at Grassbank but the electric window frames and *glass* designed and sorted by Chris .

Simon E 21st April 2019 09:57

And your choice of colour for this one? (Giallo Fly yellow, Giallo Fly yellow, Giallo Fly yellow).....just some subliminal mind messages going on!:icon_lol:

Simon E 21st April 2019 10:02

Will you be going to Stoneleigh in this? I would love to see this up close in it's current state to get an idea of how they are put together.

Jaguartvr 21st April 2019 10:29

Learn from the mistake of the yellow 250 on eBay. Keep it simple and subtle and you will appeal to many more buyers when you eventually come to sell it.

The side windows really improve the looks, I never liked the fact that the windscreen looked too high in relation to the side windows. Are the side windows glass or plastic?

Simon E 21st April 2019 10:31

Is that yellow one still on ebay? Can't seem to find it and would love to see what it would look like in yellow.


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