Felix79 wrote: ↑
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:12 am
I sold my 07 Z4M with 101,740 miles last week. It is someone on here and I got hit hard on the price, but I decided it was best to just let the car go. I let him knock the price down to a pretty low price £7500 in the end, as it's not had rod bearings done and there was the potential headache of the roof being buggered. Sadly there was lots of little things I was unaware about not quite right with the car and due to my back, I can't easily do much on my car. With my last bill being £3400, I knew there was a need to put in about as much again to get it right, but it needed a possible respray (I doubt it, as my old man is a retired detailer who felt with time, the paint could be brought back).
That said, there was a lot of interest and I was offered £8200 in P/X with 2 different garages, regardless of condition, but I was putting it against a car worth £16,000+ .
I did have a good amount of interest and I don't think rod end bearings are a big cause of concern on a roadster, but with so many people treating the Z4M's S54 like a E46's, I was getting asked all the time. I knew I would get knocked down, but I had to weigh up what my car was up against and the fact I wanted to start working on getting Bertie (my puppy) use to being driven by me, without anyone holding him.
Ironically, I've managed to pick up a very well engineered (and obscenely large amount of money spent) E82 135i with 483bhp and 506lbt , as well as other bits done that I wanted to do. It was cheaper than the others I looked at and only has 75,000 on the clock. I went over to this because I am putting my Labrador puppy in the back, as the Z4M seemed too for him to jump in my lap. Thing is, he frigging refuses to get in the car and puts his paws either side of the door when I try to lift him in
. So my little s**t of a dogs cost me about £6000 in getting a car to take him places, yet he won't go in it lol!
I plan on making a 1M clone, as it's a cheaper route to use genuine 1M parts on a 135i (which is what a 1M is tbh). I hope I am able to get some major things done in the next 12 months.
I will miss my E85 Z4M, but I was never happy being in a roadster and if I had an E86, I think I might have held on to it and just use another car for Bertie.