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Very beautiful car, looks perfect with all the trimmings and wheels....one of the best.


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Confession time; I have used the car way too little this summer, so I put it for sale a couple of months ago... I had a asking price of €15000 to make sure I'd only get serious enquries, and I did indeed get a buyer. He did however insist on a technical check and report to get the finances in order. At this time I hadn't driven the car for a couple of months, and as I started it up to drive to the testing facility, I immediatly realized that it would be the biggest mistake of my life to sell this car... The glorious sound and the pure, mechanical driving feeling is unbeatable! :driving

So I had to call the buyer and tell him that I wouldn't sell anyway. He got a bit disappointed (understandably), but he told me that he sold his 1981 Porsche 911 a couple of years ago and had regretted that sale every day since, so he could understand me.

Anyways; the car stays with me, and I've told my wife and my friends to hit me hard on the head if I ever put it up for sale again :hammer

A few pics from a drive a couple of days ago :banana

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The best decission you made then. :thumbsup
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Good. I like.

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Wow that was a close call as your cars one of my favs really glad you decided to keep it n maybe one meet at a sharknose event ......


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Well finally the car is ready for a new season; one of the front brakes was stuck, so a set of overhauled calipers were ordered and fitted yesterday - good to be back on the road :boogie

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What a beautiful car!!!! I'm no particular fan of Alpina spoilers on a "standard factory car", but it looks good! Is it Kastanien Rot, like mine?

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WOW nice .. time to bring it to the SM2013 .. so we can meet in person :thumbsup
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Looking great indeed!
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This is one to be proud of :thumbsup
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Time for an update I guess :driving

Have used the car quite a lot this summer - and had one long and nice drive to the BMWCarClubNorway meeting i Lillehammer;

this pic is from Hjerkinn - 1000m above sea level

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In Lillehammer I met LarsNord and his immaculate 323

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..and 2 other sweet E21s

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I also got 2 trophies; Long Distance (obviously, with 750kms one way) but also the "Best Classic Car", which is kind of unbelivable considering the standard of the other cars..

Like this beautiful NK

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..and this stunning CS

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and a lot of others...

Anyway; the car has been a pure joy, and it works pretty good. I have however discovered a few small rust spots, so I have to take care of them before next season. I have toyed with the idea of going to Sharknose Meeting 2014, so hopefully that works out for me 8)

A few more pics :roll:

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I only see great condition cars, nice!
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always been one of my forums favourites :thumbsup
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gerrit323 wrote:always been one of my forums favourites :thumbsup
+1!!!!
I can only dream of my Kastanien-323i being just as lovely and beautiful as this one! Drewling like a boxer dog :P

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Wow! That looks stunning.
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