Hello to you all, After many years of wanting a BMW I took the plunge 2 months ago and bought an Arctic Silver 1999, 2.8 Z3. It had only done 700 miles in the last couple of years, and 73K in total. The previous owners lived in a farming valley and the body has a few rust scabs on the rear quarters to be sorted, plus the drivers door to be replaced (not as bad as it sounds). On the plus side came with a hard top, has M sport interior pack and a good selection of factory options. I have only done one trip over the Pennines and around the Lakes for a couple of days and was well please with the drive. A few local trips and it is now tucked up in the garage for winter (yes we had a sprinkling of snow last night). I am expecting to be using the forum quite a bit to gain from your knowledge and experience, so stand by for some silly questions. Will post some pictures when I work out how.