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Old age catching up

Discussion in 'Z3 M Roadster & Coupé' started by Tilly, Dec 3, 2017.

  1. Tilly

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    A friend has just told me I forgot to let this forum know my very reluctant decision.
    Unfortunately due to age I am finding it difficult to get in car. So after 17 years ownership it will be sold. Manufactured 21.2.1997.(one of oldest in world) LHD German spec and shipped to Fulda in Germany before the official press launch. With a full service history and 157574 Km it will be up for sale. Since I cannot bear to sell it myself I am letting classic heroes sell the car on my behalf.

    Anybody interested please contact Barney Halse directly.

    My new task will be to clear the garage so the larger car I have had to buy will fit and hopefully this will partially take my mind off the loss.
     
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    Well its a shame you are selling but hope it goes to a good home.
     
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    Make him an offer Niall, you haven't one in LHD =))
     
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    Shame to hear, but hope it sells quickly and at a price you want.
     
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    That is such a shame that you have to sell, I hope the next owner gets as much from it as you clearly have!
     
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    Sorry to hear you're having to sell your car. Hope it finds a good home.

    Tony.
     
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    Very sad to have to sell after so long, I hope you find it a good home. :)
     
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    Behave Gary anyway its a ????? next ;);)
     
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    Thanks guys. After 17 years it will be a real wrench. People over the world have been asking about this car and price. Told them I have no idea. To be honest I really don't care. Over the years it has given me countless happy hours. I got it just after I had a major heart attack. Not looking forward to the day I drop it over to Barney's. It is just sitting in the garage now and that last trip to hand it over
    will be awful.
     
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    Sad times, hope all goes well for the future.
     
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    Yes - hope all goes well in the future - some lucky person will be purchasing a nice sports car!
     
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    Feeling a bit overwhelmed today. Four people have already applied to buy the car one even offering cash. Although barney has not got the car to evaluate what cosmetic work needs doing and therefore he has not set a selling price or even advertised it,
    it seems the car is in great demand in Europe. There has even been an enquiry from the USA. Although I am sad that she is going, I am happy that the car will end up in a good home and like the car there are some great Zed enthusiasts around the world who have been very supportive. Still I am not looking forward to next week when I drive the car for the last time , just hoping it is a good day so I can have the roof down, heated seats on and hear the roar of the engine. The new car may be more sensible for me but it won't have the passion.
     
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    A far wiser person than me once wrote "Tis better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all." After driving the Roadster over to Classic Heroes one last time today with the roof down and the sun shining I am not so sure. Returning home in the replacement vehicle I tried to think of the positives. The new car is easier to get into, yes it is quieter, the automatic gears make it easier to drive in traffic, it has the efficiency but where is the passion. Many road testers over the years have pointed out the flaws in the Roadster but when I first saw Blackie18 years ago until I saw her for the last time today the passion was there. I hope the next owner experiences just some of that emotion and pure enjoyment.

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    18 years :) that's an impressive custodianship :thumbsup:
     
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    Just a comment, nothing else, should have sold the OEM boot rack & suitcase separately.
     
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    Be a shame after so many years of ownership. I hope I have mine as long.
     
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    Came with the car so goes with the car. There is also a spare rack in the boot and also the original squashy case unused in the suitcase.
     
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    Very hard to let go. But age makes me less flexible and with the roof up I find it difficult to get in. However, today with the roof down was a different matter and a fitting farewell..
     
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    My wife still has hers and she will not be getting any other car.