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Old 30th September 2008, 19:27   #361
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the Bombay 928 was painted last year to make it look a bit better. the car was damaged during the floods... i also put in my offer but changed my mind later.
I did know it was flooded as all electrics and the ECU on the footwell was short and damaged.

Since i know in and out of the 928 as i had one previously and have easy access to any required parts i gave him my offer as is but the price quoted was waaaaaay off. BTW how much did you offer?

I have now given up on the 928 and now got myself a 92 Toyota Crown to swap in a Single turbo 2JZ-GTE with about 500 whp.

I like Sleepers if you know what i mean......cheers:
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I like sleepers too. Planning to soup up a 90s 7 series v12 beamer - keeping the exterior stock.
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Asking because i am trying to locate a Silver Porsche 928 in Kolkata with TN number plates.
I remember seeing a foriegner driving such a car in Bangalore during the early 2000's
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I like sleepers too. Planning to soup up a 90s 7 series v12 beamer - keeping the exterior stock.
salty dog: Oh, you are a lucky one- that's entirely my kind of car: philosophy, technology, oomph and all. Know where I could lay my hands on one, and the ballpark (of the Bank) it would eat into?
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it really hurts to see the Countach lying in such bad conditions...
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I like sleepers too. Planning to soup up a 90s 7 series v12 beamer - keeping the exterior stock.
The beemer, what colour is it and what city of registration.
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saw the silver 928 is at vakola parallel to the Hyatt, got him to 11l from the 15 he was asking , a close friend was interested. She is in decent shape and could be brought to her former glory, when we visited to check her out the dealer/owner had to fill fuel from a cannister and crank her up, the car is with him for now last 2 years. When she started the roar of the engine was super, she still has some life in her IMO.
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The beamer is in Mumbai - Grey. Whats been your experience with the Beamer - are they as unreliable as their reputation indicates?
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7 series from the 90's....old beemers (7 series) from that era have major electrical gremlins...for that matter most beemers that are 15 years or older have electrical issues they are known the world over for the same....mercs on the other hand are relaible when compared..they are also kept on the road running for longer...when is the last time u saw a classic beemer?...therefore parts supply is a big hassle....if she is a good piece with a history and loads of money spent on electricals then u are good to go for some time..cheers
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The car I am taliking about is shown below. It is a 1992 750iL with all electric seats, very well mentianed car. It is for sale again for about 4 lacks (not sure). The car has some missing issues and black smoke. It despretly needs overhauling as the car has done 2.5 lack km.
Mercs surely have more reliablity.
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Beautiful Car! any more pictures?

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Old 21st October 2008, 11:17   #372
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Can anyone identify this Nissan?? Don't know whether it is still used everytime i see this car it is parked at same location.

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7 series from the 90's....old beemers (7 series) from that era have major electrical gremlins...for that matter most beemers that are 15 years or older have electrical issues they are known the world over for the same....mercs on the other hand are relaible when compared..they are also kept on the road running for longer...when is the last time u saw a classic beemer?...therefore parts supply is a big hassle....if she is a good piece with a history and loads of money spent on electricals then u are good to go for some time..cheers
I beg to differ. Do you have a vintage beemer? Mine has never posed any major electrical issues. Except for recently the horn which is 20 years old has started to fault, that's it, else everything functions perfectly.

Also if you ask users from SE Asia, and the Middle East, Mercs break down way too often. That's what I've seen over the years, and also the feedback I've recieved from longtime users of the various german brands!
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Doc...I have had a 1989 735i (dad's company car) & 1984 320i straight six in Hong Kong (does it fall in SE Asia). Both owned till 1998 when I relocated, 7 had A/C issues/cruise control jerking/inidcators malfunction/sudden dashboard flash (pricy replacement once the car gets 10 years or older, not to mention hard to source). Never had much with the 3 less complicated electrically....but still had malfunctioning motronics replaced with used set as new not available!!.....Doc ur car may be trouble free but that does not mean you are right....there are fewer vintage BMW's out there than Mercs...I have lived in SE Asia (Indonesia - BMW 318i (1990)/HK..etc) the better part of 2 decades and beg to differ on ur opinion. There are far more vintage Mercs than BMW....and since Mercs out number the BM's u will here of more issues from the brand!!! Lets not get emmotional and personal ur car may still be great!!!
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Not to mentione ton's of BMW sob stories especially 1987 through 1993 7 series stories from people all over New England where I also lived from 1992 thru 1995
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