BMW Z3 with Ferrari 250 SWB kit

BMW Z3 with Ferrari 250 SWB kit

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smash

2,056 posts

189 months

Friday 7th August 2020
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pingu393 said:
Thanks for that. I will go for 16" with M brakes (or 330 if I have to) just to get the car built and passed the brake test. Then I will change to 2.8 brakes and test the brakes. Sounds daft, but I've had a throttle jam open on my M and it took all my effort to slow the car. I'm not sure 2.8 brakes would have been up to the task.

I was going to sell the 15" wheels, but you've convinced me to keep them, as they will really look the part.
16" look great - not a problem. Tyres on these rims were Dunlop Blue Response. 215/65 as I remember.


Edited by smash on Friday 7th August 01:49

saaby93

27,463 posts

139 months

Friday 7th August 2020
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smash said:
16" look great - not a problem. Tyres on these rims were Dunlop Blue Response. 215/65 as I remember.
epic parking hehe

At last some bumpers cloud9

smash

2,056 posts

189 months

Sunday 9th August 2020
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"Purely for the taking of gratuitous pictures your honour!" biggrin

Bumpers were one off bespoke out of alloy.

Interior of my current coupe...



Edited by smash on Sunday 9th August 03:20

pingu393

4,295 posts

166 months

Sunday 9th August 2020
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smash said:
"Purely for the taking of gratuitous pictures your honour!" biggrin

Bumpers were one off bespoke out of alloy.

Interior of my current coupe...



Edited by smash on Sunday 9th August 03:20
This is what I am hoping that my interior will look like. If I get mine half as good, I'll be quite pleased with myself for my first attempt.


Where are your heater controls?

Edited by pingu393 on Sunday 9th August 13:37

smash

2,056 posts

189 months

Sunday 9th August 2020
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See the three turned alloy knobs on the dash?

Rotary heater controls

pingu393

4,295 posts

166 months

Sunday 9th August 2020
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smash said:
See the three turned alloy knobs on the dash?

Rotary heater controls
Well concealed - I thought they were pull switches thumbup

ukcerb

398 posts

156 months

Sunday 9th August 2020
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Looks great and the black faced gauges look good too.

Furyblade_Lee

3,948 posts

185 months

Saturday 15th August 2020
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kiseca said:
I think with the windscreen rake it might be a bit more successful as a Daytona tribute, though the Z3's indulgent hips might then become a problem.

Build that (250) on top of a Z3M and you'd have a decent looking, fun little rocket.
Yes and de-valued a £20k Z3M by quite a bit.....

pingu393

4,295 posts

166 months

Saturday 15th August 2020
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Furyblade_Lee said:
kiseca said:
I think with the windscreen rake it might be a bit more successful as a Daytona tribute, though the Z3's indulgent hips might then become a problem.

Build that (250) on top of a Z3M and you'd have a decent looking, fun little rocket.
Yes and de-valued a £20k Z3M by quite a bit.....
Not all Z3Ms are worth £20k to start with wink

ukcerb

398 posts

156 months

Wednesday 19th August 2020
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Now done just over 1000 miles since completion including a trip to Le Mans, unfortunately cut short last week having to return because of quarantine.
660 mile round trip, some through torrential rain (not a drop through anywhere) and lots of nice comments and admiring looks,photos etc. I guess because no one there is allowed anything out of the ordinary?



98elise

18,068 posts

122 months

Wednesday 19th August 2020
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smash said:
pingu393 said:
Thanks for that. I will go for 16" with M brakes (or 330 if I have to) just to get the car built and passed the brake test. Then I will change to 2.8 brakes and test the brakes. Sounds daft, but I've had a throttle jam open on my M and it took all my effort to slow the car. I'm not sure 2.8 brakes would have been up to the task.

I was going to sell the 15" wheels, but you've convinced me to keep them, as they will really look the part.
16" look great - not a problem. Tyres on these rims were Dunlop Blue Response. 215/65 as I remember.


Edited by smash on Friday 7th August 01:49
I'm not normally a fan of these, but that looks really nice. Normally something looks off, but yours looks very period.



ukcerb

398 posts

156 months

Saturday 22nd August 2020
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tricky360 said:


My mirage 250 with moss colours
Was this you I saw on A404 near Henley yesterday? Looked and sounded beautiful

smash

2,056 posts

189 months

Tuesday 1st September 2020
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Furyblade_Lee said:
Yes and de-valued a £20k Z3M by quite a bit.....
I don't think you really get the concept of kit cars...........:-) as Furyblade_lee would sa.....hang on a minute!

You do (obviously) know a silver 3 litre auto built by Grassbank sold for 50k? No? Oh....

smash

2,056 posts

189 months

Sunday 4th October 2020
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ukcerb said:
Was this you I saw on A404 near Henley yesterday? Looked and sounded beautiful
More to the point was that your car on Top Gear right near the stage?

bobtail4x4

2,786 posts

70 months

Monday 5th October 2020
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I was thinking that

Caddyshack

2,818 posts

167 months

Monday 5th October 2020
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smash said:
Furyblade_Lee said:
Yes and de-valued a £20k Z3M by quite a bit.....
I don't think you really get the concept of kit cars...........:-) as Furyblade_lee would sa.....hang on a minute!

You do (obviously) know a silver 3 litre auto built by Grassbank sold for 50k? No? Oh....
I think it might be a "hater", it would not devalue a £20k car in any way...you could not pick up one of these conversions on a very basic 1.9 for that...(I have never seen one anywhere near that cheap that is a complete 250 build)

jeff666

1,915 posts

152 months

Monday 5th October 2020
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This is local to me,
Been painted in celly and could do with a bit more attention here and there, good starting point at a fair price IMO
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ferrari-250-SWB-Tribute...

Caddyshack

2,818 posts

167 months

Monday 5th October 2020
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jeff666 said:
This is local to me,
Been painted in celly and could do with a bit more attention here and there, good starting point at a fair price IMO
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ferrari-250-SWB-Tribute...
Looks like a good base, it will be interesting to see what it makes when the auction ends.

jeff666

1,915 posts

152 months

Monday 5th October 2020
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Caddyshack said:
Looks like a good base, it will be interesting to see what it makes when the auction ends.
The owner had it on Ebay before for around 24K

Lots of watchers and views but no offers or enquires.

smash

2,056 posts

189 months

Monday 5th October 2020
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Wish I'd done my headlining like that lol!