Show Me Your BMW!!!!!!!!!

Show Me Your BMW!!!!!!!!!

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bmwmike

2,975 posts

71 months

Friday 23rd October 2020
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LLC24 said:


Bought this 328i recently. Just wondered if anyone has seen an e46 in this colour before? this is my third one now and after looking at them for a long while it’s the only one I’ve seen and knew I had to have it as soon as I saw it. The colour Is called violet blue I believe.
Thats lovely.


Monty Python

4,727 posts

160 months

Friday 23rd October 2020
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HM-2 said:
That's pretty awesome looking, especially the combination of colour and M Performance goodies. Definitely not helping my desire to upsize from the F20.

MPPSK too?
Not yet :-)

95JO

1,829 posts

49 months

Friday 23rd October 2020
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Some photos after collecting my car from having a single stage paint correction and ceramic coating and finally got the V5C back from the original owner so I could put my plates on.

I also managed to pick up a second hand genuine M Performance carbon spoiler for £100! Hoping to have that fitted in the next few weeks.






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Edited by 95JO on Friday 23 October 13:18

TheAngryDog

10,670 posts

172 months

Friday 23rd October 2020
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Recent pic of mine, taken at night rolleyes


LanceRS

1,711 posts

100 months

Sunday 25th October 2020
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LLC24 said:


Bought this 328i recently. Just wondered if anyone has seen an e46 in this colour before? this is my third one now and after looking at them for a long while it’s the only one I’ve seen and knew I had to have it as soon as I saw it. The colour Is called violet blue I believe.
I would have put money on that being Estoril blue. On a pre facelift, non sport saloon it’s unheard of though.

RichardM5

1,524 posts

99 months

Sunday 25th October 2020
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LLC24 said:


Bought this 328i recently. Just wondered if anyone has seen an e46 in this colour before? this is my third one now and after looking at them for a long while it’s the only one I’ve seen and knew I had to have it as soon as I saw it. The colour Is called violet blue I believe.
Do you mean Velvet Blue? There are a few E39 M5's in Velvet blue which was an individual colour in the late 90's early 2000's. Violet Blue is a more modern colour I think.

croftsj

364 posts

201 months

Sunday 25th October 2020
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E63eeeeee... said:
That blue is awesome
So is that engine, it’s an absolute peach.

rash m

168 posts

137 months

Monday 26th October 2020
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StuBeeDoo

36 posts

24 months

Tuesday 27th October 2020
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LLC24 said:


Bought this 328i recently. Just wondered if anyone has seen an e46 in this colour before? this is my third one now and after looking at them for a long while it’s the only one I’ve seen and knew I had to have it as soon as I saw it. The colour Is called violet blue I believe.
That looks really nice. A refreshing change from silver and grey E46s. thumbup

m3sye

26,231 posts

164 months

Tuesday 27th October 2020
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95JO said:
Some photos after collecting my car from having a single stage paint correction and ceramic coating and finally got the V5C back from the original owner so I could put my plates on.

I also managed to pick up a second hand genuine M Performance carbon spoiler for £100! Hoping to have that fitted in the next few weeks.






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Edited by 95JO on Friday 23 October 13:18
Great job that, some difference

1602Mark

14,483 posts

136 months

Tuesday 27th October 2020
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1972 BMW 16v02.



It's a bit grubby as it's been in the workshop for the past 16 months or so.

LLC24

33 posts

14 months

Friday 30th October 2020
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RichardM5 said:
LLC24 said:


Bought this 328i recently. Just wondered if anyone has seen an e46 in this colour before? this is my third one now and after looking at them for a long while it’s the only one I’ve seen and knew I had to have it as soon as I saw it. The colour Is called violet blue I believe.
Do you mean Velvet Blue? There are a few E39 M5's in Velvet blue which was an individual colour in the late 90's early 2000's. Violet Blue is a more modern colour I think.
No, I know the colour you mean but it’s definitely violet blue (veilchen blau). The only other I’ve seen in this colour was an e36 with ac schnitzer parts that was being sold in the past year or so. Considering these replies I’m guessing it really is quite rare to find one like this. Would love to know how many others are left.

p1stonhead

24,624 posts

130 months

Friday 30th October 2020
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What are your guys thoughts on the E93 series convertible?

I had the 4 series convertible last year but sold it for house funds.

Now I’m hankering for a convertible which the family can use as at the moment I just have an MX5 that me and the boy rarely get to use by ourselves for a little run out.

I’ve seen quite a few 325i’s which seem to fit the bill in terms of affordability and nice engine etc but truth be told I’m mildly terrified of owning one that complicate roof, out of warranty....

Armchair_Expert

15,669 posts

169 months

Friday 30th October 2020
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p1stonhead said:
What are your guys thoughts on the E93 series convertible?

I had the 4 series convertible last year but sold it for house funds.

Now I’m hankering for a convertible which the family can use as at the moment I just have an MX5 that me and the boy rarely get to use by ourselves for a little run out.

I’ve seen quite a few 325i’s which seem to fit the bill in terms of affordability and nice engine etc but truth be told I’m mildly terrified of owning one that complicate roof, out of warranty....
Have you considered a 228 / 230I cabrio? Rare and clever options, depending on budget. Proper classic soft top roof too, simpler mechanism, very little reported issues, lighter... I spent a long time looking at E93 and ended up spending a bit more to get a more modern example.

raceboy

12,302 posts

243 months

Friday 30th October 2020
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LLC24 said:
No, I know the colour you mean but it’s definitely violet blue (veilchen blau). The only other I’ve seen in this colour was an e36 with ac schnitzer parts that was being sold in the past year or so. Considering these replies I’m guessing it really is quite rare to find one like this. Would love to know how many others are left.
It was one of the 3 standard colours for the E46 330i Clubsport. wink

LanceRS

1,711 posts

100 months

Friday 30th October 2020
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The Clubsports were either Estoril Blue


Or Velvet Blue


BFleming

2,686 posts

106 months

Friday 30th October 2020
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The original BMW press release stated Titanium Silver as standard, and two individual colours (Estoril Blue and Velvet blue) for the Clubsport. Most are silver or Estoril; the Velvet Blue is pretty rare.

Edited by BFleming on Friday 30th October 16:24

CRA1G

4,645 posts

158 months

Friday 30th October 2020
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BFleming said:
The original BMW press release stated Titanium Silver as standard, and two individual colours (Estoril Blue and Velvet blue) for the Clubsport. Most are silver or Estoril; the Velvet Blue is pretty rare.

Edited by BFleming on Friday 30th October 16:24
Iirc Carbon Black was also available.

BFleming

2,686 posts

106 months

Friday 30th October 2020
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CRA1G said:
BFleming said:
The original BMW press release stated Titanium Silver as standard, and two individual colours (Estoril Blue and Velvet blue) for the Clubsport. Most are silver or Estoril; the Velvet Blue is pretty rare.

Edited by BFleming on Friday 30th October 16:24
Iirc Carbon Black was also available.
I think you might be right. It wasn't a Clubsport launch colour, but was added afterwards. Allegedly 6 Clubsports came to the UK in Black.

Edited by BFleming on Friday 30th October 17:26

beambeam1

170 posts

6 months

Sunday 1st November 2020
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I have only seen one velvet blue clubsport in the metal before and it was lush. The pictures posted in here don't do it justice at all!

Caught this nice snap of my E91 last week as I was setting off to give away the bike on board: