If anyone wants a stay clear story. Put my car into @FrankKeaneBMW for a service and repair. Was told the car needed to be kept overnight. Car had a built in tracker so I checked it later that evening to find one of their staff had driven it home and parked it on the road outside pic.twitter.com/CYBosrPuL6
Checked it again in the morning and it was in Vincent’s Hospital. They explained that this was “standard practice” and the technican simply had a hospital appointment on the way to work. No apology, no explanation other than “this is standard practice” pic.twitter.com/XyzR6HD5lY
Behold: the BMW R80 Project 4 – a modified R80 by German builder Elemental Custom Cycles: lowered restrung forks; a rebuilt 797cc boxer engine, 17” wheels front and back; Brembo brakes and Motogadget instrumentation. In short, a comprehensive road-going remake of a 1980s classic.
My car, (her name is Sabine, say hello) has a service history which is longer than the findings of the Chilcot inquiry, and is currently wearing new Pirelli Cinturato P7s’.
I bought her two years ago at the beginning of my quarter-life crisis, but as I approach my 30 and the status-anxiety has disappeared, I’ve decided that the time has come to say goodbye.
Whilst Sabine is mechanically perfect, she’s currently undergoing a period of minor electrical strife, so the roof isn’t retracting under power and the airbag light has illuminated. With that in mind I’ve priced her accordingly, allowing you to grab a bargain before the summer and the annual 40% convertible price increase.
(Open to ‘swapping’ offers for another 08+ ultimate driving machine (BMW), something else from Germany which is rear-wheel drive, something to tow a horsebox, or at the most basic, something more James May as opposed James Bond.)
Behold: the Diamond Atelier BMW MkII Series motorcycle – a 2-valve monolever, 800cc or 1000cc cafe racer developed by BMW Motorrad designer Julian Weber, available inmultiple options from €21.000 to €26,500.