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Old 10-11-2019, 03:21 PM
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It was quite a long time coming, but I’m excited to own a ‘99 S50 Coupe.

I have lusted over these for a long time, and was the underbidder on one a few years ago (instead ending up with a B5 RS4). Unfortunately the very limited supply of these in Australia meant these were just about unattainable- both in terms of supply (less than 30 cars) and price (the example I looked at in 2015 sold for AUD$22k, and again last year for AUD$85k).

So, after being invited to move over to the UK earlier in the year, it was only a matter of time before one was on the horizon (in fact, I was already on the classifieds before our visas had arrived - much to the frustration of my partner). After looking a a number of cars (and very nearly buying a 997 S) this popped up on eBay with patchy photos and a vague description. A few emails and video calls with the seller gave me some comfort, and within a few hours they keys were mine.

So, the car:
  • With 117k miles, 4 owners (one of whom was h4pry) and full history (including the original invoice, and every service receipt for the last 15 years) it’s a bit more confidence inspiring than some of the lower end cars at dealers. The spec is quite spartan: slicktop and basic stereo/audio, but it has been very well setup (brake kit, sway bars, solid bushes, Coil overs (and top mounts) and a decat - so it feels like a go kart.
  • It’s not all rosy- it is a 5 meter car (any closer and you can start to spot the orange peel) and there are a few grumbles to fix (fast idle when it’s cold, no a/c and noisy water pump)- but first up, some tyres and time behind the wheel to get my eye back in.

I have been lucky enough to have owned a number of M cars and the Coupe exceeds expectations (and it’s barely been a month).
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Old 10-11-2019, 06:42 PM
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Looks tidy in the pictures

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Old 10-11-2019, 07:11 PM
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Looks tidy in the pictures

5 meter rule...
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Old 11-11-2019, 09:58 AM
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Congratulations! Gotta love it when dreams come good
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Old 28-11-2019, 09:29 PM
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Had a cracking drive today, but need to get some fresh rubber.



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Old 29-11-2019, 09:04 AM
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And maybe a snow foam lance?

I love seeing them dirty and used. Haven't washed mine for 10 years ;)
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