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carazide
 Post subject: BA, 2.0 V6 from Sweden
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:04 pm 
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Hello everyone! It's good to be back!

I used to frequent this site back in 2012-2013, back when i last owned a 323f.
However, my darling got stolen, crashed, and torched! :evil:

Since then I've been trying to get a hold of another V6 one, but they just refused to turn up anywhere.
Finally though, i found one for sale, for the laughable sum of 980€ (!)

The guy who sold it claimed that it was super rare, and that there was only 46 323f BA 2.0 V6's left in all of Sweden! At the time, i didn't believe him, but he got me curious, so i emailed the guys here in Sweden dealing with those sorts of things, and within 20 minutes i got a reply - There is only 16 323f BA 2.0 V6's left, in all of Sweden! No wonder it was hard to find! And man did i feel lucky to be the owner of one of them!

So here she is. I haven't decided on a name yet, but i'm totally loving the grey color and i'm sure i'm going to decide on one soon enough - oh you nameless car, do i have plans for you!

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CSR
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:18 am 
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Niceee! I guess that I never se a BA in that Color....

Good 323F, those wheels fit well ;)

Welcome back

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Lerch
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Lovely colour that it! And it's nice to know that people are still saving F's and keeping them on the road making them nice and rare :)

Looks in good nick too - any issues?

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carazide
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:29 pm 
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Thanks guys! :) It's nice to see that this forum is still alive and well after all these years! :D

I think there is different colour alternatives for different regions. I must admit however, that i have never seen a dark grey one, but it seems that it's the real deal, and not some aftermarket addition

17k miles on the clock, and in really good shape.
It have rust issues though on both front wheel arches. Luckily those can easily be swapped for healthy ones, and also the trunk have been in close contact with something it shouldn't, but, luckily, that can also be swapped out.

So other than that it's in pretty darn nice condition!

I really like the wheels too! Fits the colour somehow :)


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smurf182
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:16 pm 
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Lovely car, and colour too. Also the very desirable, at least in the UK, headlight washers. Handy for a HID conversion.
Looking forward to seeing how she progresses


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carazide
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:26 pm 
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smurf182 wrote:
Also the very desirable, at least in the UK


Ah yes! I remember you guys being all fire and flames over those things. It's funny how we here in Sweden think it's nice to mod our cars to remove them and fill in the holes :D

Me, i'd like to keep them! :)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:09 pm 
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Hahaha. It's always the case, me I've got hid's so a set would be handy, but the extra pipework under the bonnet soul be a pain to install lol


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carazide
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:17 pm 
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How does those work out for you? I've never been a big fan of the original headlights. Something about how they look from an angle. hid's should change all that.


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smurf182
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I'm happy with the set I have, not too bright (6000k). And a definate improvement over OEM . Main issues with fitting in the UK are they need yo be fitted with projector lenses, be self levelling and have external washers. So many people have aftermarket hid's fitted that things have been relaxed a little, and on the whole, as long as they are not overly bright and through projector lenses and the beam can be adjusted very few checks are carried out.


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carazide
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:01 pm 
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It's the same over here. You can do it, and have it legally, but it's costly.
I really want it, but if so, i want it to be legal, and i want it to have it on paper that it's legal.
Because honestly, there is a reason it's not just legal, and that is that it could potentially be a hazard for other people on the road, and that's not something i want to be a part of! :)

But, it does look better, and let's face it, the 323f does not have the best of light headlights :)


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carazide
PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:30 pm 
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So, i got to witness this today! Really nice for a -95!

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da2el
PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:00 pm 
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congrats on this finding
I guess than less than 5 V6's are left in Portugal
take good care of it


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HMT
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:37 pm 
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Nice find, please keep us updated here, really looking forward to this :)


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andym323
PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:19 pm 
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Me too :thumbright:

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