Speedhunters Garage: How (Not) To Buy A Cheap E24 M6

Over the coming weeks and months you’ll notice a slight change in the way we present the Speedhunters Garage to you.

Understandably, this remains one of our most popular topics. Because as much as we love watching nutty Swedish fabricators cram twin-turbo V10s into Volvos, it’s just as entertaining to see our own struggles with basic tuning and maintenance. Real people, real problems. That vibe.


So rather than focus on individual cars – which often lay dormant for months while parts, money and life all get in the way – we’re going to shift the focus more towards each individual’s ‘garage’ as a whole instead.


That doesn’t mean it needs to be centered around something exotic or super rare. It can be the daily hack, the partner’s car you’ve borrowed because yours is broken (true story), or the hire car that BMW have stuck you in because your M-car needs more warranty work (also true). That last one sounds a bit niche, but for some of you it’ll ring eerily true.


We want to give you readers a more regular insight into the automotive catastrophes we call projects, because rarely do these things ever follow a linear line of progress. Unless you’re terrifyingly methodical like Paddy, but I fear he’s the exception to the rule around here.


That also means making you a part of the discussion, too. We all know someone buried in a lockdown-based project with no visible finish line, so why not share their experience on a global platform? Like Brandon’s incredible Z31 project here.


To kick-off this new way of thinking, I’ve nominated myself for the simple reason my past Speedhunters Garage updates seem to contradict everything being listed above. Owning an R34 GT-R and a road-legal Ferrari race car isn’t very man of the people, is it? However, further digging into this silly obsession of mine isn’t going to help that stereotype.


That’s because, like many of you, I have a terrible habit of embarking on weird, broken or downright ambitious projects with no real plan of how to make ‘em right. Buy now, figure out later. Words nobody should live by yet words I may as well tattoo on my forearm as a reminder while hovering over ‘Make Offer’ on eBay.

I don’t think Speedhunters has the bandwidth to cover that kind of discussion, so let’s move swiftly onto my actual garage update. Consider this a snapshot from the past 12 months seeing as March 2020 seems to have lasted more than a year already.


In an industry where garage culture can be exploited or used as a means of flexing wealth, I still view it as being something really quite personal. The car (or cars) you own provide a snapshot of you as an individual. There’s a reason why you bought it. A reason why it’s now broken. And a reason why it’s being completely revamped. We’re all guilty of being quite critical over certain cars or tuning styles, but they’re still someone’s pride and joy.

On the flip-side of that, I do love nothing more than telling a good story. And if there’s one thing this weird mix of cars has, it’s a whole load of stories. Both good and bad.

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Back in March 2020 I had an E61 BMW M5 Touring, something I’d owned for many years and swore I’d never sell. True to my word, I didn’t. But what I hadn’t factored in was it spontaneously combusting shortly after lockdown kicked in.

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The fire service handled it brilliantly, right up until a man driving a Toyota RAV4 drove over their water hose ripping his rear bumper off. Have a look at the picture above and you can just about see where it all went wrong.

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What caused it? Impatience from his side, but for the M5 it turned out to be a split power steering hose. Flammable fluid and a heat source don’t mix well, and on the E60/E61 M5 the rubber steering hose is located right under the exhaust manifold.

An independent report found the hose had failed from the inside out, yet a follow-up email from BMW Customer Service declared it a general wear and tear item. I’d always thought wear and tear meant an angry wheel bearing or wobbly track rod, but every day’s a school day when liability is involved.


A week prior to this Bavarian BBQ, I’d decided a road-legal Ferrari 360 Challenge race car would be a sensible thing to finance. Right before a global pandemic kicked in. You can read a bit more on this backwards train of thought over here.


Fast-forward a few months and a Brabus W126 560SEL popped up on eBay. It’d been sat in a barn for 15 years, was listed as a Cat-C (which means it’d been crashed and repaired), didn’t start and had rust on every panel. It’d also been seized and auctioned off after its previous owner’s company went into liquidation. And that’s ignoring the fact the speedo reads 462,000km.


That’s a whole orchestra of alarm bells, all of which seemed to be ringing at a frequency I couldn’t quite make out. Because it appeared far too interesting and cheap not to take a punt on.


If I’m being honest, it’s a complete financial catastrophe already. One day it’ll be golden, but I fear by then petrol will be a commodity traded only on the dark web.


A little yin to that yang, I did actually sell a car this year too. An annoyingly good one at that. For the past eight years I’ve had a 99-spec Mazda RX-7 Type RS, and over that time it even made the odd appearance on Speedhunters.


It’d been faultless for nearly 20,000 miles, up until a dodgy engine refresh in 2017 led to years of finger-pointing and excuses. Tuner #1 rebuilt the engine, and unbeknown to anyone had plumbed the wastegate incorrectly. Engine run in, tuner #2 proceeded to do a full-bore power run on their dyno thus discovering a (lack of) boost control. Boost goes in, apex seals come out.

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That’s a story probably best left off the internet, but it did teach me the importance of using one company to handle everything where possible. In this instance, Stu and Jaydee at Rotor Torque came to the rescue. After sourcing and porting a new 13B motor from Mazda, the RX-7 was mechanically the best it’d ever been. Which ironically made it the perfect time to sell.


Bit of a waste, then? Kind of. But after three years of setbacks and expense I’d fallen out of love with it. While I’d had many great journeys before that, it felt like now was the time for someone else to enjoy the car, safe in the knowledge it wouldn’t shat itself 30 miles down the road.


This did lead to one of the most stressful situations imaginable, the post-sale eBay search. Back home, discussion had turned to bathroom improvements which, much like the 560SEL advert, seemed to be discussed at a frequency I couldn’t quite hear. So, five days later, a DR30 Skyline turned up at the house.


Early ’80s RS-Turbo Skylines are getting quite tricky to find now, and ever since photographing Adachi-san’s RS-X in January 2019, I’ve loved the idea of owning one. But even with the talented team at Newera Imports on the case, good (affordable) examples in Japan were all but non-existent.


Which is why I still can’t believe one in perfect condition came up for sale 30 miles away from my house. After a fairly throwaway comment in a DR30 Facebook group – which literally read ‘is anyone selling a Skyline anywhere in the world’ – the second comment unearthed the car above. I’ll do a proper story on that once it’s covered a few more miles.

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Speaking of Skylines, how many cylinders is my R34 GT-R currently running on? Weirdly, all of ‘em. There’s actually a turbo update coming next, and for once it’s all massively positive after nearly two years since the engine’s big rebuild.


Before we go into the actual point of this story, there’s an old Mercedes S600 AMG which needs a special mention – easily the most entertaining car I’ve ever owned. Originally built by Sasaki-san of Brilliant Exhaust in Japan, its F1-style soundtrack has been triggering many shaken heads and wobbly fists all around Northamptonshire for years.

I could bore you with how much the exhaust can cost and how many views it generates, but we’ll leave that to the land of YouTubers. Instead, here’s a 15-second clip of it skidding around Longcross Test Track from early 2020. No five-minute intro, no merch plug, just two tonnes of screaming S-Class shredding its tyres. That’s how Speedhunters rolls.

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It’s a massive privilege to own such a weird bunch of cars irrespective of how many actually work (not many), but they’re all relatively sane compared to the one I’m about to go into more detail on – a 1985 BMW M635CSi.

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Over the last two years it’s covered the grand total of 23 miles. Because, unsurprisingly, what started life as a cheap non-runner has spiralled massively out of control during lockdown. And I’m both terrified and excited to see where it ends up.


This story starts back in 2018 at a shop called CNC Motorsport (formerly AWS Motorsport). I’d been asked to photograph their collection of BTCC/Group A touring cars for Top Gear magazine, but what made this visit particularly lethal was the fact they’d all been rebuilt and recommissioned by CNC Motorsport.


I love the engineering and performance associated with modern motorsport, but nothing beats the ’80s/’90s era in my eyes. It felt like the perfect balance of cutting-edge technology without losing the very essence of being road cars; race on Sunday, sell on Monday. An engine built to do 9,500rpm but indicated with a tiny red sticker on the tacho.


Of all the cars there, the Group A BMW 635CSi was in a league of its own. I’m a complete BMW fiend – or rather German cars from this era – and the fact a luxury grand tourer could be made to go racing puts it into stratospheric levels of cool. The kind usually associated with the TWR Volvo 850 Estate.


Over 13 years BMW produced nearly 86,000 E24 6-Series with seemingly as many trim levels and engine sizes. So, while a mint M635CSi or Motorsport Edition demands strong money, you can still pick up a bargain provided you don’t mind an auto box and a bit of welding.

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This was my thinking immediately after leaving CNC Motorsport. Right up until an evening on carandclassic.co.uk revealed a seemingly genuine M635CSi going cheap. We call it an M635CSi here in the UK, but in the US, Japan and other territories it was badged an M6. Though luckily for us Brits, we got the full-fat M88/3 motor found in the BMW M1 and E28 M5.

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As you’d expect, the advert was filled with yet more alarm bells. It’d been listed for months, it had two low-res images (both of which appear to have been drawn by a dog), and its description was brilliantly vague. You know the kind of vague when questioned if you had a good night after arriving home at 5:00am? That king of vague.

Still, like a divorcee firing up Tinder for the first time, I was happy to overlook all of these issues in the tiny hope it might actually work out.

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‘Hi Mark. The car isn’t mine, but I do know who owns it…’

Good start. Just send me the overseas bank account details now and I’ll prepare an outraged Facebook post.

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‘I own a few barns and do car storage. It’s been here for several years. The owner has reached a point where he doesn’t want to keep paying storage but hasn’t the time to get it working either.’

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It turned out the E24’s owner lived several hundred miles away, travelling for weeks on end for work. Neither he nor the barn owner really did social media which is why the advert seemed so suspect. But you know what? Had it been listed properly on eBay or Pistonheads it’d have been snapped up instantly for a whole lot more cash.

We settled at around £15,000, half of which HSBC loaned me for kitchen improvements and half of which was money actually saved for kitchen improvements. All to buy a car that didn’t work with naff-all history.


In these situations, I tend to go straight to the worst-case scenario and anything better is then a bonus. I’d assumed the engine was toast, and with the E24 being just a few miles from RK Tuning, I trailered it over to get Ron’s take on it. Luckily for me, Ron used to dabble with the Bosch Motronic system long before he focused in on Skyline GT-Rs.


The original advert said it’d been dry stored, which was bollocks. I found this out when removing the ECU, which was submerged in water. That, along with a faulty AFM, were the only reasons it wouldn’t start. ECU refurbished, AFM replaced and one set of HT leads later, the M635CSi coughed back into life.


Even more unbelievable was the fact it passed its MOT first time. The advisories might have been listed over two pages, but it actually drove like a proper car now. Even the electric sunroof worked. Rust? Yeah, it had some of that, but according to the MOT it hadn’t yet reached the point of no return.


Getting the car back from Ron brought with it a separate dilemma. The cheapest genuine M635CSi for sale was over £30,000. This one now owed me and HSBC around £18,000, so the obvious choice would be to sell it for £25,000 and make a quick, decent profit. Pay back the loan, actually fix the kitchen and have some cash left over to buy a cheap 628CSi instead.


If that was the red pill, my decision involved chugging an entire bottle full of blue ones.

According to those other adverts, the M635CSi is an appreciating classic. Maybe even an investment opportunity. And there lies the issue with interesting car ownership in 2021.


If a car cannot be used or enjoyed for fear of altering its value, what purpose does it serve anymore? I’m all for enjoying something without losing money on it – that’s the absolute dream. But it really shouldn’t become the defining characteristic of any car’s ownership.

And it’s this kind of self-righteous attitude which has led to so many half-working, half-finished cars in my garage. Sure, a basic 630CSi would make more sense as an E24 track car, but how much better would a proper M635CSi be?


Thankfully, a man called Alan Strachan also agreed with this philosophy. As the boss of CNC Motorsport – the very shop I’d visited three years ago which triggered this E24 track car idea – it seemed fitting to go back to ground zero and let CNC deal with the nuclear fallout. Alan has only two requirements when a car leaves his workshop: it must be solid, and it must be fast. If it fails on either of those, he’ll rectify it.


I’d love to be in a position to cut Alan a huge cheque and say ‘make it a race car’ – because lord knows this garage update already alludes to that kind of lifestyle – but the reality requires a whole lot of patience and saving.


Not least because the more bits we removed, the more work we discovered. But the moment I stood on my high horse and decided not to sell it for a quick profit was the moment I committed to seeing this build right through to the end.


Think of it as a Clubsport-spec E24 rather than a dedicated track car. It’ll be caged and stripped out, but it’ll also mechanically be in better condition than when it left the factory in 1985.

That’s why for the past year and a half the focus has solely been on the underside, chipping away at small bits in between Alan’s proper work.


There has been pretty serious progress though. Every component underneath has been removed, sandblasted and powder-coated. The interior’s been gutted along with the glass and seals, and all that rust in its early stages has been removed and welded up.


That does mean we’re close to starting all the fun stuff. Alan’s measured and cut the rollcage – his own design built to Group A specification complete with removable door bars. The loom is being stripped of unnecessary wiring and the centre-lock hubs machined for the BBS wheels too.


Seeing all of these individual components come together is properly exciting. I’ve never built a car from the ground up before and truthfully, I probably won’t do it again in a hurry. But when it’s done, it’ll be a proper riot both on and off the track.


Engine-wise, with the exception of an exhaust and an oil cooler it’s staying completely stock. 286bhp is more than enough for something from the ’80s, and the last thing I need is another car with an engine determined to detonate itself on a weekly basis.

Here’s the big question though: what’s the ETA? Your guess is as good as mine currently. It’ll be finished when it’s err… finished. Which is why it’s also a prime candidate for the new Speedhunters Garage ethos as it’ll be a few months before any more progress is documented. If I had to guess? I reckon late 2021, but if it goes beyond that timeframe so be it.


What has been refreshing is leaving a project to progress at its own rate, even if that has been financially dictated. We’re all guilty of rushing builds and setting unrealistic deadlines for shows and events, but the truth is nine times out of 10 the result is usually some form of compromise.


But ultimately, who needs to worry if a car is ready for a certain deadline? The show organiser? The stand you’re on? Or the people you want to hit like on your ‘gram upload?


The moment something like that influences your enjoyment of a car is the moment you need to stop and ask if it’s really worth the hassle. That’s not suggesting there’s a right and wrong way to enjoy a car; it’s about whether that process brings you actual happiness. If the rush, cost and faffing around is all you have to say about a car’s inception, what have you achieved?


I’ll never learn; I’ll carry on embarking on stupid projects for as long as cars exist, and for many it’ll seem like a total waste of time and money. Which is fairly accurate.


But I properly enjoy it; not just the finished bit but the whole process from scouting a car, unearthing its issues and building it back up over time. And if the internet didn’t exist tomorrow, I’d still end up doing the exact same thing. Which is just as well because I’ve got an entire garage full of broken tat to sort.

Mark Riccioni
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This is so fantastic and daft. I’ll never tire of hearing about your car dramas, Mark


It's like a really crap (crapper) version of Hollyoaks, whereby the same story gets repeated every 6-months and all that happens is the cast get older.


And the director loses his marbles! It would be great to see some of the finished projects in the metal. Here’s hoping we all live long enough to see the day! Haha.

Ps thanks for taking the time to regularly respond to all of your comments. Every contributor on SH does, it’s so refreshing


What a read. Amazing that you can still do this considering so many people have been destroying financally by this pandemic. I'm still debating on wether to buy my first set of coilovers for my GT86 or not. The thought of "What if I lost my job tomorrow?" starts to race through my mind as soon as im ready to hit that payment button. I will though, eventually.

Is a pattern starting to emerge? Full lineup of Skylines down the line?


Amazing is a good word, i'd probably go with daft as a more realistic description though haha! I'd argue that your approach is the wisest one here, and if you see a load of semi-broken cars being listed on eBay cheap you'll know you made the right decision.

Honestly, i've no intention of 'collecting' anything - I don't think i have the will power to get one of everything even if i had the cash. Far too easily distracted by silly things normal people avoid. There's a V12 TDI Q7 currently for sale which sounds like so much pain. But also what a ruddy thing.


I remember reading about what a absolute black hole the V10 TDI Toureg was so if it's related to that it will be infinite pain.


Always love your stories Mark, as i have full props for your attitude towards cars. I myself struggle with buying cars as investments that i see as an investment/wont loose me any money, and then struggling with the anxiety of driving them every day and hoping something doesn't go wrong. I wish sometimes my heart would let me buy a stupid project even if it makes no financial sense, but in most cases my head wont let me.
On that note, i assume you are somewhere around essex due to your use of RK tuning quite often.. which means you are round the corner from myself (i have used Ron on previous cars), and if you ever fancy selling the DR30.. I would be happy to take it off your hands!!
thanks, Lloyd :)


Cheers Lloyd! To be honest, i think that's a normal (and sensible) approach and while it'd be great not for value/mileage to be a consideration, these things are a labor or love and truly make no financial sense.

Cars feel very much 'in' currently which is both a good and bad thing. There's a lot of people snapping up stuff purely for investment, and you can't blame 'em. Lending is cheap, interest is low, and it's a whole lot easier to get a car than a property. Get the right one and you'll likely make more money after 2-3 years too, providing you're prepared to keep miles low and keep the condition A1. But there's always that element of risk which requires sanity to be left behind...

I'm midlands area but Ron's been a proper legend throughout Skyline/car ownership over the years. I genuinely believe the right tuner can make or break a car's ownership regardless of how temperamental/expensive if might be. And hey, everything's always for sale!


That DR30 is so pretty in all it's boxiness. such a cool car.
And I am curious to see how the e24 turns out!

All in all, great read, had a lot of chuckles over the Bathroom discussions and Kitchen savings together with the missus ;)


That era of boxiness has aged brilliantly hasn't it? Even the interiors (with early digital dials) are somehow kinda cool now. Pretty much the polar opposite of modern car design.


I love how the more I read the more the stupid grin on my face grows. Most excellent story, Mark.

Jay Soh Tsu Chung

You're one stupid crazy motherf*cker, Mark. You know that right? Hahaha!

And is that a legit E46 CSL at the end there?


I think i've got space on my forearm to tattoo that too haha!

Yup that's a legit CSL too. Belongs to Ben, who similarly could do with an intervention: http://www.speedhunters.com/2020/02/one-m3-csl-1020-miles-and-30-minutes-at-gp-ice-race/


A great article about a really interesting collection of cars - I think it makes them even more special that they have been bought for enjoyment, not purely for an investment (although avoiding depreciation is certainly a benefit). Also nice to see the 'behind the scenes' and all the problems that have to be overcome when owning project cars.

It is stories like this that inspired me to buy my own project car, create a platform for enthusiasts to share their own builds and continue to motivate me with my own Integra DC5 Type R project.

More about the start of my project car journey here: https://www.automotive-showcase.com/


Speedhunters Garage sounds cool and all, but what about the Speedhunters Store? You guys haven't done anything about that in years, yet still have the tab at the top of the page. Either get rid of it or give us merch!


As frustrating as this will sound, we will be bringing an update on the store front VERY soon as it's been far too long.


What an absolute great write up. I took myself in grinning from ear to ear several time. Love your attitude towards cars, and what a dream garage. Love the man-reason behind it all, who needs a new kitchen when they can have a Group A race car.


'You can live in a car but you can't drive a house' although to be fair, living in something with a cage would get quite tiring fast


This is brilliant, thanks Mark. And that R30 is lush, I'm very jealous.


Mark you one lucky bastard! You are currently owning/have owned 3 of my dream rides! With that Brabus it's now 4... Say, you don't really care about that W126 right? Mind if I take it off your hands? ;-)


Haha! It's quite heavy, you might need a few more hands to get it away... It's a stupidly brilliant thing. Absolute nail currently; the list of work required just to get it back on the road is pages. But if/when it goes up for sale, you'll get first refusal.


Ouch that's too bad haha! All jokes aside, these are indeed some of the most brilliant things the late 80s and early 90s has to offer. Journey on!


Wow, I kind of feel like I have found a 'brother from another mother' or had a glimpse into some sort of parallel universe! the only thing is, that in my universe there is about 100,000 times less budget and that just leads to all the problems you are experiencing...... x100,000!

If you want to know pain, try buying a jeep xj without properly engaging your brain about it!!

I'm also super glad you view your cars as the experience they bring and not just about being 'investments'. lifes about the journey!


See, we're universally broken because immediately my brain thinks 'Jeep XJ... now there's a thing! Wonder how much they're going for...? What stage of pain did you reach with one? Or is it very much still causing pain?

It sounds very cliche, but when we're old and looking back on our lives, memories are what we'll have left to reflect on. Which is a great way of justifying the sinking of any available money into silly cars.


XJ values are all over the show. £500-4k or 15k on carandclassic with no real correlation on condition. Unfortunately, I got stung. For once I spent a bit of money and went to the upper range in their values in the hope of getting something that was not so much of a project. I saw all the red flags and ignored them and ended up paying top dollar for a rotter. Waxoil was hiding it all. sponges, filler, blow over, the lot! However, its an XJ - its so cool. I'm left with a bit of a quandry as to what to do now. so very much still at a stage of pain (more over my own stupidity).

If you are thinking about an XJ, don't whatever you do start watching Matts Off Road Recovery on you tube.

Its a black hole that I may have just pushed you into. Sorry bout that.


Damn RIP to that E61 M5 Touring that really sucks
But man that E24 is such a lovely car maybe someday I will get one


When I read that you sold the RX7 after all that work, I thought that was silly...until I remember that I've done this twice now. My 92' Integra was absolutely mint. Had all the rust fixed, fresh coat of paint, wheels, tires, etc. I beautiful street setup. Sold it after one summer of having everything "done." Next car had a full engine and transmission replacement...sold it. WHY?? It was literally better than it was when I bought it. I'm pretty sure if I had money, I would have a garage that made as much sense as yours.


Haha! There's the age old saying that, the best your car will ever be is the day you sell it. Whether that's tidying up the paint, hoovering the interior you name it. Suddenly when you need to sell it, you feel judged on your ownership and compelled to rectify the issues you otherwise would set aside because they didn't bother you too much.

Then, on the flipside of that, it's the project mentality. You embark on a project with the goal of making it right, but subconsciously you're actually just a fiend for a good project. Once you've made it right, you suddenly realise anything else you do is going to be detrimental to it. So you weirdly feel bad mucking around with it further, and along comes the idea of selling it and starting back with a doer-upper again.

It is very much a mindset... i don't think there's any cure. And from where i am it appears to be getting worse the older i get. Good luck.


I want to know more about everything in this photograph


Picture Caption: When Hobbies Get Out Of Hand, Circa 2019


first car i brought home was a 633csi and my uncles (lifetime mech/shop owners) made me sell it. rust and parts costs that would turn a young lad to crime etc. but i did double my money after a summer of hooning.

as a fully fledged irresponsible adult 30 years later i settled into domestic bliss by convincing the partner a 2001 E55 AMG wagon was a properly respectful daily. she says it sounds funny compared to other cars... i just wish i had your 'F1' headers to go with the rest of my cat back job.

your article reminded me of all the fun of my glorious 'mistakes' in between. and to come. thanks. :)


Haha, excellent work on all accounts - E55 AMG Wagon is an absolute solid daily, my favourite-looking of all the E-classes personally. If we're going down the silly route, how about save the money on the headers and go supercharged instead?


Hi Mark, Thanks for the amazing article.

You're a definitely a certified CAR GUY with lots of CAR STORIES to tell.
However, I'm undecided which is crazier, the guy, or the stories.

Keep doing what you love, Mark. We only live once.


Appreciate the kind words! Hopefully i'll never learn, everyone needs a good story every now and then


you will regret selling that rx7,

"i guarantee it"


Speedhunters 2023: 'So i bought my old car back...'


At the fact that I like the car, it’s a little unreliable....


Some say unreliable, i disguise it as character!


an awesome write up Mark.. it truly is inspiring and i think us all petrol-heads can relate to...having that project that seem never ending...but hey...when its finally done and running like a gem...nothing else matters...that genuine smile on your face... i truly believe this post should never been read by our significant others for the fear that it might lead to a war of words to the tune of..."what? another car? when are you going to finish the pile of metal in the garage?" and the rest is history...

*goes on to the local site looking for the next project*
Dennis (Auckland, NZ)


The other good one is 'I got it cheap, it'll be worth more when it's fixed up...' although having zero intention of ever selling said car thus making its value completely redundant!

What's next on the list for you...?


You clearly do more than shoot to pay for all these cars, yes?


Mark.. we spoke briefly about the Group a uprights that were made for me in Blighty.. Any chance the shop could d make some more center locks for my M635?


Nice projects! Good luck with all of them!

I must say the S600 sounds a bit « surprising »... like proper mad. I imagine the people’s face when they hear a angry sounding italian machine and see a boxy executive german sedan instead.


It's the most entertainment you can have in a car without breaking the speed limit. Makes me smile every time; obnoxiously loud but in the best possible way. Close the exhaust valve and it's just a nice 90s executive saloon.


I think we can all respect a true gearhead madman with wild ideas and ambition who just so happens to have the funds and lack of restraint to own such a legendary collection of cars. I appreciate your work and the window you've provided into your garage and gas-powered rollercoaster of wins and woes. Keep it up!


Appreciate the kind words! 'Ambitious but stupid' would be very apt, but also entertaining in between the pain.


I really do admire the way you and Ryan go about project cars and car culture. Your stories are the ones I most enjoy.
I giggled a couple of times, but this cracked me up:
"We settled at around £15,000, half of which HSBC loaned me for kitchen improvements and half of which was money actually saved for kitchen improvements."



I'm honestly contemplating shutting off all social media/facebook marketplace until this damn kitchen is sorted otherwise it'll never happen


love the madness