Isn’t it funny, when we buy a new car the last thing we spare little or no thought for are the accessories it comes with. Over the years, kids pilfer them to repair their bikes, never to be returned or, we use, abuse and lose them with not a care in the world.
But as time rushes by and our pride and joy transitions from new car to classic car, our thought process changes. That one missing spanner, screw driver or original first aid kit is the only thing left to think about. It drives us mad! We know only too well that the car is incomplete albeit in a very minor way. We want every box ticked, so the search for the Holy Grail begins.
Whilst with some cars this doesn’t present a problem as they were mass produced, it does however create a headache for those produced in limited numbers. Finding individual items can be tricky but doable, far more difficult if you’re after a complete set. That’s a whole different ball game.
If you’re lucky you’ll find a set of what you are looking for, but will it be complete? Will the components be original or did the previous owner replace parts the kids nicked with something totally different just to fill a hole in the tool roll?
Then the manufacturer throws a curve ball. Tool trays were mass produced with a standard set of recesses to house the tools snuggly. These were fitted across many different models throughout the range, but not all models required the same tools. Inevitably the tool tray would not necessarily have all the tool recesses filled with nice shiny chrome tools. Fast forward many years to the new fastidious owner of this now classic car. They would be driven mad wondering what went in the empty recess and spend every waking minute trawling the internet and forums trying to identify the missing pieces before they realised it was nothing more than a wild goose chase.
On the rare occasion you manage to identify that complete set of tools, all original and in pristine condition, you are then to be faced with a high price tag. I nearly fell off my chair having recently read about a Ferrari 275 tool kit that went up for auction at Southerby’s. The tool kit was complete however, it had seen a fair amount of action in its time. This rare find, fetched an eye-watering £19,200. Yikes, the same price as a brand new Jeep Renegade.
One of our valued customers has recently presented us with a rare, unused and pristine tool roll as well as an unopened first aid kit. We now find ourselves on a mission to reunite these items with the car they originally came from, the first ever M car from BMW’s Motorsport division, the legendary E26 M1.
So if you’re the lucky owner of an M1, but unlucky not to have the original tools and first aid box, please contact Barney to purchase these.
Genuine Motorsport convertible in Macau Blue with grey leather with M tex centres and leather trimmed console and door panels reconnolised careful and removed from the car etc
Currently in full restoration - and price is post restoration price
New genuine BMW wings and panels
Very rare manual .....
1999 BMW Sport Convertible
..Car Like Brand New
..Beautiful Silver Paint
..Beautiful Gray Interior
..BMW M Powered Engine
..Always In All-Climate Garage
..By Maticulas Owner
..And Needs to Sell
..We are Taking Offers
Super rare RHD BMW L7 stretched limousine. 50k km 750il
The BMW L7 was a stretched limousine based on the E38 BMW 7-series, made by BMW from 1997 until 2001 to compete with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Pullman limousines. The BMW L7 was stretched by 25 centimeter in the middle, creating for a large .....
Recent MOT and ready for viewing
E36 Evo in ultra rare colour of Individual Romantic Red
Cars mileage 132K miles but the engine Was replaced with an engine that has done 20k miles - this has had the sump removed to check the shells and then the oil pump was uprated to race spec and ARP bolts .....
I am selling my car to vacate my garage. He stands 6 years ago.
i do not accept changes. I just want to sell. I have all documents in order. Please send questions and offers by email.
grateful for your attention
Very original BMW e21 320 A with 4 cylinder M10 engine (as used in 2002) and 3 speed automatic gearbox. Only 41,797 miles in 40 years!
The car was owned from new by the same family until I bought it in 2006. The car has always been dry stored although, unfortunately, it was next to a window at its .....
VERY RARE and desirable E24 M6 - yes M6 LHD started its life in the USA and imported over 15 years ago
Zinnobar Red - Grey leather - original wheels and tyres
Was in storage and has recently had many new parts added to recommision it and other parts will be bought soon
Will have .....
This is a very rare car now - 20 years old and increasing in value
E36 M3 - S50 engined 3 litre car - GT version
One of the first 10 cars
VERY rare aircon model
BRG this car is documented and with a big history and it had a replacement engine through BMW so current unit low miles
APPRECIATING MODERN CLASSIC....56,580 MILES ONLY....FACELIFT MODEL....TWO OWNERS ONLY....SERVICE HISTORY & OLD MOT's....LOVELLY COLOUR COMBINATION OF BMW TITAN SILVER OVER FULL BLACK CLASSIC LEATHER....RARE FACTORY OPTION ON THIS CAR OF AN ELECTRIC POWER HOOD....16" 5-STAR ALLOY WHEELS STYLE 55-7Jx16....FACTORY .....