• BMW R1200 RS,  Motorbike

    BMW R1200 RS 2015

    Bought April 21st, 2017 Odometer reading 4.992 km Current odometer reading 39.114 km Engine Boxer Twin Displacement 1170cc with multi point fuel injection Valve train 8 valve Max power 123 bhp @ 7750 rpm Max torque 125 Nm @ 6500 rpm Six speed sequential gearbox Rear wheel drive Weight 241 kg Standard equipment is Automatic Stability Control. Adjustable brake and clutch handle. Analog speedometer. Monochrome display with rev counter and board computer. Toolset. Optional extra’s are ABS Pro. Corbin heated saddle. Cruise control Daytime running light. Dynamic ESA (Adjustable shocks) Dynamic traction control. Heated grips. Keyless start. LED indicators Pure tank cover. Riding modes pro. Satellite navigation Tire pressure monitoring.…

  • Car,  Daimler Six

    The first 10.000 kilometres

    The Daimler has past the 10.000 km’s marker and there is not that much to tell. I am still using her as a daily driver for a project in Belgium and besides some minor details, she is running great. To start with a big change, I have replaced the 17” X-308 Celtic allows with 16” 20-spokes allows. Personally, I think she looks much better. On the 20-spokes were Michelin tyres fitted and I have not replaced those yet. I think, that I will replace the tyres with Michelin Cross Climate tyres, but for now the tyres that are fitted will do. The old Celtic allows are for sale, but no…

  • Car,  Daimler Six

    @ the dealership

    I am writing this post at the coffee table of the RAC, Jaguar dealership in Rotterdam. I am waiting for the mechanic to replace the rubber seal of the sunroof. But let’s go back to the first days of my Jaguar ownership. Last week I responded to an add on the interweb. I made an appointment with the seller on a Friday evening, after work. He lived near Middelburg, which is in the south west corner of the county. The Daimler was parked outside and after a handshake we drove off. The only thing I know about cars, is what I feel when I drive it, so for me it…

  • Car,  Daimler Six

    Daimler Six 1996

    Bought September 29th, 2015 Odometer reading 211748 km Current odometer reading 282.389 km Engine L6 ( Jaguar AJ16) Displacement 3980cc with multipoint injection Valve train DOHC 24 valve Max power 248 bhp @ 4750 rpm Max torque 392 NM @ 3650 Four speed automatic transmission with overdrive Rear wheel drive Like any Daimler, she is packed with luxury. Automatic gearbox. Automatic dimming rearview mirror Climate control. Cupholders. Disc brakes with Anti lock Brake System. Dual airbags. Full leather trim. Heated front seats. Heated power mirrors. Heated windshield. Memory drivers seat. Power four way adjustable steering wheel. Power locks with remote entry. Power twelve way adjustable front seats. Power sun roof.…

  • Car,  Toyota Supra

    The Asian Sportscar

    In January of 2009, I bought a Toyota Supra to replace my Lincoln. She was for sale at a specialist of exclusive cars. I always liked this model Supra, but it was never a dream car to me. But the salesman gave a nice price for my Lincoln, so I bought a third generation original Dutch Supra. She was fully original, but in desperate need of some TLC. First I had the brake discs replaced with Brembo’s, the tires were replaced with Bridgestone S-02’s and the shock’s were replaced with yellow Koni’s. The dent in the front fender was repaired and I bought a English passenger seat on Ebay. The seat…

  • Car,  Toyota Supra

    Toyota Supra 3.0i Turbo

    Bought jan. 28, 2009 Odometer reading 241.000 km Current odometer reading 281.650 km Engine straight six (7M-GTE) Displacement 2954cc with multi port fuel injection and turbo charging Valve train 12 valve Max power 232 bhp @ 5600 rpm Max torque 344 Nm @ 4000 rpm Five speed manual transmission Rear wheel drive The Supra has a lot of feature as standard equipment Cruise control Cup holders Diskbrakes with Anti lock Brake System Headlamp washers Power steering Power locks Power widows Power lumbar support Radio cassette player Targa roof panel Three options were ordered Airconditioning Leather seats Limited sper differential

  • AutoBianchi A112,  Car

    AutoBianchi A112 1975

    Bought May 13th, 1995. Odometer reading 75000. Sold November 27th, 2001. Odometer reading 76500. Engine 4L (Fiat 100 series). Displacement 903cc with a carburator. Valve train 8 valve. Max power 47 bhp. Four speed manual gearbox. Front wheel drive. This car had no options. For example, in the picture above, left to the instrument cluster, there are two switches with a round rubber thing in between. That is a manual pump mechanism to operate the windowwasher.

  • Car,  Pontiac Grand Prix

    Pontiac Grand Prix LJ 1980

    Bought November 24th, 1994 Sold September 11th, 1996 Engine V8 (Pontiac V8). Displacement 4942cc with a 4 barrel carburetor. Valve train 16 valve. Max power 150 bhp. Max torque 330 Nm. Three speed automatic transmission. Rear wheel drive. The LJ was the luxury version. Standard equipment included: Front disc brakes. Hinged, bright door pull handles. Luxury cushion tilt steering wheel. Power locks. Power windows. Remote deck lit release. Rear quarter courtesy lamps. Six way power drivers seat. Optional extra’s included: Climate control. Cruise control. Illuminated visor vanity mirrors. Leather and vinyl bucket seats. Litter container. Manual adjustable sport mirrors.

  • Car,  Chevrolet Caprice Classic

    Chevrolet Caprice Classic ’82

    Bought November 2nd, 1994 Sold November 24st, 1994 Engine V8 (Chevrolet small block). Displacement 4998cc with four barrel carburator. Valve train 16 valve OHC. Max power 150 bhp. Max torque 325 Nm. Three speed automatic transmission. Rear wheel drive. This car came standard with…. Power front disc brakes Power steering …. and with a lot of optional extra’s. Climate control. Comfort tilt steering wheel. Cruise control. Power locks. Power front bench. Power trunk release. Power windows. Stereo radio cassette player w/ four speakers.

  • Car,  Chevrolet Impala

    My first Yank

    My first Yank. I bought it for 500 guilders from a colleague. It was all I expected it to be. It draw a lot of attention, even from police officers. Which always ended up in me explaining that I really was planning on taking it to the dealer to have a few things fixed. Like the brakes