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      05-22-2010, 01:21 PM   #23
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Congratulations, Mark! God it feels like it's been forever since you first started working with BMW on this car, but I'm sure that it felt even longer for you. Sorry to hear that the GTS wheels weren't ready, but I'm glad that you're having them shipped out to you. Post some pics when they arrive, and congrats again.
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      05-22-2010, 04:03 PM   #24
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Amazing combo! The car looks gorgeous! Congrats!
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      05-22-2010, 04:16 PM   #25
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Awesome job, car looks amazing! Love all the individual interior choices you made.
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      05-22-2010, 04:35 PM   #26
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Thanks for the comments everyone, much appreciated. Been a long time but finally.......

Now how do I go about bribing the ship captain to get her over here before mid June?????

Oh, and I forgot. I complained to BMW about the skinny tires on the Comp Package rims. They are out of place and look stupid. They're going to get back to me. We'll see......
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      05-22-2010, 05:59 PM   #27
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Hey Mark, great car and especially love the shift boot. Looks like a great trip and at least you acknowledge you're anal! I just think you need to chill out a bit, because the fact that you were (or at least gave me the impression that you were) all stressed out probably didn't help in you enjoying the trip. If you just try and adopt an attitude of "it's a once and a lifetime opportunity", I think you would have enjoyed yourself much more!

Anywho, I hope you enjoy your car, and you'll probably be one of the one people with 19'' ZCP winters
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      05-22-2010, 06:33 PM   #28
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Great story. Thanks for sharing the good as well as the bad.

Hopefully, I'll get a chance to do this for my next car.



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      05-22-2010, 06:37 PM   #29
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nice car and photos. just wanted to point out the autobahn speed limit sign you posted is not the standard sign. Those are around most major cities and other areas that can have high congestion, but they are used to regulate traffic due to a traffic slow down up ahead. The typical speed limit signs are the traditional sign posts on the side. there is a speed limit on about 60% of the autobahn now and its heavily monitored with speed cameras. Also there are white stripes on the road every few km's with sometimes a camera is hidden to monitor for tailgating. We get beautiful roads to play on here, but have to mind the speed limits when they are in effect and the tailgating. Just wanted to make sure any other euro delivery visitors don't get another souvenir they didn't want in the form of a hefty fine.
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      05-22-2010, 06:43 PM   #30
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Cool wasn't it!!!

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LOL, I took the exact same reflection picture when I was there for my delivery on May 4!
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      05-22-2010, 08:12 PM   #31
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      05-22-2010, 08:13 PM   #32
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Mark's M....wow what an amazing car and if i may ask, how do you have the pull to get an M3 bassically fully custom made for yourself? . God every day i go back and forth between a 335is and a M3...but this thread wants me wanna have one, get it via ED and drool all over it at the Welt..hell i'll take the sedan even!
I think being in Canada he could do the bmw individual program with those options.
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      05-22-2010, 08:45 PM   #33
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Looks great! Love the M/C over Rust! Gotta taker north to the 407 for some exercise in canada!
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      05-22-2010, 08:53 PM   #34
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Congrats Mark! She is abosolutely Stunning!! The combo is out right gorgeous. I hope one day I can order one too!
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      05-22-2010, 08:58 PM   #35
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Thanks so much for sharing. Love your car, looks great. Congrats
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      05-22-2010, 09:37 PM   #36
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holy crap, what a beautiful colour and interior! looks like you had a fun time.
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      05-22-2010, 09:46 PM   #37
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Thanks for the story and the pix, Mark. Very well put together.

What a beauty car - the MC Blue with the brown interior. Love it.

Congrats.
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      05-22-2010, 09:47 PM   #38
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great write-up and pictures. enjoy!
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      05-22-2010, 09:53 PM   #39
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Mark that is awesome color combo. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to that kind of adventure when I order my next BMW through ED. I can't wait. Congrats.
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      05-22-2010, 09:54 PM   #40
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Hey Mark, great car and especially love the shift boot. Looks like a great trip and at least you acknowledge you're anal! I just think you need to chill out a bit, because the fact that you were (or at least gave me the impression that you were) all stressed out probably didn't help in you enjoying the trip. If you just try and adopt an attitude of "it's a once and a lifetime opportunity", I think you would have enjoyed yourself much more!

Anywho, I hope you enjoy your car, and you'll probably be one of the one people with 19'' ZCP winters
At least I'm not the only one who thought he was overly anal retentive. I love the M3 and want to do ED myself at the end of summer, but really, chill out. It's just a car, not your first born son.
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      05-22-2010, 10:25 PM   #41
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Stunning bro. Wow.. just incredible story. I am totally leaning towards an ED for the next bimmer.
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      05-22-2010, 11:05 PM   #42
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Very nice

I'm def going to do ED next
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      05-22-2010, 11:37 PM   #43
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How much does the individual interior cost?
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      05-23-2010, 12:32 AM   #44
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WOW! Incredible! Its 1:30am where I am just about to pass out and took a peek on the blogs and just had to quickly flip through the pictures after reading the European Delivery in the title, to tired to read, plan to read what you wrote later on but from the pictures alone, looks like you went on an incredible journey! I ordered a new 335is which should be arriving mid June but could not get away for the European delivery, I envy you lol. If I ever buy an M car (probably my next bimmer) I will no doubt opt for European delivery, driving through rural Bavaria, the autobahn, the German countryside, even the ambiance of Europe alone in a BMW (an M car no less) is pure heaven. Again pictures look incredible, look forward to reading about your journey. If only more bimmer fans documented this kinda stuff and shared it with the rest of the BMW clan. Mark.... you are a lucky SOB lol!
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