Wow guys, Thanks for all the responses.
Totally unnecessary,,, I didn't post the pics to hear any praise,,, I just wanted to tell someone,,, and you guys are the only ones who would understand. But, it is really much appreciated.
I'll try to answer some of the questions people have posted...
<< jimmy have spoken to nigel today he told me if i have the chassis no off you he will look into it further for me, the only reason prodrive arn,t so forthcoming i understand they and frank sytner want to purchase all the original cars back cheque book open, why should they have all the fun?
Thanks Wayne, I have given the chassis number to Nigel about 6 times I think. He must just have forgotten. He is the one who told me the day it was delivered to Prodrive. He is also one of the people who told me that he had several people interested in buying the car. I told him I really was not interested in selling it, that I didn't buy the car to sell or as an investment, it was something I loved. After that I stopped hearing from him,,, and after that saying the same to Prodrive, I stopped hearing from Prodrive. It seemed they were only talking to me when they thought they might have a chance of buying it...
I guess I should have posted,,, when I bought this car,,, its PO nor me knew which car it was.
It was just some random nameless "white" Touring Car. We didn't know any history about it. It was just a car. I didnt even care.
I really figured it was some random early chassis privateer car. I didn't care I just wanted a Touring Car,,, any Touring Car.
There were actually nicer cars out there to buy,,, I just didnt want them (well in a weird way).
I was looking more for a survivor,,, than an already done museum piece (like Ron Checca's 11 out of 10) that someone else had all the fun of restoring.
I wanted one I could dig into every piece myself, touch every nut and bolt on the car, clean it, paint it or replace it, then put it back together.
It was not until I started digging did I find some history on this chassis through the kindness of a long ago previous owner whos name I found in some papers in the trunk. This was a bonus for sure,,, but it didnt make me any more (or less) proud to own it if that makes any sense.
I think I enjoyed the digging most of all,,, dont know why, it was very frustrating, but fun in a way.
<< What is the connector sticking out of the firewall behind the valve cover? It looks like an RCA connector, black with gold tip. Just curious >>
Fire system nozzle
<< I suppose we should share one of our favourite photos with the rest of the S14 community. >>
This is my desktop. My absolute favorite photo... Thank you Alan for bringing out of your hard drive.
<< Any chance you will be able to run this car at vintage events like Lime Rock? It would be cool to see it running there and that is certainly a great place to bring a tuly vintage racer. >>>
Thats mainly why I built it,,, or I should say what I intend to do with it. Its going vintage racing,,, probably do some track days, open lapping days kind of things. I dont see me BMWCCA Club Racing it,,, (they are wrecking a few too many cars for my tastes),,, but the Vintage guys seem to really observe the 13/13 rule "alot" better,,,, so thats where I'm headed with it.
Again guys, thanks for all the kind words,,, not really necessary though. I was not looking any undue attention.
I posted these pics purely because if I didn't tell "someone" I was going to burst and you all are the only ones who would "get it".
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