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  1. Time for a Part 2 as the original thread has clocked >10,000 posts (10,100 posts to be exact). Kudos to @Theoldjaffa for starting the thread and allows many of us to have a glimpse of unusual / rare car models on our road, or even overseas! OK, this is a definitely an unusual car in BMW history. Look closer, this is NOT a normal E30 320i Convertible... For those who still catches no ball, it has a fixed B & C pillar! Yes, this is the BMW E30 3 Series Baur TopCabriolet. The convertible came courtesy of a Stuttgart-based coachbuilder named Baur, who had a long history with BMW and apparently saw the market for a BMW convertible before BMW did. So the two teamed up to make a convertible 3-Series – with only one little problem. It wasn’t quite a convertible. Baur had to start its convertible 3-Series by taking an already-built 3-Series coupe and sawing off the roof. As a result, there wasn’t any extra rigidity built into the body or the chassis – since the car was never intended to be a convertible in the first place. So Baur had to engineer this rigidity into the top. The result of this was a convertible of … unusual proportions. For one thing, it isn’t a full convertible: the top panel comes off, and only the soft top over the rear window retracts like a typical convertible top. But then there are the pillars. In “roof open” mode, the A-pillar is still in place, of course. But so are the B-pillar, and the C-pillar. And there’s a huge bar connecting the B-pillar on the left side of the car to the one on the right side – even when the top is off. Even though there was a factory BMW 3-Series convertible on the E30 body style, it didn’t start out that way. Instead, Baur made another 14,426 E30 3-Series convertibles, with the unusual targa-ish convertible roof and all the pillars and bracing in place before BMW finally took the reins and did a factory convertible with a normal roof and no extra pillars or bracing. Read more about the 3 Series Baur in the following post I have made last April. @jimmyfong @Mockngbrd any idea how many Baur left in Singapore?
  2. saw this outside textile center this afternoon.
  3. Theoldjaffa

    Unusual or Rare Cars

    Photos of unusual or rare cars that i snapped here in Singapore. if you have any contributions, post them here! Flaming Citroen Hybrid.. BMW Avante? 2 x RX7 with same digits in the car plate so i guess they belong to same owner Unusual rims on a Passat Maserati Biturbo 220 Jaguar EV12 FD2 with no rear door handle Lamborghini Aventador Alfa Romeo Sprint Alfa Romeo GT Junior Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV Alfa Romeo 200
  4. Catch it on news last night. This rare diseases fund is a very good initiative started by MOH, to help families cope with high medical and treatment cost for rare diseases. One of the family interviewed face a monthly medical bill of up to $24K, which is beyond imagination for even a typical middle income family. I hope more can be aware of this RDF, and help to spread the news, so that families in need can benefit from the scheme. It would be good if we could contribute to the fund to help the needy. More information on the RDF is available on www.kkh.com.sg/rarediseasefund New hope for patients with rare diseases with the launching of a new fund https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/new-hope-for-patients-with-rare-diseases-with-the-launching-of-a-new-fund SINGAPORE - Singaporeans with three forms of rare diseases now have access to financial aid to help with medical expenses which can run into thousands of dollars each month. Launched on Tuesday (July 2) by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and SingHealth Fund, the Rare Disease Fund (RDF) will, for a start, fund five medicines used to treat the three conditions - primary bile acid synthesis disorder, Gaucher disease and Hyperphenylalaninaemia due to tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4) deficiency. New charity fund to provide financial support for Singaporeans with rare diseases https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/charity-fund-health-rare-disease-treatment-cost-11682554 SINGAPORE: A new charity fund has been set up to help Singaporeans with rare diseases who cannot afford treatment costs. Jointly established by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the SingHealth Fund, the Rare Disease Fund will combine community donations and Government-matched contributions to financially support Singapore citizens with specific rare diseases, MOH announced in a press release on Tuesday (Jul 2). Singaporeans with 3 rare diseases will get funding help for treatment https://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/singaporeans-3-rare-diseases-will-get-funding-help-treatment Launched yesterday by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and SingHealth Fund, the Rare Disease Fund (RDF) will, for a start, support the use of five medicines to treat the three conditions - Primary bile acid synthesis disorder, Gaucher disease and hyperphenylalaninaemia due to tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4) deficiency. The hope is that over time, more rare diseases and medications will be added to the list, an MOH statement said yesterday.
  5. This thread is for sharing of car model not available in Singapore. It is not necessary that the car must be something exotic, very rare or for that matter, cost you an arm and leg (well, every car here cost us an arm and leg already...) I still remembered in the early 90s (during the pre-internet era), when I made my first overseas trip to Europe, I was like a mountain tortoise, staring at every car model on the street, and spending half of my photo films shooting nothing but just "rare" cars that I have never seen in Singapore, hahaha OK, let me start the ball rolling, and these few are high on my list (and many more to come)... BMW X1 LWB. I am a sucker for LWB model, as the additional leg room in the rear make the car feel a class high than standard wheelbase model. BMW 5 Series LWB. Who will need a 7 Series if we can have this model... 3rd Generation Honda Accord (JDM). I am also a fan of pop up headlight... Honda Odyssey (USDM). This make it a very good competitor to the Alphard and like... Kia Grand Carnival. Another great looking full size MPV... 2018 Buick Enclave Avenir. A direct competitor to the highly acclaimed Mazda CX9...
  6. Hi, I would like to reach out to all of you who owns a JDM sports car meet, like how our neighbours have it. Even if yours is not a sport car but of rarity, please include yourself in too. We could mass order parts which would be cheaper to buy and ship from the same distributor in Japan, US or UK. TUNING? Aim is to bring back the nostalgic sports car meets back in the days of Kallang Carpark. Drift outings or practice Autox, Gymkana at our neighbours or safe location. Which may have a food destination. If you are feeling charitable we could organise something for social welfare as well. Is an open discussion and I would like to start the ball rolling. It also would be interesting to see what gems we have in Singapore as well. If your car is not in there like Daihatsu or Datsun, kindly include. Honda Mazda 1. Mazda RX-8 Type RS - Sw20 Mitsubishi Nissan Toyota Subaru
  7. rare find. cars with old plate side by side
  8. Vinceng

    Membat Passion

    Just in case you are thinking what the subject title is about... It's not a replacement for Viagra or some new Love Hotel. It's a brand of tyre from Spain. First time seeing this. More rare than China made Linglong or Double Coin tyres.
  9. Viviobluerex

    Rare Jap cars in Singapore

    What have you guys seen?? I have seen a yellow daihatsu copen, 2 RX-Rs, 1 red Honda beat, 1 Mitsubishi Evo3 and a Nissan Bluebird...
  10. my friend has this rare sports car, only one in singapore, he does not dare to service it at normal workshop because he scared those mechanics not well versed with the car and later cause more problems. does anyone know any reliable workshop that loves to tinker with those rare cars, e.g. classic vintage cars, kit cars etc. the mechanic must be willing to learn and most importantly treat it with care. my friend brought it to a previous workshop the last time and the mechanic spoiled his headlight cover because he simply did not know how to open it. i cannot divulge the exact car model because it will expose my friend and he is those low profile type. all i can say is it is a continental marque. thanks for the guru's advice.
  11. Dear Nissan owners! I will be dekitting/export the very rare Primera 2.0 Luxury Sedan soon on 10 days time! This car is super rare... if if you are a Primera Owner and yr car interior is worn out. This is the final chance if you wish to change any parts... My car internal is superbly well maintained! Everything works perfectly! My rims are the "5 nuts 16inch Original rare primera sports rims... Its also in well maintained condition. looks clean and not abused! I believe you can change it to yr Cefiro/teana or any Nissan with 5nuts socket. Lastly I also have the Armron Hilife battery less than 2yrs and last week check, power still 100% best! The battery I believe is compared to many other cars such as Toyotas as my Mark X are using the same. Its pity to dekit with such superb condition. Honestly, I do not have a price in mind, anything you want just quote me, find a place to change/swap. Mostly importantly my car parts are put to good use rather than throwing off to the export/scrap... What a WASTE! So anyone! This is a rare chance, I am a easy going, generous chap, as long as you need it, just give me a reasonable quote you deem and we get it fixed. Final day of this deal will be 18th April... After that... its will be gone.!
  12. Fastfive1

    Rare car spotted!

    I happened to see a very old E30 318 coupe on the road this afternoon. Such a shame that it was on a tow truck heading in the direction of defu lane. Probably going to a workshop around that area. Such a shame to see it in such a state. At least the body looks in good shape. Will upload the picture of it later once I black out the plate.
  13. D3badge

    Leftfield cars

    Most manufacturers build vehicles to satisfy the grand majority of car buyers, as a result, most of the vehicles produced are built to conform to what most people think a car should be like. That being said, not everyone is into that kind of thing as some prefer to go against the grain. Hence we have what is called "leftfield" vehicles, cars that are built to cater to the section of the car market whose taste differs greatly from the norm. So here are five of the most leftfield vehicles around now. mine is one of them http://sg.news.yahoo.com/photos/leftfield-cars-slideshow/alfa-romeo-159-photo-160000537.html
  14. saw a car with SJ9 yesterday? cannot even enquiry in one motoring. WR03825: No enquiry of transfer fee is allowed. Please contact LTA at 1800-CALL LTA(1800-2255 582) for further assistance. did a search and found out that its one of the supreme court justices.
  15. Dscheng

    Rare car

    Maybach 62, own by some properties developer tow kay
  16. http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/06/...N0B65NW20130206 Whoa... mai sng sng... Someone on the ball planning public protest!! Who's going??? PS - Mods, if this is considered another dupe thread, then pls do the necessary.
  17. ....now the not-so-good news: Only 918 produced and only one available for our little red dot From STOMP: http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/stomp/sg..._available.html Posted on 09 Oct 2012 Only one of this rare Porsche 918 Spyder will be available in Singapore SOURCE: ASIAONE PHOTOS: PORSCHE To get yourself a Porsche 918 Spyder, you would probably have to be as fast as this sports car. This is because production of this car is limited to 918, only one of which will make its way to Singapore. Delivery of the limited edition vehicle begins in 2014. The 918 Spyder is set to be Porsche's first plug-in hybrid. If you prefer to appear eco-friendly, the 918 can be driven in pure electric mode up to an amazing 150 kmh. Its fuel consumption under the combined cycle is estimated at 3.0 litres per 100 km, or an unbelievable 33 km per litre. But perhaps the most incredible aspect about this supercar is that it is a plug-in hybrid. Using a conventional household socket, the Spyder can be charged in four hours in Europe, and about 11 hours in the US and Japan. It is faster with a Porsche universal charging device - two hours - while an optional quick-charging station is also available. So, how do you think this mean machine will fare against Singapore edition of the McLaren MP4-12C or Ferrari F12?
  18. Drove in to AMK Esso to pump petrol on Sunday and saw this purple car when I turn in and I told myself..wow ! a rare Nissan NX coupe . I park behind it to admire this rare beauty then realise its not a NX Coupe but a gull wing Sera ! ! Told my gf abt this rare car but she does not seems impressed. Din expect to see it again since I last saw a black one at Tanglin many years ago ! Walk pass the car and can see the "see-through" roof with purple tint. The interior is still quite well kept thou. After paying for the petrol, I went back to the car and the owner also juz arrived..he open up his gull wing passenger door to put his carton of Coke . Nice ! Sorlee hor no pic coz not enough time to snap the pic.
  19. Greatbirdlegend

    61 cases of rare dengue in Marsiling

    Dengue is no joke...take care of yourself and your family. --- Jun 27, 2011 61 cases of rare dengue in Marsiling By Ashutosh Ravikrishnan More than 60 cases of an uncommon strain of dengue has been reported since Friday. -- PHOTO: NEA SIXTY-ONE cases of an uncommon strain of dengue has been reported since Friday. The Den-3 virus has, so far, hit the Marsiling area. The National Environment Agency (NEA) believes that residents may have little or no immunity against the virus. This may possibly lead to a faster transmission of the disease. However, it assures the public that there is no indication of the strain spreading to other parts of the country at this point in time. Stepping up control efforts, the NEA has dispatched 70 officers to search and remove all potential breeding zones in the area. It has also called on the Sembawang Town Council and the National Parks Board to fumigate the area.
  20. http://www.sgcarmart.com/used_cars/listing...RGD=0&PRC=0
  21. i am surprise to see such a rare car...and its so well maintained http://www.sgcarmart.com/used_cars/info.ph...441&DL=1000
  22. SINGAPORE, Tuesday 31 August 2010 (AFP)
  23. Watwheels

    Rare Sighting (Ornithology)

    Caught a glimpse of a White-Throated Kingfisher in my banana plantation this morning. Taken from my older Fujifilm F31fd 6.3 megapix compact cam. A bit dark cos it was taken behind a heavily tinted window. Dun wanna use flash cos it will scare away the bird. Kinda strange cos nearby there is no drain/pond/river to fish. Upon Google the bird actually eat insects, small lizards and small snakes. Chiak chua.
  24. Turbonetics

    A rare driver on the roads

    it happened at KPE towards the city direction and i was driving at lane 1 heading towards PIE(Tuas). when it was about to reach the exit,i signalled to switched into lane 2 and i saw a car quite far away(about 4 cars length) so thinking nothing of it,i filter in as usual.but to my surprise,the driver actually high beem at me and i continue my drive and filter into lane 3 to exit.but the "evil side" of me wanted to "test" the driver's reaction. this time,i filter into lane 2 again(he/she was about 4-5 cars distant).omg,he/she blasted his horn that the whole tunnel could hear it and it was a few time horning. then i repeated again before going to exit and he/she blasted even more furiously.i was laughing deep in my heart that he/she looks like a fool. upon approaching the exit,i ease my pedal and i knew he/she wanted to catch up and take a glimpse. you know what he/she did? he/she keep pressing the horn a few times just to attract my attention(we were 2 lanes away now) but i did not even bother to take a glance. and i felt sibei song that he/she must be very angry and act like a fool. what a rare driver? i can't understand what the driver is trying to prove/show?
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