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Old 01-17-2005, 07:16 AM
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Mission Accomplished

My 2 day ED trip is almost over already. Arrived yesterday afternoon, drove all day today, just dropped off at Harms, flying back in the morning.

Meet my new baby:
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2011 M3 vert Space Grey/Black DCT, 19s, PP, TP, CWP, PDC (May 2010 ED trip cancelled due to volcanic ash)
2005 645 vert Atlantic Blue/Black, Ruthenium, SMG, SP, CWP, Sat. Prep. (ED 1/05, sold 6/10)
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Old 01-17-2005, 07:26 AM
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Holy Moly ! The color is stunning !
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Old 01-17-2005, 07:28 AM
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Holy Moly ! The color is stunning !
I was really pleasantly surprised with the color (having never seen it in person). Atlantic Blue is a 6er only color and I ordered on faith. I really love it! It looks gorgeous in the sun!
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On order for ED on 10/16/14: 2015 650 vert M Sport, Deep Sea Blue/Black/Aluminum, 20s, Exec., Adapt Drive, Active Steering, Park Assist
2011 M3 vert Space Grey/Black DCT, 19s, PP, TP, CWP, PDC (May 2010 ED trip cancelled due to volcanic ash)
2005 645 vert Atlantic Blue/Black, Ruthenium, SMG, SP, CWP, Sat. Prep. (ED 1/05, sold 6/10)
2004 545i TiAg/Black/Anthracite, Step, SP (ED 11/03, sold 4/05)
2001 330Cic Steel Blue/Black, retired
1998 Z3 2.8 Montreal Blue/Black, retired

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Old 01-17-2005, 08:09 AM
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I was really pleasantly surprised with the color (having never seen it in person). Atlantic Blue is a 6er only color and I ordered on faith. I really love it! It looks gorgeous in the sun!
Excellent color Bill I love it!!

So the weather looks nice and dry in Munich aye??!! What the heck is going on here??!!

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Old 01-17-2005, 08:12 AM
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Excellent color Bill I love it!!

So the weather looks nice and dry in Munich aye??!! What the heck is going on here??!!

cheers,

beewang
Thanks bee
Yeah, it started out really cold this morning, car said 25 degrees but by the time I dropped off it was over 40. Most important is that the roads were dry, no rain or snow at all. Nothing much is new with ED except that the entrance gate is broken (the gate where you used to ring the buzzer doesn't work so you go to the other entrance on the other side of the shack at the gate). I took the U-bahn this time ... the directions from this site were perfect. And of course, thanks for the Nav disk, worked like a charm, don't know how I managed without last time.
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2011 M3 vert Space Grey/Black DCT, 19s, PP, TP, CWP, PDC (May 2010 ED trip cancelled due to volcanic ash)
2005 645 vert Atlantic Blue/Black, Ruthenium, SMG, SP, CWP, Sat. Prep. (ED 1/05, sold 6/10)
2004 545i TiAg/Black/Anthracite, Step, SP (ED 11/03, sold 4/05)
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Old 01-17-2005, 09:21 AM
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That truly is a beautiful color! Do you have any pictures of the interior? I've always loved the styling of the 6, hope you enjoyed your few days in Germany!

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Old 01-17-2005, 11:15 AM
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Congrats. Yes, I was anxiously noting the good weather. Hope it's that way in March! Hey Beewang nice seeing you yesterday!! Thanks for everything.
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Old 01-17-2005, 12:12 PM
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Here are the interior pics I have, sorry they aren't that great...

One more thing that was new to me... I'm surprised I've never seen it mentioned here that there is a car wash right near Harms in Munich. (Maybe its new) I found it very convenient to wash off the road salt before dropping off. Certainly did a better job than hotel towels! The car wash is at the Aral gas station. If you're going west on B471 from the A9, the Aral is just past Robert-Bosch Strasse.
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On order for ED on 10/16/14: 2015 650 vert M Sport, Deep Sea Blue/Black/Aluminum, 20s, Exec., Adapt Drive, Active Steering, Park Assist
2011 M3 vert Space Grey/Black DCT, 19s, PP, TP, CWP, PDC (May 2010 ED trip cancelled due to volcanic ash)
2005 645 vert Atlantic Blue/Black, Ruthenium, SMG, SP, CWP, Sat. Prep. (ED 1/05, sold 6/10)
2004 545i TiAg/Black/Anthracite, Step, SP (ED 11/03, sold 4/05)
2001 330Cic Steel Blue/Black, retired
1998 Z3 2.8 Montreal Blue/Black, retired

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Old 01-17-2005, 02:19 PM
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Love the color as well.....looks very close/identical (?) to my '96 Atlanta Blue Z3 (which will be making room for a new 530 via ED in May).

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Old 01-17-2005, 02:22 PM
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Love the color as well.....looks very close/identical (?) to my '96 Atlanta Blue Z3 (which will be making room for a new 530 via ED in May).

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OnOn
Thanks! To me it seems a little darker and deeper than Atlanta Blue.
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2011 M3 vert Space Grey/Black DCT, 19s, PP, TP, CWP, PDC (May 2010 ED trip cancelled due to volcanic ash)
2005 645 vert Atlantic Blue/Black, Ruthenium, SMG, SP, CWP, Sat. Prep. (ED 1/05, sold 6/10)
2004 545i TiAg/Black/Anthracite, Step, SP (ED 11/03, sold 4/05)
2001 330Cic Steel Blue/Black, retired
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Old 01-17-2005, 02:29 PM
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Bill, what interior trim is that ? Ruthenium ?
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Old 01-17-2005, 02:31 PM
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Bill, what interior trim is that ? Ruthenium ?
yes, I think the metallic trim looks better than wood on a coupe like this. especially with SMG.
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2011 M3 vert Space Grey/Black DCT, 19s, PP, TP, CWP, PDC (May 2010 ED trip cancelled due to volcanic ash)
2005 645 vert Atlantic Blue/Black, Ruthenium, SMG, SP, CWP, Sat. Prep. (ED 1/05, sold 6/10)
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Old 01-17-2005, 02:37 PM
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yes, I think the metallic trim looks better than wood on a coupe like this. especially with SMG.
Looking veeeery good

Agreed, good choice with the metallic.
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Old 01-17-2005, 06:48 PM
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We lucked out in Germany the 1st week of 2005 with great weather, no snow, little rain, temps in the upper 30's to the low 50's. Only regret is that the we didn't have another week (or two or three or four..)!

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Old 01-17-2005, 08:36 PM
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Looks beautiful! I love that blue you chose- very unique. It'll look great back here in Sun Diego. Have a safe trip back.

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My 2 day ED trip is almost over already. Arrived yesterday afternoon, drove all day today, just dropped off at Harms, flying back in the morning.

Meet my new baby:
Congrats Bill....it's fab-blue-lous.
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Old 03-07-2005, 06:48 PM
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Redelivery

Finally reunited with my new baby today. Redelivery is the greatest feeling!
Here's the timetable in case anyone is curious:

Dropped off in Munich 1/18
Ship departed Bremerhaven 1/28
Ship arrived Port Hueneme 2/26
Car arrived at dealer 3/6
Redelivery 3/7

7 weeks- not bad
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2005 645 vert Atlantic Blue/Black, Ruthenium, SMG, SP, CWP, Sat. Prep. (ED 1/05, sold 6/10)
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Old 03-07-2005, 09:54 PM
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Finally reunited with my new baby today. Redelivery is the greatest feeling!
Here's the timetable in case anyone is curious:

Dropped off in Munich 1/18
Ship departed Bremerhaven 1/28
Ship arrived Port Hueneme 2/26
Car arrived at dealer 3/6
Redelivery 3/7

7 weeks- not bad
Wow, that must've been a long seven weeks.

It looks like there was a 10 day gap between drop off and shipping; I wonder what is the longest this gap can be?

I am leaving next month for mine, and I am dreading the time between dropoff and redelivery. Although on the flip side, it's almost like getting a new car twice.

Congratulations!
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Thats excellent. My first ED took 10 weeks and was at the VPC for 2 weeks getting the mirrors painted. However 7 weeks seems very good, and the only time saving may be in the drop off to on boat portion, otherwise it really moved along. I'm encouraged!
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Old 03-08-2005, 06:17 AM
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Finally reunited with my new baby today. Redelivery is the greatest feeling!
Here's the timetable in case anyone is curious:

Dropped off in Munich 1/18
Ship departed Bremerhaven 1/28
Ship arrived Port Hueneme 2/26
Car arrived at dealer 3/6
Redelivery 3/7

7 weeks- not bad
Bill was your car,very very nice,on the OTELLO?Mine was.Munich drop off 1/19 VPC Port NEAT,NJ 2/9 Redelievery JMK BMW 2/22
Good luck,enjoy
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Congrats Bill, that seemed like a long time. I am hoping 6weeks or less for the east coast. Enjoy the new wheels. Very nice.
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Old 03-08-2005, 09:55 AM
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Bill was your car,very very nice,on the OTELLO?
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Thanks for the compliments guys - I'm really loving the car!

Vern- mine was on the GRUS.
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Congratulations Bill....enjoy the car.
My car still shows as awaiting transport on the OC. I sent Harms 2 emails and have not received word if it has shipped and my dealer has given me no information!! I dropped it off almost 3 weeks ago so I'm hoping this is just a communications snag.
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Looks fantastic - maybe one day...

Anyway, can't wait to pick up mine, but I'm NOT looking forward to the shipping delay
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Does the 750li have this same color, atlantic blue? Or same color, different name?
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