Wanna buy Chris Lowe’s car?

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https://www.autoweek.com/car-life/class ... o-auction/

https://www.classiccarauctions.co.uk/ev ... 989-bmw-z1

The car that Classic Car Auctions will offer is an example finished in Dream Black metallic over a dark grey nubuck interior, and is a left-hand drive originally supplied to the U.K., as BMW did not make right-hand drive examples. Among other things, this means the odometer display is in miles, making it an U.S. export friendly car, with the odometer reported to show be 69,366 miles. This car received a full cambelt service in March, 2020, and also a new folding roof the same year. The auction house reports that this manual transmission Z1 shows a full BMW dealer service history with 19 stamps in the service book. As a bonus, there is also some celebrity ownership history: this Z1's first owner was Chris Lowe of the Pet Shop Boys

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Chris has always liked nice cars. He used to have a Porsche and a Black Ferrari.

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Disco. wrote: Fri 28 May 2021, 3:27 pm Chris has always liked nice cars. He used to have a Porsche and a Black Ferrari.
Never mind those, he had an Escort XR3i before he bought his Porsche 911 Turbo in the 80s!

I knew Bernard Sumner had a BMW Z1, I never knew Chris did.

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About 16 or 17 years ago, this car was in the workshop of the BMW dealership I was working at in Warwick.

Chris wasn't the owner at that point though, but the car must still have the same owner as then as it says they've owned it for 22 years. It's also for sale in Warwick.


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I spoke to Chris on the last tour about cars. He said because London traffic was so bad he drove a Jeep.

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Is that the car in his Neighbours appearance?

I know nothing about cars so I'm probably wrong.

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greenmile wrote: Fri 28 May 2021, 10:22 pm Is that the car in his Neighbours appearance?

I know nothing about cars so I'm probably wrong.
No, that was a silver Porsche.

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Rorie wrote: Fri 28 May 2021, 7:51 pm I spoke to Chris on the last tour about cars. He said because London traffic was so bad he drove a Jeep.
I wonder what he drives now...

Jeep Wranglers are so uncomfortable that older gentlemen tend to eschew them.

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#9 Post by raggatwin »

For all the intelligence of PSBs Chris is actually a bit of a geezer...terrace casual clothes, fast cars, drugs...
Hello my name is Neil Tennant and I'm Chris Lowe and we're of the Pet Shop Boys.

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raggatwin wrote: Mon 31 May 2021, 2:43 pm For all the intelligence of PSBs Chris is actually a bit of a geezer...terrace casual clothes, fast cars, drugs...
Neil got the brains, Chris got the looks
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raggatwin wrote: Mon 31 May 2021, 2:43 pm For all the intelligence of PSBs Chris is actually a bit of a geezer...terrace casual clothes, fast cars, drugs...
Acts like he’s got nothing to prove. Sexy northerner.

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TallThinMan wrote: Mon 31 May 2021, 6:58 pm
raggatwin wrote: Mon 31 May 2021, 2:43 pm For all the intelligence of PSBs Chris is actually a bit of a geezer...terrace casual clothes, fast cars, drugs...
Acts like he’s got nothing to prove. Sexy northerner.

Lol. Indeed
Hello my name is Neil Tennant and I'm Chris Lowe and we're of the Pet Shop Boys.

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#13 Post by ssss1 »

I remember being on my way to the Performance show in Wembley in 1991 and as me and my friend were walking past a gated area we had to stop as a car drove up to the gate which opened. It was a BMW Z1. It went through and the gates closed. We watched it pull up and park and Chris got out of the passenger side. I also remember he was wearing the same black Nike Air Jordan trainers as me with red trim.
From that moment on I always wanted a Z1. Unfortunately the prices of them have always made them out of my reach. Just need that Lottery win.

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