Thursday, August 31, 2017

Project : W210 - Revival and Continuation!

Good news!  I got a new project car!  Remember Project : W210 back in 2010?  If you an avid reader from the beginning when I started this blog you should probably remember.  I took over my family Mercedes Benz E240 (W210) in 2009 and decided to restore the car with some accessories added to it.  Unfortunately due to family and business commitment I decided to drop the project and focus on more important things.  Fast forward to 2017,  the car has been sitting in my parent garage for almost 2 years. From the pictures it looks kinda in a sorry state as it was not even properly maintained but the car is still in great condition despite it being a 20years old car.  My parent bought it new back in 1997 and I still remember it cost around BND$114K at that time.  It is also the first time I drove a Mercedes Benz and since then I am always a big fan of the 3 point stars! Currently a good condition will set you around BND$9K ~ BND$12K. Now I will make sure to completely restore this car to its formal glory with lots of T.L.C and a little bit of personal touch by me!

Car Spotting In Brunei - Nissan Skyline R32 Four Door


Nissan Skyline R32 Series is quite rare in Brunei.  They are only a handful of R32 GT-R Coupe sitting at somebody garage.  Although R32 GT-R was never released in 4 door form it is still a rare sight to see the normal 4 doors in Brunei.  As I recall there are only 2 units of Nissan Skyline 4 doors in Brunei. And here is one sitting at Gadong area. Not sure why it is parked there, maybe awaiting an upgrade?  This example has modification oof a GT-R grille and bumper.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The Day I Sat In A.....Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

A good friend just picked up this ultra mint condition Porsche 911 Carrera 4S last week.  He called me up and I zoomed straight to his house to check out his new prize ride.  When I first laid my eyes on the car I knew this car is quite highly spec from the Porsche factory.  The most obvious from just looking at the exterior is the yellow painted caliper which means Porsche Carbon Ceramic Brake system (PCCB) which also cost a whopping BND$25K~BND$30K!!!  It also come with a subtle Porsche aerokit from the factory that included the painted front lip and painted side skirts.

The list of options on the car is pretty long so I will state some of the more obvious.  The glass roof from the option list is worth a mention as not many 911 in Brunei has this options.

How do you differentiated a Carrera 2 and a Carrera 4?  That middle LED stripe is the way to tell a Carrera 2 or Carrera 4.  By the way, the "4" means it is a AWD version.  I saw a few 911 in Brunei with fake model badges so is good to know what you looking at especially on supercar.  You don't want to get fooled by the owner who tell you his car is this model when it is not!

PCCB = BND$25,000 +/-

 Lots of goodies in the 4S interior, obvious interior option is the sport steering wheel and the unbreakable PDK transmission!  My friend bought this car cheap given that it was sold for around BND$350K when new!!!

Car Spotting In Brunei - Porsche 911 Turbo (997.1)


A friend sent me this red Porsche 911 Turbo (997.1) at a detailer shop.  I think this is the 997.1 due to the smaller side mirrors which are different from the 997.2 which has more triangular shape like my Porsche.   Nevertheless this is one good looking car as it is also fitted with after market BC Wheels!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Car Spotting In Brunei - Nissan 350z


A very smart looking Nissan 350Z with TopSecret kit all round spotted at Gadong Central!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

New Showroom - Jati Transport Mercedes-Benz Autohaus

#credit to the photos owner

The sole distrbutor of Mercedes Benz in Brunei, JATI Transport just opened their third showroom  last weekend.  The new building is called Mercedes Benz Autohaus and is located at the Beribi Commerical area directly next to the old showroom.  To coincide with the launch of the new building they brought in showcase almost all the AMG "43" ranges!

My friend AMG A45 at the grand entrance of Mercedes Benz Autohaus

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Car For Sale - Mercedes Benz S320 (2003)



*Good conditions
*Roadtax till 2018
*Accident Free
*Air-suspension replaced 2015
*Serviced only at JATI Transport

-  Trunk Lock Actuator requie replacement
- Soft close vacuum require replacement

*Car is free from bank loan
*Please check your own bank if you want to loan this car


Car Spotting In Brunei - Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

#credit photos to Dani Irfan
#credit to the car owner

Dani, an avid car spotter (IG: dani_irfan) has camped out weeks on the bridge of Seri spotting up rare gems  to share with us!  Today we have a very sinister black Ferrari F12 roaring down Jalan Seri!  We need people like him who is so commited to their works!  Kudos! 

P.s: Beautiful shots!

Car Spotting In Brunei - Bentley Arnage

#photo credit to AXTELWONG
#car credit to the owner

Here is a luxury Bentley Arnage cruising down the highway!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Car For Sale - Lamborghini Huracan

#credit to my friend for the photos

My friend who is a car dealer owner just sent these photos to me as this very beautiful and yellow Huracan is awaiting new owner.  Anyone has  BND$380K?  If Yes, please contact me so I can refer you to him.  This is a spanking brand new car with quite a lot of specs and options.  I am surprise this car only cost BND$380K because the Porsche 911 Turbo S is already asking the same amount of money.

......and oh I forgot to mention this car is currently in U.K! Hehehe..

Friday, August 4, 2017

New Car In Brunei - Range Rover Velar

#credit to the photo owners

This is fresh off the boat!  The Range Rover VELAR has finally landed in Brunei.  I was told launching date is expecting to be around October.  Price is T.B.A.  From my experience expect this car to price range from BND$160K~BND$190K with different engine specs and a la carte options~

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Car Spotting In Brunei - Porsche Cayman GT4 w/Martini Livery

#credit to the car owner
#credit to the photo owners

In the span of 2 days I received 3 photos of the same car from both my friend and readers!  This Porsche Cayman GT4 was spotted roaming in Kiulap area.  As you can see from the picture it has a very cool MARTINI livery stripes all the way from the frunk to the trunk!  Even the spoiler get the MARTINI treatment!  This can be option from the 911 catalogue for around BND$2500.  

Here is a fun fact, the Porsche 918 Spyder can also be option with MARTINI livery.  The price is BND$20,000!!! Yes thats $20k just for the stripes only!!!!