£1000 First Project Car Challenge


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  • liberal imperial
    liberal imperial4 timer siden

    Hastings boiii

  • Lynn McKenney
    Lynn McKenney12 timer siden

    "No miatas" *Buys bmw's version of a miata*

  • cpMetis
    cpMetis19 timer siden

    I'm gonna have to stop watching this series here. Stock is best with such a beautiful car. I'm worried if I continue it'll be like somebody LS-swapping a perfectly fine RX-7.

  • Ezhan Danial
    Ezhan Danial21 time siden

    use the miata

  • cookiemonsta212
    cookiemonsta212Dag siden

    the cheapest z3 where I live is 10k canadian so probably like 7 or 8 thousand euros lmaoo

  • Ari Saeed
    Ari SaeedDag siden

    its crazy how local these guys are to me

  • Mark Walker
    Mark WalkerDag siden

    What a car! Loved these when I was a kid. Remember sitting in a yellow one at the motor show back when they did them at the NEC.

  • MTC Car
    MTC CarDag siden


  • paulotex19
    paulotex19Dag siden

    I'm so glad you guys are doing this. I will definitely watch all the videos here. Great idea! But unfortunately after this is done Ethan won't be a beginner anymore and you'll have to find someone new to take that role...

  • nieooj gotoy
    nieooj gotoyDag siden

    Alex: “this is Google you put words of things you want to search”... in 2020 😂😂😂

  • Nathan Flynn
    Nathan Flynn2 dager siden

    I’ve watched you lot since 2016 and you haven’t ceased to entertain my feeble heart. Keep it up 👌👌👌

  • ImEmix
    ImEmix2 dager siden

    are we not talking about Alex not have an actual chair ?!?!!

  • Škoda Katie
    Škoda Katie2 dager siden

    It’s in amazing condition for its age!!.

  • scareyaf
    scareyaf2 dager siden

    Ethan is a fuckin' spanner, no capp

  • nieooj gotoy

    nieooj gotoy

    Dag siden

    titanium exhaust please

  • simon br
    simon br2 dager siden

    My stagea cost me a grand! Rb25det, auto sadly.

  • Jon L
    Jon L2 dager siden

    How the hell is that car listed for a grand? In America that would be listed for quite a bit more in that condition.

  • Jon L

    Jon L

    Dag siden

    @Jesu J Gaming it's pounds, but yes, i understand. ieven so, the difference in price is still as I said, wayyyy more here in america. nobody is letting go of a z3 in that condition for even close to the USD equivalent of 1200 or so pounds.

  • Jesu J Gaming

    Jesu J Gaming

    Dag siden

    Jon L Dollers Vs Euros

  • Lucca Carpanini
    Lucca Carpanini3 dager siden

    Biggest mistake owning a new skoda

  • VolvoValor
    VolvoValor3 dager siden

    In a while you're going to need to find somebody else for the "non-car guy" videos :)

  • gary gritter
    gary gritter3 dager siden

    “Oh Christ is that a tape deck”

  • gary gritter

    gary gritter

    2 dager siden

    @eioshen boboi he’s great, I love him (no homo)

  • eioshen boboi

    eioshen boboi

    3 dager siden

    I love Ethan. We have our new James May

  • elconcret tv
    elconcret tv3 dager siden


  • Austin Stockton
    Austin Stockton3 dager siden

    The cleanest "project car" I've ever seen

  • bocoy noiu
    bocoy noiu4 dager siden

    I feel like a proud parent, Watching Ethan get his first project car.

  • Galactic_
    Galactic_4 dager siden

    Anyone see the lady at the window at 18:26 lol

  • Josh 316
    Josh 3164 dager siden

    All of these in the US cost like 10k 😞

  • bocoy noiu

    bocoy noiu

    4 dager siden

    Well, i was always Team Alex, but after this i think i'm heading over to Team Ethan, sorry bro

  • George Sampson
    George Sampson4 dager siden

    I hope you guys get a TV show, top gear could really use you

  • Henry bryant
    Henry bryant4 dager siden

    Want to get a z3 and convert the coupe top onto it but only in my dreams

  • Will Morris
    Will Morris4 dager siden

    18:26 the woman checking out the window 🤣🤣

  • Sufian Chakour
    Sufian Chakour4 dager siden

    titanium exhaust please

  • Morgans Car Channel
    Morgans Car Channel4 dager siden

    RHD Individual Throttle Bodies

  • Joe Cornelius
    Joe Cornelius4 dager siden

    Needs a fat wang

  • Petrol Head Mods
    Petrol Head Mods4 dager siden

    Go budget and cut the coils instead of buying coilovers to save money for other mods

  • Adam Smith
    Adam Smith4 dager siden

    Widebody, bosozoku exhaust or viper style side pipes, overly large duck bull spoiler and some lows, maybe a lip kit from another car retrofitted

  • rotciV
    rotciV4 dager siden

    I hope we get more episodes on this Z3 because this is gonna be a good series!

  • SlipMotorsport LTD
    SlipMotorsport LTD4 dager siden

    What about the mini cooper?

  • Samuel Addison
    Samuel Addison5 dager siden

    I love Ethan. We have our new James May

  • Muhammad Ahmad
    Muhammad Ahmad5 dager siden

    What site did Alex use to check the vehicles repair history? 11:42

  • soinhu foitu
    soinhu foitu5 dager siden

    Alex - “It’s plastic but since it’s a bmw, the plastic is probably also rusted” 😂😂😂

  • Dylan M
    Dylan M5 dager siden

    The fact me and ethan are at the same level gives me confidence in my future first project car, he has the advantage of having car throttle compared to me who has youtube and google behind him but we're basically even

  • chevy boy454
    chevy boy4545 dager siden

    Bag it

  • majan
    majan5 dager siden

    Well, i was always Team Alex, but after this i think i'm heading over to Team Ethan, sorry bro

  • soinhu foitu

    soinhu foitu

    5 dager siden

    As a z3 owner myself I'm super excited for this. Only bummer I see is that it's a 1.9 4cl the inline 6 are really where it's at but I imagine that budget played a factor in that decisi

  • Ricky Lee
    Ricky Lee5 dager siden

    Should be called Brian or beverly

  • Kotuku Macky
    Kotuku Macky5 dager siden

    B54 engine swap

  • tominator23
    tominator235 dager siden

    Subtle improvements to keep her looking as near to stock as possible. Good luck Ethan!

  • ben collins
    ben collins5 dager siden

    Led tail lights 🙈as fast as u can , after full service and everything

  • jam godzilla
    jam godzilla5 dager siden

    As I own a z3 it's good to see them get some recognition-well deserved!

  • Musharraf Nazeer
    Musharraf Nazeer5 dager siden


  • Yaquub Bayjou
    Yaquub Bayjou5 dager siden

    Making Ethan becoming the next drift king

  • S19 Pajua
    S19 Pajua5 dager siden

    I would live to see Ethan take his car to the track for a shakedown!

  • Charles Hulsey
    Charles Hulsey6 dager siden

    V8 swap! Wide body! Big Wang gang! Zoomies spitting fire drifting with the top down!

  • Benjamin Drew
    Benjamin Drew6 dager siden

    Liberty walk it. Wide arches, air ride.

  • Alex Reid
    Alex Reid6 dager siden

    Someone’s dad at my school has an M4 and they get dropped off in it every day 🥵🥵🥵

  • Dozy Bint
    Dozy Bint6 dager siden

    Can you make closed captions option (cc) available please?

  • Ptao Tom

    Ptao Tom

    5 dager siden

    I love how this channel has pivoted from random tier lists to teaching Ethan about working on and buying cars!

  • TRIX
    TRIX6 dager siden

    how to shoot your car go to your nearest redneck borrow a gun aim at the car and pull the trigger

  • HJ W
    HJ W6 dager siden

    Ethan will be a proper car guy in 6 months time

  • Ptao Tom

    Ptao Tom

    5 dager siden

    I love this new found confidence Ethan has had in the last videos. Congratulations on your new project car

  • ChannelTV
    ChannelTV6 dager siden

    He doesn’t have the time to fix it but he has the time to advertise it and buy a new one :/

  • lightswarm175
    lightswarm1756 dager siden

    As a z3 owner myself I'm super excited for this. Only bummer I see is that it's a 1.9 4cl the inline 6 are really where it's at but I imagine that budget played a factor in that decision.

  • Ben Finesilver
    Ben Finesilver6 dager siden

    That is crazy cheap for such a car. If it was in some countries in Asia, you'd be paying 9,000 Pounds or more.

  • Will Woodvine
    Will Woodvine6 dager siden

    Love this one, brilliant video. Ethan needs to take this to concourse condition :D

  • SVU Cars
    SVU Cars6 dager siden

    The world is ending lol Ethan got a car

  • SimFlow 24
    SimFlow 246 dager siden

    Cobra body kit 😂😂

  • Amir Karimi
    Amir Karimi6 dager siden

    Don't turbocharge it. Go for a nice port and polish, oversized valves, nice headers and a nice map for the ECU. Also the body needs a touch...

  • Louis Barningham
    Louis Barningham6 dager siden

    You forgot 1 thing when buying this car... BMW's are endless MONEY PITS

  • 1994TINIE
    1994TINIE7 dager siden

    Genuine laughs watching this video 😂

  • Mellments
    Mellments7 dager siden

    I lost my Z3 in June due to some idiot hitting me head on overtaking on a hill :( really miss the car had put a lot of work into it. Super easy little motors to work on and such a great car to learn about mechanics on! When I can I will be getting a 3L zeddy to replace mine but still miss mine as I had put so much blood, sweat and tears into it! Damn Z3 captures you. A really nice history behind them too and a bond car! They were delayed when originally making them as they built a new factory and trained all the locals to work there so they could employ all local people

  • Espen Håland
    Espen Håland7 dager siden

    im thinking fighter jet theme. wrap the car in the metalic look he wanted with some aircraft rivet details around the panels. get the car lowerd and every plane need a wing right? just an intresting idea

  • Robert james
    Robert james7 dager siden

    Had a z3 couple years ago Most unreliable car I've had lol

  • Mauricio Mendez
    Mauricio Mendez7 dager siden

    I love this new found confidence Ethan has had in the last videos. Congratulations on your new project car

  • Ptao Tom
    Ptao Tom7 dager siden

    I love how this channel has pivoted from random tier lists to teaching Ethan about working on and buying cars!

  • Tommy T
    Tommy T7 dager siden

    Looks good nick that

  • Michel Pollet
    Michel Pollet7 dager siden

    I own a Z3 2.8 "project car" for a few years. Best value car there is, really. It looks MILES better than an MX5, the straight six is a /fantastic/ engine that you don't have to 'turbo', and it's actually a pocker luxury car to boot. Electric roof, seats, leather everywhere, precious wood console, heated mirrors, ABS, traction control, limited diff and about 200bhp that sounds like *awesome* any day of the week. Been putting a great smile on my face for years.

  • Nathan Schafer
    Nathan Schafer7 dager siden

    I need a series of this injected straight into my veins

  • Ptao Tom

    Ptao Tom

    7 dager siden

    LS swap with a 671 blower sticking through the hood/bonnett

  • PPC4
    PPC47 dager siden

    You're in a BMW you don't need to indicate...... ha ha . Isn't that Audi now?

  • spallsVR
    spallsVR7 dager siden

    The front ends of these UK cars look so roundish and childish

  • oR3sT1s
    oR3sT1s7 dager siden

    wide body it, maybe hood exit exhaust bamboo pipes? would be cool i think

  • Liam Stables
    Liam Stables7 dager siden

    Trailer bed Raptor coat it in a wild colour, will protect any rust and even stevie wonder could get an even finish and will only cost about £100

  • Niklas Domeij
    Niklas Domeij7 dager siden

    Track it!

  • BattlingTitan24 ,
    BattlingTitan24 ,7 dager siden

    me a 14 year old thinking wheather to buy tools or a project car for christmas ethan 20 years odd getting his first projects car

  • Daniel Priest
    Daniel Priest7 dager siden

    Coilovers Performance air filter Performance brakes Poly bushes Performance anti roll bar Semi slick tyres Body kit

  • hjkman2511
    hjkman25117 dager siden

    I think they should of went with a MG ZR

  • Googlefluff857
    Googlefluff8577 dager siden

    That car would be 4 or 5 times the price here in Canada. Cheapest one currently listed nationally is $6,800 and it's done 300,000km.

  • PyroShark
    PyroShark7 dager siden

    me and my racing guys be like 5mins for the breaks or you bad

  • Soulshocks
    Soulshocks7 dager siden

    If you don't strip it and clear coat the whole car now I will be severely disappointed.

  • gabor Markovits
    gabor Markovits7 dager siden

    S54 swap ??

  • Jonathan Hurst
    Jonathan Hurst7 dager siden

    What we calling it?

  • Scott Werling
    Scott Werling8 dager siden

    LS swap with a 671 blower sticking through the hood/bonnett

  • Charles Thomson
    Charles Thomson8 dager siden

    I’m sure Colin Furze could aid in turning Ethans new handbag into a weapon....it surely hasn’t been done before....

  • K4MES
    K4MES8 dager siden

    Imagine if Ethan did a 10° camber on the car

  • Andy Bailey
    Andy Bailey8 dager siden

    Hot wheels? When is the cross over with Fast and Loud happening?

  • Andy Bailey
    Andy Bailey8 dager siden

    Have you moved house Alex?

  • Square Face
    Square Face8 dager siden

    Did anyone else notice Alex was on a tool box

  • NajtuWorld
    NajtuWorld8 dager siden

    My first car i loved it :> 2.8 FTW :D

  • DownhillChris
    DownhillChris8 dager siden

    This was a fantastic episode, can't wait to see the rest!

  • TheMarineGamer IGGHQ
    TheMarineGamer IGGHQ8 dager siden

    Actually no. Engine Management Lights are only MOT failures after a certain year. Otherwise they're advisories

  • DON
    DON8 dager siden

    Anyone else see that women staring at them when they were checking for rust on the car😂

  • Car Obsession
    Car Obsession8 dager siden

    Ethan: "The rust is noisy" 😂😂😂😂😂

  • Cams
    Cams8 dager siden

    He got a Z3 that's a two seater boii

  • woiour loin
    woiour loin8 dager siden

    Alex - "That is quite an expensive repair list" Welcome to BMW ownership 😂🤣

  • Jons Joy
    Jons Joy8 dager siden

    Ehan: what's reverse? Up ? 'Pulls gear knob off' 😂😂😂

  • Raymond Ashley
    Raymond Ashley8 dager siden

    Would really like to see Ethan supercharge or turbo the Z3 and seeing his bare metal clear coat woul be entertaining, followed by a drag race with Phil 😂

  • Weslington
    Weslington8 dager siden

    okay actually wondering from america is corona so not back in the UK where you don't need to wear a mask?

  • woiour loin

    woiour loin

    8 dager siden

    That's perfect!