I have to say that I was NEVER partial to the spiders at all but your car is just simply superb and sublime...beats ANY bmw for style and looks in a heart beat.
I also 100% agree that this car and mine, NEED 19" wheels...anything smaller and it really just seems weird, as if the wheels are too small. Lowering it with 18" seems better but they still seem too small for this car, so its best to do both = 19" wheels and lowering, slightly by and inch. I think, slightly wider profile rims and wheels at the back as well as 10mm spacers on the front are the way to go for visual cues.
Thanks for the pics...and, I DO understand the post auction nervs matey, he he he - ITS A RUSH lol. I actually laughed hard to myself the first time I took part in an auction which was successfull, I really could not help it.
Great fun though.
Later when you have time, you can take some more detailed shots when your aim has stedied itself somewhat, perhaps a few reds will help...I suggest a nice Ausy CabSav or full bodied Shiraz
Enjoy the car and congradulations on both the auction and simply having great taste in cars while not conforming to the boring choice of hues...NICE!!!!!!
Okay here are some photos, sorry not great as taken on my mobile. Also a bit shaky, could be because I bought the car in a car auction (BCA) and was still a bag of nerves at the end of it!!
I'll take some better ones soon...looks fabulous but agree with others could do with 19" wheels.
I'm selling my Mini Cooper S if anyone interested (pm me and i'll send some details/photos)