Although I was too young to remember Auf Wiedersehen Pet first time round as I was born in 83, I've watched the series all the way through more than once over the years. It a great program of it's time and it always makes me smile every time I watch it. My favourite is when OZ thinks he saving Dennis from a beating as he chins Big Baz to the surprise of Ally Fraser.
I've read Jimmy Nail Biography a few year back after a friend gave it me, I'm not into reading them normally but as we our both fans of the program and Jimmy later work i.e Spender it was a interesting read that I gladly recommend.
It's a shame if none of the cars have survived. I heard that Wayne BMW ended it's days at a German Scrapyard where nobody knew the cars history and was just scrapped, but as mentioned a number plate off it survived as someone had hung it up on a wall. Did they mention anything about Neville Capri in series 2?
Oh and going slightly off topic but with Jimmy Nail's Spender he did a feature length special in which he drove a K reg Merc 190 instead of his normal Sierra Cosworth. Well a few years back I read online that the Merc was still Taxed + Mot'd!