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Old 27-10-2014, 01:27 PM   #1
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Got myself an M5...

Well, a couple of weeks ago actually.

Been looking for a while and eventually found one with fairly good spec, extended leather, electric blind, glass sunroof, MkIV Sat-Nav (DVD not CD based) plenty of history and only 90k miles.

Not had much of a chance to do much due to work but bought some goodies including a Hayward and Scott backbox, new centre caps and some new emblems and badges.

It needs some rust attending too, one wheel refurbed and a little mechanical tlc, discs, pads, a steering arm etc etc...

Anyway a couple of pics on arrival...













Anyway, my Mrs, bless her decided she'd stum-up the cost of the body work for my birthday...

So here are things as she stands at the moment, it had rust in one sill, the fuel filler and drivers door so the complete off-side is being done. Followed by a complete machine polish to match it up.. I've used these guys before and they are good, plus they've taken the car to hart as their baby!






More updates to come as time and funds allow... And yes, the plate has changed too....
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Old 27-10-2014, 02:14 PM   #2
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Always wanted one of these but the thought of all the power to the rear wheels only, scares me! Not the sliding, but the constant tyre replacement..lol
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Looking forward to watching this. Nice looking E39, always had a soft spot for these.
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Stunning stunning stunning. What a car! Great colour too, I'm sure it will look incredible when it's done. Congratulations!
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Good luck with the M5.

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Old 27-10-2014, 03:06 PM   #6
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It's funny how we say only 90k miles .... I agree it's nothing these days ...years ago 90k miler would have been due for the scrap heap.
Lovely colour that ... I'll be watching this thread.

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Theres one on ebay at the moment with 280k miles on it! Looked after these are pretty much bullet proof...
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Very nice motor

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Nice car ,i've owned mine for almost 6 years now and still love it .
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One of the best models, in my opinion, looking forward to the updates.
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