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DennisCooper last won the day on December 21 2017

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About DennisCooper

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    Slough West London/Heathrow


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    Ex Police - E39 530d Touring

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  1. Stretch's 530d/S62 Sport Touring. Updated 17/01/18

    Hi 3dr!... Cracking work so far ! Went to a good friends unit some time back now and spotted this nestling in amongst various nice bits... hmmmm.... thinking cap is on ! Looking forward to more updates soon Cheers, Dennis!
  2. Insurance Advise Needed

    Hi, Mr 530i, Unfortunately, there's another sting in the tail for you (and the other lady/party). In your T&C's for your insurance, you are obliged to report ALL incidents within a reasonable amount of time to the insurance company, even if you don't actually make a claim. Check with your insurance company about what they deem a 'reasonable' timeframe is to have reported an incident, citing a busy time during your life won't work either, so you'll be at the whim of whatever your insurance company wants to do. I'm under the impression that a reasonable timeframe is upto around 24 hrs after an incident. https://www.which.co.uk/consumer-rights/advice/ive-been-in-a-car-accident-do-i-have-to-claim-on-my-insurance Fingers crossed they don't come down too harshly on you. I think the private land aspect above might technically be true, however given there's so many car parks for supermarkets and shopping centres etc, that at least in practice, private car insurance policies will be valid on such premises. Cheers, Dennis!
  3. How would you react............

    Hi, Great video and it's capital WTF looks all round for that ! A few years ago at SEMA 2012, this was on display, was really fun and cool to see in the metal ! Cheers, Dennis!
  4. E39 Sport Touring Airsus Delete

    Hi, There's a seller on ebay called pjm direct who sell the conversion kit for £189 delivered. Has the parts needed to remove those airbags and put in OEM springs. I'm not sure if there's a 'Sport' version of rear springs for Sport models of facelift Touring's like you have. My car came with springs/shocks all round as it was an Ex Police vehicle, so they were 'SE' right height. Soon after getting the car back in 2006, I quickly put in some fantastic H&R springs all round whilst keeping the OEM shocks and have been more than happy again (I previously had H&R on a previous E34 525i Sport). Speak to the conversion guys above and see if they'll do the kit without the springs and see if you can get the H&R springs separately would be my recommendation. Use the search term 'E39 Touring rear air bag suspension to coil spring conversion kit' Cheers, Dennis!
  5. Hi, There's a small chance E39 M5's will hit selling prices of £40K for sub 50K miled, fantastic condition, right colour/spec, masses of invoices and bills for maintenance and proof of preventative work in the next 5 years. There's a slightly better chance of that in perhaps 10-15,20+ years time though! There's too many odds stacked against that actually happening though, the turmoil that is Brexit could potentially have negative effects lasting the decade after March 2019 so people's jobs and businesses will be under more threat/pressure. Interest rates are looking likely to rise over the next few years and the banks are becoming more stringent on who to lend to. There's also the aspect that over the next 5,10,15 & 20+ years time that insurance/VED/fuel prices will rise significantly for fossil fueled cars and there'll be extra tax levels imposed on parts for such cars too. Given also, it's looking likely that the masses will adopt electric cars, interest in fossil fueled cars will decrease. Only 'enthusiasts' who have very deep pockets will want to consider such cars and the 'fast variants' of normal bread and butter cars (M Power, RS, AMG etc) will have a very small niche. The cost of living will most likely rise during this 'investment' period many talk about and more people will realise that getting the basic requirements of living covered and paid for will override 'luxury' items like a £40,000 'old' car. Add in the costs for anyone 'hoping' M5's will rise in actual selling prices for things like storage over the years to keep the mileage down, buying detailing and protection products, having such a car fully valeted/cleaned/polished once or twice a year, treating any signs of corrosion/rust/condition issues, it's very very unlikely there'll be any realized 'profit'. Painting an E39 that is currently thought of to have a selling price in the future more than £21K will vastly reduce the potential interest from those with very deep pockets. For 'BIG' money selling prices, the car *must* be original. I'd suggest spending a good few grand on getting the original paintwork in as best as condition as possible and then getting a high quality wrap done if a colour change is wanted on this car. If that doesn't appeal, then get a £5-8K example and have that car resprayed instead with the view it's not a 'long term investment' type of car. I'd also say go for a more daring colour choice as the ones mentioned so far won't turn any heads and are just another blue or grey BMW. Techno Violet is very nice, but again, it's 'quite' common on BMW/Alpina examples (The B3S we had in the family was TV). Better still would be a BMW colour from the Individual range from other models and era BMW's and better still, a more daring colour from any other vehicle marque. Lastly, see if you can get in touch with the prospective buyer who offered you £21K and ask very very nicely if he'd like to progress!.. I daresay that person won't want to though ! Let's visit this and other similar threads in 2023, 2028, 2033 and 2038 Cheers, Dennis!
  6. My new favourite BMW saloon

    Hi, I still have good memories of wafting around in New York City on numerous occasions in 1997/8/9 in a black 740i as a relative had one! Even more fantastic and class looking with some complementary and balanced modifications. I'd love to have an E38 Cheers, Dennis!
  7. 2002 530i Sat Nav - Best Options

    Also for the E39/E53/E46 guys too! With all the options - it's $1234 US Dollars. Anyone in the UK wanting all the options will pay around £1130-1150 or so. By dropping some options off, the price will come down, but it's still a very very, very expensive unit considering it has generic level quality electronics internally. The flaw here is that 98% of E39 owners won't go for this route as it doesn't 'look' OEM. At that point, all interest is lost. Cheers, Dennis!
  8. Japanese Import E39s

    Hi, Keep in mind that when it comes to insurance, they always ask the question 'UK spec and right hand drive?'. When the answer will be No for UK spec, the premium will then be loaded higher. For the vast majority of potential UK buyers, they don't want non UK spec cars. Some segments of the 'import' market will go for models from all marques that aren't available over here officially in the UK, but in the grand scheme of things, it's a tiny market. For those who don't mind the increased insurance and swapping of some items over etc, then there'll always be a small demand for the best examples. There's been a few listed recently, but at the usual (recent trend) of stupidly high asking prices in the hope 'someone' will bite. Those that have sold are likely to have significantly lower actual selling prices. As for GMS cars, I've driven past the premises a number of times, not been in to look at stock as that's what their website is for. They do have some fantastic examples of well looked after and sought after cars at vastly inflated asking prices. Given the area is very affluent, perhaps 'most' of their car sales go to those with very deep pockets and a proportion of those willing to travel with equally deep pockets. http://www.gmscars.co.uk/ You'd think being a dealer of high end cars with very high end prices they'd spend £500 on their website so it's not something from 1997! the website is atrocious.. Cheers, Dennis!
  9. E39 M5 wanted

    Hi Eamo, What's the budget your friend is thinking of? The most important aspect for buying these cars now is to go on condition. Aspects like colours, up to specific mileages, interior 2 tone or not, with/without sunroof etc are all much lower priorities. Condition of the bodywork, underside of the car's chassis, jacking points, preventative engine upkeep and maintenance, drivetrain and mechanical aspects are the elements which should be scrutinized over spec/toys/colours. Cheers, Dennis!
  10. What are you currently drinking...?

    Hi Yokozuma! The warehouse I was in at the time had masses of stocks of all sorts of drinks! It was a good handshake and an insistence I take the box full of these big 660 ml bottles Cheers, Dennis!
  11. What are you currently drinking...?

    Hi, Couple of these big bottles! At a contract I'm at sometimes, I sorted an aspect out which was causing the client some grief. A nice box of 15 or so of these was handed over to me when I left the premises a short while later Cheers, Dennis!
  12. Short break ideas....

  13. Hi, £1.99 is my bid! The requirements for listing items here is to put a price for how much you'd want Cheers, Dennis!
  14. Non-AC Heater Panel WITH PCB

    Hi NF, I do have the manual A/C panel, but the 3 control variety; Quarry and FAB are good to purchase from but I'd also say look at any breakers on ebay and give Tims in Northampton a call as well ! Cheers, Dennis!