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    FS: Staggered 18" Style 32s from E38 £350

    Testing the water here because I am not sure what to do with them as I have wheels coming out my ears ! However if the price is met they can go Staggered 18" Style 32s form a 750i E38.. all refurbed and immaculate .. one very small mark which I have shown but its hardly noticeable Wont fit E39 without getting the centres enlarged but straight fit back onto an E38 or E34 etc and they do look mega on an E34 tho Tyres are all E38 sizes .. I will check treads for anyone who might want them for a 7 £350 wheels are in Fife ( Courier could be arranged )
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    Your forum needs you!

    @d_a_n1979and surely you too ...
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    Wheeler Dealers Series 16

    he really does .. even Ant is a pain .. the constant shaking hands, the constant fake laughs.. I used to like it but now its a disaaaaster !!!
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    Wheeler Dealers Series 16

    All wrong info tho .. BTCC never raced a T-5R .. I doubt Ant ever drove one in the Police .. maybe a T5 but not a T-5R And there is only one T-5R to have and its a yellow one
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    FS: Staggered 18" Style 32s from E38 £350

    not one bid Duncan , they had 7 series tyres on which straight away is a hindrance as they need removed and 4 new tyres added for an E34 .. then if you want them on an E39 you need to factor in getting centres rebored which I am guessing is difficult and probably not cheap so in reality I would rather have cut my loss than spend more on them as they couldn't go on my E39
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    FS: Staggered 18" Style 32s from E38 £350

    about 100 bucks .. gave them to a local guy who buys and sells stuff .. sick of looking at them and out of pocket but that's life and a lesson learnt
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    FS: BMW E34 520i Auto 1994

    BMW 520i Auto E34 1994 Orient Blue, Anthracite Cloth interior 2 Keys ( New BMW ones – one with original torch ) , V5 in my name MOTd to 6th Sept 2019, 139000 miles Electric Windows,, Sunroof, Air Con, Central Locking – all working BBS alloy wheels ( 5 off ) Well known on here I would say , it’s a very clean E34 that Andy Everett (Sir Anthony Regents Park) rescued as part of a BMW Car Magazine feature and then Mark Lawless ( Calypso E34 ) took to another level. Recent works includes front shocks, rear anti roll bar links,, pads , metal fuel pips also replaced recently along with the steel pipe that runs around rear of fuel tank. wiper blades. good exhaust, no 50 MPH shimmy , no knocks or bags , a supreme drive I have to say . Starts on the button and sounds like an M50 should, 5 speed autobox does its thing. It really does waft along in sheer serenity J Not the fastest version of an E34 but it’s very nice and does attract attention . There was a time in my life I couldn’t retro fit enough upgrades to any E34 I had , now there is something just nice about this, no frills , analogue clock , cloth seats etc Interior is grey anthracite cloth, very very clean , no rips or worn patches . Door cards, lower dash and centre console all replaced with facelift versions with walnut inserts It has a modern Kenwood , AUX , Ipod unit with amber illumination to blend in ( 2 mths or so old ) but original cassette and cd changer are present if needed BMW mats , sunroof, headlining is grey and in excellent order. Glove box torch as had the LED upgrade done too Orient blue in color , benefitted from a stage 2 detail recently and it really does look good, Mark had this done and has had it on previous cars telling me it looks good for years with normal car wash care Wheels are original BBS cross spokes but all 5 have been refurbed and are IMMACULATE , tyres are also excellent too with deep tread I have put the amber lights back in but it will come with the full set of clear .lights. There is an original BMW number plate infill on the car too . Previous owner has replaced all the correct dealer window stickers and number plates etc Boot area is very clean and complete ( cargo straps, sound proof mat , full toolkit ) I haven’t really had much to do to it as a lot was complete when I bought it. All I have achieved is a few missing clips, , replaced some trim, fitted US spec bumper corners and I enjoy driving it at weekends ! It was subject to an insurance claim at some point in its life , Andy Everett rectified this documenting it as a project in BMW Car over 3 or 4 monthly features ( mags included J ) It wasn’t a lot and only needed two doors and a wing and these have been replaced; a brand new wing and two perfect rust free doors, painted and fitted. No other damage and it's a spot on repair job. Even the rubber seal strips on the base of the doors were new. What I would say it is its not concours or new pin mint but it is very very clean, I drove up to Inverness to get it and wasn’t disappointed in any way .. I have owned loads so know them and I looked at a good few recently ( higher priced than this too ) and some are real rough examples cashing in on the fact it’s an E34 .. if it’s an E34 in fantastic condition you would like then this would well be worth your time to look at So to answer the question why am I selling it .. I enjoy all cars , I have had literally dozens of BMWs of this era and I have now ticked the box of owning this one especially now the prices are getting higher so it was a great opportunity to enjoy some retro ownership. I also have a classic Beetle I bought before this that does need work so I want to concentrate on that .. this will provide some funds and space J Ask any questions you want , feedback welcome, car is about 15 mins north of Edinburgh for viewing. Price is £1850
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    FS: BMW E34 520i Auto 1994

    This too no longer available at the minute
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    FS : E34/ E32 15" BBS alloys and tyres

    I have a mint set of 15” BMW BBS alloys from my E34 . They were fully refurbished a couple of mths ago and are unmarked . They are shod in decent 225 60 15 tyres I am trying to downsize the amount of wheels I have so just seeing if any interest in these Basically for sale at cost of refurbishing your own with advantage of tyres already fitted so have these for show an put winters tyres on your others J £250 .. collection would be in Dunfermline or Paisley Freight can courier them to you at cost
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    FS : E34/ E32 15" BBS alloys and tyres

    No longer available
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    FS: Staggered 18" Style 32s from E38 £350

    NLA .. weighed in along with other wheels .to clear out .. cant believe no one wanted these
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    FS: Staggered 18" Style 32s from E38 £350

    Think I am stuck with these f*****s but bumping up just incase anyone is in the mood to treat their car
  13. I am thinking of buying an X5 ( budget up to £5000)… need an estate type 4x4 auto for a couple of trips to Holland and up north over next few months Anyone got experience of one , how do they fair body wise ( do they rot like E39s ? ) , engine gearbox wise I am OK , but have I read they suffer rear suspension issues or are they much the same again as an E39 .. air bags etc are OK as they are an easy fix if any issues but arm, bushes , etc .. any info Finally engines .. I have 530D E39 .. it goes great but is that because it’s a manual .. do auto 3.0ds perform OK Not adverse to petrol variants tho even if it’s a 4.4 or 4.6 ( not sure a 4.6 would be in that rice bracket tho .. not checked that ) Any info appreciated
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    The official BMW 5, E34 540i Touring thread.

    the black one above is on ebay right now for sale https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1996-BMW-540i-V8-Touring-E34/233078634417?hash=item364491b7b1:g:gSoAAOSwhspcLQvV:rk:1:pf:0
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    Buying an X5 - any advice if you own/ owned one?

    Great answers guys thank you .. interesting note about lumber support . I too get a sore back on longer jpurneys Going to see a couple at weekend , will llet you know what happens
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    FS: Staggered 18" Style 32s from E38 £350

    No one? . .... time to treat your car for new year
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    My E30 M3, the story so far....

    this is awesome .. and so is the green CSL and the General Lee !!!!!
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    FS: Staggered 18" Style 32s from E38 £350

    Tyres are not fantastic , only one of the rears is good .. if you ever fancy them I would courier them
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    FS: Staggered 18" Style 32s from E38 £350

    No one ?.. I thought these would fly out? I am £350 out on these and not really my thing so rather than be stuck with them are there any offers ( decent offers that is ) .. try me
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    E34 M5 Touring restoration

    In the pics of the sills and jacking points under the skirts and various seems at wings. underneath etc ... . has the metal been replaced or has it been able to be cleaned and treated to get that standard
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    E34 M5 Touring restoration

    Love reading these posts .. the attention to detail is insane .. I would truly love to see this or the M1 .. surely a high point in any petrol heads life ! Lucky man
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    Genuine E39 18" Staggered Parallels

    A bit of wheel cleaner and show them in better nick is your way forward .. a half hours work if you can do it or get someone to do it would go a long way .. they look rough as they stand just now
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    FS: Staggered 18" Style 32s from E38 £350

    or does anyone with 17" staggered versions want to upgrade to 18" and we can do a deal
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    FS: Staggered 18" Style 32s from E38 £350

    A Christmas bump As the tyres are E38 spec I can get them taken off if needed leaving just bare rims.
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    Kit's E34 535i

    The 32s do look goo d, the whole car looks amazing .. love a nice 34 Here is what 18s from a 7 series would look like
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