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Vee last won the day on February 12 2016

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  1. Vee

    S62 Rebuild

    Ooh, the holy grail - an E39 M5 Touring Go on Deepan, you know you want to
  2. Vee

    S62 Rebuild

    What The39M5 said. I'd also recommend not buying an E39 M5 with questionable history or maintenance - long term it will cost you more. Kudos for thinking about getting your hands dirty with some of the more complicated jobs though. I'd recommend to make life easier for yourself - buy a good base car, maybe do bearings and chain if they haven't been done already, replace all fluids including gearbox and diff. Sensors etc will fail over time so if you have a code reader it will help. Good luck, epic cars.
  3. Vee

    missing pixels

    I think Rudi is still around, I got a maps disc off him recently. He did my cluster 5 years ago, it's still going strong today.
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    Never expected to see this.....!

    Very nice, the TV's in the headrests are a nice touch. I understand your dilemma about not wanting to sell, there are few if any alternatives around the £10k mark. Keep it if you can, it certainly won't lose money. Prices are indeed all over, from dogs for £7k to unrealistic dealer cars for mega money - I wonder if they actually sell?!
  5. Vee

    Silverstone E39 M5 in Lincoln

    Looks nice! I'll keep an eye out. I saw the car at the Esso garage near the Bentley roundabout and on the 46 heading towards it....
  6. Vee

    Silverstone E39 M5 in Lincoln

    Trying to remember the plate.....does it end LDN or similar?
  7. I've seen a nice Silverstone M5 a couple of times in Lincoln, anyone on here?
  8. Vee

    E39 M5 market

    What a lovely car, in the perfect spec The E39 M5 market is a strange one. Lots of demand for sketchy £7k cars from boy racers tempted by the power/cost ratio, or enthusiasts happy to pay £12k plus for near perfect cars. Cars in the middle ground in average condition with average miles are in less demand. A shame really because let's be honest - 140k+ miles is pretty normal for a 16+ year old car and a well looked after one will prove just as reliable. A chap at work said yesterday that he struggles with E39 M5 values because he remembers when they could be picked up for £5-6k. Bit of a weird one that but there are certainly a few old cars that fetch good money that I feel the same way about.....'fast' Fords for example. I'm going to spend a bit on mine and enjoy it for a bit longer I think, it isn't exactly a hardship because my options for a replacement aren't exactly inspiring. I mean what else can you buy for £10k that even comes close?!
  9. Vee

    Brakes - Disks & Pads

    That's a great price, I paid £240 for OEM 'Ate' front discs awhile back from a supplier in Germany. I haven't looked lately but expect they'd cost a bit more now. My Ate pads came from ECP....
  10. Vee

    E39 M5 market

    The mileage doesn't help although the pool of cars with low miles is getting smaller. I think I'll enjoy the car for a bit longer with a view to sorting the rust and few other bits, then make a concerted effort to sell in a few weeks or months. That's what I'm telling my better half anyway
  11. Vee

    E39 M5 market

    A tad unfair I have to say! The interior is really good, apart from a mismatched handbrake lever - as I said the leather has been refreshed. It certainly isn't rough, far from it in fact. With the odd rust blemish sorted it would be superb.
  12. Vee

    E39 M5 market

    Yes, worth adding to service history list. I did state that all work has been CPCE and my local BMW specialist.
  13. Vee

    E39 M5 market

    Any thoughts on price by the way? I know most of us are a bit biased on that one mind.....
  14. Vee

    E39 M5 market

    Good comment Richard, thanks. I have already refreshed the leather and wheel with a dye kit, I should re-photograph it. I also have a spare handbrake to get fitted when I have time, I don't have much of that at the mo TBH! I wasn't aware of the biannual light, I'll look into it.
  15. Vee

    E39 M5 market

    I think you're all right, I might just sort the bodywork. I guess I was hoping that the new owner would be pragmatic and deal with the rust themselves. I naiively assumed that anyone looking at E39's understand that rust will be part of their lives sooner or later and will enjoy the comfort of taking it to their trusted bodyshop to sort. After all, most of the 'mint' M5's for sale in garages will probably have been given a cheap and quick paint job which may or may not last long. In reality many prospective owners probably ignore good cars with minimal rust. I probably would have done when I was looking for my first E39.