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Vee last won the day on February 12 2016

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  1. Vee

    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?!
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    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....
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    Silverstone E39 M5 in Lincoln

    Trying to remember the plate.....does it end LDN or similar?
  4. I've seen a nice Silverstone M5 a couple of times in Lincoln, anyone on here?
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    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?!
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    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....
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    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
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    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.
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    E39 M5 market

    Yes, worth adding to service history list. I did state that all work has been CPCE and my local BMW specialist.
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    E39 M5 market

    Any thoughts on price by the way? I know most of us are a bit biased on that one mind.....
  11. 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.
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    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.
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    E39 M5 market

    I'm looking for a bit of insight into the mindset of buyers at the moment, I have had my M5 for sale for 3 weeks or so and have been surprised how little genuine interest it's had. Only one viewing so far, the ad is here... The eBay ad resulted in countless offers of £6-7k and part-ex's of random hot hatches. The current Autotrader ad has resulted in one message in a week. The car is superb, the downside being a bit of superficial rust in the usual places (jacking points are all good). Realistically this will probably cost £500-600 to sort properly and I've accounted for this in my valuation (with price negotiation). I've been honest about this but wonder whether I should have been, I really don't think it should put people off but like most on here I accept that E39's and rust are pretty much synonymous. Maybe I'm being naiive, maybe buyers really do expect a mint M5 for nine grand. Am I being unrealistic in price or expectation or do I just need to sit tight and wait a few months?
  14. Vee

    Hi Tim,

     

    Just checking that your messages are working ok, I'm after a front door seal if you have one please?

     

    Cheers!

     

  15. Vee

    Car is no longer for sale

    Bit of an update, car is booked in for a new valve cover gasket on monday due to minor weep on one front grommet. New aero wiper blades also on their way. I've also just cleaned and conditioned the leather seats so they are even more immaculate now!
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