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    E39 M5 - 2001 Le Mans Silverstone + Black extended Nappa Point Leather, 95,400ml

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  1. E39 M5 potential restoration

    Wheels will be refurbed too
  2. E39 M5 potential restoration

    great thanks I will have a look, I have had mine for the last 10 years. But now its time for refresh and give her lots of TLC. Is there anything else you are looking to do?
  3. Here is a question that will no doubt cause a lot of debate. I am looking at restoring my E39 M5, not that she is in bad shape but the typical areas need addressing: SAI Warning Rear Arches Sills at the front new bootlid There are other bits that need doing and the mileage is 111,400 now, the idea is that I would have her resprayed whilst getting the bodywork done. In my mind its worth doing as I intend keeping her and after the work is done keeping her in storage and only driving her occasionally. What else would you do if anything and what would determine if the work I have planned is actually worth it? I am budgeting around £5,000. What are your thoughts, my seasoned E39 M5 sages? One more thing which is annoying the hell out of me and I only just noticed my gear knob doesn't light up at the moment is there a series of checks I can do to rectify this?
  4. e39 M5 as an investment?

    A friend of mine was recently at an auction of classic cars. he told me about an E39 M5 which went through without even a nibble at £6,500!!!!! If I was there I would have 2 now , he did say it was a tidy car so i will find out which auction and try to get the car details up here.
  5. Hi folks, new to M5 ownership.

    Lovely looking car.
  6. Cosmetic's - Advice required on enhancements

    That saves some pennies thanks
  7. Cosmetic's - Advice required on enhancements

    I will get a new spoiler but on the plus side the display is working again. my auto electrician forgot to plug it back in after isolating the Traffic Master
  8. Cosmetic's - Advice required on enhancements

    looks good think I will be ordering that tonight as mine are pretty bad.
  9. SAI warning

    Hello Guys has anyone had their engine management light coming due to the SAI problem. Ideally I would like this mapping out, has anyone else done this. (Had a terraclean done and thought this had sorted it but unfortunately not)
  10. Hi all hope everyone is enjoying this amazing weather. I am having serious problems trying to sell my car my heart just wont let me , so I have decided to do a few jobs and am looking for some advice. Recently the display on the head unit failed and I was wondering if there was a fix for this or anything I can try to get it turned on, funnily enough this coincided with removing the fuse for the Traffic Master as this was draining the battery (new Bosch unit fitted). Does anyone want to sell their Head Unit as I want to keep my car as original as possible. Rear View mirror glass needs replacing and being very sceptical of ebay I was wondering if anyone has dealt with any particular on line trader and replaced their rear view mirror glass. I would like to replace my wheel centres as the ones on my car are really battered has anyone got a good source for these or should I just buy BMW, only thing is I feel the quality of the modern ones is poor. The rear Boot lid could do with replacing and I am wondering if anyone again has a reputable source for a used one. Head light fogging - Autoglym do a kit but again I am wondering if anyone has used it or anything else to get rid of the oxidisation. I can see some videos and before and afters coming. Look forward to your advice guys.
  11. Dreaded but Necessary Insurance

    I am also in a B area SK9 but I swear people hear the area I live in and add ££££'s.
  12. Dreaded but Necessary Insurance

    I renewed through my broker using Ageas. They will let me take the car to a repairer of my choice, wasnt the cheapest but £500 is ok.
  13. Dreaded but Necessary Insurance

    I renewed through my broker using Ageas. They will let me take the car to a repairer of my choice, wasnt the cheapest but £500 is ok.
  14. Dreaded but Necessary Insurance

    I try them later
  15. Dreaded but Necessary Insurance

    That's a heck of a good price