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    Beej4 got a reaction from RightHandGoose in Seeing this M5, thoughts?   
    Not sure it's now worth nearly 30K but no, it was the principle.
    I'm happy to deal with a person with integrity, not someone trying to make a quick buck out of me.
    If he'd said he wanted 18K in the first place, that's a different story.
     
    Anyway, I ended up with a fantastic machine so there was a happy ending to this story!
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    Beej4 got a reaction from RightHandGoose in Seeing this M5, thoughts?   
    The 3.8 M5 is back on for sale here
    https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/bmw/m5/bmw-5-series-m5--------------------1995/8797095
     
    When I won the Ebay auction back in February, we'd agreed a price of 16K. 
    The day before I was going to pick up, he changed his mind and said he wanted 18K.
    I refused out of principle.
     
    Now you can see how much it has "appreciated" in 6 months...
     
    Anyone going to see it will surely find a good car but I just don't trust this seller after my experience.
     
    Just a heads-up for anyone wishing to go and view.
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    Beej4 got a reaction from classic-md-autos in E34 M5 for sale on carandclassic   
    https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C984605
     
    Not sure I'd want a car associated with Nuremberg!
     
    I'm sure he meant Nurburgring...
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    Beej4 got a reaction from classic-md-autos in M5 valet today. Results   
    Hi all
     
    Just wanted to share some lovely pics after I had my M5 valeted today. The paintwork was already beautiful but it is pristine now (bar the odd tiny scratches that need paint correction).
    One of the pics shows the local (Cambridgeshire) chap who did the work, highly recommended!
    Plus, my first ever E34 M5 'fix' was the replacement of the front fog light bulbs, which now work!
     
    Enjoy.
     
     











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    Beej4 got a reaction from boiliebasher in M5 valet today. Results   
    Forgot to add my favourite pic

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    Beej4 got a reaction from classic-md-autos in M5 valet today. Results   
    Thanks to everyone for their kind words, I rely on all of you for advice since I'm new to the M!
    I've been opening the taps since the weather got better and I can tell you, it drives fantastically well, even better than I expected.
    The engine is more responsive low down than I thought but it's the handling that's been really surprising.
    For a big old beast, it really does turn wonderfully well into corners with a lot of confidence, so you tend to give it more,...and it handles that too!
     
    So far so good, I'm over the moon with it!
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    Beej4 got a reaction from Carl-e34 in M5 valet today. Results   
    OK, not in any of the pics above!
    Look at the bottom corner of the front bumper in this picture, the silver detail.

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    Beej4 got a reaction from boiliebasher in M5 valet today. Results   
    Forgot to add my favourite pic

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    Beej4 got a reaction from classic-md-autos in M5 valet today. Results   
    Hi all
     
    Just wanted to share some lovely pics after I had my M5 valeted today. The paintwork was already beautiful but it is pristine now (bar the odd tiny scratches that need paint correction).
    One of the pics shows the local (Cambridgeshire) chap who did the work, highly recommended!
    Plus, my first ever E34 M5 'fix' was the replacement of the front fog light bulbs, which now work!
     
    Enjoy.
     
     











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    Beej4 got a reaction from classic-md-autos in M5 valet today. Results   
    That's far too much praise for me! The bulk of the work has been done by Andy, I just hope to complete the project! 
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    Beej4 got a reaction from classic-md-autos in M5 valet today. Results   
    Hi all
     
    Just wanted to share some lovely pics after I had my M5 valeted today. The paintwork was already beautiful but it is pristine now (bar the odd tiny scratches that need paint correction).
    One of the pics shows the local (Cambridgeshire) chap who did the work, highly recommended!
    Plus, my first ever E34 M5 'fix' was the replacement of the front fog light bulbs, which now work!
     
    Enjoy.
     
     











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    Beej4 got a reaction from boiliebasher in M5 valet today. Results   
    Forgot to add my favourite pic

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    Beej4 got a reaction from Carl-e34 in New owner of M5 3.6   
    Yeah, Andy was very upfront with the mileage discrepancy and he went to great lengths to explain it in his resto thread on Jan 20th 2015 or so. It turns out to be around 16 or 17k out.  Whatever the reason, the 5 inch thick folder of work done provided more important provenance. I bought the car on condition.
     
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    Beej4 got a reaction from mumbojumbo in New owner of M5 3.6   
    Thanks Carl, Mumbojumbo.
     
    The 'dream' right now is to watch it getting sodden by the continuous rain we can't seem to shift from this country!
    At least it doesn't leak anywhere, lol.
     
    MJ, I didn't know this was for sale either. Andy was prompted to get in touch with me after he read my efforts to buy (and ultimately, get let down on several occasions) an E34 M5. He said it provided the definitive decision for him to sell and he wanted no hassle by selling it to a fellow forum member.
    I suppose I was there at the right time and place to take advantage of his decision to sell.
     
    So far, after one drive(!), it's not as quick or agile as my 996 C4S but I bought it really to own a classic M in my lifetime. It is however, surprisingly nimble on twisty roads, a nice feeling!
     
    Good luck with your search.
     
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    Beej4 got a reaction from mumbojumbo in New owner of M5 3.6   
    Hi everyone
    So after the debacle re: M5 3.8 i was going to purchase a week or so ago, a member contacted me to say he'd been thinking of selling his car.
    I think he's quite well know here, Andy (aka ringsideE34). After reading his thread, I didn't hesitate to say I'd have it!
     
     
    I just got the car today and of course my first ever picture is at the petrol station!
     
    A massive thank you to Andy for all his hard work and I'll try to continue the improvements to this great car.
    There are a few minor niggles to sort out but Andy was completely transparent about them. Not much to ask considering what he's done already!
     
    Here's to many years of enjoyment!!
     
     
     
     

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    Beej4 got a reaction from mumbojumbo in New owner of M5 3.6   
    Hi everyone
    So after the debacle re: M5 3.8 i was going to purchase a week or so ago, a member contacted me to say he'd been thinking of selling his car.
    I think he's quite well know here, Andy (aka ringsideE34). After reading his thread, I didn't hesitate to say I'd have it!
     
     
    I just got the car today and of course my first ever picture is at the petrol station!
     
    A massive thank you to Andy for all his hard work and I'll try to continue the improvements to this great car.
    There are a few minor niggles to sort out but Andy was completely transparent about them. Not much to ask considering what he's done already!
     
    Here's to many years of enjoyment!!
     
     
     
     

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    Beej4 got a reaction from classic-md-autos in Introduction, new E34 M5 3.8 owner...soon!   
    Thanks D. That's exactly what I told him. He said he was just going to put it away again. What a shame to not have this driven regularly. A waste. 
     
    Oh well, life goes on.
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    Beej4 got a reaction from Carl-e34 in Introduction, new E34 M5 3.8 owner...soon!   
    Yep, the subframe issue. 
    That's the first question to ask about an e46 m3. 
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    Beej4 got a reaction from classic-md-autos in Introduction, new E34 M5 3.8 owner...soon!   
    That sounds great, thanks D. 
    I'm waiting to hear back from the owner as he's putting it through an mot this week. 
     
    Updates as soon as I get them. 
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    Beej4 got a reaction from classic-md-autos in Introduction, new E34 M5 3.8 owner...soon!   
    By a quirk of fate, the 3.8 m5 I was going to buy is available to me and I'm going to buy it. This was the car some of you recognised as once belonging to a Mr Steve Mac and from those comments, it seemed the car wanted for nothing. 
     
    New pick up day is Saturday 3rd. Pics when it's in my hands! 
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    Beej4 got a reaction from Carl-e34 in Introduction, new E34 M5 3.8 owner...soon!   
    Of course the title should read 3.8!!!
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