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I've had a BMW E23 735i before. No one else bid on it on eBay, had a great little adventure picking it up from central London and driving home to Manchester via visiting family in the Cotswolds. Great trip to Le Mans in it too. Had it a few years, but new baby and other classic cars forced it's sale. My daily was an E46 323i My previous Alfa Romeo 156 Sportwagen was trying to bankrupt me so a friend let me have his spare 323i for what he paid for it, £350. Brilliant car, so nimble and the engine was glorious. Did a whole house renovation with it. There was a lot wrong with it though. Passed the MOT, but only one window went down and had various cooling issues, fuel gauge didn't work. Have new baby, so needed something a bit more reliable. I've always admired the E39. My mum's neighbour has had an very clean one for the last 14 years. I always thought it looked great. Last summer I finally got round to knocking on his door with the 'If you ever decide to sell, give me a shout' line. His 523i looked a little dustier than normal... and there was an immaculate E46 325i parked next to it! He just bought a 28K mile 3 series and wasn't sure what he was going to do with the 5 series. He wasn't so bothered about the hassle of eBay etc. He let me take it for a drive, and we did a deal there and then! He couldn't believe sale was so easy, and I'm extremely happy too! I sold the 323i the next day on Facebook for more than I bought it for, and got the train to Stratford on Avon to pick up the big green beast! 1997 523i SE Touring. 134K mile and really clean. Black leather and some fancy wood trim. It was serviced at a main dealer until a few years ago. I have a huge pile of invoices. He'd really looked after it. First BMW I've ever owned with a complete unused toolkit too! I plan to keep it completely standard. Just sort out a few little things. It passed the MOT. Really happy! I love green BMWs if you hadn't noticed. More photos and lots of E39 questions from me to follow...
I have just joined the forum. I have a BMW E39 523i. The car has only covered 56K miles and is in very good condition. I bought the car from Old Colonial Cars a while ago. It has had one mod done by me where I fitted Recaro Egromed seats from and Audi as I found the original standard mechanically adjusted seats seriously uncomfortable. I love my car now. It is an automatic and I am now having a few issues with her. I will cover that else where on the forum
Hi i am a newb to the site and BMW although i have wanted an E39 since they were released Mine does have every usual fault lol but has done 193k miles i will upload some pics asap. I am a mechanic in south wales and a petrol head. thanks for reading
Hey guys, Does or has anyone removed the standard rear exhaust silencer? How do you do it? I'm just interested in unhooking it from the rubber clamp/O-ring. The clamp where the rear silencer joins the mid section has snapped (rust) and the other one isn't far off. The box or should I say scuba tanks are hanging quite low. I just want to remove the scuba tanks until I get more money and time to fix it right. I also want to experience the "muffler delete" exhaust note