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E39 523i SE, 1999 (V), Sportpack - Price Reduced

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First off, apologies but this is an advert without photos accompanying it! I’m unable to load any photos into a forum post due to having reached my “attachment capacity” and I’m unable to clear any space. I’ve approached the forum management to try and resolve this.

But, strangely enough, I CAN load photos into my album through my profile. So, for the time being, various photos of the car can be seen there.

 

BMW 523i SE (6 cyl petrol) in black with M Sportpack – V42 DPL - VIN GH75991

 

Built at Dingolfing in July 1999 and registered in the UK September 1999, it’s currently coming up to 117,000 miles. I am only the second owner, having bought this car in February 2009 from the first, a friend of mine, and have known this car since day one back in September 1999.  At the time that I bought it eight years ago, the mileage was around 89,000.

 

All paperwork from the purchase of the car when new, including the sales receipt  from  Cronk of Banstead, Surrey, for £31,839, is present in the car’s file.  Original BMW bookpack, comprehensive service history (main dealer and independent specialist), original fully stamped Service Book with all service receipts, two keys plus receipts for anything and everything that’s ever been bought for it or done to it (battery, wiper blades, tyres etc).  The current and all previous MOT certificates are present. 

 

Specified at build with BMW factory fitted Sportpack comprising ‘Style 49’ 17” alloy wheels and currently fitted with Avon ZV5 245/40 tyres, M Tech suspension, M steering wheel, black sports leather interior, anthracite roof lining, de-badged, de-chromed and clear indicator lenses.  New Hella 'angel eye' units were installed November 2012 and all four wheels have been bare metal refurbished within the last few years.

I cannot list all maintenance here that has been carried out on the car since new, but it is summarised in a word document which I will email to anyone interested. Of course, every item on the list is supported by a receipt.

 

Good clean condition overall but it could do with a paint refresh on the front end. The forward edge of the bonnet, lower spoiler and, to a lesser degree, the front wings have suffered from a degree of 'road rash' over the years. The interior is in very good condition, albeit with a small degree of wear to both driver and passenger’s seat bolsters, but nothing serious. A few superficial rust spots here and there but the underneath is clean and solid.

 

Aside from the paint at the front end, overall it’s in very good condition for its age and mechanically wants for nothing. It’s been looked after by BMW specialists Walkers Autotech in Wisborough Green in West Sussex for the past couple of years who I would highly recommend.

 

There must be very few E39s around these days with such provenance as this one and coupled with just two owners.  Considering the fact that it’s 18 years old this July, it still remains a good looking car and an absolute pleasure to drive.

 

There are currently five greens showing on the service indicator and it will have a new MOT.

 

Of course, all the above doesn’t make it a particularly expensive car and it's not a 530 Sport or M5 of course. Prices are all over the place for older E39s, obviously dependent on the model, and being realistic I’d be happy with £899.00 but am open to a very near offer. I think it's worth that.

 

I’m more than happy to send further photos as requested and of course answer any questions.

 

I’m advertising the car for sale because, after eight years, it’s time for a change. In an ideal world I’d keep it but personally I don’t want or need to run more than three cars so, unfortunately it has to make way.  I do have the option to dry store it but I know that if I did that it would just sit and deteriorate as it wouldn’t be insured or taxed.

 

I can be contacted away from the forum if necessary via email at loadmaster748@aol.com

 

 

 

BMWVIN.COM - Online BMW Vin Decoder

 

Vehicle information

 

 

 

VIN long WBADM42010GH75991

Type code DM42

Type 523I (EUR)

Dev. series E39 ()

Line 5

Body type LIM

Steering RL

Door count 4

Engine M52/TU

Cubical capacity 2.50

Power 125

Transmision HECK

Gearbox AUT

Colour SCHWARZ 2 (668)

Upholstery STANDARDLEDER/SCHWARZ (N6SW)

Prod. date 1999-07-05

Order options

No. Description

267 LT/ALY WHEELS STAR SPOKE 49

302 ALARM SYSTEM

320 MODEL DESIGNATION, DELETION

339 SATIN CHROME

428 WARNING TRIANGLE

431 INTERIOR RR VW MIRROR W AUT ANTI-D

441 SMOKERS PACKAGE

473 ARMREST, FRONT

481 SPORT SEATS F DRIVER/FRONT PASSENGER

534 AUTOMATIC AIR CONDITIONING

666 RADIO BMW BUSINESS CD

694 PREPARATION FOR CD CHANGER

704 M SPORT SUSPENSION

710 M LEATHER STEERING WHEEL

773 WOOD TRIM

775 INDIVIDUAL ROOF-LINING ANTHRACITE

785 WHITE DIRECTION INDICATOR LIGHTS

812 ENGLAND VERSION

850 ADD FUEL TANK FILLING FOR EXPORT

863 EUROPE/DEALER DIRECTORY

877 DELETION CROSS-OVER OPERATION

880 ENGLISH / ON-BOARD DOCUMENTATION

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Host your pics on photobucket.com or Google Pictures (they'll back up directly from your mobile etc) then either use the IMG address via photobucket, or the link via Google Photos ;) 

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Seems a very fair price for such a well looked after e39 Keith. Are you replacing it with anything else?

Best of luck with the sale.

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29 minutes ago, jones73 said:

 

Seems a very fair price for such a well looked after e39 Keith. Are you replacing it with anything else?

 

Best of luck with the sale.

 

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Thanks Adam, I think so too. Let's face it, anything much below £900 or so these days might be considered as 'banger' money, which it certainly isn't.

If it sells it will be replaced, more than likely with another BMW, but there's no rush. 

The dry storage is probably quite near to you in Copthorne, which to be honest is still a tempting option.   

 

We'll see!

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