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Hi all,

 

For sale is my lovely 2002 E39 540I Auto Sport

 

I purchased the car from a forum member (GEE_V8) back in July 2013 and have owned the car since.

 

My reason for sale is straight forward -  since changing jobs last year, the car has traveled the grand sum of 1275 miles between MOTs and even less miles going forward now that I'm car sharing. With less miles and no garage to store the car,  I've decided to sell and use the money for a dream holiday, balance isn't due until September next year so I'm in no hurry to sell.  The price is £6250 which may seem a little steep for some but there's easily £1000 of upgrades that can be taken off the car and sold separately, I doubt you'll find a better maintained 540I currently for sale.

 

The car drives very well, the steering is transformed with the M5 steering box and sounds amazing with the back box delete. There's of course minor blemishes, a few dings and stone chips but overall a very good car for its age.

 

 

DETAILS

VIN: GF13911

Paint: Titan Silver  TITANSILBER METALLIC (354)

Interior: Grey - STANDARDLEDER/GRAU (N6TT)

Manufactured: 24/10/2002

Keys: 4

Previous keepers: 4

Mileage: 101,300

MOT: 10/09/2019

LOCATION: Coatbridge Town near Glasgow

 

FACTORY OPTIONS

S216 HYDRO STEERING-SERVOTRONIC
S302 Alarm system
P337 M Sports package
S403 Glass roof, electrical
S428 Warning triangle and first aid kit
S430 Interior/outside mirror with auto dip
S441 Smoker package
S459 Seat adjuster, electric, with memory
S465 Through-loading system
S470 Isofix-System
S481 Sports seat
S500 Headlight wipe/wash/Intensive cleaning
S508 Park Distance Control (PDC)
S521 Rain sensor
S522 Xenon Light
  Vehicle options
S601 TV function
S609 Navigation system Professional
S644 Preparation f mobile phone w Bluetooth
S694 Provisions for BMW 6 CD changer
S705 M sports suspension II
S710 M sports steering wheel, multifunction
S715 M Aerodynamics package
S760 High gloss shadow line
S775 Headlining anthracite
S785 White direction indicator lights
S788 BMW LA wheel, Individual
L812 National version Great Britain
S850 Dummy-SALAPA
S863 Retailer Directory Europe
S877 Delete cross-pattern operation
S880 On-board vehicle literature English
S202 Steptronic
S210 Dynamic stability control
S249 Multifunction f steering wheel
S438 Fine wood trim
S473 Armrest front
S520 Fog lights
S534 Automatic air conditioning
S555 On-board computer V with remote control
S853 Language version English

 

UPGRADES

OEM M5 Alloy Wheels
OEM M5 Steering Box
OEM E46 Digital Hybrid TV Tuner
BM54 Carphonics Stage 2 Amp Upgrade (Bluetooth, 4 x RCA Pre-outs)
Muffler delete

Powder coated Valve Covers

LED Halo's

740D Thermostat Mod

 

MAINTENANCE

Coolant system overhaul (valley pan gasket, radiator, water pump, nearly every single hose, fresh coolant, o-rings, gaskets etc)

Engine (oil services, intake gaskets, CCV, timing cover gaskets, fuel injector service)

Steering linkage overhaul (M5 steering box, centre tie rod, tie rod ends, fresh power steering fluid)
Suspension ( front wheel bearings, thrust arms, rear arms, suspension top mounts, 4 wheel alignment)

Serpentine Belts (belts, pensioners, pulleys)

Electrical (Bosch S5 Battery, water-cooled alternator, Heater Blower Motor)

Brakes (front calipers, fluid change various brake pipes, discs & pads)

Front Tyres (vredestein ultrac vorti - 7mm tread left)

Rear Tyres (Michelin Pilot Sport 4 - 7mm tread left)

Recent Airbag recall

Exterior (front kidney grills, new badges all round, sill and filler cap rust sorted)

Interior (rear vapor barriers re-sealed, front cup holders)

 

HISTORY

Date Odometer Description Vendor Owner Receipts
12/11/2002   1st registered BMW Snows Portsmouth BMW Snows Portsmouth  
22/11/2003   2nd keeper   V**** L*****  
08/01/2004   Dealer visit BMW Snows Portsmouth V**** L*****  
26/04/2004   Dealer visit BMW Snows Portsmouth V**** L*****  
04/05/2004   Dealer visit BMW Snows Portsmouth V**** L*****  
10/05/2004   Dealer visit BMW Snows Portsmouth V**** L*****  
25/10/2004   Dealer visit BMW Snows Portsmouth V**** L*****  
26/10/2004 13,723 Service BMW Snows Portsmouth V**** L*****  
12/05/2005   Dealer visit BMW Snows Portsmouth V**** L*****  
25/10/2005   Dealer visit BMW Snows Portsmouth V**** L*****  
04/11/2005 26,452 Service BMW Snows Portsmouth V**** L*****  
06/03/2007 31,913 Service G.Heritage Mobile-Mechanical Services V**** L*****  
09/04/2008 69,547 MOT Hunslet MOT Centre V**** L*****  
16/05/2008 43,502 Service Carlians V**** L*****  
16/05/2008   3rd keeper   M****** P*****  
08/08/2008 45,??? Dealer visit BMW Guildford M****** P*****  
15/10/2008   Dealer visit BMW Cobham M****** P*****  
04/04/2009 49,648 MOT W Carey Motor Engineers M****** P*****  
01/12/2009 57,577 Service Carlians M****** P*****  
04/12/2009   4th keeper   GEE_V8  
15/03/2010   Fitted Sun Shades vanstyle GEE_V8 99.9
31/03/2010 61,766 MOT RCL Vehicle Services GEE_V8  
20/09/2010   Bosch Lamda Sensors Euro Car Parts GEE_V8 60.48
03/03/2011   Battery S.R.S Vehicle Components GEE_V8 78
04/04/2011 68,130 MOT Kingsway MOT Centre GEE_V8 49.5
27/06/2011   Coolant Sensor
Coolant Expansion Tank
Euro Car Parts GEE_V8 42.42
05/08/2011   Front & Rear discs Euro Car Parts GEE_V8 135.8
12/09/2011   Fit drop links Kingsway MOT Centre GEE_V8 37.97
12/01/2012 71,679 Inspection 2 Service
Fit Lamda sensors
Kingsway MOT Centre GEE_V8 567.66
03/04/2012 72,874 Brake fluid Kingsway MOT Centre GEE_V8 114.4
04/04/2012 72,874 MOT (pass) Kingsway MOT Centre GEE_V8  
24/05/2012   Wheel refurb The Wheel Specialist GEE_V8 288
25/10/2012 75,649 Fit rear tyres Kingsway MOT Centre GEE_V8 31.2
10/04/2013 79,100 MOT / Service Kingsway MOT Centre GEE_V8 130.62
29/07/2013 <> 5th Keeper    Slam  
01/07/2014   Fasteners BMW Douglas Park Hamilton Slam 4.03
09/04/2014   Thrust Arms Euro Car Parts Slam 152.88
12/04/2014   Rear Suspension Arms
Rear Drop Links
Euro Car Parts Slam 164
29/04/2014   Fasteners BMW Cotswold Slam 11.81
10/05/2014 84,063 MOT Pass Martin Motor Company Slam  
30/06/2014   Front discs & pads Euro Car Parts Slam 137.75
04/07/2014   Front Calipers & pads Euro Car Parts Slam 193.77
05/07/2014   Brake fluid BMW Parks Hamilton Slam 23.14
14/07/2014   Rear pads Euro Car Parts Slam 47.88
26/07/2014   Bosch S5 Battery Euro Car Parts Slam 113.9
13/12/2014   Antifreeze BMW Cotswold Slam 11.08
16/12/2014   Fasteners BMW Douglas Park Hamilton Slam 7.8
30/12/2014   Antifreeze BMW Douglas Park Hamilton Slam 11.08
14/04/2015   Track rod ends Carparts4less.co.uk Slam 64.81
18/06/2015   Valley Pan Job BMW Cotswold Slam 863.99
26/06/2015   Fuel Injector Service Kit Mr Injector UK Slam 33.03
04/07/2015   Various BMW Cotswold Slam 126.26
10/07/2015   Hose BMW Cotswold Slam 11.18
12/08/2015   Antifreeze BMW Cotswold Slam 36.52
15/08/2015 89,855 MOT Pass D K Motors Slam  
19/08/2015   Hose
Antifreeze
BMW Cotswold Slam 46.52
03/09/2015   Rear bumper insert BMW Cotswold Slam 24.98
05/09/2015 90,071 Oil Service Kingsway MOT Centre Slam 47.34
07/02/2016   Rear Tyres Jungle Tyres Slam 212.44
08/02/2016   Front Tyres Jungle Tyres Slam 151.68
10/02/2016   Tyre fitment / alignment Strathyclyde Tyre Services Slam 80
02/03/2016   Chrome Kidney Grills
Boonet badge
Boot badge
Wheel centre badges
BMW Cotswold Slam 214.72
22/03/2016   Front Suspension Mounts BMW Cotswold Slam 106.79
05/04/2016   Radiator
Reservoir Tank
Hoses
Fasteners
Genuine Auto Parts DE Slam 515.9
23/04/2016   Bosch Alternator   Slam 347.99
26/04/2016   Upper Timing Case Gaskets BMW Cotswold Slam 36.98
27/04/2016   Water pump
Fan belts
BMW Cotswold Slam 327.11
03/05/2016   Front anti-roll bar links
Pulleys & Tensioners
Rear suspension arms
Rear ball joints
Euro Car Parts Slam 282.31
14/05/2016   Idler pulley GSF Car Parts Slam 32.83
17/05/2016   Antifreeze
Hose
Temperture switch
BMW Cotswold Slam 94.22
29/05/2016   Mk4 navigation repair
 Stage 2 amp upgrade including 4 X RCA preouts, Bluetooth music streaming
Carphonics Slam 359.99
01/08/2016   MOT (fail), Free health check BMW Parks Hamilton Slam  
05/08/2016   Rear Suspension Arms Euro Car Parts Slam 95.2
08/08/2016   Fasteners BMW Douglas Park Hamilton Slam 18.12
13/08/2016   Steering idler arm BMW Douglas Park Hamilton Slam 88.18
20/08/2016   Centre Tie Rod DIY Slam 133.42
22/08/2016   Front Control Arm GSF Car Parts Slam 58.36
26/08/2016   Front Control Arm GSF Car Parts Slam 57.31
27/08/2016 94,886 MOT (fail) Halfords Bellshill Slam 27.42
05/09/2016 94,906 MOT Pass BMW Parks Hamilton Slam  
28/11/2016   Front Wheel Bearings Euro Car Parts Slam 136.34
01/03/2017 96,758 Rear Tyres Kwik-Fit Slam 316.3
16/03/2017   Castrol Differential OIL Opie Oils Slam 40.94
25/03/2017   Fateners BMW Douglas Park Hamilton Slam 9.72
    Engine Oil / Rear Diff Oil Service Pro-Grip Larbert Slam  
31/03/2017   Wheel alignment Pro-Grip Larbert Slam 60
22/04/2017   Fasteners BMW Douglas Park Hamilton Slam 8.93
23/10/2017   Febi Heater Blower Motor Ebay Slam 67.58
23/10/2017   Heater Blower Motor cover BMW Cotswold Slam 25.66
02/06/2018   Air Filter EuroCar Parrts Slam 8.77
23/06/2018   Bosch MAF Ebay Slam 75.84
02/07/2018   Mileage Inspection East Kilbride Specialist Slam 80
01/09/2018 100,961 MOT (fail) Kingsway MOT Centre Slam  
11/09/2018   Handbrake adjustment Kingsway MOT Centre Slam 57.6
11/09/2018 101,061 MOT (Pass) Kingsway MOT Centre Slam  
01/10/2018   Body work (sills, fuel cap area) Caramedics Vehicle Repairs Slam 380
           
        TOTAL 8278.35

 

BAD POINTS

 

Rust on the boot lid (couldn't justify body shop cost vs 2nd hand replacement)

Some of the shadow trim is bubbling (again as above)

Few dings on the drivers door (been like that since I bought it)

Front nearside headlight adjuster needs replacing (I might get around to it)

Key need a new battery (I'll sort this out)

Engine and Oil Leaks according to MOT advisories but most gaskets have been replaced, there's no fluids on the deck

Tyre marks on the rear seats (this was my stupid fault, I'll try using a dye or scrubbing harder)

Kerbing on the right front wheel (not hugely unsightly, i'll probably get this tidied up)

A few stone chips on the hood (again I'll probably get these touched up but it's not bad)

 

Most of the bad points are standard wear and tear for an E39

 

 

QUESTIONS

Any questions, please PM me and I'll share my number.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Good question, there are 3 sets of style 37's within driving distance.

 

The car won't be available until sometime in July and I may not sell depending if my work situation drastically improves.

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Hi,

 

Looks like a really good example overall, just a few aspects to look over and remedy for a new owner etc.

 

What's the asking price ?!

 

Cheers, Dennis!

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How much? Will you give a discount for the "old man shoe" grey leather?

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Haha, I knew it wouldn't be long until someone mentioned the leather.  I love the original period contrasting grey leather, it looks best when the sunroof is open and the sunlight brightens up the cabin.

 

Price is in the description -  £6250.

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The 2nd owner retired to Spain, he took the car with him and then it came back later to the UK. The 2007 service was carried out abroad and records the mileage in KM in the service book, car comes back to the UK and its first MOT it shows a ridiculous jump in mileage but if you convert KM to  miles, it all fits in. For additonal peace of mind for the next owner, I took the car to a specialist and had the cluster inspected to make sure the chip hadn't been tampered with, got some pictures to prove it. Also, components like the thrust arms and alternator gave up around the expected mileage. The only thing that makes sense is a human at the MOT centre didn't convert KM to miles and as we all know, this seems to be a regular occurrence these days.

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4 hours ago, slam said:

The 2nd owner retired to Spain, he took the car with him and then it came back later to the UK. The 2007 service was carried out abroad and records the mileage in KM in the service book, car comes back to the UK and its first MOT it shows a ridiculous jump in mileage but if you convert KM to  miles, it all fits in. For additonal peace of mind for the next owner, I took the car to a specialist and had the cluster inspected to make sure the chip hadn't been tampered with, got some pictures to prove it. Also, components like the thrust arms and alternator gave up around the expected mileage. The only thing that makes sense is a human at the MOT centre didn't convert KM to miles and as we all know, this seems to be a regular occurrence these days.

 

Ahh that makes sense! Have you had much interest in the car? I had a 2000 540ia Sport and loved it! 

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It's only advertised on here for the moment, I'll advertise it elsewhere once I get it detailed. I may need to ship it down to my sisters in London if location is an issue but that'll be closer to September next year.

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