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Facelift 2001 E39 M5 for sale

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Regrettable sale of my 2001 Facelift E39 M5.

£9,995 ovno.

Le Mans Blue with black Nappa Point leather interior and brushed aluminium trim.

Usual M5 high spec, it also has the and rear door blinds/electric rear window blind option. 

161,000 miles and in daily use so increasing slightly. Private number plate not included.

No time wasters or test pilots, I am not in a rush to sell this car so no silly offers either please. Test drives will not be permitted unless proof of valid fully comprehensive insurance to drive other cars is provided. Otherwise it will be me doing the driving. 

I bought this particular car in 2013 after viewing many disappointing examples and it has been a fantastic car to own. 

It's an unmolested example, with the exception of a Supersprint X-Pipe which gives the standard exhaust a tasteful burble without being intrusive. I have also swapped the old awful standard gear knob with the F10 M5 (illuminated) version. This sits slightly lower than standard giving a better throw, but importantly doesn't add the notchiness that most short shift conversions suffer from. Unfortunately I haven't got around to swapping the vavona wood handbrake cover but a black leather one will come with the car.

 I'm obsessive about car maintenance and my M5 would put many examples with less miles to shame.  

The standard Professional 16:9 wide-screen stereo and navigation system all works perfectly. The navigation drive is the superior MK4 DVD version, and has the latest 2017 maps and V32 nav upgrade with the ///M logo, night mode, speed camera alerts and camera warning bypass. 

When I bought the car I had it thoroughly inspected by the renowned M5 specialist Phil Crouch. He advised that several issues be addressed - the most costly was replacement if the infamous rod bearings which were showing early signs of wear although I could not detect this audibly. He also replaced the timing chain, guides, and assorted suspension parts in addition to fitting a vanos anti rattle kit and renewing all fluids including gearbox and diff oils. This cost £3,730.80.  

I also had the missing pixels on the dash fixed so the display is perfect. 

All tyres are Michelin Pilot Sport 4's, only a few months old so lots of tread on them. 

Since I got the car it has been looked after by Phil Crouch when I lived down south and by an Independent BMW Specialist since we moved to Lincolnshire. 

Bodywork is very good although there are a couple of minor rust bubbles in the usual places (arches and rear bootlid). Nothing major but the perfectionist would probably have the offending bits sprayed. The jacking points are all solid. I won't be having the work done prior to selling, it is probably fair to say that most E39 BMW's will eventually suffer this - at least the buyer can get the work done to their satisfaction at their preferred bodyshop. 

Alloys were refurbished less than a year ago but one rear alloy has a slight scratch across the rim, again not major but worth mentioning. 

The interior is in superb condition and all electrics work as they should. I clean and feed the leather regularly to keep it in tip top condition. 


I have a stack of receipts for all work done to the car, a brief summary of some of the more interesting bits is shown below ; 

30.04.13 - Rod bearings, timing chain & guide, vanos anti rattle kit, both front traction control arms & bushes. 

06.11.13 - New brake pipes & fluid. 

30.07.14 - Centre drag/tie rod arm, tie rod ends, pitman arm bush. 

04.12.14 - spark plugs (NGKBKR6EQUP), oil separators, breather hose, throttle actuator. Price including service was £864.66. 

11.06.15 - camshaft sensor. 

12.02.16 - Bosch S5 battery. 

17.08.17 - ATE front discs, pads, wheel bearing, coolant temp. sensor. 


Service history summary. 

24.01.01 - Pre-delivery check 

28.02.01 - 1343 miles - Running in check 

11.09.01 - 8054 - oil service 

09.09.02 - 19663 - inspection.01/microfilter 

31.07.03 - 29604 - oil service/microfilter/brake oil/HEL braided hoses 

02.07.04 - 39325 - inspection.02/microfilter 

09.06.05 - 48872 - oil service/microfilter 

17.03.06 - 57778 - inspection.01/microfilter 

16.03.07 - 69220 - inspection.02 

08.06.09 - 79501 - inspection.01 

18.05.11 - 89628 - oil service 

17.05.13 - 99118 - inspection.02 

17.02.14 - 109502 - oil service 

04.12.14 - 122665 - inspection.01 

30.06.15 - 133481 - oil service 

26.05.16 - 144678 - inspection.02/gearbox oil/diff oil 

19.05.17 - 154550 - oil service

















Edited by Vee

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