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    Breaking E34 520 1996 Auto Touring

    Hi Tim , sent you a PM .. can I have the wooden gear shifter thing
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    Line of duty

    Have you watched Atomic Blonde .. Spy film about Berline and the wall coming down etc ...check out first scenes with cars / plates etc .. it will get on your goat !!!
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    FS: BMW E34 520i Auto 1994

    BMW 520i Auto E34 1994 Orient Blue, Anthracite Cloth interior 2 Keys ( New BMW ones – one with original torch ) , V5 in my name MOTd to 6th Sept 2019, 139000 miles Electric Windows,, Sunroof, Air Con, Central Locking – all working BBS alloy wheels ( 5 off ) Well known on here I would say , it’s a very clean E34 that Andy Everett (Sir Anthony Regents Park) rescued as part of a BMW Car Magazine feature and then Mark Lawless ( Calypso E34 ) took to another level. Recent works includes front shocks, rear anti roll bar links,, pads , metal fuel pips also replaced recently along with the steel pipe that runs around rear of fuel tank. wiper blades. good exhaust, no 50 MPH shimmy , no knocks or bags , a supreme drive I have to say . Starts on the button and sounds like an M50 should, 5 speed autobox does its thing. It really does waft along in sheer serenity J Not the fastest version of an E34 but it’s very nice and does attract attention . There was a time in my life I couldn’t retro fit enough upgrades to any E34 I had , now there is something just nice about this, no frills , analogue clock , cloth seats etc Interior is grey anthracite cloth, very very clean , no rips or worn patches . Door cards, lower dash and centre console all replaced with facelift versions with walnut inserts It has a modern Kenwood , AUX , Ipod unit with amber illumination to blend in ( 2 mths or so old ) but original cassette and cd changer are present if needed BMW mats , sunroof, headlining is grey and in excellent order. Glove box torch as had the LED upgrade done too Orient blue in color , benefitted from a stage 2 detail recently and it really does look good, Mark had this done and has had it on previous cars telling me it looks good for years with normal car wash care Wheels are original BBS cross spokes but all 5 have been refurbed and are IMMACULATE , tyres are also excellent too with deep tread I have put the amber lights back in but it will come with the full set of clear .lights. There is an original BMW number plate infill on the car too . Previous owner has replaced all the correct dealer window stickers and number plates etc Boot area is very clean and complete ( cargo straps, sound proof mat , full toolkit ) I haven’t really had much to do to it as a lot was complete when I bought it. All I have achieved is a few missing clips, , replaced some trim, fitted US spec bumper corners and I enjoy driving it at weekends ! It was subject to an insurance claim at some point in its life , Andy Everett rectified this documenting it as a project in BMW Car over 3 or 4 monthly features ( mags included J ) It wasn’t a lot and only needed two doors and a wing and these have been replaced; a brand new wing and two perfect rust free doors, painted and fitted. No other damage and it's a spot on repair job. Even the rubber seal strips on the base of the doors were new. What I would say it is its not concours or new pin mint but it is very very clean, I drove up to Inverness to get it and wasn’t disappointed in any way .. I have owned loads so know them and I looked at a good few recently ( higher priced than this too ) and some are real rough examples cashing in on the fact it’s an E34 .. if it’s an E34 in fantastic condition you would like then this would well be worth your time to look at So to answer the question why am I selling it .. I enjoy all cars , I have had literally dozens of BMWs of this era and I have now ticked the box of owning this one especially now the prices are getting higher so it was a great opportunity to enjoy some retro ownership. I also have a classic Beetle I bought before this that does need work so I want to concentrate on that .. this will provide some funds and space J Ask any questions you want , feedback welcome, car is about 15 mins north of Edinburgh for viewing. Price is £1850
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    FS: BMW E34 520i Auto 1994

    No one fancy an E34 for the summer shows .. would take an offer for car on either 66s or standard 15" BBS which are immaculate ,
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    Style 66s on my E34

    SO I bought these 66s from Dan as I thought I wanted them on my E34 … turns out I think I prefer the 15” originals but I took the opportunity to take the 15s off and get them all cleaned and waxed behind etc now winter has passed and to keep them mint. A couple of pics to see what the thoughts are .. I think it looks a bit American ( probably because it seems a popular wheel choice in USA on E34s when googled ) and I think that ties in with the US style side markers. Just thought I would share , normal service resumed with 15s shortly
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    Style 66s on my E34

    agree and plan was to get it lowered but if the 15s are going back on I doubt I will lower it .. strangely from wheel arch to centre cap its the same as before . I guess the lower profile makes it look a bit lost
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    The Chancellor (E39 530i Sport Touring)

    Sterling Grey ones are where its at But seriously tho albash82 .. that looks a mighty fine example if I was honest ..more pics needed
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    FS: BMW E34 520i Auto 1994

    straight to the top -- putting a set of Style 66s on this for weekend .. .. obviously price goes up but only to £2000.... a ready to go cruiser for the summer show season
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    Tyres prevent wheel scuffing

    I remember my dad coming home on a set of these bad boys .. they were well admired back then ...
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    'M' Insignia on Front Door Mouldings

    Not a Sport as such but it would be the same ///M emblem that is on the door sill and steering wheel and gear knob and alloys ? My 530d Sport has them on the door strips
  12. ^^^^ They are super duper nice sayanthan ......
  13. I spoke to guy who I gave them too .. he has sold them on but the guy isn't using them now as he bought 37s instead .. he is selling them for £275 if that is something you are interested in They are 18" Staggered from E38 740.
  14. its a shame 32s in 18" for an E39 are hard to get .. I had a mint staggered set from an E38 but I think getting the centres milled out is a hassle .. the guy I gave them too might still have them
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    BMW E39 535i Project - £200

    will be condensation dripping out exhaust from sitting .. look at the join of the exhaust sections .. you will see it .. nothing I would say to worry about
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    FS: BMW E34 520i Auto 1994

    Oohh .. I have missed this then .. what happened to the 7 .. what touring do you have .. I am off to check see what you have bought
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    FS: BMW E34 520i Auto 1994

    SO back up for sale , had great fun but whilst I have this the Beetle isn't getting any attention so same details as above .. any questions just shout
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    FS: Staggered 18" Style 32s from E38 £350

    Testing the water here because I am not sure what to do with them as I have wheels coming out my ears ! However if the price is met they can go Staggered 18" Style 32s form a 750i E38.. all refurbed and immaculate .. one very small mark which I have shown but its hardly noticeable Wont fit E39 without getting the centres enlarged but straight fit back onto an E38 or E34 etc and they do look mega on an E34 tho Tyres are all E38 sizes .. I will check treads for anyone who might want them for a 7 £350 wheels are in Fife ( Courier could be arranged )
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    Your forum needs you!

    @d_a_n1979and surely you too ...
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    Wheeler Dealers Series 16

    he really does .. even Ant is a pain .. the constant shaking hands, the constant fake laughs.. I used to like it but now its a disaaaaster !!!
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    Wheeler Dealers Series 16

    All wrong info tho .. BTCC never raced a T-5R .. I doubt Ant ever drove one in the Police .. maybe a T5 but not a T-5R And there is only one T-5R to have and its a yellow one
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    FS: Staggered 18" Style 32s from E38 £350

    not one bid Duncan , they had 7 series tyres on which straight away is a hindrance as they need removed and 4 new tyres added for an E34 .. then if you want them on an E39 you need to factor in getting centres rebored which I am guessing is difficult and probably not cheap so in reality I would rather have cut my loss than spend more on them as they couldn't go on my E39
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    FS: Staggered 18" Style 32s from E38 £350

    about 100 bucks .. gave them to a local guy who buys and sells stuff .. sick of looking at them and out of pocket but that's life and a lesson learnt
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    FS: BMW E34 520i Auto 1994

    This too no longer available at the minute
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    FS : E34/ E32 15" BBS alloys and tyres

    I have a mint set of 15” BMW BBS alloys from my E34 . They were fully refurbished a couple of mths ago and are unmarked . They are shod in decent 225 60 15 tyres I am trying to downsize the amount of wheels I have so just seeing if any interest in these Basically for sale at cost of refurbishing your own with advantage of tyres already fitted so have these for show an put winters tyres on your others J £250 .. collection would be in Dunfermline or Paisley Freight can courier them to you at cost