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Bennybear last won the day on August 16 2015

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  1. Bennybear

    530i Sport Manual

    My brother in laws car up for sale on Pistonheads Probably the only manual 530i sport with sensible mileage and a four figure price tag for sale at the moment. http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/bmw/e39-5-series-96-04/bmw-5-series-e39-530i-sport--manual/6852361
  2. Bennybear

    E60 550i to E39 M5

    Hi Alex, When buying an M5 you should always buy the best you can afford. £15k should see you into an nice one. There are are plenty of buying guides on the forum so I won't go into what to look for but essentially, buy on condition and maintenance/service history and proof of work done. Make sure you get a facelift model as the pre facelift models are much harder to shift. (So make sure it's a 2001+) nice to have options are heritage leather, individual DSP sound and a sunroof. Almost everything else is irrelevant as even the best tech is now old and total shite. Personally I'd say don't be put off by ones with an exhaust mod as the car really cries out for one. So lots have been done. For £15k you should get a good one, but look out for things like matching tyres all round. As if not it's quite possibly been run on a budget. Low owners is always good too. But watch out for jokers selling shitters for big money. The prices are all over the shop at the minute with a lot of people just jacking the price up on well below average cars. Drive a few and see which ones feel tight and fresh, and fast. As one with dodgy MAFS will feel significantly slower.
  3. Bennybear

    E60 550i to E39 M5

    Hi Alex, When buying an M5 you should always buy the best you can afford. £15k should see you into an nice one. There are are plenty of buying guides on the forum so I won't go into what to look for but essentially, buy on condition and maintenance/service history and proof of work done. Make sure you get a facelift model as the pre facelift models are much harder to shift. (So make sure it's a 2001+) nice to have options are heritage leather, individual DSP sound and a sunroof. Almost everything else is irrelevant as even the best tech is now old and total shite. Personally I'd say don't be put off by ones with an exhaust mod as the car really cries out for one. So lots have been done. For £15k you should get a good one, but look out for things like matching tyres all round. As if not it's quite possibly been run on a budget. Low owners is always good too. But watch out for jokers selling shitters for big money. The prices are all over the shop at the minute with a lot of people just jacking the price up on well below average cars. Drive a few and see which ones feel tight and fresh, and fast. As one with dodgy MAFS will feel significantly slower.
  4. Bennybear

    530i SE (1 owner 14yrs)

    Car now sold to first person that saw it. Staying on the forum too.
  5. Bennybear

    FS:Style 37s Genuine E39 18" Parallels

    Odd,I've been out the scene for 18months after having a baby. But back then these would have flown out at £450!
  6. Bennybear

    530i SE (1 owner 14yrs)

    Cheers Fred, it's such a good car. I've had 8 x e39s and two mins down the road you know this really is a good one.
  7. Bennybear

    530i SE (1 owner 14yrs)

    Afternoon all, Putting my old mans 5 series up for sale as he's down graded to a Toyota Aygo that's cheaper to run and can be towed behind their motor home. I bought the car a couple of years ago initially for my wife but then soon after it went to my dad as his car packed up. I bought the car from its original owner who bought it brand new and owned it for 14years. It had a full service history from the supplying dealer BMW Cotswold (Cotswold every service up to around 106k IIRC) Since then my old man has had it serviced at J&D BMW (an independent near where he lives) The car is totally and utterly original as it left the factory with the original staggered 17" style 32s that I had refurbished at the alloy wheel specialist in St Albans as soon as I bought it. They're still in pretty excellent condition. Spare never been used. 51 plate 530i SE 1 owner 14yrs (now on three, my wife then my dad) Glacier Green Black leather heated electric memory comfort seats in excellent order 16:9 nav Changer in the boot Facelift steering wheel, front and rear lights (angel eyes) Two keys (one never used) both on original Cotswold fobs Full tool kit and spare that's never been used Parking distance control front and rear Auto lights and wipers All original and drives tight as a drum This really is an example of how differently a car that hasn't been abused feels after 15yrs if you've driven an e39 you'll know this is a good one. Crease in rear drivers quarter (paint not broken) Both wing mirrors need attention electric auto dimming, drivers side was clipped by a passing car and the passenger side has leaked Couple of rust blisters on bottom corner of front wings Needs £500 spending on it to make right Just sailed through an MOT with the only advisory being a tyre nearing legal limit £1500 to forum members Please call 07860 813 007 for more info Cheers
  8. Bennybear

    530i SE what's it worth?

    Done. Gold membership reinstated. Can someone give me an idea? What would you put it up at? Is it worth £1500? Also, might be able to get my hands on a 530i sport manual with 65k on the clock and a good history. Anyone on here interested? It's in silver with 17" style 66 rims. Standard apart from a head unit upgrade. Matching set of eagle F1s
  9. Bennybear

    530i SE what's it worth?

    Evening all, before I get started I'd like to point out I'm happy to reinstate my gold membership as I do plan to put a proper advert up. If one of the mods can reply with a link to where to do it, I'm on the mobile site and can't find it anywhere. Those of of you who've been on here a while might remember this car. Its a 51 plate 530i se that I bought for my wife a couple of years back. When I bought it, it was a one owner car from new, serviced every year at Cotswold BMW with a fully stamped service book. Its in glacier green with heated electric black leather comfort seats, 16:9 nav, facelift wheel, facelift front and rear lights and 17" style 32s which I had refurbed at The Wheel Specialist in St Albans However soon after purchase I gave to my Dad as his car was on the way out. He's used it did the past couple of years. Its just gone through an MOT with the only advisory being a tyre nearing legal limit. However, it probably needs £500 to make right. Drivers side mirror was clipped by a passing car and requires attention. Passenger side wing mirror chromatic stuff has leaked. It has a crease in the rear quarter on the drivers side (no paint broken) and some minor rust bubbles on the bottom corner of the front wing. It drives incredibly well. When I bought it it had a Institute of advanced motorist sheild on the front grill and sticker in the rear window, the speed limiter set to 78 mph and the average fuel consumption had never been reset in 14 yrs and read 27.4 mpg and it just rides so well. My dad who's retired has used it daily for the last couple of years now and had it serviced a couple of time by a specialist BMW indi that we've both used for years. What's it worth do you think? E39 prices range from absolute bargains to complete and utter piss takes. I'd like to get my old man the best price possible as he could do with the money. Reason for sale is now they do over 80 miles a week in order to babysit for us and fuel was costing too much. So I've leased them a Toyota Aygo that's averaging near 64 mpg. He's a bit gutted that it has to go, but with the Aygo being free to tax and costing £170 a year insure the maths are a no brainier. Its currently at around 110k
  10. Bennybear

    2002 E39 M5 For sale - SOLD !

    Lovely, looks in good nick
  11. Yes! Sorry moved house and have a baby etc. So haven't been on in a while. Open to offers on this, just want the space back in the garage now.
  12. Apologies did the delay there chaps. please see attached photos, proper box made out of inch thick mdf, countersunk screws, filled smoothed and ready to with paint or carpet. As you can see the inside that you would see through the armrest is carpeted in e39 type carpet, ive been told this is the ideal box design to force bass into the cabin which is renouned for being tricky in the e39. Let me know if any of you guys fancy it.
  13. apologies to all those who've PM'd me. I will get pictures up this evening. Meant to do it yesterday, but a foot breaking incident took over my afternoon. Hobbling about like a goodun today. But I'll take some when i get home from work.
  14. Hi,

    could you send me pics to jcheung23@hotmail.com or on 07766824507

    thanks

  15. Hi All, I bought the aforementioned item from this forum about a year ago. Looking to sell it on now as i no longer have an e39. I'll add some pictures ASAP, or message me and i'll send them over. 2 x Rainbow Vanadium Subs in an MDF enclosure specifically built for an e39 saloon. The enclosure is very well built and fits in under the parcel shelf with and has both subs porting through the arm rest hatch. The inside of the box that you would see through the armrest hatch is trimmed in carpet, but the box itself is not. Looking for £120 Location is now Berkshire, Twyford, half way between Maidenhead and Reading. Can deliver within reasonable distance, close to M4, M40, M25 Please PM me if interested
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