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I have started thinking about changing my M5 so just wanted some advice on the best way to sell. The car has a total history and is currently in the paint shop having some work done so it will be a very clean example with engine shells replaced although it now has 135k on it. Here are my options as I see it.

Option 1. Sell the car as it with all the tuning parts on it - probably the worst in terms of cash back.

Option 2. Return the car to standard and sell the upgrades like full Evolve exhaust and AP brakes etc - my preferred choice.

Option 3. Break the car for parts - dont really wanna go down this road.

So what do you guys think ?

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Seems a bit pointless getting the bodywork refurbed if you're thinking of breaking it..!

 

Me, I'd return to standard though what about the cost of doing so?  (Unless you're doing it yourself).

 

Sounds like a nice car reading the upgrade details!

 

Why not try the various options in the order listed & see how you get on?

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Bit leggy so probably option 2...if you have the original parts to go on? Seems quite a bit of interest in the last m5 that was broken but major pain in the arse dealing with so many people. Might be best taking off the choice evolve parts, brakes etc and selling those with the rest thrown in with the car?

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I am not gonna break it so thats out so I think option 2 is the most preferred. I have sold most of the original parts apart from the exhaust but they are not exactly expensive on ebay so think I may do that. I have an urge for an E61 M5 touring !

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I've never understood removing mods from a car to sell it, makes the service history seem a bit pointless and you will make a bit more but factor in hassle/time/costs involved is it really worth doing?

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I've never understood removing mods from a car to sell it, makes the service history seem a bit pointless and you will make a bit more but factor in hassle/time/costs involved is it really worth doing?

So how much do you think its worth with all the mods. I doubt it will make more than £8k

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What year is it and any optional extras?

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So how much do you think its worth with all the mods. I doubt it will make more than £8k

Its one of those hard to answer questions, from memory your car was in very good condition and has a nice selection of mods, so you need to spend money buying the standard bits, run the risk other bits don't break or need looking at for the sake of? What do you think you will get for the mods separately. Will you be doing the spanner work or paying someone, what about the remap it has does that need to changed with the mods removed.

I haven't looked at e39 m5 prices since selling mine so wouldn't even have a guess, my only comment is good cars sell for good money.

You are the only person that knows if a few hundred extra is worth it.

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I am hoping for more than a few hundred ;) I think we are talking 3 grand or more for the brakes and exhaust alone. I will most likely leave the Bilstein suspension on it but I will get some 2nd hand front brakes and get them refurbished. Other things like the dinan strut brace and up rated front and rear roll bars will be sold or changed. 

 

I have a friend who owns his own garage so getting the work done is not really a problem as I can put it on the ramp and do most of the work my self. Plenty to ponder over as they say.

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I would ask 10995 for your Russ with a view to take 10. It's a great example with expensive mods

Cheers Andy. The work it had done at Evolve was pretty extensive. Every single bush, rubber and consumable part was replaced so it drives with not a single rattle, squeak or knock. Gonna spend a while looking and thinking things over.

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If it's about getting the most money out of it, at that mileage, I'd break it. But it's also clear that when you invest that much in a car, there's always that sentimental connection to it, and I'm sure you'd feel loathe to do that - I know I would be. Some buyers buy on condition, others buy purely on mileage and age. You need a buyer who loves the car and what it stands for and buys on condition. They are out there, but few and far between. Just my 2 pence worth.

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Probably the best option would be find another M5 owner (board member?) that want's the parts you have (BBK, Exhaust ...) and arrange to get them swapped over. Sell the parts that are easy to remove and don't require replacements directly (strut brace, Intravee etc). That way you get a bit of extra cash, someone gets the upgrade and you don't have to source the original parts.

I think you'll get a very, very small amount extra for having any of the extras over a stock car unless you are lucky and find a buyer who knows exactly what they are and wants them. It's usually cost effective to remove expensive updates as long as it's easy to do so.

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Currently in same situation with full S62 engine rebuild, Bilstein B8 dampers, Intrax springs, FMU back boxes, Supersprint X pipe, E92 BMW front Performence brake kit with carriers from Fritz and every bushing/control arms etc replaced with Febi/Lemforder and 130k miles

Upside I have a buyer who contacted me directly from project diary online that I maintained over 3 years so fingers crossed it works out.

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I dont know. I have always fancied an E30 M3 and could stretch to 20k but then I can consider the E60 M5 touring or go left field and pick up a mint Lotus Carlton or a mint Escort Cosworth. So many options at that price range.

Or I could just keep what I have and carry on enjoying it !

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I dont know. I have always fancied an E30 M3 and could stretch to 20k but then I can consider the E60 M5 touring or go left field and pick up a mint Lotus Carlton or a mint Escort Cosworth. So many options at that price range.

Or I could just keep what I have and carry on enjoying it !

Ooh! Lotus Carlton, seriously quick car.

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Ooh! Lotus Carlton, seriously quick car.

A friend of mine owns one of these seriously quick car and looks the part it may be for sale soon!

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Well i have just splashed some cash on some mirrors and a genuine digital hybrid tuner upgrade so I guess I am gonna be keeping her for now :)

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