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ssbmw last won the day on September 1 2018

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  1. ssbmw

    Wanted E39 M5

    Obviously because I currently reside in the USA, always studying prices of these things being marketed here. I think based on the mileage, condition, and provenance it wouldn’t be unrealistic to see a vendor marketing a car like this in the USA for $40-$45k USD. If it was in a Uber rare colour combo maybe more.
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    Wanted E39 M5

    You know it’s funny I have been on this site regularly for over 10 years (without being a regular contributor) and overtime you notice the absence of people who were regular contributors. He is one of them. Last I heard was that he was selling his M5 to replace it with a X5.
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    Wanted E39 M5

    Yep that is Darren Gledhill’s old car. Beautiful. Quite a few after market mods though -which won’t cater for everyone.. Darren was anecdotally the original owner of the highly discussed Lemans Blau example that was the subject of an insurance rebuild - and replaced that car with this black one.... Darren was once a regulator contributor to this site...
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    BMW M5 Alpina B10 V8 1999

    I personally think it is very cool. The rear spoiler ‘spoils’ the design aesthetics a little (unlike the E34), but love the decals and interior design that makes it an Alpina. Agreed, the price is not in sync with the Kiwi market, but I bet there must be less than a handful of these in NZ. I still recall driving a friend’s 300,000 km E34 Alpina B10. Handled incredibly and it’s appearance defied its mileage. Great cars- these Alpina’s! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ok0XLDn6w8A. Check this German clip- comparing this Alpina to an E39 M5.
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    Beauty NZ New E39 540i M-Sport

    I still remember Mike Hosking driving an immaculate example in Imola red / black leather in the early 00's. Stunning car - I'd see it regularly pottering around Newmarket / Parnell.. Wonder where that car is today. The early 00's seem like yesterday to me - it's extraordinary that we have moved on nearly 20 years. Despite not being a M car, these cars still ooze so much cool. Just like the E34 540is and the E34 535is before them.
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    Unobtanium is now listed, 850CSi

    The owner is one of our members and is a true enthusiast like more than a few of us here. I remember when Glen presented this car to the site all of those years ago too... Fabulous car that in other car markets would have been snapped up in a flash. There are 80-100k mile examples in the USA selling for $120k. I hope it stays in NZ and becomes part of a special collection. There just aren’t many like that with unicorn, freaky mileage. Very special car.
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    S54 M-Coupe Anyone?

    Seriously cool man!! I love the interior colour. Massive congrats
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    Beauty NZ New E39 540i M-Sport

    I still recall my ex boss buying a new silver 540 Motorsport - circa 2001. I thought how incredible that car was one day when he gave me a ride to see a client. I still remember wondering how good a M5 variant of the E39 maybe if the 540 Motorsport was so impressive. What was not so incredible was how my boss tried to convince me it was a M5.!!
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    S54 M-Coupe Anyone?

    On a recent thread about M coupe’s I enquired whether anyone within the BMW community knew this same car - and a fellow member PM’d me to indicate that it was in fact domiciled in Christchurch. https://bmwmregistry.com/detail.php?id=12678 I love the colour.
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    Low mileage E39 M5

    Could be, but I think the one on trademe had relatively hefty k’s - could be wrong but I think the mileage mentioned back then by the guy in the article was around 30,000.
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    Low mileage E39 M5

    When I was living in Singapore- 5-6 years ago I read an article in either BMW car or the now defunct Total BMW car mag about another Kiwi who I believe was a banker who mentioned that he had bought a E92 M3 in Singa’s but also had a very low k example of a E39 M5 in storage in NZ... Much to my chagrin, I could never contact him... Does that car ring a bell to anyone here?
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    Low mileage E39 M5

    Well said!!!
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    BM53 problems solved...

    I believe the individual audio system is actually the same as M-Audio. No difference at all. I know what you mean. I have a friend who also had a E34 535is and an E34 M5 prior to owning a LMB E39 M5. He is mega fussy with his car audio and he says the same- the e39 M5, despite being a premium offering from BMW didn’t have an amazing sound system. i agree with you though- I lower the windows and open the sunroof to hear the S62 growl... audio Nirvana!!!
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    BM53 problems solved...

    Hi Stu, do you have the m-audio spec stereo? I have to say, I find it rather disappointing. Maybe I am being harsh, but I think my 1990 E34 535is had a better sounding system (despite only having a radio cassette hard unit). My 2008 X3 had a far better stereo too. Your thoughts?
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    E60 M5 6pd manual. i want one !!!

    I will do...one thing I have found is that you often make good friends amongst car guys - anywhere in the world!!! He is keen to drive my car (a E39) as it has been tweaked with minor Dinan upgrades... so hopefully if he does I can try out his E60 (in the delightful Interlagos blue).. I have driven a E60 once before with SMG. I had so much fun. The paddle shift was like playing some high velocity Play station game. Driving around the city with the staccato like gear shifts was not so much fun!!!!