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2003 e39 540i MSport – Valuation

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Hi Team – although I've enjoyed owning my 3rd 540i – I'm bored two years in and looking for something different to drive. Have my eye on a W210 E55 at the moment. It's been awesome on long runs from Auckland to my place in the Hokianga and I'd like something similar (E55 fits the bill)

Any thoughts on valuation for a 2003 540i with 132k on the clock? Is stock apart from BBS wheels and aftermarket stereo. I have maintained it at The Toy Shop with annual services. Recent work includes 2 x coils, cam covers and alternator.  Michelin Pilot Sports all around installed last year. Condition wise I'd say 8/10.

I know the market pay what it will pay, I note that a 2002 540i that looked rough with 200 plus kms sold for $5250 recently.

My thoughts on this example: $9000

Any thoughts or interest welcomed.

Ace,

Mr D.

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It really depends, what the market thinks and how long you are happy to wait for a sale, a member here sold his example for under 3K, I forget the mileage, but it took over a year to sell, with the price dropping every few months.

So if you’re in a hurry you could probably try for 6 or 7k, motorsports do benefit form the Motorsport tax, and the M62TU is better in my opinion.  

For someone dead set on a low mileage late mode 540 Motorsport in silver, you’d probably be able to get more than 8K... 

But as ever; things are only worth what someone will pay for them.

make use of the expired auction search tool on Trademe.

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@EUROLESS Yes agree – will admit I'd not seen a runout 2003 for sale on TM when I brought it so paid a premium ($11k).

Might run a $1 auction and see how it lands if the E55 purchase comes through. 

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As above i don't see anyone paying 9k unless they really wanted a low k etc example. 7-8k would be a fair asking price

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Wheels alone worth $1500 and with michelin tyres $2000 maybe a bit more.

Its too bad because people wont see the value added from the wheels and tyres.

 

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TBH the KM is the only thing going for it over any other auto import silver 540i, and auto import silver 540i dont go for much these days. As Kyu said, the wheels although nice, wont help it make much more money. Might almost be worth picking up a cheap set of standard motorsport wheels and selling the BBS separately?

The other issue is that anyone who knows BMWs will know the timing chains are a ticking time bomb since they havent been done.

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