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post #1 of 35 Old 11th February 2017, 08:14 AM Thread Starter
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My "new" M5 is finally on the way.

My newly purchased 2001 Anthracite M5 is finally in the truck and on its way. It's taken forever to get it in that truck but it's delivery is finally on the horizon. It's got a 3000 mile journey from New Hampshire to California in the dead of winter but it's all bundled up in an Intercity Lines truck so it should be fine. Fingers crossed.

I pretty much went against everything I've learned on this board over the last 2 years. PPI- no, service history- non to speak of, test drive -ehh no, purchase based on maintenance over mileage-(dammit) no, maintenance over color choice-no. I could go on and on. I felt comfortable (enough) doing this because I purchased from Concord Motorsport. Their reputation is solid from what I've read here and elsewhere. When the M5 bug bites, sometimes you can't stop yourself.

The M was sold as a consignment from one of the dealers customers. This made me a little apprehensive but they made it clear they would not be selling the car if it were going to damage their reputation for selling good cars. After I paid for the Beast they went over it in preparation for shipping and replaced some items and did some fluid changes. Some new front tires, new power steering lines, bled brakes, changed the oil, and several other things. This was a nice touch, and overall I wouldn't hesitate recommending them.

To be honest though, I believe it's likely going to need some deferred maintenance taken care of. As crazy as it sounds, I look forward to that. I want to work on it, get to know it inside and out, and keep it in top condition. Like I said, I've been waiting a long time for delivery, so I've already purchased the Peake reader, INPA, TIS, etc. I know a lot of you hate it, but it's going to be a garage queen, although king is more appropriate.

This board is a treasure trove as you all know. Through many different search function methods I believe I found the original owner's posts. I then basically compared all the info in the carfax with his posts. It all matches up, down to the purchase date at the dealership he bought it at. His board name is Roton, and he details all the steps leading up to the purchase, and many interesting(to me) posts about the early history of my new M5. I'm guessing many of you have done this. It makes for great reading.

I've babbled enough. Thank you all for sucking me into your world. About 7 more days and my Beast will be backed out of that truck. Can't wait! - Mike
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Congrats and welcome! Which interior and how many miles?

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Where in the Bay Area? There are a bunch of us here, I was on a drive with 11 E39 M5s a couple of summers ago, and getting ready to organize another here soon, assuming it stops raining...


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Thanks! It's got the M1SW- Black complete Nappa Heritage with 59,XXX mi.
Only 136K behind mine...
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Also, if you happen to be a Facebook person, come join the E39 M5 Owners Group...
I'm over in the East Bay (Concord). It's good to know there's more around. I'll go months without seeing 1. Thanks for the FB tip!
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Yeah, that's a bit of a hike from the Santa Cruz Mountain runs I like to do, but Mines / Tesla and / or Junction up the backside of Mt. Hamilton are fun runs, too. TBD. Going to have to put some miles on her though
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Yeah, that's a bit of a hike from the Santa Cruz Mountain runs I like to do, but Mines / Tesla and / or Junction up the backside of Mt. Hamilton are fun runs, too. TBD. Going to have to put some miles on her though
Oh, I won't be afraid to put miles on it. I look forward to that more than I look forward to staring at it! I just have a buy low miles illness. It just won't be my DD so the miles will just stay rather low for that reason.
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Congrats Mike on starting a fun, new journey with an E39 M5! I'm starting year 14 now -- it's an amazing car. Mine is a garage queen/king also at this point (66k miles, only put about 500 miles/year now for the past 4 years, garaged 24/7 since new, never a daily driver). I've pondered selling it but know I'll forever regret letting one in this condition leave my hands. It appears you've found a similarly owned and treasured example.

Post back with details once you get it. You know you have to take the obligatory pic of the car sitting inside the transport as the door is opened...

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