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General Information

Year
2001
Make
BMW
Model
M5
Color
Le Mans Blau
Packages
LHD Euro
History
I was originally looking for a nice 911 but the interior space was not going to work while being the designated driver for friends on nights out. I then decided I wanted the performance of a 911 in a sedan, that list in late 2010 was pretty small. Especially in the $25k range. I have to admit I had very little knowledge of the E39 M5 when I started my search. The fact that it's a Euro LHD car is definitely a unique bonus.

I purchased the car from a broker in JAN11. The previous owner was a doctor who daily drove the car. He also had a couple 1966 911 according to the insurance paperwork I found later in the M5. That must be one pretty cool old Doc. The broker's story was that the original owner was Teemu Salanne, but everything I've been able to find is that his car was a 2000. Who knows what the real story is on that? Luckily that didn't factor into my interest in the car, I'm not a hockey fan and had no idea who he was.

Here's a discussion on the Board shortly after I picked the car up.

http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/171972-anybody-remember-one-lmb-content.html
2001 BMW M5 (Le Mans Blau)

Modifications

Drivetrain
Stock
Interior
Factory Black Sport/Titan, factory incorporated child booster in rear seats, UUC SSK w/DSSR.
Exterior
Stock
Audio
Alpine iLX-007 head unit
Alpine MRV-F 340 Amp
Boston Acoustics Pro components
Alpine MRP-M450 Amp
Infinity Kappa 102.7W Sub x2
Suspension
Bilstein PSS
Dinan Rear anti-sway bar
Dinan front strut brace
Wheel and Tire
Matte black powder coat Style 65/Hankook Ventus V12 Evo

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