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It's been floating around for sale for quite a while - like since May 2003. I saw it for sale on Pistonheads for £8995, it was in Taunton being sold on behalf of the owner by a chap in Surrey called Adrian.

I was told that it was in excellent overall condition, the chap who owned it at the time had a number of other performace cars and was selling because he didn't use it.

I never went to look.

Later, it appeared (and has been there since) at Chiltern 4x4, advertised in Autotrader for £9995. Obviously no takers, it was advertised for months. Now (as you can see) it's appeared on eBay.

Looks like the book pack has been water damaged, but that aside, I don't know more about the condition than anyone else.

So, all I know about it is that it seems to have had 3 or more separate keepers in the last 12 months...
 

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the car is refered to as no 808 and I do wonder if that means it is the -BL01808 - car but if it is indeed, why not say so ? if it is, it is NOT the no. 808 M5touring but THAT is another story, IF it is -BL01808- I cud supply
the build-sheet if anyone is interested, drop me an e-mail in that case -
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what's wrong with it I wonder bcs nobody seems to buy it, the price ??
I don't think so, if it is what it claims to be :byebye:
 

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If the condition was all it was said to be, £8995 was a good price. IMHO £9995 was too much money.

It'll be interesting to see what happens on eBay.
 

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Ah so its that old chestnut... I wondered if it was the same car. Thanks Andy.

Cheers,
Bryn.
 

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Looks like a lovely car though.

LHD doesn't bother me in something e30 M3 sized, but I wonder if it would be a pain in an e34 tourer? Does anyone here have any experience of using an M5 tourer in the UK?
 

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Looks like a lovely car though.

LHD doesn't bother me in something e30 M3 sized, but I wonder if it would be a pain in an e34 tourer? Does anyone here have any experience of using an M5 tourer in the UK?
Hi

Yes I have had my car since September and it is fine just you place the car differently.

Although this is my 4th Left Hand drive car so I may be a little acclimatised to them.

Not sure about the price or the condition of this one as has been said before this has been around for a while but then the same goes for a lot of Tourings as they appeal to a specialist market.

I think the combination of LHD and the car being a Touring can put people off.

But for me I find it pretty much perfect. I can cart round a load of stuff in the boot while at the same time enjoy driving as "Evo" magizine puts it "The Godfather of Supersaloons". Also there is a greater supprise factor as the car is an estate, and I think was the first estate of its kind. ( I think I am right in saying it was revealed at the same motor show as the RS2 but was premiered first:hihi: .

If you like the car then it may be worth a look as I can confirm they are very fun to drive and also very practical at the same time. They have all the same strengths and weaknesses as a saloon only iIMHO a little more interesting and unexpected.There was even a rumor that because of the weight distribution they are slightly better at handling but I think most would be hard pressed to pick out the differences.

Just make sure the Double sunroofs are working as they are meant to be a pain to fix and have a telephone directory sized manual!

brgds

Simon
 
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