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Looking for an M5 - dont mind high mileage or something needing a little bit of work.

Any one on here have anything suitable?

Looking for a project car, so don't really want an immaculate perfect motor.
 

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Be Careful,


My first E34 M5 was a supposedly 'mint' example - it turned into being a money-pit shortly afterwards - (needing EDC Shockers, Coil Packs, Exhaust sections, e.t.c.)- and I wouldn't have even called that a 'project' car !

Best Bet is to buy on Condition and Maintenance, rather than miles alone (alhough low mileage can be a desirable selling-point).

If I was looking for an E34 M5 knowing what I know now, I'd buy off this board from an Enthusiast - not a 'Specialist' Dealer that hikes prices and puts on the tyre glaze !

(See Recent Posts - there's a couple of 3.8s and at least one Touring I think up for sale here).
 

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My 95 E34 could be going up for sale in the next couple of months, if interested then PM me for more details...
 

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My 95 E34 could be going up for sale in the next couple of months, if interested then PM me for more details...
Hmm i dont get any pm button on this bbs - but i could be interested.

Nice to see another felow capri driver - had a few myself, including a couple of 2.8's :)

I bet 290bhp is fun in the wet on a capri :)
 

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Hmm i dont get any pm button on this bbs - but i could be interested.

Nice to see another felow capri driver - had a few myself, including a couple of 2.8's :)

I bet 290bhp is fun in the wet on a capri :)
Only problem I can see is distance ! I live in winchester, hampshire so its the opposite end of the country.
 

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Hmm i dont get any pm button on this bbs
Just click on the user name and a drop-down will appear to show you some options, including PM!
 

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Nexus, I am planning on selling my 1995 Limited Edition.

It's due an Inspection II in a few thousand miles and four tyres now.
That would cost me £1250. The wheels should be refurbished to make them look perfect (£200 for nice work at a place in Hemel Hempstead). The front end has stonechips and there's the odd other minor scratch around if you look hard enough.

So I'd consider selling it as-is for £8500. I think that price is very fair.

It has 147,600 miles at the moment but with FSH and a new short engine from BMW at 114300.

The EDC shocks are all working and all of the suspension bushes, including the Pitman arms and subframe mounts have been replaced in the last few months. I've replaced many components as a preventative measure to avoid them failing.

It has just two modifications, Bi-Xenon lights which I installed, and a UUC EVO3 Short Shifter kit, which is excellent.

It had a new Radiator and Aux. Water pump two weeks ago and new front brakes were fitted on Saturday.

A couple of members here have driven it on Sunday, and commented on how nice it felt.

I've owned it for just over a year, and 35,000 miles in that time.

I know the car inside-out, so I can obviously answer any questions you might have. It's a beautiful, amazingly capable car. I really love it, but I fancy a change.



Let me know if you're interested.
Andy
 

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Nexus, I am planning on selling my 1995 Limited Edition.

It's due an Inspection II in a few thousand miles and four tyres now.
That would cost me £1250. The wheels should be refurbished to make them look perfect (£200 for nice work at a place in Hemel Hempstead). The front end has stonechips and there's the odd other minor scratch around if you look hard enough.

So I'd consider selling it as-is for £8500. I think that price is very fair.

It has 147,600 miles at the moment but with FSH and a new short engine from BMW at 114300.

The EDC shocks are all working and all of the suspension bushes, including the Pitman arms and subframe mounts have been replaced in the last few months. I've replaced many components as a preventative measure to avoid them failing.

It has just two modifications, Bi-Xenon lights which I installed, and a UUC EVO3 Short Shifter kit, which is excellent.

It had a new Radiator and Aux. Water pump two weeks ago and new front brakes were fitted on Saturday.

A couple of members here have driven it on Sunday, and commented on how nice it felt.

I've owned it for just over a year, and 35,000 miles in that time.

I know the car inside-out, so I can obviously answer any questions you might have.



Let me know if you're interested.
Andy
Sorry, looking for more of a project car, yours look nice and i'd love an le but cannot stretch to that i'm afraid.

I'm looking more for the earlier 3.6 m5 - hence why i'm not worried about mileage (so long as its been serviced!)
 

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nexus1972 said:
Sorry, looking for more of a project car, yours look nice and i'd love an le but cannot stretch to that i'm afraid.
Fair enough. I'll continue to get those jobs done, and hopefully sell for reasonable money!

Otherwise, if you find eight and a half grand, you know what to do with it. :blink:
 

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Andy,
that is so tempting!! :hihi:
dont think she will be too happy though! grrrrrrr :haha:
 

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nexus1972 said:
Hmm i dont get any pm button on this bbs - but i could be interested.

Nice to see another felow capri driver - had a few myself, including a couple of 2.8's :)

I bet 290bhp is fun in the wet on a capri :)
I've sent you a PM

Yes the Capri's were (are) fun
mmmmmm
 

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Andy,
that is so tempting!! :hihi:
dont think she will be too happy though! grrrrrrr :haha:
Jim

I'd be happy for you to have it. Give me a shout if you can convince 'er indoors!
 

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I like the look of the daytona one but why do people try and sell cars with pics like that? is it a ****ter and he's covering the fact up with crappy pics? or is it a very cheap gem who;s owner has never held a camera in his life? !!!
 

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I like the look of the daytona one but why do people try and sell cars with pics like that? is it a ****ter and he's covering the fact up with crappy pics? or is it a very cheap gem who;s owner has never held a camera in his life? !!!
They look like Mobile Phone camera pics to me! Did you sell him a cheapo camera-phone? :hihi:
 

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:2: Ho ho ho! :nono:

one looks like a still from the garage forcourt camera!!
 

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nexus1972 said:
Sorry, looking for more of a project car, yours look nice and i'd love an le but cannot stretch to that i'm afraid.

I'm looking more for the earlier 3.6 m5 - hence why i'm not worried about mileage (so long as its been serviced!)
Nexus1972
All E34 M5 could be described as fixer uppers as they go through a lot of parts on suspension & powertrain.
The only months that did not require some kind of outlay were those spent working abroad.
Buying a cheap one could bring about economic suicide & spending £5k plus in one yr running these is not unrealistic if all goes pear shaped. Even a good one can get hit with this level of costs occasionally.

You may be lucky but the reality with M5's means that anything under £4k regardless of age needs huge financial dedication to bring it up to a reasonable level of reliability.

Beyond that, the red 3.6 on EBAY looks like a good bet. I would be looking to have the vehicle up on a hoist before I handed any cash over however.

Good luck in your quest.

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Nexus1972
All E34 M5 could be described as fixer uppers as they go through a lot of parts on suspension & powertrain.
The only months that did not require some kind of outlay were those spent working abroad.
Buying a cheap one could bring about economic suicide & spending £5k plus in one yr running these is not unrealistic if all goes pear shaped. Even a good one can get hit with this level of costs occasionally.

You may be lucky but the reality with M5's means that anything under £4k regardless of age needs huge financial dedication to bring it up to a reasonable level of reliability.

Beyond that, the red 3.6 on EBAY looks like a good bet. I would be looking to have the vehicle up on a hoist before I handed any cash over however.

Good luck in your quest.

Regards
Farrell
SO the one cyrus is/was selling is probably a bit of a dog then?

http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=52222
 
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