I thought it was time to write about my next adventure here in the Australian section
After 8 years in the UK I'm moving back next month. Our plans have been in place for around 2 years, so when the decision to return was made I knew I wanted to take advantage of the Personal Imports Scheme
After owning an E36 and E46 over here, the E39 M5 was a pretty easy choice to make for long term ownership.
I found mine for sale 18 months ago in Bristol, for less than £9k with only 53k miles or 85k km. I've had a stack of maintenance and a full respray done over here.
In preparation for the move I've had the instrument cluster dials from a non-facelift European M5 fitted, I prefer the black background too...
And installed child seat mounts for the parcel shelf myself using parts ordered from Germany
To assist with shipping and registration I'm using the very helpful Iron Lady Imports
and this is the floating beast which my beast is coming on OOCL QINGDAO
This shot was taken yesterday just before I dropped her off at the docks in Southampton
Two months until QLD registration and the next opportunity for a drive! Mount Nebo awaits