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post #1 of 23 Old 30th June 2017, 06:13 AM Thread Starter
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2001 M5 TiAg over Silverstone (fully sorted)

Listing my 97,500mi Titanium over Silverstone 2001 M5.
This is a totally squared away E39 M5 Titanium Silver over Silverstone/black interior. It's a no issues car, under 100K fo $20K which I think is a great deal.
Engine: Timing chain tensioner, IAT relocation, shark tune, recent spark plugs, fresh oil/filter, MAFs, CPS, thermostat.
Suspension: Dinan S1.5 (springs, stocks, bump stops, and RSB), Beast power brackets, Powerflex thrust arm bushings (with new arms), rear upper and lower control arms.
Driveline: New clutch (SBC Stage 2 street), flywheel, electric fan, trans mounts, diff output seals, RMS, shifter bushings (stock lever) and all 3 diff bushings. Trans, diff and brake fluid changed.
Body: Freshly resprayed bumper, Price Wheels refinished wheels, new rear window gasket, regularly waxed and clayed, new "pork chops", metal headlight adjusters, DJ auto clear headlight lenses.
Interior: Technical graphite trim, DVD nav update, new cluster (no dead pixels). DICE mediabridge, repaired rear view mirror (radarmirror.com)

If you're familiar with e39 M5s, you'll see that all the common problems are taken care of and this is a "sign and drive" meticulously maintained car. I expected this to be a lifelong car and was maintained as such (like my 14 year owned e30 M3), but I found an '03 Imola M5 that has the options and color I wanted for long term (impulse buy). I bought the TiAg for $22,000 at 85,000 miles thinking it would be squared away and ended up putting $7800 into it, and I'm looking for $19,500...

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Whats your timeframe to move from this one? I'm interested and (fairly) local. If able to show the car over the long weekend I may be able to get up to CT.

More comprehensive Photos would be great to have. How is the interior condition? Have service records from prior owners? And can you provide a previous owner count and last 7 of the VIN.

[email protected] for photos if you can.

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Listing my 97,500mi Titanium over Silverstone 2001 M5.
This is a totally squared away E39 M5 Titanium Silver over Silverstone/black interior. It's a no issues car, under 100K fo $20K which I think is a great deal.
Engine: Timing chain tensioner, IAT relocation, shark tune, recent spark plugs, fresh oil/filter, MAFs, CPS, thermostat.
Suspension: Dinan S1.5 (springs, stocks, bump stops, and RSB), Beast power brackets, Powerflex thrust arm bushings (with new arms), rear upper and lower control arms.
Driveline: New clutch (SBC Stage 2 street), flywheel, electric fan, trans mounts, diff output seals, RMS, shifter bushings (stock lever) and all 3 diff bushings. Trans, diff and brake fluid changed.
Body: Freshly resprayed bumper, Price Wheels refinished wheels, new rear window gasket, regularly waxed and clayed, new "pork chops", metal headlight adjusters, DJ auto clear headlight lenses.
Interior: Technical graphite trim, DVD nav update, new cluster (no dead pixels). DICE mediabridge, repaired rear view mirror (radarmirror.com)

If you're familiar with e39 M5s, you'll see that all the common problems are taken care of and this is a "sign and drive" meticulously maintained car. I expected this to be a lifelong car and was maintained as such (like my 14 year owned e30 M3), but I found an '03 Imola M5 that has the options and color I wanted for long term (impulse buy). I bought the TiAg for $22,000 at 85,000 miles thinking it would be squared away and ended up putting $7800 into it, and I'm looking for $19,500...
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Whats your timeframe to move from this one? I'm interested and (fairly) local. If able to show the car over the long weekend I may be able to get up to CT.

More comprehensive Photos would be great to have. How is the interior condition? Have service records from prior owners? And can you provide a previous owner count and last 7 of the VIN.

[email protected] for photos if you can.

Thanks!
I will have pics tomorrow when I get the bumper back from the paint shop. I'll post them here and email you.
The VIN is WBSDE93441BZ97881
I don't have any records from previous owners. I bought it from a M-B dealer and didn't think it would have many problems at 83,000 miles but it did need a bit of maintenance. The car was bone stock and so everything listed was done in the last 15,000 miles or so.
Interior is very good with very little bolster wear.

Some issues I can point out: There is a seam tearing in the drivers seat bottom, probably 1" in length, there are scratches in the rear bumper, some touched up, some not, and the A/C condenser drain is clogged. If you run the A/C for a long time, water can accumulate in the rear vent. It needs to be put on a lift and compressed air run through the drains. Lastly, the tamper dot is on from the cluster repair. I may be able to get it coded properly before sale. Other than that I think the condition is very good for a 100k mile car.

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I will have pics tomorrow when I get the bumper back from the paint shop. I'll post them here and email you.
The VIN is WBSDE93441BZ97881
I don't have any records from previous owners. I bought it from a M-B dealer and didn't think it would have many problems at 83,000 miles but it did need a bit of maintenance. The car was bone stock and so everything listed was done in the last 15,000 miles or so.
Interior is very good with very little bolster wear.

Some issues I can point out: There is a seam tearing in the drivers seat bottom, probably 1" in length, there are scratches in the rear bumper, some touched up, some not, and the A/C condenser drain is clogged. If you run the A/C for a long time, water can accumulate in the rear vent. It needs to be put on a lift and compressed air run through the drains. Lastly, the tamper dot is on from the cluster repair. I may be able to get it coded properly before sale. Other than that I think the condition is very good for a 100k mile car.
I think you're selling yourself short, that list of work combined with the miles, I think this might be a $25-27K car Post pictures, do it up right and if that doesn work post on BAT!

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I will have pics tomorrow when I get the bumper back from the paint shop. I'll post them here and email you.
The VIN is WBSDE93441BZ97881
I don't have any records from previous owners. I bought it from a M-B dealer and didn't think it would have many problems at 83,000 miles but it did need a bit of maintenance. The car was bone stock and so everything listed was done in the last 15,000 miles or so.
Interior is very good with very little bolster wear.

Some issues I can point out: There is a seam tearing in the drivers seat bottom, probably 1" in length, there are scratches in the rear bumper, some touched up, some not, and the A/C condenser drain is clogged. If you run the A/C for a long time, water can accumulate in the rear vent. It needs to be put on a lift and compressed air run through the drains. Lastly, the tamper dot is on from the cluster repair. I may be able to get it coded properly before sale. Other than that I think the condition is very good for a 100k mile car.
Great, thanks! If you do have any availability to show it between tomorrow and tuesday I could likely find time to get to you , but please email to coordinate as I can't PM here yet.
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Ok I finally got pics outside in the sun. Dave (RowanBuds) came by to see the car today and he is welcome to share his thoughts. As far as price comments, yes, I probably f-ed up. My original post was a late night post "pre-sale" post after a few beers and before more thorough market research. It's hard to go back on a price, but we'll call it an M5Board.com price. Car is listed locally for $21,000. I think some scratches, the more common and less desirable silver color, not being an '03, the cluster tamper dot, lack of maintenance history and 3 or 4 owners before 83k miles, and clogged A/C drains keep it from being a $25k car. Also a quick sale would be nice.
Link to CL ad, which is more complete. https://newyork.craigslist.org/fct/cto/6202035819.html

Actually, it says max image size allowed: 0kb, so just lookat the CL ad for pics.

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Very nice to meet you Mike and thanks again for taking the time to link up on a holiday weekend.

Car runs very strong, not a funny sound or feel anywhere. Definitely a driven car, and a good choice for anyone in the market to drive not collect.

Some exterior blemishes to be sorted out for presentation only, but for a 100k mile 4-season car it's in very good condition.

You should feel confident buying from this seller as he is very knowledgeable and is an obvious BMW enthusiast. The maintenance done on the car combined with the well informed owner are all good signs for whoever owns this one next.

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Ok I finally got pics outside in the sun. Dave (RowanBuds) came by to see the car today and he is welcome to share his thoughts. As far as price comments, yes, I probably f-ed up. My original post was a late night post "pre-sale" post after a few beers and before more thorough market research. It's hard to go back on a price, but we'll call it an M5Board.com price. Car is listed locally for $21,000. I think some scratches, the more common and less desirable silver color, not being an '03, the cluster tamper dot, lack of maintenance history and 3 or 4 owners before 83k miles, and clogged A/C drains keep it from being a $25k car. Also a quick sale would be nice.
Link to CL ad, which is more complete. https://newyork.craigslist.org/fct/cto/6202035819.html

Actually, it says max image size allowed: 0kb, so just lookat the CL ad for pics.

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Very nice to meet you Mike and thanks again for taking the time to link up on a holiday weekend.

Car runs very strong, not a funny sound or feel anywhere. Definitely a driven car, and a good choice for anyone in the market to drive not collect.

Some exterior blemishes to be sorted out for presentation only, but for a 100k mile 4-season car it's in very good condition.

You should feel confident buying from this seller as he is very knowledgeable and is an obvious BMW enthusiast. The maintenance done on the car combined with the well informed owner are all good signs for whoever owns this one next.
Thanks! Having someone look at the car and give feedback helps me see what buyers see and are looking for. Just ordered that shadowline window trim that was peeling, and I'm getting it on a lift this week to blow out drains, get an alignment done, and take underbody pics for buyer's peace of mind.

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Do you have an oil service planned soon? Getting a Blackstone report or even better a history of 2 or more of them over time will help with the lack of previous history, also sometimes BMW dealers report semi detailed service to car fax etc. My 330CIc ZHP didn't have service records but when I ran the car fax I had details of every oil change, clutch replacement at 87K, alignment details, replaced power steering pump and rack due to pump failure etc. Point is if you do not have a carfax it might help fill in the service history, emphasis on "might" as most of the time it does not offer a lot of detail.

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