I am hesitant in listing this vehicle but I am not driving it as often as I should, and tend to still grab the keys to the E46ZHP Vert more.
That said I know I am at a higher asking price than most people would expect, as I don't really want to sell it unless I get a good deal. (sorry bargain hunters). I have reciepts proving I am over $29K in this car with all of the work below. I am not looking to make money on the car but not looking to lose it either. That said I can easily sell the second set of wheels for $1500+ (or the new owner could) so if you want to cut some money off of it.
I bought the car off BAT https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2002-bmw-m5-16/
and proceeded to fix everything I found wrong with the car as well as proactively maintain the hell out of it. https://bringatrailer.com/2017/10/12...ng-ear-to-ear/
(all with receipts)
There is one thing wrong with the car that doesn't bother me enough to fix, that is a small line of gray pixels across the Radio / Nav screen, I cannot even tell when it is on NAV not really noticeable unless you stare at it, in the menu system it is visable. My plan was to actually just replace with an Avinusa.com android unit, but I think I want to sell both this and the ZHP and switch over to a 997 era Porsche Turbo Cabrio as a year round daily driver with AWD and a set of winter wheels. (PS will consider trades if you have a blue or gray 997).
I have done nothing with the paint other than wash and wax it, and if you search the forums you can see before and after pics of the leather restoration.
5/16/2017 Cup Holder off e-bay - original cup holders still work fine but honestly they just suck
5/17/2017 Mirror Cover (there is a mirror tap power adapter for escort radar detectors installed).
5/18/2017 Drive Belt Tensioner for Water Pump/Alternator Belt,*
5/19/2017 Belts - Accessory and Alternator, Water Pump, Power Steering 7K X 1629*
5/20/2017 Manual Transmission Fluid - MTF-LT-2 - SAE 75W-80 (1 Liter)*
5/21/2017 Differential Oil - SAE 75W-140 Synthetic,*
5/22/2017 Air Filters
5/23/2017 Oil Filter Kit*
5/24/2017 Aluminum Washer (22 x 27 x 1.5 mm)
5/25/2017 Timing Chain Tensioner for Crankshaft to Camshaft Chain
5/26/2017 Oil Castrol Synthetic 10w60
5/27/2017 LCD Repair Service for dash no dead pixels
5/28/2017 Rear door Vapor Seals
5/29/2017 Coils, spark plugs, Pre-Cat O2 Sensors, 3M Window Sealant
5/30/2017 Blackstone Oil Analysis
6/12/2017 Labor Performance Automotive for all of the above parts 6-12-2017
6/13/2017 A/C Recharge 6-12-2017
8/15/2017 E39 M5 Shark Injector Performance Software With Sport Mode Memory
8/15/2017 Air Intake temperature sensor relocation kit
8/15/2017 replacement gas cap
8/15/2017 Fibrenew Leather restoration, Drivers seat, Drivers door armrest, center armrest, rear door cards, passenger seat bolster.
8/15/2017 Rear Struts for trunk lid
8/15/2017 Armrest Center Console
9/15/2017 Second set of wheels
9/16/2017 Refinishing wheels and replacement of one wheel due to cracked spoke (2 full sets of factory Style 65s both completely finished in shadow chrome, one set never even mounted)
9/17/2017 New tires mounted balanced ECSTA 4X II
1/25/2017 Expansion tank, PS Reservoir replaced