New to the board because of my recent purchase of an M5 Touring.
Mine is the 01885 (Karl, would you send me the info on this one? Was it registered before?)
I sort of collect BMW's and try to find the most special/odd examples of a series. This "collection" consists of 6 * E23 (4 * 745i, 1 * 735i and 1 * 728i), 2 * E12 M535i, 1 * E30 325i cabrio and 1 * E30 325iX touring and now this '95 M5 Touring. Only a lack of money and storage place prevent me from getting more
Some info about the history of this M5T (collected from the German Fahrzeugbrief);
First registration 07-07-1995 to BMW M GmhH (!). Suspended 1-10-1996. Then registered 26-08-1997 to Mr. Bernhard Boneberger (04-04-1963, relatively young owner!). So apparently it took BMW almost a year to get rid of it
. Registered again 07-10-1998 to Mrs. Doris Hess (11-02-1937, so they exist, old lady drivers!). Suspended again from 14-11-2002 until 11-12-2002, then registered to Mr. Bernd Weber (29-01-1970) who suspended the car 21-10-2003. He then sold it to Adrian Hasler from Switzerland who owned it until I bought it, 19-01-2004. He never registered the car in Switzerland, so therefore I got the german Fahrzeugbrief with it. I also still did not register it, since although originating from Holland I sort of live and work in Budapest, Bulgaria and Holland. I now insured it in Austria, where they don't ask silly questions about it being tested and where you use it, but I still don't know where I will have it licensed. Bulgaria would be EUR. 7500,-- on taxations, Hungary doesn't allow imports for cars older than 5 years and Holland will cost appr. EUR 4500,-- now, but EUR 3000,-- if I can manage to wait until july. So, how do I refrain from driving it then? Well, I don't, I use the plates of my 325iX touring (rather illegally of course)
, but as long as it is insured I don't mind taking that risk so much and also, they're both BMW's, both tourings and both black , the only difference is that it's a 5 and not a 3, but what's in a name? And the speeding tickets I will get anyway
Of, for so far, greetings to all of you M5(T) drivers!