Hello M5Board! I just made the best (worst!?!?!) decision ever. I went to look at a 2001 M5 that was advertised on CL on the 1st of the year.
I drove it and it ran really well however needed so much work that I thanked the owner and said that I would pass on it.
He said if he could take the huge speaker box and amp out of the trunk he would sell it for $7,000. I tried to walk away but my legs wouldnít let me.
The car is beat.
180,000 hard miles
Front seats are trashed
suspension feels like a Tijuana taxi
Broken drivers mirror
cars smells like cotton candy vape and air fresheners
crusty vinyl wrap on the roof
brake pedal is soft until it is pumped
hood cable broken
bad carbon fiber kidneys fell out
Tires are gone
headlights need refinishing, random LEDs, I am suspect about the the ballasts being legit, front plate mounted funny,
has the p0412 and P0441 (carbon build up and fuel breather valve) - hopefully a shark tune will clear this up
many other little things that need fixing. It is going to be a big project!
It is fast, surprisingly
Nice square set MVR Wheelset
short shifter with zhp knob
Neat Brushed interior trim - not vinyl
Fairly nice interior, fold down rear seats
carbon vis hood - would prefer not to have this but it will work for now
interesting front carbon splitter
Body is in pretty good shape
has some suspension modifications - havenít checked what brand yet
basically all electrical works
Has 1/2 of a muffler delete - there is one one each side. Never seen this
The plan for the car -
I would like to drive it and tack it - it is too far gone to try and make it original
Make it safe
replace all fluids
fix the codes / get smogged
rebuild all of the suspension
New seats - possible Cobra, Sparco or Recaro
Tinker on all the little details
Wish me luck!
1/2 of a muffler delete! But the car is so loud
someone was doing burn-outs
extras! a vape pen, that new car air freshener, horrible front plate mount, strange carbon kidneys, and thankfully the correct oil!
Oh yeah, is this a vanity plate that says sexy973???? haha
Will update as I get stuff done!