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There's a totally sorry looking LHD E39 M5 on ebay (perhaps on other UK car selling sites too) with a frankly ridiculous £11750 asking price that says it's a 'US Import'. Perhaps get in touch with the seller to see if he's willing to provide the info?
Else, I think things may have changed somewhat, but in 2003/early 04 I imported a F150 Harley Davidson Anniversary Edition truck from Texas to here and it was relatively straightforward. Maybe there's tighter controls on CoC's for older vehicles.
In addition to the above, talk to some UK based car importers, there's plenty who bring in car's from the US for instance and when it comes to German brand cars, I'm sure some dealers who bring in Porsches from the USA might know more.
2003 Ex-Police E39 530 Diesel Touring. Alpine White, 260,000+ Miles & climbing!
19" Hartge Nova 5 - with custom painted 'Flash Chrome' centres & Polished Lips (set of 5)
19" Hartge Nova 5 - Awaiting custom re-finish (set of 4)
19" Hartge Classic - with custom powder coated centres in shadow chrome & diamond cut/no lacquer lips (set of 5)
20" Hartge Classic - Awaiting custom re-finish
19" 3Pc Forged wheels - ID retained until re-built & finished (2 sets)
20" 3Pc Forged wheels -ID retained until re-built & finished
19" Centres - ID retained until rebuilt & finished
Full Custom Audio install - Arc Audio KS Mini ampliifers. DLS 5.25" 2 way front components & 4" 2 way co-axials. JL Audio 8W3-V3 subwoofer in stealth enclosure. Parrot Asteroid Smart head unit, custom door builds for DLS front stage & Earthquake SWS6 flatline subwoofers, custom rear pillar speaker pods. LumiDock iPod dock,
H&R Springs, ExoticsTuning front lip spoiler, Sport F/R bumpers upgrade, Carbon Fibre effect printed Vinyl roof wrap, High gloss black vinyl window trim wrap, Hartge bonnet/hood & tailgate badges, rear rooftip spoiler, matt Black kidney grille, projector foglamps.
Hartge auto gearlever, Hartge Handbrake handle, Hartge door sill strips, E46 M3 CSL Alcantara/Tri-stitch SMG steering wheel, full Black Leather Sport seats,
Custom ECU re-map biased for more Power & Torque in Steptronic mode, EGR delete, K&N induction kit, Stainless steel de-cat, Stainless steel exhaust backbox with twin oval pipes. Manual 5 spd gearbox conversion.
Plenty more modifications to come!