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Pothole

19,829 posts

162 months

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Wednesday 10th October 2012 quote quote all
Stingercut said:
It's not unusual for Wayne Carini on Charing Classic Cars to prep quite basically and start up some almost priceless classic car that has been sitting in a garage for upto 30 yrs, untouched. Whilst the engine and electrics are nowhere near as complex as an M5 he seems somewhat insouciant about it.
I sometimes think he hasn't a fking clue, that bloke. I'd certainly never buy a car he'd had anything to do with based on the TV show

Charliecloud

39 posts

77 months

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Wednesday 10th October 2012 quote quote all
DanX5 said:
Not sure it will be an easy sell at £20k. Granted there are none in AUC stock at the moment but a few months ago when metsta's car was for sale by previous private owner (having been freshly serviced) for less than it is for sale for now, I still didn't consider it 'good value' when compared to an a number of AUC cars for mid £20's.......

With these cars, as a prospective purchaser, the 1 (or 2 if you are lucky) year AUC warranty (and lower cost monthly warranty thereafter) / record of recent major consumables done, is more important to me than saving <£5k by buying a higher mileage private sale car. The difference could quickly be used up in a) higher cost of non-monthly warranty on car over 60k or b) major items needing replacement.

Although having said that there is always a price point at which you would take the gamble, IMO would have to be £7.5k in my pocket to take the 'gamble'. The previous seller got it about right I would say when pitched against AUC stock - although metsta has the advantage as at today of there precisely 'zero' AUC E61's in the network, so supply and demand and all that.........

Frustrating really as I am in a position to buy and there are so few to consider, would love to find a late (58/09/59?) E61 M5 but seem non-existent. Driven E61 m5 and C63 estate (with PPP) and found the m5 much more involving. However, being drawn to the C63 due to more availability as beginning to get impatient now.
Sensible approach with the head and not the heart. I too know how frustrating it is looking at so few cars in the system right now. Hang in there though, as the M5 T will be the better long term bet and more involving to drive.

cosmokmike

40 posts

25 months

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Friday 12th October 2012 quote quote all
What was the production run like for the Touring? Was there an equal amount of cars produced over the years of its run? I just ask because every time I've looked, I've struggled to find a later-era E61 M5 for sale, its usually 2007 and early 2008 cars.

Am I right in thinking there were about 250 of these made for the UK market originally?

omniflow

269 posts

31 months

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Friday 12th October 2012 quote quote all
metsta said:
maybe a trip to Hayward and Scott next week.
Hopefully not going off topic or hi-jacking.

What are peoples thoughts on the impact of an after-market exhaust on the re-sale value of an E61 M5?


BlackPorker

203 posts

55 months

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Friday 12th October 2012 quote quote all
cosmokmike said:
What was the production run like for the Touring? Was there an equal amount of cars produced over the years of its run? I just ask because every time I've looked, I've struggled to find a later-era E61 M5 for sale, its usually 2007 and early 2008 cars.

Am I right in thinking there were about 250 of these made for the UK market originally?
http://www.howmanyleft.co.uk/vehicle/bmw_m5_tourin...

Edited by BlackPorker on Friday 12th October 16:47

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ecain63

6,945 posts

55 months

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Friday 12th October 2012 quote quote all
cosmokmike said:
What was the production run like for the Touring? Was there an equal amount of cars produced over the years of its run? I just ask because every time I've looked, I've struggled to find a later-era E61 M5 for sale, its usually 2007 and early 2008 cars.

Am I right in thinking there were about 250 of these made for the UK market originally?
222 RHD cars built for UK market. Less than 200 left in the UK.

thepony

1,230 posts

45 months

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Saturday 13th October 2012 quote quote all
ecain63 said:
222 RHD cars built for UK market. Less than 200 left in the UK.
Rarer than the M3 CS .... There are 241 or 238 produced for UK .... Depending which source you believe.

Lower figure I got from BMW UK
Higher figure I got from
http://www.reddit.com/r/BMW/comments/104f1r/do_you...

qureshia

860 posts

86 months

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Saturday 13th October 2012 quote quote all

Has there been an update on the original parked up M5 ?

Wonder how the window motors, central locking, door seals stood up to 4 years of non use ?

Love the idea of someone changing the petrol, popping in a new battery, a few turn overs with the battery discounted then happy days bounce

I imagine a few (no doubt expensive) niggles to pop up over the first 6 months of use. Can't work out if the £18k bid from lister is a very brave or a cleaver move.

What would a low mile e61 M5 with 4 year gap in history every be worth ?

hadenough!

3,545 posts

140 months

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Wednesday 24th October 2012 quote quote all
Wow...why would you do that?

MarkM5

70 posts

69 months

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Wednesday 24th October 2012 quote quote all
Bet the guy in the fruit & veg shop opposite has been eying it up for years! redface

Broom246

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32 posts

19 months

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Wednesday 24th October 2012 quote quote all
Will need a full service regardless. Recovery and starting this way best option in long run.

Edited by Broom246 on Thursday 15th November 10:18

Terminator X

4,112 posts

84 months

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Wednesday 24th October 2012 quote quote all
hadenough! said:
Wow...why would you do that?
+1 fking disgrace mad

TX.

omniflow

269 posts

31 months

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Wednesday 24th October 2012 quote quote all
Broom, if your Brother wants to swap those alloys for some standard E61 Alloys + cash his way, let me know.

Happy to travel to sort this, deal with tyre swapping or buy new tyres - whatever it takes to make it hassle free for your brother.

Broom246

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32 posts

19 months

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Thursday 25th October 2012 quote quote all
Thanks for interest omniflow, but going to keep the 167's on the car.

darreni

1,741 posts

150 months

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Thursday 25th October 2012 quote quote all
Broom246 said:
Will need a full service regardless. Recovery and starting this way probably cheapest and best option in long run.
I'm sure the car will be fine.
Service, Tyres & maybe new pads & battery & off you go.

It's not like its a barn find DB5 sat for 40 years.

Broom246

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32 posts

19 months

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Thursday 25th October 2012 quote quote all
[quote=darreni]

I'm sure the car will be fine.
Service, Tyres & maybe new pads & battery & off you go.

I'm sure it's fine too but better safe than sorry, car has just been collected for it's transport to garage for work to start.

DeanR32

1,000 posts

63 months

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Thursday 25th October 2012 quote quote all
How much are listers paying for this car?

Broom246

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32 posts

19 months

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Thursday 25th October 2012 quote quote all
I’m sorry Dean but not been impressed with BMW dealer network on the whole, both wrt car or costing. Inc the one the M5 was as purchased from for just over 90K (1 of 7 cars from them!).
Interest from some v good independents who seem to care about the car more than just profit.
The car is well spec’d even for a standard M5 & have taken this on board both for the good of the car and valuation.
Inspection today / tomorrow for service and overhaul for work next week.
DeanR32 said:
How much are listers paying for this car?

CraigMST

3,730 posts

45 months

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Friday 26th October 2012 quote quote all
Is that an SLS in the background? Call me in 5 years...

Broom246

Original Poster:

32 posts

19 months

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Friday 26th October 2012 quote quote all
I'll mark it in my calendar for then

CraigMST said:
Is that an SLS in the background? Call me in 5 years...
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