BMW M5 - SOLD
2000 BMW E39 M5
- Finished in Le Mans Blue with Silverstone Interior.
- Refurbished 18" Style 65 alloys.
- Cherished 'M5' plate.
- Stainless exhaust.
- FSH - comprehensive history folder.
The E39 M5, BMWs flagship 'Super Saloon' was first introduced in 1998 and was the third generation of the M5 model. Powered by a 4.9 litre V8 engine, with circa 400bhp running through a Getrag six-speed manual transmission and having reworked suspension, a reinforced clutch and a shorter rear axle ratio along with a 25% limited slip differential, the BMW Motorsport Division had really worked their magic and as a result with the 'Sport' button activated this would see the M5 blast from 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds and when de-restricted this 4 door saloon could easily reach in excess of 180mph!
In the 5 years of production just over 2500 E39 M5's were built with only subtle styling changes along the way and with its relative lack of driving aids the E39 M5 is regarded by many as BMW's last great driving salon, no wonder too, as they were used by the Nordschleife race circuit (Nürburgring) for a number of years as their preferred 'Ring Taxi'.
Delivered to its first owner in 2000, this stunning E39 M5 is finished in Le Mans Blue metallic and comes with the Silverstone black / grey M-Sport interior (drivers memory seat pack), electrically adjustable steering column, Sat-Nav, steel tilt / sliding sunroof, air-conditioning, cruise control, in-car phone (currently deactivated) and of course is fitted with the sensational Style 65 staggered 18" 'tuning-fork' alloys which have been professionally refurbished in the correct Shadow Chrome. Standing back and looking over the car it is evident that she has been a cherished example.The paintwork has a fantastic finish, she is free from any blemishes and simply oozes quality and this continues when stepping inside. The seats are fully electrically adjustable (even the headrests), with lumbar and thigh adjustment too and with the electrically adjustable M-Sport steering wheel set to your ideal reach / rake you're ready to fire up the might 4.9 litre V8....an aural delight!
Mechanically the M5 is first class order and this becomes completely apparent when looking at the history folder, an A4 box file containing some £22,000 worth of invoicing of which 95% of all bills are BMW! Servicing has been consistent throughout her ownership and she has been serviced at the following intervals: pre-delivery, 1419 miles, 14040 miles, 26514 miles, 31904 miles, 33209 miles, 37802 miles, 40935 miles, 50750 miles, 61131 miles, 74424 miles, 80906 miles and 86908 miles, now showing 91k miles. On turning the ignition key the big V8 bursts into life with an intoxicating burble and driving away it's easy to understand why the M5 has such a following. As the engine temperature rises, the 'tell-tale' indicator lights on the rev counter go out one-by-one indicating that the driver can now push further up the rev range and when fully up to temperature this legendary car has the potential to be a real 'Autobahnstormer'.
With her exceptional service history, bills for £0000's and in stunning condition this M5 is further supported by having both her original dealer packs (with all booklets), her SatNav DVD's, tool-kit, working glove-box torch, 2 keys (plus the valet key), a cherished 'M5' number plate, plus even the original (and unused) First Aid Kit found under the passenger seat, a stunning example waiting to be cherished by her next owner.
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Earlier this year (2018) I had the pleasure of doing business with Mark and Carl at Absolute Classic Cars (ACC) as they had an amazingly rare low mileage 1989 Porsche 911 SSE Coupe for sale, or as I have come to call her, 'The Mona Lisa'.
Knowing how rare this model is and seeing a few examples for sale at Porsche specialists / established classic dealers around the UK I took my time to see all the cars in market place and after visiting the ACC premises a few times, talking to them at length at how they would prepare the car, what they could do for me and getting a 'feel' for them and their business I knew Absolute Classic Cars were the right people.
In the weeks leading up to delivery I spoke with Mark on an almost daily basis; updates on the detailed Porsche specialist service they'd arranged, refurbishment of the Fuchs alloys to factory 'as new' condition, fitting new Continental tyres, refurbishment of the fan/housing, detailed wax-oil and so. When she was finally ready Mark and Carl delivered the car in person within their fully enclosed trailer and once unloaded, joining other classics in my collection they then covered her with a tailored car cover they arranged for me.
A few days after the delivery I was advised by my insurance company that due to the value of the car would need a Tracker fitted and on phoning Mark for some advise, he suggested that they might be able to help further. Less than 24hrs later they had arranged for an approved specialist to make the journey from Lincoln to my home (250 mile round trip) and I could rest easy knowing that everything was sorted.
As an classic car enthusiast, many years the senior of Mark and Carl, I have meet many dealers in my time and for the most they are just that, dealers. In approaching Mark and Carl at Absolute Classic Cars it is a real pleasure to have meet and dealt with two gents whose passion happens to be their business; their knowledge, enthusiasm, detailed professional approach sets them apart and I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone considering a classic car purchase.
Mr Braithwaite, Cumbria