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Old 02-02-2006, 08:41 PM
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Originally Posted by mottati
this was built by a bmw tech at a dealership in georgia, it is a full m5 drivetrain conversion on a 540. do a search on and you'll find a bunch of photos.
Mike's right. That car was built by the tech that used to service my E39 M5 in Atlanta (Decatur), GA. Tim the Tech did an unbelievable job transferring the entire E39 M5 drivetrain from a salvage into the E39 Touring chassis. Even had the Luxury interior in Caramel to boot. Absolutely flawless workmanship. Look at the rear bumper--there's no stock part that integrates the M5 lower diffuser with a bumper top half that accepts a liftgate. Amazing. One incredible labor of love!

FWIW, the only other E39 M5 Touring that I've heard and seen photos of was built for the M-boss himself in Munich. TiSi, IIRC.
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