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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 01-05-2010, 07:34 AM
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Some times one notices what isn't there more than what is. Last night, while walking my dogs around the neighborhood, I realized that a deteriorating BMW that had been sitting in a yard for several years is no longer there. I always wondered about this car because it didn't look like any other I've every seen. It obviously had been a very good looking car before it started to fall apart. It it looked like a 70s vintage Bavaria Two Door Hard Top but had no identifiying lettering or numbering on it. I'd thought about stopping and asking if it was for sale, but, I didn't want to get into a project car.

Does anyone know what this particular Bimmer might have been?
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Old 01-05-2010, 07:37 AM
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Old 01-05-2010, 08:24 AM
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Good luck. :P
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Old 01-05-2010, 08:26 AM
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Maybe a 2002 or bavaria models.
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Old 01-05-2010, 10:00 AM
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The only coupes from that vintage would be either a 6-series ('76 to '89), or the "CS" series ('68 to '75). They shared appearance with the Bavaria, and had the same running gear.

Why not stop and ask the neighbor?
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Old 01-05-2010, 01:16 PM
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So.... the car was sitting for years and now that its gone you're asking the forum to take a guess at what model it was? Good luck!
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