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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 10-20-2013, 12:03 PM
Lykkan Lykkan is offline
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Interior Color Combo Opinions

Hey, I have a 1997 528i that I'm restoring. Body is beautiful but interior's leather is ****. And it's purple.
I pulled steering wheel + front and rear seats + door panels for $197 from the junkyard.
I'm torn between going back there and grabbing the dash + center console for the 2-tone beige and brown look:

There's a car at the junkyard I can pull the rest of the parts I need from. This is what the interior color looks like:



OR, I could use my black dash/door panels that are in there now, and take the tan leather off the new panels I bought and put them on the black panels, so it'd look like this:





I'm leaning more towards the black/tan combo. I love the contrast (and I hate light colored dashes because of reflection on windshield)
What is everyone elses' opinion? Anything I might run into that I should know of?
If I stuck with tan/black, I'd like to keep the carpet black, but would really like to change the fabric on the cieling to a tan.

Here's my car:

Current interior:

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Old 10-20-2013, 02:57 PM
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Taste is in the mouth of the beholder. Do you have a close female friend to offer an opinion?
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Old 10-20-2013, 05:40 PM
Lykkan Lykkan is offline
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But I think I already decided on the color lol
My Chrysler is already brown and tan, and my mustang is black and tan, but the black and tan is really nice
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