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Old 12-10-2012, 08:44 PM
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Planning on selling :(

I own a 1995 BMW 540i in good condition (about 130000 miles), new brakes, tires, clutch, flywheel, front springs and control arms, as well as the drive line have all been replaced. The only problem is that the engine hasn't been turned on for about three months and the battery might be dead. I was wondering what would be a good asking price since I am planning to sell it?

I would appreciate it very much.

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Old 12-10-2012, 09:45 PM
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Wow a six-speed! Too bad you're selling it, they are great cars. You need to get a battery,will it start? It will help you to show the car with a running engine. We need to see some pictures.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:59 PM
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hey

If you go on my profile I have a few pictures in the album you can check it out. I am not in California anymore so I can't make a video and the person that was supposed to start the car every now and take care of it can't do it anymore. The battery was brand new when I left but I am not exactly sure what condition it is in at this moment. I mean if I find a serious buyer I would gladly fly down and change the battery if need be, that would be a minor fix. For now I'm just wondering about a price...

I've been thinking about selling the car for two months now and after this happened I decided I really need to sell the car to someone that will be able to take care of it and enjoy it as much as I did.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:12 PM
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$3500-4500 That's a nice car wish I lived in California still...
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:26 PM
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I was thinking about 4500 as well. I hate that I have to sell it especially after replacing about half the car (you know what I mean you own one as well ) but unless I find a cheaper way of getting it into Canada soon this would be my only choice.

Thanks for your input!
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:33 PM
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Re: Planning on selling :(

Just an update, Im not selling it anymore lol. Things have worked out and Im bringing it over to me in a week or two, sooo excited, already got my tool set laid out
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:55 PM
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Glad you changed your mind, the hangover is over. Get the car running, go for a long drive, come back, and then ask yourself what you were thinking when you pondered selling the car ? Few cars can beat the elegant musculature of an E34, and a 540i is, well , an awesome ride as Andy pointed out. You could even consider boosting your ride, Costa recently bought one for himself and we've not seen much of him here ever since, he's having too much fun with the car.
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:19 PM
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Re: Planning on selling :(

I couldn't let it go, too unique of a car to just sell Didn't know what I was thinking...
As for now its gonna be just minor fixes here and there as well as maintenance until I get better then I will start thinking about performance upgrades lol.
Eventually way down the road (hopefully not too far down haha) I want to rebuild install a supercharger
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:34 PM
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Old 09-06-2013, 10:14 PM
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I have great news... Its here!!! Picture doesn't do it justice I was surprised to see it in the shape it is in
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Old 09-07-2013, 06:17 PM
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Re: Planning on selling :(

Now onward to maintenance
Any tips on what to look at other than the fluid changes and tire pressure etc.? It drives great but I still want to make sure it is going to be like that for a while.

In the first post you can see what has been replaced/fixed on the car, other than that it is stock.

Any help is appreciated!


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