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I really really don't want to do it, but I must put my car up for sale. I've put over $10,000 into modifications and improvements. Here are the details....

1997 BMW 540i
90,xxx miles
4.4L V8
Sport Package
6 speed manual
Jet Black / Black leather
Moon Roof
Heated Seats / Heated Steering wheel
Power everything
AM/FM/Cassette/6 CD changer
Fold down rear seats

MODIFICATOINS:
19" AC Schnitzer Type III wheels (19x8.5 19x9.5)
Dunlop SP 9000 tires
H&R Sport springs
Koni Adjustable shocks
BenFer Performance CAI
Eisenmann Race Exhaust
( vid: http://www.dinan540.com/VIDS/540i6_Eisenmann.mov )
Supersprint straight pipe
Understeer.com short shifter
CDV modification
M5 front and rear bumpers
M5 trunklid spoiler
M5 grills
Euro spec angel eye headlights
clear turnsignals/sidemarkers
Hardwired audio aux input (used for iPod)
painted interior trim
M illuminated shift knob

I had the car on a dyno last fall and it put out 282HP / 306 lb/ft of torque to the wheels (approx 324HP at the engine - stock 282HP at the engine). Since then I've added the exhaust system so it should be pushing more now. I just had cooling system work done two months ago (replaced valley pan) and had the intake manifold gasket and valve cover gaskets replaced at the same time. The radiator is less than 1 year old. The car looks and drives amazing... I absoloutly love this car and hate to let her go. I'm asking $22,000 for her. If you would like any additional pictures please don't hesitate to ask. My e-mail address is [email protected] . I am moving to SoCal in one month so I need to sell her quick.



 

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DAMN!!! :yikes: Another filthy 5 for sale- great job on the mods! I wish I could buy it, but I'm buying a new house. Good luck on the sale- you might consider shipping it here (SoCAl) when you move cause I'm sure you'de have no problem selling it.
 

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Two comments:

-For how clean the exterior is, the interior is truly filthy. It doesn't just look like it's dirty since the last wash. It looks like it hasn't been cleaned in years.

-Why the 4-spoke steering wheel? Is it really a sport package car? And with all the money you spent on mods, I'm surprising you didn't swap that ugly thing out.

Otherwise the car is gorgeous. Good luck selling it.
 

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VinceS said:
Two comments:

-For how clean the exterior is, the interior is truly filthy. It doesn't just look like it's dirty since the last wash. It looks like it hasn't been cleaned in years.

-Why the 4-spoke steering wheel? Is it really a sport package car? And with all the money you spent on mods, I'm surprising you didn't swap that ugly thing out.

Otherwise the car is gorgeous. Good luck selling it.
Wow... truly filthy? I don't think so... the interior is perfect, look at the pictures below. I had my wintertime rubber floor mats in when that shot was taken... you know, to keep the carpet CLEAN! The "ugly" steering wheel is heated... where as the uh, non ugly?? m three spoke unit is not. The car IS a sport package, seeing as it is a '97 (first year) it does not include the shadowline window trim or the m steering wheel... thanks for the compliments... I guess.

BTW, the car is still for sale for $20,900 and is now located in Irvine, CA... with me.





 

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Dude eBay

Dude why dont you put that beauty on ebay, I have sold quite a few of the and I really think you can get more tan $22K. I can put it on there for you, I have 2 other cars on there now. My eBay handle name is bigpauly55 and the store name is AUTOBUFF-CHICAGO. CHECK IT OUT
 

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Bigpauly52 said:
Dude why dont you put that beauty on ebay, I have sold quite a few of the and I really think you can get more tan $22K. I can put it on there for you, I have 2 other cars on there now. My eBay handle name is bigpauly55 and the store name is AUTOBUFF-CHICAGO. CHECK IT OUT
Thanks, but I had it on eBay some time ago and it did not reach my reserve. I have begun parting it out, so I will probably relist it next week with the reserve of $17k, which doesn't include the wheels, bumpers or exhaust.
 

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Thanks, but I had it on eBay some time ago and it did not reach my reserve. I have begun parting it out, so I will probably relist it next week with the reserve of $17k, which doesn't include the wheels, bumpers or exhaust.
Good luck! I got my 2000 540i 6 speed off of eBay for $16995 and it is a CPO with a warranty through next year.
 

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Maxpower6733 said:
Wow... truly filthy? I don't think so... the interior is perfect, look at the pictures below. I had my wintertime rubber floor mats in when that shot was taken... you know, to keep the carpet CLEAN! The "ugly" steering wheel is heated... where as the uh, non ugly?? m three spoke unit is not. The car IS a sport package, seeing as it is a '97 (first year) it does not include the shadowline window trim or the m steering wheel... thanks for the compliments... I guess.

BTW, the car is still for sale for $20,900 and is now located in Irvine, CA... with me.
Look at the pictures in post #2. So you cleaned it up. But especially the way the dirt on the armrerst in the interior door pic is only past where one's arm would brush it off implies to me that it was that dirty for a long time.

 
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