2001 E39 BMW 530i Sport Automatic Saloon
Topaz blue, petrol, straight 6 cylinder 3ltr 230 bhp
Powerful, fast & fun 4 door family saloon
Owned the Beemer for just over 2 years
I have lovingly restored and maintained it. For my first Beemer it has done me proud and I have kept it in good mechanical order, I will be very sad to see it go. For a 17 year old car it is not in ‘show room’ condition but I think has aged pretty well.
Mileage on the clock is almost 159,500 but I was told when I bought it that it had the cluster unit replaced at some point in it's life, so actual mileage is approx. 50,000 miles more. Feel free to check on the MOT history, however it still pulls like a train and still feels solid with a good powerful engine and smooth gearbox whether you use in auto or select the gears.
Age related marks on the bodywork, stone chips, mainly on the bonnet which I went over with some touch up paint after I bought it.
Rust is starting to get into the rear arches - Common problem with Beemers of this age. Also a couple of small rust patches just above the rear bumper below boot lid (See photos) and a slight dent in O/S front wheel arch
Alloys could benefit from a refurb, but otherwise in good condtion and they still make the car look AWESOME!!
We have had an occasional power drain, but if you're using it everyday or every few days, then there isn't a problem at all. It'll start every time.
We have changed a few things regarding the drain but the hedgehog (FSU) is the last thing that could do with being changed – a very common E39 problem and not an expensive fix. About £50 for the part.
MOT'd until September 25th 2018
Comes with all receipts of any work I have had done, or parts bought.
I did a HPI check when I bought the car, it was clear but you are more than welcome to do your own check.
V5 logbook present
Full leather interior, sports seats with blue piping – Mainly in good condition apart from a some small tears in the side bolster of the drivers seat from wear. (See photos)
Here is a list of work I have had done over the last couple of years –
Aircon Re Gassed ( Heaven in the Summer! )
N/S track rod end
Front disks & pads & O/S Front calliper / A few brake hoses, plus Rear brake pads changed for last MOT.
Replaced fuel pump
Replaced starter motor
Fairly recently changed both the rear tyres
New coil springs ( O/S/F + N/S/R)
Recently changed the fuel filter
Medium tinted windows in all of the rear windows
Angel Eye headlamps professionally cleaned.
Brand new front bumper (Bumper was accidentally damaged during the last work done, so it was replaced)
Also comes with a few useful spares including new fog light surrounds (sprayed Topaz Blue to match the bumper). Plus a Haynes manual.
I would have carried on tidying it up and doing all of the jobs that needed doing, changing the FSU, etc... if I was keeping it but I had the chance of getting the car I always wanted, so unfortunately the Beemer has to go.
The car is SOLD AS SEEN.
It is currently SORN, so no test drives, but I have regularly started and moved the car about on the driveway.
CASH on collection only.
No time wasters or tyre kickers
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