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Beej160
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:35 am    Post subject: Goodbye 996 C4S, hello E34 M5 3.6! Reply with quote

Hi folks

As you may know, I sold my lovely C4S a few weeks ago
http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=125363

I've now bought into the M legend and plumped for this car, sold by a fellow member of the 5-series forum. I think many of you will appreciate a thread like this one which made my mind up very quickly!

http://forum.bmw5.co.uk/topic/106276-new-owner-36-m5/

The interior needs a tiny bit of TLC and there's a couple of very minor electrical gremlins otherwise, a beautiful classic rescued lovingly!
Very poor with pics at the mo but check the pics in the thread.

Enjoy!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not a fan of the cars but I'm a fan of someone putting that much effort in.

Are you Kobyashi on that thread? Did you buy it with the blown engine or with the new one fitted?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, I'm Beej4 on that forum.

I bought this car after all works were done on the thread.

Like you, I appreciated the restoration.

Plus it had an interesting first owner, David Glimour,
Lead guitarist of Pink Floyd.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a fantastic BMW...love it...
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blimey that was a labour of love... you got a good one there!

Anything else needed on it?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys!

Like I mentioned, the interior could do with a little tlc, leather restoration.
A couple of electrical things like the wing mirrors not responding and interior light not working. The ac needs refitting but he gave me all the OEM BMW parts for that plus the sunroof gasket has collapsed a little and needs replacing but again, he's given me the OEM gasket.

I also have the original exhaust and original rear SLS suspension. Nothing wrong with these items, he just wanted to fit his own stuff as you can see in the thread.

Other than that, engine, bodywork, gearbox, suspension and a myriad of other things were replaced/rebuilt through his ownership.

Comparing it to my old C4S, it's slower and less agile but is surprisingly good through twisty roads, considering the size of the beast but I put that down to the M division, even back then. Porsche is very special and always will be to me and this feels pretty ancient compared to that but believe me folks when I say that the M5 feels so well put together, tank-like in the way everything shuts with that feeling of quality throughout. No squeaks, rattles, nothing.

The engine I've read is pretty much bullet-proof, especially so after the rebuild mentioned in the thread. All in all, previous owner said I don't really need to spend that much to get it to look even better.

An example of the spend involved here, he said when he had the car resprayed, he bought virtually all new rubbers and gasket trims for the bodywork costing more than 3.5K! It shows!

Aiming to get some pics up here as soon as I can.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolutely terrible pics but this weather is not allowing me to take anything decent!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool car Beej! I'm loving that. Enjoy!

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Robertb
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The interior looks in decent nick in those pics... nothing that some careful cleaning and leather deep clean/conditioning wouldn't improve.

You can get some great colour washes which would fill the cracks on the drivers seat... there is a leather care expert (a lady if memory serves, have a search) on here somewhere who will help.

Such a good looking car, favourite 5 series.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Mark, Robert.

The leather care expert would be useful. It's mainly the driver's seat that needs extra renovation but there's also a tiny split in the rear centre back rest, probably due to sunlight over time.

Any recommendations for a good leather seat restorer would be handy!

Cheers
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

love it, congrats!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats on the purchase. The s38b36 engine is a peach and really comes on song above 5k. Thumb

I'm also an e34 owner, one in resto/upgrade and a low miles 535i Sport Manual and can relate to their tank like build and all-round capability. Great cars which are still undervalued IMO.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Badlands, Cableguy.

CB, we've already exchanged comments on the 5-series board so I feel I know you a little already!

If it was possible to keep both the C4S and the M5, I would have but needs must, my son's car really needed an update so with the sale of the C4S, it almost covers the cost of the M5 and his new car.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LTT Leather Care

Thread:

http://www.911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=113300&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

User: JudyB

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love the old skool german cars, lovely colour combo. I just sold an E39 M5 to buy my 996C4S.

You'll miss the Porker, good luck with the restoration Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beej - that looks well fookin-mean m8.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HSC911 wrote:
LTT Leather Care

Thread:

http://www.911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=113300&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

User: JudyB

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Cheers, that's the one I was thinking of...
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HCS911 - thanks for the link.

Osh and Toddy, kindred spirits, we do love German build quality and I can certainly vouch for the shutting 'thunk' of all the openings to this car!
The previous owner stuck this Eisenmann exhaust on recently before selling but it's too loud for my old git ears! I do have the original so I may stick that back on. Let's see how long I can live with it before the neighbours start milling around with pitchforks and torches Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cannot believe the guy sold that M5 after putting so much into it. Good news for you (and the car, though). Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks EGTE, I do hope my fairly smug grin is not wiped off any time soon!
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